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

Postby captainplanet » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:52 am

Does anyone do personal training at LA Fitness? Worth it? They offered me 3 times a month for $110 total, is that good? (Also, they use buy a timeshare style sales tactics to try to get you to sign up, it was way creepy).

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

Postby Chrstgtr » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:14 am

Dr. Filth wrote:
LePeanut wrote:Criminal - Tuerkheimer
Torts - DiCola
Civ Pro - Redish
Contracts - Lupo

Any outlines would be much appreciated and repaid with coffee!

there are redish ones on the outline bank that you will be given access to that are better than anything else imo


Outline bank? What is this that you speak of???

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:19 am

captainplanet wrote:Does anyone do personal training at LA Fitness? Worth it? They offered me 3 times a month for $110 total, is that good? (Also, they use buy a timeshare style sales tactics to try to get you to sign up, it was way creepy).

I have no idea if the trainers are any good, but that is really cheap. But they probably aren't going to leave you alone after the three intro sessions are over.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:28 am

captainplanet wrote:Does anyone do personal training at LA Fitness? Worth it? They offered me 3 times a month for $110 total, is that good? (Also, they use buy a timeshare style sales tactics to try to get you to sign up, it was way creepy).

Good price. Try it out!

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:09 pm

Chrstgtr wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:
LePeanut wrote:Criminal - Tuerkheimer
Torts - DiCola
Civ Pro - Redish
Contracts - Lupo

Any outlines would be much appreciated and repaid with coffee!

there are redish ones on the outline bank that you will be given access to that are better than anything else imo


Outline bank? What is this that you speak of???

Oh maybe they haven't told y'all yet. Some time during October or something admin gives you a link to the apex outline bank that has outlines for all of the 1L classes.

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

Postby zozin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:54 am

Anybody have a outline for Lupo's Remedies class?

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:16 pm

zozin wrote:Anybody have a outline for Lupo's Remedies class?

He will do review sessions with ppts that you can pretty much copy and paste as an outline. You don't need to ever take notes in there.

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

Postby zozin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:24 pm

Flips88 wrote:
zozin wrote:Anybody have a outline for Lupo's Remedies class?

He will do review sessions with ppts that you can pretty much copy and paste as an outline. You don't need to ever take notes in there.

Thanks bro.

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:32 pm

zozin wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
zozin wrote:Anybody have a outline for Lupo's Remedies class?

He will do review sessions with ppts that you can pretty much copy and paste as an outline. You don't need to ever take notes in there.

Thanks bro.

If you wanna be super lazy, i can email you mine if you pm me your email.

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

Postby cowabunga85 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:07 pm

Does anyone have any knowledge of the "A New World Order: the Role of the United Nations in Advancing the Rule of Law and Human Rights" class with Sawyer this semester or the Structuring Transactions: Financial Institutions with Freechack/Fleetwood? Looking for some easier classes/grades to balance out my schedule.

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

Postby splitsplat » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:53 pm

sawyer's class is going to be pretty easy, usually a short presentation and a paper, but class is literally the most boring thing ive ever had to sit through. if you do the work, dont think you can get under an A-

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

Postby funkyar89 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:58 am

So my last remaining doubt for this semester's schedule is between:

Intellectual Property - Francis

vs.

Natural Resources - Barsa.


Any and all input would be appreciated, fellow TLSers.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:03 am

funkyar89 wrote:So my last remaining doubt for this semester's schedule is between:

Intellectual Property - Francis

vs.

Natural Resources - Barsa.


Any and all input would be appreciated, fellow TLSers.

Barsa is outstanding; natural resources is the worst class he teaches. Dry and statute-heavy. IP is somewhat more interesting as a topic but it's unlikely that Francis is as loveable as Barsa.

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

Postby iworkforlsac » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:48 pm

Intellectual Property - Francis

vs.

Natural Resources - Barsa.


Which of the two would be easier to do well on?
Also anyone have info on Mutual FUnds Regulation? Easy A?

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

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:09 pm

Barsa is a great prof and didn't think natural resources itself was that bad (it's less statute heavy than enviro, iirc). Francis has been known for giving gentleman's A-'s if it's uncurved. He's a decent prof but he's not as good as someone like Barsa. I'm not entirely sure how Barsa is as a grader and I'm not sure how Francis does when it's curved.

You don't seem particularly attached to either subject. If you care about having an interesting class, I'd lean Barsa. If you care more about your grade, I'd lean Francis.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:20 pm

bk1 wrote:Barsa is a great prof and didn't think natural resources itself was that bad (it's less statute heavy than enviro, iirc). Francis has been known for giving gentleman's A-'s if it's uncurved. He's a decent prof but he's not as good as someone like Barsa. I'm not entirely sure how Barsa is as a grader and I'm not sure how Francis does when it's curved.

You don't seem particularly attached to either subject. If you care about having an interesting class, I'd lean Barsa. If you care more about your grade, I'd lean Francis.

NR is the same basic statute declaring something a resource and empowering the president to appoint a director to oversee a new agency to manage the resource, over and over. I liked the part on water law but that was about it. Enviro is way more interesting.

Barsa's classes are usually going to be curved because he's so popular, but he grades as generously as he can within the curve. I don't know anything about Francis as a teacher, but IP is interesting if you care about art, publishing, tech, music, product design, or marketing at all because it touches all of those. For someone with a business bent, I'd lean towards IP.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:51 pm

Barsa's class is currently at 33 people according to Caesar, FYI.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:52 pm

Is this chick on the listserv selling her belongings one item at a time, one item per email?

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Postby cookiejar1 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:26 am

Thank god it's properly tagged though. That (spam) girl . . .

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Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:33 am

cookiejar1 wrote:Thank god it's properly tagged though. That (spam) girl . . .

Waiting for her to sell a 64-box of crayons, one at a time.

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

Postby daisy8080 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:55 pm

Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:10 pm

daisy8080 wrote:Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!

Won't help any more than any other club or internship, probably not even as a tiebreaker. Do it if you genuinely WANT to.

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

Postby wojo98 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:16 pm

daisy8080 wrote:Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!

Re:
1) Meh - clubs may matter if you're K-JD, but particularly at NU, good WE trumps all.
2) Couldn't hurt. Won't get you into school, but if you invest time into reaching out/interacting with attorneys in your target market early, will be a great resource during OCI (in terms of fleshing out your understanding of firms and practice areas). The most valuable 0L work I did was not prep for class (which is a fool's errand) but interaction with any/all attorneys in my network.

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57 pm

Do whatever you can to inflate the hell out of your GPA. I majored in Communications and studied abroad for 3 semesters. Applying to law school is easier with a 3.9+.

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

Postby GoCats56 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:55 am

daisy8080 wrote:Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!


Pre-law anything is a fucking joke. Pre-law major? Pre-law fraternity? Totally meaningless. With the caveat that LSAT/GPA/Real work experience is basically all that matters for admissions purposes, here's my advice:

1) Do extracurriculars where you actually give a shit, and where you actually accomplish something. Not resume-padding nonsense, but actual accomplishments.

2) Go greek. Actual greek. Parties and weird rituals greek. Won't matter a bit for admissions, but fraternity connections have been really helpful in my job hunt. People in my fraternity have been helpful, and I've been able to connect with lawyers just on the common basis of having been greek in college.




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