Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby gatorhoosier » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:28 pm

Tortzilla is a Torts outline. Everyone will have it. I can email it to you if you want.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:06 pm

You still have to know the stuff in tortzilla though. I essentially used it as a study checklist to make sure I knew everything, that's about it.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RooksWS6 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:26 pm

gatorhoosier wrote:Tortzilla is a Torts outline. Everyone will have it. I can email it to you if you want.


Thanks! I will pm you my email addy.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby jsvaughn » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:08 pm

Hey guys, im a rising senior in undergrad (graduating in dec), and IU-B is definitely on my short list. Hopefully I will get accepted with some $ because out of state tuition is pretty high

For anyone who knows the school or is a rising 2L or 3L, what are you favorite things about the school?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby c-monster » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:40 am

I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere on this long threat, but in general how is the personal environment at the law school? I imagine it being pretty friendly, but I was just wondering about some of the experiences of you people who have attended.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby chihuahua12 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:05 am

If anyone is still looking for a place to live, I'm looking for someone to take over my aug-july lease at poolside (430 S. Dunn St.) for a 1 bedroom. PM if interested.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:32 pm

jsvaughn wrote:Hey guys, im a rising senior in undergrad (graduating in dec), and IU-B is definitely on my short list. Hopefully I will get accepted with some $ because out of state tuition is pretty high

For anyone who knows the school or is a rising 2L or 3L, what are you favorite things about the school?


Favorite thing #1 is the attitude of the students. It's competitive in that people try hard, but everyone is nice to each other, treats each other with respect, and generally helps one another out with readings, concepts, etc. Indiana students retain their humanity throughout law school.

Favorite thing #2 is the professors. I've been pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:28 pm

LogosEther wrote:
jsvaughn wrote:Hey guys, im a rising senior in undergrad (graduating in dec), and IU-B is definitely on my short list. Hopefully I will get accepted with some $ because out of state tuition is pretty high

For anyone who knows the school or is a rising 2L or 3L, what are you favorite things about the school?


Favorite thing #1 is the attitude of the students. It's competitive in that people try hard, but everyone is nice to each other, treats each other with respect, and generally helps one another out with readings, concepts, etc. Indiana students retain their humanity throughout law school.

Favorite thing #2 is the professors. I've been pleasantly surprised.



definitely agreed on both. While most places do have great profs, #1 is really lacking at other schools.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby crazyblink653 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:33 pm

If any rising 1Ls are looking for places to live for the upcoming year, I have a great place that i'm looking to get out of ASAP (I'm transferring). PM me if you want more details/pics, and I may be willing to sweeten the deal if you take over my lease (which runs until the end of next July).

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:13 am

Has anyone taken:

I.P. Survey with Janis;
Bankruptcy with Long;
Int'l Bus. Trans. with Fidler; and/or
Accounting for Lawyers with Hilycord?

I'm trying to decide on the final course to put in my schedule and while they all sounds appealing, I'd like to have some student feedback. Even if you have had the course, but not the professor, or the professor, but not the course, I would welcome your thoughts. Thanks all.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby OneShotFinch128 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Does anyone know if they released the 2010-2011 Scribe Award winners? Or does anyone know when they are going to release them?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby clickclackowner » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:13 pm

I wonder how many folks are going to drop out- doesn't look like there much there for people beyond the top 1/3 of the class. OCI looks ruff, although I don't really have much to compare it against.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:30 pm

RMstratosphere wrote:Has anyone taken:

I.P. Survey with Janis;
Bankruptcy with Long;
Int'l Bus. Trans. with Fidler; and/or
Accounting for Lawyers with Hilycord?

I'm trying to decide on the final course to put in my schedule and while they all sounds appealing, I'd like to have some student feedback. Even if you have had the course, but not the professor, or the professor, but not the course, I would welcome your thoughts. Thanks all.


I have NOT taken Account for Lawyers, but a friend told me that it's actually useful, not too difficult, and an easy way to pick up a couple of early credits.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:10 pm

LogosEther wrote:
RMstratosphere wrote:Has anyone taken:

I.P. Survey with Janis;
Bankruptcy with Long;
Int'l Bus. Trans. with Fidler; and/or
Accounting for Lawyers with Hilycord?

I'm trying to decide on the final course to put in my schedule and while they all sounds appealing, I'd like to have some student feedback. Even if you have had the course, but not the professor, or the professor, but not the course, I would welcome your thoughts. Thanks all.


I have NOT taken Account for Lawyers, but a friend told me that it's actually useful, not too difficult, and an easy way to pick up a couple of early credits.


