UTexas Law Class of 2015

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turbotong
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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby turbotong » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:13 am

Did you guys get your class schedules yet?
2L here trying to sell 1L books.
I have contracts, crim law, & civ pro casebooks.
I also have Civ Pro + contracts E&E, property flashcards

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby eaper » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:19 pm

turbotong wrote:Did you guys get your class schedules yet?
2L here trying to sell 1L books.
I have contracts, crim law, & civ pro casebooks.
I also have Civ Pro + contracts E&E, property flashcards


We're supposed to get them in the next few days. Dean Ingram said around August 1st iirc.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby amoricaorbust » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:31 pm

Can any current or former students give me the skinny on these prof's?

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby granger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:54 pm

Anderson's a nice guy and a pretty good teacher. Come to class prepared - or learn the material outside of class at some point - because he'll indulge answers he knows to be wrong or irrelevant, and he'll leave unanswered questions that do have answers in the casebook.

The exam is short and shallow.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby eaper » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:25 pm

amoricaorbust wrote:Can any current or former students give me the skinny on these prof's?

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp


poof

Also, anyone willing to sell old books and such for these courses?
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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby lurkylurk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 am

Effron is new and visiting from Brooklyn. Sharp is also a recent hire (within the last year or so I'd guess), haven't heard anything.

Goode is terrific on Evidence. I assume his Crim class would be good as well. Schiess is widely liked and is among the best in the LRW department. Both are excellent draws for 1L year.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby StarLightSpectre » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:36 am

I guess I may as well ask for thoughts/pointers on my set of Profs.


29090 Constitutional Law I Lino A Graglia
28935 Property Peter M Gerhart
29075 Civil Procedure Mechele Dickerson
29025 Legal Rsch & Legal Wr Elizabeth M Youngdale

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby lurkylurk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:21 am

Graglia is the school's most notorious conservative. Class will be typical lecturing on SCOTUS cases with editorializing about how SCOTUS is stupid. Exam is likely to be idiosyncratic, asking you to regurgitate his right wing views.

Youngdale is pleasant but not particularly memorable as a prof. You could do worse for LRW.

I believe Gerhart is visiting.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby StarLightSpectre » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:45 am

lurkylurk wrote:Graglia is the school's most notorious conservative. Class will be typical lecturing on SCOTUS cases with editorializing about how SCOTUS is stupid. Exam is likely to be idiosyncratic, asking you to regurgitate his right wing views.

Youngdale is pleasant but not particularly memorable as a prof. You could do worse for LRW.

I believe Gerhart is visiting.



Yeah, I googled Graglia and knew that his exam was going to be on the extreme end of "write what your prof wants".

Hopefully, Gerhart will post to practice exams/model answers from wherever he's from (Case Western I think).

It doesn't sound like I'm going to have cool/ballin profs but they don't seem horrible either.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby tomorrowperson » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:24 pm

StarLightSpectre wrote:I guess I may as well ask for thoughts/pointers on my set of Profs.


29090 Constitutional Law I Lino A Graglia
28935 Property Peter M Gerhart
29075 Civil Procedure Mechele Dickerson
29025 Legal Rsch & Legal Wr Elizabeth M Youngdale

Looks like we are in the same section :)

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby StarLightSpectre » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:23 am

tomorrowperson wrote:
StarLightSpectre wrote:I guess I may as well ask for thoughts/pointers on my set of Profs.


29090 Constitutional Law I Lino A Graglia
28935 Property Peter M Gerhart
29075 Civil Procedure Mechele Dickerson
29025 Legal Rsch & Legal Wr Elizabeth M Youngdale

Looks like we are in the same section :)



Das wus up. Section 4C be representin on TLS!

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby Cade McNown » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:37 pm

lurkylurk wrote:Schiess is widely liked and is among the best in the LRW department. Both are excellent draws for 1L year.

