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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:53 pm

PinkCow wrote:So...now that I'm officially a 1L (accomplished, I believe, upon receipt of the hundredth WestLaw goody), does that mean I get to answer questions with full authority?


No, we don't know anything yet. We clearly have to wait till we've had all 5 of our classes.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:54 pm

Trequartista wrote:Any word on new Cornell medians?


Yah- I'm gonna be below it.

Oh you mean for admissions? Why would we care/know?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:28 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
PinkCow wrote:So...now that I'm officially a 1L (accomplished, I believe, upon receipt of the hundredth WestLaw goody), does that mean I get to answer questions with full authority?


No, we don't know anything yet. We clearly have to wait till we've had all 5 of our classes.


Doesn't your answer contradict your answer?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:08 pm

CyLaw wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
PinkCow wrote:So...now that I'm officially a 1L (accomplished, I believe, upon receipt of the hundredth WestLaw goody), does that mean I get to answer questions with full authority?


No, we don't know anything yet. We clearly have to wait till we've had all 5 of our classes.


Doesn't your answer contradict your answer?


Is self-aware lack of knowledge itself knowledge?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Skyhook » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Is self-aware lack of knowledge itself knowledge?


"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know."

So, yes.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:09 am

Skyhook wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Is self-aware lack of knowledge itself knowledge?


"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know."

So, yes.


I suppose I was in error with my original assertion then. I shouldn't have asserted a position of complete epistemic skepticism, but a more limited one.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby IthacaIsWet » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:55 am

Trequartista wrote:Any word on new Cornell medians?


Are you asking about the median GPA/LSAT of the class that started a few days ago?



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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby KingRajesh » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:37 pm

What are the chances of Sibbach showing up on the Civ Pro exam?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Ikki » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:54 pm

KingRajesh wrote:What are the chances of Sibbach showing up on the Civ Pro exam?


Look at Clermont's exam database.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby vexion » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:56 pm

KingRajesh wrote:What are the chances of Sibbach showing up on the Civ Pro exam?

Less than zero.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:06 am

vexion wrote:
KingRajesh wrote:What are the chances of Sibbach showing up on the Civ Pro exam?

Less than zero.

lying whore, it was all over mine

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby danidancer » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:35 am

KingRajesh wrote:What are the chances of Sibbach showing up on the Civ Pro exam?


Don't stress about Sibbach. They start the semester off with it to scare you. The next thing you'll cover is A LOT easier, and then you revisit Sibbach at the end of the semester when you do Erie and it will make a lot more sense.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby johansantana21 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:17 pm

Is it true that Clermont's MC final exam requires you to memorize all the facts?

How is Johnson?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby johansantana21 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:06 pm

Lincoln wrote:
whatchoicetomake wrote:What are exams like for the professors below? Issue spoters, MC, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated

Heise

Hillman

Rana

Holden-Smith (saw someone mentioned closed book MC earlier. Whole exam like that?)


WAY too early for you to worry about exams. The structure of the exam shouldn't affect the way you study during the semester or even the way you outline your classes, imo. When exams draw closer, ask your CLSA/affinity group mentor about this stuff. Trust me, forgetting about exams for now best piece of advice you've gotten on this forum.


What? You are a 1L, how would you know what we should be doing?

How can it hurt to know the format of the exam?

Can anyone also clarify on the exam format (multiple choice or essay or a mix of both) for these professors?

I couldn't find a previous exam on the Cornell database for Herstein or Hillman (for Contracts part I).

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:59 pm

johansantana21 wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
whatchoicetomake wrote:What are exams like for the professors below? Issue spoters, MC, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated

Heise

Hillman

Rana

Holden-Smith (saw someone mentioned closed book MC earlier. Whole exam like that?)


WAY too early for you to worry about exams. The structure of the exam shouldn't affect the way you study during the semester or even the way you outline your classes, imo. When exams draw closer, ask your CLSA/affinity group mentor about this stuff. Trust me, forgetting about exams for now best piece of advice you've gotten on this forum.


What? You are a 1L, how would you know what we should be doing?

How can it hurt to know the format of the exam?

Can anyone also clarify on the exam format (multiple choice or essay or a mix of both) for these professors?

I couldn't find a previous exam on the Cornell database for Herstein or Hillman (for Contracts part I).


Okay. I'm a 2L and I echo Lincoln's advise 100% (your class year does not dictate your capacity to give good advice). Now is the time to be adjusting to legal education, not to be worrying about finals. Wait till after the practice exam to worry about finals (or just never worry about it and learn instead).

Regarding the exam format, I only know the format for a couple of the professors listed. Barring changes from last year:

Holden-Smith: Closed-book MC + Essay
Herstein: Long Fact Pattern Issue Spotter, Single issue applied to set of facts, and theory essay.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:00 pm

johansantana21 wrote:Is it true that Clermont's MC final exam requires you to memorize all the facts?


No.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:25 pm

Does the Myron Taylor student lounge get cable?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:04 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Does the Myron Taylor student lounge get cable?


Basic cable.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:33 am

Does anybody know of any just "basic" cable providers? Back home TWC would give you just like 12 local broadcast channels for 10 bucks a month, but here it seems the minimum package is ~45/month.

Anyone have info otherwise?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:07 am

PinkCow wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Does the Myron Taylor student lounge get cable?


Basic cable.



Hmmm. I will have to explore what that means before football season starts.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby danidancer » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:01 pm

PinkCow wrote:Does anybody know of any just "basic" cable providers? Back home TWC would give you just like 12 local broadcast channels for 10 bucks a month, but here it seems the minimum package is ~45/month.

Anyone have info otherwise?


TWC doesn't list the "basic" package online, just the "standard." Basic is still available, you just have to ask for it. I pay ~ $60/month for basic cable and high speed internet.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:24 pm

danidancer wrote:
PinkCow wrote:Does anybody know of any just "basic" cable providers? Back home TWC would give you just like 12 local broadcast channels for 10 bucks a month, but here it seems the minimum package is ~45/month.

Anyone have info otherwise?


TWC doesn't list the "basic" package online, just the "standard." Basic is still available, you just have to ask for it. I pay ~ $60/month for basic cable and high speed internet.



Oh awesome thanks.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Asleep » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:29 am

Checked it out the other day - we get espn in the lounge.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:13 am

Asleep wrote:Checked it out the other day - we get espn in the lounge.


Study parties during CFB games?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:28 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
Asleep wrote:Checked it out the other day - we get espn in the lounge.


Study parties during CFB games?

Don't study on Saturdays.




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