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General Board / Backpacks
« on: August 04, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »
Any suggestions for a good backpack? I'm a soon-to-be 2L, and I'm still trying to find a good bag to carry my laptop and casebooks. I used a Targus backpack first semester 1L and a Booq Mamba Sling 2nd semester. Neither is very comfortable to carry when heavy. I want something that will protect my laptop, hold power cords and a few casebooks. I'm looking at the Booq Boa backpack with the Vyper sleeve for my Macbook Air, but I'm open to other suggestions. I want something that is at least semi-rigid with comfortable straps for the walk to school. Thanks!

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Transferring / GULC Admitted Students Message Board
« on: May 06, 2008, 04:34:12 PM »
The message board is up on the Admitted Students site.

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General Board / Oral Arguments question
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:01:22 PM »
I'm preparing for my first official oral arguments tomorrow as a finale for my legal writing class. I'm arguing off brief. There is one particular case that is not so good for my side. Most of the circuits agree on one particular issue (a least restrictive means question), but there is a 9th Circuit opinion that questions it. It does not expressly say that this particular method is not the least restrictive means, but is heavily critical of it. Is it appropriate for me to point out, in rebutting this case, that the 9th Circuit is the most reversed/overruled circuit in the country? Assuming I can provide a reliable source (I can) for that information?

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Transferring / GULC Acceptances and Admitted Students Site
« on: April 10, 2008, 04:28:23 PM »
Has anyone who has been accepted been able to access the Admitted Students Website? Anyone have any good links regarding places to live, etc. in DC?

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General Board / Digital Textbooks
« on: March 02, 2008, 04:49:34 PM »
Has anyone ever un-binded their Casebooks and scanned them to .pdf? I'd love to be able to shed the extra 20lbs in my backpack, and wouldn't be absolutely against destroying the books. Thoughts?

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Transferring / Tier 4 to GULC chances?
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:11:29 PM »
I guess I'll throw my GULC EA post out here to. I've just recently decided that I want to apply. I got my rank today. I'm at JMLS (Tier 4) in Chicago. I have a 3.93 and I'm in the top 3% of my class. My undergrad GPA is 2.8 and my LSAT was 159. Any thoughts on my chances?

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Transferring / Alright, lets talk about GULC
« on: January 29, 2008, 06:29:25 PM »
Alright, I'm starting to consider applying to GULC. I'm 8-10/317 at JMLS in Chicago (3.93). From what I can tell, I have a decent shot of getting in. However, I've never been to DC. Can anyone tell me what DC is like, compared to Chicago? I live downtown now in a 1br and pay ~$1500/month. So long as I don't have to buy a car, I can deal with high rent. However, my wife has a pretty decent job as a Conflicts Analyst at a BigLaw firm here in Chicago. Any ideas on the job market in DC for support staff? Can you really get around without a car? What about safety? I feel like where we live now is pretty safe, and I don't want my wife to be uncomfortable. How's the public transit? Can you get unlimited ride passes like you can in Chicago? Also, feel free to offer any information that I might have forgotten to ask.

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1L job search / FAA internship
« on: January 28, 2008, 11:24:29 PM »
I've got an interview for an Summer internship in the FAA's Chicago Regional Chief Counsels office. The thing is, it's unpaid. My school has a work-study program where I can get $10/hr to work for them. I really have an interest in that area of law, and I think it would be great to work for the FAA over the summer. I probably don't have a shot at Biglaw this summer, even though I have a 3.93. Anyway, any thoughts on taking the FAA gig, or trying to find a full-time clerk job at $15-20/hr? I'm torn.

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I just finished my first semester at a Tier 4 school in Chicago with a 3.93. Ranks aren't out just yet, but I expect to be near the top. Any idea on chances of transferring to Northwestern or U. of Chicago? My early research shows that Kent should be pretty easy, given my grades, but I'd obviously rather shoot a little higher. Thoughts?

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