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I just wanted to mention that I am currently a 3L who is looking forward to graduating in May. I strongly recommend purchasing StoreLaw if you use a laptop to type notes during class or do briefing on a computer at home. I have been using Storelaw since my first year and it is awesome. Storelaw costs about $50? and you can download pre-formatted outlines cited to your casebooks. The outlines are not "canned," as the outline provides a basic structure of the chapters, cases and points that follows your casebook. This is a major timesaver during class because all you have to do is fill in the outline as you read the cases and take notes. The software is a little expensive, but worth it. Also, I believe that Storelaw also allows you to download "canned" briefs into your outline, but I have not used that feature of the program.

Hope this helps!

BY FAR.....the best supplement to Civ Pro is the Gilbert's Legal Legends Civ Pro discs. Their property and future interests discs will get you through the exam for present property interests and future estates. These discs were a lifesaver for me. I had no idea what was going on in either class my first year, but I listened to the discs the week before the exams, while typing an outline along with it, and did very well in both classes. Good Luck!

Some advice, I have found the Gilbert's discs to be more helpful than the Sum & Substance tapes.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aids
« on: August 27, 2005, 05:41:30 PM »
Presently, I am a 2L. However, last year I spend a fortune on text study aids, (Examples and Explanations, High Court Case Briefs, etc...). I will say that I stopped reading these books 2 months into my first semester. With all of the required case readings assigned in law school, there just wasn't enought time to read MORE books. My solution was to purchase Gilbert and Sum & Substance audio CD's. They proved to be invaluable when studying for finals. Instead of getting bogged down reading boring material, I was able to listen to the CD's and type an ouline as I went along. This proved to be the best study method for me. I did extremely well on finals, just by briefly looking over notes and listening to the CD's. By far, the most helpful CD was Gilbert's CD on Civ Pro. I couldn't of passed that class without it. Hope this helps!

New England / Re: NESL?
« on: August 26, 2005, 12:00:17 AM »

Anyway, it seems like I'm outta the club cuz I'm in section D1 ... anyone else? I have Finneran, Sorenson, Bobrowski, and Plumeri.


     Good luck with Plummeri! I had her last year for torts and i can honestly say that she is a dry, sarcastic and rude professor who should win the prize for Wicked Witch of the Northeast! She is truly a nightmare, as you will see when you take her first quiz. Finneran, however, is an absolute doll! She actually makes an effort to entertain her students and keep the material interesting. Hope this tid bit helps!

Good Luck!

General Board / Is anyone studying abroad this summer?
« on: February 08, 2005, 02:19:14 PM »
I attend a law school on the east coast and will be spending the summer in Rome through Loyola University Chicago. Anyone else going abroad this summer? 

Pointless Arguments / Re: Annoying classmates
« on: January 25, 2005, 06:02:28 PM »
To "you know who you are,"

     You are constantly posting political topics and news articles on this board that NO ONE responds to! What the fvck? Don't you realize that the members on this board don't want a recap of today's New York Times? Every fvcking day, I am hoping to log on to this board and be amused by the common hatred. But no! Instead of hate and funny stories posted on the "HATE BOARD," I  see ten different news postings that few people read and even fewer people reply back to! Get a clue! You are like that "gunner" in class that everyone hates because she is too stupid to realize that all her classmates really want her to do is "shut the fvck up!" You seem to have diarrhea of the mouth, only its expressed in words on this board. Do you have no social skills at all? If you post 100 times in a row, taking up valuable space, and no one has replied....GIVE IT UP!!!!! Go post on the pre-law "love" board or join the Larry King chat room. I am here for the hate, not an analysis of current events!

General Board / Re: Note to Downy!!!
« on: January 25, 2005, 05:37:38 PM »
Hurley, you naive fool,

     You are not the first and won't be the last stupid m0therfucker to challenge Downy and end up crawling off this board with your minuscule tail in between your legs. Soon enough, you will be joining the likes of Louder Than Bombs in perpetual disgrace and shame. No one cares what you think of Downy! If you don't like him, find a new discussion board to post on!  Downy was here a long time before your moronic ass joined the discussion and he will be here long after you are run off this board by his supporters.
     You may wonder why I am such a strong advocate of Downy. Is it because I am his girlfriend, mother, study partner, proctologist? NO!!!!!! The one and only reason I have come out to rally the troops against your sorry ass is because of Downy's many charitable contributions to the members of this board. For instance, when I am having a *&^%*y day and want a good laugh, I log on to the board and feel sweaty and excited to see Downy humiliate you and your kind through his clever and humorous posts. Additionally, Downy has greatly contributed to my vocabulary of swear words and vulgar expressions. Finally, when I am feeling really hungover from smoking too much Crack the night before, I know that I can always read Downy's funny stories about stepping in sh*t when he was drunk. Downy stories always make me feel better and make me want to smoke some more weed!
     No one provides the kind of quality entertainment that Downy does! In other words, "back off jack ass" and don't rain on my parade! If I were you, I would slither off this board while you still have the chance to leave with some dignity intact! Of course, you can choose to disregard my warning and let the real games begin!!!!!

Pointless Arguments / Re: Annoying classmates
« on: December 17, 2004, 02:18:06 AM »
To: Post-exam debaters,

     Leave me the f**k alone! I don't want to talk to you about the final we just finished! I do not want to be questioned about the issues that I spotted or failed to spot. Do not bother me with your paranoia about the exam and try to make yourself feel better by attempting to extract my exam weaknesses. I don't care if you got an "A" on the exam or an "F." Therefore, you shouldn't give a sh** about my performance.
     I learned this lesson the hard way last week after my contracts exam. Some stupid bastard asked me which issues I spotted. When I told him, he said, "Oh, I don't think that U.C.C. code applied to the hypo." As a result, I ended up feeling like the class dumb ass for spotting the wrong issue until I spoke to the class genius and learned that he spotted the same issue as I did. Lesson learned: It doesn't matter what other people did or did not do on an exam. At this point, no one really knows how competent their fellow classmates are (with a few exceptions) until grades come out in Jan. Therefore, it is best to ignore these people and be confident in your own performance.
     Today, I took another exam and was disgusted by my fellow classmates who just had to discuss the exam afterwards. I could hear these people debating with one another about issues and trying to convince themselves that they had all of the right answers and everyone else sucked. Don't these pathetic people realize that it is fruitless to convince fellow classmates that they are smart and that all that really matters is whether they can convince the Prof. that they are exceptional on the exam?
     After an exam, it should be required that these post-exam parasites be gagged with a rubber ball and some duct tape. I would  volunteer to be the "insertion technician" and would enjoy stuffing a rubber ball in the big fat face holes that are the source of my annoyance.

I have 2 Macs at home and was concerned about their compatability with law school. However, Microsoft Virtual PC allows Macs to run window based programs. I suspect that you will be able to take the exams with no problem while running the Virtual PC software on a Mac. I currently run all of my windows based software (Storelaw, Cite It, etc..) on my Mac laptop.

General Board / Re: CiteIt! - anyone used it?
« on: November 30, 2004, 02:46:20 PM »
I used the program for my LRW final paper. In some ways, it works great. You can put in citiations with a double click. However, you have to customize the citation options because not all citation forms are in the template. Also, it does provide a direct link to Westlaw and allows you to store any relevant material in a notes section. However, once the material is in the notes section, the software does not allow you to cut and paste the material into your paper. I will continue to use the software, but I have to read the manual, which is quite lengthly, to figure out how to use the program to its full capacity.

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