Harvard Class of 2013

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DoubleChecks
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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:00 pm

citydweller09 wrote:Has anyone else's section assignment disappeared from MyPlan? In the Current Students tab the "My Schedule" link isn't even there anymore. :shock:


huh, same here

i think lysis even mentioned her section having CHANGED in the last few days lol man, too wary to purchase books atm haha

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby knola002 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:05 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
citydweller09 wrote:Has anyone else's section assignment disappeared from MyPlan? In the Current Students tab the "My Schedule" link isn't even there anymore. :shock:

huh, same here
+1

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Lysis » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:07 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby BlueCivic » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:19 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Objection wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:Hey does anyone know anything about:

William Rubenstein
Randal Kennedy,
Yochai Benkler or
Jeannie Suk?


Rubenstein is awesome. Hands down the best CivPro prof at the school.


Looks like we're in the same section, BlueCivic :) Just thought I'd share this. A rising 2L gave me her opinion on these professors!

A great friend wrote:Suk is supposed to be fab. She's the other half of HLS's rock star couple (along with Noah Feldman). No laptops for notes in her class, but she's supposedly good enough to make that OK. You are DAMN LUCKY to have Rubenstein because he is, by far, the best Civ Pro instructor at HLS. Simply amazing. His Civ Pro final is in-class and seems intense (to me, because I can't imagine only 3 hours for a Civ Pro final), but you will learn the material, no doubt. Randall Kennedy = ♥ ♥ ♥ He's so, so nice and (obvs) brilliant. You'll love him.

Benkler is sort of a dud. I had him last year. The good thing is that you will probably only get called on once in his class, if at all, and it's a great place to do any online shopping....He’s really a hot mess professor. There were days I didn’t take a bit of notes. We would have epic gchats of 40+ people going on. I pretty rarely paid attention. I didn’t find class useful. However, I read the book and read a Gilbert on Property supplement and still got an H. I found Benkler to be pretty fair with regard to exam grading. He doesn’t really talk about exams very much in his class, except to say that he: 1) designs the exam to be finished in 3.5-4 hours, but gives you an 8 hour time block as a take home so it’s not a typing contest and gives you time to think/be more thoughtful about your answers, 2) doesn’t have a sample correct answer. The model H exams that he showed us varied widely. Past exams are posted online. Not sure exactly where, but you’ll be able to find it when it comes time. DON’T THINK ABOUT LOOKING AT SAMPLE EXAMS UNTIL AT LEAST NOVEMBER.


Hope this helps <3


That's awesome thanks!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smashedpumpkins » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:11 pm

Just to confirm I'm not missing anything - - our financial aid process was ridiculously easy, right? We didn't have to do anything besides fill out the Grad Plus forms and send in the MPN? My term bill correctly shows a positive balance, but I got freaked out for a second listening to some friends talk about how arduous the process was.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smashedpumpkins » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:21 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
smashedpumpkins wrote:Just to confirm I'm not missing anything - - our financial aid process was ridiculously easy, right? We didn't have to do anything besides fill out the Grad Plus forms and send in the MPN? My term bill correctly shows a positive balance, but I got freaked out for a second listening to some friends talk about how arduous the process was.


Did we have to apply for a loan on the Department of Education site, or was it sufficient to have just filled out the grad plus loan on the financial aid website? If I'm not mistaken, yeah we had it pretty easy.



I just followed the links on the fin-aid website. I can't remember if I did anything additional.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby timbuk » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:58 pm

It did seem suspiciously easy, but I got what seems to be a "You're all set" e-mail from the financial aid office. I guess it would be more difficult if you were to do all private loans?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smashedpumpkins » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:01 pm

What was the "you're all set" email? Can you post a few lines so I can search through and see if I got it too?

Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby timbuk » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:05 pm

Subject: E-Bill Balance Resolved

First line: "Thank you for resolving your Fall e-bill balance, which represented your Fall e-bill charges."

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smashedpumpkins » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:07 pm

Sweet, got it, thanks!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:19 pm

so how are most ppl getting their books? once their section is solidified?

for 1L first semester, im a bit wary about getting used textbooks...

...how necessary is it to buy E&E's vs hornbooks, compared to just using the library's?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Objection » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:12 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:so how are most ppl getting their books? once their section is solidified?

for 1L first semester, im a bit wary about getting used textbooks...

