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Law School Admissions / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: March 21, 2008, 12:13:03 PM »
Yeah they said its free under Applecare so that is good.  I have a Dell Laptop right now that is 6 or 7 lbs through work and I can't wait to get something light.  That has turned into an obsession to get the MOST lightweight laptop I can find.  I need to reign myself in and just be happy with a 4 lb laptop that will also be so much better than the Dell I'm lugging around right now.

Law School Admissions / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: March 21, 2008, 11:52:48 AM »
What is everyone's opinion on the new Macbook Air?  It is so darn sexy, I am dying to get one, despite the built-in battery.  I called my local Apple store and they said that if/when the battery goes bad, they'll replace it in-store for $128. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law Students: Which laptop do you recommend????
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:26:11 PM »
Anyone have any experience yet with the new Macbook Air or Lenovo X300?  I am trying to decide between the two.  the x300 gets better performance reviews on cnet but its $1,000 more.  The only things I don't like about the Macbook Air is that there's no Disc drive, only 1 usb port, and no removable battery.  However, I'm not sure I want to pay 1,000 more for the extra features which are just luxuries that I would consider less important than the size and performance, which are about equal.

Anyone going to the Univ. of Tulsa ASD 3/29?

Eriro is totally right about the housework thing.  Also on the housework topic, here's my advice:  Stand your ground on making sure the housework is shared evenly because whatever jobs you fall into the routine of doing during that first year of marriage, they're likely to be the jobs you'll be doing forever... with a few exceptions of course.  I've been married 11 years and I took on the responsibility of laundry right away.  Now that we have two kids it would be nice to have help with the laundry and I'm making headway on getting his assistance, but my daughter's 9 years old, so you can see that it is not easy to change the routines you get into during that first year of marriage.  On the plus side, I've never mowed a lawn because my husband always does that job. 

Sounds to me like you made the right decision, but not necessarily because of the school thing.  If there are cracks of any kind in the relationship during the engagement, things are only going to get worse 5, 10, or 15 years down the road, and especially after having kids.  I have two kids and they are wonderful, but they definitely put more pressure on the parents' relationship.  Ideally, you want to make sure you are in a stable and trouble-free relationship before bringing kids into the mix.... Just my 2 cents.

Law School Admissions / Re: Scholarship stipend amounts?
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:29:44 AM »
Man, 12,000 would be SWEET

Law School Admissions / Scholarship stipend amounts?
« on: February 29, 2008, 08:36:34 AM »
Just curious about what people are being offered by different schools for stipend amounts.  It seems that some schools offer much more generous stipends than others.

Law School Admissions / Re: What's up with the Darrow?
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:48:22 AM »
So just out of curiosity, how much is the stipend?  I always see posts about various law school scholarships offering stipends but I wonder how much the stipends are.

What's the guideline or rule on passive verbs in these essays?  I remember that the English teachers in UG always preached the importance of action verbs for strong writing - NO PASSIVE VERBS.  Just wondering what the opinion of the board is on this.

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