x47point6 wrote:Thanks for answering all these questions...
Is there somewhere within the law school where one can prepare home-brought food? A room with a microwave and a sink and stuff?
I believe there is at least a public microwave and fridge down in the basement somewhere. Never used it, but I know some people do. We had some cases of foodtheft from the fridge last year, just fyi.
For 1Ls there is the fridge downstairs and there are two microwaves but no sink. There has been food theft but I think that'll happen with any "public" fridge.
For people on journals, most journals (or good journals haha) have a fridge and microwave in the office. I know JIL and Law Review have them, I don't believe JBL does but I'm not sure about the other two that have been annexed outside the law school.
Corporations - Wachter vs. Fisch vs. Bratton vs. BoothWachter is a character and people who take corps with him really learn their stuff. My boyfriend had Fisch for sec rec and loved her. I don't think it's beneficial to take the 3 credit corps class just because it's probably about the same amount of work for less credit. Bratton is new to the faculty but taught this past year. I didn't hear anything bad but didn't hear rave reviews either.
Environmental Lawyering - Fox (How useful is this type of class really?) Its a love it or hate it class. Some people loved it and thought it was really helpful, others didn't really find it helpful. It's a lot of student presentations so that can be good or bad depending on what you're looking for.
Contract Drafting - Adams I've been told it's not great but I think it depends on the person. After this summer I'm considering taking it because I really enjoy contract work and the nitpicky nature of it.
Copyright - Parchomovsky Great professor and great class I've heard... I don't like copyrights so I don't plan to take it, but you should if you like the subject.
Tax - Sanchirico vs. Shuldiner DO NOT TAKE SANCHIRICO. He is one of the worst prof's I've had so far and one of the few classes I would not take given the opportunity to redo life. I don't know much about Shuldiner but the same hate for the class was not present in the friends I spoke to about tax. Unless you want to know tax and plan on possibly going into it, dont take tax. Pretty much everyone regrets the decision. It's not teaching you anything skills based, its more tax code/theory.
International Environmental Law - ChangI've heard the prof is not so great (he also teaches intl trade) but I am considering this class as well because the topic seems good. His intl trade exam is all MC so it will probably be the same for this class.
Professional Responsibility - Perry Boyfriend says Perry isn't so good (in more harsh language). I haven't taken the class yet so can't comment.
Sec Rec - Fisch Boyfriend loved her and the class but he's a corporate genius (unlike me). Take corps first and see if you like/love it and do well in it. Don't take it before corps. I may edit if he has other comments when he gets home.
Trusts and Estates - TerrillI took TE because I loved the topic in prop... the class did not deliver BUT I took it with someone else. I know nothing about this prof.
Also, are there particular classes you recommend taking Fall semester because they are a prerequisite for a lot of other courses? Alternatively, professors so good that it's worth delaying till Spring for?Take evidence before summer. Your firm (assuming that's what you want) will have a mock trail thing (I'm doing mine now) and it will be easier if you know evidence or at least are familiar with it. Also, if you get a change to take crim pro with Bibas you should do it. I am sad he isn't teaching it this fall because I wanted to take it. I also recommend appellate advocacy if you want to do litigation or clerkship applications. I didn't do it and don't regret it, but I plan on working before clerking and don't have my life set on litigation. I loved conflicts with Roosevelt but I'm sure it's not for everyone. I've heard great things about Remedies with Wax, not a soul has a bad thing to say about it as far as I know. Feel free to ask about others if you want to