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

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KremeCheez
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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby KremeCheez » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:59 pm

Anyone know if the U-Pass I'll be getting is literally valid while school is in session (ie, NOT valid during orientation)?
If that's the case I'll probably grab me a 7-day pass in the meantime...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:01 pm

KremeCheez wrote:Anyone know if the U-Pass I'll be getting is literally valid while school is in session (ie, NOT valid during orientation)?
If that's the case I'll probably grab me a 7-day pass in the meantime...

They were handing out free 7 day passes when you got your photo taken

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:02 pm

I've been using my U-Pass for the past several days, so as soon as you get them, they should be working.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby KremeCheez » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:05 pm

Cobretti wrote:
KremeCheez wrote:Anyone know if the U-Pass I'll be getting is literally valid while school is in session (ie, NOT valid during orientation)?
If that's the case I'll probably grab me a 7-day pass in the meantime...

They were handing out free 7 day passes when you got your photo taken


Interesting. Damn I wish I had been able to go to the early bird orientation... :|

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:03 pm

bk1 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Doesn't surprise me. We got pretty flagrant in our not paying attention last year. Oops. Guess Hill is fighting back early this year.

Ironically fighting back by being more insufferable.


I actually like her, except that she doesn't seem to understand the pointlessness of CLR class (the writing assignments are whatever, but the actual class itself is the most pointless thing known to man). When every other prof was cancelling classes we were still meeting every week to do the same damn thing.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:05 pm

Hill is a great person. The problem with CLR is the message and not the messenger. 100 cute articles on legal writing will not teach you legal writing.

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Postby 09042014 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:12 pm

IAFG wrote:Hill is a great person. The problem with CLR is the message and not the messenger. 100 cute articles on legal writing will not teach you legal writing.


Does anyone know though? Nobody has ever, in the history of Western Civilization, read one.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:Hill is a great person. The problem with CLR is the message and not the messenger. 100 cute articles on legal writing will not teach you legal writing.


Does anyone know though? Nobody has ever, in the history of Western Civilization, read one.


Agreed on both counts. Hill gets a bad rap, but is actually a really great person when you get to know her. It's just that CLR sucks, no matter what. It also sucks as a CLR prof, especially one who takes things personally, because it's like the one class where almost everyone is willing to go and bitch about a grade, and usually not in a very open minded manner. I myself knew I slacked off in that class and figured I deserved what I got.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:23 pm

Hill is awkward, but a good person.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:44 pm

Advice needed...I am first on the wait list for law and rhetoric. Should I ride it out or cancel and take back my 650 points for next semester which would give me 4496 points for next semester?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Icculus wrote:Advice needed...I am first on the wait list for law and rhetoric. Should I ride it out or cancel and take back my 650 points for next semester which would give me 4496 points for next semester?

You don't need that many points for next sem. If you want it, wait it out. In my experience, first on the waitlist almost always gets in before add/drop ends

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:20 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Icculus wrote:Advice needed...I am first on the wait list for law and rhetoric. Should I ride it out or cancel and take back my 650 points for next semester which would give me 4496 points for next semester?

You don't need that many points for next sem. If you want it, wait it out. In my experience, first on the waitlist almost always gets in before add/drop ends


That was my thought. The only thing I desperately want next semester is to get into a clinic, specifically the civil lit one I got beat out of this semester and I figure 3800 should be enough to get it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Roll Fizzlebeef » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:45 pm

Someone remind me if there's a way to see up-to-date enrollment numbers?

Also, I've been unable to get this to work on Caesar, but is the "what-if" report tool actually usable? i.e. ability to plug in grades and figure out what I need for specific GPAs?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby zozin » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:51 pm

Roll Fizzlebeef wrote:Someone remind me if there's a way to see up-to-date enrollment numbers?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... esults.pdf

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Roll Fizzlebeef » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:07 am

zozin wrote:
Roll Fizzlebeef wrote:Someone remind me if there's a way to see up-to-date enrollment numbers?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... esults.pdf


Thanks - but anything that shows if people have dropped after R2?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:09 am

Roll Fizzlebeef wrote:
zozin wrote:
Roll Fizzlebeef wrote:Someone remind me if there's a way to see up-to-date enrollment numbers?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... esults.pdf


Thanks - but anything that shows if people have dropped after R2?

No but once class starts they'll start updating it daily until add/drop ends.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Roll Fizzlebeef » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:10 am

Cool, thanks.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:04 am

Does Speta's Telecom class really not have any required books?

The bookstore has a TBA for the class, and the course description on CAESAR says "Required Materials: None," but recommends we read at least one of several non-textbooks. (Related: does anyone recommend any of these books?)

Zittrain, The Future of the Internet -- and How to Stop It;
Wu, The Master Switch;
Lessig, Code;
Lessig, The Future of Ideas;
Littman, Digital Copyright;
Weiser & Neuchterlein, Digital Crossroads;
Christopher Yoo, The Dynamic Internet.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby eschewinganonymity » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:27 pm

Anyone on here take lubet for memoirs last year?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby onionz » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:47 pm

When do we get finals' schedules? Thanksgiving is annoyingly close to the review period etc and am being pressured by the fam to figure out when/where/why I'll be but don't want to make any decisions before knowing when I have tests..

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:16 pm

onionz wrote:When do we get finals' schedules? Thanksgiving is annoyingly close to the review period etc and am being pressured by the fam to figure out when/where/why I'll be but don't want to make any decisions before knowing when I have tests..

You a 1L? If so, you'll have finals on Monday==>Thursday==>Monday==>Thursday for the 2 weeks of finals. So looks like that'll be December 9th, 12th, 16th, and 19th. Class ends December 4th. So your first final will be 11 days after Thanksgiving.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby onionz » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:10 pm

Flips88 wrote:
onionz wrote:When do we get finals' schedules? Thanksgiving is annoyingly close to the review period etc and am being pressured by the fam to figure out when/where/why I'll be but don't want to make any decisions before knowing when I have tests..

You a 1L? If so, you'll have finals on Monday==>Thursday==>Monday==>Thursday for the 2 weeks of finals. So looks like that'll be December 9th, 12th, 16th, and 19th. Class ends December 4th. So your first final will be 11 days after Thanksgiving.


Thanks a ton.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:11 pm

onionz wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
onionz wrote:When do we get finals' schedules? Thanksgiving is annoyingly close to the review period etc and am being pressured by the fam to figure out when/where/why I'll be but don't want to make any decisions before knowing when I have tests..

You a 1L? If so, you'll have finals on Monday==>Thursday==>Monday==>Thursday for the 2 weeks of finals. So looks like that'll be December 9th, 12th, 16th, and 19th. Class ends December 4th. So your first final will be 11 days after Thanksgiving.


Thanks a ton.

No problem. For future reference, the academic calendar: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academi ... _calendar/

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dolfan0516 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:22 pm

Any ideas when summer grades come out?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:38 pm

Has anyone successfully signed up for the dental HMO plan and found the 6-digit office code for a primary care dentist?




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