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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CocoNutties » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:53 am

3Ls- has anyone taken Water Law with Torres? Is it interesting? How's the curve? Is the prof competent/engaging?
Would also appreciate any advice about any other upper-class electives (take this, avoid that, this helps get into another competitive class, etc)

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby comeonletsgo » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:18 pm

Just got section assignments. Anyone have books for these profs that they want to sell to me????

Holden-Smith
Rana
Heise
Atlas
Eisenberg

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:27 pm

The time has finally arrived. Need opinions on profs and any supplement suggestions for them:

Holden-Smith
Rana
Eisenberg
Heise
Atlas

Also, I'm looking to buy the following books:

Civil Procedure - Materials for a Basic Course Concise Edition by Field, 10th Edition
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2013 by Clermont, 2013 Edition (is this a new edition?)
Processes of Constitutional Decision Making by Brest, 5th Edition
Contract and Related Obligation: Theory, Doctrine, and Practice by Summers, 6th Edition
Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy, and Style by Neumann, 7th Edition
Plain English for Lawyers by Wydick, 5th Edition
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition
Cases and Materials on Torts by Epstein, 10th Edition

PM me if you're looking to sell. Thanks!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby madc » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:30 pm

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Rev. Cherrycoke » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:38 pm

I'm also looking to buy books for the following professors. Also, any opinions or supplement suggestions would be nice.

Smith
Heise
Holden-Smith
Eisenberg
Chafetz

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:45 pm

Holden-Smith
Dorf
Hillman
Eagen
Bowman

Perhaps some supplements to go along with it, haven't looked into that yet though.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby FlanAl » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:03 pm

CocoNutties wrote:3Ls- has anyone taken Water Law with Torres? Is it interesting? How's the curve? Is the prof competent/engaging?
Would also appreciate any advice about any other upper-class electives (take this, avoid that, this helps get into another competitive class, etc)

Thanks in advance.


I don't think Torres has taught it before. I had it with Professor Porter and enjoyed it. If you are from New York its really cool because the majority of the class is about the watershed that the whole state relies on. It was mainly cool because you can dedicate most of your time in the class to your paper and the professor is pretty helpful. I would look into issues in water law and see if one interests you enough now to get excited about a paper. If you're from the west (like me) there's tons of really interesting stuff to talk about.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:12 pm

So, uh, new question. If you had classes posted on blackboard, and then they all disappeared, does that mean you may end up in a different section?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby bjblue01 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:16 pm

Lavitz wrote:The time has finally arrived. Need opinions on profs and any supplement suggestions for them:

Holden-Smith
Rana
Eisenberg
Heise
Atlas

Also, I'm looking to buy the following books:

Civil Procedure - Materials for a Basic Course Concise Edition by Field, 10th Edition
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2013 by Clermont, 2013 Edition (is this a new edition?)
Processes of Constitutional Decision Making by Brest, 5th Edition
Contract and Related Obligation: Theory, Doctrine, and Practice by Summers, 6th Edition
Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy, and Style by Neumann, 7th Edition
Plain English for Lawyers by Wydick, 5th Edition
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition
Cases and Materials on Torts by Epstein, 10th Edition

PM me if you're looking to sell. Thanks!


I'm looking for the same books as Lavitz, so if anyone else has books to sell, please PM me.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:16 pm

bjblue01 wrote:I'm looking for the same books as Lavitz, so if anyone else has books to sell, please PM me.

Pretty sure I know who this is now...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby bjblue01 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:58 pm

Lavitz wrote:
bjblue01 wrote:I'm looking for the same books as Lavitz, so if anyone else has books to sell, please PM me.

Pretty sure I know who this is now...


You're probably right. Since everybody knows who you are, at least you're not alone.

Btw, Legend of Dragoon is one of my all-time favorite RPGs, although I preferred Rose to Lavitz.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:05 pm

bjblue01 wrote:You're probably right. Since everybody knows who you are, at least you're not alone.

Btw, Legend of Dragoon is one of my all-time favorite RPGs, although I preferred Rose to Lavitz.

We're going to get along then. :)

However we may not be in the same section thanks to the registrar's office pranking us.

2Ls, disregard all book requests until further notice. :?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:02 pm

Lavitz wrote:Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2013 by Clermont, 2013 Edition (is this a new edition?)


I am a 2L and my Edition is from 2011, so it appears so.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:05 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2013 by Clermont, 2013 Edition (is this a new edition?)


I am a 2L and my Edition is from 2011, so it appears so.

Hmm, thanks.

Edit: I suppose I should be thankful it's only worth $46 new at the Cornell store as opposed to $200 for the other CivPro book.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:42 pm

Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:50 pm

oldad wrote:Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.


And her dilemma is now yours.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:51 pm

For civ pro, don't buy old editions of books and don't buy the e&e unless it clearly says this year on it (I doubt they have new editions). Changed rules means you calculate dates differently for filing dates.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:42 pm

oldad wrote:Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.


HAHAHAHAHA made my otherwise crappy day.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:50 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
oldad wrote:Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.


HAHAHAHAHA made my otherwise crappy day.

What does this mean? Is Clermont awful?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:55 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
oldad wrote:Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.


HAHAHAHAHA made my otherwise crappy day.

What does this mean? Is Clermont awful?


Naaaah, we just mean it quite literally that Sibbach faces a dilemma.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:55 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
oldad wrote:Dear those in Clermont's section,

Sibbach faces a dilemma.

Best of luck.


HAHAHAHAHA made my otherwise crappy day.

What does this mean? Is Clermont awful?


No, Clermont's fine. But you'll learn what this means.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby paulshortys10 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:48 pm

Rev. Cherrycoke wrote:I'm also looking to buy books for the following professors. Also, any opinions or supplement suggestions would be nice.

Smith
Heise
Holden-Smith
Eisenberg
Chafetz


Chafetz and HS are great...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:58 pm

Whatever you do, don't buy the legal writing books new. No one does the reading and one of the books we were supposed to buy was $100 for some awful paperback. I bought an old edition for $4 and never opened it.

However, do buy the 19th edition of the Bluebook. I bought the 18th edition and more changed than you'd think.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:11 am

ImNoScar wrote:Whatever you do, don't buy the legal writing books new. No one does the reading and one of the books we were supposed to buy was $100 for some awful paperback. I bought an old edition for $4 and never opened it.

However, do buy the 19th edition of the Bluebook. I bought the 18th edition and more changed than you'd think.


Solid advice. Same with supplements- do not buy them new unless you have a good reason.

Also, if you want decent outlines for all the classes to start from, the BarBri first year outlines are not a bad backbone (for civ pro and property especially) and you get them free when you put your first deposit down.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:01 am

paulshortys10 wrote:
Rev. Cherrycoke wrote:I'm also looking to buy books for the following professors. Also, any opinions or supplement suggestions would be nice.

Smith
Heise
Holden-Smith
Eisenberg
Chafetz


Chafetz and HS are great...


I have Chafetz for my seminar is he really that good?




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