Getting into a specific section

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TTH
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Getting into a specific section

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:44 am

Quick 0L question: Is there any way as an incoming 1L to improve my chances for getting into a particular section/taking a particular professor for a class?

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby apper123 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:46 am

0L gunning ITT
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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:48 am

apper123 wrote:0L gunning ITT
:wink:


Yeah, but you can't fault me for wanting to take a class from the guy who wrote the supplement.

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby caoyun » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:52 am

TipTravHoot wrote:Quick 0L question: Is there any way as an incoming 1L to improve my chances for getting into a particular section/taking a particular professor for a class?


I would assume it depends on the school. GULC, for example, has its Section 3 which has a different curriculum. You can request that section.

Penn, meanwhile, makes it abundantly clear that it will not accept requests for a particular section.

I suppose if you could show a sufficiently persuasive reason (for example, the Section 1 classes conflict with [insert important shit here], while Section 2 classes do not), but I doubt wanting a particular professor is good enough.

Anyway, I think schools try and give you a good mix of good professors and not-so-good professors. So even if you don't get the one you're gunning for, you'll probably get another bigger name at some point.

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:53 am

Pretty much every single person from my section wishes we were in the other section and the other section laughs at us b/c they love their section. Luck of the draw.

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:56 am

D'oh.

I'm probably going to OSU and was hoping I could be sure I would take Dressler for crim. Guess I'll see if I'm lucky.

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby Grad_Student » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:02 am

Dressler is the bane of my existence

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Re: Getting into a specific section

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:26 am

If it was explained to me right, the law school here doesn't even assign students to sections themselves. They let the university registrar do that without their involvement at all.




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