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

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:10 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:did the P/F date pass yet. I'm dreading Remedies :,(



... We can take classes pass/fail?

no idea O_o

Dr. Filth wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:did the P/F date pass yet. I'm dreading Remedies :,(

Lol it's fine. Just try to talk up in class a few times before the final.

I'll be doing that .. scared of that exam more than BA

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

Postby zugzwanger » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:07 pm

Pretty sure that all throughout 1L, every time Cliff would email out a zen letter, it would just remind me of everything I didn't want to think about and add more stress. Still have much love for CZ though

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

Postby d cooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:17 pm

If I want to do the basic transactional curricular tour, should I gun for BA next semester (1L)? Or can I wait until 2L?

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

Postby splitsplat » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:40 pm

there's no rush. you're better off gunning an uncurved class since BA is usually curved.

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:51 pm

splitsplat wrote:there's no rush. you're better off gunning an uncurved class since BA is usually curved.

+1

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Possibly consider Corporations if it's not curved though.

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

Postby d cooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:49 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:Possibly consider Corporations if it's not curved though.


How can you tell?

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:39 am

d cooper wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:Possibly consider Corporations if it's not curved though.


How can you tell?


Right now the enrollment capacity is 50. After the bidding period and during the add/drop period you'll be able to check how many people are actually enrolled in the class on Caesar. If more than 40 students are enrolled then the class will be on a mandatory curve.*

*Someone correct me here: does the mandatory curve kick in at 40 or 41 students enrolled?

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

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:00 am

Does anyone have an outline for Evidence with Allen, Employment Law with Yuracko, or Corporations with Presser?

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

Postby GoCats56 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:14 am

cookiejar1 wrote:
d cooper wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:Possibly consider Corporations if it's not curved though.


How can you tell?


Right now the enrollment capacity is 50. After the bidding period and during the add/drop period you'll be able to check how many people are actually enrolled in the class on Caesar. If more than 40 students are enrolled then the class will be on a mandatory curve.*

*Someone correct me here: does the mandatory curve kick in at 40 or 41 students enrolled?


The curve kicks in at the 41st student. 40-even is uncurved.

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

Postby Charger » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:55 am

simplycatalina wrote:Does anyone have an outline for Evidence with Allen, Employment Law with Yuracko, or Corporations with Presser?


I would appreciate an outline for Employment with Yuracko too!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:10 pm

GoCats56 wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:
d cooper wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:Possibly consider Corporations if it's not curved though.


How can you tell?


Right now the enrollment capacity is 50. After the bidding period and during the add/drop period you'll be able to check how many people are actually enrolled in the class on Caesar. If more than 40 students are enrolled then the class will be on a mandatory curve.*

*Someone correct me here: does the mandatory curve kick in at 40 or 41 students enrolled?


The curve kicks in at the 41st student. 40-even is uncurved.

Unless your professor decides to be a dick to a class with 39.

Fischman.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:50 pm

Charger wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:Does anyone have an outline for Evidence with Allen, Employment Law with Yuracko, or Corporations with Presser?


I would appreciate an outline for Employment with Yuracko too!

Ditto!

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

Postby Wildcats17 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:59 pm

Insights to Contracts II with Kadens? Looks like the enrollment is capped at 24 so I assume that means its uncurved? does this make no sense to be taking as a 1L?

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:31 pm

Kadens doesn't strike me as someone who would necessarily be nice with grading in an uncurved class.

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:03 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Kadens doesn't strike me as someone who would necessarily be nice with grading in an uncurved class.


+1

And I heard she wasn't necessarily very friendly with grades in her seminars.

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

Postby Wildcats17 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:37 pm

Icculus wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Kadens doesn't strike me as someone who would necessarily be nice with grading in an uncurved class.


+1

And I heard she wasn't necessarily very friendly with grades in her seminars.


Noted. Any other uncurved classes that I should be shooting for?

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:07 pm

Wildcats17 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Kadens doesn't strike me as someone who would necessarily be nice with grading in an uncurved class.


+1

And I heard she wasn't necessarily very friendly with grades in her seminars.


