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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:29 pm

What's going on.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:What's going on.

A 3L's (I think?) laptop got stolen from the library (after a rash of much-publicized lunch thefts) and everyone and their dog on the listserv is loudly announcing their intention to pitch in $5 to replace it. Someone finally set up a donation site, so maybe the listserv will calm down now.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:37 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:The listserv is pretty awesome right now, you guys.


Yeah, I am moved--MOVED--by law students publicly declaring they will donate $5 each. These students are basically young Peter Singers.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:42 pm

People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:46 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.

I just hope that campus doesn't turn into somewhere where you can't look the other way without your shit getting stolen. Last year there was the one laptop theft and nothing else (that I recall). So far this year... :?

It's either students (in which case, wtg admissions office) or not (in which case, let's have keycard access).
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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby feralinfant » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:47 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.


well obviously everyone kicking in the enormous sum of five dollars is expecting nothing less than a parade and glowing admiration from all of their peers...it's definitely not a "hey everyone, i'm kicking in, let's help this guy out"

and man it's so hard to contain a single e-mail chain in my inbox. i mean before i open it it only looks like one e-mail, but i know that inside it there's fifty and oh god the horror.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:50 pm

feralinfant wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.


well obviously everyone kicking in the enormous sum of five dollars is expecting nothing less than a parade and glowing admiration from all of their peers...it's definitely not a "hey everyone, i'm kicking in, let's help this guy out"

and man it's so hard to contain a single e-mail chain in my inbox. i mean before i open it it only looks like one e-mail, but i know that inside it there's fifty and oh god the horror.


Surely true generosity doesn't require broadcasting it to everyone else.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby feralinfant » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:53 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:
feralinfant wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.


well obviously everyone kicking in the enormous sum of five dollars is expecting nothing less than a parade and glowing admiration from all of their peers...it's definitely not a "hey everyone, i'm kicking in, let's help this guy out"

and man it's so hard to contain a single e-mail chain in my inbox. i mean before i open it it only looks like one e-mail, but i know that inside it there's fifty and oh god the horror.


Surely true generosity doesn't require broadcasting it to everyone else.


you're totally right. without the listserv i'm sure every single person would have just had the great idea to quietly send the guy some money :roll: ...personally i'd rather see him actually get a new laptop. it's easier to kick in when you know its going to make a difference.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:45 am

Are we just simply rewarding carelessness?
Now no one will care about where they leave their laptops. And thieves would do it more often since they will know that the victim is insured by the goodwill of the student body.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:49 am

Pokemon wrote:Are we just simply rewarding carelessness?
Now no one will care about where they leave their laptops. And thieves would do it more often since they will know that the victim is insured by the goodwill of the student body.

I'd rather keep my current computer than suffer the stress and embarrassment of getting it stolen, even if the student body steps up to pay for a replacement (and I doubt that he's going to get enough to buy a whole macbook, overpriced as they are.)

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:12 am

My assumption from how his emails are worded is that he is an LLM, which contributed to the sympathy I felt.

I hardly spend time at school anymore, but 1L year I left my shit all over the place. If I had something taken It would have been my own fault, but there's something nice about being in a place where you don't have to worry about that stuff, and I think that drove the sentiment. It was about a community coming together to pitch in little by little to make up for something that they don't like happening, and I have no problem with the multiple emails because the momentum of "hey we can actually all do this" drives further efforts. The only people who would think it was about "hey i want to show people I donated 5 dollars" are the narcissists who put everything in that context.

The only annoying thing about that chain was the spam tag whiners and the multiple people who felt the need to pontificate about the same point of backing up data.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:11 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.

I just hope that campus doesn't turn into somewhere where you can't look the other way without your shit getting stolen. Last year there was the one laptop theft and nothing else (that I recall). So far this year... :?

It's either students (in which case, wtg admissions office) or not (in which case, let's have keycard access).

I am pretty sure something was stolen from me last year by a member of the catering staff.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:53 am

Pokemon wrote:Are we just simply rewarding carelessness?
Now no one will care about where they leave their laptops. And thieves would do it more often since they will know that the victim is insured by the goodwill of the student body.

Dude, no one wants to have their laptop stolen, even if other people will help them replace it. Also, school should be a place where people feel safe leaving things for a few minutes. Don't be a dick.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:34 am

Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.


I for one am SHOCKED by this.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:53 am

Ok, now that most recent one is simple attention whoring

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby onionz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:20 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:People step up to help someone and law students shit all over it. Of course.

I just hope that campus doesn't turn into somewhere where you can't look the other way without your shit getting stolen. Last year there was the one laptop theft and nothing else (that I recall). So far this year... :?

It's either students (in which case, wtg admissions office) or not (in which case, let's have keycard access).


Isn't the library already under key card, where the theft happened?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:26 am

Lol'd at the donation from:
"parent of a 2L transfer (vamos ariba la celeste!)
donated$20.00"

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:27 am

Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:35 am

homestyle28 wrote:Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:45 am

homestyle28 wrote:Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

I've basically written off the Atrium as a place to do pretty much anything. I think it's been in its normal study configuration for about three days so far this year.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:54 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

I've basically written off the Atrium as a place to do pretty much anything. I think it's been in its normal study configuration for about three days so far this year.


I'm frankly more worried about the lack of bathroom space when all the conference attendees are doing their business

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:56 am

homestyle28 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

I've basically written off the Atrium as a place to do pretty much anything. I think it's been in its normal study configuration for about three days so far this year.


I'm frankly more worried about the lack of bathroom space when all the conference attendees are doing their business

Do they even go past the first floor? I feel like you could probably use 2nd floor bathrooms with impunity.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:57 am

Best bathroom is the one near throne though.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:00 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Best bathroom is the one near throne though.

Best ladies' cans are in LM. Basement and 1st floor. The one by RB 175/180 is always stupidly crowded.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:01 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Is it just me, or is the whole "We go to law school in a fucking Howard Johnson's conference center" vibe way worse so far this fall?

That pissed me off last year. If it's even worse now, that's awful. I fucking hate D Rod.




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