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

Postby Chrstgtr » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:39 pm

captainplanet wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
captainplanet wrote:How tough is the Kellogg grading curve? Thinking of taking The Law of Real Estate Development and Finance with Dana but I know that the Kellogg classes don't do +/- grading so I'm hoping they give out a lot of As and not many Bs since I don't have much of a business background.


No idea on the curve, but just a heads up if you didn't notice, that class is in Evanston. I nearly didn't see that.


Yeah, I saw. Thanks! I think there's a NU shuttle that goes between the Chicago and Evanston campuses. I think it's about half an hour and I think it goes past 9 p.m.


I have a friend who was in Kellogg. He said his classes were a coin flip between an A and A-. He did very little work from what I can tell.

Also the intercampus shuttle is definitely longer than half an hour. Closer to 45 minutes.

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:47 pm

Betharl wrote:CS says we need to photocopy our official transcript for OCI, but I think every firm says unofficial. I was just going to print mine off Caesar or something, do I really need to request an official and make copies?

Also, what slots come up during same day sign ups? If a firm is full after the open sign up period two days before the interview, there shouldn't be any spots day of as it's too late to cancel at that point, right? Unless people are canceling the day before or something, repercussions be damned.

If our unofficial transcript weren't so ugly and hard to read, I would say to roll with it, but it really does suck.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:32 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:Laura Pedraza-Farina

thoughts?
Easy Grader?

I took a seminar with her last year. DEFINITELY graded super easy on that one. She's also very very very accessible - super friendly, open to talking to you outside of class and helping you figure stuff out. I think she's a professor who really cares about whether or not her students are 1) learning and 2) enjoying the class.

I assume you want to take Patent Law w/her, and I haven't taken that class with her before, but I really liked the class I took with her. She's not obnoxious about forcing participation (even though it was a seminar class) and she's pretty good at explaining patent law concepts. Not sure how she'll grade in a non-seminar class though.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:09 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Laura Pedraza-Farina

thoughts?
Easy Grader?

I took a seminar with her last year. DEFINITELY graded super easy on that one. She's also very very very accessible - super friendly, open to talking to you outside of class and helping you figure stuff out. I think she's a professor who really cares about whether or not her students are 1) learning and 2) enjoying the class.

I assume you want to take Patent Law w/her, and I haven't taken that class with her before, but I really liked the class I took with her. She's not obnoxious about forcing participation (even though it was a seminar class) and she's pretty good at explaining patent law concepts. Not sure how she'll grade in a non-seminar class though.

Thanks for the info!
Also, I'm going for the Lit track but can't take ITA trilogy this year cuz course conflicts and planning to take 3L year. Any idea on some good courses for Lit? preferably not a harsh grader... haha

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:11 pm

Other than ITA trilogy I don't think there are really any classes you need to take for lit, unless you're planning on trying to clerk (though for the most part those aren't the easiest graded classes). Just take what interests you.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:15 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Other than ITA trilogy I don't think there are really any classes you need to take for lit, unless you're planning on trying to clerk (though for the most part those aren't the easiest graded classes). Just take what interests you.

Ah, I see. Just seems so corporate heavy with a KSM co-hosted course (TBD), BA (Carole Silver), Patent Law (Laura Pedraza-Farina), and Con (Kitrosser)

on a separate note, should I do Silver or Litvak for BA?

please don't quote, gonna delete soon.

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

Postby M458 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:31 pm

lhanvt13:

Do Litvak.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:37 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Laura Pedraza-Farina

thoughts?
Easy Grader?

I took a seminar with her last year. DEFINITELY graded super easy on that one. She's also very very very accessible - super friendly, open to talking to you outside of class and helping you figure stuff out. I think she's a professor who really cares about whether or not her students are 1) learning and 2) enjoying the class.

I assume you want to take Patent Law w/her, and I haven't taken that class with her before, but I really liked the class I took with her. She's not obnoxious about forcing participation (even though it was a seminar class) and she's pretty good at explaining patent law concepts. Not sure how she'll grade in a non-seminar class though.

Thanks for the info!
Also, I'm going for the Lit track but can't take ITA trilogy this year cuz course conflicts and planning to take 3L year. Any idea on some good courses for Lit? preferably not a harsh grader... haha

STRATEGY OF LITIGATION. All I did was show up to class and reddit the whole time, got an A+. Seriously HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Salpeter is a fucking chill ass bro and has some great war stories (that's basically what the class is - him telling war stories and giving lit tips).

