Cornell Class of 2018

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby TheatreofDreams » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Lavitz wrote:
TheatreofDreams wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
TheatreofDreams1 wrote:Is there a way I can get into the Cornell 2018 JD facebook group? For some reason I still can't get into this thing and have massive FOMO due to this.

Did you request to join? Is your facebook name different than your actual name?


Yep, full name and everything. It's not a big deal, but out of curiosity is "Hope Cornell" the admin for the group?

No, it's Cornell Law and Admitted Cornell. Maybe PM Admitted and be like "seriously, I'm starting 1L in 2 weeks and I really want to be in this group to know what's going on."

Don't worry, they denied me too. Granted I'm not actually a member of your class, but still, there are over 20 other upperclassmen in there.


Roger that. I'll get on that in the AM.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Babum » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:28 pm

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nawi226 wrote:This is probably something that has a different answer every year or two, but any knowledge of when we should arrive in Ithaca? I know classes start the 28th, but I'm not sure how much earlier we should arrive. I am living in Hughes, and the contract starts the 22nd I believe...

Then you should arrive when your contract starts. If you weren't in Hughes, it would be nice to arrive earlier to have more time to get settled, but it's not a big deal.


I may be late to the party but last year I asked housing to start my lease a couple days earlier and they did with no issue. Granted, I had to pay a per day fee of about $30 (I am not 100% sure).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby TheatreofDreams1 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:30 pm

Babum wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
nawi226 wrote:This is probably something that has a different answer every year or two, but any knowledge of when we should arrive in Ithaca? I know classes start the 28th, but I'm not sure how much earlier we should arrive. I am living in Hughes, and the contract starts the 22nd I believe...

Then you should arrive when your contract starts. If you weren't in Hughes, it would be nice to arrive earlier to have more time to get settled, but it's not a big deal.


I may be late to the party but last year I asked housing to start my lease a couple days earlier and they did with no issue. Granted, I had to pay a per day fee of about $30 (I am not 100% sure).


I just got an email from housing that said you can show up on 5/21 (For 13th South Ave).

Also FFS. Just realized Wilco will be playing in Ithaca's State Theatre on 9/23, but all the good seats are gone :(

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby SupremeLaw » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:14 pm

if any of you guys are on campus already and see members of the admissions committee, kindly ask them to accept some people off of the waitlist :wink:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:47 pm

Should we been getting our section assignments/schedules soon?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:50 pm

smiles123 wrote:Should we been getting our section assignments/schedules soon?

Probably beginning of next week.

As an aside, I will apparently be speaking at a panel at AOP. That should be entertaining for those of you going.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Sloth Hero » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:13 pm

Lavitz wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Should we been getting our section assignments/schedules soon?

Probably beginning of next week.

As an aside, I will apparently be speaking at a panel at AOP. That should be entertaining for those of you going.


I'm a 2L but I'll go to watch this. And ask questions.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Sloth Hero » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:24 pm

2L here (feels weird to say it). If anyone from the incoming class is coming to town early and wants to meet up at any of the bars that haven't burned down yet, shoot me a pm.

I'll give you the rundown on this place we call cornell law school.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:34 pm

Sloth Hero wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Should we been getting our section assignments/schedules soon?

Probably beginning of next week.

As an aside, I will apparently be speaking at a panel at AOP. That should be entertaining for those of you going.


I'm a 2L but I'll go to watch this. And ask questions.

I wish I had seen this before I offered to drive you to Wegmans.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby classof2018girl » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:04 pm

Any last minute admitted students looking to stay in a Large Bedroom in Hughes Hall let me know! I am looking to move out to live with a friend. Prime location to prevent walks in the cold!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:10 pm

Sloth Hero wrote:meet up at any of the bars that haven't burned down yet


last i heard the number keeps shrinking

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby asterisk » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:29 pm

Hello everyone! I have spent ages reading TLS and finally decided to come out and say "hello" before the semester started. I'll be arriving in Ithaca in just a couple days and I'm really looking forward to it!

(Also, I was genuinely sad to read about the Chapter House's burning down. It's like losing a brother you never knew you had till after he passed away :( )

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby TheatreofDreams » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:09 pm

Sloth Hero wrote:2L here (feels weird to say it). If anyone from the incoming class is coming to town early and wants to meet up at any of the bars that haven't burned down yet, shoot me a pm.

I'll give you the rundown on this place we call cornell law school.


Won't be getting there till the 20th. If there offer is still available for a time during orientation LMK.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Sloth Hero » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:02 am

asterisk wrote:Hello everyone! I have spent ages reading TLS and finally decided to come out and say "hello" before the semester started. I'll be arriving in Ithaca in just a couple days and I'm really looking forward to it!

(Also, I was genuinely sad to read about the Chapter House's burning down. It's like losing a brother you never knew you had till after he passed away :( )


A brother that shows up, takes your money, and leaves you sad and in a daze––yes.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:59 am

Sloth Hero wrote:
asterisk wrote:Hello everyone! I have spent ages reading TLS and finally decided to come out and say "hello" before the semester started. I'll be arriving in Ithaca in just a couple days and I'm really looking forward to it!

