Cornell Class of 2018

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Gkmc
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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Gkmc » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:29 pm

DebtAverse wrote:Anyone know if we need our computers tomorrow? Looks like they aren't required until Saturday, but I'm not sure.


I don't think so, and I wasn't planning on bringing one tomorrow.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Class of 2017 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:59 pm

If you havent bought your books yet - definitely check Myron's List - very compelling value this year (including my own personal listing) :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 pm

Does anyone know of good supplements for CivPro? Already struggling with that casebook.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Yea All Right » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:20 pm

smiles123 wrote:Does anyone know of good supplements for CivPro? Already struggling with that casebook.


Freer's treatise is universally recommended for CivPro

Also, if you sign up with BarBri you get access to their online lectures which are fantastic (saved me in CivPro and Property)
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runthetrap1990
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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Yea All Right wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Does anyone know of good supplements for CivPro? Already struggling with that casebook.


Freer's treatise is universally recommended for CivPro

Also, if you sign up with BarBri you get access to their online lectures which are fantastic (saved me in CivPro and Property)



I've heard its good, but I'm on Team Glannon Guide and Glannon E&E.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runinthefront » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:47 pm

I used the Glannon/Glannon combo during first semester & Freer during second semester.

The trick is really just remembering the rules though. Also, be sure to write in the actually rule book.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:05 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Yeezus » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:26 pm

Is our Civ Pro reading supposed to make sense? I may as well have not read it since I'll be embarrassed either way if I get cold called tomorrow.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:27 pm

Yeezus wrote:Is our Civ Pro reading supposed to make sense? I may as well have not read it since I'll be embarrassed either way if I get cold called tomorrow.

No.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:34 pm

Yeezus wrote:Is our Civ Pro reading supposed to make sense? I may as well have not read it since I'll be embarrassed either way if I get cold called tomorrow.


if this is sibbach, she has a dilemma.

That said, let jesus take the wheel on cold calls this week—i promise you no one cares if you crash and burn (and it's part of the fun during the first week)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby future!jd12 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:40 pm

Yea All Right wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Does anyone know of good supplements for CivPro? Already struggling with that casebook.


Freer's treatise is universally recommended for CivPro

Also, if you sign up with BarBri you get access to their online lectures which are fantastic (saved me in CivPro and Property)


Just need to sign up through the barbri website?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:45 pm

future!jd12 wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:
smiles123 wrote:Does anyone know of good supplements for CivPro? Already struggling with that casebook.


Freer's treatise is universally recommended for CivPro

Also, if you sign up with BarBri you get access to their online lectures which are fantastic (saved me in CivPro and Property)


Just need to sign up through the barbri website?

Yes, but a deposit will be required.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Yeezus » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:13 pm

Question for upperclassmen who had BHS first semester. How important will Sibbach be for the final exam?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:21 pm

Yeezus wrote:Question for upperclassmen who had BHS first semester. How important will Sibbach be for the final exam?

I think it was involved in a multiple choice question? Maybe two? Not sure if she'll even do multiple choice again. It factors into the Erie doctrine, which you'll learn at the end, and understanding all of that will be more important. You can't really understand Sibbach in isolation anyway, so stop worrying about it and move on to whatever material is next. You'll figure it out at the end.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:35 pm

Yeezus wrote:Question for upperclassmen who had BHS first semester. How important will Sibbach be for the final exam?



Zero questions for us on Sibbach on multiple choice. However, Ms. Sibbach comes back again for Erie (as previously mentioned).

For now, just realize that Sibbach is a hazing ritual.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby HatGuy1256 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:34 pm

Hi guys,

I was wondering what supplements are recommended for Wendel and Taylor? Not sure what to get.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:31 pm

HatGuy1256 wrote:Hi guys,

I was wondering what supplements are recommended for Wendel and Taylor? Not sure what to get.


For Taylor, consensus has been you want Hillman's hornbook.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:33 pm

HatGuy1256 wrote:Hi guys,

I was wondering what supplements are recommended for Wendel and Taylor? Not sure what to get.


Wendel recommends some book by some dude I think is named kenneth abrams or something like that. This is from memory so don't quote me. It'll probably be on sale during the CLS book/supplement sale this week.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby HatGuy1256 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Thanks! What's the best place to study at in the library?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:26 pm

HatGuy1256 wrote:Thanks! What's the best place to study at in the library?


If you can use headphones and block out people coming to talk to you and shit, reading room is fine. Other people do carrells. It's whatever works for you.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:35 pm

bombaysippin wrote:
HatGuy1256 wrote:Thanks! What's the best place to study at in the library?


If you can use headphones and block out people coming to talk to you and shit, reading room is fine. Other people do carrells. It's whatever works for you.


I personally prefer G Floor or B Floor Carrels. Reading room can get distracting from time to time and it's not great if you like to buckle down and focus (see: friends saying hi, etc.).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:04 am

What clubs have outline banks? I didn't know this was something that existed until a few days ago when a 2L mentioned it. But now I think I'll be kicking myself come exam time if I don't join one.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:45 am

smiles123 wrote:What clubs have outline banks? I didn't know this was something that existed until a few days ago when a 2L mentioned it. But now I think I'll be kicking myself come exam time if I don't join one.

LALSA/BLSA/NALSA will have a joint one.

IALSA has one. BLS has one. I believe APALSA has one.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby deepseapartners » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:55 am

smiles123 wrote:What clubs have outline banks? I didn't know this was something that existed until a few days ago when a 2L mentioned it. But now I think I'll be kicking myself come exam time if I don't join one.


Outline banks can be very useful, but remember that nearly all of the outlines you'll see, especially in the vetted outline banks like the joint BLSA/LALSA/NALSA bank, were written by students either from scratch or by taking an old outline and deleting everything except the skeleton. It's extremely unlikely you will do well, particularly as a 1L, unless you work very hard on your own to understand the morass of information in your casebooks and class notes, and the best way for most people to do this is through writing their own outlines.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:22 am

deepseapartners wrote:
smiles123 wrote:What clubs have outline banks? I didn't know this was something that existed until a few days ago when a 2L mentioned it. But now I think I'll be kicking myself come exam time if I don't join one.


Outline banks can be very useful, but remember that nearly all of the outlines you'll see, especially in the vetted outline banks like the joint BLSA/LALSA/NALSA bank, were written by students either from scratch or by taking an old outline and deleting everything except the skeleton. It's extremely unlikely you will do well, particularly as a 1L, unless you work very hard on your own to understand the morass of information in your casebooks and class notes, and the best way for most people to do this is through writing their own outlines.


I can confirm this. I had an old CALI's outline for Hillman Contracts First Semester and got pretty boned in his class. Any and all classes that I made my own outline in I ended up doing very well in. Who knew.

That being said, old outlines are certainly helpful as a point of comparison and organization.




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