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Sunday, December 12, 2010

The good news is...

... In an effort to make myself feel a little better about my dreaded finals, I predicted some worst-case scenario grades based on what I think could actually happen in my courses, and it looks like if I get an A, three Cs, and a D, I will still be above the GPA required to keep my scholarship. Phew!

Now, obviously I do not want to get Cs or Ds. But knowing that I can and that it will be ok makes me feel a little better. Of course, scholarship or no, I'd still have to explain such craptacular grades to a hiring attorney. So obviously, that is not what I'm shooting for, but with 3 closed book exams, and 2 of those being particularly difficult subjects, I would not be surprised to pull such atrocious grades this time around.

I have already taken one exam last Thursday. It was copyright history, and I honestly didn't know what to expect out of the exam, since it was not going to be your standard law school issue-spotter exam. After taking it, I have no idea how I did, either. All I know is the curve is set at B+ because it's a seminar course, so I decided to round down and allow myself a C in my estimation of that course. I actually think a B is not uncalled for, but I can never tell.

Monday I am taking two more exams: Entertainment and IP. The IP exam is only a 1-hour multiple choice because I have been writing papers all semester to account for the rest of my grade. Based on how those papers have been scoring, I am predicting an A in that class, although I could also see it being an A-.  For entertainment, I have spent the last two days distilling 63 pages of 10-point font notes into a 10-page skeletal outline of entertainment law principles, and I will spend tomorrow trying to commit that stuff to memory, because the exam is closed book. I am estimating a C for entertainment, but it could very well be higher. I actually have no idea what to expect since my prof does not release any past exams for practice purposes. On Monday I will wake up at the crack of 10:30 (early for me right now), have some brekky, get myself to school by 12:40, take entertainment exam from 1:00-4:00, eat lunch at the cafeteria and rest my mind, then take IP from 6:00-7:00.

The three days after that will be spent trying to learn as much about administrative law as possible. I'm worried about that class because there is a lot to it and it's closed book, but I am not so worried because it is a multiple choice exam (albeit 3 hours worth). Friday I will take that exam and just pray that the fact that about 80 people are in that class will mean that I am probably average enough to get a B (but in my estimation, I am allowing for a C).

Then I will have three more days to try to get as much of the UCC into my head as possible for my final exam in sales contracts. That's the class I am estimating a D in. In fact, if ever there was to be a class that I would fail in law school, this would probably be it. In all honesty, I would be happy with a C in sales, which is why I am estimating a D. It's not going to be a pretty exam, not at all. It is mostly what keeps me up at night.

Eleven more hellacious days to go.

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heidikins said...

Gah, that just sounds...well...miserable. Hang in there!


twogirlsandaroad said...

Alot of people are rooting for you!

heidikins said...

Gah, that just sounds...well...miserable. Hang in there!


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