Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lawschoolkiddd » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:42 pm

Anyone have outlines for the Derivatives and Legal Practice?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:41 pm

anybody have an outline for Strat of litigation?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby suppy183 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:00 pm

A few questions for anyone who's done a practicum for credit their 1L summer:

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LePeanut » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:27 pm

suppy183 wrote:A few questions for anyone who's done a practicum for credit their 1L summer:

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?

Thanks!


I can only speak to the corporate practicum

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
You need to find your own placement and get permission from the register/professor depending on the practicum. Spots are limited but I'm not sure if they fill up.

Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Light - weekly journal entries + 20 page paper

Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
Yes and Yes. I have heard of people doing poorly though.

If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?
I don't think employers care tbh.

PS. Do the practicum if you can! I got paid the same + credits and you don't have to pay extra for the practicum.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LePeanut » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:28 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:anybody have an outline for Strat of litigation?


+1

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Chrstgtr » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:41 pm

LePeanut wrote:
suppy183 wrote:A few questions for anyone who's done a practicum for credit their 1L summer:

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?

Thanks!


I can only speak to the corporate practicum

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
You need to find your own placement and get permission from the register/professor depending on the practicum. Spots are limited but I'm not sure if they fill up.

Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Light - weekly journal entries + 20 page paper

Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
Yes and Yes. I have heard of people doing poorly though.

[b][b]If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?
I don't think employers care tbh.

PS. Do the practicum if you can! I got paid the same + credits and you don't have to pay extra for the practicum.[/b]
[/b]

GPA isn't updated until well after OCI is over so it won't help you at all for that. I also believe there is a rule that prohibits getting paid and getting credit at the same time...It wouldn't stop you from taking other summer classes but not a practicum class.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:37 pm

LePeanut wrote:
suppy183 wrote:A few questions for anyone who's done a practicum for credit their 1L summer:

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?

Thanks!


I can only speak to the corporate practicum

Is everybody who wants to enroll able to do it or is space limited?
You need to find your own placement and get permission from the register/professor depending on the practicum. Spots are limited but I'm not sure if they fill up.

Workload? (it is technically 4 credits).
Light - weekly journal entries + 20 page paper

Is it graded and, if so, is it a pretty good GPA-booster?
Yes and Yes. I have heard of people doing poorly though.

If graded, do OCI employers assume it's an easy A and discount your GPA accordingly?
I don't think employers care tbh.

PS. Do the practicum if you can! I got paid the same + credits and you don't have to pay extra for the practicum.

You got paid? You can't get paid and earn credit, ABA rules.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LePeanut » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:39 pm

CPT but I think it's limited to international students.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:40 pm

LePeanut wrote:CPT but I think it's limited to international students.

Huh?


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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Chicago60657 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Is there any kind of grading policy for small classes -- seminars, practicum classes, etc? Can everyone get A's?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:37 pm

Chicago60657 wrote:Is there any kind of grading policy for small classes -- seminars, practicum classes, etc? Can everyone get A's?


There might still be a maximum of A+'s that can be given (not even sure about this), but besides that yes everyone can get As.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby fips tedora » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:47 pm

Does anyone know of a list of on-campus interview questions for admissions?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumb cake » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:46 pm

The list in this thread is pretty accurate: viewtopic.php?t=193160

My interviewer got through most of those.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby itsme123 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:53 am

Can anyone recommend a supplement for Business Associations? I'm so lost :(

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumb cake » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:01 am

Adv. Negotiation is capped at 45 for winter intersession. Does anyone know if they actually curve it if it's >40?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:30 pm

crumb cake wrote:Adv. Negotiation is capped at 45 for winter intersession. Does anyone know if they actually curve it if it's >40?

The curve is mandatory over 40. I never heard of any class being an exception, although I could be wrong.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Chrstgtr » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:38 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
crumb cake wrote:Adv. Negotiation is capped at 45 for winter intersession. Does anyone know if they actually curve it if it's >40?

The curve is mandatory over 40. I never heard of any class being an exception, although I could be wrong.


ITA is exempted. Can't tell you about Adv. Negotiation, though. Seems pretty silly if it isn't as that is the worst cap number.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby fips tedora » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:49 pm

Where does everyone workout? I saw that a discount is given for NU grad students for LA Fitness Streeterville, yet meh. Any other recs?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Chrstgtr » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:16 pm

Does anyone have an outline for Structuring Transactions: Financial Institutions with Freechack & Fleetwood?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Mullens » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:21 pm

fips tedora wrote:Where does everyone workout? I saw that a discount is given for NU grad students for LA Fitness Streeterville, yet meh. Any other recs?


You can workout with the other LA Fitness' under that pass too and the other ones are much better.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby fips tedora » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:22 pm

Mullens wrote:
fips tedora wrote:Where does everyone workout? I saw that a discount is given for NU grad students for LA Fitness Streeterville, yet meh. Any other recs?


You can workout with the other LA Fitness' under that pass too and the other ones are much better.

TYFT. Lifesaver. That LA Fitness is hot garbage.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Calvin Murphy » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Chrstgtr wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
crumb cake wrote:Adv. Negotiation is capped at 45 for winter intersession. Does anyone know if they actually curve it if it's >40?

The curve is mandatory over 40. I never heard of any class being an exception, although I could be wrong.


ITA is exempted. Can't tell you about Adv. Negotiation, though. Seems pretty silly if it isn't as that is the worst cap number.


Adv. Negotiation is not curved.

ETA: This opinion is based off of what the registrar told me last year. Last year's section of 48 was treated as two non-curved sections of 24 students.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:11 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:anybody have an outline for Strat of litigation?

I know this is a late response, but you absolutely don't need an outline for this class. If you showed up to the classes and have general common sense, you will be fine for the final exam. It's still taught by Salpeter right?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:39 pm

Anyone have an outline for Delaney's Immigration Law?




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