UC Hastings Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:18 pm

ilovesf wrote:ahhh! some of my schedule is already posted. I'm in section 5! I also have class at 9:40 on Friday.. damn, there goes my dream of no class on Fridays.


Thanks! I'm in section 5 too. How did we end up having class on Friday but nothing on Tuesday? :?

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:28 am

kapital98 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:ahhh! some of my schedule is already posted. I'm in section 5! I also have class at 9:40 on Friday.. damn, there goes my dream of no class on Fridays.


Thanks! I'm in section 5 too. How did we end up having class on Friday but nothing on Tuesday? :?


Wait what? I have Legal Writing and Property on Tuesday.. but nothing on Monday at least!

umstah
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:47 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby umstah » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:35 pm

<<< section 4

AsNGiants
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby AsNGiants » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:36 pm

What are the used books from the bookstore like? Are they good as new or do they have writing and highlighting in them?

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:03 pm

when/how do we find out if we have reading due for our classes?

User avatar
pamcasso
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:28 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby pamcasso » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:08 pm

ilovesf wrote:when/how do we find out if we have reading due for our classes?


--LinkRemoved--

Edit: and keep checking back, it'll update

User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:24 pm

ilovesf wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:ahhh! some of my schedule is already posted. I'm in section 5! I also have class at 9:40 on Friday.. damn, there goes my dream of no class on Fridays.


Thanks! I'm in section 5 too. How did we end up having class on Friday but nothing on Tuesday? :?


Wait what? I have Legal Writing and Property on Tuesday.. but nothing on Monday at least!


AH! You're right. I have property on Tuesday too. However, my legal writing class is late Monday night.

Completely unrelated: I arrived in San Francisco two days ago. IT'S AMAZING!!! The next few weeks are going to be great. :D

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:51 pm

kapital98 wrote:
AH! You're right. I have property on Tuesday too. However, my legal writing class is late Monday night.

Completely unrelated: I arrived in San Francisco two days ago. IT'S AMAZING!!! The next few weeks are going to be great. :D


Awesome! I am at JFK right now waiting for my plane to SF. I live there but I've been gone since the beginning of May..I'm soo excited to be going back! I think our professors for our section seem pretty good.. I met one at ASD and I thought he was pretty cool and nice.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:52 pm

pamcasso wrote:
ilovesf wrote:when/how do we find out if we have reading due for our classes?


--LinkRemoved--

Edit: and keep checking back, it'll update


Thanks!

User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:58 pm

Does anyone know if the professors have individual websites? I'm wondering if some of the section 5 teachers have a syllabus posted.

User avatar
ozarkhack
Posts: 380
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:48 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:35 pm

AsNGiants wrote:What about Study Aids for our first year courses?

The official bookstore website section on study aids (--LinkRemoved--) lists over 20 examples and says that there are up to 200 titles to choose from. Do you think it is necessary/advisable to purchase study aids other than those that the professors require/recommend?

Perhaps it is an issue of personal preference in which some students purchase a lot more study aids than others? If so, how would one know what study aids will work best for that particular individual? Do you have any recommendations or advice in this area? Much appreciated.

Oh yeah, I may well want to buy books from you too.


TLS has tons of threads on supplements, so I won't try to replicate the advice here, especially because it really is a preference and depends-on-the-professor thing. You may want to go the library and check some of 'em out from there (lots are stocked, especially E&Es and ____ in a Nuthsell series).

As for my story, in the fall, I used only the Glannon CivPro E&E. Professor recommended it. It was helpful and probably kept me from bombing that terribly taught class.

In the spring, however, I wound up with 3 ConLaw supplements (1 old one written by the professor) and 2 for property (1, Understanding Property, free via Lexis points). I also used Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law, also free via Lexis. I did a little bit better in the spring than in the fall. It could be the supplements, I guess.

Ultimately, my advice is to wait for a bit, see how you handle the material as it comes at you. You'll know whether you need supplements or not.

User avatar
Lasers
Posts: 1576
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby Lasers » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:12 am

AsNGiants wrote:What are the used books from the bookstore like? Are they good as new or do they have writing and highlighting in them?

likely have highlighting/writing in them.

not sure if that's good, bad, or a non-factor, yet.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:13 pm

nooooooo!! i dont know how i read my schedule wrong, but i was so psyched not to have class on mondays, only to realize today i have torts. how are most people getting books? just doing regular pre-ordering?

User avatar
weaselology
Posts: 85
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:28 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby weaselology » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:47 pm

I'll chime in on the supplements too. First semester I just kind of glanced over supplements for each class (mostly the E&Es and Emmanuels outlines; don't like Gilberts). Didn't do as well as I hoped grade-wise, though I did alright.

Second semester, I focused on reading supplements but essentially cut out the E&Es as I found them shallow and worthless. I read Emmanuels for most classes, the same Conlaw supplement written by our professor as Ozarkhack (which was gold in that class, our essay was pretty much lifted from hypos he posed in the supplement), understanding crim, and treatises on crim/property. I did substantially better 2nd semester and I think it is largely due the my use of supplements.

