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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:55 pm

Thoughts?

Colloquium: Constitutional Law - McGinnis & Pfander (2 credits)
Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court - Janet Brown (3 credits)
Legal Scholarship Workshop - McGinnis & Lindgren (3 credits)
Employment Law - Yuracko (3 credits)
Negotiation - Gandert (3 credits)
Maybe Advanced Legal Research - Bowman (2 credits)

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:22 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Thoughts?

Colloquium: Constitutional Law - McGinnis & Pfander (2 credits)
Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court - Janet Brown (3 credits)
Legal Scholarship Workshop - McGinnis & Lindgren (3 credits)
Employment Law - Yuracko (3 credits)
Negotiation - Gandert (3 credits)
Maybe Advanced Legal Research - Bowman (2 credits)


Colloquial ConLaw is horrible unless you're actually a super law-geek. Like not a pretend one. You really just love thinking about the law and reading several long papers about it and thinking of creative questions for speakers on obscure ConLaw issues.

Also Legal Scholarship Workshop with Lindgren and MCGINNIS??? That's new. If it was just Lindgren I'd say it's an instant A+ But not sure with McGinnis.

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

Postby crumb cake » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:25 am

Micdiddy wrote:
crumb cake wrote:Is legal ethics curved?


No.


Thanks. They're all capped at 40, so I thought it could be.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:38 am

Micdiddy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Thoughts?

Colloquium: Constitutional Law - McGinnis & Pfander (2 credits)
Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court - Janet Brown (3 credits)
Legal Scholarship Workshop - McGinnis & Lindgren (3 credits)
Employment Law - Yuracko (3 credits)
Negotiation - Gandert (3 credits)
Maybe Advanced Legal Research - Bowman (2 credits)


Colloquial ConLaw is horrible unless you're actually a super law-geek. Like not a pretend one. You really just love thinking about the law and reading several long papers about it and thinking of creative questions for speakers on obscure ConLaw issues.

Also Legal Scholarship Workshop with Lindgren and MCGINNIS??? That's new. If it was just Lindgren I'd say it's an instant A+ But not sure with McGinnis.


Cool thanks for the info. Will taking everything above (including advanced research) spread me too thin as a 2L with journal? I'm trying to avoid the biggies like antitrust, admin, fedjur, etc. until next semester or later.

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

Postby Uncle Jack Kelly » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:11 pm

Hey! I'm I will be entering as a transfer student and am in need of housing/roommates. Im a male, early 20s, pretty laid back and easy to get along with. I enjoy outdoors running drinking etc but am always open to try something new

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

Postby KunAgnis » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:23 pm

Uncle Jack Kelly wrote:Hey! I'm I will be entering as a transfer student and am in need of housing/roommates. Im a male, early 20s, pretty laid back and easy to get along with. I enjoy outdoors running drinking etc but am always open to try something new


Glad to see you joining us. I got a studio on 606 W. Cornelia, I hear north part of Lakeview is decent and cheaper if that's your preference.

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

Postby Mullens » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:26 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Thoughts?

Colloquium: Constitutional Law - McGinnis & Pfander (2 credits)
Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court - Janet Brown (3 credits)
Legal Scholarship Workshop - McGinnis & Lindgren (3 credits)
Employment Law - Yuracko (3 credits)
Negotiation - Gandert (3 credits)
Maybe Advanced Legal Research - Bowman (2 credits)


Colloquial ConLaw is horrible unless you're actually a super law-geek. Like not a pretend one. You really just love thinking about the law and reading several long papers about it and thinking of creative questions for speakers on obscure ConLaw issues.

Also Legal Scholarship Workshop with Lindgren and MCGINNIS??? That's new. If it was just Lindgren I'd say it's an instant A+ But not sure with McGinnis.


Cool thanks for the info. Will taking everything above (including advanced research) spread me too thin as a 2L with journal? I'm trying to avoid the biggies like antitrust, admin, fedjur, etc. until next semester or later.


You the person talking about applying to clerkship this fall/after this semester? If you are, if recommend taking more black letter law classes that look/sound better.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:56 pm

Mullens wrote:
You the person talking about applying to clerkship this fall/after this semester? If you are, if recommend taking more black letter law classes that look/sound better.


PM'd

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

Postby GoCats56 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:24 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Thoughts?

