The last 1L grade has come in, so as far as I'm concerned, 1L year is now officially over! Huzzahs are in order.
Best grade: Civil Procedure I, Buss. The was also the first grade I got. It was all downhill from there. But it was a nice confidence booster to start the year.
Worst Grade: Criminal Law, McAdams. This was the last grade I got (see above about the downhill slope). It was also the exam I felt I did the best on. Go figure. In fact, my spring term grades had a complete inverse correlation to how well I thought I knew the material. That will teach me to rely on book learnin'.
Most average grade: Property, Helmholz & Leiter, Jurisprudence II (tie). These were the grades closest to my overall GPA. As befits their average status, I did better than expected on one (Property) and worse in the other (Jurisprudence).
Biggest upset victory: Contracts, Bernstein & Baird. Tied for the second best grade I received all year, and there was never a day where I felt I understood a word of it. Life is weird sometimes.
Now to await the results of the law review competition. I'm feeling good about it, but I remember the last time I felt good about something in law school (namely, my criminal law exam). So, fingers crossed!