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Pittsburgh / Re: Where are you buying your books?
« on: August 08, 2005, 07:57:52 AM »
Well, tough call on total expenses because the bookstore didn't have three books I needed from classes they had listed, and they didn't have any books listed for my crim law class.  So, after buying those three books online, and still waiting for the crim law books to be listed, I'd say the final bill will be around $600.

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Pittsburgh / Re: Where are you buying your books?
« on: August 04, 2005, 03:19:38 PM »
Nathenson's site doesn't mention it, but does anyone know if we'll be discussing the book for more than a single day?  I would be annoyed if I read the whole thing for an hour of class discussion.  I would prefer merely to watch the movie.

I have no inside info, but I've spoken with friends who've read books for class that were never discussed in class and never showed up on the final.  But, of course, you don't know that until after the final.

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Pittsburgh / Re: Where are you buying your books?
« on: August 03, 2005, 11:56:25 PM »
Do you know how we can get our Pitt ID cards?  Can you get them before tuition is paid?  Free bus riding would be nice before school starts.  ;D

I picked up my ID card on August 1.  Just go to the towers and wait in line.  I didn't have to pay for it or anything.  I haven't used it for anything yet though.  I'd recommend getting it early if you can to avoid any potential crush toward the beginning of school.

As for books, I bought all new texts at the book store.  Most of my law school friends said they did that and it was a waste, but for some reason I felt like it was some kind of initiation thing.  Just had to do it.  I'll look to save money down the road.  Plus, I did think of doing that LSC multi-color briefing thing, so a new book can be good for that.  As for study aids and outlines, I have been buying various things throughout the last year just for kicks (I needed something to read on the train to work every day) and so I don't have anything left to buy really.  But, as someone who has never taken a law school class, I can say that I find the Examples & Explanations series easy to read and understand with helpful examples.  The nutshell series by West was also easy to read and short, though really high level and probably not very useful come study time.  The outlines are way too foreign to me right now.  I think they would be more appropriate down the line.

But like I said, I've never taken a class so I'm no authority.  And I had A LOT of time (13+ months) to read some of these.

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Pittsburgh / Re: CLASSES/PROFS
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:39:40 AM »
My online schedule doesn't have a name for my Crim law professor, but the mailing did (though I forget her name - section B2).

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Pittsburgh / Re: CLASSES/PROFS
« on: July 27, 2005, 12:13:41 PM »
An even better way to tell what large section/small section you're in is to look at the text book list.  It lists the large/small section next to the professor's name. So, for instance, Delgado only teaches Legal Process for section B2.  If you've got Delgado, you're in B2, and so on.

Yup, that's how I figured out I'm in A2.  However, the textbook list and my schedule have different professors listed for Legal Process for all of section A.  My schedule says Brake, the texbook list says Nathelson (or something like that).  Did anyone else notice this?

I didn't notice this on my schedule, but I did notice that there are only Criminal Law professors listed for the A sections.  I guess they haven't assigned the remaining sections yet.  So your issue could just be a case of "schedule is tentative" kinda thing.

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Pittsburgh / Re: CLASSES/PROFS
« on: July 27, 2005, 07:28:57 AM »
An even better way to tell what large section/small section you're in is to look at the text book list.  It lists the large/small section next to the professor's name. So, for instance, Delgado only teaches Legal Process for section B2.  If you've got Delgado, you're in B2, and so on.

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Pittsburgh / Re: CLASSES/PROFS
« on: July 21, 2005, 10:29:09 PM »
Quite different for me:

Contracts: Madison(1010)
Legal Process: Delgado (1010)
Torts: Baylis (1020)
Crim Law: TBA (1010)
Legal Writing: Fein (1025)

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Pittsburgh / Class Schedule Now Available on my.pitt.edu
« on: July 21, 2005, 07:37:11 AM »
I just checked this morning and you can now access your personal class schedule through the Pitt portal.  In case anyone is wondering how to do this, you need to go to my.pitt.edu and log in with your webmail name and password.  Then click on the student services tab at the top of the window.  From the student services page click on the PeopleSoft link in the middle of the page labeled "View 2061 Courses and Classes".  This will pop up a new window into the PeopleSoft system which should have one link on the left labled "SA Self Service".  Click on that link, then click on "Learner Services" and then "Academics".  Finally, click on "View My Class Schedule" and your schedule should pop up.

FYI, from the original Student Services page there is a link to a PDF that has the above directions as well as other directions on using the PeopleSoft course system.

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Pittsburgh / Re: Orientation Info Coming Soon
« on: July 20, 2005, 04:49:45 PM »
I wonder if they will be made available immediately (i.e. as soon as they're mailed) online via the Pitt portal.  Anyone know this for sure?

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Pittsburgh / Re: Pitt approved a tuition hike on Friday.
« on: July 17, 2005, 04:42:38 PM »
Does this mean the student budget will be out shortly?  Anyone know?  What about class schedules?  Not that I'm in a hurry to get started, but I need the info for finaid purposes.

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