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Hey everyone - check out my Ebay listing - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190308650859

Copy and Pasted: 

This is a collection of all the study aides I've accumulated throughout my first two years at law school.  This is probably around $500 worth of books when bought new.  I'll assume if you're even looking for these on EBay you understand they're helpful in law school - so here goes my best attempt at summarizing what's there.  Please just ask if you have any questions.

I bought all of these new (except for the Civil Procedure E&E) and they have standard highlighting/underlining.  Some were used more than others, but generally they are all in great condition.

Standard 1L Classes

Civil Procedure
Examples & Explanations, Civil Procedure, Fourth Edition, Joseph W. Glannon, ISBN:  0-7355-1982-X
Law in a Flash (Flash cards), Civil Procedure Part 1, Emanuel, ISBN:  0-7355-5169-3

Constitutional Law
Emanuel Law Outlines, Constitutional Law, Steven L. Emanuel, ISBN:  978-0-7355-6298-1
Examples & Explanations, Constitutional Law - National Power and Federalism, Fourth Edition, Christopher N. May and Allen Ides, ISBN:  0-7355-6211-3

Contracts
Emanuel Law Outlines, Contracts, Steven L. Emanuel, ISBN:  0-7355-5817-5
Examples & Explanations, Contracts, Fourth Edition, Brian A. Blum, ISBN:  978-0-7355-6241-7
Law in a Flash (Flash cards), Contracts, Emanuel, ISBN:  0-7355-5173-1

Criminal Law
Examples & Explanations, Criminal Law, Fourth Edition, Richard G. Singer & John Q. La Fond, ISBN:  978-0-7355-6243-1

Property
Examples & Explanations, Property, Second Edition, Barlow Burke and Joseph Snoe, ISBN:  0-7355-3979-0

Torts
Gilbert Law Summaries, Torts, Marc A. Franklin, ISBN:  0-15900-755-0


Additional Classes

Business Associations
NutShell, Business Associations, Joseph Shade, ISBN:  978-0-314-16280-9

Commercial Law - Secured Transactions
Examples & Explanations, Secured Transactions, Fourth Edition, James Brook, ISBN:  978-0-7355-6797-9
Law in a Flash (Flash Cards), Secured Transactions, Emanuel, (Unopened, can't get to ISBN)

Evidence
Law in a Flash (Flash Cards), Evidence, Emanuel, ISBN:  0-7355-5184-7

Intellectual Property
Examples & Explanations, Intellectual Property, Second Edition, Stephen M. McJohn, ISBN:  0-7355-5665-2

Legal Ethics
Gilbert Law Summaries, Legal Ethics, Thomas D. Morgan, ISBN:  0-314-15633-X

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Northwestern Financial Aid
« on: February 23, 2007, 03:46:57 PM »
I got accepted to NU this week, unexpectedly, and am now playing the money game.  Unfortunately, I haven't filled out any financial aid information and from the looks of their website there is a pretty strict deadline of Feb 15 for the paperwork to be considered for scholarships.

Without laying out the details... am I out of luck for any scholarships (I'm filling out the paper work today)?  Will money offers from other schools (ranked 15-30) have any influence?  I'm getting married summer after 1L, so money is a pretty big factor.  I assume their process isn't too much unlike that at other schools...

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I'm selling the set of study materials I used to get a 170.  It's listed on ebay at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190078483671

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This is the set of study materials I used to prepare for the Dec. '06 LSAT.  I hit these pretty hard and got a 170.

The set consists of 3 main groups of materials  -  Kaplan prep course and self study materials, PowerScore self study materials, and real tests bought from LSAC.

Basically everything is used quite a bit unless otherwise noted.  Included is:

KAPLAN Prep Course Materials

LSAT Lesson Book:  The LSAT lessons that contain information and strategies for the test.  Explains how to tackle every type of question on the test.  This is what the lectures were based on.

LSAT Mastery Practice:  Over a thousand real questions from the LSAT broken down by section, type of question within the section, and difficulty.   Includes complete explanations of each question.

LSAT Pacing Practice:  10 Reading Comprehension sections, 20 Logical Reasoning sections, and 10 Logic Games sections.  These are complete individual sections from real tests that are done independently to work on timing.

