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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:54 am

Is there something I can download to add the legal dictionary to Office's spell check?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Cobretti wrote:Is there something I can download to add the legal dictionary to Office's spell check?

Eh, there really aren't so many words that you can't just add them to the dictionary as they come up.

I would recommend adding autocorrects for your most common misspellings as you discover what they are (e.g. I always end up with an extra E in 'judgment'), and an easily-typed autocorrect for the section symbol § (mine is set so !s corrects to §). Some people also want Π and Δ for Plaintiff and Defendant, but I personally just use P and D.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby eschewinganonymity » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:00 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:Any ideas when summer grades come out?


Anyone?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:01 pm

eschewinganonymity wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:Any ideas when summer grades come out?


Anyone?

My summer practicum isn't even having its last class meeting until the 9th, so...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 pm

Any advice on this schedule:

For Sure:
Clinic (entrepreneurship)
Real Estate Bankruptcies (Neff)
Negotiation (probably Gandert)
American Democracy (Bennett)

Cannot make a decision (I need 2 out of 3); and please let me know if any of these professors is Horwich-like, his Sec Reg was a nightmare for me.
Antitrust (McGinnis)
Admin Law (Burns)
Banking Law ((Freechack)

Also, is there somewhere where we can take a look at the list of courses that will be offered in Spring? I wouldn't mind taking antitrust then.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:46 pm

I am 14 pages into my first Antitrust reading and A)I hate it and B)I don't understand a damn thing and C)I've fallen asleep twice. Literally. I have less than zero interest in or comprehension of economic theory.

Should I switch to Fed Tax?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:54 pm

Pokemon wrote:Any advice on this schedule:

For Sure:
Clinic (entrepreneurship)
Real Estate Bankruptcies (Neff)
Negotiation (probably Gandert)
American Democracy (Bennett)

Cannot make a decision (I need 2 out of 3); and please let me know if any of these professors is Horwich-like, his Sec Reg was a nightmare for me.
Antitrust (McGinnis)
Admin Law (Burns)
Banking Law ((Freechack)

Also, is there somewhere where we can take a look at the list of courses that will be offered in Spring? I wouldn't mind taking antitrust then.

The spring schedule is on Caesar. So you're wanting to take 17 credit hours, which would include taking a seminar for 2 credits (which is a relatively inefficient use of a seminar)? Are you way behind on hours or what?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:57 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:I am 14 pages into my first Antitrust reading and A)I hate it and B)I don't understand a damn thing and C)I've fallen asleep twice. Literally. I have less than zero interest in or comprehension of economic theory.

Should I switch to Fed Tax?

Fed Tax is probably less dense and more of a survey class, though I haven't taken antitrust. on the other hand, it is being taught by a visiting professor, so there's a bit of a unknown factor there.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:59 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Pokemon wrote:Any advice on this schedule:

For Sure:
Clinic (entrepreneurship)
Real Estate Bankruptcies (Neff)
Negotiation (probably Gandert)
American Democracy (Bennett)

Cannot make a decision (I need 2 out of 3); and please let me know if any of these professors is Horwich-like, his Sec Reg was a nightmare for me.
Antitrust (McGinnis)
Admin Law (Burns)
Banking Law ((Freechack)

Also, is there somewhere where we can take a look at the list of courses that will be offered in Spring? I wouldn't mind taking antitrust then.

The spring schedule is on Caesar. So you're wanting to take 17 credit hours, which would include taking a seminar for 2 credits (which is a relatively inefficient use of a seminar)? Are you way behind on hours or what?


I need 30-31. So not that behind. I am really just interested in the bottom three courses and bankruptcy; I bid too much on the clinic and negotiation to give up (i know silly) and will probably drop American Democracy if I find it overwhelming. I also got screwed by four credit sec reg so am trying to push my GPA up. Awesomeness... dropping antitrust!!!! It is also offered in Spring!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:02 pm

Samara wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:I am 14 pages into my first Antitrust reading and A)I hate it and B)I don't understand a damn thing and C)I've fallen asleep twice. Literally. I have less than zero interest in or comprehension of economic theory.

Should I switch to Fed Tax?

Fed Tax is probably less dense and more of a survey class, though I haven't taken antitrust. on the other hand, it is being taught by a visiting professor, so there's a bit of a unknown factor there.

Yeah, I think I'm switching to tax. I can always switch back since neither are full. And both are curved so whatever.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:04 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Samara wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:I am 14 pages into my first Antitrust reading and A)I hate it and B)I don't understand a damn thing and C)I've fallen asleep twice. Literally. I have less than zero interest in or comprehension of economic theory.

Should I switch to Fed Tax?

Fed Tax is probably less dense and more of a survey class, though I haven't taken antitrust. on the other hand, it is being taught by a visiting professor, so there's a bit of a unknown factor there.

Yeah, I think I'm switching to tax. I can always switch back since neither are full. And both are curved so whatever.


I think Fed Tax can be professor dependent. Conceptually, with Crane it was difficult.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:09 pm

Antitrust supplement recommendations?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Pokemon wrote:I think Fed Tax can be professor dependent. Conceptually, with Crane it was difficult.

This is probably true. I had Brennan, who was awesome. I think it's important to not get bogged down in the "financial" aspects of it.

Fed Tax is also nice because you'll be able to do your own taxes a lot better.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:11 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Antitrust supplement recommendations?


You don't need one for McGinnis. Just pay attention.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:21 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:I am 14 pages into my first Antitrust reading and A)I hate it and B)I don't understand a damn thing and C)I've fallen asleep twice. Literally. I have less than zero interest in or comprehension of economic theory.

Should I switch to Fed Tax?


The first class is the pretty much the only one where he gets into the weeds on economic theory. They get much better after that. I would say stick with it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:41 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Antitrust supplement recommendations?

Didn't use a supplement. Get an old outline with case summaries and go to class.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby UncleFilz » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:39 pm

Anyone know anything about Banking Law & Regulation, besides that it is way too early. i.e. is it an easy grade?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby goCats3 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:17 pm

Hate to break the chain of academic related responses going on here but I had a question about applying.

Personal Statement: NU says 2-3 pages. Does that really mean strictly 2 as some on TLS have said? I've got mine at 2.5. Is that a big no-no? For the people that have gotten in, how long was your statement?

Thanks!

EDIT: I'm applying for the AJD program if that makes a difference.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:14 pm

Any advice on Burns's Admin Law?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:32 pm

Anybody have an IP outline for Francis? Or a recommended supplement?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:06 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Anybody have an IP outline for Francis? Or a recommended supplement?

Isn't he a new hire? I have some Diamond IP outlines if you want them.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:17 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Anybody have an IP outline for Francis? Or a recommended supplement?

Isn't he a new hire? I have some Diamond IP outlines if you want them.


FrancisCV wrote:New hire? Shoot, I been here since the Reagan Adminstration...for real.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:18 pm

Francis seems a couple decades younger than he is.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:19 pm

IAFG wrote:Francis seems a couple decades younger than he is.


I read that with a great deal of innuendo...I assume that's how you meant it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:27 pm

Diamond told us in the spring that they had "just hired" a new guy to teach some of the IP classes. I just assumed it was Francis, not knowing who he was.




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