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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu May 27, 2010 12:23 pm

Question for Patrick and other current law students. I saw that Coyne does not allow laptops, how many other profs do not allow laptops? And do you think this was a good or bad move for you, personally, if you had them?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:49 pm

Exactly half of my professors allowed laptops and half did not. My highest grades last semester came in one class which allowed laptops and one which did not.

The more important question is how each professor tests you. Do they allow outlines for the finals? What's the test format (multiple choice v. essay; take home v. traditional timed)? How many supplements you'll have to use to learn enough for a high grade? Are the tests graded on a curve or merits-based? You get the picture.

Since your professors are set for the first year depending on which section you're in, there's not a lot you can do to avoid certain professors in lieu of others. However, you need to pay very close attention, from the start, to how each professor teaches. Talk to other students who did well in that class previously to find out exactly what works and what doesn't. For as hard as law school is, you can still very easily game the system by knowing what's coming and investing your time/effort accordingly.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu May 27, 2010 9:13 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Exactly half of my professors allowed laptops and half did not. My highest grades last semester came in one class which allowed laptops and one which did not.

The more important question is how each professor tests you. Do they allow outlines for the finals? What's the test format (multiple choice v. essay; take home v. traditional timed)? How many supplements you'll have to use to learn enough for a high grade? Are the tests graded on a curve or merits-based? You get the picture.

Since your professors are set for the first year depending on which section you're in, there's not a lot you can do to avoid certain professors in lieu of others. However, you need to pay very close attention, from the start, to how each professor teaches. Talk to other students who did well in that class previously to find out exactly what works and what doesn't. For as hard as law school is, you can still very easily game the system by knowing what's coming and investing your time/effort accordingly.


Thanks Patrick, it sounds like I may need to be buying you several beers over the next few months, so that I can glean as much info as necessary.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:05 am

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer plans. Party the 25th if anyone's going to be in Norman. PM me for details.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Texan09 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:30 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Hope everyone is enjoying their summer plans. Party the 25th if anyone's going to be in Norman. PM me for details.


Class of 2013 has a FB group and they created an event for the party. I will be there. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:09 am

Texan09 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Hope everyone is enjoying their summer plans. Party the 25th if anyone's going to be in Norman. PM me for details.


Class of 2013 has a FB group and they created an event for the party. I will be there. Looking forward to meeting you.


My wife and I plan on being there. I am assuming spouses are invited.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:18 pm

Anyone and everyone who has been at OU Law, is there now or will be next year is more than welcome. Spouses/significant others included.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Texan09 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:09 pm

Section assignments are out. Does OU section stack?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:42 pm

You won't get a straight answer to that question. Better to lower your head and do your best in class. More important question: who do you have as your professors?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby washed out » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:58 am

What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:23 pm

washed out wrote:What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.

PM'd

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:33 pm

washed out wrote:What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.


I have the same stack of classes, though I am in Section 4. I had heard that Coyne would have been a interesting one, kinda sad that I didn't get him. If your numbers were 603, you are actually in section 4, Susan posted it on Facebook. 600 - Section 1
601 - Section 2
602 - Section 3
603 - Section 4

So any other section 4's out there?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:33 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
washed out wrote:What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.

PM'd


Patrick, will you hit me up with that too?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby washed out » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:11 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:So any other section 4's out there?


In that case, I'm in section 4 with you too.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:14 pm

washed out wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:So any other section 4's out there?


In that case, I'm in section 4 with you too.


nice! If you don't want to out yourself, I understand, but if you want, you can PM me, and I will send you my personal info. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:22 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:Patrick, will you hit me up with that too?


PM'd

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:32 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:Patrick, will you hit me up with that too?


PM'd


THX. Glad you sent it where you did!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Texan09 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:28 pm

I'm also in section 4.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Texan09 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:37 am

isaiah6v8 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
washed out wrote:What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.

PM'd


Patrick, will you hit me up with that too?


If anyone wants to copy me on the message it would be appreciated.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:16 pm

so far there are three of us from Texas in Section 4. Interesting.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:32 pm

Texan09 wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
washed out wrote:What do you think, Patrick?

Swank (Civ Pro)
Knippenberg (Contracts)
Winchell (Legal Research)
Meazell (Torts)
Scaperlanda (Constitution Law)

Section 3

I was warned about somebody...but I can't remember.

PM'd


Patrick, will you hit me up with that too?


If anyone wants to copy me on the message it would be appreciated.


PM'd

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby starrynight62 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:08 pm

I'm section 2:

CivPro (Gensler)
Contracts (Mccall)
Legal Research (Bangs)
Torts (Coats)
ConLaw (Tepker)

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:14 pm

starrynight62 wrote:I'm section 2:

CivPro (Gensler)
Contracts (Mccall)
Legal Research (Bangs)
Torts (Coats)
ConLaw (Tepker)


Maybe my favorite section.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby howe11 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:46 pm

Section 1

CivPro (Capel)
Contracts (Kershen)
Legal Research (Mullins)
Torts (Kutner)
ConLaw (Robertson)

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Texan09 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:04 pm

Patrick, do you know which professors in our sections don't allow laptops? It still blows my mind that it's even an option to not allow students to use laptops.




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