All the extra reading was a ton of work, but it definitely paid off.

As another anecdote/tip, I study completely by myself and I know Ozarkhack typically does as well. However, come exam time during second semester the two of us sequestered ourselves in study lounges and did timed practice exams together. After we finished, we would really pick apart what we did, strategize, discuss interesting ways to format and lay out arguments and nitpick different issues that we saw/didn't catch. We pretty much were all business the entire time. Very little messing around and just solid exam performance and analysis. It is mentally taxing and pretty brutal, but very effective. This was another factor in my imrpovement second semester.

And here is a shameless plug: I have a ton of supplements for every class and most of the 1L casebooks (Torts, K's, Con Law, Civ Pro, Fed Income Tax). Most of the supplements are pretty much unmarked, and I am willing to sell the casebooks cheap, so if any of your are interested, PM me. Also, for anyone that would like them, I can provide my outlines as well.

validation88
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:04 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby validation88 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:47 pm

vb007 wrote:rising 3L here. don't really have time to give a general overview, but wanted to chime in. i would recommend incoming 1Ls to take every opportunity to get to know upperclassmen and practicing attorneys. most 1Ls don't fully comprehend the value of networking until later in the year, but it is absolutely key in this market. the fact that i joined student orgs, got to know 2Ls and 3Ls, and went to a variety of networking events helped me score interviews and get awesome, paying jobs both 1L and 2L summer.

pm me if you have questions


Would you care to exchange emails with a 1L? And thank you so much for offering your knowledge to us. I am a bit worried about finding an internship that actually pays decently. I really do not want to have to move back to Sonoma County just because of finances, there are not enough opportunities there. What orgs did you get involved in during first year?

User avatar
Lasers
Posts: 1576
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby Lasers » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:27 pm

ugh it is such a hassle to get everything in order before i move into the tower; still gotta buy some furniture. :?

User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:37 pm

Lasers wrote:ugh it is such a hassle to get everything in order before i move into the tower; still gotta buy some furniture. :?


Every couple days there is another student moving out of the tower selling their furniture. It's always rock bottom prices but also sold very quickly.

thedumbwaiter
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:43 am

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby thedumbwaiter » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:49 am

I'm moving in to the Tower on Friday. Do I need to contact someone else about elevator times?
Last edited by thedumbwaiter on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:34 pm

thedumbwaiter wrote:I'm in Section 3 and I'm moving in to the Tower on Friday. I thought I had read somewhere about booking an elevator time for moving stuff in but when I emailed Pansy to let her know I was arriving earlier in the day than I had previously thought she just said that the security was open 24 hours so it wasn't a big deal. Do I need to contact someone else about elevator times? It doesn't really sound like she gives a hoot.


They don't. The only time they might care is if you move in when everyone else is. I doubt everyone is moving in on Friday.

The staff is very nice. I had all of my furniture delivered by mail. They brought it up to my room. I didn't have to move anything :D

User avatar
Lasers
Posts: 1576
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby Lasers » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:13 pm

kapital98 wrote:
thedumbwaiter wrote:I'm in Section 3 and I'm moving in to the Tower on Friday. I thought I had read somewhere about booking an elevator time for moving stuff in but when I emailed Pansy to let her know I was arriving earlier in the day than I had previously thought she just said that the security was open 24 hours so it wasn't a big deal. Do I need to contact someone else about elevator times? It doesn't really sound like she gives a hoot.


They don't. The only time they might care is if you move in when everyone else is. I doubt everyone is moving in on Friday.

The staff is very nice. I had all of my furniture delivered by mail. They brought it up to my room. I didn't have to move anything :D

haha, that's great.

i'll be moving in on sunday, with my mattress being delivered on tuesday...hmm. :lol:

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:22 pm

Are there books for legal writing? I don't see them online.. am I just missing something?

User avatar
kapital98
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby kapital98 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:59 pm

Lasers wrote:haha, that's great.

i'll be moving in on sunday, with my mattress being delivered on tuesday...hmm. :lol:


From personal experience: THIS SUCKS! My first two night in the Tower I "borrowed" a mattress awaiting disposal. The mattress was absolutely awful.

Also, make sure you have blankets. Not having blankets is equally annoying.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11729
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:20 pm

orientation starts tomorrow! anyone else actually excited? it feels like this thread has been pretty slow moving lately.

thedumbwaiter
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:43 am

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby thedumbwaiter » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:03 am

I'm excited too! A little bit freaked out but more excited.

Good luck tomorrow everyone!
Last edited by thedumbwaiter on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Lasers
Posts: 1576
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings Class of 2014

Postby Lasers » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:46 am

what's up with orientation check-in being from 9-9:45?

i'll get there as late as possible seeing as nothing starts until 10 anyway. :)




Return to “TLS Class of 2014 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests