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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by Jojo » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:55 pm

just found out my books will be 800. Yuck!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by vhalcyon » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:59 pm

i spent 350 on two classes today. ugh.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by DSTned4Law » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:24 pm

So are there really no books for Contracts, or, has the professor just not updated their booklist yet?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by Jojo » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:59 am

Our contracts class had a copied packet that came out a few days before. Not sure if you will have that, but it might explain it.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by hov! » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:39 pm

Jojo wrote:Our contracts class had a copied packet that came out a few days before. Not sure if you will have that, but it might explain it.
Yea, if you have George she has her own class pack. And she is awesome.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by DSTned4Law » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:51 am

hov! wrote:
Jojo wrote:Our contracts class had a copied packet that came out a few days before. Not sure if you will have that, but it might explain it.
Yea, if you have George she has her own class pack. And she is awesome.
Okay, so forgive me if this makes me sound like a re-tard (think the character Alan discussing Rain Man in the movie "Hangover," lol) so do we have to purchase that class pack, or is it free? And, if it does cost, how much did it run you last year?

Indeed, both sections have George this year. What are current students' opinions on Suzanna Sherry, Nita Farahany, and Sharfstein? (I sat in on one of Sharfstein's classes during ASW and was soooo annoyed by his constant stuttering and "um, uh, um, uh's." Other than that, he seemed like a pretty nice guy...I just don't know how much I'll be able to focus during his class if I'm in section B. And what makes George so awesome? (I'll take your word for it, but I love details. lol).

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by Jojo » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:34 am

You have to buy it – probably at around 45 dollars. There are also some recommended texts that are good if you are confused, but George is so awesome, it is hard to be confused in that class. Her awesomeness includes:

1)calling on you in rows, so you know when you are up - and when she does call on you, she helps you if you are stuck instead of just staring at you while you flounder (ahem, Civ Pro profs, ahem);
2) Only using the case text and then discussing them – no unnecessary notes to read (this actually might change, as the book is being written and she might have added notes)
3) using powerpoints and posting them online so that you can review after class for things you missed.
4) explaining really well by diagramming on the board and using modern funny examples
5) having in class practice exams which she then goes over
6) having class competitions for which there are prizes (alcohol and candy )
7) bringing us donuts about 3 times a semester

She was quite possibly the best prof I had last year - although Maroney was also very good and if crim law wasn't such a complicated bitch of a subject, she may have gotten that title (she used many of the same tactics as george - powerpoint, prizes, funny examples).

edit: didn't have any of the other three profs you mentioned, so not commenting.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by rezipsa » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:44 am

Jojo wrote:You have to buy it – probably at around 45 dollars. There are also some recommended texts that are good if you are confused, but George is so awesome, it is hard to be confused in that class. Her awesomeness includes:

1)calling on you in rows, so you know when you are up - and when she does call on you, she helps you if you are stuck instead of just staring at you while you flounder (ahem, Civ Pro profs, ahem);
2) Only using the case text and then discussing them – no unnecessary notes to read (this actually might change, as the book is being written and she might have added notes)
3) using powerpoints and posting them online so that you can review after class for things you missed.
4) explaining really well by diagramming on the board and using modern funny examples
5) having in class practice exams which she then goes over
6) having class competitions for which there are prizes (alcohol and candy )
7) bringing us donuts about 3 times a semester

She was quite possibly the best prof I had last year - although Maroney was also very good and if crim law wasn't such a complicated bitch of a subject, she may have gotten that title (she used many of the same tactics as george - powerpoint, prizes, funny examples).

edit: didn't have any of the other three profs you mentioned, so not commenting.
She's also a cutie. Very well dressed.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by DSTned4Law » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:38 pm

rezipsa wrote:
Jojo wrote:You have to buy it – probably at around 45 dollars. There are also some recommended texts that are good if you are confused, but George is so awesome, it is hard to be confused in that class. Her awesomeness includes:

1)calling on you in rows, so you know when you are up - and when she does call on you, she helps you if you are stuck instead of just staring at you while you flounder (ahem, Civ Pro profs, ahem);
2) Only using the case text and then discussing them – no unnecessary notes to read (this actually might change, as the book is being written and she might have added notes)
3) using powerpoints and posting them online so that you can review after class for things you missed.
4) explaining really well by diagramming on the board and using modern funny examples
5) having in class practice exams which she then goes over
6) having class competitions for which there are prizes (alcohol and candy )
7) bringing us donuts about 3 times a semester

She was quite possibly the best prof I had last year - although Maroney was also very good and if crim law wasn't such a complicated bitch of a subject, she may have gotten that title (she used many of the same tactics as george - powerpoint, prizes, funny examples).

edit: didn't have any of the other three profs you mentioned, so not commenting.
She's also a cutie. Very well dressed.
:lol: . Rez, since I'm a chick, that piece of information does nothing for me, lol. But I'm sure the fellas in the class will love some eye candy while studying Ks.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by Jojo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:17 pm

Has anyone found books for less than the bookstore?
I checked amazon and lawbooks for less and they either didn't have them any cheaper or didn't have the right edition.
Advice before I pay Vandy $800?

Too late: did it. It was more like 500.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by gogators » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Schedule and Sections are posted!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by steindle » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:15 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by sstar » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:39 pm

rezipsa wrote:
tudo ben wrote:Hey, can anyone give a heads up on how to know what books to buy, for online buying purposes? From the Facebook thread, I've learned that the books for contracts and torts may be the same for each section, or may not be, and for everything else you need to know what section you're in first. So I guess that means bookstore? Any help would be great. Sorry if this has already been covered.
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Match the #'s w/ the courses.

