Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:10 am

Haha, way to throw our dirty laundry out there, kings!

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:48 am

Vincent Vega wrote:Haha, way to throw our dirty laundry out there, kings!


Haha that rifle story makes me laugh a lot, just cuz I know 4-5 people who I could see doing that.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:02 pm

Our first law school exam (Crim Law) is complete - Contracts on Friday.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby gatorhoosier » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:48 am

Lindsay Lowselfesteem and Officer Bart Starr. Nice.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:41 am

Congrats guys, the first exam is the scariest. Good luck on the rest, and Make sure to go to Shreve's party.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:43 am

gatorhoosier wrote:Lindsay Lowselfesteem and Officer Bart Starr. Nice.


For some reason that made me think that someone should throw Brett Favre into an exam question.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:00 pm

KINGJV61 wrote:I'm taking Criminal Law now as a 1L and I can't sleep at night because of the gruesome and horrific crimes that are covered in the class. I don't think CL is for me.

I'm from the east coast and I love IUB.


Then my lord, stay away from any criminal law internship.

Me: Hey, what size font...
Prosecutor: (flipping around monitor) Ever wonder what the inside of a head looks like without a brain?
Me: *vomits*

And refuse to visit any old crime scene. My poor assumption: it's been cleaned up, and not locked up for months to preserve evidence.

Good luck everyone with the rest of finals. We got a Mel Gibson test in Evidence this morning.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:01 pm

superflush wrote:
gatorhoosier wrote:Lindsay Lowselfesteem and Officer Bart Starr. Nice.


For some reason that made me think that someone should throw Brett Favre into an exam question.


:: general interception joke ::

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:28 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:
KINGJV61 wrote:I'm taking Criminal Law now as a 1L and I can't sleep at night because of the gruesome and horrific crimes that are covered in the class. I don't think CL is for me.

I'm from the east coast and I love IUB.


Then my lord, stay away from any criminal law internship.

Me: Hey, what size font...
Prosecutor: (flipping around monitor) Ever wonder what the inside of a head looks like without a brain?
Me: *vomits*

And refuse to visit any old crime scene. My poor assumption: it's been cleaned up, and not locked up for months to preserve evidence.

Good luck everyone with the rest of finals. We got a Mel Gibson test in Evidence this morning.


I'll add my own horror story too

First day in court, they have a child porn sentencing, not only is it creepy being in the same room as the guy who watched children under 5 but they actually play the videos and read the transcripts out-loud.

Brutal way to start the summer.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Damn Kings, that's rough. I know we briefly touched on that stuff in one of my classes, but still left me with mental scarring for about a week.

How you liking UCLA?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:21 pm

Its nice and sunny. things a pretty good. One final done and two left. The school actually reminds me a lot of IU, the building are actually.

How's Bloomington?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:27 pm

Cold, barren and gray, just like my soul. I think classes have been a lot better than 1L year. 80% less gunners.

Only have a few more days till freedom, and somehow took an even slacker schedule in the Spring. Can't complain about any of that.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Sandro » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:36 pm

I will be applying to IUb in the next few days, although I'm kind of afraid of even having the option to pay 150k+ to go to school in..... Indiana. Help ?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:56 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I will be applying to IUb in the next few days, although I'm kind of afraid of even having the option to pay 150k+ to go to school in..... Indiana. Help ?


I would say, by all means, don't pay $150K to go to school. If you have better options, then by all means (ex. scholarship at top 14). I'm not going to pretend IU it magic, but they have been much better than their respective peers in scholarship money. Please post when you have some offers and options.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby danquayle » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I will be applying to IUb in the next few days, although I'm kind of afraid of even having the option to pay 150k+ to go to school in..... Indiana. Help ?


Be like a fisherman: cast your net wide, see what you reel in, and then figure out whether its marketable.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Mulliganstew » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Two finals done. Two more to go. I believe that Income Tax may be the toughest final I'll ever take. I feel like we've been over the entire tax code, but we've barely scratched the surface.

Edit: And Bloomington is riddled with drugs. After working in the PD's office over the summer, I can tell you where to go if you want cocaine or heroin. That knowledge terrifies me.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby gatorhoosier » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:57 am

Good luck on the Income tax final. I'm looking forward to taking that class. I wonder how much different the law school tax classes are from graduate accounting/tax work.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:30 pm

gatorhoosier wrote:Good luck on the Income tax final. I'm looking forward to taking that class. I wonder how much different the law school tax classes are from graduate accounting/tax work.


I have a few friends that were accounting majors in my tax class and they said the class was significantly different. It helped give a basic background but it really did not help with much of the class.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:07 am

gatorhoosier wrote:Good luck on the Income tax final. I'm looking forward to taking that class. I wonder how much different the law school tax classes are from graduate accounting/tax work.


Of the ~20 people I have talked to in income tax, I will bet you don't look forward to it. I may take it next year, but I won't like it.

Congrats to those who are done. I sincerely hate you for putting this semester behind you... I have just another day or so.

Oh, for the 1L's: I would recommend Williams for Con law, Stake for Property, and Steele for legal professions. If you do not have those professors, you are likely fucked next year.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Bankhead » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 am

Sue is a great Property teacher, and I've heard good things about Conkle as well.

Who is teaching Legal Professions this year?

Anyway, congrats on being done with a semester, guys.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:40 am

Bankhead wrote:Sue is a great Property teacher, and I've heard good things about Conkle as well.

Who is teaching Legal Professions this year?

Anyway, congrats on being done with a semester, guys.


Heard great things about Sue as well. Just her tests are harder than Stake's.

Robel is apparently no longer teaching LP. It's Steele, Weng, and some new person. I would hope for Steele if I was a 1L. I feel so helpless for these poor souls, they can't even get out from a Baude class.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:47 pm

Bankhead wrote:Who is teaching Legal Professions this year?


Steele, Silver, & Weng. 4 sections. Steele has 2 of them.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby gatorhoosier » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:47 pm

Only Heidt left. What's a tort? Who is Calabresi?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Mulliganstew » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:10 am

If you do have Baude for Con law, just enjoy his stories and then go home and read the supplement he recommends. You won't get much out of the actual class.




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