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

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:07 am

on a separate note, should I do Silver or Litvak for BA?


I feel like this entire thread has been dedicated to answering this question for a few weeks now.

Eta: were you at the transfer orientation thing today? How's the class of transfers looking?

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:05 am

Micdiddy wrote:
on a separate note, should I do Silver or Litvak for BA?


I feel like this entire thread has been dedicated to answering this question for a few weeks now.

Eta: were you at the transfer orientation thing today? How's the class of transfers looking?

Whoops. I'll go back and read haha. Transfer class looks solid. Everyone's really friendly. Kinda exhausting to sit in a humid hot room all day though..

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:32 pm

Curved legal ethics?

FML

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:45 pm

Better to take corporations over BA or the other way around?
Do they both work as a prereq requirement for entrepreneurship law?
How do I check these prereqs?

Thanks!

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:45 pm

Shout out to the 2Ls doing OCI with fighter jets doing fly bys for the air and water show. #NorthwesternDifference

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:49 pm

Flips88 wrote:Shout out to the 2Ls doing OCI with fighter jets doing fly bys for the air and water show. #NorthwesternDifference

:lol:
Thought Chicago was under attack. Interviewer laughed at me.
I'm an idiot

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

Postby wojo98 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:19 pm

Flips88 wrote:Shout out to the 2Ls doing OCI with fighter jets doing fly bys for the air and water show. #NorthwesternDifference

This. This so much.

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

Postby Betharl » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:42 pm

So, who is going to be a hero and drop bankruptcy?

Also, am I right that it's likely M&A will be available in the spring uncurved? Anyone have thoughts on taking it curved with Lutz in the fall vs waiting until the spring?

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:05 pm

WHY IS THERE 30 PEOPLE IN THE DURR/ZIMMERMAN CLASS???

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

Postby bdubs » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:32 pm

captainplanet wrote:How tough is the Kellogg grading curve? Thinking of taking The Law of Real Estate Development and Finance with Dana but I know that the Kellogg classes don't do +/- grading so I'm hoping they give out a lot of As and not many Bs since I don't have much of a business background.


Kellogg recommends that professors follow a curve but doesn't require it for non "core" classes (finance, accounting, marketing). The curve is approx. 40% A, 50% B, 10% C (I think). Some profs throw the curve out entirely while others adhere to it pretty closely.

It is possible for a Kellogg prof to do +/- grading but they don't do it regularly. I think they sometimes do it to cut law students a break since they know grades matter more at the LS.

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

Postby suzige » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:35 pm

Micdiddy wrote:WHY IS THERE 30 PEOPLE IN THE DURR/ZIMMERMAN CLASS???


bahahahaha

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

Postby suzige » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:36 pm

wojo98 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Shout out to the 2Ls doing OCI with fighter jets doing fly bys for the air and water show. #NorthwesternDifference

This. This so much.


Twas me in there roughin it. at one point i think i was yelling at the interviewers. Great times.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:08 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:Better to take corporations over BA or the other way around?
Do they both work as a prereq requirement for entrepreneurship law?
How do I check these prereqs?

Thanks!

Bomp?

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

Postby Man from Nantucket » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:14 pm

bdubs wrote:
captainplanet wrote:How tough is the Kellogg grading curve? Thinking of taking The Law of Real Estate Development and Finance with Dana but I know that the Kellogg classes don't do +/- grading so I'm hoping they give out a lot of As and not many Bs since I don't have much of a business background.


Kellogg recommends that professors follow a curve but doesn't require it for non "core" classes (finance, accounting, marketing). The curve is approx. 40% A, 50% B, 10% C (I think). Some profs throw the curve out entirely while others adhere to it pretty closely.

It is possible for a Kellogg prof to do +/- grading but they don't do it regularly. I think they sometimes do it to cut law students a break since they know grades matter more at the LS.


Considering taking accounting for decision making with Magee, anyone have experience with this class? It's capped at 25 people, so I'm assuming it will be uncurved?

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:39 pm

Betharl wrote:So, who is going to be a hero and drop bankruptcy employment law?

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:43 pm

Micdiddy wrote:WHY IS THERE 30 PEOPLE IN THE DURR/ZIMMERMAN CLASS???

TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEIR FEELINGS AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOME POWER OF MINDFULNESS.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:19 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:Curved legal ethics?

FML

Just saw that. :-/

Maybe there will be a mad rush to drop it.




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