...how necessary is it to buy E&E's vs hornbooks, compared to just using the library's?


If you want to use E&Es, it's basically necessary to have your own copy since you'll probably want to do a lot of marking up and refer back to it frequently.

If you want to use hornbooks, it can go either way. The library has all of them and you can scan pages, but they're sometimes checked out.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby mrduval » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Hey everyone, a couple other 0L's and I started a fantasy football league on Yahoo. For anyone that's interested: the League ID# is 368940, league name is HLS 2013 and the password is harvard. I set up the draft for next week so we can get it done before everyone gets busy!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:37 pm

Objection wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:so how are most ppl getting their books? once their section is solidified?

for 1L first semester, im a bit wary about getting used textbooks...

...how necessary is it to buy E&E's vs hornbooks, compared to just using the library's?


If you want to use E&Es, it's basically necessary to have your own copy since you'll probably want to do a lot of marking up and refer back to it frequently.

If you want to use hornbooks, it can go either way. The library has all of them and you can scan pages, but they're sometimes checked out.


thanks objection! do you think its necessary to use E&E's/hornbooks for every class first semester 1L? or are there specific ones you'd recommend (i was thinking like in Arrow's 1L guide)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Na_Swatch » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:20 pm

Objection wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:so how are most ppl getting their books? once their section is solidified?

for 1L first semester, im a bit wary about getting used textbooks...

...how necessary is it to buy E&E's vs hornbooks, compared to just using the library's?


If you want to use E&Es, it's basically necessary to have your own copy since you'll probably want to do a lot of marking up and refer back to it frequently.

If you want to use hornbooks, it can go either way. The library has all of them and you can scan pages, but they're sometimes checked out.


Hey Objection, thanks for helping out! I was just wondering if there is a big difference between say the 5th (newest) and 4th edition of an E&E?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:37 pm

Na_Swatch wrote:
Objection wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:so how are most ppl getting their books? once their section is solidified?

for 1L first semester, im a bit wary about getting used textbooks...

...how necessary is it to buy E&E's vs hornbooks, compared to just using the library's?


If you want to use E&Es, it's basically necessary to have your own copy since you'll probably want to do a lot of marking up and refer back to it frequently.

If you want to use hornbooks, it can go either way. The library has all of them and you can scan pages, but they're sometimes checked out.


Hey Objection, thanks for helping out! I was just wondering if there is a big difference between say the 5th (newest) and 4th edition of an E&E?


ive read that for 'static' courses its okay to use 4th editions but for things that change? (like civ pro) then you should get 5th

lol dont ask me which falls under which category, i just remember reading it in some thread haha

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby sayan » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:28 pm

Section emails are out. Confirmed for Section 2!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby MissCongeniality » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:28 pm

sayan wrote:Section emails are out. Confirmed for Section 2!


Ditto all around.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby mgoblue02 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:04 am

Does anyone know if there's a marketplace website for HLS students buying and selling stuff, a craigslist-like website just for HLS? These books, even on Amazon, are pretty pricey.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:07 am

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby kmap » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:17 am

Section 4 confirmed ... and we already have an assignment for orientation day!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby creatinganalt » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:12 am

Ok, officially Section 7. 8.20am classes :shock: but I'll manage.

Can anyone shed any light on our professors?

Desan, Christine Civil Procedure 7 C MTW 10:20 AM 11:40 AM
Ferrell, Allen Contracts 7 D ThF 9:50 AM 11:50 AM
Tobin, Susannah First Year Legal Research and Writing 7A F Th 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Pasachoff, Eloise First Year Legal Research and Writing 7B X Th 3:15 PM 5:15 PM
Rakoff, Todd Legislation and Regulation 7 B WThF 8:20 AM 9:40 AM
Rakoff, Todd Section Meeting 7 H M 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sargentich, Lewis Torts 7 G MTW 3:20 PM 4:40 PM

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby knola002 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:52 am

creatinganalt wrote:Ok, officially Section 7. 8.20am classes :shock: but I'll manage.
Speak for yourself, I'm going to die.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby aussie3b » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:18 pm

Maybe i'm slow....but where is everyone finding their class schedule info?




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