Vandy 2L Taking Question

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catmo
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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby catmo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:21 am

Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby akili » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

catmo wrote:Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?


Sign up for a mentor & use the outline bank on the VBA website.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby akili » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:34 am

Mxpalmer wrote:For anyone..

Any thoughts or tips on Life of the Law/orientation week?
Would you recommend supplements? If so any specifics?
Any idea how hard it is to land Chicago or BigGov? Top 20%?
Any London or other foreign offices at OCI?
Is a 1L SA position even worth looking for?
Any words of wisdom on first year profs?

Thanks so much for taking questions, sorry for the rapid fire!


Have as much as fun possible during orientation. Seriously. I learned some mildly useful stuff from class, but more importantly, I made friends outside my section. Go to everything you can.

I used E&E's primarily. I only really used them around finals time to help drill areas that I was having problems with. Plus it made me feel more productive than just staring at my outline some more.

I have no idea about Chicago, but BigGov is hard anywhere.
Same with London stuff

Definitely look for a 1L SA. I have quite a few friends who got them in Birmingham and Nashville. Biggest advice is the second finals are over, drink, and then start job searching. I waited around and missed some sweet opportunities.

Let me know when you get your schedule. I was in a different section from letsdoit so if you have different profs, I might be able to help. I liked all but one of my first year profs and really loved 4 of them.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby letsdoit » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:39 am

akili wrote:
catmo wrote:Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?


Sign up for a mentor & use the outline bank on the VBA website.


TITCR. After first semester I learned that making your own outline was of limited utility. Second semester (which was the most academically successful for me) I just took VBA outlines/outlines from my mentor and vetted them against my own notes to make sure things weren't missing.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby catmo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby Mxpalmer » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Thanks a lot errbody, very, very much appreciated.. I'll shoot you guys a PM once I get my schedule.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby 22461016 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:37 pm

Random question: Any good fishing/ public hunting land around Nashville that y'all know of? Trying to decide what to bring up there this fall.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:39 pm

22461016 wrote:Random question: Any good fishing/ public hunting land around Nashville that y'all know of? Trying to decide what to bring up there this fall.

No clue about hunting, but you can fish at Percy Priest or Old Hickory. It's better w a boat though, and it's a hike.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby 22461016 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:44 pm

rad lulz wrote:
22461016 wrote:Random question: Any good fishing/ public hunting land around Nashville that y'all know of? Trying to decide what to bring up there this fall.

No clue about hunting, but you can fish at Percy Priest or Old Hickory. It's better w a boat though, and it's a hike.


Great, thanks. What about golf? I've played McCabe and Percy Warner... any good hidden public courses?

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby letsdoit » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:31 pm

22461016 wrote:Random question: Any good fishing/ public hunting land around Nashville that y'all know of? Trying to decide what to bring up there this fall.


Just went fishing at marrowbone lake this past Sunday...its only 20-30 mins away. Not sure about hunting, but you can go clay shooting at a gun club right outside the city.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby LStroller » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:52 am

Mxpalmer wrote:For anyone..
Any London or other foreign offices at OCI?


Yes, Freshfields is coming to OCI this year and lists a number of their offices, including London.

Mxpalmer wrote:For anyone..
Is a 1L SA position even worth looking for?


Definitely. I know a number of people who are doing 1L SA positions at firms in a variety of cities, Nashville, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Atlanta, DC, Palo Alto to name a few. Nashville and Birmingham probably have the highest number but there are certainly other options out there.

Mxpalmer wrote:For anyone..
Any words of wisdom on first year profs?


You won't get to pick your profs. Come back when you've been assigned to a section and know which professors you have and we can chime in on our experiences. While my opinions varied on the classes, I liked all of my 1L profs.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby BunkMoreland » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 pm

letsdoit wrote:
akili wrote:
catmo wrote:Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?


Sign up for a mentor & use the outline bank on the VBA website.


TITCR. After first semester I learned that making your own outline was of limited utility. Second semester (which was the most academically successful for me) I just took VBA outlines/outlines from my mentor and vetted them against my own notes to make sure things weren't missing.


get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:35 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:
letsdoit wrote:
akili wrote:
catmo wrote:Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?


Sign up for a mentor & use the outline bank on the VBA website.


TITCR. After first semester I learned that making your own outline was of limited utility. Second semester (which was the most academically successful for me) I just took VBA outlines/outlines from my mentor and vetted them against my own notes to make sure things weren't missing.


get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

Thanks for the advice dood, I'll just get one of the top 16 GPAs in the class. NBD.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby fatduck » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

Thanks for the advice dood, I'll just get one of the top 16 GPAs in the class. NBD.

also why would a good outline matter after 1L

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby jenesaislaw » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:49 pm

fatduck wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

Thanks for the advice dood, I'll just get one of the top 16 GPAs in the class. NBD.

also why would a good outline matter after 1L


No need for class.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby fatduck » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:53 pm

jenesaislaw wrote:
fatduck wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

Thanks for the advice dood, I'll just get one of the top 16 GPAs in the class. NBD.

also why would a good outline matter after 1L

No need for class.

can't you do that with an average outline?

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:32 pm

jenesaislaw wrote:
fatduck wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA

Thanks for the advice dood, I'll just get one of the top 16 GPAs in the class. NBD.

also why would a good outline matter after 1L


No need for class.

Naw breh, I still had to show up bc otherwise I can't learn.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:55 am

BunkMoreland wrote:
letsdoit wrote:
akili wrote:
catmo wrote:Any tips on where to get our hands on old outlines and past exams?


Sign up for a mentor & use the outline bank on the VBA website.


TITCR. After first semester I learned that making your own outline was of limited utility. Second semester (which was the most academically successful for me) I just took VBA outlines/outlines from my mentor and vetted them against my own notes to make sure things weren't missing.


get on law review. we had our own outline bank and the outlines were light years above the shitty ones on VBA


This is an incredibly helpful response. Added a lot to the thread for 1L questions.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby jenesaislaw » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:02 pm

The good news is that if you have a friend on law review who isn't a dick, the law review outlines are easy to get a hold of.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby aca0260 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:04 pm

Is it fine to live downtown or in the gulch? Recommendations?

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:15 pm

aca0260 wrote:Is it fine to live downtown or in the gulch? Recommendations?


yeah, its fine. most students live in west end or by the school (midtown) but a few live in the gulch, green hills, etc.

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby MikeSpivey » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:54 pm

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby Mxpalmer » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:33 am

PMed some of you guys regarding first year professors. Thanks!

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby beta » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:11 pm

any 2ls or 3ls willing to give me any advice/takes on the professors i've got?
would be really appreciated :)

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Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:42 pm

beta wrote:any 2ls or 3ls willing to give me any advice/takes on the professors i've got?
would be really appreciated :)

Sure




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