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« on: June 27, 2010, 01:15:41 PM »
perhaps check into whether you have any loan eligibility remaining (any difference left between what your school sets as its estimated cost of tuition and living expenses, which is usually the max a lender will loan you, and what you actually borrowed your last year). This is a better option than bar loans anyway because (1) lower interest and (2) bar loans are so difficult to get now.
However, it may be too late since you already graduated though. Worth a shot trying your financial aid office and seeing if you have any loan eligibility left. Most they can say is it is too late.
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:17:03 PM »
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:10:48 PM »
It's not keyed to any particular book, but I used Glannons Guide to Bankruptcy and found it very helpful at tying everything together and explaining it.
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:08:55 PM »
Chemerensky is a must for con law. I'll throw Crunchtime into the arena for Crim Pro.
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:06:42 PM »
Considering it is the bar, I am not going to gamble with someone who is new to full bar review. BarBri for me. 40+ years experience versus what, one in some states and absolutely zilch in others.
« on: August 15, 2009, 11:24:45 AM »
My understanding of loan certification is that this is when the school verifies you are attending and certifies what the cost of attendance is, as you cannot borrow more than the cost of attendance, which includes tuition, books, living expenses, etc.
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:52:14 PM »
I agree. As everyone else said, not only do you have your regular courseload and law review work, but also OCI to contend with.
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:35:44 AM »
I agree it is a personal preference. I bought new my first year because I didn't want to be distracted by others' notes. Now, I don't mind having some highlighting/notes in books. But beware of those books that had highlighters literally explode in them. As for supplements, used will be fine, plus in some subjects you may be able to save a little more buying older editions (torts, for example, doesn't change much, whereas constititutional law is almost constantly changing in some aspects).
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:27:47 AM »
I never had a problem ordering from Amazon, Half, ebay or wherever. But definitely read the description carefully. Some sellers will list an older edition under the listing for a newer edition.
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:25:53 AM »
Personally, I don't think you need to purchase a Black's Dictionary. You have access to it thru Westlaw, as everyone else has said. I purchased the pocket version and used it maybe twice, only because I wasn't at my laptop at the time and was too lazy to get up and do it. If you feel you must have a copy, I would suggest just getting the paperback pocket version instead of a hardback copy. This way, if you want to take it with you to class for some reason, you can throw it in your bag.
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