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General Board / Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« on: March 30, 2009, 01:07:06 PM »
I am going to jump on the "I will be doing 100% criminal defense work and I did not like my crim class" bandwagon.

Of course, we spent nearly four weeks on RICO. Not my thing.

RICO seems kind of high speed for basic crim law.

Agreed. Especially since we found the time for it by doing murder very quickly and rape in a day. Huzzah. My Con Law class is the same way. Great material, and we spend weeks on the Dormant Commerce Clause. Blargh.


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General Board / Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« on: March 29, 2009, 11:59:58 PM »
I am going to jump on the "I will be doing 100% criminal defense work and I did not like my crim class" bandwagon.

Of course, we spent nearly four weeks on RICO. Not my thing.

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General Board / Re: Summer Housing Thread
« on: March 29, 2009, 11:51:10 PM »
New Orleans 1 BR Creole shotgun cottage with yard. $700/month.  I know everyone is coming here for summer, so don't push. Line forms to the left.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola New Orleans Thoughts?
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:56:22 PM »
I think I am thinking of somebody else. Sorry, I don't drop in here much anymore.

In this market, I would never blame anyone for how their particular search is going. Even if you worked hard, did well and are a likable person you can find yourself holding the bad end of the stick.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola New Orleans Thoughts?
« on: March 22, 2009, 05:11:51 PM »
I am not forgetting about Tulane. If you want to stay in New Orleans, especially if you want anything to do with politics or policy, LSU is the favored son.

The assumption is that Tulane kids will not be staying, since they come from all over. The LSU alumni network here is ginormous, and favors its own.

Not to say you can't get a job in NOLA coming from Tulane, you just have to overcome the perception that you aren't intending to stay.

And, the bottom of every class at Tulane struggles. I believe the guy you are referring to was at the bottom of his class. If not, mea culpa.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola New Orleans Thoughts?
« on: March 21, 2009, 09:20:29 PM »
They have great clinics, especially if you are into social justice work. Regional placement and it seems like LSU is favored over Loyola by the NOLA attorneys I have met.

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http://classschedule.tulane.edu/

Classes are up for Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

So, which ones are easiest/have teachers that don't cold call?

Houck is Houck, but I loved Natural Resources. I'm here for environmental law, though.
Millan (Hazardous Waste) doesn't cold call and his exam is take home. His class is horribly, miserably boring, though. I surfed the Internet the entire time.
Shields (Historic Preservation) doesn't cold call, and if they are still offering it as a seminar, your entire grade is attendance, a paper, and a powerpoint presentation.

Anyone who as questions about the environmental law program, feel free to PM me.

I was interested in HP, but I heard today it is sucktastic. It was 3d hand though. Thoughts?

I wish I could take the professor and not the class, but I am crim to the bone. Business/ transactional stuff makes me get the hives. Metzger/ Hoeffel are about it.



Why do I feel like there is going to be yet another pile of poo I could care less about that i have to take before I can get to the good stuff?

even worse is my feeling that this pile of poo is the good stuff

...I've got some bad news for y'all...


ohhhh, boy. are we done yet?


Historic Preservation sucks when you're actually sitting there in class. He drones on and on and on about historic preservation in New Orleans only. I learned nothing from the class time. He sends out an attendance sheet, though, so you have to be there.

On the bright side, he rarely cold calls. I stopped doing my reading after the second class and it didn't make a difference. The paper wasn't bad to write. I used pretty much all internet sources. It was almost like writing a term paper for undergrad. The 15 minute presentation was also easy.

So, if you want two easy credits and you don't mind surfing the internet for two straight hours a week, then you should take the class.

Danke. Sounds horrific.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 18-1
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:59:30 PM »
Patriots are going 14-2 next season.

 ::) ::)

But you're neglecting how they'll do in the playoffs.  Steelers again.

 >:(

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http://classschedule.tulane.edu/

Classes are up for Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

So, which ones are easiest/have teachers that don't cold call?

Houck is Houck, but I loved Natural Resources. I'm here for environmental law, though.
Millan (Hazardous Waste) doesn't cold call and his exam is take home. His class is horribly, miserably boring, though. I surfed the Internet the entire time.
Shields (Historic Preservation) doesn't cold call, and if they are still offering it as a seminar, your entire grade is attendance, a paper, and a powerpoint presentation.

Anyone who as questions about the environmental law program, feel free to PM me.

I was interested in HP, but I heard today it is sucktastic. It was 3d hand though. Thoughts?

I wish I could take the professor and not the class, but I am crim to the bone. Business/ transactional stuff makes me get the hives. Metzger/ Hoeffel are about it.



Why do I feel like there is going to be yet another pile of poo I could care less about that i have to take before I can get to the good stuff?

even worse is my feeling that this pile of poo is the good stuff

...I've got some bad news for y'all...


ohhhh, boy. are we done yet?

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Why do I feel like there is going to be yet another pile of poo I could care less about that i have to take before I can get to the good stuff?

What's the deal next year?

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