(Also, I was genuinely sad to read about the Chapter House's burning down. It's like losing a brother you never knew you had till after he passed away :( )


A brother that shows up, takes your money, and leaves you sad and in a daze––yes.

He'll be back.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby future!jd12 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:44 am

Upperclassmen - need your help. Below are my professors, please advise with any useful hints/recommended supplements! Thanks :)

Lawyering - Whelan

Torts - Wendel

Contracts - Taylor

Civ Pro - Clermont

Con Law - Johnson

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby TheatreofDreams » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:46 am

future!jd12 wrote:Upperclassmen - need your help. Below are my professors, please advise with any useful hints/recommended supplements! Thanks :)

Lawyering - Whelan

Torts - Wendel

Contracts - Taylor

Civ Pro - Clermont

Con Law - Johnson


Looks like we are in the same section, given the exact same schedule :D

Does anyone have advice on when I should buy books? Should I do it now, or wait until I get on campus for an upperclassman to sell me used books?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:02 am

TheatreofDreams wrote:Does anyone have advice on when I should buy books? Should I do it now, or wait until I get on campus for an upperclassman to sell me used books?

Your choice. Can compare used or new prices between Amazon, Cornell Store, Kraftees and myronslist.

You should buy used when available because there's no real benefit to spending more money on new unless you're really picky about underlining and highlighting. Upperclassmen should list books on myronslist. Or they'll ignore myronslist and just spam everyone with e-mails again. Either way, as long as it's a book upperclassmen used last year, you should be able to get it before classes start if you do wait until you're here.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:14 am

future!jd12 wrote:Upperclassmen - need your help. Below are my professors, please advise with any useful hints/recommended supplements! Thanks :)

Lawyering - Whelan

Torts - Wendel

Contracts - Taylor

Civ Pro - Clermont

Con Law - Johnson

Never had any of these. Except Clermont but that was in Spring.

Lawyering - you need no supplements.
Wendel - idk, I heard he recommended either the E&E or forms and fuctions of tort law. But really, torts is a class that doesn't require supplement use at all.
Contracts - Just buy Hillman's hornbook. Everyone will give you this same advice. And 2nd vs. 3rd edition shouldn't matter if you want to save money. Probably applies to any contracts prof. They're all using his casebook. Any other supplement is superfluous.
Clermont - lol, good luck. There are a ton of supplements you could theoretically use here. I just read his black letter outline and did the siegel's multiple choice book and did well, but that was in Spring. I've also heard good things about the Freer treatise and the Barbri lecture videos.
ConLaw- Chemerinsky works for pretty much any prof.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby asterisk » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:29 am

Lavitz wrote:
Sloth Hero wrote:
asterisk wrote:Hello everyone! I have spent ages reading TLS and finally decided to come out and say "hello" before the semester started. I'll be arriving in Ithaca in just a couple days and I'm really looking forward to it!

(Also, I was genuinely sad to read about the Chapter House's burning down. It's like losing a brother you never knew you had till after he passed away :( )


A brother that shows up, takes your money, and leaves you sad and in a daze––yes.

He'll be back.


Excellent! I'll practise drinking elsewhere till then.



I believe my schedule will look like this...
Con Law - Dorf
Contracts - Hillman
Civ Pro - Holden-Smith
Torts - Bowman
Lawyering - Atlas

Decent set of classes/professors, or should I start despairing?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:37 am

asterisk wrote:I believe my schedule will look like this...
Con Law - Dorf
Contracts - Hillman
Civ Pro - Holden-Smith
Torts - Bowman
Lawyering - Atlas

Decent set of classes/professors, or should I start despairing?

Depends. If you were hoping to slack off, then I guess despair, because Dorf, BHS, and Atlas are all intense. BHS in particular is the most feared cold-caller. But they're also all awesome. Dorf and Atlas would be great clerkship recs. Hillman is also the best contracts prof imo. I mean, it's his casebook.

So lineup's great, although I've heard mixed reviews of Bowman.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:41 am

As a reminder, you can figure out which letter section you are by looking at this calendar: https://support.law.cornell.edu/student ... hedule.pdf

So going by Lawyering sections if you have:
Atlas, you're A.
Freed, you're B.
Whelan, you're C.
McKee, you're D.
Bigoness, you're E.
Mooney, you're F.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Yeezus » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:50 am

Anybody else? Also, any advice from upperclassmen?

Contracts - Willis
Torts - Wendel
Civ Pro - Holden-Smith
Lawyering - McKee
Con Law - Tebbe

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby penguinJAM » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:56 am

Contracts: Hillman

Torts: Schwab

Constitutional Law: Johnson

Civil Procedure: Grossman

Lawyering: Bigoness

Anybody else in section E? Also how are my professors looking?

Edit: Also, how is Omarova as an advisor?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby hodzdoh » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:35 pm

Yeezus wrote:Anybody else? Also, any advice from upperclassmen?

Contracts - Willis
Torts - Wendel
Civ Pro - Holden-Smith
Lawyering - McKee
Con Law - Tebbe


+1, section D over here :)




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