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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5400 on: September 17, 2009, 02:38:38 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.
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5401 on: September 17, 2009, 03:40:55 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.


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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5402 on: September 17, 2009, 04:04:29 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.
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It sounds so reasonable when you say it.

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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5403 on: September 17, 2009, 05:23:50 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 #5404 on: September 17, 2009, 08:06:18 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.
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5405 on: September 17, 2009, 08:25:48 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 #5406 on: September 17, 2009, 10:50:37 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.
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5407 on: September 17, 2009, 11:21:02 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.

2 for 2 = me buy it
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Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
« Reply #5408 on: September 20, 2009, 12:00:40 PM »
Transferring to Yale doesn't automatically guarantee you more success at OCI, despite what some people in this thread seem to believe.  We have an individual who transferred to Yale.  I recently spoke to him.  He didn't do very well at their OCI. 

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« Reply #5409 on: September 20, 2009, 01:32:45 PM »
Transferring to Yale doesn't automatically guarantee you more success at OCI, despite what some people in this thread seem to believe.  We have an individual who transferred to Yale.  I recently spoke to him.  He didn't do very well at their OCI. 

Well, that makes sense. The main reason you'd transfer to Yale after getting stellar grades at Chicago is because you want to go into academia. Recruiters aren't stupid. But it doesn't matter that much; said individual can get a fancy clerkship and leverage that into a nicer firm job if he so chooses.