Is the problem with Dodge (that's its name, right?) the overcrowdedness or sub-par equipment?
The equipment is fine. The annoyance is that you have to sign up for it, at least until and unless you figure out the hours that are not crowded and at a convenient time for you.
This year 1L class sizes are going to be a little different, I think (based on the # of sections of each class). Fall 1Ls will have Contracts as their small section, with about 40-50 in each class. Civ Pro and Torts will be the other courses, each with about 60-70 in each class. Spring semester, all classes will have about 90-100 in them (except for the elective).
I don't think that's true. You probably concluded this from the fact that there are 8 Contracts sections, 6 Torts and 6 Civ Pro sections, but it's not the right conclusion. It just means that there will be (as usually)
- TWO large sections (of 90 students) who will have small-section (30 students) Contracts, and large-section Torts and Civ Pro (i.e., filling up 6 Contract, 2 Torts and 2 Civ Pro sections),
- ONE section (of 90 students) who will have small-section Torts, and large-section Civ and Contracts (filling up 1 Contract, 3 Torts, and 1 Civ Pro sections)
- ONE section (of 90 students) who will have small-section Civ Pro, large-section Torts and Contracts (filling up 1 Contract, 1 Torts, and 3 Civ Pro sections).
Grand total: 8 Contracts, 6 Torts, 6 Civ Pro sections.
You're right about Spring semester, though. Elective class sizes differ, but other than that, classes have 90-120 students.