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I paid AT LEAST $850 for books this past semester and my school bookstore is offering me a measly $75 for them.  @#!* that.  Is there anywhere online that I can ship the books to for a decent amount of store credit that I can use towards future purchases (as in books for this upcoming semester)?  My assumption is that this store credit system would be more cost-efficient because the book vendor knows that you'll be using that credit at their store and will likely be willing to part with more store-credit than they would actual greenbacks. 

I know Barrister Books does something like this, but is there anything better out there? What have you guys found to be the best rate of return on used books and where can one order law books for cheapest?  :-\

Current Law Students / How do I get LEEWS on to my MP3 player?
« on: October 18, 2007, 11:47:31 AM »
I have a Zune and I want to know how to get it on there without making the cd unplayable on my pc. Anybody know how to go about this?  :-\

Current Law Students / How common are a-hole profs?
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:38:50 AM »
I'm a 1L that's feeling just a bit overwhelmed with my workload, and it's mainly due to one of my classes.  My civ pro professor assigns me more reading than all of my other classes combined.  To be honest, it's really affecting my performance in all of my classes and I'm pretty sure he realizes that he's burying his students in reading material.  I don't find any of my other courses particularly difficult, but with the workload I'm receiving in civ pro (often over 200 pages a class twice a week), I feel as though I don't have time to do anything else other than study.  I've talked to students in other sections with different professors and they seem to have time to relax and go out a few times a week, whereas I'm locked up in my room reading from the time I wake up until I go to bed.  Did I just get the short end of the stick or are professors like this common? 

All I can do at this point is suck it up and hope I don't burn myself out come finals.  :'(

Studying for the LSAT / Effects of the new section?
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:34:36 AM »
What effects will the new section have on LSAT scores?  I'm assuming it will be more difficult to study for, considering there aren't hundreds of past questions to study like with LR/LG/RC.  You guys think overall scores might be lower than usual?

Law School Admissions / Pin #?
« on: January 23, 2007, 10:46:57 AM »
I'm calling LSAC to ask them about something, but the automated machine asks me for my soc sec #, then my pin #.  I don't recall ever receiving a pin # from LSAC?  :-\

At this point I'm mainly looking for grammatical errors.  I'm willing to trade also.  If you've got the time, let me know.

Where are you supposed to put your name?  Are you supposed to indent paragraphs?  What size margins?  I'm so used to following the MLA-style that I'm unfamiliar with what a PS is supposed to look like.  If somebody could direct me to an example or something I would be grateful.

I was caught with alcohol in the dorms my freshman year of college and was forced to take a 4-day "anti-drug" course administered by the university, however, I did not receive an MIP and the law did not get involved.  Also, I was caught drinking a week before I had turned 21 off-campus and received an MIP for it, which I had to pay $250 for.

Should I mention these things in my law school applications, or are they minor occurrences that I shouldn't even worry about?

I'm Middle Eastern/Arabic.  I've been told by a professor that Arabic is a religion and not an ethnicity (which is why it is never listed), and that I'm supposed to say that I'm white.  However, I've always considered the term 'Arabic' to encompass it's own ethnic group.  Since this option isn't really available on applications, do I just choose 'other?'

Law School Admissions / How do law schools verify extra-curriculars?
« on: January 14, 2007, 04:58:45 PM »
I was involved in my school's "Alternative Spring Break" program my sophomore year and was planning on mentioning it in my apps.  It got me wondering though, I do not believe that my school has any sort of list of who partook in this particular activity....could somebody just flat-out lie and say they were involved in extra-curriculars that they were truly not?  How exactly do schools verify this sort of thing?

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