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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:55 pm

I think full time student is different from federal loans. Maybe check to see if you'd lose your scholarship if you did under 9 units, but for federal loans you only need to take 4.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:06 am

Also, I would not be surprised if they were more lenient for the last semester. The point of requiring some minimum for loans (and enrollment) is to prevent people from getting neverending living expenses but never finishing a degree. Not only are you finishing a degree, as they want, but making you take additional credits you don't need would be to force the school to provide you with extra product that costs them money to provide.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:20 am

heard project finance was a pretty good class to take and generous on the curve. is that the same one as International Project Finance with Machlin?

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

Postby captainplanet » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:21 am

Thoughts on choosing a clinic? I'm looking for a clinic that'll have space this spring, provides opportunities to gain practical legal skills (like writing motions), and is under 16 hours a week. Any recommendations?

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

Postby feralinfant » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:04 pm

Can anyone comment on Advanced Trial Practice with Levin?

My impression is he's a somewhat polarizing guy but I'm wondering how that translates to the grading specifically.

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

Postby bjsesq » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:12 pm

feralinfant wrote:Can anyone comment on Advanced Trial Practice with Levin?

My impression is he's a somewhat polarizing guy but I'm wondering how that translates to the grading specifically.

Very, very generous grader. He's polarizing because of his personality. He can come across as pushy, but he also cares deeply about people. I'd absolutely recommend it.

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

Postby Icculus » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:19 pm

Charger wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
babblefish wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:how many hours do we have to take per semester to get loans?


From: Financial Chicago <financial-aid-chicago@northwestern.edu>
Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: Financial Aid Question and Credit hours

Hi XXX,

For JD students, full-time enrollment is 9 credits per term.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions and have a wonderful week!

I've also received this email:

Hi XXXXX,

Students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits per term to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Thanks,
Zach

Zach Weber
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Northwestern University
Chicago Office of Financial Aid
710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 629
P: 312-503-8722 | F: 312-503-8700
zachary.weber@northwestern.edu


Shit. Which one is it? I was also told the latter and was only planning on taking 8 credits. Goddamn it.


I think it's four. I took 8 credit hours my last semester no one batted an eye.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:24 pm

Edit out due to death threats
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby wojo98 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:22 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:Entrepreneurship law class size 65 -> Curved ELaw -> costs 1 point

Class size changed to 40 (per Caeser). Even more surprising.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:28 pm

wojo98 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Entrepreneurship law class size 65 -> Curved ELaw -> costs 1 point

Class size changed to 40 (per Caeser). Even more surprising.

Hmmm. I wonder if it's an error. If not, then I just paid 1 point to be in an uncurve ELaw class. Woo!

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:30 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
wojo98 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Entrepreneurship law class size 65 -> Curved ELaw -> costs 1 point

Class size changed to 40 (per Caeser). Even more surprising.

Hmmm. I wonder if it's an error. If not, then I just paid 1 point to be in an uncurve ELaw class. Woo!


Entrepreneurship Law is typically capped at 40 because Reed doesn't want to curve the class. Plus the class assignments don't really fit well with a traditionally curved class. If you got it for 1 good job because it usually goes for 1000-2000.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:31 pm

Icculus wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
wojo98 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Entrepreneurship law class size 65 -> Curved ELaw -> costs 1 point

Class size changed to 40 (per Caeser). Even more surprising.

Hmmm. I wonder if it's an error. If not, then I just paid 1 point to be in an uncurve ELaw class. Woo!


Entrepreneurship Law is typically capped at 40 because Reed doesn't want to curve the class. Plus the class assignments don't really fit well with a traditionally curved class. If you got it for 1 good job because it usually goes for 1000-2000.

Yeah there was a lot of talk about it being 65 people this semester and that scared people off I think.

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:32 pm

bjsesq wrote:
feralinfant wrote:Can anyone comment on Advanced Trial Practice with Levin?

