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

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:23 pm

zugzwanger wrote:
applesnoranges wrote:
applesnoranges wrote:
zugzwanger wrote:
Don't be too scared about conlaw, I think it's just daunting at the beginning
The professor gives us powerpoint slides that he goes through but 1) they make no sense 2) he's kind of disorganized and I have no idea how to take class notes / understand what's going on. I hope it gets better but things are not looking good atm. :/
Also, he assigns us about 200 pages of reading a week in which we go over approx. 10% of the material. I know that Con Law is a heavy reading course and I'm not trying to complain about that, but going to class has not helped me understand at all.


Haha again, not to be snarky, but ^^^ don't be too scared of conlaw, I think it's just daunting AT THE BEGINNING :lol:


Welcome to Conlaw, the class where everything's made up and the points don't matter.

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

Postby ghostoftraynor » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:35 am

Also, he assigns us about 200 pages of reading a week in which we go over approx. 10% of the material. I know that Con Law is a heavy reading course and I'm not trying to complain about that, but going to class has not helped me understand at all.


Maybe this strategy won't work for everyone, but I'd strongly recommend not reading every word in those cases. Most of con law is just made up so all that is important is understanding the holding and maybe a little more if your teacher is a tough cold-caller.

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:40 am

My con law notes last year: belts-and-suspenders, something about chickens, and a lot of bizarre baseball references.

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

Postby M458 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:48 am

cookiejar1 wrote:My con law notes last year: belts-and-suspenders, something about chickens, and a lot of bizarre baseball references.


Cat's on the roof!

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

Postby bjsesq » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:49 am

Losing Epstein was such a huge shot to NU, imo. She was a wonderful con law prof, if a bit unapproachable outside of class.

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

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:26 pm

M458 wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:My con law notes last year: belts-and-suspenders, something about chickens, and a lot of bizarre baseball references.


Cat's on the roof!


(Redish cum drips off mouth)

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

Postby zugzwanger » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm

Haha Redish seriously has "followers" it's quite astounding. Props to Calabresi though, it's unfortunate he doesn't teach Con Law every cycle agree/disagree with him he's awesome.

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Postby bjsesq » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:33 pm

zugzwanger wrote:Haha Redish seriously has "followers" it's quite astounding. Props to Calabresi though, it's unfortunate he doesn't teach Con Law every cycle agree/disagree with him he's awesome.

Dude is pretty great. Watching him wrestle with stuff is impressive.

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

Postby snapdragon25 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:02 pm

bjsesq wrote:Losing Epstein was such a huge shot to NU, imo. She was a wonderful con law prof, if a bit unapproachable outside of class.



I had her for a con law class in undergrad! She was great. My notes from that class are actually kind of helpful now.

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:37 pm

bjsesq wrote:
zugzwanger wrote:Haha Redish seriously has "followers" it's quite astounding. Props to Calabresi though, it's unfortunate he doesn't teach Con Law every cycle agree/disagree with him he's awesome.

Dude is pretty great. Watching him wrestle with stuff is impressive.

Calabresi is a wonderful prof and can appreciate a good argument even if you disagree with him. I highly recommend comparative conlaw to those who are interested.

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:13 pm

bjsesq wrote:Losing Epstein was such a huge shot to NU, imo. She was a wonderful con law prof, if a bit unapproachable outside of class.

Meh

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Bennett conlaw 4ever

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:33 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Bennett conlaw 4ever

Probably Bennett > Epstein, tbh.

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

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:21 pm

Lieut Kaffee wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Bennett conlaw 4ever

Probably Bennett > Epstein, tbh.

Wait, as in contracts Bennet? Tha fuck you on, breh?

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:27 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Bennett conlaw 4ever

Probably Bennett > Epstein, tbh.

Wait, as in contracts Bennet? Tha fuck you on, breh?

I just really feel Epstein's Con Law was the most mundane class imaginable. No value added over reading a textbook in my own time.

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Not that I would sincerely have wanted Bennett for Con Law, lol. Just making a point.

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:30 pm

Generally I agree we shouldn't be overly elitist about law professors having JDs, but Epstein's non-lawyer vibe was SO strong. Too strong for my taste.

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

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:36 pm

Lieut Kaffee wrote:Generally I agree we shouldn't be overly elitist about law professors having JDs, but Epstein's non-lawyer vibe was SO strong. Too strong for my taste.

Loved that about her. Bennett was a nice guy but a meandering motherfucker when it came to teaching.

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

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:53 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:Generally I agree we shouldn't be overly elitist about law professors having JDs, but Epstein's non-lawyer vibe was SO strong. Too strong for my taste.

Loved that about her. Bennett was a nice guy but a meandering motherfucker when it came to teaching.

And yet I have fonder memories of Contracts than Con Law (and the same grade, you cynics).

EDIT: On second thought, I think I did marginally better in Con Law.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:36 pm

Fuck Kleinfeld.

Makes us buy custom, incredibly expensive, non-resellable casebook (the asshat writes a new one every fucking semester).
Piles over 250 pages of additional reading on Canvas.

In addition to this, feels that it's necessary to send philosophical quotes (in latin) on canvas right before class.

He's such a dick, it makes it hard to concentrate in his class.

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

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:30 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Fuck Kleinfeld.

Makes us buy custom, incredibly expensive, non-resellable casebook (the asshat writes a new one every fucking semester).
Piles over 250 pages of additional reading on Canvas.

In addition to this, feels that it's necessary to send philosophical quotes (in latin) on canvas right before class.

He's such a dick, it makes it hard to concentrate in his class.

I was in his first class. He told us he surveyed like 8 case books to try to find one and took in comments and opinions from friends, judges, profs, etc. then he decided no book was good enough for him so he went to the packet shit the next year.

He is truly the quintessential fart huffing ivory tower silver spoon prof.

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:58 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Lieut Kaffee wrote:Generally I agree we shouldn't be overly elitist about law professors having JDs, but Epstein's non-lawyer vibe was SO strong. Too strong for my taste.

Loved that about her. Bennett was a nice guy but a meandering motherfucker when it came to teaching.

I did appreciate having 8:45 am classes that I didn't have to go to. thx Bennett & Allen

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

Postby kcdc1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:32 pm

Anyone have an outline for Trademark Law taught by Jennings? Adjunct, so finding an outline might a long shot.

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

Postby 180asBreath » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:37 pm

Do we have a prom? If so, when is it?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:48 pm

180asBreath wrote:Do we have a prom? If so, when is it?

Barrister's Ball is Feb 21 at the National Hellenic Museum.




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