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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: August 12, 2005, 04:29:32 PM »
It looks like I'm in Legal Methods A1.  And the first News Digest of the year seems to be up on the website, but the file is messed up when I try to open it.

Also, for anyone interested, the reservation at the Melting Pot for 5:30 Monday evening is under (my name!).  If you're thinking of attending, give a shout here or via PM if you haven't already so that I can shrink or grow the number of people as needed.

And if you're unfamiliar with the area, the Melting Pot is just a couple of minutes south of campus on 202, in the Independence Mall (which you can recognize by the bell, because, yes, apparently the world needed a strip mall modeled after Independence Mall).

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: August 11, 2005, 09:00:19 AM »
Don't look now, but first assignments are up.  So far, less reading than I expected, although my Torts class doesn't have an assignment yet.

Not that it matters to me, since I'm not getting books until the Bursar frees up my seat deposit on Monday.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: August 02, 2005, 07:44:26 PM »
Using very dubious powers of guestimation, I made a reservation for six people at the Melting Pot, 5:30 on Monday the 15th (if you've never done fondue, the reservation is on the early side because the meal takes *hours*).  I think we could adjust up or down if we end up with a larger or smaller number, but I wanted to at least have us on the books. 

I'll put my name in this thread later next week so we can find each other, although I asked them to make a note that it would be a group of students who wouldn't necessarily have met before.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: August 01, 2005, 07:30:00 AM »
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Wow, now I'm getting scared after looking at my future prof's!!

Also keep in mind that while sites like that can be really valuable and accurate on some points, I think disgruntled people are more likely to take action and leave a rating than people who are merely satisfied or even really happy with a professor.  So the site is likely a bit skewed towards the miserable, you know?  And the reasons for why people dislike a prof may not always have much to do with the prof's actual abilities; it might just be a personality mismatch or a result of the student's own underperformance or unpreparedness.  I would take negative ratings as a warning to really be on your toes, not a promise that the class is going to be a horrible experience.  And for the record, a couple of my favorite undergrad profs -- people I consider my mentors -- have some harsh negative ratings on their ratemyprofessor accounts.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: July 30, 2005, 07:41:32 PM »
Soontobeout, your input is completely appreciated!

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1L professors take significant points off your exam for "off class topic" discussions.

This is a relief!  And it's a point I haven't heard discussed much, so thanks.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Widener DE Pre-Orientation Dinner Poll
« on: July 26, 2005, 10:41:39 AM »
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I only recommended the Melting Pot because it forces diners to interact with each other and provides instant conversation.

Exactly.  But also, let us not forget the intrinsic merits of melty cheese.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: July 26, 2005, 08:29:46 AM »
Also, consider that it *might* be better not to have assignments and books hanging around, tempting us to try to learn and do stuff in our last open days before the insanity gets started.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Widener DE Pre-Orientation Dinner Poll
« on: July 25, 2005, 08:57:35 PM »
Twarga, your suggestion of the Melting Pot is tempting -- although I think we're still open to objections if it poses a huge problem for someone.  It is a tad pricey, but less so when you're splitting with a group, and I feel like if ever there are dinners to splurge on, this is one of them.

For those new to the area, other nice options along the stretch of 202 near school that I can remember off the top of my head include: Utage (sushi and other Japanese), Nirvana (Indian, buffet-style), Bertucci's (Italian), Jasmine (Asian fusion), a couple of Chinese places with names that escape me at the moment, Hibachi, as well as an assortment of TGIFriday's-type mall-ish fare.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: July 25, 2005, 08:50:42 PM »
I do know that Widener always puts first assignments (for classes, as opposed to the orientation assignments) up on their website before classes begin...as to how early they put them up prior to the fall session, I don't know.  I suspect it may be during orientation week itself.  Since I found out my deposit can go towards books as of the 15th, I guess I won't be getting started until then anyway.

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Widener DE Pre-Orientation Dinner Poll
« on: July 25, 2005, 11:48:49 AM »
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We should do this Monday after class.  We won't have anything better to do... and we can all have the 'what the heck was I thinking' conversation.

Good call -- I was thinking about people who might have to worry about other mouths to feed, but if we made the reservation around 6 or after, even off-campus people would have a chance to run home if necesaary.  I can't modify the stupid poll, but feel free to add your votes for Monday here in the comments.

Whatever night we come up with, I will add a couple of seats to the reservation for anyone who finds they can make it after thinking they couldn't or for any latecomers to the board.

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