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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:25 pm

banjo wrote:
MCFC wrote:Anyone know if anything interesting is going to replace Camille's?


Yep, this: http://www.artsandcraftsbarnyc.com/index.html

wow this is fantastic news!

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:08 pm

What's the best way to prepare for Schechtman's test, if you have been extremely negligent in doing the reading and showing up to class?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:00 pm

Kraus Review Session:

1. "Grades are stupid and meaningless. If I could get rid of them I would."

2. "I'm giving a third of you a B- or worse, even though I don't have to."

Great show, otherwise.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:52 pm

He does his "accept failure" speech every year. I wouldn't think much of it. I don't think he gave any notable B-s last year, and he was pretty clear about the kind of shit that could land you in that spot .

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:04 pm

TheoO wrote:He does his "accept failure" speech every year. I wouldn't think much of it. I don't think he gave any notable B-s last year, and he was pretty clear about the kind of shit that could land you in that spot .


what do you mean by "notable"

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:25 pm

More than maybe one or so. I haven't heard of anyone getting discretionaries. However, I have heard that Harcourt went ham on some students last year.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:39 am

Is it true that Kraus has given the same final three years in a row (the one with the major typo)?

And is everyone else going to know what's on it?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby LetsGoMets » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:33 pm

TheoO wrote:More than maybe one or so. I haven't heard of anyone getting discretionaries. However, I have heard that Harcourt went ham on some students last year.


1L but heard he gave out several discretionary Cs last year. Praying I don't have him for Crim next semester.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:47 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Is it true that Kraus has given the same final three years in a row (the one with the major typo)?

And is everyone else going to know what's on it?


He and Bob Scott have been giving the same exact terrible exam for the past few years. It's almost entirely mistake and fraud.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:54 pm

Any opinions on Fed Courts with Monaghan?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:19 pm

If it's anything like what I've experienced so far in Conflict of Laws: it will be hilarious, but you'll be confused as to what exactly you're learning, and you'll have to learn the subject on your own.

It says something that he said in our class that fed courts is so easy that he doesn't even feel like he has to teach it.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:21 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
TheoO wrote:More than maybe one or so. I haven't heard of anyone getting discretionaries. However, I have heard that Harcourt went ham on some students last year.


1L but heard he gave out several discretionary Cs last year. Praying I don't have him for Crim next semester.


It's strange because it was probably one of the easiest exams he has given in years. It was a joke compared to his previous exams, particularly his 2014 exam. I'm really wondering what those students did to get that grade. It does make me feel a bit better with the grade I got, though.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby MCFC » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:34 pm

I was in his class in '14 and he said the Chicago curve required him to give the equivalent of Cs to a number of people. I hadn't heard anything about him giving them out at Columbia until now.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:03 pm

Evidence
Fed Courts
First Amendment

My bid list. If i get them all I'll have no class Fri through Monday.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:24 pm

Nebby wrote:Any opinions on Fed Courts with Monaghan?


Do not under any circumstances make this a part of your life.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby smaug » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:18 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
Nebby wrote:Any opinions on Fed Courts with Monaghan?


Do not under any circumstances make this a part of your life.


Henry Paul Monaghan is a god and the best professor at the school.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby cws277 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:31 pm

Nebby wrote:Any opinions on Fed Courts with Monaghan?

Way better than Metzger Fed Courts. No cold calls.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby almondjoy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:14 pm

Is signing up for Jackson's Corporations worth it (as a 2L) even though it's also a 1L elective? Wondering if getting the Jackson experience is worth being completley outgunned by the 1Ls.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:28 pm

almondjoy wrote:Is signing up for Jackson's Corporations worth it (as a 2L) even though it's also a 1L elective? Wondering if getting the Jackson experience is worth being completley outgunned by the 1Ls.

Do it now. I wanted to take it this spring but it conflicts with another class I need. :(

Don't wind up in my position.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby MCFC » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:58 pm

How is Talley?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:19 pm

An all around great guy; his class is pretty lively; and the material is not particularly dense, though he has an annoying taste for handouts, which I personally don't are much for, I wish profs would stick to a book I can get proper case briefs for. He also makes corps more relevant and less theoretical and even brings in some corp finance to try and help people develop better financial literacy.

... he is also a fast cyclist.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby MCFC » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:30 pm

Nice. I guess I'll try Corp Fin with him next semester then.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:44 am

Monaghan in class today: deadbeat dads deserve to be shot and belong in the deepest recesses of hell.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:20 am

Anyone remember how long your housing application took to process and get a decision? I applied for Spring housing about 3 weeks ago and there has yet to be any movement.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby relative » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:56 am

How difficult is it to get registrar to approve written work extension?




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