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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Jambalaya » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:41 am

I know someone asked this before, but it hasn't been answered. Does anyone have any insights about the following professors? Do you know whether they allow students to use laptops during lectures?

1) Legislation and Regulation with Mark Tushnet
2) Contracts with Todd Rakoff
3) Torts with Richard Lazarus
4) Civil Procedure with Thomas Lee (Visiting Professor)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby hopper123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:46 am

fatduck wrote:
ph14 wrote:
JDflowergirl wrote:Good luck to all the people doing EIP this week. I'm sure you will all do great :D. You've got this 8)


I'm worried about melting on my walk to the hotel in my suit :lol:.

i'm commuting from brookline. kill me now.


Why would you want to live in brookline while a student at HLS?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fatduck » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:24 am

hopper123 wrote:
fatduck wrote:
ph14 wrote:
JDflowergirl wrote:Good luck to all the people doing EIP this week. I'm sure you will all do great :D. You've got this 8)


I'm worried about melting on my walk to the hotel in my suit :lol:.

i'm commuting from brookline. kill me now.


Why would you want to live in brookline while a student at HLS?

It's

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby hopper123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:17 am

fatduck wrote:
hopper123 wrote:
fatduck wrote:i'm commuting from brookline. kill me now.


Why would you want to live in brookline while a student at HLS?

It's


Bad idea genes, fatduck. This is def a bad idea genes.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fatduck » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:24 pm

hopper123 wrote:
fatduck wrote:
hopper123 wrote:
fatduck wrote:i'm commuting from brookline. kill me now.


Why would you want to live in brookline while a student at HLS?

It's


Bad idea genes, fatduck. This is def a bad idea genes.

lol I just noticed this. My phone randomly eats words. I said it's temporary.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BlakcMajikc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:22 am

Luchando wrote:Thoughts on the following profs for Section 6?

Civil Procedure- Jack Goldsmith
Contracts- Adam Levitin (visiting from Georgetown)
Torts- Jon Hanson
Legislation and Regulation- Susan Davies

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Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:30 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:
Luchando wrote:Thoughts on the following profs for Section 6?

Civil Procedure- Jack Goldsmith
Contracts- Adam Levitin (visiting from Georgetown)
Torts- Jon Hanson
Legislation and Regulation- Susan Davies

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Postby roranoa » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:15 am

So I've just read the "Anonymous Lawyer" (book) and read through the authors blog. How much of it should I believe it reflects the life of an actual Biglaw lawyer?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby iThwl » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:59 am

Jambalaya wrote:I know someone asked this before, but it hasn't been answered. Does anyone have any insights about the following professors? Do you know whether they allow students to use laptops during lectures?

1) Legislation and Regulation with Mark Tushnet
2) Contracts with Todd Rakoff
3) Torts with Richard Lazarus
4) Civil Procedure with Thomas Lee (Visiting Professor)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:35 pm

iThwl wrote:
Jambalaya wrote:I know someone asked this before, but it hasn't been answered. Does anyone have any insights about the following professors? Do you know whether they allow students to use laptops during lectures?

1) Legislation and Regulation with Mark Tushnet
2) Contracts with Todd Rakoff
3) Torts with Richard Lazarus
4) Civil Procedure with Thomas Lee (Visiting Professor)

as a related noted, anybody know what books we need for tushnet? he isnt on the coop website yet

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:59 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
iThwl wrote:
Jambalaya wrote:I know someone asked this before, but it hasn't been answered. Does anyone have any insights about the following professors? Do you know whether they allow students to use laptops during lectures?

1) Legislation and Regulation with Mark Tushnet
2) Contracts with Todd Rakoff
3) Torts with Richard Lazarus
4) Civil Procedure with Thomas Lee (Visiting Professor)

as a related noted, anybody know what books we need for tushnet? he isnt on the coop website yet


Last year Tushnet used his own book that I could only find at the coop, but looks like amazon has a few in stock now. Would guess he'll probably use the same one again.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Regulatory-Ad ... 0195189310

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:27 pm

just a quick question, we need to get a bluebook (19th edition) right? for LRW? any other books needed for LRW?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:28 pm

thederangedwang wrote:just a quick question, we need to get a bluebook (19th edition) right? for LRW? any other books needed for LRW?


Yes, and most likely not, but as always, depends on the instructor.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby iThwl » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:45 am

lastMinuteGuy wrote:
fatduck wrote:
lastMinuteGuy wrote:If anyone's interested in local sourced food options (farm shares, co-ops, farmer's markets, etc.), I can also put up some information on those.

yes please


Realized I never came back to reply. Depends some on which neighborhood you live in, but I've listed some options below that I use a lot. If you have a car it really opens it up and gives you some more options:

Farmers' Markets (Pretty much one almost every day of the week not too far away, running from Memorial Day - November)
- Monday - Central Sq, not far from the T stop
- Tuesday - Harvard has one right next to the HLS campus in the afternoon
- Wednesday - Davis Sq, right next to the T stop
- Saturday - Nice farmers' market in Union Sq in Somerville, usually with a live band and some other stuff going on
- Sunday - One in Harvard Sq near the Charles Hotel

Farm Shares/CSA
My girlfriend and I get a small share from Enterprise farm and haven't really had any complaints. Lots of pickup locations around (including one about 3 blocks from the law school) and decent rotation of stuff each week. They also do an East Coast winter farm share that gets you a lot of fresh produce from Florida, Georgia, etc. throughout the winter and spring. Another one I've heard good things about is Boston Organics. Little more expensive, but they do home delivery. There are a number of other ones in the area, so with some searching and yelp reviews you can probably find some other good ones.

