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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu May 09, 2013 8:11 pm

lgleye wrote:
bk1 wrote:
M458 wrote:Think bk1 is referring to classes where you're going to be curved with people who are gunning for federal clerkships (in addition to the two he mentioned, CivPro 2, Evidence, Federal Courts, etc.). Are these also sometimes referred to as "bar" classes?

This. People gunning for clerkships tend to take more difficult classes (as well as already be towards the top of the curve). They are less likely to take fluff classes. That said, you can get almost any class uncurved if you really want (even the aforementioned ones like FedJur/Admin/etc). You might have to take it with the crappy prof, but that's the tradeoff you make.



Can you recommend some "fluff" classes or "fluff" prof's? Thanks.


Litigation and the court of public opinion
Also: Reed Entrepeneurship Law is awesome (goes for a ton of points)
Election law

Do not take sec reg

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu May 09, 2013 8:15 pm

Icculus wrote:Do not take sec reg


:(

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu May 09, 2013 8:57 pm

eh, sec reg is kind of a necessary evil imo. Just don't take Horwich for it.

gentlemen's electives, from experience or word of mouth:

torts II
labor law
international business transactions
entrepreneurship law
patent prosecution
product liability

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Thu May 09, 2013 8:57 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu May 09, 2013 8:58 pm

lgleye wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Icculus wrote:Do not take sec reg


:(


Also, how much is the difficulty attributed to the prof?


almost all of it. if the choice is between horwich or some other guy, take the other guy. horwich will dip below the curve and give out C's just because he can.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Thu May 09, 2013 10:54 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Ok, before I open my write-on packet and the honor code kicks in: am I supposed to know wtf a case note is already? Is there a description of what a case note is/what it's supposed to cover/how it's supposed to be structured somewhere in the packet? Is this something I can google before I open the packet, or would that violate the honor code?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ;;;.,;.;,;;. » Fri May 10, 2013 2:47 pm

http://www.filedropper.com/gradedist

A list of what grades different professors gave in 07-08 year.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri May 10, 2013 2:50 pm

;;;.,;.;,;;. wrote:http://www.filedropper.com/gradedist

A list of what grades different professors gave in 07-08 year.


Put the info on pastebin or something. I am not installing software on a link from a person I don't know.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:51 pm

Someone else can click on that.

A)Who cares about 5 year old grades; and B)I'm betting it's scatporn or a virus or something.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 10, 2013 3:05 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Someone else can click on that.

A)Who cares about 5 year old grades; and B)I'm betting it's scatporn or a virus or something.


I clicked it and no scaporn virus. It's a zipped file w/two pdfs. It's the same thing that's been passed around for a while. I'm sure many people have already see it.

A) So you can see which professors are dicks and which aren't.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Fri May 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Can someone upload that to another format? Like Scribd?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby hmlee » Fri May 10, 2013 3:16 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Ok, before I open my write-on packet and the honor code kicks in: am I supposed to know wtf a case note is already? Is there a description of what a case note is/what it's supposed to cover/how it's supposed to be structured somewhere in the packet? Is this something I can google before I open the packet, or would that violate the honor code?


Hopefully I'm not inadvertently violating the honor code by this reply (not that it really matters to me any more) but a case note is just a journal article that focuses in depth on one case, it's place in the relevant law, and so on and so forth.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri May 10, 2013 3:21 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


When do we get to bid classes for next semester anyway? not until late summer?


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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Fri May 10, 2013 3:24 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


When do we get to bid classes for next semester anyway? not until late summer?


I never said Horwich was bad, and honestly I made the mistake of taking SecReg while doing call backs so I ended up missing the first two weeks of class and I never really fully recivered from that. The reason I say not to take it is it's 4 credits, a shitload of material, and if curved you really can't be sure how you are going to do so a 4 credit B or B- can really impact you. If you are going into transactional work it may be helpful, but you could probably just read a hornbook and learn everything else you need to know on the job.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri May 10, 2013 3:28 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


If he just gave two kids Ds, he is bad. There is no fucking need to do that unless the kids just didn't turn shit in.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri May 10, 2013 3:32 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


If he just gave two kids Ds, he is bad. There is no fucking need to do that unless the kids just didn't turn shit in.

Seriously wtf I didn't even know Ds were possible in law school D:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Fri May 10, 2013 3:36 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


If he just gave two kids Ds, he is bad. There is no fucking need to do that unless the kids just didn't turn shit in.

Seriously wtf I didn't even know Ds were possible in law school D:


When it came out that our property prof. gave out a couple C+ grades people were horrified, a D is really inexcusable unless they wrote like nothing on the exam.

Horwich has also been known to deduct points for wrong answers/info written down in order to prevent word vomit on the page.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Fri May 10, 2013 3:45 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


When do we get to bid classes for next semester anyway? not until late summer?

I remember it being like late July/early August last year. A couple weeks before OCI.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri May 10, 2013 3:46 pm

Icculus wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Looking at the difference in CLR grades between profs in that list... rage.

Also, Horwich isn't so bad, he just gave two kids D's, but otherwise he filled in the curve pretty well :lol:


If he just gave two kids Ds, he is bad. There is no fucking need to do that unless the kids just didn't turn shit in.

Seriously wtf I didn't even know Ds were possible in law school D:


When it came out that our property prof. gave out a couple C+ grades people were horrified, a D is really inexcusable unless they wrote like nothing on the exam.

Horwich has also been known to deduct points for wrong answers/info written down in order to prevent word vomit on the page.

Our Civ Pro professor did that too.

Also I missed the registration for summer classes. Derp-de-derp.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 10, 2013 4:16 pm

We had to register for summer classes?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Fri May 10, 2013 4:33 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:We had to register for summer classes?


If you wanted to take a class other than a Practicum. I think BA still has a lot of open seats but the rest of the classes all have waitlists now.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Sat May 11, 2013 8:37 am

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