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Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:53 pm
by mumbling2myself
That username/password should be in either an email from the school or your admit package. You'll get a real username/password at orientation. The fall course list won't be accessible on the admit site, btw.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:57 pm
by Corsair
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Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:58 pm
by Merrill
mumbling2myself wrote:That username/password should be in either an email from the school or your admit package. You'll get a real username/password at orientation. The fall course list won't be accessible on the admit site, btw.


Lol, yep, I just figured that out. Where is the fall course list then? I couldn't find it on the website, but maybe I wasn't looking in the right places.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:00 pm
by mumbling2myself
The course list is on CAESAR (NU's financial aid/grades/etc. site). There's not a lot that'll be of interest to incoming 1L's (you'll be assigned profs), but the 1L courses are included in the bidding list.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:04 pm
by brillig
I just discovered the internal Facebook. Did they hook you guys up with GlamourShots? Everyone looks so nice...

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:14 pm
by nonunique
Only Corsair.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:19 pm
by Merrill
brillig wrote:I just discovered the internal Facebook. Did they hook you guys up with GlamourShots? Everyone looks so nice...


Wow, no kidding!

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:44 pm
by typodragon
TTT-LS wrote:Fall class schedule is up. 1Ls: you have a strange setup from the look of things. Looks like you won't all have the same classes each semester, as some may have property in the fall and torts in the spring. There seem to be three torts sections three crim sections, and two property sections. Stange. On the upside, Marty Redish is teaching two sections of civ pro, which is a good thing.


Hrm. Which is easier, torts or property?

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:49 pm
by mumbling2myself
typodragon wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:Fall class schedule is up. 1Ls: you have a strange setup from the look of things. Looks like you won't all have the same classes each semester, as some may have property in the fall and torts in the spring. There seem to be three torts sections three crim sections, and two property sections. Stange. On the upside, Marty Redish is teaching two sections of civ pro, which is a good thing.


Hrm. Which is easier, torts or property?


Personally, I preferred torts. Of course, I ended up with a better grade in property. Torts is, if not easier than property, waaaaay more fun. The fact patterns are just nuts from squib tosses to drunken horse riding decapitations and hickeys on the run , the class is batshit crazy.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:20 pm
by TTT-LS
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Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:24 pm
by typodragon
damnit. now i'm scared that i'll be in the bad section.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:26 pm
by brillig
TTT-LS wrote:Property is slightly easier, but torts is (as M2M said) *way* more fun. Shapo is only teaching one torts section, though. Speta has on too.

Looks like everyone will have civ pro and contracts in the fall (Nzelibe has 2 sections), and then it depends what section you're in for the other two. Sec. 1 has torts (shapo) and property (lindgren). Sec. 2 has torts (speta) and crim (altschuler). Sec 3 has crim (nadler) and property (cameron). Sec. 4 pretty fortunate in that they got Redish (cp) and Rubinowitz (crim) plus torts (tba).

Okay, now I reeeeeeeally want to know my section.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:43 pm
by typodragon
this is something we find out at orientation?

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:45 pm
by Pilobolus
brillig wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:Property is slightly easier, but torts is (as M2M said) *way* more fun. Shapo is only teaching one torts section, though. Speta has on too.

Looks like everyone will have civ pro and contracts in the fall (Nzelibe has 2 sections), and then it depends what section you're in for the other two. Sec. 1 has torts (shapo) and property (lindgren). Sec. 2 has torts (speta) and crim (altschuler). Sec 3 has crim (nadler) and property (cameron). Sec. 4 pretty fortunate in that they got Redish (cp) and Rubinowitz (crim) plus torts (tba).

Okay, now I reeeeeeeally want to know my section.



ME TOO! When do we find out?

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:54 pm
by mumbling2myself
typodragon wrote:this is something we find out at orientation?


Yup. You'll find out both your main section and CLR section numbers on the first or second day of orientation.

typodragon wrote:damnit. now i'm scared that i'll be in the bad section.


All of those sections look pretty nice, though I just finished a semester of Cameron's property class and think it'll be a pretty rough way to start law school. If you've got him, make sure you've read the material (he's going to pick one person to talk to for pretty much the entire lecture). I disagreed with him about some of his positions (he's big on econ as a normative basis for the law, I am not), but he was always really nice outside of class and put up with my disagreement. If he seems really intimidating, just talk to him after class; he's actually a totally different person outside of lecture.

