thanks for the encouragement guys.
all my classes are like normal: one final in the fall, one final in the spring, except at UGA, the fall's finals are worth 1/3 and the spring's are worth 2/3.
but in my property class, it's a lot more like undergrad. we get a fall midterm, a fall final, and a spring midterm. 2 of those tests are worth 20% each, and you can drop the third (whichever is the lowest grade). We also get quizzes (approximately 25-30) of which only the 10 best count, and those are worth 20% of the final grade. Lastly, the spring final is worth 40% of the grade. it's pretty nice, but a bit nerve wracking since he's a super out-there prof. he's got like a PhD in math and then his JD from Stanford, so he's just super policy oriented and not much BLL.
The highest grade in the class only got 55% of the possible points on the exam...pretty brutal IMO.