LAW 603-01 Civil Procedure (A) Sherry, Suzanna MTW 9:25AM - 10:35AM 4 BM
LAW 606-01 Contracts (A) George, Tracey WRF 10:50AM - 12:00PM 4 REN
LAW 606-02 Contracts (B) George, Tracey WRF 2:00PM - 3:10PM 4 REN
LAW 614-01 Legal Writing I (A1 - Res) TBA M 11:00AM - 11:50AM 0
LAW 614-01 Legal Writing I (A1) TBA RF 1:00PM - 1:50PM 2
LAW 614-02 Legal Writing I (A2 - Res) TBA M 2:30PM - 3:20PM 0
LAW 614-02 Legal Writing I (A2) TBA RF 1:00PM - 1:50PM 2
LAW 614-03 Legal Writing I (A3 - Res) TBA T 11:00AM - 11:50AM 0
LAW 614-03 Legal Writing I (A3) TBA RF 1:00PM - 1:50PM 2
LAW 614-04 Legal Writing I (A4 - Res) TBA T 2:30PM - 3:20PM 0
LAW 614-04 Legal Writing I (A4) TBA RF 1:00PM - 1:50PM 2
LAW 614-05 Legal Writing I (B1 - Res) TBA M 11:00AM - 11:50AM 0
LAW 614-05 Legal Writing I (B1) TBA RF 9:40AM - 10:30AM 2
LAW 614-06 Legal Writing I (B2 - Res) TBA M 1:00PM - 1:50PM 0
LAW 614-06 Legal Writing I (B2) TBA RF 9:40AM - 10:30AM 2
LAW 614-07 Legal Writing I (B3 - Res) TBA T 11:00AM - 11:50AM 0
LAW 614-07 Legal Writing I (B3) TBA RF 9:40AM - 10:30AM 2
LAW 614-08 Legal Writing I (B4 - Res) TBA T 1:00PM - 1:50PM 0
LAW 614-08 Legal Writing I (B4) TBA RF 9:40AM - 10:30AM 2
LAW 620-01 Property (B) Sharfstein, Daniel WRF 10:50AM - 12:00PM 4 MOR
LAW 621-01 Torts (A) Farahany, Nita MTW 1:00PM - 2:10PM 4 MOR
LAW 621-02 Torts (B) Farahany, Nita MTW 9:25AM - 10:35AM 4 MOR
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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by Jojo » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:23 am

who is M.B.? a prof?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:39 pm

I'm so confused as to why some professors are teaching both sections. They cutting back?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by sstar » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:04 pm

Jojo wrote:who is M.B.? a prof?
visiting prof.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:54 pm

es star what up - you're never on gchat

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by sstar » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:58 pm

I know, right? My internet connection is shoddy at home and it's against work policy to use IM. Right now I'm "working" on my last judicial bench memo. :) My last day of work is next Friday so I'll probably be back in Nashville the following Saturday or Sunday.... I kinda miss Nashville. Good work on the the law school transparency site. How are things going for you? Are you living in the same place this year?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:16 pm

Ah, nice. I'm still going on my second job with an entertainment lawyer. Pretty interesting work. I think I'll be doing this throughout the fall, too. That's still TBD.

Nashville has been alright this summer. Kinda boring with so few people hanging around, but still a pretty good time. I'm actually in NC right now trying to land some interviews by cold-calling and following up with emails when I reach the voicemail. Working well - I recommend it while home. It's just depressing that firms either interview me or don't have a summer class. Considering I've only had a few interviews...that's a lot of firms without summer classes that usually have them. Granted, Charlotte is probably the worst legal market in the country, but still...oof.

I'm living in the Grove again, but in a 3BR townhouse in the Whitworth rather than the 2BR in the Richland. Living with two lovely ladies from Section A.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by vapula » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Jojo wrote:You have to buy it – probably at around 45 dollars. There are also some recommended texts that are good if you are confused, but George is so awesome, it is hard to be confused in that class. Her awesomeness includes:

1)calling on you in rows, so you know when you are up - and when she does call on you, she helps you if you are stuck instead of just staring at you while you flounder (ahem, Civ Pro profs, ahem);
2) Only using the case text and then discussing them – no unnecessary notes to read (this actually might change, as the book is being written and she might have added notes)
3) using powerpoints and posting them online so that you can review after class for things you missed.
4) explaining really well by diagramming on the board and using modern funny examples
5) having in class practice exams which she then goes over
6) having class competitions for which there are prizes (alcohol and candy )
7) bringing us donuts about 3 times a semester

She was quite possibly the best prof I had last year - although Maroney was also very good and if crim law wasn't such a complicated bitch of a subject, she may have gotten that title (she used many of the same tactics as george - powerpoint, prizes, funny examples).

edit: didn't have any of the other three profs you mentioned, so not commenting.
Found out last week I am in her section!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:08 pm

Kickball/football with the 1Ls was fun!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:58 pm

rez...where'd your post go?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by rezipsa » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:45 pm

jenesaislaw wrote:rez...where'd your post go?
How was Dan McG's?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by jenesaislaw » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:52 pm

I didn't go. I had too much to do.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2012

Post by rezipsa » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:52 am

Did Dean Morton post the class of 2012's #'s during orientation? Just interested to hear if our 25/75's went up...

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