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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:19 pm

splitsplat wrote:tried it before, was never contacted :(


Pretty sure the affecting only some accounts is bullshit. Unless by some they mean all. I know the IT people had thought it was fixed until the tech committee met with them recently, so hopefully it will be addressed soon.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby KremeCheez » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:43 pm

Anyone have any insight on student parking?
I'm mostly nervous about the website note of:
"Because of high demand, parking is not guaranteed. A parking permit only guarantees the holder access to the campus lot; it does not guarantee a parking space. There are peak periods during the year when students may have difficulty finding a parking space."
Ummm....I'd hate to buy a permit and not find a parking space...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:54 pm

KremeCheez wrote:Anyone have any insight on student parking?
I'm mostly nervous about the website note of:
"Because of high demand, parking is not guaranteed. A parking permit only guarantees the holder access to the campus lot; it does not guarantee a parking space. There are peak periods during the year when students may have difficulty finding a parking space."
Ummm....I'd hate to buy a permit and not find a parking space...

I don't even know what they mean by "campus lot." There are at least two multi-story parking garages on the hospital campus, but I don't know if student parking counts there. And there's a very small lot across the street from the school to the south, but ditto.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:02 pm

I think that lot to the south is the student parking. And it's small but it seems like there are normally empty spaces.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitsplat » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Kikero wrote:I think that lot to the south is the student parking. And it's small but it seems like there are normally empty spaces.


the uncovered lot immediately south of campus, beside the rehab building is faculty/staff only.

the student lot is a few blocks further down, concrete parking garage. i had a couple friends get parking and never heard about them not finding a spot, but ymmv, it probably varies year to year

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Kikero wrote:I think that lot to the south is the student parking. And it's small but it seems like there are normally empty spaces.


That's not student parking. I think they give passes to the parking garage that the McDonalds is in.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dolfan0516 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:17 pm

The student parking is the giant garage across from the new Northwestern hospital building, above the Panera. My friend drives a few days a week and has never had a problem finding a spot. However, usually its on a higher floor, so to park and walk to school takes ~10 minutes

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:53 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:The student parking is the giant garage across from the new Northwestern hospital building, above the Panera. My friend drives a few days a week and has never had a problem finding a spot. However, usually its on a higher floor, so to park and walk to school takes ~10 minutes


This is correct. You can always get a spot, but depending on your timing it may be on a higher floor (i.e., 8-10). It's a pretty good deal for the price and you can buy a year-round pass which is nice in the summer if you want to just go down to streeterville for some reason.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby KremeCheez » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Thanks for the input everyone!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Agoraphobia » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:18 pm

KremeCheez wrote:Thanks for the input everyone!


Price for parking pass is also way way less than anything else you could get in the city. I used to drive in, park there, and public transit to wherever my destination was, even if I wasn't in the city for school. It's a good deal go to the office in Abbott Hall and that's where you'll buy it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby elizcbeth » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:59 am

Does anyone have insight as to why Lutz's Law Firm Management and Economics class is best suited for 1Ls according to most of the CTEs? Alternatively, does anyone have a syllabus for that class that they could send my way? THANKS!!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:21 pm

Has anyone done the SCOTUS clinic? What is it like? How much work is it?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby wishesarefishes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:50 pm

Opinions on this class schedule:
Antitrust (McGinnis) MTW 9:50-10:45
Natural Resources (Barsa) MTW 1:30-2:25
Tort and Product Liability (Shapo) 4-5:50
Land Use and Other Urban Issues (Shoked) W 4-5:50
Negotiation: either Gandert W 6-9 or Shapiro T 6-9

Mondays would be super light, either Tuesday or Weds would be killer and Thurs/Fri off. Bad idea?

Gandert v. Shapiro? I'd prefer to take negotiation on Tues but if Gandert is significantly easier I'd be willing to do Weds.

Is this a good mix of classes? I think people have said Product Liability is a paper. Are all the rest exams?

Also I was thinking of doing a clinic? Should I nix one of the classes and do that instead?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:01 am

So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:57 am

rinkrat19 wrote:So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/


If it is that popular a curve isn't the worst thing in the world. You really just want to avoid curved classes with 40-some amount of people in it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:24 am

D-hops wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/


If it is that popular a curve isn't the worst thing in the world. You really just want to avoid curved classes with 40-some amount of people in it.

Yeah 65 person class>>>>>>42 person class

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:25 am

Why is everyone so gaga over natural resources?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:29 am

Desert Fox wrote:Why is everyone so gaga over natural resources?

Barsa's supposed to be a good lecturer and good grader.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:40 am

Flips88 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Why is everyone so gaga over natural resources?

Barsa's supposed to be a good lecturer and good grader.


Both are true (I really recommend Enviro uncurved and Enviro colloquium), but his exams are hard, natural resources is a boring topic, and if it's curved he can't grade easy.

You guys should bid 1 point. If it fills up, you don't want it anyway.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:56 am

Desert Fox wrote:Why is everyone so gaga over natural resources?

My 1L section had Barsa for property and basically everyone adores him. A bunch of the people who stayed in Chicago over the summer have been doing a book club with him, with books he picks out.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:57 am

Flips88 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/


If it is that popular a curve isn't the worst thing in the world. You really just want to avoid curved classes with 40-some amount of people in it.

Yeah 65 person class>>>>>>42 person class

Natural Resources was 41 last year because some clown added it on the final day.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/


If it is that popular a curve isn't the worst thing in the world. You really just want to avoid curved classes with 40-some amount of people in it.

Yeah 65 person class>>>>>>42 person class

Natural Resources was 41 last year because some clown added it on the final day.

The 41st person should be publicly stoned.
It'd be cool if classes were frozen at 40 with a waiting list until there are like 5 people on the waiting list, and THEN the class jumps to 45 or something.

But people would probably just drop it and bring it back down to 41/42. So my plan is potato.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:21 pm

bk1 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:So Natural Resources is definitely going to be curved. Literally every single person I've talked to is bidding on it. :-/


If it is that popular a curve isn't the worst thing in the world. You really just want to avoid curved classes with 40-some amount of people in it.

Yeah 65 person class>>>>>>42 person class

Natural Resources was 41 last year because some clown added it on the final day.


And that was after I gracefully took one for the team to drop it to 40.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:33 pm

Desert Fox wrote:And that was after I gracefully took one for the team to drop it to 40.

A true gentleman.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby KremeCheez » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Anyone had any success with apartment finders other than StudentSpace?
I'm looking for a short term lease / sublet for the first few months of being in Chicago. StudentSpace doesn't seem particularly geared for that type of thing...




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