Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Indifference » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:22 pm

Yea All Right wrote:
mujiali wrote:Hey all. Wondering if anyone has had a class with Aziz Rana. He's visiting HLS next semester and trying to determine whether it is a good idea to take the course or not (14th Amendment).

Thanks!


Didn't have Rana, but all my friends who did love him. He seems like a very, very nice guy, and very intelligent too. Also he had a generous curve for ConLaw.


Preferenced first! Thanks for the insight :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:35 am

mujiali wrote:Hey all. Wondering if anyone has had a class with Aziz Rana. He's visiting HLS next semester and trying to determine whether it is a good idea to take the course or not (14th Amendment).

Thanks!

Yes. Take the class.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap1990 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:17 pm

Does anyone know what the new GPA cut offs are? 5% 10% and 30%, in particular.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runinthefront » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:49 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:Does anyone know what the new GPA cut offs are? 5% 10% and 30%, in particular.


They are up on the Registrar's site now under "current grading policy." Dean's list numbers haven't been released, though.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap1990 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:08 pm

runinthefront wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:Does anyone know what the new GPA cut offs are? 5% 10% and 30%, in particular.


They are up on the Registrar's site now under "current grading policy." Dean's list numbers haven't been released, though.


Thanks for the heads up! That class of 2018 10% mark though...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby deepseapartners » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:31 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:Thanks for the heads up! That class of 2018 10% mark though...

The smaller course sizes could play into that number (i.e. if 3 or 4 students "deserve" an A+, could skew each class up because of small population), but I was more than a little surprised how high that number jumped.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Jakobe » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:34 pm

Depressing top 10% mark.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Babum » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:55 pm

Do they actually post the Dean's list numbers separately? I had no idea they did that. Could anyone guide me down that path?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap1990 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:44 pm

Babum wrote:Do they actually post the Dean's list numbers separately? I had no idea they did that. Could anyone guide me down that path?


I don't think they post them any where, but I know people (or at least for 1L) called the registrar to obtain that information.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby ughbugchugplug » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:02 pm

Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runinthefront » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:08 pm

ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby ughbugchugplug » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:11 pm

runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.



ohhhh, yeah. just looked. crap. Eh, I want to take it anyway

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap1990 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:18 pm

runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.


This should be filed under life hack for all courses.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:50 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.


This should be filed under life hack for all courses.

I didn't teach you about this? oops.

And lol at runinthefront. I told you that's why I'm not taking that class.

Also, Marguiles is teaching CrimPro for the first time, so it'll be impossible to tell. Think the criminal responsibility seminar is new too.

ETA: I will say that CrimPro with Colb involved very little work because we moved through the material so slowly. Spent the entire semester on the Fourth Amendment and never got to the Fifth Amendment.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby ughbugchugplug » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:49 pm

Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.


This should be filed under life hack for all courses.

I didn't teach you about this? oops.

And lol at runinthefront. I told you that's why I'm not taking that class.

Also, Marguiles is teaching CrimPro for the first time, so it'll be impossible to tell. Think the criminal responsibility seminar is new too.

ETA: I will say that CrimPro with Colb involved very little work because we moved through the material so slowly. Spent the entire semester on the Fourth Amendment and never got to the Fifth Amendment.



Cool, thanks. I figure most seminars are probably GPA friendly anyway so I'll probably take Responsibility. My only other question is Whistleblowers and Corporate Integrity - anyone have any thoughts?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:54 pm

ughbugchugplug wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.


This should be filed under life hack for all courses.

I didn't teach you about this? oops.

And lol at runinthefront. I told you that's why I'm not taking that class.

Also, Marguiles is teaching CrimPro for the first time, so it'll be impossible to tell. Think the criminal responsibility seminar is new too.

ETA: I will say that CrimPro with Colb involved very little work because we moved through the material so slowly. Spent the entire semester on the Fourth Amendment and never got to the Fifth Amendment.



Cool, thanks. I figure most seminars are probably GPA friendly anyway so I'll probably take Responsibility. My only other question is Whistleblowers and Corporate Integrity - anyone have any thoughts?


That class is a clusterfuck. Learning about qui tam stuff is highly useful, but I would not take the class if given the chance to do it over.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby ughbugchugplug » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:55 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:Anyone know curves/difficulty/workload for:

Advanced Seminar In Criminal Law: Criminal Responsibility
Criminal Procedure - Investigations
Advanced Civil Procedure

?


