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

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

Postby Micdiddy » Wed May 14, 2014 7:04 pm

Rising 2L taking questions.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed May 14, 2014 7:42 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.

not sure if I can make that assumption at this juncture

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Postby 09042014 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:43 pm

How was boat cruise

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Postby kenwash » Wed May 14, 2014 7:43 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.

What are you doing this summer? How easy has it been for you and other rising 2Ls to find paid internships?

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

Postby homestyle28 » Wed May 14, 2014 8:36 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.


Stop taking questions, start mass mailing.

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

Postby luuma » Wed May 14, 2014 9:44 pm

What's the 1L schedule like for someone that's finishing? I'm talking hours, lunch time, locker time. Monday through Friday? How are certain classes for those who came with in with a legal background vs those who did not? Are study groups common? I ask since it's an older crowd with married couples, etc.

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

Postby lgleye » Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm

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

Postby bk1 » Wed May 14, 2014 10:29 pm

luuma wrote:What's the 1L schedule like for someone that's finishing? I'm talking hours, lunch time, locker time. Monday through Friday? How are certain classes for those who came with in with a legal background vs those who did not? Are study groups common? I ask since it's an older crowd with married couples, etc.

It's a lot like undergrad. You will have about 12-15 hours of class a week scheduled at various times between ~9 and ~6 each day. Eat lunch whenever you want, you're an adult (there's never class scheduled between 12 and 130). I'm not sure what locker time is. A legal background isn't going to help you with 1L classes. Study groups aren't common but if you want one you can likely find or make one.

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed May 14, 2014 11:05 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.

oh you fancy, huh

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu May 15, 2014 12:52 am

bk1 wrote:
luuma wrote:What's the 1L schedule like for someone that's finishing? I'm talking hours, lunch time, locker time. Monday through Friday? How are certain classes for those who came with in with a legal background vs those who did not? Are study groups common? I ask since it's an older crowd with married couples, etc.

It's a lot like undergrad. You will have about 12-15 hours of class a week scheduled at various times between ~9 and ~6 each day. Eat lunch whenever you want, you're an adult (there's never class scheduled between 12 and 130). I'm not sure what locker time is. A legal background isn't going to help you with 1L classes. Study groups aren't common but if you want one you can likely find or make one.


Study groups were common in my section, but we were a bunch of nerds. Point is, you'll make one if you want one.

By locker time, do you mean time between classes? Most of your classes won't be back to back if I remember right, but if they are there's about 10 minutes in between.

Seriously though, your time is your own. Other than class, do other stuff whenever. It's not nearly as regimented as your question seems to imply.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu May 15, 2014 10:24 am

franklyscarlet wrote:Study groups were common in my section, but we were a bunch of nerds. Point is, you'll make one if you want one.

By locker time, do you mean time between classes? Most of your classes won't be back to back if I remember right, but if they are there's about 10 minutes in between.

Seriously though, your time is your own. Other than class, do other stuff whenever. It's not nearly as regimented as your question seems to imply.

That's all well and good, but who do I talk to about a hall pass?

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu May 15, 2014 10:59 am

Desert Fox wrote:How was boat cruise


Fantastic

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kenwash wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.

What are you doing this summer? How easy has it been for you and other rising 2Ls to find paid internships?


Working with a state judge and research. It's very difficult to find paid anything (except maybe $10/hr RA) and far more difficult to find good pay. But that's not what 1L summer is for.

bananasplit19 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Rising 2L taking questions.

oh you fancy, huh


Yes. You are too!

luuma wrote:What's the 1L schedule like for someone that's finishing? I'm talking hours, lunch time, locker time. Monday through Friday? How are certain classes for those who came with in with a legal background vs those who did not? Are study groups common? I ask since it's an older crowd with married couples, etc.


I'd echo what the above posters said with the caveat that from my perspective study groups were very very common (maybe it changes year to year). The only thing a legal background might help a little for is CLR, but I don't have a legal background so that's just speculation.

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

Postby star fox » Thu May 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Sorry if this has been asked somewhere in here already, I only looked through the last few pages,

Would only having 1 year of work experience going into Northwestern make you stand out in a bad way come OCI time?

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Postby Micdiddy » Thu May 15, 2014 7:55 pm

john7234797 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked somewhere in here already, I only looked through the last few pages,

Would only having 1 year of work experience going into Northwestern make you stand out in a bad way come OCI time?


I haven't gone through OCI so take this with a grain of salt but I don't really think so. If you also have poor grades then it certainly won't help, but the main thing is grades, doing something 1L summer to talk about, grades, good attitude in interviews, grades etc. Keep in mind plenty of people here are still K-JD.

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Postby Bumi » Fri May 16, 2014 10:17 am

john7234797 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked somewhere in here already, I only looked through the last few pages,

Would only having 1 year of work experience going into Northwestern make you stand out in a bad way come OCI time?


I doubt it. These days half the damn class has only 1 year.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:51 am

Been trying to figure out if we have any kind of Microsoft Office (for macs) discount at NU. Does that exist? Where the hell do I find it on this horribly organized website?

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

Postby bjsesq » Fri May 16, 2014 10:54 am

Brothers and sisters: can I get a couple evidence outlines please?

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:49 am

mirroroferised7 wrote:Been trying to figure out if we have any kind of Microsoft Office (for macs) discount at NU. Does that exist? Where the hell do I find it on this horribly organized website?

NUIT just sent out an e-mail three days ago. Free MS Office (PC/Mac) for all current students. Check your e-mail or PM me for direct link.

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

Postby d cooper » Fri May 16, 2014 12:22 pm

How many licenses?

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

Postby jn7 » Fri May 16, 2014 3:33 pm

Is it free now? I think I had to pay! :x

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

Postby wojo98 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:08 pm

Anyone willing to share a Mulaney/Torts, Redish/CivPro, or Tiller/Contracts outline? Feel free to PM me.

Will compensate with unceasing gratitude (and an iou for drinks once summer semester is over).

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:51 pm

wojo98 wrote:Anyone willing to share a Mulaney/Torts, Redish/CivPro, or Tiller/Contracts outline? Feel free to PM me.

Will compensate with unceasing gratitude (and an iou for drinks once summer semester is over).

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat May 17, 2014 12:00 am

mirroroferised7 wrote:
wojo98 wrote:Anyone willing to share a Mulaney/Torts, Redish/CivPro, or Tiller/Contracts outline? Feel free to PM me.

Will compensate with unceasing gratitude (and an iou for drinks once summer semester is over).

Redish here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zzzmsex6m3cz ... 7dF4hRcs0a

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat May 17, 2014 12:48 am

Outlines before classes have started? Silly AJDs.

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

Postby wojo98 » Sat May 17, 2014 11:35 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:
wojo98 wrote:Anyone willing to share a Mulaney/Torts, Redish/CivPro, or Tiller/Contracts outline? Feel free to PM me.

Will compensate with unceasing gratitude (and an iou for drinks once summer semester is over).

Redish here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zzzmsex6m3cz ... 7dF4hRcs0a

Rinkrat - you are the best. Thanks.




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