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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:52 pm

I was very glad to have a car 1L in HP, if you have one I would keep it and pay the $170 or w/e to Regents for indoor parking. When I moved out of HP I think the utility was wildly lower but there are still occasions where it is nice to have.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:29 pm

So since the 3Ls are here, what are the easiest classes to take?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:30 pm

Advanced Legal Writing (seriously)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:31 pm

Also planning to ride the Corporate Lab gravvy train straight to the top.

Of the bottom of the class.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby DetectiveStabler » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:39 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice regarding cars/zipcars in Chicago. You've all been helpful :)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:50 pm

Rahviveh wrote:So since the 3Ls are here, what are the easiest classes to take?


Advanced Legal Writing, Corporate Lab, Brief Writing, etc. You're looking for Classes/Seminars with easy finals (preferably no final). I don't want to out myself too much, but I'm happy to assist in creating the easiest class schedule ever via PM.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:56 pm

Language classes across the Midway
Entrepreneurship & the Law
Marriage Law

Also happy to answer Qs via PM about easy classes. This is the one thing about 2L/3L I can be of help on.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Dany wrote:Advanced Legal Writing (seriously)

Despite the seriously, can't tell if I'm being trolled.

EDIT: didn't see when in laws post, that makes sense
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:07 pm

Rahviveh wrote:
Dany wrote:Advanced Legal Writing (seriously)

Despite the seriously, can't tell if I'm being trolled.


I'm scared she's gonna describe the final which will cause every single TLSer to enroll.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby AspiringAcademic » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:09 pm

Dany wrote:Language classes across the Midway
Entrepreneurship & the Law
Marriage Law

Also happy to answer Qs via PM about easy classes. This is the one thing about 2L/3L I can be of help on.

Do the language classes tend to go down as pass/fail, or do we get a grade for those?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:14 pm

AspiringAcademic wrote:
Dany wrote:Language classes across the Midway
Entrepreneurship & the Law
Marriage Law

Also happy to answer Qs via PM about easy classes. This is the one thing about 2L/3L I can be of help on.

Do the language classes tend to go down as pass/fail, or do we get a grade for those?

Either way. On the petition to take an Across the Midway class, you can request to take the class pass/fail (I think you'd need the professor's approval for that) or you can just get a letter grade. The letter grades show up on your transcript but aren't factored into your GPA. I just went with the letter grade option.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:19 pm

And I'm not trolling at all about Advanced Legal Writing. You do zero legal research; it's just editing things for grammar and style. You have ungraded homework assignments (like "Edit these sentences to remove double negatives.") and our take-home final was a motion for summary judgment that we edited only for grammar and clarity. You don't have to fix citations or any of the legal arguments. It's just about being a better and clearer writer, and was very easy (and actually pretty good to know). The teacher is great too. A+ would take again.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:37 pm

Dany wrote:And I'm not trolling at all about Advanced Legal Writing. You do zero legal research; it's just editing things for grammar and style. You have ungraded homework assignments (like "Edit these sentences to remove double negatives.") and our take-home final was a motion for summary judgment that we edited only for grammar and clarity. You don't have to fix citations or any of the legal arguments. It's just about being a better and clearer writer, and was very easy (and actually pretty good to know). The teacher is great too. A+ would take again.


Oh my god can I take 4 of these a quarter

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:03 pm

AspiringAcademic wrote:
Dany wrote:Language classes across the Midway
Entrepreneurship & the Law
Marriage Law

Also happy to answer Qs via PM about easy classes. This is the one thing about 2L/3L I can be of help on.

Do the language classes tend to go down as pass/fail, or do we get a grade for those?


I don't really know how it works with the law school, but assuming these show up on your transcript (whether or not they get factored into GPA, which I don't understand how they possibly could given the different scales) - be careful which you take. I did Arabic, French and Italian at different points during undergrad here. There's a big difference between the various language departments/how much work they require/how strictly they grade. I don't know if that shit's still the same from five years ago so I'll leave out how I did in each. I'm guessing the arabic department is still pretty tough.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:33 pm

Norwegian was very easy and fun and the teacher brings you baked goods on Fridays! :D

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Advanced Legal Research is also SUPER easy, but you have to write a "paper." Also, if you did not "get" Douglas Baird, for the love that is holy, do NOT take Secured Transactions. Just don't.

My main advice is don't use up all your seminars fall/winter quarter, because you're going to want non-exam classes in the spring so you can get to your jobs on time and not take Sunday/Memorial Day finals.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:07 pm

2014 wrote:I was very glad to have a car 1L in HP, if you have one I would keep it and pay the $170 or w/e to Regents for indoor parking. When I moved out of HP I think the utility was wildly lower but there are still occasions where it is nice to have.


I was glad to have a car in HP during 1L, though I only drove it sporadically. I was really happy to have it after 1L since it let me live north of the Loop.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:07 pm

Public Choice, in addition to changing your life, is also basically no work. There's reading but it's essentially optional. Just show up, pay attention, and enjoy.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:09 pm

Haymarket wrote:Public Choice, in addition to changing your life, is also basically no work. There's reading but it's essentially optional. Just show up, pay attention, and enjoy.


Yeah but then there's a levmore final at the end. But I guess that's mitigated by being a 2L.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:11 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Haymarket wrote:Public Choice, in addition to changing your life, is also basically no work. There's reading but it's essentially optional. Just show up, pay attention, and enjoy.


Yeah but then there's a levmore final at the end. But I guess that's mitigated by being a 2L.

This is true. In my experience, people either get him/it or they don't. If you feel like you "get" Levmore, then that class is a win by all metrics.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:28 pm

Levmore and Strauss are the only professors I liked enough that I want to take classes with them again. But I'm also not sure I want to take conlaw.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:30 pm

Rahviveh wrote:Levmore and Strauss are the only professors I liked enough that I want to take classes with them again. But I'm also not sure I want to take conlaw.


Your section definitely had the worse of the professors then. I've heard Strauss' Conlaw is amazing.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:38 pm

Rahviveh wrote:Levmore and Strauss are the only professors I liked enough that I want to take classes with them again. But I'm also not sure I want to take conlaw.

Con Law II (freedom of speech) with Strauss was my favorite class during 2L/3L. I very highly recommend it.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:52 pm

I liked Henderson a lot more than Levmore.

I would also take McAdams again, and Morrison too if he had stayed.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:16 pm

Crowing wrote:I liked Henderson a lot more than Levmore.

I would also take McAdams again, and Morrison too if he had stayed.

You should take criminal procedure if you havent alread y and he does it this year. That is an awesome class regardless of prof, and I sometimes wonder how it would have been with mcadams




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