Thank you for the feedback. That's the course I'm leaning too and the remarks that I've heard before. I'll take the consensus as evidence of accuracy.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:12 pm

crazyblink653 wrote:If any rising 1Ls are looking for places to live for the upcoming year, I have a great place that i'm looking to get out of ASAP (I'm transferring). PM me if you want more details/pics, and I may be willing to sweeten the deal if you take over my lease (which runs until the end of next July).


:(

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby lah88 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:52 am

Hi everyone, I'm an incoming 1L. I think I remember reading that we would be able to choose our professor for Torts. Who would you recommend?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:44 pm

lah88 wrote:Hi everyone, I'm an incoming 1L. I think I remember reading that we would be able to choose our professor for Torts. Who would you recommend?


Gjerdingen.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:16 am

lah88 wrote:Hi everyone, I'm an incoming 1L. I think I remember reading that we would be able to choose our professor for Torts. Who would you recommend?


There was a lot of discussion on it recently, past few pages, I think.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby vmiller » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:48 pm

Ok, reading the debate about the torts profs does not seem to be helping me make a decision on how to preference....the email we just got says we get to rank them from 1-3. Seems like the discussion is mainly between Gjerdy and Height....so is the consensus that Brown should definitely be ranked 3rd? I'm thinking about tossing a coin between the other 2 because they seem to be so vehemently love/hate, and this semester is most likely going to be hellish no matter the token choice I get to make. Any other suggestions before I do that and get back to my 0L summer of doing nothing?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Chippy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:25 pm

vmiller wrote:Ok, reading the debate about the torts profs does not seem to be helping me make a decision on how to preference....the email we just got says we get to rank them from 1-3. Seems like the discussion is mainly between Gjerdy and Height....so is the consensus that Brown should definitely be ranked 3rd? I'm thinking about tossing a coin between the other 2 because they seem to be so vehemently love/hate, and this semester is most likely going to be hellish no matter the token choice I get to make. Any other suggestions before I do that and get back to my 0L summer of doing nothing?


It really is a none choice because in the end everyone is on the same curve.
Gjerdy is a fine professor, although I am not completely sure he understands the material really well. He is a bit of the utility, switch hitting infielder of the law school. He will hold your hand through the material and is extremely nice.
Hedit, from what my friends say, is going to scare the shit out of you but you will probably be a better student for it.
Really depends on your personality.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Chippy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:26 pm

Anyone think the secondary journals are worthwhile? Or are they too time consuming for the "theoretical" boost to your resume?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:18 pm

Chippy wrote:
vmiller wrote:Ok, reading the debate about the torts profs does not seem to be helping me make a decision on how to preference....the email we just got says we get to rank them from 1-3. Seems like the discussion is mainly between Gjerdy and Height....so is the consensus that Brown should definitely be ranked 3rd? I'm thinking about tossing a coin between the other 2 because they seem to be so vehemently love/hate, and this semester is most likely going to be hellish no matter the token choice I get to make. Any other suggestions before I do that and get back to my 0L summer of doing nothing?


It really is a none choice because in the end everyone is on the same curve.
Gjerdy is a fine professor, although I am not completely sure he understands the material really well. He is a bit of the utility, switch hitting infielder of the law school. He will hold your hand through the material and is extremely nice.
Hedit, from what my friends say, is going to scare the shit out of you but you will probably be a better student for it.
Really depends on your personality.


It's not a non-choice. The professors have very different teaching styles that might make particular students excel. Don't throw course strategy out the window just because the classes are curved. Gjerdingen, for example, has historically graded with a very low standard deviation (which is not prescribed by the rules), though last year he used a more typical one.

And Gjerdingen definitely understands the material. I'm not sure why, as a 0L, you would say something like that. He has taught longer than many of the 0Ls have been alive.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Chippy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:33 pm

I'm a 2L. And as someone that has studied economics- the guy fundamentally doesn't get or misrepresents Posner and Coases arguments half the time.

I learned far more from the hornbooks than any of the rinse-and-repeat phraseology that came out of his mouth. Then again, in-class time was essentially worthless for the vast majority of my classes.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:41 pm

Chippy wrote:I'm a 2L. And as someone that has studied economics- the guy fundamentally doesn't get or misrepresents Posner and Coases arguments half the time.

I learned far more from the hornbooks than any of the rinse-and-repeat phraseology that came out of his mouth. Then again, in-class time was essentially worthless for the vast majority of my classes.


Oh if you're a 2L, then yeah, feel free to say whatever, haha... I realize that might sound sarcastic, but it's not, I thought you were just some 0L who's repeating stuff. Well FWIW, I liked Gjerdy a lot. This just illustrates how peoples' opinions really differ on these profs, I guess.




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