Cornell Class of 2018

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:10 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:That's what I did, basically. I would make sure you nurture your super preference though. I blasted through mine on the first go around and I regret my decision.

And thus, I will use my 3000th post to wish you luck on getting into Federal Appellate Practice.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Yeezus » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Are the classes that appear for pre-registration the only ones available for Fall 2016? I'm kinda confused since I don't see any Evidence classes being offered and barely any Crim classes.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:48 pm

Yeezus wrote:Are the classes that appear for pre-registration the only ones available for Fall 2016? I'm kinda confused since I don't see any Evidence classes being offered and barely any Crim classes.

Only Fall. You don't preregister for Spring class until November. You can see a Fall and Spring side-by-side comparison here: https://support.law.cornell.edu/Student ... tegory.cfm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:07 pm

Any upperclassmen advice on classes to take or classes/professors to avoid? Not really sure where to start with this course selection, but particularly interested in crim.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:09 pm

smiles123 wrote:Any upperclassmen advice on classes to take or classes/professors to avoid? Not really sure where to start with this course selection, but particularly interested in crim.

The only classes I took being offered this Fall are trial ad, federal criminal practice, and first amendment. First Amendment was chill.

Would not recommend trial ad, since you can no longer use a P/F on it and they're not offering evidence this semester. Criminal Defense Trial Clinic is also supposed to be less work than trial ad and likely guaranteed A- even without evidence, but also very little guidance on what to do.

Ethical Issues in Criminal Investigation would be a good way to satisfy the professional responsibility requirement without taking LGL, as long as you don't mind taking another seminar down the road to satisfy the writing requirement. If not that, Garvey has a crimlaw seminar in the timeslot after that. Federal Criminal Practice is also at that time, and that was a great class. Final was a brief that took about 4 days to write. Haven't heard anything negative about CrimPro with Marguiles. Substance will likely overlap a bit with Federal Criminal Practice.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runinthefront » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:10 pm

Lavitz wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Any upperclassmen advice on classes to take or classes/professors to avoid? Not really sure where to start with this course selection, but particularly interested in crim.

The only classes I took being offered this Fall are trial ad, federal criminal practice, and first amendment. First Amendment was chill.

Would not recommend trial ad, since you can no longer use a P/F on it and they're not offering evidence this semester. Criminal Defense Trial Clinic is also supposed to be less work than trial ad and likely guaranteed A- even without evidence, but also very little guidance on what to do.

Ethical Issues in Criminal Investigation would be a good way to satisfy the professional responsibility requirement without taking LGL, as long as you don't mind taking another seminar down the road to satisfy the writing requirement. If not that, Garvey has a crimlaw seminar in the timeslot after that. Federal Criminal Practice is also at that time, and that was a great class. Final was a brief that took about 4 days to write. Haven't heard anything negative about CrimPro with Marguiles. Substance will likely overlap a bit with Federal Criminal Practice.


Trial Ad is S/U only this year.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:21 pm

runinthefront wrote:Trial Ad is S/U only this year.

Oh, could've sworn it said "No S/U grading allowed" when I last looked at it.

In that case, I recommend trial ad.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:13 am

Thanks for the recommendations!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Finley » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:41 am

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:42 am

Finley wrote:sign up for all the classes of interest, see what comes out the other end, and then do add-drop between those

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Finley » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:43 am

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby betty_bojangles » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:18 pm

Does anyone have opinions on these classes? I'm most concerned with workload, professor quality, and grade protecting. Anything is helpful! Most of these aren't on the course eval sites...

Contemporary American Jury (Hans)
Alexander's Property Colloquium
Ethical Issues in Crim Investigations (Bachrach)
Pretrial Practice (Radice and Siegfried)
Garvey's seminar
Federal Criminal Practice (Feldman)
Arbitration Law and Practice (Ranieri and Yusem)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runinthefront » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:26 pm

betty_bojangles wrote:Does anyone have opinions on these classes? I'm most concerned with workload, professor quality, and grade protecting. Anything is helpful! Most of these aren't on the course eval sites...

Contemporary American Jury (Hans)
Alexander's Property Colloquium
Ethical Issues in Crim Investigations (Bachrach)
Pretrial Practice (Radice and Siegfried)
Garvey's seminar
Federal Criminal Practice (Feldman)
Arbitration Law and Practice (Ranieri and Yusem)


PM'd.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:09 pm

How do you tell which classes are limited enrollment/lottery classes and which ones have unlimited enrollment?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:32 pm

smiles123 wrote:How do you tell which classes are limited enrollment/lottery classes and which ones have unlimited enrollment?

http://support.law.cornell.edu/Students ... /index.cfm

The ones with limited enrollment say "Limited enrollment."

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby swedishfish » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:58 am

Have Lawyering Honors Fellows been contacted yet? If it's by section, anyone know what sections have announced their selections?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:22 pm

Still making adjustments to my final schedule.

I was curious if any 3Ls have information on the following professors or courses:
Crim Pro with Marguiles or Employment Law with Schwab-- trying to decide between the two. Also, insurance law with Heise or Health Law with Whitehead.
Particularly interested in how the teacher/course was, the workload, the curve, the test type (I tend not to do so hot on horserace typing tests).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby scofield0183 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:13 pm

Has anyone taken Research and Analysis in Law Practice by Hall before? Is the workload heavy? Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:11 pm

smiles123 wrote:Still making adjustments to my final schedule.

I was curious if any 3Ls have information on the following professors or courses:
Crim Pro with Marguiles or Employment Law with Schwab-- trying to decide between the two. Also, insurance law with Heise or Health Law with Whitehead.
Particularly interested in how the teacher/course was, the workload, the curve, the test type (I tend not to do so hot on horserace typing tests).


Employment law is the truth. Schwab is a great professor and the class is really interesting (and relevant in practice). I highly recommend it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby future!jd12 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:07 pm

whats the deal with Bankruptcy with Lienau? there isn't final exam scheduled - how do grades work?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:06 pm

Anyone have recommendations on clinics to to take or to avoid next semester? Also, any insight from 3Ls on the 3 credit trial ad class? Thanks!




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