Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Icculus » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:36 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Well what is covered in your memo? Ours is a statement of facts, a thesis paragraph, and 2 out of 4 elements.

Our next memo will be a rewrite that includes the other 2 elements,questions presented, and conclusion.


Ours is just the discussion section, so a thesis paragraph, the 2 elements in question, and a conclusion. Memo 2 adds question presented, fact section, and applicable statute along with a more in depth conclusion.

So a comparable amount of stuff but 600 words more? Jealous.


Basically. I think we lucked out with the length.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Ours is entirely the same as flips...I tried going into the year telling myself that I wasn't going to complain about CLR, but the word limits are misery...then all the feedback most my section received on the ungraded memo told us to expand on our reasoning. I think I came in at 1398 for this one.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:47 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Ours is entirely the same as flips...I tried going into the year telling myself that I wasn't going to complain about CLR, but the word limits are misery...then all the feedback most my section received on the ungraded memo told us to expand on our reasoning. I think I came in at 1398 for this one.

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One upped.

Also I just did the practice civ pro mid term. I didn't do completely awful and I think I'd do better with a synthesized outline instead of control+f-ing through my notes and briefs. The sample answer read like one of his lectures to me though. Is that the kind of writing style we're supposed to go with?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:46 pm

In Dodier's we had to write a discussion section with a limit of eight pages. I had to do a good amount of cutting and I ended up combining a lot of sentences. We were not told how many elements there were supposed to be. I think I ended up having four TREACs. I want a good grade, damn it, because CLR is the only class where I'll have grades until January or February and I'll be a lot happier in law school throughout this semester knowing I'm sitting on good grades rather than bad grades.

To the person who already had CLR, what makes you so sure that your professor actually used a B curve? Did it actually say that in the syllabus? Did you get a low grade and then sort of gather enough information to decide that the curve was a B? Our syllabus just says there's no curve and she'll just grade based on how good your paper is.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:50 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:In Dodier's we had to write a discussion section with a limit of eight pages. I had to do a good amount of cutting and I ended up combining a lot of sentences. We were not told how many elements there were supposed to be. I think I ended up having four TREACs. I want a good grade, damn it, because CLR is the only class where I'll have grades until January or February and I'll be a lot happier in law school throughout this semester knowing I'm sitting on good grades rather than bad grades.

To the person who already had CLR, what makes you so sure that your professor actually used a B curve? Did it actually say that in the syllabus? Did you get a low grade and then sort of gather enough information to decide that the curve was a B? Our syllabus just says there's no curve and she'll just grade based on how good your paper is.


What are you guys doing for your second memo?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby D-hops » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:46 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:In Dodier's we had to write a discussion section with a limit of eight pages. I had to do a good amount of cutting and I ended up combining a lot of sentences. We were not told how many elements there were supposed to be. I think I ended up having four TREACs. I want a good grade, damn it, because CLR is the only class where I'll have grades until January or February and I'll be a lot happier in law school throughout this semester knowing I'm sitting on good grades rather than bad grades.

To the person who already had CLR, what makes you so sure that your professor actually used a B curve? Did it actually say that in the syllabus? Did you get a low grade and then sort of gather enough information to decide that the curve was a B? Our syllabus just says there's no curve and she'll just grade based on how good your paper is.


Dodier curved to a B+ and is pretty much in line with the mandatory curve (even though she doesn't have to) except that she didn't really hand out A+'s (much, if at all).

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:19 pm

So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:49 pm

homestyle28 wrote:So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

We still didn't get our Memo 1 grades today. Fuuuuuuuu

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:59 pm

Flips88 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

We still didn't get our Memo 1 grades today. Fuuuuuuuu


seems to me that when the median grade is barely passing, something has gone wrong

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:03 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

We still didn't get our Memo 1 grades today. Fuuuuuuuu


seems to me that when the median grade is barely passing, something has gone wrong

So scores were not good for your section's? That's comforting...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Icculus » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:12 pm

homestyle28 wrote:So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

This is almost my entire platform. I plan on supplementing it by ending graded Civ Pro midterms.

We supposedly get CLR grades tomorrow, we'll see how it goes.
For people with a 1400 word limit were you still told to expand more? Because that's kind of BS.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:16 am

Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:So if anyone wants to run for SBA on a "Let's abolish graded CLR!", they've got my vote

This is almost my entire platform. I plan on supplementing it by ending graded Civ Pro midterms.

We supposedly get CLR grades tomorrow, we'll see how it goes.
For people with a 1400 word limit were you still told to expand more? Because that's kind of BS.


was told this. Repeatedly. sigh.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:41 pm

Icculus wrote:For people with a 1400 word limit were you still told to expand more? Because that's kind of BS.


I was told to expand on cases more and to do so at the expense of not talking about every case (which seemed at odd with the comment my prof gave in class saying we should cover all the cases).

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:28 pm

Aaaaand boom goes the dynamite.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:13 pm

Flips88 wrote:Aaaaand boom goes the dynamite.

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You beat me by 5 words, congrats!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:16 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
You beat me by 5 words, congrats!

Well when someone gets hit for not expanding enough, don't come crying to me. :P

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Icculus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:31 pm

What's the word count?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Icculus wrote:What's the word count?

Our was 2700, graciously bumped up from the original 2400

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Icculus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:45 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Icculus wrote:What's the word count?

Our was 2700, graciously bumped up from the original 2400

Nice. That seems a bit more doable. Ours is 2600.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:52 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Icculus wrote:What's the word count?

Our was 2700, graciously bumped up from the original 2400


same boat

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:43 pm

Also, Lexis can take it's half-assed, mostly incorrect Interactive Citation Workshop and shove it...that shit is awful.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:20 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Also, Lexis can take it's half-assed, mostly incorrect Interactive Citation Workshop and shove it...that shit is awful.


Word.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:59 pm

If anyone has Murphey for Torts, I have a great outline I can send you. I'm feeling generous today.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby IAFG » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:06 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:If anyone has Murphey for Torts, I have a great outline I can send you. I'm feeling generous today.

I told some rando 1L to ask you for it. So if some guy says I sent him, I did.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:13 pm

anyone have an Nzelibe one?




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