NYU Law Class of 2011

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zeezoo
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:42 am

I heard we will get an email about flag football next week

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underdawg
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:27 am

burger king university!!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:04 pm

I think that is where prettypithy ended up attending

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:21 am

:shock:

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:34 pm

underdawg needs some nicorette gum!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:19 pm

I just read that Epstein moved from U of C to NYU recently. Do any of yall have him?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby edcrane » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:33 pm

I think he's just a visiting professor (he'll be spending the spring @ UC I believe).

Our section doesn't have him, but I've heard he's a dick WRT the socratic method.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:40 pm

yea apparently he is the biggest douche of all the 1L profs (Miller is a douche, but sort of comical so its fine)

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:58 pm

espstein makes fun of people's clothes :?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:12 pm

well, thats better than our gunner who made fun of peoples buttoning top button choices.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby kritiosboy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:00 pm

What's NYU's dean of admissions's name?

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neskerdoo
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:03 pm

are you going to stalk him? You're off to a pathetic start...

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby kritiosboy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:29 pm

No, I don't want to stalk anyone. I visited NYU last Friday and a man named Michael Rojas (I think, its something like that) gave a presentation. He didn't say what his position was within the admissions department but he spoke with authority on what they want to see in applications. I want to cite his name and title in an e-mail request for a fee waiver. Any help would be appreciated, NYU-er's.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby mmg3327 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:06 pm

You're thinking of Michael Ramos, Associate Director of Admissions

Michelle Adorno is the Director of Admissions

Good luck! Three weeks in, I love this school.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby cup » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:03 pm

zeezoo wrote:yea apparently he is the biggest douche of all the 1L profs (Miller is a douche, but sort of comical so its fine)


Epstein is great, his methodology seems to be immersion via socratic method, and it is scary for sure, but he means well. He has a good attitude and seems to care about us learning his legal theory of torts by all means necessary. He hates on the negligence system incessantly. I have seen a pretty good sampling of douches so far this year, but Epstein is not one of them.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby abacab44 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:46 am

zeezoo wrote:yea apparently he is the biggest douche of all the 1L profs (Miller is a douche, but sort of comical so its fine)


Actually, i dont think Miller is THAT bad...i was kinda expecting worse. Hes very funny i think lol. Then again i havent been called on yet...so this may be coloring my ideas

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:53 pm

I HATE TORTS

i like contracts and civpro and am ambivalent about lawyering

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:24 am

torts is pretty boring, not sure why it gives corsair a boner.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby edcrane » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:44 pm

I think torts is probably the easiest class. If the sample problem that was given was indicative of the kind of stuff we'll encounter on the exam, I would expect a fair number of people to pickup 80-90% of available points on the it--contrast this to McKenzie's exam last year where the best paper only got 66% of the available points. Of course the fact that everything is curved suggests that studying for procedure might have a higher return.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:06 pm

how did everyone do in their shakedown of local businesses all in the name of public interest?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby edcrane » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:45 pm

underdawg wrote:how did everyone do in their shakedown of local businesses all in the name of public interest?


The shop owners were generally nice though we did get some flack for being from a law school rather than an authentically needy UG. All said, it was a pretty pointless exercise. We wasted 3 hours to procure at best $150 worth of merchandise--I would have preferred to donate $40 to the school out of pocket.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:50 pm

i think it's more of a rite of passage

i got one lecture on the economy

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:10 am

i got nothing.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby edcrane » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:16 pm

Email today said the admin is looking at a new curve to bring the school in line with its peers. In addition, they're considering adding A+ to the scale.

My thoughts: an upwards adjustment of the curve will provide a tiny advantage to those at the bottom of the class (I think a 3.0 looks better than a 2.9, even if its exactly the same WRT class rank), assuming we're looking at a uniform shift in the distribution. I think the addition of A+ to the scale, though it will no doubt have zero affect on me, will be a net positive for the school; judges will be able to better discern the stars in the top 5%.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:46 am

clerkships seem to be a big area of improvement for NYU, so an A+ could go a long way to helping the top students out in that area.




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