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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby stolli » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:28 pm

I am interested in whether to buy books or not and any protips for any of these classes/proffs:

election law (levin)
corporations (burson)
copyright (mcmanis)
pretrial (shields)

Also if anybody has taken Magarian's freedom of expression seminar, Id love to hear your thoughts.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Anybody know the 1L median #s?

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby fl0w » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:27 pm

soccerfreak wrote:I need suggestions for textbooks in Evidence, Copyrights, Patents, and Pre-trial. Buy/not buy/buy older version.


evidence - don't buy
copyrights - dunno, didn't take it. but i imagine if your book has the right cases in it, you're fine
patents - with the patent law being changed last year, a new book might have some commentary on it or something. but much case law? doubtful.
pre-trail - don't buy

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby lukertin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:21 pm

soccerfreak wrote:I need suggestions for textbooks in Evidence, Copyrights, Patents, and Pre-trial. Buy/not buy/buy older version.

copyrights -- you need the new version. well maybe not, you could probably get away with just reading the new case law that is in the new version.

patents -- just buy the old version. there are like 5 cases new to the book that you will encounter in the course. i have the previous looseleaf edition, i'd be willing to sell it to you for like, $50. then again since Baker is no longer teaching patent law youll be facing the high expectations and crazy course path Kevin takes, if adv patent law was any indication.
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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby konar » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:Anybody know the 1L median #s?


I would guess ~3.71/167.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:31 pm

konar wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Anybody know the 1L median #s?


I would guess ~3.71/167.

I heard the GPA was high. What are you basing this on? 3.71/167 would be decent for this cycle.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby lukertin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:32 pm

romothesavior wrote:I heard the GPA was high. What are you basing this on? 3.71/167 would be decent for this cycle.

badmonkey is part of the incoming 1L class. He, by himself, inflates every statistic.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:34 pm

lukertin wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I heard the GPA was high. What are you basing this on? 3.71/167 would be decent for this cycle.

badmonkey is part of the incoming 1L class. He, by himself, inflates every statistic.

I don't know who that is... should I?

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby lukertin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
lukertin wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I heard the GPA was high. What are you basing this on? 3.71/167 would be decent for this cycle.

badmonkey is part of the incoming 1L class. He, by himself, inflates every statistic.

I don't know who that is... should I?

he's only one of the mods here...lol

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:54 pm

There's a badfish, but no badmonkey.

I also just realized I haven't met a soul from the new class IRL yet. Dat 3L apathy.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby lukertin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:19 pm

romothesavior wrote:There's a badfish, but no badmonkey.

I also just realized I haven't met a soul from the new class IRL yet. Dat 3L apathy.

Oh yea.

that's Clint Eastwood. he used to be bad.monkey and then changed his name to Clint Eastwood. Those of us who knew him before the change still call him badmonkey

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby fl0w » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:31 pm

I've been terrible about meeting or talking to any 1Ls. I don't give a fuck mode has really settled in.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Total Litigator » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:39 pm

Wash U should post those class of 2015 numbers stat...

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Total Litigator wrote:Wash U should post those class of 2015 numbers stat...

The fact that they haven't is a little concerning.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby konar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:22 pm

I think my 167 LSAT prediction could be a bit optimistic unfortunately. It looks like a 166 is possible based off the late waitlist movement on LSN. It took them a while to dip into the worst 167s though(don't ask me how I know that :)).They said the GPA was the highest ever at least.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby soccerfreak » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:18 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Wash U should post those class of 2015 numbers stat...

The fact that they haven't is a little concerning.

Last year I thought it took some time after school started...

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:28 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Wash U should post those class of 2015 numbers stat...

The fact that they haven't is a little concerning.

Last year I thought it took some time after school started...

Did it? Probably irrational speculation on my part then. I also heard the GPA was high though so that's good.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby soccerfreak » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Wash U should post those class of 2015 numbers stat...

The fact that they haven't is a little concerning.

Last year I thought it took some time after school started...

Did it? Probably irrational speculation on my part then. I also heard the GPA was high though so that's good.

In my mind it took a few weeks, although the Dean did make a comment at orientation about having the "most accomplished" class of all time or something like that.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby Oban » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:37 pm

Every class is the most accomplished class of all time

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby disco_stu » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:18 pm

The dean said we were "in many ways" the most accomplished class. That means we suck. I'm guessing a huge drop in the LSAT scores.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby goldeneye » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:05 pm

what exactly is the effort required for the readings in legal practice and legal research?

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby stratocophic » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:33 pm

goldeneye wrote:what exactly is the effort required for the readings in legal practice and legal research?
didn't do em. use them as a guide for your assignments, but probably no need otherwise

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby goldeneye » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:59 pm

stratocophic wrote:
goldeneye wrote:what exactly is the effort required for the readings in legal practice and legal research?
didn't do em. use them as a guide for your assignments, but probably no need otherwise


Even if the syllabus says they may call on people? I guess they're only a total of 3 credits anyways

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Who are your LP/LR profs? I literally never opened my LP book the whole year, and I only opened the LR one when it was crunch time for the test. And I know I'm not alone there.

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Re: WUSTL 2L Taking Questions

Postby soccerfreak » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:39 pm

goldeneye wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
goldeneye wrote:what exactly is the effort required for the readings in legal practice and legal research?
didn't do em. use them as a guide for your assignments, but probably no need otherwise


Even if the syllabus says they may call on people? I guess they're only a total of 3 credits anyways

I read for the first class and never opened them again, except for the bluebook




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