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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:14 pm

Ferzan at least offered the entertainment value of watching a train wreck. Wood is more akin to watching women's soccer, or Cloud Atlas (good luck staying awake + figuring out what's going on).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:17 pm

Rahviveh wrote:Ferzan at least offered the entertainment value of watching a train wreck. Wood is more akin to watching women's soccer, or Cloud Atlas (good luck staying awake + figuring out what's going on).


I didn't have Ferzan but can cosign that Wood really is that bad.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:22 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:23 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I have been awake since 7:00am yesterday (when I woke up to take our Crim Law final) trying to figure out wtf is going on in Wood's class. I think I probably waited too long to start outlining. I almost decided to go to sleep but then I realized that my outline + notes for her 1 quarter of civ pro are longer than my 2 quarters of notes for either Contracts or Crim Law. I really don't care what I get on the final tomorrow - I am just ready for this shit to be done. :evil:


lol damn. I'm probably pulling an all-nighter but I did get up at like noon today in anticipation of that likely outcome

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:27 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:35 pm

Good luck tomorrow 1Ls! You're so close to being done :)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:09 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
Start your brief.


Hey man, I'm almost done with my civ pro outline. That I started at about noon today.

Rahviveh wrote:Ferzan at least offered the entertainment value of watching a train wreck. Wood is more akin to watching women's soccer, or Cloud Atlas (good luck staying awake + figuring out what's going on).


That's very true. I enjoyed watching more and more of the class turn on her. Would really like to read her reviews.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:30 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
Rahviveh wrote:Ferzan at least offered the entertainment value of watching a train wreck. Wood is more akin to watching women's soccer, or Cloud Atlas (good luck staying awake + figuring out what's going on).


That's very true. I enjoyed watching more and more of the class turn on her. Would really like to read her reviews.


Y'all are mean man. I felt bad about that, even though I was also frustrated with her as a teacher.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:11 am

Good luck tomorrow soon-to-be-2Ls. At least we moved the writing competition to give you a few days off, so there is that...(small victories are key)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:15 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby HarvardHopeful » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:48 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:How competitive/difficult is it to get unpaid jobs for 1L summer in either public defender's offices or USAO? If anyone can offer any info about offices in Chicago or Boston specifically that would be great! Thanks


It's really hard to tell since there really is no transparency in the process. Your best bet is to probably e-mail people on the WWW list who worked in positions that you are interested in, but even they may not know. I know there are 3 Chicago 1Ls at the Chicago USAO this summer, and many at other offices around the country. Idk anything about Boston though.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:51 am

We have a lot of people who do both and get the positions relatively early in the winter so it can't be too grade focused. Can't really speak to Boston since there aren't so many 1Ls who self select into PI there, but I imagine you will be fine.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:52 pm

Thank you both for your responses!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:26 pm

Congrats to all the 3Ls. Or 4Ls now I guess.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby orbotop » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:20 am

Do LRW grades not come out until July even though everything has been graded?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:49 am

orbotop wrote:Do LRW grades not come out until July even though everything has been graded?

They came out w/ the rest last year if I recall

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:23 am

I think LRW and the elective grade come out earlier but I don't remember exactly.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:27 am

Anybody have any input on this Corporate Lab Transactional Challenge? Is it useful? Interesting? What do you do for it anyway?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby gchatbrah » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:02 am

Crowing wrote:Anybody have any input on this Corporate Lab Transactional Challenge? Is it useful? Interesting? What do you do for it anyway?



If you plan to pitch anything related to transactional work during OCI, I highly recommend doing it. Super low impact (each assignment is 1-3 hours in length; one per week for three weeks). It's also actual work you would do as a junior -- diligence memorandum, contract analysis, contract drafting -- so you might as well find out early if you like that or not. Most interviewers don't know a ton about it, so you can dress it up however you want. For what it's worth, almost every law firm I interviewed with brought it up at least once (often out of sheer curiosity), and I got the sense that being able to say I was a finalist (and sound enthusiastic about the kind of assignments the contest involved) was a benefit.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:03 am

I'm definitely doing it. Sounds like a solid resume like without a crazy amount if work.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby gchatbrah » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:12 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:I'm definitely doing it. Sounds like a solid resume like without a crazy amount if work.



It felt even better to do it after not doing the writing competition.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:13 am

gchatbrah wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:I'm definitely doing it. Sounds like a solid resume like without a crazy amount if work.



It felt even better to do it after not doing the writing competition.


This is also an important reason I'm doing it.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby gchatbrah » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:22 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
gchatbrah wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:I'm definitely doing it. Sounds like a solid resume like without a crazy amount if work.



It felt even better to do it after not doing the writing competition.


This is also an important reason I'm doing it.


We are of the same mind. You'll go far.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:27 pm

It's a pretty low time commitment so that may justify it.

I didn't actually talk about it in a single interview. If you can otherwise pull through a solid narrative about why you want to do deal work, I don't know if I'd really put in the effort, but it can't hurt.




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