Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Typhoon Longwang

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5
1
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Farewell LSD
« on: August 14, 2006, 10:18:40 AM »
From LSAT to Application to soon-to-be 1L, it's been an interesting year.  Since I begin LS in a few hours I now depart from the Pre-Law section.

Good luck to everyone with orientation and LS.

2
General Off-Topic Board / Fun at Liberty University
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:20:15 AM »
It was hilarious, flipping through channels I see Liberty University Law School being advertised on television - always a great sign for a law school.  Wow, it was the most humorous thing I've seen in awhile.  Then the ad moves into the University in general and they're freaking out about the heresy of the Da Vinci Code.  This "professor" is way too animated...how can you care about something so trivial as a poorly written novel?  I'm so glad that I'm listening to the Wu and downing a red stripe while I watch this train wreck of a "professor".

Can someone explain why anyone would go to LU Law?

3
It looks like there won't be a new Thinkpad Tablet before law school starts...

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=25647

4
Law School Applications / Deloggio Fix
« on: April 01, 2006, 10:04:04 PM »

5
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Screw U.S. News and World Report
« on: March 15, 2006, 04:38:15 AM »
The new ABA law school data is available and I've updated the do-it-yourself law school ranking spreadsheet.

Play the ranking game and try to figure out USNWR's rankings before they hit the street:
http://rapidshare.de/files/15547717/rankings.zip.html

I'll update it again once the USNWR data become available.



For archival purposes and any curiousity, here's the previous ranking spreadsheet with the last year's ABA data:
http://rapidshare.de/files/7934692/ranking.zip.html

6
Law School Rankings / Screw U.S. News and World Report
« on: March 15, 2006, 04:37:14 AM »
The new ABA law school data is available and I've updated the do-it-yourself law school ranking spreadsheet.

Play the ranking game and try to figure out USNWR's rankings before they hit the street:
http://rapidshare.de/files/15547717/rankings.zip.html

I'll update it again once the USNWR data become available.



For archival purposes and any curiousity, here's the previous ranking spreadsheet with the last year's ABA data:
http://rapidshare.de/files/7934692/ranking.zip.html

7
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Cooley Ranking Predictions for 2006
« on: March 14, 2006, 02:55:56 AM »
http://www.cooley.edu/rankings/overall2005.htm

Where does everyone think schools will move within Cooley's rankings?

Will Cooley claw its way up another 6 spots or will the climb be less meteoric this year?  Will they finally break into their T14?  Will Duke and OSU fall back to their previous scores?  Will U-C Hastings free-fall?  What about Stanford...can we expect it to continue slowly tredging its way up the ranks? What will happen to Chicago-Kent...will it fall behind the University of Chicago or maintain its position 20 places ahead?

Go on, discuss.

8
Law School Rankings / Cooley Ranking Predictions for 2006
« on: March 14, 2006, 02:54:02 AM »
http://www.cooley.edu/rankings/overall2005.htm

Where does everyone think schools will move within Cooley's rankings?

Will Cooley claw its way up another 6 spots or will the climb be less meteoric this year?  Will they finally break into their T14?  Will Duke and OSU fall back to their previous scores?  Will U-C Hastings free-fall?  What about Stanford...can we expect it to continue slowly tredging its way up the ranks? What will happen to Chicago-Kent...will it fall behind the University of Chicago or maintain its position 20 places ahead?

Go on, discuss.

9
Meta Discussion / Whoa...a brand new LSD world
« on: March 12, 2006, 01:03:36 PM »
The blue pleases my eye.

10
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Tablet versus Ultraportable
« on: March 10, 2006, 02:36:28 AM »
So, right now I'm looking seriously at two new models for the fall and I'm wondering what other people in a similar situation are thinking.  What are you planning on?  What models are you debating over?  When are you planning on buying?

What I've been thinking about...

Toshiba M400 Tablet (customized w/ T2500 Duo)
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cmod.to?seg=HHO&coid=-30603

versus

Lenovo Thinkpad X60 (customized w/ L2400 Duo)
http://www-131.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?viewByAttrValue=Intel%2F%26%2F%23174+Core+Duo+processor+L2400+%3CSTRONG%3E1.66GHz%3C%2FSTRONG%3E&sortBy=Price&storeId=10000001&langId=-1&catalogId=-840&categoryId=2059153&dualCurrId=1000073


I like the idea of writing on the tablet (I think differently, mainly more carefully, when I write) and the flexibility of using it in cramped places in tablet mode while still being able to use it like a regular notebook.  I'm also enamored with having a built-in optical drive (which I tend to use with regular frequency).  I talked to a student that has the predecesor of this machine (the M205) and she loves it.

As for the X60: it will be lighter in terms of weight and have much better battery life than the M400 but, sadly, it's not a tablet.  Then there's the solid reputation of the Thinkpad and IBM engineering (which I don't think is completely gone from the Thinkpads).  Plus the student discount I was offered on the phone with a Lenovo representative sweetened the deal and my brother may be able to hook me up with an IBM employee for the employee discount.

If the tablet version of the X60 were available (estimates for availability range from 6-9 months) then this would be a no-brainer.  I suspect they'll have the tablet with the low voltage Duo processor which would continue the sweetness.

The Lenovo X41 seems nice but I'm in no hurry to buy technology that will be old hat almost as soon as school starts.

I'm going to wait until the X60 and M400 hit stores to try them out and hopefully pick a winner.  And I suspect by summer the price points on both will have improved (especially Toshiba's customization options).

Finally, another interesting machine that's probably worth a peek is the new Vaio SZ series:
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=cpu_VAIONotebookComputers_SZSeries&Dept=computers

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5