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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:51 pm

lula43 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:
lula43 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:
lula43 wrote:Can a current student please speak to their experience of commuting via metrorail during 1L?


From where


Hyattsville.


You'd be paying probably $150+/mo on the metro, how much are you saving on rent by being out there? A ~45~ minute commute isn't going to be the worst thing in the world, but it's kind of pushing the limit of tolerable IMO. It definitely won't be a problem for getting to class/academically but could be an issue if you're worried about being social or plan on being on campus late a lot.


Are students often on campus for social events after 11 pm? I would have to leave to get back on the train around 11:45 (I understand this may not be the safest option). Additionally, I will have my car at my apartment. Georgetown's website says the fee for parking is $8.40 a day. I could drive on days that I know I anticipate being there late. Do you think that is practical? Alternatively, I'm thinking of going home and grabbing my car for the evenings I will be on campus late, time permitting, since parking is *free* after 5 pm.


I've literally never been on campus *that* late and in the rare event that you are I'd just lyft home in that instance anyway. Anytime you'd be out that late it would be social for sure and most likely not on the campus but out at bars. Commuting home then driving back for free parking would suck don't do that. Otherwise if you're not commuting averse this is a fine plan depending on how much you'll be saving since like I said you'll be paying a lot on the metro. I'm pretty unfamiliar with Hyattsville but PG county generally has a pretty bad rep if you're unfamiliar

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Also I drive occasionally there's always plenty of spots and it's probably about even or cheaper than your metro commute will be actually

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby lula43 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:08 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:Also I drive occasionally there's always plenty of spots and it's probably about even or cheaper than your metro commute will be actually


Thanks!

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Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:50 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:Also I drive occasionally there's always plenty of spots and it's probably about even or cheaper than your metro commute will be actually


When are you driving? I tried using the commuter parking last fall and could never get a spot so just paid the $800 or whatever for Gewirz parking.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 pm

usn26 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:Also I drive occasionally there's always plenty of spots and it's probably about even or cheaper than your metro commute will be actually


When are you driving? I tried using the commuter parking last fall and could never get a spot so just paid the $800 or whatever for Gewirz parking.


if i'm driving i usually get there either before 10 or after 5 and i've never even had to park in the back area i always get a spot right next to the elevators

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby de minimis » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:37 pm

usn26 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:Also I drive occasionally there's always plenty of spots and it's probably about even or cheaper than your metro commute will be actually


When are you driving? I tried using the commuter parking last fall and could never get a spot so just paid the $800 or whatever for Gewirz parking.


Drove every day I had to come to campus for class for 3 years all times of the day. Generally always got a spot, usually in the back. Once every week or two I'd park in admin parking. In 3 years, they only nailed me once for it. Protip: Don't display your parking pass if you park in admin. The ticket they give you just says "failure to display parking pass", which you bring to the parking office, say "my bad, I forgot to put my pass up" and they void the ticket.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby lula43 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:15 am

Thanks, y'all. How much should we expect to spend on books during 1L?

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Postby Gray » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:53 pm

lula43 wrote:Thanks, y'all. How much should we expect to spend on books during 1L?

varies dramatically, I think - I got some books for less than $40, some were 200+. It just depends on the professor. Amazon marketplace is your friend though.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby de minimis » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:09 pm

lula43 wrote:Thanks, y'all. How much should we expect to spend on books during 1L?


I spent about $1,500 1L year, including at least 1 supplement for each class. I got back about $1,300 reselling them on Amazon.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby ChristineBaskets » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:18 pm

Can someone explain why some upper level classes - despite having identical descriptions - can be either 3 credits or 4 credits? What is the difference between 4-credit Antitrust Law and 3-credit Antitrust Law?

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Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm

ChristineBaskets wrote:Can someone explain why some upper level classes - despite having identical descriptions - can be either 3 credits or 4 credits? What is the difference between 4-credit Antitrust Law and 3-credit Antitrust Law?


Fewer hours per week. Theoretically less reading/exam material but that doesn't play out in reality

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby barkschool » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
ChristineBaskets wrote:Can someone explain why some upper level classes - despite having identical descriptions - can be either 3 credits or 4 credits? What is the difference between 4-credit Antitrust Law and 3-credit Antitrust Law?


Fewer hours per week. Theoretically less reading/exam material but that doesn't play out in reality


I agree its a total crapshoot. --- always look out for easy 4cr classes you can p/f

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Anonnonnon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:54 pm

Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general? Like what kind of requirements do we need to fulfill (credit and otherwise), recommendations for classes to take, etc? Just looking for general advice here.

