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MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5370 on: September 16, 2009, 10:02:48 PM »
What do you mean by "unreasonably" hard?

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« Reply #5371 on: September 16, 2009, 10:12:57 PM »
I had heard that Mortara was unreasonably hard...? Any thoughts on the differences between him and Strauss? I liked both Masur and Gersen, so I'm ambivalent as between them.

Gonna d-dub this, just FYI.

Gersen! All the cool kids will be in Gersen, and I think it's a better fit with two con laws, if you're still doing that. Take fed jur with Mortara next year.

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5372 on: September 17, 2009, 11:22:43 AM »
I heard a rumor that Mortara sets the median at 174.  He aims to separate the future CoA clerks from the posers.  Many people earn 173-5s, and a few hit 185s.

I assume that job searches are going well, considering almost every 2011 student in this thread is on Law Review.  Just don't take it for granted; it's a blessing.  I just had an interview with a firm that clearly had no intention of hiring me, so much so that I didn't interview with a single partner.

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5373 on: September 17, 2009, 12:38:38 PM »
I'll explain it this way: 

If you are a person who is happy to learn the material on your own, knowing that class will be a discussion of arcane minutiae between gunners (and you probably fit this label) and the professor, and thinks this outweighs open grade deflation, then you might enjoy taking it from one professor.

If you think it is a difficult subject and you would like to really understand it by the end of the quarter through a professor who explains clearly and leads well-focused class discussion, but with less theory, then you might enjoy taking it from the other.

There are people who fall into both camps.  I chose...poorly.

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5374 on: September 17, 2009, 01:40:55 PM »
I'll explain it this way: 

If you are a person who is happy to learn the material on your own, knowing that class will be a discussion of arcane minutiae between gunners (and you probably fit this label) and the professor, and thinks this outweighs open grade deflation, then you might enjoy taking it from one professor.

If you think it is a difficult subject and you would like to really understand it by the end of the quarter through a professor who explains clearly and leads well-focused class discussion, but with less theory, then you might enjoy taking it from the other.

There are people who fall into both camps.  I chose...poorly.


SB: Chemerinsky book useful for Mortara or just the casebook?

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5375 on: September 17, 2009, 02:04:29 PM »
I'll explain it this way: 

If you are a person who is happy to learn the material on your own, knowing that class will be a discussion of arcane minutiae between gunners (and you probably fit this label) and the professor, and thinks this outweighs open grade deflation, then you might enjoy taking it from one professor.

If you think it is a difficult subject and you would like to really understand it by the end of the quarter through a professor who explains clearly and leads well-focused class discussion, but with less theory, then you might enjoy taking it from the other.

There are people who fall into both camps.  I chose...poorly.


SB: Chemerinsky book useful for Mortara or just the casebook?

Very helpful.  I wish I had been reading it all along.

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5376 on: September 17, 2009, 03:23:50 PM »
Good tip, thanks. I'm still looking forward the class a lot but I'm not thrilled with the utter certainty of my low grade.

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5377 on: September 17, 2009, 06:06:18 PM »
I heard a rumor that Mortara sets the median at 174.  He aims to separate the future CoA clerks from the posers.  Many people earn 173-5s, and a few hit 185s.

Yeah, so thats not correct. None of those sentences are correct, actually. So... yeah.

Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5378 on: September 17, 2009, 06:25:48 PM »
I heard a rumor that Mortara sets the median at 174.  He aims to separate the future CoA clerks from the posers.  Many people earn 173-5s, and a few hit 185s.

Yeah, so thats not correct. None of those sentences are correct, actually. So... yeah.

What's your opinion about the Chemerinsky book? $50 is a lot of cash but I don't mind if it's helpful.

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5379 on: September 17, 2009, 08:50:37 PM »
I heard a rumor that Mortara sets the median at 174.  He aims to separate the future CoA clerks from the posers.  Many people earn 173-5s, and a few hit 185s.

Yeah, so thats not correct. None of those sentences are correct, actually. So... yeah.

What's your opinion about the Chemerinsky book? $50 is a lot of cash but I don't mind if it's helpful.


Yes, its pretty helpful. I never actually bought it (I just used the one in the library as a reference whenever it was necessary), but it wouldn't be a bad idea just to buy it. In hindsight, I probably would have done so.