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1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:02 pm
by johnnysacks
Law students gtfih.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:26 pm
by basketofbread
How does everyone think they did?

Feeling terrible because I made a fucking ridiculously stupid mistake on one question of my 12 short essay civ pro exam. Hoping it's possible to pull an A- given I picked up on the more subtle issues that anecdotally I know a few people missed. Hopefully the prof doesn't give me a straight zero for that question. Have no idea overall. It's a real shame. Feel like killing myself : ) torts could go either way, I worked hard for it and had comprehensive issue coverage / haven't realized that I made a catastrophic error yet.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:48 pm
by Gitaroo_Dude
Counting down the days 'til my school begins releasing grades on Jan 8.

I feel good about Torts and LRW. No idea about CivPro or Contracts; I think I did alright on both, so it'll come down to how my peers did.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:01 pm
by johnnysacks
I feel like Criminal Law was extremely straightforward. Not hard at all, a bit of a time crunch but overall all the questions were crystal clear to me. The issue with that is that everyone else probably thought so as well which makes the curve ultra tight.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:34 pm
by cavalier1138
I can already tell this is going to be great for the mental health of all the 1Ls.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:40 pm
by johnnysacks
cavalier1138 wrote:I can already tell this is going to be great for the mental health of all the 1Ls.


I'm going to stress about finals and exams. May as well do it with other 1Ls who are equally neurotic and anxious as I am.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:56 pm
by floatie
I've gotten one grade back - got an A in LRW, woo!

Now I'm looking forward to getting my hopes and dreams crushed in my other four classes...

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:03 am
by basketofbread
floatie wrote:I've gotten one grade back - got an A in LRW, woo!

Now I'm looking forward to getting my hopes and dreams crushed in my other four classes...


Nice! Graded LRW sux but sounds like you killed it. Nobody in our class (we know because the prof told us) got above an A on ANY assignment. Yet obviously someone will get an A in the class. Weird

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:07 am
by blair.waldorf
1/19. After classes start. Please kill me as I'd like to not do a week of class before knowing whether I'm dropping out or not.

I feel very good about torts, pretty good about property (i knew the subject matter so well but she threw a crazy curveball that had people crying during the exam - i was not one of the criers) and LRW, I panic attack on the reg about contracts as I ran out of time due to missing a question on the first hypo (it was one sentence on a separate page) like a moron.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:08 am
by floatie
blair.waldorf wrote: due to missing a question on the first hypo (it was one sentence on a separate page) like a moron.


OK that's just a dick move on your professor's part.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:14 am
by blair.waldorf
floatie wrote:
blair.waldorf wrote: due to missing a question on the first hypo (it was one sentence on a separate page) like a moron.


OK that's just a dick move on your professor's part.


eh he's a good guy and i could've been more careful but yeah it was annoying. I didn't see it until halfway through the second hypo and had to go back because it was worth way more than what the question I didn't quite finish was

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:29 am
by floatie
blair.waldorf wrote:eh he's a good guy and i could've been more careful but yeah it was annoying. I didn't see it until halfway through the second hypo and had to go back because it was worth way more than what the question I didn't quite finish was


I wouldn't stress about it. I misread the word count on my contracts exam (thought it was 1500 when it was really 1200) and I had to scramble to cut out 300 words, which definitely cut into my multiple choice time :/

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:47 am
by LawShopeful
Speaking of Fall grades. Did any of you have to submit them when you were applying for law school (after you already submitted your transcript/sent applications off) or did you just submit final transcripts at the end of the year after the admissions cycle and decisions were made?

My GPA dropped a little since Fall gaffes have come out. I’m not sure how much that matters since the GPA I applied with was good.

Thanks!

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:55 am
by A. Nony Mouse
LawShopeful wrote:Speaking of Fall grades. Did any of you have to submit them when you were applying for law school (after you already submitted your transcript/sent applications off) or did you just submit final transcripts at the end of the year after the admissions cycle and decisions were made?

My GPA dropped a little since Fall gaffes have come out. I’m not sure how much that matters since the GPA I applied with was good.

Thanks!

Hi - this forum is for discussion by law students only, and this question has nothing to do with the topic of the thread, so please just keep the discussion in the thread you created on the topic.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:11 am
by LawShopeful
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
LawShopeful wrote:Speaking of Fall grades. Did any of you have to submit them when you were applying for law school (after you already submitted your transcript/sent applications off) or did you just submit final transcripts at the end of the year after the admissions cycle and decisions were made?

My GPA dropped a little since Fall gaffes have come out. I’m not sure how much that matters since the GPA I applied with was good.

Thanks!

Hi - this forum is for discussion by law students only, and this question has nothing to do with the topic of the thread, so please just keep the discussion in the thread you created on the topic.


No problem! My apology’s, I just wanted an answer and I figured that those having already gotten into law school would know for sure, and since you were disscussing Fall grades of another sort I thought I’d ask. However, I don’t want to get you guys off topic & I can see you don’t intend on actually answering the question. I sure hope this isn’t the type of attitude my peers have when I begin. Happy Holiday though! I hope everything works out and your grades were good :wink:

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:00 pm
by blair.waldorf
basketofbread wrote:How does everyone think they did?

