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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5350 on: September 02, 2009, 08:18:39 PM »
RE: Class selection - FedJur with Mortara is supposedly an awesome class (I'm sure Strauss is good as well but I'm taking the Mortara one). If you're interested in taking Secured Transactions I'd take it with Baird since he rarely teaches it and Baird is a great teacher. The only class I would recommend waiting on would be Corporations and taking it with Henderson in the winter. I took 3 Henderson classes last year and enjoyed Corporations exponentially more than the others - he's just really good in it IMO.

I had Fed Jur with Strauss, and loved it. I also strongly disliked Corporations with Henderson. Different strokes, I suppose.

So so so so SO so true.

My best advice:  figure out what kind of professor your learn best from, and take classes with those types.  I like clear, well-organized classes.  Professors who explain well, run effective Socratic, and assign reading that will actually get covered float my boat.  Classes where the professor likes to go all over the place and raising your hand is encouraged drive me crazy.  Others find the opposite (direct is boring! discussion is fascinating!).

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5351 on: September 02, 2009, 08:57:26 PM »
I'm thinking I'll take:

Con Law I (Huq)
FedRegSec (Henderson)
Trademarks (Landes)
Antitrust (Picker)

Any advice is welcome, but I'm 85% set on that lineup.

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5352 on: September 02, 2009, 09:37:53 PM »
I think I'm going:

FedJur
Crim Pro II
Trusts and Estates
Legal Professions

and Food Law if I get in.

The alternative to that schedule is:
FedJur
ConLaw I
ConLaw III
Legal Professions

but I'd prefer the first.
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5353 on: September 02, 2009, 10:35:29 PM »
I'm doing:

Trusts and Estates
Introductory Income Tax (heard great things about Roin . . . I love very clear, organized professors)
Fundamentals of Accounting for Lawyers (if I get into it through lottery)
Advanced Legal Writing (ditto)

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5354 on: September 02, 2009, 10:49:17 PM »
Hey All...I will be an incoming 1L living at Regents in about a week. Do you guys know if the lake shore drive bike path goes all the way down to 61st street? And if it does, does anyone who lives at Regents ride their bike to class (I really abhor the whole idea of constantly needing to "catch the bus" to get home or to class)? Also, is it crazy to think I can ride my bike the 7 miles from Regents, up the shore, to union station  (I will be needing to visit my gf at U of I at least a few times during football season lol)?

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all!

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« Reply #5355 on: September 02, 2009, 11:21:51 PM »
I'm taking Antitrust with Picker, and probably ConLaw III with Cox (or Patents with Masur, but most likely ConLaw). Thats it for me, unless I get one of my lotto bids (I'm good with just two classes since I have a clinic and Intensive Trial Practice Workshop giving me four credits). Plus I loaded up enough during 2L year that I only need 28 credits this year. Which is useful because this quarter is otherwise going to be absolutely brutal.

I'm of a mixed opinion regarding Corps with Henderson. I think he's an entertaining teacher... and as someone who doesn't like Corps and isn't especially interested in the subject matter, it was nice having a prof who didn't really require me to come to class in order to do well (god bless his power points). Henderson, overall, is awesome though, so I recommend taking him.

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2
« Reply #5356 on: September 02, 2009, 11:23:11 PM »
Hey All...I will be an incoming 1L living at Regents in about a week. Do you guys know if the lake shore drive bike path goes all the way down to 61st street? And if it does, does anyone who lives at Regents ride their bike to class (I really abhor the whole idea of constantly needing to "catch the bus" to get home or to class)? Also, is it crazy to think I can ride my bike the 7 miles from Regents, up the shore, to union station  (I will be needing to visit my gf at U of I at least a few times during football season lol)?

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all!

I don't ride a bike, but I can say that I know a lot of people who rode their bike from Regents to the Law School (in good weather). The formal bike path may not go there, but enough people in HP ride their bikes on the streets that its not an issue (although its truly annoying to those of us who drive).
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5357 on: September 02, 2009, 11:27:55 PM »
Hey All...I will be an incoming 1L living at Regents in about a week. Do you guys know if the lake shore drive bike path goes all the way down to 61st street? And if it does, does anyone who lives at Regents ride their bike to class (I really abhor the whole idea of constantly needing to "catch the bus" to get home or to class)? Also, is it crazy to think I can ride my bike the 7 miles from Regents, up the shore, to union station  (I will be needing to visit my gf at U of I at least a few times during football season lol)?

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all!


As a fellow bike rider I can answer this. Like Anon said, it's very easy to ride down to the LS from Regents in good weather (or bad if you're brave) on the surface streets. You can definitely ride on the path down to 57th st if you'd like (it goes further but you need to cross under LSD at 57th) and then over to the LS. And yes, you can ride up to Union Station or take a bus up there for a couple of bucks. There are tons of bikers in HP so you'll be in good company; my best tip is to learn which streets are not so heavily traveled and ride those. I do this and have thus far avoided any problems with cars/people etc...
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5358 on: September 02, 2009, 11:29:06 PM »
I'm doing:

Trusts and Estates
Introductory Income Tax (heard great things about Roin . . . I love very clear, organized professors)
Fundamentals of Accounting for Lawyers (if I get into it through lottery)
Advanced Legal Writing (ditto)

I had Roin for Ks and Tax and I was not a fan. I never knew what the hell she wanted us to know so I got very little out of both classes and regretted taking them. However apparently I think Henderson is the bomb-diggity so to each his own.
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2
« Reply #5359 on: September 02, 2009, 11:32:10 PM »
I'm doing:

Trusts and Estates
Introductory Income Tax (heard great things about Roin . . . I love very clear, organized professors)
Fundamentals of Accounting for Lawyers (if I get into it through lottery)
Advanced Legal Writing (ditto)

Wow, that sounds so incredibly boring. I mean, I don't want to be judgmental about someone's class selections... but, seriously, that sounds brutal.
"I'm a genius, but I'm a misunderstood genius."
"What's misunderstood about you?"
"Nobody thinks I'm a genius."

"A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day."