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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby scorthel2 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Fabulist wrote:Wait, I was joking, is CRWU an actual thing? I thought it was Case Western Reserve.



It is Case Western Reserve I made slight typo, leaning towards staying put, greater career flexibility down the road is my major concern but by the time I pay off the debt (at least 10 f-ing years if I land a 160K job and live like someone making substantially less) that NU would put me in, the my work record will matter alot more than where I went to law school. Also law review at NU is basically out of the question at Case there's a reasonable opportunity to get published and move into the top 5. But any other advice is welcome.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:07 pm

scorthel2 wrote:
Fabulist wrote:Wait, I was joking, is CRWU an actual thing? I thought it was Case Western Reserve.



It is Case Western Reserve I made slight typo, leaning towards staying put, greater career flexibility down the road is my major concern but by the time I pay off the debt (at least 10 f-ing years if I land a 160K job and live like someone making substantially less) that NU would put me in, the my work record will matter alot more than where I went to law school. Also law review at NU is basically out of the question at Case there's a reasonable opportunity to get published and move into the top 5. But any other advice is welcome.


What markets will you target come OCI? Honestly, what is Case Western's placement like?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:09 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
scorthel2 wrote:
Fabulist wrote:Wait, I was joking, is CRWU an actual thing? I thought it was Case Western Reserve.



It is Case Western Reserve I made slight typo, leaning towards staying put, greater career flexibility down the road is my major concern but by the time I pay off the debt (at least 10 f-ing years if I land a 160K job and live like someone making substantially less) that NU would put me in, the my work record will matter alot more than where I went to law school. Also law review at NU is basically out of the question at Case there's a reasonable opportunity to get published and move into the top 5. But any other advice is welcome.


What markets will you target come OCI? Honestly, what is Case Western's placement like?

This is my question. If a biglaw job is a foregone conclusion, fuck transferring. If that's a big risk, better transfer.

I also think school status still matters 10 years out in law.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Should I Transfer?? » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:55 pm

Would love some opinions on any of the following courses/professors (easy/hard grading for non-curved classes, teaching style, etc):

BUSCOM601S Business Associations (Lutz)
Evidence 630H (Hughes)
pre-trial advocacy litarb 616 (Mayer)

Conpub 714 media law (Tilley)
conpub 720 government secrecy (Kitrosser)
buscom 664 in house counsel: modern corporations (Mark Hacker, Thomas Finke)

conpub 661 election law (Staff) (what does "staff" mean?)

Also, does NU publish anything regarding past grade distributions that professors have given? For non-curved classes, what is the best way to figure out the relative easiness/hardness of professor's grading?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:56 pm

They don't publish grades. You gotta go by word of mouth.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:25 am

Desert Fox wrote:They don't publish grades. You gotta go by word of mouth.


I understand that there are a few grade breakdowns/distributions floating around out there that somehow leaked.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:32 am

Should I Transfer?? wrote:Would love some opinions on any of the following courses/professors (easy/hard grading for non-curved classes, teaching style, etc):

BUSCOM601S Business Associations (Lutz)
Evidence 630H (Hughes)
pre-trial advocacy litarb 616 (Mayer)

Conpub 714 media law (Tilley)
conpub 720 government secrecy (Kitrosser)
buscom 664 in house counsel: modern corporations (Mark Hacker, Thomas Finke)

conpub 661 election law (Staff) (what does "staff" mean?)

Also, does NU publish anything regarding past grade distributions that professors have given? For non-curved classes, what is the best way to figure out the relative easiness/hardness of professor's grading?

Thanks!

In-House Counsel was my lowest grade last fall. I was actually shocked when grades came out as I participated as much as anyone and felt good about the final (plus it's not curved).

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:38 am

I hear there is a 2011 grade distribution leak, someone pm me a copy!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Should I Transfer?? » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:18 am

Desert Fox wrote:I hear there is a 2011 grade distribution leak, someone pm me a copy!


Would like this as well please!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Should I Transfer?? » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:21 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:
Should I Transfer?? wrote:Would love some opinions on any of the following courses/professors (easy/hard grading for non-curved classes, teaching style, etc):

BUSCOM601S Business Associations (Lutz)
Evidence 630H (Hughes)
pre-trial advocacy litarb 616 (Mayer)

Conpub 714 media law (Tilley)
conpub 720 government secrecy (Kitrosser)
buscom 664 in house counsel: modern corporations (Mark Hacker, Thomas Finke)

conpub 661 election law (Staff) (what does "staff" mean?)

Also, does NU publish anything regarding past grade distributions that professors have given? For non-curved classes, what is the best way to figure out the relative easiness/hardness of professor's grading?

Thanks!

In-House Counsel was my lowest grade last fall. I was actually shocked when grades came out as I participated as much as anyone and felt good about the final (plus it's not curved).


Thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds like grading for that course may be a little unpredictable.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby flem » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:32 am

How many of the splitters at NU are IP bros? I'm trying to figure out if NU outpaces its peer schools because so many of you guys are IP secure. It seems that way on here.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:59 am

flem wrote:How many of the splitters at NU are IP bros? I'm trying to figure out if NU outpaces its peer schools because so many of you guys are IP secure. It seems that way on here.


No more than other schools.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:28 am

Would also like the 2011 document! Much appreciated.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:13 pm

Super curious also...for the leak.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:20 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I hear there is a 2011 grade distribution leak, someone pm me a copy!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:17 pm

purpletiger wrote:Would also like the 2011 document! Much appreciated.


+1

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I hear there is a 2011 grade distribution leak, someone pm me a copy!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:
purpletiger wrote:Would also like the 2011 document! Much appreciated.


+1


+2

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:29 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:
purpletiger wrote:Would also like the 2011 document! Much appreciated.


+1


+2


+3

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:56 pm

Icculus wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:
purpletiger wrote:Would also like the 2011 document! Much appreciated.


+1


+2


+3


Um can we confirm that any TLSers actually have it?


If so, +4

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:47 am

I'm feeling like it's a myth now.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Is it bad if I take two curved, competitive classes this semester? (I'm a 2L.) How many is too many?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:27 pm

Does NU have a 1L OCI in the spring or is that not a thing ITE? If so, are any of the positions paid? If you want a paid 1L summer job, is it simply a matter of mass mailing the crap out of firms and crossing your fingers?

I read vanwinkle's guide, but I'm still unclear on several aspects of the mechanics. It sounds like OCS isn't allowed to talk to you about it until November and I would prefer to not to be trying to figure this all out during the final weeks of class.




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