WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

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johnnyutah
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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby johnnyutah » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:53 pm

Is it true that WUSTL students put together a $200/ticket swinger's party to raise money for EJW last year?

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Kabuo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:08 pm

romothesavior wrote:Everyone knows who I am, including administrators and deans, soooo yeah. I've barely met any of the 1Ls and I've had like 3 or 4 ask me if I'm romo.

Yep, I'm the loser with the 11k+ TLS posts. 8)


I know 1Ls who have met you. It's weird though, they call you by your real name.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:12 pm

Better than branding him with someone's name who is a poor excuse for an NFL QB...

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby wallacestevie » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:01 pm

I'm an incoming 1L who has lurked the shit out of this board. One night during a bout of riotous drunkenness all except one of the people in the apartment admitted to using this board quite a bit. Good luck to you all come Monday. I'm sure I'll see you around, though probably I won't know you by your username.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Kabuo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Tamanaha has been pretty roundly praised on this board for a lot of things, so I thought people ITT might find it interesting to know that our first Torts assignment is to read the case filed by a former student against Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:08 pm

I'm not in his class, but I went to talk to him last week because I'm a fan of his blog, balkanization. Such a cool dude. Anyway, he apparently gives a little talk in his first class about making sure this is really what you want to do, so I'd bet that corresponds somehow to his assigning that case.

@wallacestevie- what section are you in? Just curious if I'll have classes with you.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Oban » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:39 pm

johnnyutah wrote:Is it true that WUSTL students put together a $200/ticket swinger's party to raise money for EJW last year?


I'm not much up on the gossip, but this sounds crazy

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Is there a fridge and/or microwave anywhere in AB that we have access to?

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby quadsixm » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:33 pm

Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:01 pm

quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


A fridge, too?! Gosh, what a swanky school.

I guess the dean was wrong when he told us we aren't guests at a 4 star hotel.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby bouakedojo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:44 pm

quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


Was going to ask about this because I'd rather save money and bring lunch myself.

Also, quick question:

WestLaw or LexisNexis?

I am confused why we have both...

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Hannibal » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:45 pm

bouakedojo wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


Was going to ask about this because I'd rather save money and bring lunch myself.

Also, quick question:

WestLaw or LexisNexis?

I am confused why we have both...


Use both. MAX POINTZZZZZ

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby fl0w » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:49 pm

0LNewbie wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


A fridge, too?! Gosh, what a swanky school.

I guess the dean was wrong when he told us we aren't guests at a 4 star hotel.


be warned... the fridge gets DISGUSTING

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby fl0w » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:50 pm

bouakedojo wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


Was going to ask about this because I'd rather save money and bring lunch myself.

Also, quick question:

WestLaw or LexisNexis?

I am confused why we have both...


Do yourself a favor and be familiar with both. You never know what they are going to use at whatever firm or court or agency that you go to for your first summer.

Additionally, use both West classic and WestNext.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:46 pm

bouakedojo wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Yep on the 3rd floor by the vending machines


Was going to ask about this because I'd rather save money and bring lunch myself.

Also, quick question:

WestLaw or LexisNexis?

I am confused why we have both...

I think most people tend to prefer Westlaw but flow is credited. Be familiar with both.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby wallacestevie » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:45 pm

0LNewbie,

I'm in E. How about you? I see you mentioned Tamanaha so I'm guessing you're in E or F. We'll probably see each other around, if we haven't already.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:51 pm

Actually, I'm in A. I don't have Tamanaha, or else I would have felt like a huge gunner going to see him before class even started. I'm just a fan of his blog.

I'm sure we'll still see each other, though. We just won't know it :-)

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby quadsixm » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:10 am

0LNewbie wrote:Actually, I'm in A. I don't have Tamanaha, or else I would have felt like a huge gunner going to see him before class even started. I'm just a fan of his blog.

I'm sure we'll still see each other, though. We just won't know it :-)


Given the size of classes these days, not necessarily.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:10 am

Credited.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:27 am

Kabuo wrote:Tamanaha has been pretty roundly praised on this board for a lot of things, so I thought people ITT might find it interesting to know that our first Torts assignment is to read the case filed by a former student against Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

He is a strong critic of the law school system and he is currently writing a book called The Law School Scam or something along those lines, so I'm not surprised he'd start with this case.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:34 pm

I love that Dorothy canceled our 1st LP class with him. Everything I've heard could be true.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby bouakedojo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:09 pm

romothesavior wrote:He is a strong critic of the law school system and he is currently writing a book called The Law School Scam or something along those lines, so I'm not surprised he'd start with this case.


Ya, I think he's going to be one of my fav professors.

As a side note, he just posted an article on his blog about law student debt if anyone's interested:

http://balkin.blogspot.com/2011/08/snap ... every.html

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Youppi315 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Anyone willing to comment on the clerking clinic? Thanks in advance

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Kabuo » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:08 am

Any upperclassmen who have had Mandelker for property? If you have, it'd be great to ask you a few questions. I feel really good about every class but that one.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:06 pm

Kabuo wrote:Any upperclassmen who have had Mandelker for property? If you have, it'd be great to ask you a few questions. I feel really good about every class but that one.

I did, and I actually did well in it. It is probably a muddled mess now though, so I dunno how much help I can be. PM me your questions.




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