If it matters, I took The Regulatory State as my elective. Does that count for my administrative law credit? If so, how can I tell?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby missie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:04 pm

Another question regarding registration for 2L - thoughts on taking a seminar to fulfill an upper level writing requirement/not? I get the difference in credit hours, but what else is the distinction?

Also - any advice on International Law I professors?

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Postby usn26 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:13 pm

missie wrote:Another question regarding registration for 2L - thoughts on taking a seminar to fulfill an upper level writing requirement/not? I get the difference in credit hours, but what else is the distinction?


If I'm reading your question right ("what's the difference btw 2 and 3cr version of a seminar"), it's usually just the paper. 3cr requires 6000w draft and final. 2cr requires fewer words and not as much involvement from the professor throughout the process.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby barkschool » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general?


shoot for 14 credits


how easy (is it cross listed with LLMs) >>>> schedule >> tangential interests

in that order

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby mbpats7 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:27 pm

barkschool wrote:
Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general?




how easy (is it cross listed with LLMs) >>>> schedule >> tangential interests

in that order


I take it that classes cross-listed with LLMs are harder?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm

Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general? Like what kind of requirements do we need to fulfill (credit and otherwise), recommendations for classes to take, etc? Just looking for general advice here.

If it matters, I took The Regulatory State as my elective. Does that count for my administrative law credit? If so, how can I tell?


You need 85 total credits, the only requirements are professional responsibility and a writing requirement seminar, and reg state will sometime count for classes that require admin as a prerequisite but you may have to specially petition the registrar.

If you're looking for a guide as to what to take common classes are corporations, evidence, tax, any bar subject, federal courts, con law II, employment etc. but i would just take whatever sounds interesting to you or whatever is a prerequisite to whatever sounds interesting to you.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:38 pm

mbpats7 wrote:
barkschool wrote:
Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general?




how easy (is it cross listed with LLMs) >>>> schedule >> tangential interests

in that order


I take it that classes cross-listed with LLMs are harder?



Easier. ESL llms don't do as well on exams is the common line thinking which makes sense to me but I have no hard data to back it up.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:40 pm

usn26 wrote:
missie wrote:Another question regarding registration for 2L - thoughts on taking a seminar to fulfill an upper level writing requirement/not? I get the difference in credit hours, but what else is the distinction?


If I'm reading your question right ("what's the difference btw 2 and 3cr version of a seminar"), it's usually just the paper. 3cr requires 6000w draft and final. 2cr requires fewer words and not as much involvement from the professor throughout the process.


You need to fulfill the WR anyway

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:42 pm

barkschool wrote:shoot for 14 credits


Meh I might do more than this just to make 3lol extra 3lolish. I've got an 11 credit 3L spring planned and I wish I could've don't it fall too.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby usn26 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:48 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
mbpats7 wrote:
barkschool wrote:
Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general?




how easy (is it cross listed with LLMs) >>>> schedule >> tangential interests

in that order


I take it that classes cross-listed with LLMs are harder?



Easier. ESL llms don't do as well on exams is the common line thinking which makes sense to me but I have no hard data to back it up.


This rule does not apply to the NatSec LLM and classes.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby usn26 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:49 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general? Like what kind of requirements do we need to fulfill (credit and otherwise), recommendations for classes to take, etc? Just looking for general advice here.

If it matters, I took The Regulatory State as my elective. Does that count for my administrative law credit? If so, how can I tell?


You need 85 total credits, the only requirements are professional responsibility and a writing requirement seminar, and reg state will sometime count for classes that require admin as a prerequisite but you may have to specially petition the registrar.

If you're looking for a guide as to what to take common classes are corporations, evidence, tax, any bar subject, federal courts, con law II, employment etc. but i would just take whatever sounds interesting to you or whatever is a prerequisite to whatever sounds interesting to you.


Isn't there some new requirement for c/o 2019 and after? Thought it was admin.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby browniestasty » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:55 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
mbpats7 wrote:
barkschool wrote:
Anonnonnon wrote:Any ideas on how we should be choosing our 2L classes in general?




how easy (is it cross listed with LLMs) >>>> schedule >> tangential interests

in that order


I take it that classes cross-listed with LLMs are harder?



Easier. ESL llms don't do as well on exams is the common line thinking which makes sense to me but I have no hard data to back it up.


ESL is part of the issue but I think the bigger issue is a lot of them are basically on paid vacation and don't actually give a fuck about their grades.




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