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re: Greenbergs

3Ls get preference in the lottery so if you're a 2L you almost HAVE to put the Greenberg at #1 to have a shot because 20 people will have almost certainly signed up by the time they roll back to you if you rank it #2.

That being said I really enjoyed it and am going to try for another one this year - probably Baird just for a little variety.


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Huh. Quite a few (recent) graduates are back teaching as adjuncts. I see one 2007 grad on the booklist, a 2008 grad just accepted a fellowship here so I imagine he'll teach something, and I was recently told that another 2008 grad was going to be teaching something in the fall.

Also, if anyone is looking for recommendations, two of my most favorite classes are being taught in the fall: Mortara's FedJur (far and away the best) and Bernstein's Legal Scholarship (depends on the kind of person you are).

List is still pretty incomplete, it seems, just going on the fact that at least one 1L class is meaning (don't see either Torts or Property, and I assume at least one of them will be in the fall).

2007 = Keller?

Who are the others?

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http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/registrar/booklist

Booklist for fall is up; you can see which class/prof combos are being offered but not the times. I imagine the class schedule is not too far behind.

Most interesting things based on my glance: no Henderson for Corporations, Baird is teaching Secured Transactions and Mortara is coming back for Fed Jur.

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Law School Applications / Re: 3.35, LSAT >170 - Target schools?
« on: August 06, 2009, 07:11:39 PM »
Get a real LSAT score and then come back.

None of the other stuff you mentioned really stood out, so you'll be just another splitter if you get 170+

If you manage to get 170+, then I think lower T14 may be possible, especially if you apply ED.

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For happy hour?

Nah, to go home.


This Firm /= BIGLAW

I'm just stopping in on my lunch break.
  Congrats to everyone who made journals.  And congrats to those who aren't doing a journal.  Alright, back to work.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Religion? You can still go to church on Sundays (or shul on Saturdays, or what have you), no?


Says the man who has yet to work BIGLAW.

At my office, everyone leaves at 5pm.

and then returns at 5:01?

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Religion? You can still go to church on Sundays (or shul on Saturdays, or what have you), no?


Says the man who has yet to work BIGLAW.

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Bottom line: don't stress out over any one class, it's all completely random.

To be fair: not completely random. But also very difficult to predict. The crucial insight from these posts is to try your hardest at your classes, but not to focus on any one over the other (unless, for example, you know you want to be a real estate lawyer -- you should probably focus on property).


Not random in the sense that grades are like profs throwing darts on a board, but random in the sense that ex-ante it's impossible to predict how you'll do in a course. At least that's been my experience. My best grade over 2 years is in a class that I was convinced that I had gotten a C in. Preparation was fine, went to class, studied, etc... just didn't think I clicked on the exam.

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One comment: never get too emotionally invested in any particular professor or grade.  Remember that your professors, for all intents and purposes, live on a floating academic world, and you may never get to that world if you don't surpass an arbitrary point on the curve.  They are not your friends, and, unlike undergraduate, no one class matters.  Plus, much of it is totally useless.

This is actually a very important thought. I got very emotionally invested in a class/professor (e.g. really enjoyed the class, did all of the reading, spoke with prof out of class, studied like mad for the exam) and medianed the class. It didn't change my experience but I was a little floored by it. When it came time for clerkship recommendations it was a little odd b/c I had assumed this prof would be a great recommender, but it's hard for the prof to say how smart you are when you got a 177 in their class. Contrast that with another class where I skated by and got an 180 and had to work after the class was over to get to know the professor a little for rec purposes.

Bottom line: don't stress out over any one class, it's all completely random.

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