No idea about the curves for the other two, but if you go to Blackboard > Advanced Civ Pro > Tools > Send Email > Select Users and check out the current roster for that class, I don't think that there's any curve Clermont could give that would guarantee someone an A- or better.


This should be filed under life hack for all courses.

I didn't teach you about this? oops.

And lol at runinthefront. I told you that's why I'm not taking that class.

Also, Marguiles is teaching CrimPro for the first time, so it'll be impossible to tell. Think the criminal responsibility seminar is new too.

ETA: I will say that CrimPro with Colb involved very little work because we moved through the material so slowly. Spent the entire semester on the Fourth Amendment and never got to the Fifth Amendment.



Cool, thanks. I figure most seminars are probably GPA friendly anyway so I'll probably take Responsibility. My only other question is Whistleblowers and Corporate Integrity - anyone have any thoughts?


That class is a clusterfuck. Learning about qui tam stuff is highly useful, but I would not take the class if given the chance to do it over.


Dang. Clusterfuckesque because bad grades or because bad teaching?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby PushaC » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:07 pm

Does anyone have information on:

Admin with Stiglitz
Legislation with Chafetz?

I know Stiglitz decimated his Con Law section last year. I'm curious whether that treatment is reserved for the 1Ls or if he's just an all around hardass. I've heard little about Chafetz, but his syllabus says the class "will be graded in accordance with the 3.35 mean."

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runinthefront » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:25 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby deepseapartners » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:11 pm

PushaC wrote:Does anyone have information on:

Admin with Stiglitz
Legislation with Chafetz?

I know Stiglitz decimated his Con Law section last year. I'm curious whether that treatment is reserved for the 1Ls or if he's just an all around hardass. I've heard little about Chafetz, but his syllabus says the class "will be graded in accordance with the 3.35 mean."

Expect a pretty hard curve in Chafetz's class. He's not a bad dude and he knows politics as well as, and probably better than, he knows the law; but he is one of those types who doesn't seem to get that the vast majority of people can be not on his intelligence level, and still deserve an A.

I don't think I've heard anyone who came out of Stiglitz's section last year who didn't vow to never take another class with him again. Good luck.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap1990 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:32 pm

deepseapartners wrote:
I don't think I've heard anyone who came out of Stiglitz's section last year who didn't vow to never take another class with him again. Good luck.


I'm currently enrolled in the class but I don't think I've heard a single positive thing about Stiglitz, even if his Admin Law curve isn't as merciless as his ConLaw class from last year. Suffices to say that I don't think I'm gonna be staying put.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby PushaC » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:08 pm

runinthefront wrote:I looked at Stiglitz's Admin grade distribution from last year. It's pretty okay--not great, but not terrible. He didn't give below a B last year, but he only had 15 kids taking it for a grade. I assume there will probably be more than 15 kids taking it for a grade this year so idk if that will change his grading habits or anything.


Thanks for the heads up. Here's hoping he'll be merciful.

runthetrap1990 wrote:
deepseapartners wrote:
I don't think I've heard anyone who came out of Stiglitz's section last year who didn't vow to never take another class with him again. Good luck.


I'm currently enrolled in the class but I don't think I've heard a single positive thing about Stiglitz, even if his Admin Law curve isn't as merciless as his ConLaw class from last year. Suffices to say that I don't think I'm gonna be staying put.


Yeah, I'm worried he's going to give 40 pages of reading/night. Things will become more clear when we get a syllabus.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:30 pm

deepseapartners wrote:Yeah, I'm worried he's going to give 40 pages of reading/night. Things will become more clear when we get a syllabus.

I was in his Admin class for a week last year before dropping. I don't remember the amount of reading being unbearable--just the daily cold calls on irrelevant facts from the reading. But I heard he stopped doing that after half the class dropped it and he realized he needed to change his teaching style.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby TheatreofDreams » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:56 pm

1L checking in here.

Did anyone here do the USAO-EDNY internship last year? And could I ask you some questions?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:44 am

TheatreofDreams wrote:1L checking in here.

Did anyone here do the USAO-EDNY internship last year? And could I ask you some questions?

Dean Comstock should have a list of the people who have worked there.




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