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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:34 am

The only firm I know to have posted so far is Foster, Swift. Perhaps folks can update here when they get a new preselect so that we can all frantically rush to Symplicity and F5 refresh.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:23 am

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:24 am

Jones Day

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Chippy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:26 pm

Jones Day and their 5 slots, lol. At least they aren't wasting people's time. :lol:

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:17 pm

Chippy wrote:Jones Day and their 5 slots, lol. At least they aren't wasting people's time. :lol:


Oddly enough, 14 people are slotted for interviews.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby thisbigolclub » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:41 pm

Exeter wrote:IU-B still has the best ASW in the history of ASW's. Damn that was fun.


Exeter, are you referring to the "cocktail party" at the local watering hole on the Friday night before Spring Law Day?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby twairlines » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:30 am

Looking for help on some of my first semester professors...Any info about them is greatly appreciated. (Firsthand/ or from what you have heard)
Torts: Heidt
Contracts: Buxbaum
CivPro: Orenstein
LWR: Robert Downey (jr?)
Crim law: Ryan Scott
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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:06 am

Buxbaum will be one of the best, if not the best, professor(s) you will have in law school. Be diligent, keep up with the reading and write a thorough yet straight forward exam answer that does not beat around the bush. She doesn't appreciate a lot of unnecessary words. She gives a fair amount of A-'s but it is very tough to get an A. She will know everyone's name in the class on day 1 an it will never cease to amaze you.

Scott is another star. His cold calls are tough but only because he isnt afraid to keep probing, and he does so with a good dose of humor. Be sure to take the optional practice exam he offers at the mid point of the semester. The feedback on this exam is very helpful and it winds up being an exceptional proxy for the real thing. Dressler's "Understanding Crim Law" is a must have for this class, keep referring to it as the class progresses. His exam will have some very challenging multiple choice questions that should not be taken lightly but the main thrust of the test will be how well you string arguments together. Focus big time on his style of analysis and how he pieces arguments together, he is someone that will award extra points for well reasoned arguments even if they may be slightly off topic.

LRW is pass fail so don't work much on that. It can be an incredible time sink if you let it, my sincere recommendation is that you don't.

EDIT: It is interesting that Buxbaum assigned Farnsworth, that was the hornbook I was going to reccomend.

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Postby twairlines » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:26 am

downstream, that is great to hear that I have at least two stellar teachers in my lineup. I actually sat through the session that Scott held during Spring Law Day, and I definitely took note of his use of humor. Thank you for the insight, I really appreciated it!

Also, are the summer starters spread pretty evenly amongst the section or are they typically saturated in one section more so than the others?
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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:28 am

Opinions?

Boshkoff
Bradley
Buxbaum
Ochoa
Brown


Go!
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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby c-monster » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:33 am

I've got

Ochoa
Hoffmann
Heidt (I've heard about him)
Shreve (who uses his own books)

Any info would be awesome.

Also, in a summer attempt to prepare I bought hornbooks and e&es for my classes. My hornbooks are the big ugly green ones. Are those any good?

Thanks!

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby crazyblink653 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:39 am

twairlines wrote:downstream, that is great to hear that I have at least two stellar teachers in my lineup. I actually sat through the session that Scott held during Spring Law Day, and I definitely took note of his use of humor. Thank you for the insight, I really appreciated it!

Also, are the summer starters spread pretty evenly amongst the section or are they typically saturated in one section more so than the others?


i only had orenstein out of those four, but she was, in my opinion, one of the better professors I had. She is incredibly friendly and a good person to get to know outside of class. she also has very generous grade distribution (though she gives very few As, she gives a TON of A-s, which makes up for it if you put in the work learning the material). I also don't know if she'll do this again last year, but she teaches a little differently from the other civ pro profs in that she doesn't use a casebook. rather, she taught out of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and then supplemented that with other readings. at the very least, not having to by a casebook is obviously nice.