The only professor I know of who bottomed the curve last fall is not listed.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:02 pm
by Merrill
I can't wait for school to start! I'm such a massive nerd.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:59 pm
by TTT-LS
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Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:05 pm
by jgarr
TTT-LS wrote:Since you guys can't access it directly, I'll just copy the info here in full. I'd have done so earlier, but I only post from work on my mobile, which doe not lend itself to such things.

Section 1
Civil Procedure - L. Huestis, MTW 2:35-3:50
Contracts - R. Bennett, MTW 8:45-9:40
Torts - M. Shapo, MTW 10:55-11:50
Property - J. Lindgren ThFr 10:25-11:50

Section 2
Civil Procedure - R. Allen, MTW 2:35-3:50
Contracts - TBA, MTW 8:45-9:40
Torts - J. Speta, MTW 10:55-11:50
Crim - A. Altschuler, ThFr 10:25-11:50

Section 3
Civil Procedure - M. Redish, MTW 2:35-3:50
Contracts - Nzelibe, MTW 8:45-9:40
Property - D. Cameron, MTW 10:55-11:50
Crim - J. Nadler, ThFr 10:25-11:50

Section 4
Civil Procedure - M. Redish, MTW 10:55-11:50
Contracts - Nzelibe, MTW 2:35-3:50
Torts - TBA, MTW 8:45-9:40
Crim - Rubinowitz, ThFr 10:25-11:50

I feel like every one of these sections has bright spots as far as its lineup of professors. I really don't think there's a "bad" section among them -- just another reminder that NU has a ton of top-shelf teaching talent. Also, we could access our schedules last summer around mid-August if I recall correctly (they just appeared one day, and people had been looking periodically). You'll need your NET ID and password for CAESAR, but you get those via e-mail before school.



Thanks...

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:05 pm
by Merrill
Yuck--such big gaps between classes. I'd much rather just go straight through classes, get done earlier, and then have a big block of uninterrupted time for studying.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:14 pm
by mumbling2myself
Merrill wrote:Yuck--such big gaps between classes. I'd much rather just go straight through classes, get done earlier, and then have a big block of uninterrupted time for studying.


The big gap on MTW is actually pretty awesome. Between 12 and 2:30 you're going to have a ton to do. There will hardly be a day going by without a lunch lecture or special event. By forcing all the 1L's to have that break, the school ensures that 1L's don't try to get a big block of classes and find their schedule conflicting with all the amazing speakers coming in. If you decide that these things aren't for you, you'll have more freedom to schedule spring semester.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:17 pm
by jgarr
i really like that T and H are light loads... though i'm sure there will be plenty else to do

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:18 pm
by Merrill
mumbling2myself wrote:
Merrill wrote:Yuck--such big gaps between classes. I'd much rather just go straight through classes, get done earlier, and then have a big block of uninterrupted time for studying.


The big gap on MTW is actually pretty awesome. Between 12 and 2:30 you're going to have a ton to do. There will hardly be a day going by without a lunch lecture or special event. By forcing all the 1L's to have that break, the school ensures that 1L's don't try to get a big block of classes and find their schedule conflicting with all the amazing speakers coming in. If you decide that these things aren't for you, you'll have more freedom to schedule spring semester.


Oh, I didn't think about lunch lectures and things like that. The gaps are fine then. Especially if there's free lunch.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:21 pm
by mumbling2myself
jgarr wrote:i really like that T and H are light loads... though i'm sure there will be plenty else to do


Wednesday earned the nickname "mini-Friday" last fall...

Merrill wrote:
mumbling2myself wrote:
Merrill wrote:Yuck--such big gaps between classes. I'd much rather just go straight through classes, get done earlier, and then have a big block of uninterrupted time for studying.


The big gap on MTW is actually pretty awesome. Between 12 and 2:30 you're going to have a ton to do. There will hardly be a day going by without a lunch lecture or special event. By forcing all the 1L's to have that break, the school ensures that 1L's don't try to get a big block of classes and find their schedule conflicting with all the amazing speakers coming in. If you decide that these things aren't for you, you'll have more freedom to schedule spring semester.


Oh, I didn't think about lunch lectures and things like that. The gaps are fine then. Especially if there's free lunch.


If you make the effort, you can probably get a free lunch nearly every day this fall. They usually come with a really, really cool talk.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:24 pm
by Merrill
I'm such a fan of free lunch that I'll probably go to the boring talks too if the food's decent.

Re: Northwestern '11

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:34 pm
by TTT-LS
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