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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:27 pm

Cobretti wrote:For spring OCI are there seriously only 12 total employers or am I doing this wrong?


I saw six, so I guess it's increasing.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:35 pm

I don't remember the number, but spring OCI is very small.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:42 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Is he leaving NU?

probably just visiting at UVA for the semester. Pretty normal thing for profs to do.

See, e.g., the debacle resulting from Nzelibe visiting at NYU

guess how many practice exams we got from him?

zero


who are we/him?

McG will give you one, without answers, later in the semester. It's a pretty typical antitrust exam, just use example ones in supplements.

Also, I hope it keeps snowing forever.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Dr. Filth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:35 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Is he leaving NU?

probably just visiting at UVA for the semester. Pretty normal thing for profs to do.

See, e.g., the debacle resulting from Nzelibe visiting at NYU

guess how many practice exams we got from him?

zero


who are we/him?

McG will give you one, without answers, later in the semester. It's a pretty typical antitrust exam, just use example ones in supplements.

Also, I hope it keeps snowing forever.

nzelibes section/nzelibe

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:07 pm

LRGhost wrote:
Cobretti wrote:For spring OCI are there seriously only 12 total employers or am I doing this wrong?


I saw six, so I guess it's increasing.


Which firms are interviewing 1Ls?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:11 pm

I'm a 3L and I haven't done any community service hours. Should I try to blitz it to get the community service honors or whatever? Does it matter? I don't want to look like the only selfish, greedy, corporate asshole at graduation.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby NYC-WVU » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:59 pm

0L here, ED - I have a friend who is a recent graduate and told me that I will be eating a free lunch almost every day because of seminars where lunch is offered. How much truth is there to this?
1. None, your friend is full of shit;
2. Even if your friend is the type of guy who would go to any seminar to get a free lunch, there's no way he was doing it more than twice a week;
3. There are interesting seminars about twice a week that, as a bonus, serve lunch, but I don't see how your friend got lunch for free daily;
4. Sounds like your friend is the type of guy who would go to any seminar to get a free lunch, in which case it could be true, but it's unlikely you'll go more than once or twice a week; or
5. There are interesting seminars almost every day that, as a bonus, include a free lunch!

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:14 pm

4.7

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby californiauser » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:23 pm

How realistic is it to live near the school with a $1000 a housing month budget (all utilities included)? With or without roommates is fine

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby NYC-WVU » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:26 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:4.7

Sweet. Thanks. I love concise answers.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:48 pm

californiauser wrote:How realistic is it to live near the school with a $1000 a housing month budget (all utilities included)? With or without roommates is fine

If near=walking distance: With roommates, possibly. Without, nope. Cheapest rent near the school is in the $1200-1300 range and that's not including utilities. You can get a place for a $1000 budget within a couple of stops on the red line, or a reasonably short bus ride, but you will have to go a bit north and/or west of Streeterville.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:21 pm

californiauser wrote:How realistic is it to live near the school with a $1000 a housing month budget (all utilities included)? With or without roommates is fine

Depends on what "near" means. If you mean within a 5 min walking distance, nope. If you mean within 15-20 min walking distance, maaaayyybe (more likely w a roommate). If you mean within 15-20 min bus ride, definitely (with a roommate...not sure about on your own).

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:31 pm

If you really, really look, you can find cheap places within walking distance of the school. But you'll need to jump on them fast. It's easier if you look north or west, though.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby PBateman1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:37 pm

When do grades normally get posted?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:40 pm

PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:43 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.


Right after lawyer as a problem solver and right before bar review.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:44 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.


Right after lawyer as a problem solver and right before bar review.


I forgot about that crafty scheduling. That bar review was bonkers.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:51 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.


Right after lawyer as a problem solver and right before bar review.


I forgot about that crafty scheduling. That bar review was bonkers.

LOL yeah hahahaha

I expect to see all of you out at the bars afterwards this year going "What? Grades came out? lolDGAF."

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby CreativityKing » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:40 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Thoughts on:

...
Estates and Trusts (Schanzenbach)
Family Law (Yuracko)
...

Any obvious take/don't take classes on that list?


Don't think this got answered - anyone take those two classes?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:13 pm

bdubs wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
Cobretti wrote:For spring OCI are there seriously only 12 total employers or am I doing this wrong?


I saw six, so I guess it's increasing.


Which firms are interviewing 1Ls?

Firms:
Banner & Witcoff (Chicago) *Patent
DLA Piper (Chicago)
Eimer Stahl (Chicago)
Grippo & Elden (Chicago)
Kegler Brown & Hill (Columbus)

ETA: @ LRGhost: if you change the filter to 'Spring 2014 OCI - Corporate Employers' you'll see the other 6.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:15 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.

Email from one of my profs yesterday said 17th this year too

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:02 pm

CreativityKing wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Thoughts on:

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Estates and Trusts (Schanzenbach)
Family Law (Yuracko)
...

Any obvious take/don't take classes on that list?


Don't think this got answered - anyone take those two classes?


Really liked Schazenbach. He's good folk. The class was pretty straightforward and interesting, though the reading load is intermittently heavy.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:52 pm

Cobretti wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:When do grades normally get posted?


Email mining shows they posted on the 17th last year.

Email from one of my profs yesterday said 17th this year too


If I recall correctly, they always schedule grades to come out right after the add/drop deadline (I assume so students can't select classes based on previous grades). If that's true, then they'll come out after the revised add/drop deadline on Jan. 21/22.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:40 am

Now would be a good time for 1Ls to start contemplating their 2L Fall job hunt strategy.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:46 am

IAFG wrote:Now would be a good time for 1Ls to start contemplating their 2L Fall job hunt strategy.


What do you recommend? Start compiling a spreadsheet for mailing over the summer?




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