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Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?

Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« on: January 09, 2009, 12:10:40 AM »
Just curious. 

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Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 06:57:13 AM »
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Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 08:18:19 AM »
I didn't have any expectations since I had no real datapoints to go by.

Just hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 08:22:25 AM »
Much better than I deserved so far.  We'll see how the rest turn out. 

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Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 08:22:42 AM »
At least mentally prepare yourself to start looking at non-legal careers.

But it doesn't hurt to dream about that SCOTUS clerkship either.

Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 10:45:48 AM »
I didn't have any expectations since I had no real datapoints to go by.

Just hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

So . . . I should be looking for non-legal jobs for when I drop out? 

I totally did this.

Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 11:06:47 AM »
What about the OP?  I'll bet he started this thread because he was pleasantly surprised.

We don't get ours for a few more weeks.  That way, all of the checks for spring tuition have cleared by the time the grades are reported.

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Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 11:36:53 AM »
I'm totally behind on the 1L summer job thing.  I don't think I have time to look for a job in another field right now.

I think if I need to drop out I'll just start a rock band.

What about the OP?  I'll bet he started this thread because he was pleasantly surprised.

We don't get ours for a few more weeks.  That way, all of the checks for spring tuition have cleared by the time the grades are reported.

OP doesn't have grades yet.

The bolded certainly did not escape my notice, and it consistently makes me angry.


My school did this 1L, too, and I was upset at the time as well. On balance, though, it makes good sense; dropping out because of a bad first semester is really not worthwhile. People rebound second semester all the time, and--depending on the circumstances--you'll often be in far better shape with the ("bad" grades) JD than without it.

Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2009, 11:39:05 AM »
That was true in a good economy for most law schools.  I'm not entirely convinced it will be as true now.

Re: Grades: Better or Worse Than You Expected?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 01:03:20 PM »
got one really-awesome-had-to-blink-my-eyes-and-check-the-screen-three-more-times grade and one very meh grade. still waiting on the last one and just hoping to escape the trifecta of emotions by avoiding some kind of really enraging grade.

I felt pretty good about the exam that I got the awesome grade on and pretty crappy about the exam I got the meh grade on. So seemingly there is some correlation, at least for me.