Where are my @#$%ing grades?? >:o

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Jun 7, 2010 in The 1L Life | Subscribe

Several of my classmates at NCCU Law are expecting tonight’s entry to contain remarks on race relations and my Race & the Law class. Several of my UNCASG colleagues are expecting tonight’s entry to discuss a letter I wrote to the Raleigh News & Observer on the budget cuts proposed to North Carolina’s public universities.  And several of my regular law:/dev/null readers are expecting more $$$-related tips.

Hopefully all of you will forgive me, because I need to rant briefly :mad:


Final exams for the 1L Spring semester wrapped up on May 3rd. In other words: over a month ago.

Now MDG has always been on-point with grading, so we got our CivPro grades over 2 weeks ago — making §103 the first section of 1Ls to get any grades at all. And based on what fellow bloggers have told me, taking over a month to grade 1L exams seems to be a common trait of law schools across the country so I think I’ve been fairly patient.

And even though we weren’t given any official timeline from the registrar for when our grades would show up, Professor CrimLaw provided some insight when I asked… mentioning that June 7 was the deadline for professors to submit grades, and giving us a specific date when we’d no longer be in post-1L-but-not-quite-2L limbo.

Well guess what today is…

And guess how many grades §103 are missing…

I’ll give you some hints: it’s June 7, and all of us are still missing 2-3 grades apiece :mad:

We’re apparently the only section still missing grades too, highlighted by the numerous Facebook updates from my §102 colleagues celebrating official 2L status :mad:

I love my law school. And I’m a big fan of all of my teachers.

But y’all… this is ridiculous :mad:

Some of us would like to know for sure that we’re coming back in August. Especially when some of us *cough cough* are halfway through summer session classes that won’t count if we fall below the strict-C threshold and get kicked out effective at the end of Spring semester :beatup:

Do better, professors. Do better.


Sorry to put y’all through that, I’m just mildly stressed out that 2 of my missing grades are in my 2 worst classes (Contracts and Legal Research)… and out of the grades I’ve gotten, I’m underperforming my predictions :beatup: At this point I don’t even care about my precise GPA so much as I am wondering if I’ll have to repeat anything next year.

Fingers are crossed we’ll get the rest tomorrow. And at the very least I’ll have a more upbeat blog entry ;)

Have a great night y’all! :)

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Jun 8, 2010 at 1:12 AM

That was a lot of angry red faces. Understandably so! I feel ya, I’m still waiting on 2 grades – my 4 credit corporations class (terror of my soul) and an entire year’s worth (5 credits) of Con Law (?meh?). Either one could singlehandedly inject life or death into my GPA. Combined?

::pause while I freak out::

Still, we have very precise timelines so I know that the earliest I’ll see them is Friday, probably next Monday. Doesn’t keep me from checking the “secret” unofficial registrar transcripts online, hoping they were posted early.

Jun 8, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Fingers crossed!!

And about those two classes – I’ve seen it happen all the time that the classes law students think they did the worst in, they actually end up doing the best in. :) Chin up! Positive thoughts! Fingers still crossed!

Also, I am not brave enough to check my grades. :-| I think I’ll just ignore them for a while and be, you know, happy.

Jun 10, 2010 at 2:51 AM

@Amanda: I hope they turn out well!! :D

@Huma: I’m actually pretty good at the whole “ignore it and be happy” thing with grades… until everyone starts freaking out, then I succumb to the peer pressure :beatup:


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