LSAT Endurance Practice:  12 real LSAT tests including experimental sections.  These are tests:  42, 40, 34, 32, 31, 30, 16, 15, 13, 11, 8, and 7.

LSAT Stratosphere Workbook:  Additional drills and strategies to "turn high scorers into elite scorers."

POWERSCORE Bibles

Logic Games Bile:  The best strategies and drills for the LG section.

Logical Reasoning Bible:  The best strategies and drills for the LR section (lightly used).

These books DRASTICALLY helped me, everyone who uses them seems to love them.  Do not take the LSAT without going through these.

Actual LSAT Tests

The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests:  LSAT tests 29-38

Individual LSAT PrepTests:  LSAT tests 40-48

I will also be including a Princeton review self study book (not pictured).



I will not bother to total up what all this costs new, as everything is used.  However, this stuff wasn't cheap.

Good luck, feel free to get a hold of me with questions.
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Law School Applications / Money vs Application Date
« on: January 12, 2007, 03:26:41 PM »
A couple of schools I've applied to around thanksgiving have began to accept students who applied earlier (around the beginning of november etc.)

Many of these applicants have numbers similar to mine if not slightly worse and have been getting great scholarships.  My question is, as far as you know, will scholarship offers be more generous for those that have applied earlier or will offers remain somewhat consistent throughout the cycle?

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Law School Applications / Campus Visits and Counselor Meetings
« on: November 19, 2006, 08:00:14 PM »
Couple Questions:

I am planning on scheduling a couple campus visits over the next couple weeks, and haven't yet completed applications (am attempting to decide to do it over thanksgiving or wait for Dec. retake).

Is it a good idea to hold off on visits until your application is in?  Furthermore, is there anyone out there who has done admission's counselor meetings?  How did they go, and what did you discuss?

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Law School Applications / In State for State School
« on: November 19, 2006, 07:52:52 PM »
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Studying for the LSAT / Admission's Counselor Meeting
« on: November 14, 2006, 08:41:29 PM »
Has anyone met with an admission's counselor while visiting a shool?  I am scheduling a visit for a school this Friday, and am deciding if I should set one up.

If you have, was it beneficial?  What did you discuss?

Furthermore, I haven't yet applied (will do so over Thanksgiving).  Should I wait to visit until after application, or does meeting before I complete my app make sense?

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Studying for the LSAT / A few LR Questions
« on: November 14, 2006, 05:12:19 PM »
I took PT 45 and missed an uncharacteristacally high number of LRs.  I thought the LR sections (especially the 1st one) were relatively difficult.  Anyway, here are a few that I had trouble with which I hoped some of you could comment on:

Section 1: 3

I originally chose B, however, I ultimately changed to D.  My thinking being:  just because Parker is the only other supervisor, doesn't mean that is the reason they neccesarily chose him (it doesn't say "because", just that he is).  Furthermore, I took Frank not being assertive as sufficient rather than necessary to not being chosen.

Section 1: 9

I see that D is correct, however I chose B.  The reason being that the quote implies they should have seen it coming, and they didn't.  Still not seeing how B is incorrect... is it just because asking for money isn't necessarily selfish?

Section 1: 12

C is correct, I chose D.  I'm having trouble with the relevance of C.  Any thoughts?

Section 4: 20

Chose D after choosing between A and D.  A is correct, any comments?

I can post the actual questions if people would like, but wanted to avoid the copyright concern.  If nothing else, I thought these were a few challenging questions people would like to look at. 

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Studying for the LSAT / 3 weeks left...
« on: November 10, 2006, 11:50:19 AM »
Hey all,

Just looking for advice/thoughts.

I pulled a 163 on the sep. test, and was regularly practicing (across about 8 or 9 tests) at 170.  I didn't do great on the reading (-6), but really (uncharacteristically) bombed the games (-9).  I missed only 4 acress LR.

Anyways, I'm wanting to get at least a 167/168, but am having a lot of trouble motivating myself to study after working so hard before the last test.  The pressure/time of school isn't helping.  With only 3 weeks left, what would everyone reccomend?

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