Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Grades are out!

Second semester has officially started and I have 2 of my 3 grades, and one “credit” in a credit/no credit class. Suffice it to say that I’m not where I would most like to be, but I did OK anyway. My partner thinks I even did quite well. I am apparently an “average law student.” How about that? I, like most law students, have never been average before, but hey, put us in a room full of over-achievers and suddenly the standard is very different. It’s OK though. I have to admit, I agree that my knowledge of the subjects was not exceptional and I did not earn an “A’s.” Considering my full-time work status, my wife and kids, the small amount of time I can actually devote to studying, “average” is not so bad. I am hopeful I can occasionally rise to the top in a subject, but if I can maintain “average” status and not fall below, I will be happy. It’s like the old joke goes...

“What do they call a guy who graduates at the bottom of his medical school class?”

“Doctor.”

Chances are, most of us are going to come out of this experience and end up as gainfully employed attorneys, if that is what we choose, so, no worries. Not yet.

Happy Second Semester, my fellow 1Ls.

7 comments:

Casey said...

Ummm...if someone asked me what "average" meant for grades I woul say "C". You did better than that. Please give yourself proper credit. I, for one, am VERY proud of you. I know I couldn't have pulled it off with all the other responsibilities AND on such a small amount of sleep.

Be proud!

Lynn said...

Please listen to Casey. I assumed "average" was a C...but she said better than that. B's on your schedule are exceptional. Congrats are flying your way from Rockford. You go Girl! Enjoy your new classes and try to get more sleep.
Love,
Lynn and Di

Declan's Mom said...

I agree. Give yourself due credit!! You have sooo much on your plate. Congrats! Feels really good to have that first quarter behind your doesn't it? When I hit that point, I was thinking "wow, I'm really doing this. I'm on my way"

LawSchool Mama said...

Thank you so much to all 4 of you for your support and encouragement! Yes, average for law students seem to be "B", but hey, I guess that is not so bad, considering the whole of my life. At least I am in law school and doing better than "just barely passing." Thank you, my friends!
-D

LawSchool Mama said...

Thank you so much to all 4 of you for your support and encouragement! Yes, average for law students seem to be "B", but hey, I guess that is not so bad, considering the whole of my life. At least I am in law school and doing better than "just barely passing." Thank you, my friends!
-D

Sonya said...

Congrats on your grades! Sounds like you have something to be very proud about!

Mieke said...

Are you going part-time? When do you study? What's your schedule like?