Mal Reynolds wrote:jdom wrote:Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions in this thread, it's been really helpful for me.
I was planning on visiting the school on March 28th to take a student-led tour and visit a class. Is this a good time to visit considering it's the day after you all get back from spring break? Generally, the first class meeting for me has always been "Here's the syllabus, read this for next time, ktybai". I have no clue if this is how it works in law school - maybe you all have reading due for the first class.
Which of these classes/profs would you all recommend to visit?: Civil Procedure II - 02 - D. Wood, Development of Legal Institutions - R. Helmholz, Jurisprudence I: Theories of Law and Adjudication - B. Leiter
Also, any food/shops you would recommend checking out?
Thanks a bunch!
Nah we still get in to substantive legal stuff on the first day, so you'll be fine. March might still have a little bite of winter in the air so it will be good to realistically assess how you like the weather.
I think Brian Leiter is an idiot but I've heard he is a fine professor. I would still suggest Wood or Helmholz. Helmholz is a fucking titan of property law and likes to make fun of students pretty regularly. So he might be the closest thing to a paper chase type professor we have. Diane Wood is a federal COA judge so she is sort of a big deal. The problem with civ pro II is that you might not have any fucking clue what is going on in the class since Civil Procedure is foreign to non-lawyers, but it's the first day so maybe not. If you can find a class Saul Levmore is teaching I would go to that one bar none, though.
And do you mean shops around Hyde Park or shops anywhere?
I didn't see anything with Levmore. I threw in Leiter's class because I've had a few classes on legal theory in undergrad and thought maybe I might have a little clue what the heck is going on in the class. I certainly don't plan on participating in the class, but it would nice for the lecture to not be in a foreign language. I've read about Helmholz a bit in this thread and it seems his class would be quite..interesting. Thanks though, I'll probably check out either Wood or Helmholz.
Any place you think is a must eat/visit in Hyde Park. I'm planning on spending another day playing around in Chicago.
2014 wrote:I'd probably suggest Helmholz over Wood if you were going to sit in on one. Subject wise, neither is a great one to sit in on unfortunately, but you are more likely to have something memorable happen in the Helmholz one.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Hyde Park do Medici on 57th, if you are venturing north, defer to Yelp there are like 500 places worth going.
Good point. I'll probably try and sit in on his class.
Thanks for the rec, looks pretty amazing from the website.