My impression is he's a somewhat polarizing guy but I'm wondering how that translates to the grading specifically.

Very, very generous grader. He's polarizing because of his personality. He can come across as pushy, but he also cares deeply about people. I'd absolutely recommend it.


Duder, too early for the Christmas avatar.

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

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:51 pm

captainplanet wrote:Thoughts on choosing a clinic? I'm looking for a clinic that'll have space this spring, provides opportunities to gain practical legal skills (like writing motions), and is under 16 hours a week. Any recommendations?


I liked the civil lit clinic with Elson. It's a little under the radar, but you get a chance to work on real cases, argue in state court, write, depose, etc. It often has spring space.

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

Postby Cobretti » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:53 pm

Did Lutz cap PE at 40 just so he could actually give out worse grades than the mandatory curve? I know he's started every class I've had with him saying we were lucky to be on a curve but I didn't think he was serious...

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

Postby Betharl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:00 pm

How do you see how many people are enrolled in a particular class? Or has that just not updated yet?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:05 pm

Betharl wrote:How do you see how many people are enrolled in a particular class? Or has that just not updated yet?

The first link in the email sent out about the results is a pdf with the enrollment and waiting list info.

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

Postby Betharl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:35 pm

Ah, I see that now, nice.
Can't believe PE transactions went for 1600.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:47 pm

Icculus wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
feralinfant wrote:Can anyone comment on Advanced Trial Practice with Levin?

My impression is he's a somewhat polarizing guy but I'm wondering how that translates to the grading specifically.

Very, very generous grader. He's polarizing because of his personality. He can come across as pushy, but he also cares deeply about people. I'd absolutely recommend it.


Duder, too early for the Christmas avatar.

NEVER TOO EARLY.

I have 2600+ points left over after bidding. LOL, ridiculous.

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

Postby captainplanet » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:58 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Thoughts on choosing a clinic? I'm looking for a clinic that'll have space this spring, provides opportunities to gain practical legal skills (like writing motions), and is under 16 hours a week. Any recommendations?


I liked the civil lit clinic with Elson. It's a little under the radar, but you get a chance to work on real cases, argue in state court, write, depose, etc. It often has spring space.


I bid on the civil rights litigation clinic. It seemed like the hours aren't as insane as some of the other clinics and the work seems to be mostly practical legal skills (writing motions, legal research, etc.). Do you know much about this clinic?

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

Postby Flips88 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:24 pm

captainplanet wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
captainplanet wrote:Thoughts on choosing a clinic? I'm looking for a clinic that'll have space this spring, provides opportunities to gain practical legal skills (like writing motions), and is under 16 hours a week. Any recommendations?


I liked the civil lit clinic with Elson. It's a little under the radar, but you get a chance to work on real cases, argue in state court, write, depose, etc. It often has spring space.


I bid on the civil rights litigation clinic. It seemed like the hours aren't as insane as some of the other clinics and the work seems to be mostly practical legal skills (writing motions, legal research, etc.). Do you know much about this clinic?

I did it last year and really liked it. The profs are all really awesome. You get out what you put in and they'll tell you as much. You can coast if you want or get really involved in cases. The work is really interesting and fun too.

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

Postby bjsesq » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Icculus wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
feralinfant wrote:Can anyone comment on Advanced Trial Practice with Levin?

My impression is he's a somewhat polarizing guy but I'm wondering how that translates to the grading specifically.

Very, very generous grader. He's polarizing because of his personality. He can come across as pushy, but he also cares deeply about people. I'd absolutely recommend it.


Duder, too early for the Christmas avatar.


You mad cause I'm stylin on you, that's all.

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

Postby d cooper » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:48 pm

I didn't expect Legislation to be so popular.

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

Postby MT Cicero » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:16 pm

d cooper wrote:I didn't expect Legislation to be so popular.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:19 pm

d cooper wrote:I didn't expect Legislation to be so popular.

heard the grading isn't too bad.




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