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

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:42 pm
by personofinterest
MT Cicero wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:How much does it cost to take a night course over the summer? I couldn't find any rates online.


If previous practice holds, summer classes were free with your paid tuition. Not sure how many are at night though. Winter intersession courses are also included, but not available to 1Ls. Those are a nice way to keep your semesters from getting too aggressive in terms of hours. During the actual semesters, I went 14-14-14-13-13-12 by taking advantage of the summer/intersession (and still ended up with 2 more hours than I needed).


I concur. I want to add that you will pay for 6 semesters of tuition, regardless of how many semesters it takes. That means you cannot try to graduate in 5 semesters to save money. So no reason to try to cram tons of summer and winter courses in if that's your goal (although it is nice to take a few 10-12 credit semesters). On the flip side, you could take 7 semesters if it comes to that, but there's usually not a good reason to do that.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:48 pm
by LTL2018
Any recommendations for the best bar prep course? Billing to firm so cost is not a consideration. I'm leaning towards Kaplan for the $500 gift card at the moment but it seems like Barbri is what most people use.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 pm
by Mullens
LTL2018 wrote:Any recommendations for the best bar prep course? Billing to firm so cost is not a consideration. I'm leaning towards Kaplan for the $500 gift card at the moment but it seems like Barbri is what most people use.


Free iPad from Themis and the MBE questions are either real or closer to the real thing than Barbri

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

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:40 pm
by t.rex
Anyone have a Speta admin outline they can send my way?

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

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:31 pm
by PallasAthena
Anyone have an outline for Diamond's Trademark class? Can't seem to find one on the outline banks.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:19 pm
by taco bell breakfast
Anyone have Inglehart for CLR and have any recommendations for the Independent Research Project? I know we are supposed to pick something that interests us, but I'm also looking for tips on any topics that 1) Inglehart may be particularly interested in and 2) maybe lend themselves more easily to research (not trying to kill myself on this project)

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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:36 am
by Chrstgtr
taco bell breakfast wrote:Anyone have Inglehart for CLR and have any recommendations for the Independent Research Project? I know we are supposed to pick something that interests us, but I'm also looking for tips on any topics that 1) Inglehart may be particularly interested in and 2) maybe lend themselves more easily to research (not trying to kill myself on this project)


You're thinking too much about this. Just pick a topic.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:32 am
by taco bell breakfast
Chrstgtr wrote:
taco bell breakfast wrote:Anyone have Inglehart for CLR and have any recommendations for the Independent Research Project? I know we are supposed to pick something that interests us, but I'm also looking for tips on any topics that 1) Inglehart may be particularly interested in and 2) maybe lend themselves more easily to research (not trying to kill myself on this project)


You're thinking too much about this. Just pick a topic.


That's fair. Re-checked the syllabus - it's 5%...just going to pretend like I never posted this ^

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 pm
by WilliamFaulkner
How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:53 pm
by Mullens
WilliamFaulkner wrote:How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.


I went to Northwestern and I don't think I've ever heard of that. There's plenty of classes and ways to get involved but I think those "programs" are just marketing gimmicks (same thing likely holds true at every school tbh)

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:02 pm
by MT Cicero
Mullens wrote:
WilliamFaulkner wrote:How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.


I went to Northwestern and I don't think I've ever heard of that. There's plenty of classes and ways to get involved but I think those "programs" are just marketing gimmicks (same thing likely holds true at every school tbh)


Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either. I guess it's this: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academi ... al-policy/

There are a number of these "concentrations" at NU, but I think Mullens is spot on that these are generally just gimmicks designed for 0L students to go "oh, cool...I want to specialize in that!" I've never even heard of an employer (biglaw, public interest, judge) asking or knowing about any of these.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:35 pm
by WilliamFaulkner
Mullens wrote:
WilliamFaulkner wrote:How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.


I went to Northwestern and I don't think I've ever heard of that. There's plenty of classes and ways to get involved but I think those "programs" are just marketing gimmicks (same thing likely holds true at every school tbh)


Thanks. I guess I need to rephrase my question -- how is the Public Interest scene at Northwestern?

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

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:32 pm
by carsondalywashere
WilliamFaulkner wrote:
Mullens wrote:
WilliamFaulkner wrote:How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.


I went to Northwestern and I don't think I've ever heard of that. There's plenty of classes and ways to get involved but I think those "programs" are just marketing gimmicks (same thing likely holds true at every school tbh)


Thanks. I guess I need to rephrase my question -- how is the Public Interest scene at Northwestern?

School has a reputation to be a big law factory, but that's starting to change; currently a 1L and know a lot of people who want to do PI, and it seems like the university is really supporting it

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

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:23 pm
by skatch
WilliamFaulkner wrote:
Mullens wrote:
WilliamFaulkner wrote:How is the Law and Social Policy program? I would love to discuss the program with anyone currently enrolled.


I went to Northwestern and I don't think I've ever heard of that. There's plenty of classes and ways to get involved but I think those "programs" are just marketing gimmicks (same thing likely holds true at every school tbh)


Thanks. I guess I need to rephrase my question -- how is the Public Interest scene at Northwestern?


It's getting better. We didn't have a full-time public interest adviser until a couple years ago. However, the administration's been trying to boost PI here, especially since the Pritzker money came in. Guaranteed summer funding for doing PI is $8K, and you can earn even more through SFPIF by volunteering for them throughout the year. There are also the post-grad Pritzker fellowships, which are one year of $50K (although they are competitive). In terms of opportunities, it's not bad since Chicago has a fair amount of them. A bunch of students work for orgs like LAF or CGLA, especially 1L summer. For government stuff, there are practicum courses that can place you in a prosecutor's/PD office, etc.

The community is small, since most people coming in want to do biglaw and even many of the PI-minded folks get swayed toward biglaw by the time OCI rolls around. But at the same time there are people like Len and Katie Shelton who are able to offer support for students who are serious about doing PI work. Alumni in PI are generally receptive to emails/phone calls as well.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 pm
by carsondalywashere
I'm starting to do hypos and write out answers to them (real casual, like a one hour time limit). However, I have Redish for Civ Pro. Would it be a bad idea to use the E&E for hypos for his class?

Edit - asked a couple of my profs what their thoughts were on doing hypos from E&Es as exam prep, and their responses were lukewarm at best. How do I get better at applying law to fact then?