EDIT: i was a summer starter and the summer starters are spread pretty evenly across sections (though it did seem like there was one section that had a disproportionately high number).

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby crazyblink653 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:45 am

Verity wrote:Opinions?

Boshkoff
Bradley
Heidt
Geyh
DuBois


Go!


I only had Bradley and DuBois from that group. DuBois is an awesome LRW professor. I think she was one of the better ones (as I heard some not so great things from students who had others). She is kind of stingy with grading, but it doesn't really matter unless you're gunning for a HP.

Bradley is..interesting. He's a little outdated in my opinion. he focuses way too much attention on the Model Penal Code, in my opinion. However, you MUST do the reading for his class. he cold calls (it's actually pretty gentle in that he asks a few questions then moves on) and if you haven't done the reading he gets visibly annoyed. also, his exam is pretty shitty, but it's not too hard to do well. his MC questions are poorly written, but his issue spot section is VERY easy to master by doing the TONS of practice exams that he has available on e-reserve. If you do everyone and effectively learn the MPC, you should be fine.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:53 pm

Cool.
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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Chippy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:25 pm

Ochoa isn't a great professor, I really wish that I had gotten Buxbaum. The only good part about Ochoa is that she extremely left leaning, making it really easy to write a hack policy essay that appeals to her. Scariest exam I have taken though, considering the time constraints and the content requirements (but did very well).

Bradley is the best professor on the face of the earth. Easy exam, plus you get hugh hefner with a bowtie.

Text book protips:

Don't buy from the bookstore, its a scam. Use a combo of used/rental books (search engine is dealoz.com) with library checkouts. You need to buy E+Es, but the vast majority of good hornbooks are available in the library for free.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:46 pm

Here is my lineup:

Buxbaum
Scott
Gjerdingen
Orenstein
Reichard

Man, I am sure going to miss having Wednesday off like I did in undergrad! Looks like we all have much different schedules. Any insight on these professors? I was told that students will be selling used textbooks on the 20th. Hopefully they will have enough to go around. Anyway to see what assignments we have for the first day of classes? They will probably email us.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby lah88 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:29 pm

I found my class schedule but how do I find the required books? When I click on "view/order textbooks" nothing happens.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby c-monster » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:33 pm

lah88 wrote:I found my class schedule but how do I find the required books? When I click on "view/order textbooks" nothing happens.


It will be in a popup window, and then you have to click a link to the bookstore. If that doesn't work, here is a link to the book list for 1L courses: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby twairlines » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:36 pm

lah,
I had the same issue....cause I was on my Mac today. It appears to be a problem with safari (I'm assuming that is your browser as well). If you have firefox or IE on your computer than try using those to open it.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby lah88 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:40 pm

twairlines wrote:lah,
I had the same issue....cause I was on my Mac today. It appears to be a problem with safari (I'm assuming that is your browser as well). If you have firefox or IE on your computer than try using those to open it.


Got it! Thanks so much!

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:10 pm

Some of you were lucky enough to get my professors from last year:

Buxbaum - Excellent teacher. Super nice. Simply an all star. Not as funny as Scott, but that's fine, I don't need comedians all the time.

Scott - Also an excellent teacher AND super funny. Not "law professor funny", but "real person funny." Plays music at the beginning of each class that relates to the material.

Shreve - Everyone likes him, more or less. I thought that he was just an okay teacher, not at all bad, but not incredible. Still, he's funny and not afraid to make a joke or two at a student's expense but does it in a friendly way. Wears awesome suit/bowtie combinations.

Orenstein - I didn't have her, but everyone says that she's really easy to visit in her office, etc.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:24 pm

lah88 wrote:I found my class schedule but how do I find the required books? When I click on "view/order textbooks" nothing happens.


If the IU site isn't working, then go to the TIS site and select your course numbers.
http://tisbookiu.com/SelectTermDept.aspx

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby c-monster » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Does anybody have any info on hoffmann?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:59 am

When would we typically get our syllabi? Is there usually reading required for the first class?

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