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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Corwin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:54 am

Desert Fox wrote:
in re: that guy's question about LR board elections, the answer is:

LR elections are during 2L spring. 2L members can put in for as many board positions as they want, in priority order. Applicants fill paper applications and can take advantage of a peer recommendation process by which they can endorse fellow 2Ls for certain positions (or receive such endorsements). The sitting LR board, in full, conducts in-person interviews of each candidate (so ~20 board members sit in a room together and interview 1 applicant at a time -- intimidating!), and then has a super-long closed-door meeting in which they elect the new board. If someone does not get their first choice, the board considers them for every other position they have applied for. Some years, applicants for the board outnumber board positions by a lot; other years, by only one or two people.

Getting EIC is really hard. Several of the other positions are as well (e.g., EAE), but others definitely are not (e.g., Membership Editor).

Thanks dude, that makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:12 am

NotoriousIIED wrote:What's with the Erwin Rommel fetish? Creepy.


What are you talking about, fetish?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:55 pm

hey 2Ls, why the hell is there an entire week of orientation? Is any of it valuable?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:57 pm

splitmuch wrote:hey 2Ls, why the hell is there an entire week of orientation? Is any of it valuable?


Who the hell knows, and no. Sorry, dude. I know it is stupid.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Of course it's valuable. It's an entire week of hanging out with your new peers without having to read casebooks. Take me back, please.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:04 pm

Are you still taking questions?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:19 pm

Orientation is great. Bring a flask.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:20 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:Are you still taking questions?

And challenges.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:28 pm

NotoriousIIED wrote:What's with the Erwin Rommel fetish? Creepy.


Great General. Died because he tried plotting to kill Hitler.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:40 pm

Did any of you know the lady that was in labor during the bar exam?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taw856 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:38 pm

Lieut Kaffee wrote:Of course it's valuable. It's an entire week of hanging out with your new peers without having to read casebooks. Take me back, please.

Holly Golightly wrote:Orientation is great. Bring a flask.


This.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:44 pm

taw856 wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:Of course it's valuable. It's an entire week of hanging out with your new peers without having to read casebooks. Take me back, please.

Holly Golightly wrote:Orientation is great. Bring a flask.


This.


well if you guys insist

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:53 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Are you still taking questions?

And challenges.

how far east do you have to go before you're west?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Transferthrowaway » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NotoriousIIED wrote:What's with the Erwin Rommel fetish? Creepy.


Great General. Died because he tried plotting to kill Hitler.


*Reads wikipedia article*

Sort of reminds me of Robert E. Lee

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:57 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Are you still taking questions?

And challenges.

how far east do you have to go before you're west?

State Street.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:00 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Are you still taking questions?

And challenges.

how far east do you have to go before you're west?
I'll be moving south and east to go to a school called Northwestern.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:09 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Are you still taking questions?

And challenges.

how far east do you have to go before you're west?

State Street.


Can everyone else hear State Street and not immediately start humming this in their heads?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby downstream » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NotoriousIIED wrote:What's with the Erwin Rommel fetish? Creepy.


Great General. Died because he tried plotting to kill Hitler.


Not great when Monty soundly thrashed him at El Alamein.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby downstream » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:01 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NotoriousIIED wrote:What's with the Erwin Rommel fetish? Creepy.


Great General. Died because he tried plotting to kill Hitler.


*Reads wikipedia article*

Sort of reminds me of Robert E. Lee


Maybe.

Lincoln offered Lee command of the Union army which he turned down. I don't think Churchill wanted Rommel in charge of anything except driving tanks into the ocean.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Nola » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:58 pm

I have a practical question. I am thinking about purchasing a backpack for school and was wondering how large of one I needed. How many law books will I likely be carrying around + the laptop?


Any insights or other considerations would be appreciated.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Corwin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:02 pm

It depends on how much booze you will be bringing with you to class each day.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:30 pm

Corwin wrote:It depends on how much booze you will be bringing with you to class each day.

Nah leave a bottle of alcohol in your library locker and your basement locker and you only need to replace it every couple weeks.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:38 pm

IAFG wrote:
Corwin wrote:It depends on how much booze you will be bringing with you to class each day.

Nah leave a bottle of alcohol in your library locker and your basement locker and you only need to replace it every couple weeks.

^ this.

Also, I thought my Northface backpack was too small, I recommend something bigger than their standard size.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:39 pm

Backpack? Are we in high school?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Corwin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:40 pm

IAFG wrote:
Corwin wrote:It depends on how much booze you will be bringing with you to class each day.

Nah leave a bottle of alcohol in your library locker and your basement locker and you only need to replace it every couple weeks.

Wise words from an experienced student.




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