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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:22 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
Kikero wrote:
jn7 wrote:
dstars823 wrote:Legal writing is curved now


But it is curved to a higher median, correct? I think something like 3.5 was thrown around.


If that's true it probably is a plus over uncurved, at least for some professors.

and I believe that is why it is started being curved


I thought it was always curved :wink: , just not officially so. Now it is official?

On a sidenote, what the f**k is up with the internet at this school????????

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:16 pm

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

Postby lgleye » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:28 pm

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
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whereskyle wrote:Thank you, everyone. I'm already looking at places in my price range. Anyone feel like sharing one's opinions of the pros and cons of nearby neighborhoods? Im entirely new to Chicago. I'll be spending 5 days in town over ASW, but I don't really have time to get to know the place (contracted to work till August). Your insights are typically quite helpful. If one is available, I'll gladly accept a reference to a trusty source.

if you search this thread, you will find a lot of good info. thats what i did when i was looking for apt's.


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dont shit up another thread w yr nonsense, m8


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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chessman » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Pokemon wrote:I thought it was always curved :wink: , just not officially so. Now it is official?



The "unofficial" curve was my understanding as well.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:30 pm

What does official vs. unofficial mean? Our prof has had no problem stating explicitly she is forced to curve. If unofficial means it is not advertised or something then I wouldn't know about that.

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

Postby Kikero » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:42 pm

Micdiddy wrote:What does official vs. unofficial mean? Our prof has had no problem stating explicitly she is forced to curve. If unofficial means it is not advertised or something then I wouldn't know about that.


If they're saying there is a curve it's officially curved. It used to be "unofficially" curved in that while there was no forced curve professors didn't give out all As and A+s. They had more discretion than the curve in effect in other classes would allow, but grades still tended to fall in normal distributions.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:32 am

There's an official curve.

A/A+: 10-20%
A-: 15-25%
B+: 25-40%
B or below: 20-30%

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

Postby jn7 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:07 pm

What are you guys up to over spring break? Anything fun/exciting?

I can't wait to just sleep and run around Chicago--so many places I still haven't checked out since moving.

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

Postby captainplanet » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:03 pm

Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?

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

Postby bjsesq » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:08 pm

captainplanet wrote:Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?


Craigslist. That's how I sublet mine.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:11 pm

bjsesq wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?


Craigslist. That's how I sublet mine.

I think I'd rather not sublet at all than rent to some rando from craigslist with no connection to anyone at NU.

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

Postby bjsesq » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:12 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?


Craigslist. That's how I sublet mine.

I think I'd rather not sublet at all than rent to some rando from craigslist with no connection to anyone at NU.


When they are a student from another University's B-School, a simple call to the school allays fears pretty quickly. There are plenty of decent people that use craigslist as a resource, you just need to vet them as best you can yourself.

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

Postby captainplanet » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:12 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?


Craigslist. That's how I sublet mine.

I think I'd rather not sublet at all than rent to some rando from craigslist with no connection to anyone at NU.


That is my concern as well.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:13 pm

bjsesq wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Is it too late to find a subleaser for the summer? What's the best way to find someone? Post to the listserv? Contact students at other schools through their listservs? Craigslist?


Craigslist. That's how I sublet mine.

I think I'd rather not sublet at all than rent to some rando from craigslist with no connection to anyone at NU.


When they are a student from another University's B-School, a simple call to the school allays fears pretty quickly. There are plenty of decent people that use craigslist as a resource, you just need to vet them as best you can yourself.

Ok, yeah, I guess if you know they are a student and at what school, that's better.

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

Postby bjsesq » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:33 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Ok, yeah, I guess if you know they are a student and at what school, that's better.


Even when it's Case Western

Snarf. Snarf.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:42 pm

I sublet to another law student. I used craigslist and it was really easy. When I tried to sublease in another city, the apartment I got was a law student who replied to me with "a ton of people showed interest but I picked you cause law school".

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

Postby captainplanet » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:35 am

Blumpbeef wrote:I sublet to another law student. I used craigslist and it was really easy. When I tried to sublease in another city, the apartment I got was a law student who replied to me with "a ton of people showed interest but I picked you cause law school".


Thanks!

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

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:03 am

Has anyone heard anything regarding the public interest fellowships (Nussbaum, Kleiman, Stevens) yet?

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

Postby bjsesq » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:37 am

Anybody who has taken any sort of healthcare class at NU and has an outline for it, please reach out. Drink on me next time I am in Chicago.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:22 pm

Hey, everybody. Are there any current/former NU students on this thread pursuing criminal defense work of any kind (pi/govt/private/policy)? From what I understand such a goal requires a very different approach from the big law or bust route. Can anyone comment on their experience at NU in this regard? I'd happily accept a PM. Thanks, all.

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:37 pm

What are people's thoughts on being a RA for 1L summer? Would be full time hours and I think I'd take a class as well. Would this raise any eyebrows at OCI?

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

Postby lgleye » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:31 pm

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

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:54 pm

Cobretti wrote:What are people's thoughts on being a RA for 1L summer? Would be full time hours and I think I'd take a class as well. Would this raise any eyebrows at OCI?


Basically my plan at this point. RA, two classes and maybe volunteering and some non-profit one day a week. I've also heard OCI doesn't care too much.

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

Postby Cobretti » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:44 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
Cobretti wrote:What are people's thoughts on being a RA for 1L summer? Would be full time hours and I think I'd take a class as well. Would this raise any eyebrows at OCI?


Basically my plan at this point. RA, two classes and maybe volunteering and some non-profit one day a week. I've also heard OCI doesn't care too much.

if its good for Micdiddy its good for me




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