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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:55 pm

So I have a couple questions about OCI writing samples:

1. How important are they/closely do interviewers read them?

2. Is it okay to double side it so as not to destroy an entire forest when printing and copying it?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:11 pm

Icculus wrote:So I have a couple questions about OCI writing samples:

1. How important are they/closely do interviewers read them?

2. Is it okay to double side it so as not to destroy an entire forest when printing and copying it?


Do screeners even ask about it or is this more of a CB concern, don't we give them our samples at the screener?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:17 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Icculus wrote:So I have a couple questions about OCI writing samples:

1. How important are they/closely do interviewers read them?

2. Is it okay to double side it so as not to destroy an entire forest when printing and copying it?


Do screeners even ask about it or is this more of a CB concern, don't we give them our samples at the screener?


Yeah, we give them to the screener.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:22 pm

Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Icculus wrote:So I have a couple questions about OCI writing samples:

1. How important are they/closely do interviewers read them?

2. Is it okay to double side it so as not to destroy an entire forest when printing and copying it?


Do screeners even ask about it or is this more of a CB concern, don't we give them our samples at the screener?


Yeah, we give them to the screener.


right. so they're obviously not going to read them at that point, no? -> a CB concern? (also I realize I'm not answering your questions).

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:37 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Icculus wrote:So I have a couple questions about OCI writing samples:

1. How important are they/closely do interviewers read them?

2. Is it okay to double side it so as not to destroy an entire forest when printing and copying it?


Do screeners even ask about it or is this more of a CB concern, don't we give them our samples at the screener?


Yeah, we give them to the screener.


right. so they're obviously not going to read them at that point, no? -> a CB concern? (also I realize I'm not answering your questions).


Right, but my question is more how important they become during the CB, if at all.

And no, you are not answering my questions :mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Icculus wrote:
And no, you are not answering my questions :mrgreen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKg61sa6Gkw

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby readeatsleep » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:35 pm

hey i was wondering if anyone has any experience renting textbooks from amazon.com? it seems really cheap... does anyone actually keep their books, or does everyone sell them back or to new students after the semester is up? is it distracting or annoying that other people have used/highlighted/written in them? are there any advantages to buying used over renting used?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:58 pm

lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:21 am

rinkrat19 wrote:About buying books: Would people recommend buying all the required and recommended books, or just getting the required ones before class starts and then getting the recommended ones later if they look useful?


You present a false choice. I haven't bought all the required books since first semester.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:39 am

Lieut Kaffee wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:About buying books: Would people recommend buying all the required and recommended books, or just getting the required ones before class starts and then getting the recommended ones later if they look useful?


I haven't bought all the required books since first semester.


Motherfucking this.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:47 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:About buying books: Would people recommend buying all the required and recommended books, or just getting the required ones before class starts and then getting the recommended ones later if they look useful?


I haven't bought all the required books since first semester.


Motherfucking this.

I don't know why I ever bought an Admin book. I literally never read a page of it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby NorthwesternorBust » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:56 pm

So do not get all of the recommended books?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:09 pm

NorthwesternorBust wrote:So do not get all of the recommended books?


1st semester, do it. You need to get settled in and figure out your way of doing things. Second semester, you kinda learn what you need.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:40 pm

bjsesq wrote:
NorthwesternorBust wrote:So do not get all of the recommended books?


1st semester, do it. You need to get settled in and figure out your way of doing things. Second semester, you kinda learn what you need.

I disagree. Get all of the required books, but don't bother with "recommended" books unless you feel like you need them later in the semester.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:47 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:
I haven't bought all the required books since first semester.


Motherfucking this.

I don't know why I ever bought an Admin book. I literally never read a page of it.


I still cannot believe that we both attended so few classes that we never went on the same day.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby NorthwesternorBust » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:25 pm

bdubs wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.


What site would you rely on then, if any?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:26 pm

NorthwesternorBust wrote:
bdubs wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.


What site would you rely on then, if any?


I'd see what floats around, but Outline Depot is alright, but plenty of it is shit, pure shit.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:33 pm

NorthwesternorBust wrote:
bdubs wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.


What site would you rely on then, if any?


I would use either the SFPIF outline bank, or ask a rising 2L/3L for an outline.

Before you ask: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/sfpif/m ... ebank.html

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:09 pm

NorthwesternorBust wrote:
bdubs wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.


What site would you rely on then, if any?

Making friends with 2Ls and 3Ls.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:18 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
NorthwesternorBust wrote:
bdubs wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hey Guys,

I'm a lowly incoming 1L (Class of 2015).........Just found out I've got Tim Brennan for Contracts and T. Grove for CivPro. OutlineDepot only has Brenna as having taught Tax, and nothing on Grove (probably new). Any of you post-iL's ever had them for these courses?

My section mates and I would appreciate any help............ Thanks.


Protip: Don't rely on a site called "OutlineDepot"

I only know people who have had Brennan for tax, he hasn't taught contracts since 2009.

Grove must be new because s/he is not even on the school's website.


What site would you rely on then, if any?

Making friends with 2Ls and 3Ls.


This. It's how I got all my outlines. And make friends with classmates since they will probably have other 2Ls/3Ls they know and you can see a few different examples.

Your TA will most likely also send you an outline. If you have Bennett for contracts I'm pretty sure he's using the same TA we had. She was great and incredibly helpful. Use her as a resource.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:28 pm

The problem is, the 1L has profs for whom there won't be outlines floating around the 2L/3L student body. Otherwise, that advice would be solid. Fortunately all my 1L profs had very recent outlines floating around my upper class peers.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:32 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
NorthwesternorBust wrote:
What site would you rely on then, if any?

Making friends with 2Ls and 3Ls.


Tried getting to this in my browser, kept getting 404 errors

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:34 pm

Nobody likes 1Ls.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:09 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Nobody likes 1Ls.


So will my class be more likeable now that we are 2Ls?




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