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Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:41 am
by proteinshake
awesome! I do have really strong ties to a secondary market so that's good to hear! thanks for all the advice everyone.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:08 pm
by proteinshake
how is LARW graded? it says it's 0 units on DukeHub and grading says "CNC" (idk what that means)

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:12 pm
by devilblue
Credit/no credit for first semester, graded for 4.0 credits second semester

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:44 pm
by flashdril
devilblue wrote:Credit/no credit for first semester, graded for 4.0 credits second semester

But first semester assignments count for the grade you get second semester so can't blow it off

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:23 pm
by proteinshake
anything wrong with renting books through Amazon? we're not gonna need them after the first semester right? (aside from Legal Writing)

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 pm
by LegaleZy
I've rented books via Amazon and I've never had a problem. I highly recommended it. However, if you are huge highlighter or take extensive margin notes then reconsider renting since Amazon is a stickler for markings in the text.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:20 pm
by proteinshake
LegaleZy wrote:I've rented books via Amazon and I've never had a problem. I highly recommended it. However, if you are huge highlighter or take extensive margin notes then reconsider renting since Amazon is a stickler for markings in the text.

good to know, I'm neither so it sounds like a great option. thanks!

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:36 am
by devilblue
Just FYI I wasn't either... until law school. I'd buy used 1st semester and see how it goes before renting cause they really are sticklers and it'll cost you either (a) a lot of money when they reject your books or (b) better grade performance if you want to be highlighting but feel like you can't.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:32 am
by proteinshake
devilblue wrote:Just FYI I wasn't either... until law school. I'd buy used 1st semester and see how it goes before renting cause they really are sticklers and it'll cost you either (a) a lot of money when they reject your books or (b) better grade performance if you want to be highlighting but feel like you can't.

do the used books from the bookstore not have a lot of highlighting?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:50 am
by devilblue
That's gonna be book dependent. Generally not too much, but honestly first semester having some highlighting is good because it makes it easier to find the important parts of the cases.....

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:52 am
by proteinshake
devilblue wrote:That's gonna be book dependent. Generally not too much, but honestly first semester having some highlighting is good because it makes it easier to find the important parts of the cases.....

okay cool, the only books I rented were the case books for Contracts and Civil Procedure, would you recommend buying them used then?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:56 am
by devilblue
I would recommend buying all of them used but I don't think it's a big deal if you rented em... personal preference. Probably overthinking it and nothing to worry about

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:02 pm
by Nero21
New to this thread but just wanted your honest opinion. Do you think Duke Law is worth it at sticker ? (over 200K in loans)

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:20 am
by devilblue
Nero21 wrote:New to this thread but just wanted your honest opinion. Do you think Duke Law is worth it at sticker ? (over 200K in loans)


Highly dependent on your goals and other options. Feel free to pm me if you want to talk in specifics enough to have a meaningful discussion

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:51 pm
by TheBlueDevil
Is softball optional or are all 1Ls expected to participate?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:59 am
by Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash
TheBlueDevil wrote:Is softball optional or are all 1Ls expected to participate?



MANDATORY (jk)

This is secondhand but I believe everyone is put on a team (or technically small section is your team) but attendance and contribution is not required. 35 people is a pretty big social league team size so it probably shouldn't be a problem but personally id recommend at least attending the first couple (my opinion as someone who enjoys social soft/kickball leagues)

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:54 pm
by TheBlueDevil
Does Duke have an old exam bank? How/where do you get practice exams?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:45 pm
by devilblue
There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:30 pm
by SplitMyPants
also i wouldn't worry about even looking at a practice exam until about beginning of november. IMO, looking at one can only do more harm than good at this point during 1L

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:27 pm
by TheBlueDevil
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.


But they'll all provide at least one eventually?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:39 pm
by sparkytrainer
TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.


But they'll all provide at least one eventually?


Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm
by TheBlueDevil
sparkytrainer wrote:
TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.


But they'll all provide at least one eventually?


Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.


So what did you do in terms of exam prep?

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 pm
by sparkytrainer
TheBlueDevil wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.


But they'll all provide at least one eventually?


Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.


So what did you do in terms of exam prep?


You dont. Do sample exams online and outline. But other professors exams are usually useless for another professor.

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 pm
by clueless801
Is there anyone here who was in the JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law? In it now? Would like to pick your brains over PM if there's someone still reading this!