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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby AdInfinitum » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:50 pm

Nebby wrote:Someone pleeeeeeeeease link me to where I can unsubscribe to all of these student organization emails.


https://coursewebs.law.columbia.edu/dis ... stServ.nsf

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:02 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:
Nebby wrote:Someone pleeeeeeeeease link me to where I can unsubscribe to all of these student organization emails.


https://coursewebs.law.columbia.edu/dis ... stServ.nsf

Thank you ad infinitum!

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm

Starting to think the Cooley rankings were on to something when they included students : seats-in-library in their rankings.

It's a real problem here.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jrc223 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:00 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Starting to think the Cooley rankings were on to something when they included students : seats-in-library in their rankings.

It's a real problem here.


I know. It seems like there is always more room on the third floor though

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:54 pm

I don't think I have ever studied in that terrible library.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby ForgotMyPassword » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:49 am

There's a large room adjacent to the outer patio across from Lenfest Cafe that always has a few seats open and is always quiet, seems like a good place to read on campus if you're going to. I've also heard good things about the undergrad library, though I've never been.

Then again, I just read at home b/c I'm 6-8 minutes from the law school depending on how briskly I'm walking, so if you have a nice place consider that.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:23 am

I always studied downstairs. Nice and dungeony the way law school should be. Never failed to find a spot, even during finals, and it's usually pretty empty this early in the semester.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:12 pm

3Ls and 4Ls, how did you get the motivation to deal with all the responsibilities of 2L? I'm two weeks in and have done just about nothing.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:06 pm

TheoO wrote:responsibilities of 2L


LOL

I drank a lot and played a lot of chess. But took a lot of seminars so my 2L GPA wound up way higher anyway.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:02 pm

The journal and note stuff seem to be a pain in the ass. And I'm kind of worried about looking for advisors this late in the game.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:03 am

TheoO wrote:The journal and note stuff seem to be a pain in the ass. And I'm kind of worried about looking for advisors this late in the game.

Do you have a thesis? What journal? Feel free to pm.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm

Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half the time. It's 10-12 on RF (my only class on F).

Maybe I'm being naive, but Torts seems really simple. There have been maybe two or three minor concepts that I've had cleared up all semester by going. The only downside is that the professor calls on just about everyone at least once a week, so she'll definitely notice. I feel like I could be making much better use of that time.

Thoughts?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jrc223 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:34 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half all the time.


+1

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:42 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half the time. It's 10-12 on RF (my only class on F).

Maybe I'm being naive, but Torts seems really simple. There have been maybe two or three minor concepts that I've had cleared up all semester by going. The only downside is that the professor calls on just about everyone at least once a week, so she'll definitely notice. I feel like I could be making much better use of that time.

Thoughts?

How would you make better use of the time?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:59 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
White Dwarf wrote:Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half the time. It's 10-12 on RF (my only class on F).

Maybe I'm being naive, but Torts seems really simple. There have been maybe two or three minor concepts that I've had cleared up all semester by going. The only downside is that the professor calls on just about everyone at least once a week, so she'll definitely notice. I feel like I could be making much better use of that time.

Thoughts?

How would you make better use of the time?

Presumably sleeping off a hangover from Thirsty Thursday.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:09 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half the time. It's 10-12 on RF (my only class on F).

Maybe I'm being naive, but Torts seems really simple. There have been maybe two or three minor concepts that I've had cleared up all semester by going. The only downside is that the professor calls on just about everyone at least once a week, so she'll definitely notice. I feel like I could be making much better use of that time.

Thoughts?


I didn't go to torts that often cause it was at 9am, and I did fine (but I went to every contracts lecture and got slammed). Rapa noticed but didn't care.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:11 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Fighting the urge to just skip Torts half the time. It's 10-12 on RF (my only class on F).

Maybe I'm being naive, but Torts seems really simple. There have been maybe two or three minor concepts that I've had cleared up all semester by going. The only downside is that the professor calls on just about everyone at least once a week, so she'll definitely notice. I feel like I could be making much better use of that time.

Thoughts?

My two cents, FWIW:

Unless the prof wrote the casebook and adds nothing new during class, going to class is an extremely valuable use of time. Oftentimes the only way to tell what the prof cares about most (and thus will award lots of points for spotting and analyzing on an exam) is by listening to what she says in class.

There is a case to be made late in the semester that time is better spent taking practice exams, but if I really didn't have time to go to class, outline, read, and take practice exams, I'd forego the reading before I'd forego class. Reading, IMO, should be the first thing out of those four to cut (although I usually think it's wise to do the reading too).

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:05 am

You can probably learn everything you need to know for Torts by using Abraham and an outline from a previous class.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby dabigchina » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:14 am

TheoO wrote:You can probably learn everything you need to know for Torts by using Abraham and an outline from a previous class.
TheoO wrote:You can probably learn everything you need to know for Torts by using Abraham and an outline from a previous class.


how would this be for civ pro if i used Glannon and an outline?

teacher hasn't taught in a while so I might have to adapt a few different outlines.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:54 am

If you combine them with a sufficient number of practice tests, probably.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:35 am

If Glannon sounds like your professor in written form, then you're in good shape. If not, be careful. The reason people swear by Glannon is because Civ Pro is pretty standard across the board and a lot of professors sound like Glannon, but not all of them.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby AdInfinitum » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:48 pm

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby SufficientCondish » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:29 pm

Hey Columbia!

I'm a 1L at Georgetown and we have a new professor who taught (I believe) Con Law in 2013 and 2014. Professor Yvonne Tew. I was wondering if anybody would be so kind to check the outline/exam bank to see if any students had posted an old outline from her class.

Thanks!





P.S. I've seen people post this kind of stuff on Georgetown's page, but, if for some reason this is frowned upon / a violation of some law, lemme know. Law school has me paranoid now.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby lenalou722 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:42 am

Hello! I'm a prospective student planning on observing a class this Monday and can really only fit in a 2:50pm-4:10pm class. I'd like to sit in on a first year class so that leaves me with either Contracts w/Jody Kraus or Torts w/Andrzej Rapaczynski. Any recommendations on which class you'd recommend me sitting in on?

Thanks!
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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:51 am

lenalou722 wrote:Hello! I'm a prospective student planning on observing a class this Monday and can really only fit in a 2:50pm-4:10pm class. I'd like to sit in on a first year class so that leaves me with either Contracts w/Jody Kraus or Torts w/Andrzej Rapaczynski. Any recommendations on which class you'd recommend me sitting in on?

Thanks!


Lol

Amazing

Find a different class there are tons at that time




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