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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop/book bags?
« on: August 03, 2008, 05:57:59 PM »
I use the Northface Recon.  It has a padded pouch for laptops which fits my IBM T60 perfectly. Have been able to fit up to three case books along with supplements, and the usual crap (charger, keys, power bar, ipod, phone, gloves, hat, etc).  I only carry it to my car, so i don't car how heavy it gets.

If you will be living on campus, I think it will be unnecessary to have a car.  There is public transportation nearby if you need to travel to nyc or elsewhere.  Though depending on public transportation on the weekends and at night can be frustrating.  I have a car only because I travel frequently to nyc so its more convenient for me.   I'm sure you will make friends and can bum a ride. We all do it.  Even if you live off campus but nearby, say jersey city, hoboken, montclair, etc a car may be unnecessary as they are easily accessible via the path or light rail.

I took RUN $$$ over Fordham FT.  I do not regret it at all.  I too was worried about the debt, especially since i was thinking public interest or non-biglaw.  As it turns out I'll be summering at biglaw.  Though you may have more opportunities at Fordham, studying hard and smart (which im sure you'll do where ever you go) will help you get big law.  To me it was a no-brainer.  I wanted best bang for the buck and was interested in public interest.  My 2L summer will pay off more than half of my debt.  im happy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers Newark vs. St. John's
« on: May 21, 2008, 04:45:29 PM »
I'd choose RUN.  I already go there.  I choose it over several NYC schools mainly because of the money. In my personal experience RUN places very well in NYC firms.  I know many students who have and will be summering in NYC.  I did so as well.  I worked at a law firm before LS and many of the attorneys spoke well of RUN. 

Although the school is in Newark, potential students should really come out and check the immediate area.  Its not the Newark you see on TV.  Yes, its nearby, but its not the same.  Safety hasnt been a concern for me.  And I usually walk to the garage down the block at 1 in the morning where the streets are empty, and nothing.  Similarly, SJU is located in in a nice neighborhood, but if you walk over the Grand Central and a few blocks south, you'll be in a not so nice area.  No biggie.

In the end I guess it depends on what you are looking for.  I was look for the best bang for the buck.  I do not regret taking RUN over higher ranked schools.  I love it.  I decided to stay in NYC and commute to Newark. The drive is about half to 45 minutes.  An my way back at night i get home in around 20 minutes. 

I know this is general info but im running out.  If you have any questions let me know.

Sup SEU.

Seems I'm the only one from these parts that attended the Orientation. 

The walk to Penn is far, at least for me.  Especially in this heat.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Noise Canceling Headphones
« on: July 25, 2006, 01:35:45 PM »
Finally,  without the music it will muffle the sound enough. Im guessing if you're in the library thers isnt too much load noises.  This would be enough.  I've sat in a library with them on after my ipod battery died and it drouwned out pretty much all library noise.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Noise Canceling Headphones
« on: July 25, 2006, 10:15:35 AM »
Cheap is good!  I have the Sony MDR-EX51LP.  They were 25 at Bestbuy.  I travel on the NYC subways everyday and it blocks the noise.  At least i do not notice outside noise when im listen my ipod with these.  I only keep the volume at about 1/2 the total.  i've also used them on planes with both the ipod and psp.  They are great for the money.  For me anyway.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Office 2007 Beta - Anyone tried it?
« on: July 20, 2006, 11:50:34 AM »
I've been running office w/ Onenote on my laptop for about a month without any OS problems. But the facts that it expire at the beginning of Spring semester and no 100% backward compatability test make it not worth it.  At least not for me.  Don't want to be dealing with compatability issues, if any, at the beginning of second semester.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Backing up Your Computer
« on: July 17, 2006, 12:05:07 PM »
I guess backups won't matter if you're in class or in the vicinity of the school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 14, 2006, 07:02:54 PM »

Look on the C drive of your upgraded pc desktop to see if you have a folder called I386. If so open that forlder and look for a file called "unattend.txt".  Open this file in notepad and look for the section:


Use this product key when prompted during the upgrade.  Should have full functionality of XP Pro without having to activate again if the upgrade CD works on your laptop.

If you do have the I386 folder and cant find the unattend.txt then do a Google search for Magic Jellybean.

Hope this helps.

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