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San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:20:15 PM »
Okay folks, what do you plan on doing when/if you need extra cash - work study or not? I don't hsve rich parents or a rich uncle and my budget (personal and finaid) just about covers everything I'll need (or at least the things USD thinks I'll need) while in school. I'm toying with the idea to have some extra cash just in case ....

Upperclassmen - have you tried workstudy in LS? If so how was it balancing both? If you haven't had a personal experience do you know of friends who did it and what their experiences were?


San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 26, 2007, 09:49:20 PM »
Re: Insurance

It's good to know the school offers it 'cause I called today and the guy that I spoke with said all they had was a health service office where we would pay for services as needed.

I found my roomate on craigslist. I looked in the Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Clairemont, LaJolla, Old Town, areas.

Was told by a 2L to stay away from Normal Heights, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Golden Hill and Northbrook areas.

San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 26, 2007, 12:36:20 PM »
Thanks Law9486 for your advice.

I have another question:
So what are most people doing for insurance. Called Admissions office and was told they don't offer insurance packages. Are people buying private insurance? If so can you please give info?


San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 21, 2007, 02:02:25 AM »
the books were new, i do extensive writing/highlighting in my books so i opted to get new instead of used (esp since by the time i got there there were no more used books first semester)...basically, first semester you have 3 classes plus skills...each class will need a casebook (between $100-130) and maybe a supplement (i only had 2 require supplements all year and they were both under $30)...skills had 3 books which added up to about $100, but again, you can get away with not getting them imo...what you need to know will be covered in class and it doesn't really contain any real useful of them was good as a reference once in a while, but it was far from necessary...

Thanks. Sno and any other upperclassmen:

Do you mind sharing what your typical week was like 1l? When classes started and ended? How many days a week did you have classes? Did you stay in the library after class to study or did you go home? Basically what your strategy was to keep up with readings, etc.

I know some of these things will be addressed at orientation but i'm freaking out a little not knowing what to expect till then.

Thanks again.

San Diego / Re: To Have a Car or Not
« on: July 19, 2007, 09:01:24 PM »
Thanks guys looks like that's what I'm going to have to do.

San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 19, 2007, 08:57:29 PM »
Thanks Sno and Law9486 for your input. Nice to hear that there'll be a used book sale.

Sno the cost of 1st semester books - were your books all used, all new or a combo 'cause $500 seems reasonable for new books.

Sno and Law9486 how were you able to get away with not opening lawyering skills books? Did you use library resources or was the class just easy enough that you didn't need the books?


San Diego / To Have a Car or Not
« on: July 18, 2007, 01:36:58 PM »
Hi folks,

I'm moving to SD from out of town. Does anyone know how convenient it is not to have a car? Are most people going to bring theirs or buy one?

I found an apartment not too far from the trolley but I'm not sure how convenient it'll be getting to school, dragging books etc., or even if the public transportation system is reliable.

Those that will have cars how are you budgeting for gas, insurance and parking. Anyone willing to share what their range looks like?

It would suck not being able to venture far from my apartment but I will be saving some money without a car.

Is it worth not having a car in SD?


San Diego / Re: USD 2007
« on: July 18, 2007, 01:30:13 PM »
To current students or any 0ls in-the-know,

Please help. How much does it cost to buy books each semester? The allocated amount for books seemed rather low - I know I spent way more than that in college.

Since we won't get our list of books till orientation how do we search for used books before then? Are there usually postings of used books on campus?


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