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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: September 09, 2006, 03:37:58 PM »
I suspect most will find out about these details at orientation. Perhaps that's the intent...

And it turns out...we didn't find out at orientation. Harvard is just bad at communicating.

Agreed.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 29, 2006, 08:23:21 PM »
http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/2006-07/announce.htm

thanks for the helpful link!  seriously are we supposed to be so giddy about getting into hls that the whole leaving us with basically no clue about anything until the last minute deal is supposed to be acceptable?  if it weren't for lsd i feel like i wouldn't know anything about my classes, certainly wouldn't know about the first day reading assignments from this page...  so much for not being like the paper chase

I suspect most will find out about these details at orientation. Perhaps that's the intent...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 28, 2006, 09:55:12 PM »
Apparently prof Donahue does not allow laptops in his Property class...so much for taking all my notes on my computer...it's kind of annoying but I guess it's cool that he will be posting recordings of each class. I think I'm just going to end up typing up my handwritten notes after class. It'll be extra work but hopefully it'll make studying easier since my handwriting is terrible and after a while I can't read some of it or remember what I was trying to say...I guess I should probably work on that lol.

Same for Proff Mann (Section 4 and 6 - Property) re: no laptops

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 25, 2006, 09:12:21 PM »
We (Section 6) got our first assignment for Civ Pro today via email. At least I did. Something about reading 20+ pages, buying the required casebooks, supplement and additional reading, and completing some card Prof. Rubenstein left in our Hark mailbox by 5 PM September 1st.

Oh yes, we also have to download material from the course website.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 19, 2006, 10:30:02 PM »
Mystery prof exams!

For Section 4 & 6 - Property - Mann from Penn:
http://rapidshare.de/files/30047057/Property_-_Mann.zip.html  (Warning: It is over 5 MB!  Some big PDFs w/ model answers.) 

For Section 4 - Civ Pro - Cleveland from Texas:
http://rapidshare.de/files/30047168/CivPro_-_Cleveland.zip.html (This one is very tiny.  Only 3 exams, all from before 2000.  We will need a UT student I think to get any of the more recent Cleveland exams.)


Thanks panda! Great find.

Now all I need is a set for William Rubenstein (visiting from UCLA) and I'll be good to go.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 15, 2006, 09:43:09 PM »
The scoop on Mann from xoxo, fwiw:

Very perceptive; brutal socratic in class, but a very nice and considerate guy outside of class.

Mann's property exam is not a typing test. Make sure you write concisely and clearly.


more "Mann scoop". Seems positive all around. Now if we can only get some admitted Penn students to get us those old exams!

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=561677

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 14, 2006, 10:07:28 PM »
Found link for the rest of the professors in the sections.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/2006-07/1L_site_06-07/menu1L.htm

ooh super helpful thanks!  i'm a little dismayed as i hoped i'd have warren (based on last year's section 3 faculty and the fact that she is like the supreme being of the socratic method) but que sera.  i'm also a little disheartened by the somewhat dry ip class taught by weinreb that bass and i attended during the asw, plus the fact that he banned laptops in that class, but hey crim law is one of the more "fun" areas and it's inevitable that there will be a non-laptop class in my future, eh?

not to sound totally lame, but does anyone have like a good resource for finding out info on particular profs' teaching styles etc?


You can see student evaluations of the professors here, including one question on what their style is (socratic with no passing, socratic with passing, all volunteer, etc.):

http://internal.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/bsa/pubs/

This is good stuff. However, does anyone else find it odd that students can disagree re: the teaching style. For one professor 13 students thought the class was "Socratic, passing allowed", 30 described it as "Only voluntary participation" and 25 said "Lecture". Am I not reading this correctly? I guess “Lecture" and "Only voluntary participation" are similar…

Also, checkout http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/SelectTeacher.jsp?sid=4647 for info on some professors. Sure it's not representative (and likely biased) but the few I checked did seem consistent with the student evaluations on the internal HLS site.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 14, 2006, 09:28:32 PM »
I'm in section 6, too, jb

Section 6 here also...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 12, 2006, 04:13:34 PM »
So we've seen 4 sections, no repeats.  And I'm impatient.

Hey, careful or you won't get a section, Mr. Troublemaker.  Same goes for you Sanch.

hmmm... maybe I'll fall through the cracks and not get assigned to a section :)



No section = no reading, no exams.  I'm already jealous.

ooohhhhh I'd like that.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 12, 2006, 04:08:46 PM »
So we've seen 4 sections, no repeats.  And I'm impatient.

Hey, careful or you won't get a section, Mr. Troublemaker.  Same goes for you Sanch.

hmmm... maybe I'll fall through the cracks and not get assigned to a section :)

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