Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:13 pm

5782 wrote:Anybody know when the fall class schedule comes out?


I promise no accuracy, but: http://www.law.duke.edu/curriculum/schedulefall2011

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:17 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
5782 wrote:Anybody know when the fall class schedule comes out?


I promise no accuracy, but: http://www.law.duke.edu/curriculum/schedulefall2011


12 hours is the listed minimum for credit hours per semester. How easy is it to take fewer than that--say 11--for Fall of your 2L?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Typical load is somewhere between 13 and 15 I'm guessing?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:46 pm

los blancos wrote:Typical load is somewhere between 13 and 15 I'm guessing?


12-15 is the no-approval-necessary range, but since it's a lot easier to count to 11 than 12 with the allocation of credit hours to classes at Duke, I'm wondering how difficult it will be to take fewer than 12 hours this fall.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm

It's a lot easier to take 11 in Spring semesters since Wintersession credits can count towards course loads. For fall, you're probably going to need a pretty good excuse not to take a full 12. I suppose you could take 11 and say you plan to supplement with independent studies and ad hocs that won't get approved til fall, but what happens if you don't follow through?

Most people on a journal can try to get independent study credit for the note process, so definitely do that if you get on a journal.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby eldiabloazul » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:28 pm

what are ya'll thinking for courses? any suggestions from 2/3Ls?

Beskin seems to be loved by his sections...and BA w/ Gulati is intriguing.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:16 pm

What classes fill up? Should I just count a 40 person capped fed courts as impossible? I was thinking of doing 16 units, but have since decided that is probably not a sane choice.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:01 pm

Reedie wrote:What classes fill up? Should I just count a 40 person capped fed courts as impossible? I was thinking of doing 16 units, but have since decided that is probably not a sane choice.


Fed Courts has a reputation for being one of, if not the most difficult class in law school, in part because it attracts a lot of highly motivated clerkship hopefuls. I'd save it at least until the spring so it doesn't interfere with the job search.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:57 pm

quakeroats wrote:
Reedie wrote:What classes fill up? Should I just count a 40 person capped fed courts as impossible? I was thinking of doing 16 units, but have since decided that is probably not a sane choice.


Fed Courts has a reputation for being one of, if not the most difficult class in law school, in part because it attracts a lot of highly motivated clerkship hopefuls. I'd save it at least until the spring so it doesn't interfere with the job search.



For that reason, I might not even touch it until 3L. I'm not sure how important it is for my career goals but I figure I might do it spring 2L IF I think I'm competitive for SLIP or something like that.

I'm probably going to do 13 lawl skool credits + an undergrad class.

Still waiting to see if they're going to add Appellate Practice, Prosecutorial Ethics, and any Criminal Procedure classes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:52 pm

Can any upperclassmen who have taken Appellate Practice comment on the workload / difficulty of the course? It seems like it will be LARW all over again, except this time the oral argument will be graded... and in front of a real judge. I am interested in litigation and genuinely want to take this course, but I'm afraid it will swallow up a lot of my time while offering little benefit to my professional goals.

Thoughts?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:45 pm

Anyone taken Principles of Commercial and Bankruptcy Law with Schwarcz or know anything about him or the class generally? His resume is frighteningly impressive and I hear he can be harsh with students.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:23 pm

beantowngunnahh wrote:Can any upperclassmen who have taken Appellate Practice comment on the workload / difficulty of the course? It seems like it will be LARW all over again, except this time the oral argument will be graded... and in front of a real judge. I am interested in litigation and genuinely want to take this course, but I'm afraid it will swallow up a lot of my time while offering little benefit to my professional goals.

Thoughts?


If you want to do the Dean's Cup, take Appellate Practice. If you don't, don't take Appellate Practice.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:02 am

I'm still kind of surprised there aren't any CrimPro classes offered...


So far:
Evidence
App Practice
Corporate Crime


Waitlists for two of those, but I think I have a decent shot. Not sure I want Appellate Practice - thinking about doing a clinic.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:15 pm

los blancos wrote:I'm still kind of surprised there aren't any CrimPro classes offered...


So far:
Evidence
App Practice
Corporate Crime


Waitlists for two of those, but I think I have a decent shot. Not sure I want Appellate Practice - thinking about doing a clinic.


You can only do a clinic if you have taken ethics. I think some of them will let you do it as a co-requisite, not sure, but I haven't heard of anyone doing one before Spring 2L year. And be aware that they are typically a lot of work.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:11 pm

Bosque wrote:You can only do a clinic if you have taken ethics. I think some of them will let you do it as a co-requisite, not sure, but I haven't heard of anyone doing one before Spring 2L year. And be aware that they are typically a lot of work.


Yeah, I think the one I'm considering allows doing the ethics course concurrently. I may just wait till spring, though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:11 pm

Just... one... more... exam...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun May 08, 2011 4:52 pm

are secondary journals worth the trouble?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Tue May 17, 2011 12:58 pm

It's finally over. Congratulations everyone!!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue May 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Really happy with my decision not to write the casenote

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Tue May 31, 2011 12:48 pm

So when are grades supposedly coming out?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Tue May 31, 2011 3:09 pm

beantowngunnahh wrote:So when are grades supposedly coming out?


They're due around the 15th of June. I expect we'll see them the next week.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:36 pm

beantowngunnahh wrote:So when are grades supposedly coming out?


Today, apparently.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:58 pm

Bosque wrote:
beantowngunnahh wrote:So when are grades supposedly coming out?


Today, apparently.


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"In addition, within a reasonable time of receipt of the grades from the instructor and after January 25 for the Fall semester and June 15 for the Spring semester, the Registrar will report such grades to the students on the electronic system utilized by the university (e.g. the SISS web-based system currently)."
http://www.law.duke.edu/about/community ... l#rule3-19

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:09 am

I don't really know what that rule says or means, but ACES says I have grades.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:17 am

wiseowl wrote:I don't really know what that rule says or means, but ACES says I have grades.


Huh. Do you have all your grades? I don't have any.




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