Im a third year at a T2 school. So far I have matched As with Cs and B+s with C+s to have just over a 3 point. This semester, I decided to really get after it and challenge myself. I took 16 very challenging credits, with 5 in class and curved exams. I also worked 2 jobs throughout the semester. As the semester neared finals, I knew I was really going to have to kick it into high gear. That's what I did. I stayed pretty calm and executed meticulously. Everything seemingly went amazing. I felt so good that I have just put in so many 16 hour days and every exam was possibly A work. It was the hardest I have worked in law school, and the first time Ive finished finals with a positive feeling of how I did.
First Grade IN: Estate and Gift Tax - C+ 2.5 - This exam was very difficult. Possibly the hardest exam I have taken in law school and it was only 50 MC. It took my a full 3 hours to take it. He then fead it trough the machine and gave me the disappointing grade I deserved.
Next Grade IN: Business Enterprise Tax - A 4.0 - This exam was a total beast. I spent days going through the code sections and,annotating them. The test itself was 45 MC (the 6or 7 answer kind) and then 4 30-50min essays. It was so hard, but that A means a lot to me. Many say it is the hardest class at law school so it was a minor triumph.
Next Grade IN: International Law - C 2.0 - This one almost gave me a f-ing heart attack. It was supposed to be my easiest class "oh he doesnt give Cs in there" I did the reading, participated, studied a lot, and then took his super subjective 3 essay final exam. Spent 3 hours writing about traty obligations, torture, the environment, and left knowing I had just ripped an A or maybe a B+. No idea whats going on with this one. Im gonna have to dispute it.
Ethics IN: C+ 2.5 - Another god old C+. I thought I dominated this exam also. Another purely inexplainable grade.
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So I get a terrible schedule of 5 exams in 7 gays. I make the best out of it, study my ass off, go into every test feeling good, leave feeling good. Then I get kicked in the crotch from the grades. 4 pointing hard hard classes and 2 pointing easy ones.
Law school is so lame. I want to do an LLM really badly in tax or corporate and I keep running through these dumb classes that I should be smoking and leave with mediocre grades. Now I hope to God this last semester didnt pull the ru under from my llm plans.