Noted. Any other uncurved classes that I should be shooting for?


Law & Rhetoric is pretty forgiving but not sure that is offered 2nd semester. Lupo in general hates giving bad grades in uncurved classes. If DeSanto is doing his speech class again that would probably be a good one to take.

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

Postby Charger » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:29 pm

3L in serious 3LOL mode. Seeking suggestions on low-key (no cold calls, minimal reading, class attendance doesn't matter) and/or gentlemen's A- classes in the MTW between 10 and 4 time block.

Any thoughts on: Barsa for Environmental or Hughes for Fourteenth Amendment? No cold calling is key for me.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:13 pm

Charger wrote:3L in serious 3LOL mode. Seeking suggestions on low-key (no cold calls, minimal reading, class attendance doesn't matter) and/or gentlemen's A- classes in the MTW between 10 and 4 time block.

Any thoughts on: Barsa for Environmental or Hughes for Fourteenth Amendment? No cold calling is key for me.

Barsa doesn't cold call, but he will notice if you don't participate ever. So as long as you talk once in a while, you'd be fine. However, Enviro could be >40.

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Postby MT Cicero » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:17 pm

Charger wrote:3L in serious 3LOL mode. Seeking suggestions on low-key (no cold calls, minimal reading, class attendance doesn't matter) and/or gentlemen's A- classes in the MTW between 10 and 4 time block.

Any thoughts on: Barsa for Environmental or Hughes for Fourteenth Amendment? No cold calling is key for me.


Also keen to hear about some classes as a 1L:

-Environmental Law (Barsa)
-Legislation (Jacobi)
-Intellectual Property (Pike)
-Estates and Trusts (Schanzenbach)
-Evidence (Tuerkheimer)

I'm still quite torn b/w lit and transactional. I'm not patent bar eligible, but I've heard the IP class can be a bit more for general knowledge. Any thoughts would be great, as well as maybe which of these would look like "fluff" classes to OCI employers (so that perhaps I should avoid going with 2 of those).

Back to CLR...and the bottle.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:22 pm

Everyone loves Barsa, and Enviro is an interesting class.
Tuerkheimer is new so nobody's taken Evidence with her at NU yet. I'm in her FemJur class right now and I like her, although obviously the classes are going to be completely different.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:52 pm

I only need 10 credits and all my requirements will be done after this term. Thoughts on taking First Amend plus both continuing my clinic (crim def) and taking Barsa & Dana's Environmental Appellate Advocacy Workshop? The workshop sounds basically like another clinic (requiring "participation in class, weekly meetings with the instructors, and meetings with clients) and the final brief. The briefs will be complex, and students will be expected to spend 12-15 hours per week, outside of class, working on them.") I'm wondering if two clinic-like classes is too much.

It would work out to be 3 afternoon/evening classes. Weird-ass schedule.

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

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:54 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Charger wrote:3L in serious 3LOL mode. Seeking suggestions on low-key (no cold calls, minimal reading, class attendance doesn't matter) and/or gentlemen's A- classes in the MTW between 10 and 4 time block.

Any thoughts on: Barsa for Environmental or Hughes for Fourteenth Amendment? No cold calling is key for me.

Barsa doesn't cold call, but he will notice if you don't participate ever. So as long as you talk once in a while, you'd be fine. However, Enviro could be >40.


He gave me a pair of A's and I never participated and rarely went to class.

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

Postby Chrstgtr » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:13 am

Any thoughts on which of these 1L classes are most likely to be easy/uncurved. Specifically, is Economic Analysis of the Law too difficult/stacked with old econ majors?

American Legal History (3 credits) (Presser)
Business Associations (Litvak)
Business Associations (Lutz)
Corporations (O’Hara)
Economic Analysis of the Law (Friedman)
Environmental Law (Barsa)
Estates and Trusts (Schanzenbach)
Family Law (Yuracko)
First Amendment (DeSanto)
Intellectual Property (Pike)
International Law (D’Amato)
Jurisprudence (Kleinfeld)
Labor Law (Crystal)
Law and Social Change (Rubinowitz)
Legislation (Jacobi)




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