University of Houston c/o 2014

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby bartleby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:44 pm

I got Twomey, Gidi, Hawkins, and Mantel.

I'm in C.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Bustang wrote:Here's a rundown on profs I know about:

-Mixon: Oh Mixon, where to begin. His tests are nearly impossible to study for, yet they're almost identical in nature. He DOES give you all of his exams, but it is still hard. I struggled the most in this class preparing for the final. Your exam will be 40-50 MC with 1-2 essays. The essays WILL be major topics you cover in class. I knew beforehand what ours likely were going to be and I guessed correctly. That being said, the essays were still very very difficult. I read the first one and literally didn't know what to write. I hate his teaching style, I hate his drawings and I felt like the book was absolute garbage. Finally, you cannot use your laptop or any electronic device. If you're caught with an electronic device, he deducts 5 points off of your final. Our section gave him scathing reviews, we had two students walk out of his class because of remarks he made towards them, and we even got the dean involved to help alleviate the situation. He was supposed to retire this year but I guess he's sticking around for longer. Hopefully K's is better for y'all.


Bustang,

I am sorry to hear you had such a difficult time with Mixon. I have spoken to three recent grads who all had Mixon and absolutely loved him, although one did comment that he was a bit hard to follow at times. I certainly hope this doesn’t indicate a shift in his attitude towards his students…

Also, Tamecia stated (in the Admitted Students Facebook group) that Mixon and Duncan don’t allow laptops. That means no electronic devices for Torts and half of Contracts (assuming that Dow hasn’t taken over teaching the class both days) for Section A. Should be interesting!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:26 pm

She also said that Mixon won't be teaching, it will be Dow. There was a last minute change, hence why both of their names are on the schedules.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:16 pm

brose wrote:She also said that Mixon won't be teaching, it will be Dow. There was a last minute change, hence why both of their names are on the schedules.


I didn't get that far (that's what I get for reading it on my blackberry). You are correct; corfirmed in the orientation packet sent out today...

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Josh the Goat » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:05 pm

Like Bustang said, Sanders is pretty cool but Crump is a dick. Good luck to those of you unfortunate enough to have to deal with him.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:13 pm

Guuureat. Just my luck!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Josh the Goat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:28 pm

For those of you that already have your peoplesoft number, you may be able to log in to the online professor evaluations for UH. The link is https://mec.uh.edu/law/.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:38 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:For those of you that already have your peoplesoft number, you may be able to log in to the online professor evaluations for UH. The link is https://mec.uh.edu/law/.


My peoplesoft won't work with that :cry:

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Josh the Goat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:12 pm

What profs are teaching this year for the 1L's? I can post their reviews below.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:24 pm

I have Smith for LRW, Chase, Crump, Sanders.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby jess85 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:28 pm

I also have Crump and Sanders plus Morris - LRW and Bush - Contracts

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Josh the Goat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:32 pm

Below are links to the online reviews for the professors for Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Torts for your 1L classes. If your prof isn't listed, it's because they didn't teach that subject last fall. I'll consider doing the LRW professors after I take the bar. Good luck!

Civil Procedure
Contracts
Torts

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:41 pm

Thanks Josh!

ETA: Holy crap. Sanders rescheduled 7+ classes?! lol

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Bustang » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:11 pm

brose wrote:Thanks Josh!

ETA: Holy crap. Sanders rescheduled 7+ classes?! lol


Chase missed 8-9 of ours and had 0 makeup.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:37 pm

Bustang wrote:
brose wrote:Thanks Josh!

ETA: Holy crap. Sanders rescheduled 7+ classes?! lol


Chase missed 8-9 of ours and had 0 makeup.


Haha so... a good supplement will be needed?


ETA: I meant Chase up there. whoops.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Bustang » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:36 pm

If you're in Chase's contract class, you will need whatever supplement necessary to teach yourself contract law. Our test covered Contract law 101 A-Z, and we learned, A-D, F-J, then Z.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby bartleby » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:57 pm

paying through my nose in rent. are there any decent 1/1's near UH? it was either a crappier apartment at 950/m vs. the nicer one down the street at 1050... so rough.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:53 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:Below are links to the online reviews for the professors for Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Torts for your 1L classes. If your prof isn't listed, it's because they didn't teach that subject last fall. I'll consider doing the LRW professors after I take the bar. Good luck!

Civil Procedure
Contracts
Torts


That's awesome Josh; thank you so much for putting those together. Is there any way you could pull reports for Morris (LRW), Bruhl, and Dow from one of their classes (after you are done with the bar and have time)? I know it isn't necessarily indicative of what we are going to see for our 1L classes, but I am curious to see what their reviews/grade distributions look like in general.

Good luck to you on the bar! Hope you have a relaxing bar trip planned...

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:39 pm

I didn't see grade distributions on those reports. Am I blind?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:58 am

brose wrote:I didn't see grade distributions on those reports. Am I blind?


Nope, sorry about that Brose. I was looking at the evaluations posted by Josh and grade distributions (available at myedu.com) while I was typing the request and crossed wires.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:06 pm

Mach 26 wrote:
brose wrote:I didn't see grade distributions on those reports. Am I blind?


Nope, sorry about that Brose. I was looking at the evaluations posted by Josh and grade distributions (available at myedu.com) while I was typing the request and crossed wires.


Man I need to find these grade distributions... can you link them?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:14 pm

brose wrote:
Mach 26 wrote:
brose wrote:I didn't see grade distributions on those reports. Am I blind?


Nope, sorry about that Brose. I was looking at the evaluations posted by Josh and grade distributions (available at myedu.com) while I was typing the request and crossed wires.


Man I need to find these grade distributions... can you link them?


I'm still working during the day, but I'll try to do this in the next day or two and post them here.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Mach 26 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:06 pm

Unfortunately, several professors did not have distributions in the myedu.com database (I originally looked at Section A only) but I'll post what I found below. According to the website, grade distributions are for the previous year [for each professor] teaching that particular class; Cumulative GPA is for all times [for each professor] teaching the class. They also had grade distributions over time, but judging by the data sets the school has adjusted the curve so I wasn't sure the data was very useful. Keep in mind, I can't confirm how they gather their metrics so take this assessment with that in mind. Cheers!

Section A
Morris - No data available
Bruhl (Civ Pro) - 22% A, 62% B, 14% C, 2% W - Overall GPA 3.02
Dow (Contracts) - 16% A, 81% B, 3% C - Overall GPA 3.14
Duncan (Torts) - 17% A, 69 % B, 9% C, 6% W - Overall GPA 2.91

Section B
Morris - No data available
Crump (Civ Pro) - 27% A, 56% B, 14 % C, 3% W - Overall GPA 3.04
Bush - No data available
Sanders (Torts) - 19% A, 70% B, 10% C - Overall GPA 3.09

Section C
Twomey - No data available
Gidi - 22% A, 61% B, 16% C - Overall GPA 3.06
Hawkins (Contracts) - 20% A, 69% B, 11% C - Overall GPA 3.09
Mantel (Torts) - No data available

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby vttran9 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:20 pm

Is there anyone staying in the Calhoun lofts?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:38 pm

I am... just got room assignments on Friday.




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