Colloquium: Constitutional Law - McGinnis & Pfander (2 credits)
Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court - Janet Brown (3 credits)
Legal Scholarship Workshop - McGinnis & Lindgren (3 credits)
Employment Law - Yuracko (3 credits)
Negotiation - Gandert (3 credits)
Maybe Advanced Legal Research - Bowman (2 credits)


Colloquial ConLaw is horrible unless you're actually a super law-geek. Like not a pretend one. You really just love thinking about the law and reading several long papers about it and thinking of creative questions for speakers on obscure ConLaw issues.

Also Legal Scholarship Workshop with Lindgren and MCGINNIS??? That's new. If it was just Lindgren I'd say it's an instant A+ But not sure with McGinnis.


Sort of seconded. I loved colloquium--as a huge law geek--but it's definitely not for everyone. If that's you it's a good class, and if you impress Pfander he's a great clerkship rec.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:35 pm

GoCats56 wrote:
Sort of seconded. I loved colloquium--as a huge law geek--but it's definitely not for everyone. If that's you it's a good class, and if you impress Pfander he's a great clerkship rec.


Thanks for the advice!

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

Postby SweetTort » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:04 am

For us K-JD's, is it worth it to apply, esp. if we need $$$ to attend?

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:35 am

SweetTort wrote:For us K-JD's, is it worth it to apply, esp. if we need $$$ to attend?


Depends. ~10% of the most recent class were K-JD. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/profile/.

ETA: Peruse previous NU threads and you'll notice that sometimes NU admissions will condition your acceptance on working for a year and will give you a larger scholarship for it.

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

Postby Kinky John » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:40 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
SweetTort wrote:For us K-JD's, is it worth it to apply, esp. if we need $$$ to attend?


Depends. ~10% of the most recent class were K-JD. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/profile/.

ETA: Peruse previous NU threads and you'll notice that sometimes NU admissions will condition your acceptance on working for a year and will give you a larger scholarship for it.


Uhh no, it doesn't depend. It's worth applying.

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

Postby Kimchi89 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:42 am

Definitely worth applying as a k-jd. I know of at least one who is a Wigmore.

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

Postby czpczp » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:38 pm

Kimchi89 wrote:Definitely worth applying as a k-jd. I know of at least one who is a Wigmore.


Yeah, always worth sending a free application.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:10 pm

How the hell do people manage to do moot court and journal at the same time?

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

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:05 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:How the hell do people manage to do moot court and journal at the same time?


I don't know man. How did people manage to do 1L? Like seriously, looking back I have no idea how I tried that hard on anything.
If you make the commitment, you'll probably get it done.

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:34 pm

Have write-on results been announced? As a recent graduate, I don't think I get those Cliff emails anymore. Anyone wanna PM me the list?

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

Postby feralinfant » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:46 am

Micdiddy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:How the hell do people manage to do moot court and journal at the same time?


I don't know man. How did people manage to do 1L? Like seriously, looking back I have no idea how I tried that hard on anything.
If you make the commitment, you'll probably get it done.


you spend less time on classes because you have one year under your belt and know how to work more efficiently/what works for you/what's necessary for you to be successful.

Lots of people seem to stop reading for class almost entirely after 1L with few negative consequences for example. Journal (and typically moot court) also seem to be structured so that their obligations fade away during the crucial crunch time in the run-up to finals. It doesn't mean it doesn't suck-it ends up being very exhausting because there is simply no reprieve from the work. But the time gets made by doing very few of the things you spent your time doing 1L.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:54 pm

Who should I take Negotiation with? Agnew, Buth, or Gandert.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:08 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Who should I take Negotiation with? Agnew, Buth, or Gandert.


I think consensus is Gandert by a mile (bid a lot). I had Buth because another class conflicted with Gandert and she was great.
Never heard of Agnew.

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

Postby KunAgnis » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:22 pm

Can anyone tell me if Mergers, Acquisitions, and Industry Consolidation: A Case Study was taught well? The reviews online seemed generic.

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

Postby itsme123 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:30 pm

Is a prereq required to take Evidence? I am trying to bid for Evidence ITA with Burns but it's saying I have not met the requisite for the class.

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

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:34 pm

itsme123 wrote:Is a prereq required to take Evidence? I am trying to bid for Evidence ITA with Burns but it's saying I have not met the requisite for the class.


I think you have to bit ITA at least 1 point higher since it's a co-requisite.

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

Postby lemons » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:20 am

does anyone happen to have a copy of the syllabus for Law, Advocacy, and Public Persuasion with DeSanto?

I took War and the First Amendment with him and I like him. I'm not a fan of public speaking, but I do want to get better. I'm hoping the syllabus might shed some light on what is required for the course.

Also, thoughts on taking evidence to prep for the bar? Would it even be helpful if it's taught by Hughes?




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