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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:17 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Anyone have advice for the rising 2L's about to preregister for courses?

What to take, who not to take, etc.


Take evidence with colb. Even if you want transactional. Four credit course, doesn't cold call, and only covers material covered in barbri. Her test is 35 question mc and it literally takes a half hour.

This sounds like my kind of class. :)


The curve is extremely unpredictable.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Power_of_Facing » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:17 pm

Corne1L.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:20 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Anyone have advice for the rising 2L's about to preregister for courses?

What to take, who not to take, etc.


Take evidence with colb. Even if you want transactional. Four credit course, doesn't cold call, and only covers material covered in barbri. Her test is 35 question mc and it literally takes a half hour.

This sounds like my kind of class. :)


The curve is extremely unpredictable.


Ehh idk I've done well in her classes. To each their own tho. Take it pass fail if your worried.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:53 am

Can anyone comment on the following classes and/or professors in terms of how interesting/useful/difficult/enjoyable they are?

Financial institutions – omarova
Tax – green
Antitrust- hay
Trusts & estates – Sherwin
Bizorgs – hockett v whitehead
White collar crime – Garvey
Land Use – Underkuffler
Private Equity Playbook – Blassberg
Admin – Farina
Deals Seminars
Securities Clinic – Jacobson
Law & mental Health – Beresford
Water /Indian Law – Torres
Corporate Finance - Minella

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:58 pm

toothbrush wrote:Can anyone comment on the following classes and/or professors in terms of how interesting/useful/difficult/enjoyable they are?

Financial institutions – omarova
Tax – green
Antitrust- hay
Trusts & estates – Sherwin
Bizorgs – hockett v whitehead
White collar crime – Garvey
Land Use – Underkuffler
Private Equity Playbook – Blassberg
Admin – Farina
Deals Seminars
Securities Clinic – Jacobson
Law & mental Health – Beresford
Water /Indian Law – Torres
Corporate Finance - Minella


Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:00 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Can anyone comment on the following classes and/or professors in terms of how interesting/useful/difficult/enjoyable they are?

Financial institutions – omarova
Tax – green
Antitrust- hay
Trusts & estates – Sherwin
Bizorgs – hockett v whitehead
White collar crime – Garvey
Land Use – Underkuffler
Private Equity Playbook – Blassberg
Admin – Farina
Deals Seminars
Securities Clinic – Jacobson
Law & mental Health – Beresford
Water /Indian Law – Torres
Corporate Finance - Minella


Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.


Easy though.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:01 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.

What did you take last year? Any general comments to that?

I keep hearing mixed things about Farina. The Spring is taught by Stiglitz, though, who is new.. so that's a wildcard?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:01 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Easy though.

Someone told me the way the final is makes it such that the curve is very unpredictable?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:06 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Easy though.

Someone told me the way the final is makes it such that the curve is very unpredictable?


Not in my experience.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:55 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.

What did you take last year? Any general comments to that?

I keep hearing mixed things about Farina. The Spring is taught by Stiglitz, though, who is new.. so that's a wildcard?


Admin seems boring as shit and completely useless. Just my opinoini though. I took some bar classes, but only if I was interested in them. I'll learn the less through Barbri.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.

What did you take last year? Any general comments to that?

I keep hearing mixed things about Farina. The Spring is taught by Stiglitz, though, who is new.. so that's a wildcard?


Admin seems boring as shit and completely useless. Just my opinoini though. I took some bar classes, but only if I was interested in them. I'll learn the less through Barbri.


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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:04 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Haven't taken any of them, but I heard Admin with Farina sucks.

What did you take last year? Any general comments to that?

I keep hearing mixed things about Farina. The Spring is taught by Stiglitz, though, who is new.. so that's a wildcard?


Admin seems boring as shit and completely useless. Just my opinoini though. I took some bar classes, but only if I was interested in them. I'll learn the less through Barbri.


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Why do u really think its going to be that hard to learn admin through barbri. What do you need to know besides Chevron deference?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:09 pm

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Why do u really think its going to be that hard to learn admin through barbri. What do you need to know besides Chevron deference?


Well two things:

Admin seems boring as shit and completely useless


Is 100% false. It is, in many ways, the most useful class I took in law school.

As for BarBri: Admin is appearing on the bar for the first time next year. Good luck with that.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:07 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
Why do u really think its going to be that hard to learn admin through barbri. What do you need to know besides Chevron deference?


Well two things:

Admin seems boring as shit and completely useless


Is 100% false. It is, in many ways, the most useful class I took in law school.

As for BarBri: Admin is appearing on the bar for the first time next year. Good luck with that.