I would disagree here. Schiess is the most self-important professor I met 1L. He pissed a lot of people off this Spring with his ill-thought out brief prompt too. Then again, it's only LRW.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby granger » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Graglia is charming, and yeah, the class is a lesson in his ideology. He'll likely give you a healthy dose of his articles - study the shit out of them! And if he does Brown, well, he wrote a book on it, so it won't hurt to read a few chapters (it counted for something like 1/3 of our exam and I missed every class on it; the book can really help you). His office is always open, and he'll give you good feedback as long as you have something to say.

If it's your five credit class, being clear and concise will go a long way on your case note. He's also crazy for dashes.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby turbotong » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:47 am

I have anderson's torts book.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby bananabanana » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:05 am

StarLightSpectre wrote:I guess I may as well ask for thoughts/pointers on my set of Profs.


29090 Constitutional Law I Lino A Graglia
28935 Property Peter M Gerhart
29075 Civil Procedure Mechele Dickerson
29025 Legal Rsch & Legal Wr Elizabeth M Youngdale


+1

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby turbotong » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:11 am

If Anderson's Torts book is this book
http://www.amazon.com/Cases-Materials-T ... 0314906878
then I will sell it for $75. Currently I see the lowest amazon used price at $100.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby turbotong » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Torts book is sold.
I still have:
E&E for Torts, Civ Pro, Prop, and Contracts.
Federal Civil Rules Supplement 2011-2012 by Spencer, published by West
Problems in Contract Law Cases & Materials by Knapp, Crystal, Prince // Aspen //6th ed
Property by Dukeminer, Krier, et al // Aspen / 7th ed

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:53 pm

I've got Anderson's tort's casebook as well. It's the newest edition that came out last year. I believe robertson and wellborne use it as well. I'll sell it for $70.

Edit: The book has highliting (I don't rainbow brief. Each case only uses a single color highlighter) and notes in the margin.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby jwahba » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:29 am

Alright, I am section 4A

29090 Constitutional Law I Lino A Graglia
28935 Property Peter M Gerhart
29065 Civil Procedure Alexandra W Albright
28965 Legal Rsch & Legal Wr Elana S Einhorn

Any word on Albright and Einhorn?

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby eaper » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Anybody get some of their books through the Coop before? I accidentally clicked "Ok to substitute" and it cost and extra 50 or so. Anyway to get them to get me used books instead of new ones?

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby amoricaorbust » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:43 pm

eaper wrote:Anybody get some of their books through the Coop before? I accidentally clicked "Ok to substitute" and it cost and extra 50 or so. Anyway to get them to get me used books instead of new ones?


I used them for undergrad every sememster and I believe the "ok to substitute" option gives them permission to give you a new copy if there are no used ones available. You may want to check out Amazon to see if they have used copies for whichever titles the co-op didn't.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby eaper » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:50 pm

amoricaorbust wrote:
eaper wrote:Anybody get some of their books through the Coop before? I accidentally clicked "Ok to substitute" and it cost and extra 50 or so. Anyway to get them to get me used books instead of new ones?


I used them for undergrad every sememster and I believe the "ok to substitute" option gives them permission to give you a new copy if there are no used ones available. You may want to check out Amazon to see if they have used copies for whichever titles the co-op didn't.


Yeah, I think that's what happened. They were cheapest on all the ones I got, if I could get the used. =\ Thanks for the input.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby emkay625 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:48 pm

amoricaorbust wrote:Can any current or former students give me the skinny on these prof's?

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp



Hi there section-mate. I had the same question.

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby emkay625 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:52 pm

I am interested in the E&Es you have and the flashcards if they're still available.

Also - what supplements are people getting? Is there anything aside from the textbooks listed that I should definitely get right now?

I have:
Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

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Re: UTexas Law Class of 2015

Postby bananabanana » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:54 pm

Yeah, where is the activity on this thread it is only the most important thread on TLS. :)

Can we bring a cat (significant other) for the mandatory orientation? Do they have a fish option?

Also, where is the best place to get practice tests from professors?




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