Quote from: unlvcrjchick on January 15, 2006, 11:21:47 AMI feel bad for those who try desperately to stay in law school but fail. However, I can't help but wonder: how the hell is it possible to get under a 2.0 in law school? By being in law school. The strict curve mandates this.
I feel bad for those who try desperately to stay in law school but fail. However, I can't help but wonder: how the hell is it possible to get under a 2.0 in law school?
unlvcrjchick, I don't understand how you find it hard that a person can fail at something. You must be young with hardly any life experiences or just a d**mn idiot. Even if a person tries at something as hard as they can, there's always a possibility that they will not succeed. If a person trains hard for a marathon, there's still a chance he may not finish. If a person tries hard to complete a work project, he may not complete it. As goes with law school or any other school. Hard work doesn't necessarily equal success.
Cheap shot, cheap shot. Seems to me that you're the idiot for resorting to such ad-hominem tactics. And, isn't resorting to such ridiculous tactics the sign of one who lacks life experience?Yes, I am young (I'll be 25 this month)...so does that automatically make me (and most of the people on this board, for that matter, since most law students are not old and decrepit) an idiot? I'll tell you, I may be young, but I've been through enough BS in my life to be able to write an anthology on how to survive normal, everyday life. And I happen to go to law school, work a full-time stressful job, AND take care of a sick relative. So, you're the idiot for judging someone you've never even met. Also, I'm betting that you're the one who lowered my reputation score (ooh, how awful, this is a blow from which I may never recover). If it took you this long (I'm assuming longer than 25 years) to develop such reasoning skills and maturity, then you're way behind me in this regard.Yes, I find it absolutely mind-boggling that someone who tries his or her d**mndest can fail while someone like myself, who hardly did *&^%, can succeed. One would think that if one has passion for something, that person should at LEAST obtain a D grade! I would be the first to agree with you on the obvious truism you condescendingly articulated (namely that"hard work doesn't necessarily equal success"). However, would you mind telling me how someone can make the Dean's List without even trying? That was all I asked earlier, and you automatically resorted to name-calling. Furthermore, how do you define success in the first place? Is success making the top 1/3rd of your class, or does it equate to just passing by the skin of your teeth? I was talking about FAILING out of law school, namely how is it possible for one to put in innumerable study hours only to get kicked out of law school? Correct me if I'm wrong, but most law schools will NOT kick you out unless you score under a 2.5 or 2.0 GPA. True, there are some Tier 1 schools that will kick a certain percentage of the class out, but those schools are the vast minority (I attend a Tier 1 school, and one will not be kicked out unless that person scores under a 2.0 GPA for 2 consecutive semesters) If you can't earn this bare-minimum GPA, then chances are that you don't BELONG in law school and I sure as hell wouldn't want to see you representing real-life people with real-life significant problems.In conclusion, I certainly hope you don't become a lawyer, for it is obvious to me that you would rely upon personal attacks ("ooh, my opposing counsel is a jerk, therefore I should win") as opposed to sound legal arguments.
If the mandatory curve exists for each class, in order for someone to be below the required OVERALL GPA, that person would have to be at the bottom of the curve for almost every class, correct?Just trying to understand it all.