Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:45 pm

Snow sux

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby eldiabloazul » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:44 pm

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torts. (it has potential to be an epic touchdown or an errant interception).

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civ pro. this is what joinder does to me.

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con law. win or lose, its been real, and blocher's in my memories forever.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Confused. Don't know any Washington fans in our section...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:07 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Confused. Don't know any Washington fans in our section...


I do.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:23 pm

One down, two remain.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:40 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Confused. Don't know any Washington fans in our section...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:41 pm

quakeroats wrote:One down, two remain.



Oh noes! CivPro is next!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:36 pm

los blancos wrote:
quakeroats wrote:One down, two remain.



Oh noes! CivPro is next!


Right after your property exam at 4pm.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:03 am

its funny how after months of nothing happening on here finals come up and all of a sudden everyone has time to get on tls

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:17 am

johndh wrote:its funny how after months of nothing happening on here finals come up and all of a sudden everyone has time to get on tls


+1 Insightful

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:50 pm

TLS SHOWDOWN IN CIV PRO

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

I need new photos, all 3 of mine are of defunct coaches.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:51 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:TLS SHOWDOWN IN CIV PRO

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

I need new photos, all 3 of mine are of defunct coaches.


This is why I am thankful I didn't go with Greg Davis for Property.... (it would have been very apt though)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:27 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:TLS SHOWDOWN IN CIV PRO

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

I need new photos, all 3 of mine are of defunct coaches.


So we getting in a fight during the civ pro final? That'd be hardcore. I look like a wretched hobo right now thanks to this finals beard thing. You guys could offer me booze to hit things and it'd be like bumfights law school style. If anyone is qualified to do anything involving hobos/bums in CivPro, it's me, dammit.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:25 pm

i'm not putting up any resistance tomorrow

(not sure if i'm talking about a physical altercation or the exam itself but both apply equally)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:10 pm

I busted into some random room ready to civ pro brawl, but it turned out to be a tax class final.

Needless to say I kicked those accountant's asses :D Never saw me comming.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:34 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:TLS SHOWDOWN IN CIV PRO

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

I need new photos, all 3 of mine are of defunct coaches.


And he tricked us with a Partial-Erie...well played.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby eldiabloazul » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:16 am

Confused. Don't know any Washington fans in our section...


not that hard to figure out...though it is hard to figure out my hierarchy of teams. reedie probably knows what that means.

con law is all that's left. glad we get an extra few days more than the property kids. the quick turnaround to tuesday has got to suck!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:37 pm

Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:43 pm

Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


+1

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:59 pm

Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


Also, avoid journals like the plague, unless they are DLJ or Law and Social Change

Edit: Eh, I'll toss DLTR in too. They ain't been too bad.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


What are your thoughts on balancing class difficulty?

I'm thinking of doing Fed Courts, Administrative Law, Evidence, and Business Associations in the Fall if they're all available.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:17 pm

Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


One other question, I know we don't release class rank, but how does one compare their GPA to median? 3.3 is the median 1st year grade, but I'd assume grades aren't evenly distributed so 3.3 probably isn't the median GPA. Do we release any GPA info at all? Latin honors? Order of the Coif? Anything?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:17 am

quakeroats wrote:
Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


What are your thoughts on balancing class difficulty?

I'm thinking of doing Fed Courts, Administrative Law, Evidence, and Business Associations in the Fall if they're all available.


HAHAHAHAHAhahahahaHAHAHAHAhahahahAHAHAAAA....

Yah, that plan is naive at best. You might be able to get in to all of those (although you better be quick on the refresh if you want Evidence), but there is no way I can suggest taking all of those in one semester. Especially not THAT semester. Fed courts is a 5 hour class, Evidence and BA are both 4 hours, and Administrative law is 3. That adds up to 16 hours. That hour total alone should tell you something about the feasibility of your plan. You planning on doing a journal if you get on, trying out for moot court, participating in the Jessup or Deans cups, being in any student groups next year or, I don't know, trying like mad to get a job? Not with that schedule you aren't.

I guess the feasibility of this also depends on who is teaching. I hear the Benjamin is tough for admin, and that is the low hour class. Griffin is great apparently, but according to my friend in evidence this semester, the end of the exam had more people throwing their hands up to show they had stopped typing once time had expired than he had ever seen in any other exam. So a lot of material there. I have heard BA has been a slogfest, and fed courts... well, let me just say, there is a reason it is a 5 hour class. You are just lucky Young usually teaches it in the spring. His class is 5 hours too, but he works you like it is a 8 or 9 hour class.

Although I wouldn't worry too much. The classes are bound to conflict and/or they will all fill up with me and my fellow 2Ls before you guys get a stab at them.

quakeroats wrote:One other question, I know we don't release class rank, but how does one compare their GPA to median? 3.3 is the median 1st year grade, but I'd assume grades aren't evenly distributed so 3.3 probably isn't the median GPA. Do we release any GPA info at all? Latin honors? Order of the Coif? Anything?


You don't. And if employers ask, you don't. And if you are really worried about latin honors at this stage in the game, you are doing it wrong.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:36 am

Admittedly, I get ornery around finals time, so I might be being pessimistic as to your proposed schedule. I will try and remember to come back and re-evaluate when my mind is not full of consumer expectations and the berne convention.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby dresq » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:52 am

Bosque wrote:Small piece of advice for you 1Ls: when you are picking your classes for fall semester of 2L year, pay close attention to the finals schedule. Back to back to back to back finals are not fun.


1Ls - your job is to concentrate on 1L, part 2. Then, write a great case note. You'll figure the rest out as it comes.

Bosque is just cranky because he didn't drop products liability. The trick is to prioritize your doctrinal classes and spread them out fairly evenly over 2L and 3L so you don't have four finals in a semester. I did 3 doctrinal classes (only 10 hours) plus DLJ note (2 hours). Let's just say it was as bad as 1L, plus I'll be spending my break writing my 30-45 page student note. Professors in doctrinal classes tend to ignore the number of credits associated with their class.




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