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On 3/2/2018 at 9:47 PM, HarveySpecter1997 said:

Do people often choose Corporate over ethics? Or leave it till 2L?

I took ethics in 1L and left corporate to 2L. In my year it was a pretty even split (though I've heard that the year before way more people chose corporate). For my year, if you took ethics in 1L you took corporate in first semester of 2L. Vice versa if you chose the other way around. So it's not really that big of a deal. 

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On 3/2/2018 at 9:47 PM, HarveySpecter1997 said:

Do people often choose Corporate over ethics? Or leave it till 2L?

It varies. This year 150 students opted for corporate because they have a superstar prof teaching. So there is 20 of us who chose ethics. But in past years it has been a more even split. 

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112 Corporate, 75 Ethics last year if you want a clearer picture. 

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123 Corporate, 66 Ethics two years ago. You really can't go wrong with choosing to take Corporate or Ethics in 1L!

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13 hours ago, Cabaret said:

123 Corporate, 66 Ethics two years ago. You really can't go wrong with choosing to take Corporate or Ethics in 1L!

 

On 3/7/2018 at 8:59 AM, hmyo said:

112 Corporate, 75 Ethics last year if you want a clearer picture. 

 

On 3/7/2018 at 12:29 AM, Rebbox said:

It varies. This year 150 students opted for corporate because they have a superstar prof teaching. So there is 20 of us who chose ethics. But in past years it has been a more even split. 

How is the ethics class in general? I've heard from students at other schools that it was generally an easier class to do well in.

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11 hours ago, HarveySpecter1997 said:

 

 

How is the ethics class in general? I've heard from students at other schools that it was generally an easier class to do well in.

The content is generally easier; it is concerned more with LSUC rules, and pretty much just giving us the life advice of don't defraud your clients, etc. I can't yet speak to the difficulty of the exam, but they have given us three different options for evaluation ( a) 100% exam, b) three short papers and a 70% exam, c) one major research paper and a 70% exam). 

Most upper years advised us to take ethics in first year though as it is an easier class overall than corporate. And given that fewer people take it in first the class size is smaller so the curve is a bit easier to manage. 

Hope that helps! 

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On 3/12/2018 at 11:44 AM, HarveySpecter1997 said:

 

 

How is the ethics class in general? I've heard from students at other schools that it was generally an easier class to do well in.

i can't speak for everyone but in terms of content it was definitely really interesting (like way more interesting than it seems like it would be, it's all about LSUC rules but also cases where lawyers have broken those rules and had either civil suits or LSUC sanctions against them, which are really interesting). in terms of doing well, i've also heard that it's easier to do well in than corporate and less overwhelming. i personally am very happy that i chose ethics over corporate. i also personally don't think it makes that much of a difference whichever one you choose and you should just do whatever you want. 

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Do you think its a good ideA to have a roommate during 1L ? should the roommate also be a 1L or are undergrads ok

 

i have never lived away from home or had a roommate, so any input is appreciated. i enjoy going out and have good company around, and I'm a pretty social/easy going person... some people to do that with would be nice! but of course, i dont know if i can ensure my roommate(s) will be as academic oriented as I am, which is my only concern 

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2 hours ago, baconandmegs said:

What is your least favourite thing about western? 

Food on campus sucks, goddamn South Side first years clogging the bus for no goddamn reason, the LTC in general, and if you touch the floor the wrong way at Jack's, you'll give yourself an STD.

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On 3/13/2018 at 4:57 PM, sotiredofyork said:

Do you think its a good ideA to have a roommate during 1L ? should the roommate also be a 1L or are undergrads ok

 

i have never lived away from home or had a roommate, so any input is appreciated. i enjoy going out and have good company around, and I'm a pretty social/easy going person... some people to do that with would be nice! but of course, i dont know if i can ensure my roommate(s) will be as academic oriented as I am, which is my only concern 

I wouldn't live with an undergrad, they are uhh... undergraddy. 

I would get a law school roommate so you can commiserate together when assignments are due. Or at least someone who is in post-grad.

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Will the potential impending strike next year have any effect on the law school? 

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2 minutes ago, Flawgical said:

Will the potential impending strike next year have any effect on the law school? 

Not a 1L but current undergrad. It shouldn’t because it’s graduate TAs

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Considering 271 Platts Lane for next year. Anyone have any experience or thoughts? 

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Can any students speak to textbooks? Did you find you had to spend a lot of money on new books or do upper years usually sell theirs? I don't want to repeat undergrad of spending hundreds on brand new books I didn't need! 

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29 minutes ago, Roger5384 said:

Can any students speak to textbooks? Did you find you had to spend a lot of money on new books or do upper years usually sell theirs? I don't want to repeat undergrad of spending hundreds on brand new books I didn't need! 

 

In 1L, I bought everything new and it costed me about 800 dollars for all my courses. I resold all of them when I got to 2L for about half that. There is a pretty active re-sale market. Also note, the Ethics book is free if you take Ethics in 1L but I took Corporate.

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6 hours ago, Roger5384 said:

Can any students speak to textbooks? Did you find you had to spend a lot of money on new books or do upper years usually sell theirs? I don't want to repeat undergrad of spending hundreds on brand new books I didn't need! 

I only ever bought new books where I had to. In 1L, I was pickier about having current editions, so I had to purchase a few books. There's a good resale market, and I try to buy used wherever possible. 

In upper years, my book-buying declined every year. I'm in 3L now, and I think I bought one book all year. 

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