Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

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rinkrat19
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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:07 am

Icculus wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Bidding instructions on the website wrote:In the Fall, immediately after we process Round 2 bidding, there will be a 2-day period for Last
Chance cancellation of successful bids or wait list results. This period gives you the opportunity to
recapture points expended for classes or wait list positions for use in the Spring.
Email from administration wrote:If you do not cancel your waitlist position during bidding, you will be charged these points regardless of whether you are ultimately enrolled in the course.
So do I have to cancel a waitlist before Round 2 bidding closes to get the points back, or not?


You should email the administration and tell us the answer as I am also curious.

Just emailed.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:01 am

Georgia Avenue wrote:jfc is everyone taking law & rhetoric

right? I bid like 550 and was #12 on the WL. No way half the class drops.

Also, if 5 people pick up IP I will murder them all.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:12 am

Flips88 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:jfc is everyone taking law & rhetoric

right? I bid like 550 and was #12 on the WL. No way half the class drops.

Also, if 5 people pick up IP I will murder them all.


650 and on the WL. What the fuck happened this semester? I am gonna end up in a ton of shite classes because of this.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:07 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Bidding instructions on the website wrote:In the Fall, immediately after we process Round 2 bidding, there will be a 2-day period for Last
Chance cancellation of successful bids or wait list results. This period gives you the opportunity to
recapture points expended for classes or wait list positions for use in the Spring.
Email from administration wrote:If you do not cancel your waitlist position during bidding, you will be charged these points regardless of whether you are ultimately enrolled in the course.
So do I have to cancel a waitlist before Round 2 bidding closes to get the points back, or not?


You should email the administration and tell us the answer as I am also curious.

Just emailed.


The response:
Email from Barbara Reiffman wrote:Immediately after we process Round 2 bidding, there will be a 2-day period for Last Chance cancellation of successful bids or wait list results. This period gives you the opportunity to recapture points expended for classes or wait list positions for use in the Spring. The Last Chance period ends the Northwestern Law bidding system for the Fall. The results will then be moved from the bidding system to the Enrollment page in CAESAR. Thereafter, points no longer matter and all points spent may not be recaptured.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby PBateman1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:41 pm

Icculus wrote:Schedule?

Civil lit and investor protection clinic
Law and rhetoric
Evidence
Ethics
Structured transactions: music law


The investor protection clinic was one of the unique aspects of NU that really caught my interest when deciding where to attend. Can I get in touch with you later this semester to get your thoughts on it?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Is the US Supreme Court class just for clerkship gunners, or is it a nice fluffy history class?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:43 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Is the US Supreme Court class just for clerkship gunners, or is it a nice fluffy history class?

It sounds like a completely worthless class so what do you think?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:10 pm

Flips88 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Is the US Supreme Court class just for clerkship gunners, or is it a nice fluffy history class?

It sounds like a completely worthless class so what do you think?

That was my initial impression, but I am not up on what the clerkship kids are doing these days.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:20 pm

PBateman1 wrote:
Icculus wrote:Schedule?

Civil lit and investor protection clinic
Law and rhetoric
Evidence
Ethics
Structured transactions: music law


The investor protection clinic was one of the unique aspects of NU that really caught my interest when deciding where to attend. Can I get in touch with you later this semester to get your thoughts on it?


If I get in off the WL I'll let you know.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:20 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Is the US Supreme Court class just for clerkship gunners, or is it a nice fluffy history class?

It sounds like a completely worthless class so what do you think?

That was my initial impression, but I am not up on what the clerkship kids are doing these days.

Taking gunner things like admin and fedjur.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:35 pm

NU changed the 1L class assignments slightly, so there are a few different profs now. If you guys could check out the updated outline exchange guide and fill it out for the new profs, we would appreciate it.

thanks again

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:24 pm

It looks like they finally allowed Speta to teach torts again.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:29 pm

D-hops wrote:It looks like they finally allowed Speta to teach torts again.

Did he do something to lose that privilege?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:43 pm

bk1 wrote:
D-hops wrote:It looks like they finally allowed Speta to teach torts again.

Did he do something to lose that privilege?


Nah, I think they just had him focusing on the upper level classes and his administrative duties. By all accounts, he is one of the better 1L professors you can have.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:53 pm

Is there any strong argument against renting casebooks? I don't highlight as I read so that shouldn't be an issue, and it seems like the savings from renting from the bookstore are way more significant than ordering from amazon (which isn't any cheaper at all in many instances)

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dstars823 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:57 pm

any comment on Nzelibe for Contracts?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:05 pm

dstars823 wrote:any comment on Nzelibe for Contracts?

Charlie Trotter's!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:08 pm

Cobretti wrote:Is there any strong argument against renting casebooks? I don't highlight as I read so that shouldn't be an issue, and it seems like the savings from renting from the bookstore are way more significant than ordering from amazon (which isn't any cheaper at all in many instances)


I rented a couple last year, and had no problems. Check half.com (owned by eBay) for rentals too, some of them are really cheap.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dstars823 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
dstars823 wrote:any comment on Nzelibe for Contracts?

Charlie Trotter's!


is this good or bad, didnt charlie trotters close recently?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:18 pm

So if someone wants to do senior research when would they need to lock down a professor?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:19 pm

dstars823 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
dstars823 wrote:any comment on Nzelibe for Contracts?

Charlie Trotter's!


is this good or bad, didnt charlie trotters close recently?

Inside joke that Nzelibe loved to make Charlie Trotter's references.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dstars823 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:20 pm

bk1 wrote:
dstars823 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
dstars823 wrote:any comment on Nzelibe for Contracts?

Charlie Trotter's!


is this good or bad, didnt charlie trotters close recently?

Inside joke that Nzelibe loved to make Charlie Trotter's references.


haha sweet thanks

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:30 pm

dstars823 wrote:
bk1 wrote:Inside joke that Nzelibe loved to make Charlie Trotter's references.


haha sweet thanks

Day 1 of class: dstars823 outs himself with a Charlie Trotter reference in front of the whole class :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dstars823 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:32 pm

Cobretti wrote:
dstars823 wrote:
bk1 wrote:Inside joke that Nzelibe loved to make Charlie Trotter's references.


haha sweet thanks

Day 1 of class: dstars823 outs himself with a Charlie Trotter reference in front of the whole class :lol:


dont know enough about charlie trotters to even make a reference lol so wont even try, just know its a restaurant

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Icculus wrote:So if someone wants to do senior research when would they need to lock down a professor?


Interested in this as well.




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