Feeling terrible because I made a fucking ridiculously stupid mistake on one question of my 12 short essay civ pro exam. Hoping it's possible to pull an A- given I picked up on the more subtle issues that anecdotally I know a few people missed. Hopefully the prof doesn't give me a straight zero for that question. Have no idea overall. It's a real shame.


i definitely feel this, but resorting to even thoughts of suicide isn't the answer. i definitely get the pressure of needing certain grades when you're dead set on a specific career goal (i had many cry sessions after exams and before over this), but it'll all be alright in the grand scheme of things. you also have another semester to kill it; anecdotal, but i know people who were below median first semester, figured out their mistakes, and were top 10% second semester.

and remember your exam doesn't have to be perfect, just better than your peers. it's definitely possible that many others missed what you did! try to stay positive (and i should take my own advice), and feel free to message me if you need to talk. i definitely understand what you're dealing with to some extent.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:32 pm
by JohnMaynardKeynes
Not sure how the wait until Jan 5 grades release will compare to the wait for LSAT results. I’m already anxious/nervous :|

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:55 pm
by mcmand
JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:Not sure how the wait until Jan 5 grades release will compare to the wait for LSAT results. I’m already anxious/nervous :|


It's the eve of Christmas Eve. Spend time with your family, friends, SO, etc. Stop thinking about grades. It's out of your control.

If you need to detach from your thoughts, try meditation, exercise, and/or video games.

This thread is really the worst. The person who made it is officially on the naughty list. Instead of coal, you can have a C in civpro, johnnysacks.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:22 pm
by JohnMaynardKeynes
mcmand wrote:
JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:Not sure how the wait until Jan 5 grades release will compare to the wait for LSAT results. I’m already anxious/nervous :|


It's the eve of Christmas Eve. Spend time with your family, friends, SO, etc. Stop thinking about grades. It's out of your control.

If you need to detach from your thoughts, try meditation, exercise, and/or video games.

This thread is really the worst. The person who made it is officially on the naughty list. Instead of coal, you can have a C in civpro, johnnysacks.


Wise advice. I have a stack of books that didn’t get touched all semester so I’m going to dive into those, all of which are entirely non law related

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:22 pm
by mcmand
JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:Wise advice. I have a stack of books that didn’t get touched all semester so I’m going to dive into those, all of which are entirely non law related


Good plan. I didn't read much in law school until 3L. Regretted it once I realized how much I missed reading things that weren't cases or the news. I ended up reading Asimov's Foundation series, which is very good.

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:00 pm
by johnnysacks
mcmand wrote:
JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:Not sure how the wait until Jan 5 grades release will compare to the wait for LSAT results. I’m already anxious/nervous :|


It's the eve of Christmas Eve. Spend time with your family, friends, SO, etc. Stop thinking about grades. It's out of your control.

If you need to detach from your thoughts, try meditation, exercise, and/or video games.

This thread is really the worst. The person who made it is officially on the naughty list. Instead of coal, you can have a C in civpro, johnnysacks.


HOOOOOOOOO!!!!

That was out of line! Don't put that evil on me mcmand. If you wanted me to commit suicide, pills are a lot easier

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:32 pm
by Legallylawyer2020
johnnysacks wrote:I feel like Criminal Law was extremely straightforward. Not hard at all, a bit of a time crunch but overall all the questions were crystal clear to me. The issue with that is that everyone else probably thought so as well which makes the curve ultra tight.


This sounds like my crim final and based on your post history you were considering my school. I wonder if we are in the same section...

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:32 pm
by johnnysacks
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:
johnnysacks wrote:I feel like Criminal Law was extremely straightforward. Not hard at all, a bit of a time crunch but overall all the questions were crystal clear to me. The issue with that is that everyone else probably thought so as well which makes the curve ultra tight.


This sounds like my crim final and based on your post history you were considering my school. I wonder if we are in the same section...


Oof! That's awkward for me lol. But yeah its possible, PM me. What do you think about the final?

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:49 pm
by NYCounsel
I can relate to the feels in this thread, OP.

Criminal Law - I walked out feeling great. Then I was shaving, a day after the exam, when I suddenly asked myself "Did I do the causation and concurrence application?" I wrote out an incredibly beautiful, complete, clear rule statement for actus reus, mens rea, causation, and concurrence. My application for actus reus and mens rea was also incredibly well done. In my rule statement I was clear that concurrence depends on AR + MR at time of matter at issue, so if I did in fact forget to do an application for concurrence, I at least hope the rule statement on concurrence + AR & MR application saves me. I also drafted it to be clear that causation existed, and there was no dispute in the fact, but I only mentioned actual and proximate causation in the rule statement and didn't apply them. So suddenly I'm wondering whether my grade will be as good as I initially felt.

I anticipate fairly great results for Contracts, Constitutional Law, etc. But only time will tell, and time.... jeez. Why must we wait so long?

Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:59 am
by johnnysacks
NYCounsel wrote:I can relate to the feels in this thread, OP.


I anticipate fairly great results for Contracts, Constitutional Law, etc. But only time will tell, and time.... jeez. Why must we wait so long?



THIS!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT!!! PLEASE GOD LET THE GRADES COME SOON AND LET ME DO WELL!!