Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:38 pm

Bosque wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Just me and pelmen in Guy Charles' section? Guy Charles was very nice and charismatic at the ASD event, but how is he as a professor? Anyone know someone who had him as their small section prof?


Charles was awesome. I'd mostly describe him as a friendly dude - he made sure to go have coffee with (I think) everyone in the class, had a great classroom demeanor, and was pretty accommodating with office hours. Also - can't beat a dude that wears sandals with his suit. Probably one of my favorites from this year. My only criticism is that he was unclear on Erie, but I think almost all Civpro profs are.


That is not really a fair criticism. Erie is unclear on Erie. Hence why we have to have all these cases trying to explain it.


Haha that's what I was getting at.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:06 pm

pv8 and bosque, thanks again for hanging around this thread.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:19 pm

Joseph Blocker (con law)
Deborah DeMott (torts) (I make a good onion tort already!)
and...ominously..."Staff" for civil procedure.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:58 pm

quakeroats wrote:
dresq wrote:
roxy8338 wrote:Also...maybe I'm a moron, but it says I'm in different sections. When I click on the weekly schedule option, it says that one of my classes is a section 02 class, one is a section 04 class, and one is a section 01 class?

I'm sure you're not a moron. You chose to come to Duke. Also, that happens. For whatever reason one section dominates each class on that page. Refer to this schedule: http://www.law.duke.edu/curriculum/schedulefall2010


In that case, I'm in section 4.


I believe I am as well.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:24 pm

Section 2. ConLaw, CivPro, and Torts. Blocher for ConLaw, DeMott for Torts, and blank for CivPro. Don't see legal writing anywhere on there but I'm assuming that it'll be added at some point.

EDIT: Also, my stuff isn't here yet. Called today and they said it'll be here Tuesday morning, so that's fun. Definitely took advantage of the sales tax holiday this weekend by buying my computer at Southpoint Mall today. Had to stand out in the sun for almost an hour but I saved over $100 on sales tax.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:37 pm

Wow, at least 10% of section 2 is made up of posters ITT. :mrgreen:


So, anyone still concerned about the over enrollment? I have to believe they'll address it at orientation. I don't think it's that big a deal, just that maybe we'll have to rely less on OCI. (/clueless 0L)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:47 pm

Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:12 pm

Hagaan for Ks 845-945

Civ Pro 11-12

Beale Crim 130-230

I'll take it. I at least get time between and before classes to prep and/or organize my notes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:32 pm

Interesting, Beale was the one who's class I sat in on. She was very lax on the Socratic Method. I really liked the class I attended.

How do I know which casebooks to order?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:47 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Interesting, Beale was the one who's class I sat in on. She was very lax on the Socratic Method. I really liked the class I attended.

How do I know which casebooks to order?


Go to the class search through the ACES registration system, click aw, click on the classes you have, then click 'View Textbook Store Listing.'

About textbooks, is the bookstore listing usually accurate or do professors change at the last minute when classes start?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:16 pm

what's up with all us section 2 folks on here? haha.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:17 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:what's up with all us section 2 folks on here? haha.


I was even section 2...although last year.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wildbillkj » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:30 pm

Section 5!
not really sure if thats good or bad..

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:33 pm

its a conspiracy!

Oh and thanks for the info about Blocher. Im glad I got him but having two other professors that are basically unknowns is a little frightening.

*edit*

Thinking about getting these books from amazon:

Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (American Casebook Series) - James E. Meeks; Hardcover
Condition: New
$142.00

The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, 4th Edition (Examples & Explanations Series) - Joseph W. Glannon; Paperback
Condition: New
$41.83

Constitutional Law - Chemerinsky; Hardcover
Condition: New
$142.20

Civil Procedure - Stephen C. Yeazell; Hardcover
Condition: New
$143.52

Civil Procedure Examples & Explanations - Joseph W. Glannon; Paperback
Condition: New
$38.50

Going to pick up the Federal Rules of Procedure from the bookstore. They have copies and are apparently pretty cheap comparably.

Are these prices about right? Also, what do you guys think about getting those E&Es? From what I understand they can be pretty helpful. Not trying to bring the gunner here, just wondering if their helpfulness is worth the extra $80 or so.
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:51 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles


So how much do you guys think that being in section with summer starters is going to matter. I am a bit apprehensive about competing with people that already know what to expect from law school and a law school exam.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:53 pm

johndh wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
dresq wrote:
roxy8338 wrote:Also...maybe I'm a moron, but it says I'm in different sections. When I click on the weekly schedule option, it says that one of my classes is a section 02 class, one is a section 04 class, and one is a section 01 class?

I'm sure you're not a moron. You chose to come to Duke. Also, that happens. For whatever reason one section dominates each class on that page. Refer to this schedule: http://www.law.duke.edu/curriculum/schedulefall2010


In that case, I'm in section 4.


I believe I am as well.


4 here as well.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:00 am

y'all are lucky you aren't in 3 with me hehe

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:00 am

go gators
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:00 am

Jericwithers wrote:Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles



I don't think they are alphabetical. Unless they are in reverse order that would have placed me in either section 7 or 8.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:03 am

pelmen74 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles


So how much do you guys think that being in section with summer starters is going to matter. I am a bit apprehensive about competing with people that already know what to expect from law school and a law school exam.


I must say that seems a bit unfair really. You are going be graded against people who have already experienced at least 2 law school exams. Guess they were smart to do summer start, lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:17 am

cavebat2000 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles



I don't think they are alphabetical. Unless they are in reverse order that would have placed me in either section 7 or 8.


They are not alphabetical. We are not really sure how they do it, although my section has a suspicious number of engineers and IP people...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:50 am

cavebat2000 wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Maybe the assignments are alphabetical, since I know W would be in the last section (6). I think section 6 stays the latest out of them all too :( Section 6 and 2 also share a class with the summer starters, so there goes the hope that being less clueless than our classmates might bump us up the curve lol.

Time to buy books.

Thanks v8 for the info on Guy Charles


So how much do you guys think that being in section with summer starters is going to matter. I am a bit apprehensive about competing with people that already know what to expect from law school and a law school exam.


I must say that seems a bit unfair really. You are going be graded against people who have already experienced at least 2 law school exams. Guess they were smart to do summer start, lol.


Honestly, I'm not too concerned about it. I could make a detailed argument why, but I'm too lazy right now. If someone actually wants it, just ask, and I'll post it at some point tomorrow.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby dnesto01 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:07 am

Hey all,

How do people know what books they need already? I have looked everywhere but cannot find the fall 2010 book list. Any help would be great.

Thanks.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:42 am

dnesto01 wrote:Hey all,

How do people know what books they need already? I have looked everywhere but cannot find the fall 2010 book list. Any help would be great.

Thanks.


1. log into aces.duke.edu
2. Click the registration tab
3. Click 'L' under the 'Course Subject Lookup' header
4. Click the green arrow next to law
5. Click the green arrows next to the classes you are registered for
6. Click the blue 'View Textbook Store Listing' link next to your particular section of that class

There are other ways to find your books as well like using the Duke bookstore's website.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby lalablondie28 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:31 pm

I don't post on here often, but wanted to join this thread's ranks to say I'm in section 2 as well! I've also arrived in Durham safely and am not sure how to keep myself occupied for the next 9 or so days...

Great to hear good things about Blocher! I can't wait to get started.




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