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Incoming 1Ls / External monitor to use with docking station?
« on: July 25, 2007, 12:25:15 AM »
Hey all-

There seem to be some pretty knowledgeable and frugal technology people heading off to law school...

I'm going to be using a 12.1" laptop in class with a docking station.  I'm looking for a reasonably priced, reasonably high quality monitor which is reasonably large.  Any suggestions?  I like widescreens, but anything larger than 12.1" is going to be really useful!  Thanks a ton for any advice.

Incoming 1Ls / Opinions on ultraportable laptops for law school?
« on: July 11, 2007, 09:19:45 AM »

I was curious what everyone thought about going with the really small laptop route for next year.  I currently have an Insprion 8600 which was great when it never left my desk, but it really seems like it'll kick my ass hauling it around.  I know the Lenovo X series is highly regarded, and I've heard good things about the Dell D430.  I was wondering if any of ya'll are going with the 12.1 route or have experience taking notes with a tiny computer.  Thanks a ton.

Incoming 1Ls / LSD > LawPreview
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:37:46 AM »
I hate my life right now.  Everyone should just read LSD.

That would be Christian Broadcast Network School of Law, aka Regent University.  John Stewart just ripped Bush and Regent University, it was hilarious.  "Education-style learning."

(Didn't know where to put this, but it was right before the second commercial break, check it out tomorrow or later on Motherload.)

Choosing the Right Law School / Chicago Placement (Biglaw?)
« on: April 25, 2007, 09:29:29 PM »

I was curious what people thought about placement in the Windy City.  If my only concern was making 140k in Chicago (it isn't, but for the sake of this thread and for the sake of my decision-making process), what option is my best route.  Let's also assume I do well but not spectacular, say top third of my class.

1. USC
2. Texas

I guess also take into consideration that I'd be on a pretty significant scholarship at WUSTL (>15k/year) and only minor aid at USC, with nothing from UT.

Thanks so much!  I appreciate any sort of advice (or any advice on how to discover this myself).


Choosing the Right Law School / USC v. UT
« on: April 10, 2007, 02:09:23 PM »

Instead of listing off all my personal stuff, I was wondering what ya'll think should be the largest factors in deciding between USC and UT?  What are some reasons why UT/USC is the clear choice?  I'm curious what I should be thinking about before I really get in to making this tough decision.

After a day or two, I'll update this with some more personal information to keep the conversation going.

Thanks so much in advance for any help!




Here's some more information, any more advice would really be appreciated.

I'm from the midwest but go to school at a highly regarded college out east.  I have some family in Southern California but no real connection to Austin/Texas.  I'm really not sure what I what I want to be doing or where I want to be doing it after law school.  Part of me is really intrigued by the "big law" idea, but another part of me thinks all the bull isn't worth the money.  Regardless, I'll probably do something in the private sector -- maybe something transactional or more financial.  As far as cities, I'm not a huge NYC guy and I have my reservations about living in LA (though I think going to school there could be fantastic).  My favorite two cities are probably Chicago and DC.  I think the most important thing to me is job prospects around the middle of the class.  I'm fairly confident that wherever I go I'll be competitive enough to be about the 40th percentile of the class.  At the same time, I'm no gunner and it is unlikely I'll be pulling all A's.  As far as scholarship/financial aid is concerned... both places are going to be crazy expensive, but I hope to receive some money from both.  But thankfully and luckily, this doesn't have to be the deciding factor. 

Anyway... hope that added info helps you guys give me advice (and helps USC and UT ID me (Hi Monica! Julia!  I love your schools, this is tough!)).  Thanks so much in advance, I appreciate the advice already given and anything else ya'll can come up with.

Law School Admissions / Fighting Irish Accepted Students Feb 23
« on: January 30, 2007, 05:58:20 PM »

I was wondering if anyone was heading to South Bend for the accepted students events on Feb. 23.  I'll be staying at the hotel on campus that was recommended by the admissions office and I'm trying desperately to get tickets to ND v. Marquette on November 24th. 

Anyone else going? It'd be fun to get to meet some people.

Hey all-

Right now Chicago is one of my top markets and I'm curious where you think I should be thinking about with my acceptances: basically ND or WUSTL.  I'm confident I can do well at either school, but I'd obviously prefer not to have to be at the very top of my class to land a solid firm job after graduation.  If anyone has any insight, I'd really appreciate it!

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