The Legal Beat
3LOL Is Not Always The Joke Everyone Says It Is
Posted on Friday May 13, 2022
The best part about being done with finals the last semester of your third year is that you never have to deal with another law school final ever again. Unless you do. Redditor u/workin9to5whatAHway started an Ask Me Anything after discovering that they failed their Introduction to MBE/MPT final:
Title pretty much sums it up. I failed a law school final in the last semester of 3L.
This was not just any final… this was the FINAL final that was between me and graduating. I hate my life
I really think it cant get worse so pls ama
The good news is that not all hope is lost. The student will be allowed to retake the course during the summer free of charge. Given that they were only six multiple choice answers shy of passing, I am hopeful for their getting it done this time. Reminder to the 2Ls — yes, Cs get degrees, but don’t forget you still have to earn those!
And even if you did laugh your way though 3L, don’t get punchlined by the bar exam! The scores have been on the decline, after all.
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