SMU 2010!

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wellington
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:20 pm

Martin is not new. He's just coming back.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:09 am

kalvano wrote:Today could easily have been 2 hours.



Agree 100%

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:24 am

My mistake on Martin. That was what I was told by the SBA mentors, since they had no experience with him.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby iahurricane » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:53 am

wellington wrote:Martin is not new. He's just coming back.


No he's not. I had him last year for torts..

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:20 am

iahurricane wrote:No he's not. I had him last year for torts..


Want to hook us up with his bible? :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nouseforaname123 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:55 am

wellington wrote:
iahurricane wrote:No he's not. I had him last year for torts..


Want to hook us up with his bible? :)


Hate to break your heart but no Martin bible exists. Martin doesn't let students see their exams or provide a model answer. Nobody knows exactly what scores a point on his test. In fact, some tutors gave advice last semester on what to do on the exam and in the review session Martin then came out and explicitly said not to do that. The irony being that the tutors were selected by the ASAP program specifically because they did well in Martin's class.

I did well in Torts but I don't have the slightest clue as to what it was that earned my grades.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:47 pm

The schedule lists dinner tonight in the "Law Quad." Does that mean it will be outside?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:05 pm

There's a dinner tonight? I thought it was over at 3:30.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:06 pm

kalvano wrote:There's a dinner tonight? I thought it was over at 3:30.

It's on the evening schedule, so maybe it's only for the PT guys.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:35 pm

DavidB wrote:
kalvano wrote:There's a dinner tonight? I thought it was over at 3:30.

It's on the evening schedule, so maybe it's only for the PT guys.


Correct - just for PT students. And yes, dinner on the Quad means eating outside. In the heat. And humidity.

Unless you have cool mentors who will take you inside.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:37 pm

nontradintexas wrote:...Unless you have cool mentors who will take you inside.

Disaster averted--the meal was served inside!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:14 pm

nouseforaname123 wrote:Hate to break your heart but no Martin bible exists. Martin doesn't let students see their exams or provide a model answer. Nobody knows exactly what scores a point on his test. In fact, some tutors gave advice last semester on what to do on the exam and in the review session Martin then came out and explicitly said not to do that. The irony being that the tutors were selected by the ASAP program specifically because they did well in Martin's class.

I did well in Torts but I don't have the slightest clue as to what it was that earned my grades.


Wow, thanks for the heads up!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:36 pm

betasteve wrote:OK - I was outed within 5 minutes of meeting my mentees. Who the eff are you that outed me and in my group??? (Also, if I told you Martin was new—my apologies).

Everyone should be at Bar Review on Friday.


+1 to all of the above

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:57 pm

<--will be at bar review

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:08 pm

betasteve wrote:Everyone should be at Bar Review on Friday.



Unfortunately, I have to attend a birthday party.

I only met one person from this thread, which is kinda of sad yet also kind of a relief.

I also met one person who lurks but doesn't post.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:09 pm

Iconoclast wrote:<--will be at bar review


+1

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:09 pm

betasteve wrote:OK - I was outed within 5 minutes of meeting my mentees. Who the eff are you that outed me and in my group??? (Also, if I told you Martin was new—my apologies).

Everyone should be at Bar Review on Friday.


It wasn't me.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:10 pm

Thirteen wrote:
betasteve wrote:OK - I was outed within 5 minutes of meeting my mentees. Who the eff are you that outed me and in my group??? (Also, if I told you Martin was new—my apologies).

Everyone should be at Bar Review on Friday.


It wasn't me.



I don't have any male mentors, so unless my assumptions are seriously off-base, I don't think I am in your group.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:11 pm

Also, how fancy should this summer diagnostic be? Mine is only about a page and a half. I can make it longer, but I've pretty much said everything I want to say.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:14 pm

kalvano wrote:Also, how fancy should this summer diagnostic be? Mine is only about a page and a half. I can make it longer, but I've pretty much said everything I want to say.


Is it due tomorrow, or next week during our first class?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:15 pm

Thirteen wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, how fancy should this summer diagnostic be? Mine is only about a page and a half. I can make it longer, but I've pretty much said everything I want to say.


Is it due tomorrow, or next week during our first class?



Next week. Tomorrow is more of the same thing from Wednesday.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:31 pm

kalvano wrote:Also, how fancy should this summer diagnostic be? Mine is only about a page and a half. I can make it longer, but I've pretty much said everything I want to say.


I thought they gave a page recommendation. If not, a page and a half sounds just fine. It's not worth anything, anyway, you just have to turn something in that doesn't look like it was written by an illiterate person.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:34 pm

nontradintexas wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, how fancy should this summer diagnostic be? Mine is only about a page and a half. I can make it longer, but I've pretty much said everything I want to say.


I thought they gave a page recommendation. If not, a page and a half sounds just fine. It's not worth anything, anyway, you just have to turn something in that doesn't look like it was written by an illiterate person.



It says up to four pages.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:52 am

i don't see how i could write more than a single page on this diagnostic. . .

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:56 am

Crespi seems very cool. I spotted Thirteen in my class, finally, and I met UTL the other day.

I wish they had let the sections get together a little more during orientation, instead of it being broken up by LW sections.

I'm on the lookout for Betasteve. No idea what he looks, but he was a mentor, so that narrows it down.




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