Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

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SteelyDan
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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:39 pm

Incubateus wrote:Any thoughts as to what banks are best to use? I have PNC accounts, but I don't know accessible everything will be once I'm down in WS. Should I transfer to a BB&T or other bank, or am I fine sticking with PNC?

You should be fine with PNC. We had a lot of RBC branches in North Carolina that are now PNC.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby Wakelaw15 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:16 pm

When do 1L classes start? The law homepage says August 27 classes begin for upper level students but it doesn't mention 1l classes anywhere.

SteelyDan
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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:23 pm

Wakelaw15 wrote:When do 1L classes start? The law homepage says August 27 classes begin for upper level students but it doesn't mention 1l classes anywhere.

Orientation should start a week before that.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby jsvaughn » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:27 pm

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby Wakelaw15 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:28 pm

jsvaughn wrote:^It says that orientation starts on the 17th and that classes for upper level students start on 27th

Do we start actual classes on the 27th? Or do we start earlier, like the 21st or 22nd once orientation is over?


That's why I posted:I don't know. Orientation the 17th and 20th for sure, nothing on the calendar August 21-26. Basically do 1l classes start before or after 2/3l and when do we get the schedule?
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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby jsvaughn » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:31 pm

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:37 pm

You'll have LAWR (research & writing) all week during orientation, the rest will be boring presentations and lots of Papa John's. Your other classes will start the 27th.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby jsvaughn » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:48 pm

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:56 pm

jsvaughn wrote:Gotcha. I can handle boring presentations as long as I'm getting free pizza

Ha! That's the mindset that made me gain 25 pounds last year! You will eat more freakin' Papa Johns 1L year than in the rest of your life combined.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SherlockHolmes » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:23 pm

SteelyDan wrote:
jsvaughn wrote:Gotcha. I can handle boring presentations as long as I'm getting free pizza

Ha! That's the mindset that made me gain 25 pounds last year! You will eat more freakin' Papa Johns 1L year than in the rest of your life combined.


Maybe if you would have ate some quinoa instead, you wouldn't have gained any weight.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:45 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:Maybe if you would have ate some quinoa instead, you wouldn't have gained any weight.

You shut your emaciated mouth. I refuse to ride my bike to school every day and eat nothing but sweet potatoes and ABANDON MY FRIENDS!

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby tstyler98 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:00 pm

jsvaughn wrote:
SteelyDan wrote:You'll have LAWR (research & writing) all week during orientation, the rest will be boring presentations and lots of Papa John's. Your other classes will start the 27th.


Gotcha. I can handle boring presentations as long as I'm getting free pizza

Thanks for the clarification


You'll be sick of Papa John's after a while. Though you'll still eat it cause it's free. :-)

You should get the Orientation schedule within the next couple weeks, but SteelyDan is correct. You'll have Legal Writing most days, lots of presentations, and a half day of Habitat for Humanity.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:09 pm

Ah, right! Definitely do Habitat, it's such a fun way to get to know your classmates!

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby LawyerMan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:43 pm

Anyone have a list of firms that were at OCI?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby moandersen » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:12 am

LawyerMan wrote:Anyone have a list of firms that were at OCI?


Im curious to know as well. Specifically, if any biglaw firms outside of NC are interviewing this year. Last year I think there was only Skadden DE and K&L DC. Hopefully there are more firms this year since it's a larger class. GL 2Ls.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby girlonfire » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:01 pm

SteelyDan wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Maybe if you would have ate some quinoa instead, you wouldn't have gained any weight.

You shut your emaciated mouth. I refuse to ride my bike to school every day and eat nothing but sweet potatoes and ABANDON MY FRIENDS!

BOOM.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby girlonfire » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:03 pm

jsvaughn wrote:
Gotcha. I can handle boring presentations as long as I'm getting free pizza


I think we all have said this once...

I'll check back in with you in November and see if it's still true. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SherlockHolmes » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:17 pm

girlonfire wrote:
jsvaughn wrote:
Gotcha. I can handle boring presentations as long as I'm getting free pizza


I think we all have said this once...

I'll check back in with you in November and see if it's still true. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Pretty sure I never said that (Pompous trolling).

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:21 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:Pretty sure I never said that (Pompous trolling).

OK, true. I think I saw you eat a mushroom off a slice of pizza once.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SteelyDan » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:22 pm

SteelyDan wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Pretty sure I never said that (Pompous trolling).

OK, true. I think I saw you eat a mushroom off a slice of pizza once.

And then you quickly ran out of 1312 muttering something like "must. purge. now."

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby SherlockHolmes » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:29 pm

SteelyDan wrote:
SteelyDan wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Pretty sure I never said that (Pompous trolling).

OK, true. I think I saw you eat a mushroom off a slice of pizza once.

And then you quickly ran out of 1312 muttering something like "must. purge. now."

You must have heard me wrong. I would never rid my body of the nutritional benefits of a mushroom.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby YankeesFan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Does anyone know if journal people get study carrells? Or are they just for LR/TA?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:26 pm

YankeesFan wrote:Does anyone know if journal people get study carrells? Or are they just for LR/TA?


I'm fairly certain you don't get one just for being on a journal. I know that Law Review has one where all of the spading stuff is (and the other journals might have something like that as well), and then all TAs get one. Other than that, I think it's pretty much just grab one when you can.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby YankeesFan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Anyone know what happens with upper level classes and curves? I know once a class is under a certain amount of students (25?), there is no forced curve, but what happens if the class was supposed to have 50 and only 15 sign up? Is there no longer a mandatory curve?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:26 pm

YankeesFan wrote:Anyone know what happens with upper level classes and curves? I know once a class is under a certain amount of students (25?), there is no forced curve, but what happens if the class was supposed to have 50 and only 15 sign up? Is there no longer a mandatory curve?


That's how it's supposed to work. It doesn't matter how many people could sign up for the class -- it's how many people do sign up.

If the class has fewer than 20 students and is taught by a full-time faculty member or if it is a paper class (taught by anyone), it isn't required to have a curve (though the professor could presumably still have one). The school's handbook has a pretty good explanation on it (page 3): http://studentlife.law.wfu.edu/files/2011/11/handbook.2011.2012.pdf




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