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First Year of Law School in the Books!

My first year at LSU Law is in the history book.  My first semester GPA was 3.5, second semester was 3.756 and cumulative is 3.628.  Best grades: 2nd semester Legal Writing (4.0) and Constitutional Law I (4.0). Worst grades: Torts (3.1), Civil Procedure II (3.4) and Legal Traditions (3.4).  I was in the top 10% of my first semester class; but for the entire year, top 4%–ninth in my class of 229.

All-in-all, I had a great year.  I learned a lot of interesting stuff and worked my behind off.  Law school is to college as college is to kindergarten.  Be prepared to spend outrageous amounts of time reading, studying and writing.

Final Grades are In, Graduation Imminent

The Spring 2009 Semester at McNeese State University is over and my final grades are in.

Spring 2009 Grades

This Saturday I will graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with an overall GPA of 3.70 (my GPA for the three years full-time study at McNeese State University is 4.0).

All I want to say is “Thank you and praise God!”

This August will find me at Louisiana State University’s Hebert School of Law, as a miserable first year law student.

11 Chapters in One Week

Well, it’s the end of the fall semester and we have just run out of time in two of my finance classes (Intermediate Finance and Investment Management, same professor). Unfortunately for us, the professor intends to complete the syllabus regardless of the time remaining. Which means we have six chapters to learn for the final in one class and five in the other. Technically we’ve had two weeks to do this, but last week was Thanksgiving week and who buries themselves in homework when on vacation?

Well, I did. I’m about 70% done with the studying as of now. The first test is this Saturday and the second is on next Tuesday (a week from tomorrow). Actually, I do not need to make good grades on the finals in order to pull A’s in those classes. My average in the classes is high enough to where I only need about 49% or higher on the finals in order to make an A in each class. However, I am just not wired that way. Not only do I intend to try my best on those tests just for the sake of pride, but I actually want to learn the material. Who knows when the Black-Scholes theory of option pricing will come in handy? Who can say when I will need to calculate a stock’s beta with a financial calculator (not a trivial task for the mathematically challenged)?

To all other students out there, good luck with your studies!

Semester Grades are In

I’ve been posting my grades from McNeese State University here on, so my friends can follow my academic career. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Here are the latest grades:

Grades, Spring of 2008

I have two semesters left.  Here’s a link to my university web page.

Last semester, I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for accredited business schools. Hopefully, if I can maintain my A-average, I will graduate magna cum laude. My cumulative grade point average is 3.61. My average since starting at McNeese in 2006 is 4.00.