Texas Class of 2012

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby longhornnyc » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:38 pm

I know absolutely nothing about my Profs, so any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Section 2B - Sutton Society

Contracts Alan S Rau
Torts David A Anderson
Civil Procedure Alexandra W Albright
Legal Research & Legal Writing Elana S Einhorn

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Alta » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:02 pm

Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:05 pm

What do you guys think about buying the class textbooks on amazon? Most of the casebooks are at a 20% discount, which usually amounts to saving about $30/book. Does the school bookstore sell them at full price? wonder if buying them at school offers any advantage.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby YoungFella » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:06 pm

You have been assigned to Freshlaw Section 4, Group D.

28355 Criminal Law I Jennifer E Laurin
28405 Property Gerald Torres
28590 Con Law I John A Robertson
28425 Legal Research & Legal Writing

You have been selected as a member of the Hodges Society

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:11 pm

Alta wrote:Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?


I'm 3B, which from the looks of your schedule means we have all the same courses, but different professors (although I also have mullenix for civpro). I don't know about you, but civpro, prop, contracts, AND LRLW during the same semester sounds fucking brutal to me. Good luck to us! I hope there are no curves that are set across sections.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby 1000bmr » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:14 pm

nahmorlah wrote:
Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.

Oh, and I'm Bradford society, for what that is worth. 10 points to Gryffindor and all that...


I'm in 4B with you. 4 Bradford society already.


4B Bradford here, too. I had an undergrad con law course with Perry at UT and it was a very fun class where I learned a lot. I'm with you Esc, let's win the house cup! :o

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:36 pm

JazzOne wrote:2B, Hargrave Society

Contracts, Rau
Torts, Anderson
Civ. Pro., Silver
Legal R&W, no professor?

I'm not familiar with any of these cats, and I don't have Internet at my place yet. If anyone can fill me in, I'd appreciate it.


Anderson is supposed to be awesome. I don't know about the others.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:44 pm

Cogito wrote:What do you guys think about buying the class textbooks on amazon? Most of the casebooks are at a 20% discount, which usually amounts to saving about $30/book. Does the school bookstore sell them at full price? wonder if buying them at school offers any advantage.


Just the rebate from the Co-op, which isn't terribly impressive if I remember correctly. Also, the ability to look at the book first and make sure that whoever had it before you didn't do something crazy to it (supposing you buy some of your book used through Amazon). That's pretty much it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:45 pm

Looks like Bradford is well repped on tls

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby jester36 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:46 pm

Section 1B

Sheffield Society.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Alta » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:46 pm

Cogito wrote:
Alta wrote:Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?


I'm 3B, which from the looks of your schedule means we have all the same courses, but different professors (although I also have mullenix for civpro). I don't know about you, but civpro, prop, contracts, AND LRLW during the same semester sounds fucking brutal to me. Good luck to us! I hope there are no curves that are set across sections.


Agreed. I'm attempting to look on the bright side by telling myself that second semester will be awesome compared to first - but it's not helping much so far. Trial by fire I suppose.

Anyone know anything about Sokolow? His name sounds very familiar, but I can't figure out why.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Neverknowsbest » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:50 pm

1C

28570 Con Law I Lucas A Powe Jr
28360 Criminal Law I Steven Goode
28385 Torts Jane Stapleton
28480 Legal Research & Legal Writing

I don't know anything about these guys either, but I think its a good line-up of classes, Section 3 does sound brutal. I think curves are set within the sections though, but I could be mistaken

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:00 pm

penni_rose wrote:
Cogito wrote:What do you guys think about buying the class textbooks on amazon? Most of the casebooks are at a 20% discount, which usually amounts to saving about $30/book. Does the school bookstore sell them at full price? wonder if buying them at school offers any advantage.