Local Stores
- Savenors - Really good local butcher not too far from the law school, also carries local produce and cheeses. Kind of expensive, but the meat is high quality and delicious.
- Harvest Co-op - Fully co-op grocery store in Central Sq if you're looking for a local alternative. Not the best produce, but good selection of bulk items and all the standard grocery staples.
- Dave's Fresh Pasta - Near Davis Sq, makes really good fresh pasta and sauces in the store and carries a selection of local produce and dairy, as well as gourmet cheeses and meats. Good wine and beer selection too.

There's always Whole Foods too, and there are 3 in Cambridge and another one right over the line in Medford that are close. The only one really accessible from the T though is in Central Sq, I'd recommend a car for the other 3.


thanks

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby maxpower430 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:18 am

iThwl wrote:
lastMinuteGuy wrote:
fatduck wrote:
lastMinuteGuy wrote:If anyone's interested in local sourced food options (farm shares, co-ops, farmer's markets, etc.), I can also put up some information on those.

yes please


Realized I never came back to reply. Depends some on which neighborhood you live in, but I've listed some options below that I use a lot. If you have a car it really opens it up and gives you some more options:

Farmers' Markets (Pretty much one almost every day of the week not too far away, running from Memorial Day - November)
- Monday - Central Sq, not far from the T stop
- Tuesday - Harvard has one right next to the HLS campus in the afternoon
- Wednesday - Davis Sq, right next to the T stop
- Saturday - Nice farmers' market in Union Sq in Somerville, usually with a live band and some other stuff going on
- Sunday - One in Harvard Sq near the Charles Hotel

Farm Shares/CSA
My girlfriend and I get a small share from Enterprise farm and haven't really had any complaints. Lots of pickup locations around (including one about 3 blocks from the law school) and decent rotation of stuff each week. They also do an East Coast winter farm share that gets you a lot of fresh produce from Florida, Georgia, etc. throughout the winter and spring. Another one I've heard good things about is Boston Organics. Little more expensive, but they do home delivery. There are a number of other ones in the area, so with some searching and yelp reviews you can probably find some other good ones.

Local Stores
- Savenors - Really good local butcher not too far from the law school, also carries local produce and cheeses. Kind of expensive, but the meat is high quality and delicious.
- Harvest Co-op - Fully co-op grocery store in Central Sq if you're looking for a local alternative. Not the best produce, but good selection of bulk items and all the standard grocery staples.
- Dave's Fresh Pasta - Near Davis Sq, makes really good fresh pasta and sauces in the store and carries a selection of local produce and dairy, as well as gourmet cheeses and meats. Good wine and beer selection too.

There's always Whole Foods too, and there are 3 in Cambridge and another one right over the line in Medford that are close. The only one really accessible from the T though is in Central Sq, I'd recommend a car for the other 3.


thanks


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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:31 pm

So I'm only planning on buying my textbooks after September 5th, seeing as thats when my loan money comes in. I'm assuming this should be fine considering I'll only go one day of class without my textbooks, but I just want to make sure I'm not screwing myself over. Does anyone see any issues with this plan?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:40 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:So I'm only planning on buying my textbooks after September 5th, seeing as thats when my loan money comes in. I'm assuming this should be fine considering I'll only go one day of class without my textbooks, but I just want to make sure I'm not screwing myself over. Does anyone see any issues with this plan?


That's fine.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby yepyepyep » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:04 pm

Any thoughts on Donahue for Property?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby lessthanjake » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:54 pm

I notice that the Coop allows us to rent books. I know I could buy books and sell them later, but that's a bit of a hassle, and renting them would save about 300 dollars upfront. Is there any significant reason not to do this? I do not write in textbooks, so not being able to do that isn't a concern for me. I guess I'm just wondering if there's much benefit in having your books after the class is over.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:56 pm

lessthanjake wrote:I notice that the Coop allows us to rent books. I know I could buy books and sell them later, but that's a bit of a hassle, and renting them would save about 300 dollars upfront. Is there any significant reason not to do this? I do not write in textbooks, so not being able to do that isn't a concern for me. I guess I'm just wondering if there's much benefit in having your books after the class is over.


No. I used it, and it's great. And I highlighted a fair amount in my casebook that I rented (although I didn't write much). There's no significant benefit in having your books after the class is offer.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:12 pm

ph14 wrote:
lessthanjake wrote:I notice that the Coop allows us to rent books. I know I could buy books and sell them later, but that's a bit of a hassle, and renting them would save about 300 dollars upfront. Is there any significant reason not to do this? I do not write in textbooks, so not being able to do that isn't a concern for me. I guess I'm just wondering if there's much benefit in having your books after the class is over.


No. I used it, and it's great. And I highlighted a fair amount in my casebook that I rented (although I didn't write much). There's no significant benefit in having your books after the class is offer.


Somebody has EIP on the mind :).

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ignatiusr » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:31 pm

PriOSky wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
Luchando wrote:Thoughts on the following profs for Section 6?

Civil Procedure- Jack Goldsmith
Contracts- Adam Levitin (visiting from Georgetown)
Torts- Jon Hanson
Legislation and Regulation- Susan Davies


Any thoughts on these professors through PM would be much appreciated.


I'd also appreciate any insights about these professors

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

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