And for those of you haters with negative comments, please keep them to yourselves. I am already suicidal and you might push me over the edge and then you would have my blood on your hands.
I need some help/advice....I am 27 and just finished 1L. I was not on academic probation after first semester (although law school kind of kicked my ass and knocked me off my elitist educational pedestal a little bit- 2.2). Second semester grades started rolling in and things were looking about the same... pretty average. And then I got a D in class. My overall cumulative was now a 1.97. I need a 2.0 for good academic standing. I already wrote my petition for readmission and the dean asked me to identify why my performance was so poor. And I honestly couldn't answered because all I do is study. I seriously have no life. And the kicker is that since I was on good academic standing for the first semester, I was allowed to enroll in summer classes (which I am currently taking) and even if my grades in those courses pull me above a 2.0, I still might not get readmitted. Anyone have any stats on how readmission panels usually rule and also has anyone ever contested a grade. I want to contest the grade; however, I am worried about jeopardizing the relationship with that professor if I am readmitted and have to take future classes with him.Law school is a female dog.... I have two Masters Degrees (with honors) and now I just feel like an idiot. It's weird to experience school from the bottom of the class.Anyways, any help/advice/consolation will be appreciated.And for those of you haters with negative comments, please keep them to yourselves. I am already suicidal and you might push me over the edge and then you would have my blood on your hands.Thanks!J
I was under the impression that I had a semester to pull it up. But the school is saying that since I was below a 2.0 by the end of the year, that I am out. Yet, they are still letting me take the classes I am currently enrolled in.I talked to the "Professor of Doom" who gave me the grade that tanked me and he told me that he could tell I knew the stuff, I just didn't get it down on paper. When I submitted my petition, I submitted a copy of my 42 page outline for the course and a note for the review committee to review the grade. Don't know what is going to happen yet. They told I will not know until the end of July. In the meantime, I live on campus, so if I am not currently a student, I am kind of worried about getting "evicted" from campus housing. Only working 15 hours a week because of school rules and so I was primarily relying on financial aid. Things are just really bad....I don't really know what I was looking for by posting here. Just needed to vent. I feel really alone right now because I am too embarrassed to tell any of my friends or classmates. My parents are tired of listening to me gripe and told me that they don't have enough energy to give me emotional support. And to make matters even worse, the day I found out, I was supposed to go to a meeting at work. I called my boss sobbing and said I couldn't make the meeting and now he is threatening to fire me because I won't tell him what happened. I don't want to have to justify my absence from the meeting (which was really just a dumb "pep rally" kind of thing) and I don't feel that it is any of his business but since I might be needing money for a place to live/move/food/etc., I almost feel compelled to tell him. I am extremely depressed and stressed over this.And the reason I am going for the JD was because my MA in Education and my MBA weren't really helping me in the current job market. Ah, crap.... maybe I should have just gone to Med School! Ugh.