Just the rebate from the Co-op, which isn't terribly impressive if I remember correctly. Also, the ability to look at the book first and make sure that whoever had it before you didn't do something crazy to it (supposing you buy some of your book used through Amazon). That's pretty much it.


well, the 20% discount i'm talking about is for the brand NEW books that you order straight from amazon. pretty sweet deal methinks (free shipping to boot).

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby txgirl » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:22 pm

Cogito wrote:
Alta wrote:Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?


I'm 3B, which from the looks of your schedule means we have all the same courses, but different professors (although I also have mullenix for civpro). I don't know about you, but civpro, prop, contracts, AND LRLW during the same semester sounds fucking brutal to me. Good luck to us! I hope there are no curves that are set across sections.


I'm section 3B as well. As far as I know curves are set within each section, but still . . .

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:38 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:SECTION ASSIGNMENT PREDICTIONS

Section 1
Esc
SSDD
Snooker

Section 2
OperaAttorney
JazzOne


Section 3
BlackKnight
Daico


Section 4
Penni_Rose
ArtVandelay


Any thoughts? :lol:


My section assignment:

2D, Hargrave Society

28330 Contracts Alan S Rau
28370 Torts David A Anderson
28565 Civil Procedure Charles M Silver (small section)
28445 Legal Research & Legal Writing

You have been selected as a member of the Hargrave Society


OMG, guys! My predictions were't too off.

JazzOne and I were assigned to the same group--just as I predicted. I didn't want sections 3 or 4, so everything worked out.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby nahmorlah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:44 pm

Cogito wrote:
penni_rose wrote:
Cogito wrote:What do you guys think about buying the class textbooks on amazon? Most of the casebooks are at a 20% discount, which usually amounts to saving about $30/book. Does the school bookstore sell them at full price? wonder if buying them at school offers any advantage.


Just the rebate from the Co-op, which isn't terribly impressive if I remember correctly. Also, the ability to look at the book first and make sure that whoever had it before you didn't do something crazy to it (supposing you buy some of your book used through Amazon). That's pretty much it.


well, the 20% discount i'm talking about is for the brand NEW books that you order straight from amazon. pretty sweet deal methinks (free shipping to boot).


I priced the books for Section 4.B. Here are the prices (Co-op prices are in black; Amazon in red):

Co-op Amazon

28355 - Laurin (Law 423: Criminal Law)
Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (American Casebook), Dix and Sharlot
REQUIRED
$ 132.00 $145.00
Understanding Criminal Law, Dressler
OPTIONAL
$ 37.00 N/A
Course Subtotal (before tax): $169.00 $145.00 (Note: I couldn't find Understanding Criminal Law on Amazon new)
*Course Total (after tax): $182.94 $145.00


28405 - Torres (Law 431: Criminal Law)
Property Examples & Explanations, 3e (Paperback), Burke and Snoe
REQUIRED
$ 43.95 $34.01
Property Cases and Materials (University Casebook), Cribbet et al
REQUIRED
$ 137.00 $121.75
Course Subtotal (before tax): $180.95 $155.76
*Course Total (after tax): $195.88 $155.76


28580 - Perry (Law 534: Constitutional Law)
Constitutional Law (University Casebook Series), Gunther and Sullivan
REQUIRED
$ 146.00 $162.00
Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court (Paperback), Perry
REQUIRED
$ 34.50 $36.50
Course Subtotal (before tax): $180.50 198.50
*Course Total (after tax): $195.39 198.50

For Property, going with Amazon is the easy choice. For Constitutional, it might make sense to get the casebook from the Co-op and Deciding to Decide from Amazon. Same with Criminal. Hope this helps, guys.

* This is an approximation. Also, I'm assuming most of you will pick up the books from the Co-op. Amazon has no tax and free shipping if you don't live in Washington.

[Edit: The tax rate in Austin is 8.25%]
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby SoberHobo » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:48 pm

1A! Sheffield rules!!!