O okay I'll take your word for it. All my friends said they found in boring and didn't really learn anything with Farina.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:43 am

I already learned Chevron deference in my 1L jerb. I'm good for an A in admin. Woo.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby 3Takes » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:34 am

Currently completing the new student check list...and I was wondering if it was worth signing up for the Cornell Fitness Centers membership...

How are the facilities?
Are there significantly better options available off campus?

Thank you!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:39 am

3Takes wrote:Currently completing the new student check list...and I was wondering if it was worth signing up for the Cornell Fitness Centers membership...

How are the facilities?
Are there significantly better options available off campus?

Thank you!

Where are you living? How often do you go to the gym now?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:58 am

3Takes wrote:Currently completing the new student check list...and I was wondering if it was worth signing up for the Cornell Fitness Centers membership...

How are the facilities?
Are there significantly better options available off campus?

Thank you!


There's one gym (Noyes) that's extremely close to the law school and has decent facilities. I'd occasionally bring gym clothes to the law school and walk directly over after class. Hours can be a bit wacky though.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:07 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:
3Takes wrote:Currently completing the new student check list...and I was wondering if it was worth signing up for the Cornell Fitness Centers membership...

How are the facilities?
Are there significantly better options available off campus?

Thank you!


There's one gym (Noyes) that's extremely close to the law school and has decent facilities. I'd occasionally bring gym clothes to the law school and walk directly over after class. Hours can be a bit wacky though.

Different perspective: I never go to Noyes because it's always crowded, has the smallest free weight section I've ever seen, and only two Olympic platforms and one power rack that are always taken (like everything else at peak hours).

Teagle is a 10 minute walk up campus road, has cardio and some machines upstairs and other machines and weights downstairs. 3 Olympic platforms and 3 power racks. Roomier free weight section. Less crowded IME. Not open as late as Noyes though.

Don't know enough about off-campus options. I think for what you get for $135, it's a good deal.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:20 pm

toothbrush wrote:Can anyone comment on the following classes and/or professors in terms of how interesting/useful/difficult/enjoyable they are?

Financial institutions – omarova
Tax – green
Antitrust- hay
Trusts & estates – Sherwin
Bizorgs – hockett v whitehead
White collar crime – Garvey
Land Use – Underkuffler
Private Equity Playbook – Blassberg
Admin – Farina
Deals Seminars
Securities Clinic – Jacobson
Law & mental Health – Beresford
Water /Indian Law – Torres
Corporate Finance - Minella


Take: Private Equity Playbook – Blassberg (Take this class if you want to do corporate. Blassberg is a former rainmaker at Debevoise, so she has a lot of actual legal experience and is just a good person to know in general.)

Don't Take: Securities Clinic – Jacobson (anyone I've ever talked to who took it said it was a lot of work, at least one of the professors is crazy, and you don't learn anything); Water /Indian Law – Torres (the class is way more work than it should be and he's a harsh grader); Corporate Finance - Minella (you'll pretty much have to teach yourself corporate finance, which won't be fun)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:22 pm

Lavitz wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:
3Takes wrote:Currently completing the new student check list...and I was wondering if it was worth signing up for the Cornell Fitness Centers membership...

How are the facilities?
Are there significantly better options available off campus?

Thank you!


There's one gym (Noyes) that's extremely close to the law school and has decent facilities. I'd occasionally bring gym clothes to the law school and walk directly over after class. Hours can be a bit wacky though.

Different perspective: I never go to Noyes because it's always crowded, has the smallest free weight section I've ever seen, and only two Olympic platforms and one power rack that are always taken (like everything else at peak hours).

Teagle is a 10 minute walk up campus road, has cardio and some machines upstairs and other machines and weights downstairs. 3 Olympic platforms and 3 power racks. Roomier free weight section. Less crowded IME. Not open as late as Noyes though.

Don't know enough about off-campus options. I think for what you get for $135, it's a good deal.


I go to Finger Lakes Fitness Center in the Commons. It's never crowded and there's 24 hour access. Considering how crowded the Cornell gyms get, it's worth the short trip off campus.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:06 pm

BullShitWithBravado wrote:I go to Finger Lakes Fitness Center in the Commons. It's never crowded and there's 24 hour access. Considering how crowded the Cornell gyms get, it's worth the short trip off campus.

This place sounds great.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:47 pm

Where are good places to play pick-up basketball? And the answer is probably no, but does Collegetown Terrace have basketball courts in addition to its fitness center?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby masked kavana » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:19 pm

Is there an indoor soccer community at the law school? Would love to play in Ithaca.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:01 pm

Lavitz wrote:
BullShitWithBravado wrote:I go to Finger Lakes Fitness Center in the Commons. It's never crowded and there's 24 hour access. Considering how crowded the Cornell gyms get, it's worth the short trip off campus.

This place sounds great.


It really is. And if you live in the Center Ithaca Apartments, your membership is free.




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