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Post by proteinshake » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:41 am

awesome! I do have really strong ties to a secondary market so that's good to hear! thanks for all the advice everyone.

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Post by proteinshake » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:08 pm

how is LARW graded? it says it's 0 units on DukeHub and grading says "CNC" (idk what that means)

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Post by devilblue » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:12 pm

Credit/no credit for first semester, graded for 4.0 credits second semester

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Post by flashdril » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:44 pm

devilblue wrote:Credit/no credit for first semester, graded for 4.0 credits second semester
But first semester assignments count for the grade you get second semester so can't blow it off

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Post by proteinshake » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:23 pm

anything wrong with renting books through Amazon? we're not gonna need them after the first semester right? (aside from Legal Writing)

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Post by LegaleZy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 pm

I've rented books via Amazon and I've never had a problem. I highly recommended it. However, if you are huge highlighter or take extensive margin notes then reconsider renting since Amazon is a stickler for markings in the text.

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Post by proteinshake » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:20 pm

LegaleZy wrote:I've rented books via Amazon and I've never had a problem. I highly recommended it. However, if you are huge highlighter or take extensive margin notes then reconsider renting since Amazon is a stickler for markings in the text.
good to know, I'm neither so it sounds like a great option. thanks!

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Post by devilblue » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:36 am

Just FYI I wasn't either... until law school. I'd buy used 1st semester and see how it goes before renting cause they really are sticklers and it'll cost you either (a) a lot of money when they reject your books or (b) better grade performance if you want to be highlighting but feel like you can't.

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Post by proteinshake » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:32 am

devilblue wrote:Just FYI I wasn't either... until law school. I'd buy used 1st semester and see how it goes before renting cause they really are sticklers and it'll cost you either (a) a lot of money when they reject your books or (b) better grade performance if you want to be highlighting but feel like you can't.
do the used books from the bookstore not have a lot of highlighting?

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Post by devilblue » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:50 am

That's gonna be book dependent. Generally not too much, but honestly first semester having some highlighting is good because it makes it easier to find the important parts of the cases.....

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Post by proteinshake » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:52 am

devilblue wrote:That's gonna be book dependent. Generally not too much, but honestly first semester having some highlighting is good because it makes it easier to find the important parts of the cases.....
okay cool, the only books I rented were the case books for Contracts and Civil Procedure, would you recommend buying them used then?

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Post by devilblue » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:56 am

I would recommend buying all of them used but I don't think it's a big deal if you rented em... personal preference. Probably overthinking it and nothing to worry about

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Post by Nero21 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:02 pm

New to this thread but just wanted your honest opinion. Do you think Duke Law is worth it at sticker ? (over 200K in loans)

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Post by devilblue » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:20 am

Nero21 wrote:New to this thread but just wanted your honest opinion. Do you think Duke Law is worth it at sticker ? (over 200K in loans)
Highly dependent on your goals and other options. Feel free to pm me if you want to talk in specifics enough to have a meaningful discussion

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Post by TheBlueDevil » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:51 pm

Is softball optional or are all 1Ls expected to participate?

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Post by Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:59 am

TheBlueDevil wrote:Is softball optional or are all 1Ls expected to participate?

MANDATORY (jk)

This is secondhand but I believe everyone is put on a team (or technically small section is your team) but attendance and contribution is not required. 35 people is a pretty big social league team size so it probably shouldn't be a problem but personally id recommend at least attending the first couple (my opinion as someone who enjoys social soft/kickball leagues)

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Post by TheBlueDevil » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:54 pm

Does Duke have an old exam bank? How/where do you get practice exams?

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Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Post by devilblue » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:45 pm

There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.

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Post by SplitMyPants » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:30 pm

also i wouldn't worry about even looking at a practice exam until about beginning of november. IMO, looking at one can only do more harm than good at this point during 1L

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Post by TheBlueDevil » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:27 pm

devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.
But they'll all provide at least one eventually?

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Post by sparkytrainer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:39 pm

TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.
But they'll all provide at least one eventually?
Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.

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Post by TheBlueDevil » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:
TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.
But they'll all provide at least one eventually?
Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.
So what did you do in terms of exam prep?

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Post by sparkytrainer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 pm

TheBlueDevil wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
TheBlueDevil wrote:
devilblue wrote:There is no exam bank. Professors will put them online come mid-October or so. Some professors put a bunch, some put only 1 or 2.
But they'll all provide at least one eventually?
Some will, some wont. My first semester, I didn't have a single old exam provided to review amongst my three classes.
So what did you do in terms of exam prep?
You dont. Do sample exams online and outline. But other professors exams are usually useless for another professor.

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Post by AvatarMeelo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 pm

Is there anyone here who was in the JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law? In it now? Would like to pick your brains over PM if there's someone still reading this!

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Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Post by proteinshake » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm

any tips for Haagen's Contracts final?

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