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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:54 pm

Thanks

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby traehekat » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Man, I'm taking 10 credits this semester so yeah, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:31 pm

Icculus wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Icculus wrote:Anyone have any comments on Presser, Lubet of Reddish? good, bad, indifferent?




Presser assigns an insane amount of reading for American Legal History


Fuck


I didn't read 90% of it. Just get an old outline and prepare possible essay answers ahead of time.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby traehekat » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:51 pm

Anyone take BA with Horwich? If so, any insight on how to prep for his final?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:05 pm

You 1Ls better not be crazy gunners, lest I kill some people in Civ Pro II. :P

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:50 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:You 1Ls better not be crazy gunners, lest I kill some people in Civ Pro II. :P


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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:09 pm

I am okay with that meme.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:06 pm

rayiner wrote:
Icculus wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Icculus wrote:Anyone have any comments on Presser, Lubet of Reddish? good, bad, indifferent?




Presser assigns an insane amount of reading for American Legal History


Fuck


I didn't read 90% of it. Just get an old outline and prepare possible essay answers ahead of time.


Was the class at least interesting or would I be better off taking Narrative Structures which seems to be less reading intensive. Especially since I've heard my Con Law professor is no picnic.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:01 pm

Icculus wrote:Was the class at least interesting or would I be better off taking Narrative Structures which seems to be less reading intensive. Especially since I've heard my Con Law professor is no picnic.


Who do you have?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:52 pm

Icculus wrote:Was the class at least interesting or would I be better off taking Narrative Structures which seems to be less reading intensive. Especially since I've heard my Con Law professor is no picnic.


Just take narrative structures because I am. What did you hear about Con Law? Unless you mean there is a lot of reading, it doesn't really matter if a professor is "difficult"....see Cameron, David.

In fact, I actually prefer that that to say our Torts Class where everyone will probably do objectively well.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:44 pm

rayiner wrote:
I didn't read 90% of it. Just get an old outline and prepare possible essay answers ahead of time.


Clearly you are doing it right. This is the answer to 90%+ of all law school classes.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:20 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Icculus wrote:Was the class at least interesting or would I be better off taking Narrative Structures which seems to be less reading intensive. Especially since I've heard my Con Law professor is no picnic.


Just take narrative structures because I am. What did you hear about Con Law? Unless you mean there is a lot of reading, it doesn't really matter if a professor is "difficult"....see Cameron, David.

In fact, I actually prefer that that to say our Torts Class where everyone will probably do objectively well.


Yeah, I just know it's a ton of reading. Also, narrative structures meets on Friday, I like the idea of being done after CLR on Friday.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby PBateman1 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:14 pm

As far as WE goes, would 5 years of enlisted military experience in between my sophomore and junior years count? Or do they want post-undergraduate work. I worked my way up to a position where I was in a leadership role and "managed" people.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:05 pm

PBateman1 wrote:As far as WE goes, would 5 years of enlisted military experience in between my sophomore and junior years count? Or do they want post-undergraduate work. I worked my way up to a position where I was in a leadership role and "managed" people.


I'm pretty sure that they would count military service as work experience, whether it happened before, during, or after undergrad is probably not that important.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:02 pm

bdubs wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:As far as WE goes, would 5 years of enlisted military experience in between my sophomore and junior years count? Or do they want post-undergraduate work. I worked my way up to a position where I was in a leadership role and "managed" people.


I'm pretty sure that they would count military service as work experience, whether it happened before, during, or after undergrad is probably not that important.



They count it.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
bdubs wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:As far as WE goes, would 5 years of enlisted military experience in between my sophomore and junior years count? Or do they want post-undergraduate work. I worked my way up to a position where I was in a leadership role and "managed" people.


I'm pretty sure that they would count military service as work experience, whether it happened before, during, or after undergrad is probably not that important.



They count it.


TCR.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby PBateman1 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:44 am

bjsesq wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
bdubs wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:As far as WE goes, would 5 years of enlisted military experience in between my sophomore and junior years count? Or do they want post-undergraduate work. I worked my way up to a position where I was in a leadership role and "managed" people.


I'm pretty sure that they would count military service as work experience, whether it happened before, during, or after undergrad is probably not that important.



They count it.


TCR.


Thanks, NW is my goal school, so nice to know there is one less roadblock in the way.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:17 am

So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:31 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?


I have no idea, but if you do get in, there is no way youre invited to my home game.

Edited to be of some help: I would think that it would count as the purpose seems to be to have a more mature and "real-world" experienced class and from the perspective fo the travel, stress, and careful money management and decision making (career not in-game) needed to actually be successful it would accomplish that.
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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:32 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?


I'd consider it pretty fucking awesome work experience. I'd suspect they would too.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby igo2northwestern » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:39 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?

IMO that sounds pretty cool. If you do end up here, we have an annual auction where you could buy poker night with professors. :D

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:42 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?

Please tell me your PS is awesome. I feel like you have the potential to write the 1:1,000,000 actually cool and interesting PS.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:43 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?


I think it should count. The only concern I could see them having is with the "legality" of online poker, especially after the 2006 UIGEA legislation. So if you did play online (which most of my friends who played that much did) then you should be careful how you address it.

Do some searching on TLS i'm pretty sure someone addressed it in terms of C&F, but I don't know if it's been discussed in terms of whether it counts as WE.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby traehekat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:44 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:So I really like NW and would be applying next cycle. Also you guys ITT seem pretty awesome. Just one somewhat strange question regarding the famed work experience requirement. I'm going to be 28 by the time I would matriculate, but I spent 5 years as a professional poker player. I know a lot of people might use something like this as a BS alibi for accomplishing nothing, but I have verifiable results online, traveled all over to play, paid taxes on winnings, and even got on TV a couple times. So anyway, do you think they would regard this as legitimate work experience?


how'd black friday treat you?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:45 am

IAFG wrote:Please tell me your PS is awesome. I feel like you have the potential to write the 1:1,000,000 actually cool and interesting PS.


I haven't written it yet, but I have what I feel like is a very compelling narrative in mind.




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