Con Law I Lucas A Powe Jr
Criminal Law I Steven Goode
Torts Frank B Cross
Legal Research & Legal Writing Elizabeth M Youngdale

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:51 pm

If any of yall need Perry's book (deciding to decide), I should have a copy or 2 left from his undergrad course (most recent edition, barely used at all).

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:03 pm

BTW, can't stress enough how much more convenient it is to get a student season football ticket instead of just drawing for each game. It's well worththe $70. And if you have the cash you should buy your $95 OU ticket, even if just to sell it (they should go for around 300 or more this year, probably going to be 2 v 3)

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:14 pm

JazzOne wrote:2B, Hargrave Society

Contracts, Rau
Torts, Anderson
Civ. Pro., Silver
Legal R&W, no professor?

I'm not familiar with any of these cats, and I don't have Internet at my place yet. If anyone can fill me in, I'd appreciate it.


OK, JazzOne. You, Longhornnyc, Daico, and I are in section 2. Daico and I are in 2D. If you have Silver for Civ Pro, you are probably in 2D, not 2B. The 2B CivPro section will be taught by Albright.

Here's what I gleaned from the faculty profiles:

Alan Rau - He writes about contracts and ADR. I'm interested in ADR--particularly arbitration--so I'm curious as to how (if at all) he'll interweave both subject areas in the classroom. He also wears rings on both 4th fingers and is comfortable enough to wear a pink dress shirt. Oh, and he's balding ;).

David Anderson - He describes himself as a torts and mass communications law specialist with a particular interest in privacy and libel. There's not much more to tell.

Charles M. Silver - He writes about civpro, professional responsibility, and health law and policy. He's the co-director of the Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice and the Media. He received the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997. Which means we'll probably have at least one excellent instructor this fall.


I'm ok with contracts, torts, and civPro. Of the three, torts elicits my deepest reservation.

I'm also fine with the schedule for finals. CivPro on Tuesday (12/8), torts on Friday (12/11), and contracts on Tuesday (12/15). Talk about spacing things out!
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby river.rocks » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:31 pm

Anyone know about those optional fees? I don't know what half of them mean (Analecta? Theater/Dance?), so I'm thinking I won't need them...

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby art vandelay » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:34 pm

Alta wrote:
Cogito wrote:
Alta wrote:Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?


I'm 3B, which from the looks of your schedule means we have all the same courses, but different professors (although I also have mullenix for civpro). I don't know about you, but civpro, prop, contracts, AND LRLW during the same semester sounds fucking brutal to me. Good luck to us! I hope there are no curves that are set across sections.


Agreed. I'm attempting to look on the bright side by telling myself that second semester will be awesome compared to first - but it's not helping much so far. Trial by fire I suppose.

Anyone know anything about Sokolow? His name sounds very familiar, but I can't figure out why.


Sokolow is the Director of Student Life (or something like that) so he wrote an article that was posted on the Freshlaw site. Also he spoke to us at ASW lunch.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mlloyd » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:40 pm

Alta wrote:Section 3C - Cadena Society

Civ Pro - Linda Mullenix
Property - Lynn Blais
Contracts - David Sokolow
LRLW - Emery Choi

Any other 3C's out there? Bueller? Bueller?


That's me. 3C - Cadena Society. Not sure what the classes would be like and I know nothing about the teachers. Any information?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby TheIdiot » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:24 pm

longhornnyc wrote:I know absolutely nothing about my Profs, so any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Section 2B - Sutton Society

Contracts Alan S Rau
Torts David A Anderson
Civil Procedure Alexandra W Albright
Legal Research & Legal Writing Elana S Einhorn


Another 2B-Sutton :D

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:09 pm

river.rocks wrote:Anyone know about those optional fees? I don't know what half of them mean (Analecta? Theater/Dance?), so I'm thinking I won't need them...

UT will have various events throughout the year. Speakers, theater productions, I guess dance shows, etc... These optional fees are your admission to those if you want them in season ticket form. You can pay for them one at a time as they come as well




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