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All the books are hardcover, bound properly (not coming off). I've seen some of my classmates do some insane notetaking in the books making the books sort of useless, but my books are not like that. I take it most schools haven't released their booklists yet..

Hayden - Ethical Lawyering - 2nd Edition
Brand new, no notes or highlights. 80 dollars.
(if you are wondering, my 3L roommate had her book so I just used hers. Stored in my locker all year :) )

Little, Lidsky - Torts: The Civil. .  . Done by Wrongful Act - 2nd Edition
Good, used condition. 65 dollars.

Dawson, Harvey, et al. - Contracts, cases and comment - 9th edition
Good, used condition. 65 dollars

Dukeminier, Krier, et al. - Property - 6th edition
Good, used condition. 65 dollars

Chemerinsky - Constitutional Law - 2nd edition
Good, used condition. 65 dollars

Prices are about half off amazon price. Probably much more than half off where your bookstore would charge. (exception being brand new PR book) They are much cheaper than buying used textbooks at your law school. If you buy three or more free shipping! Get the books soon and get your first day readings out of the way. I spent about a thousand dollars for my 1L textbooks, I don't want you to do the same!

I'll list my Civ pro and Crim law books when I find them. Thanks!

I can take paypal, money order, and cash if you are local. email me at jylee @ ufl . edu  (no spaces)

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Where should I go next fall? / New situation: UF vs Kent
« on: July 19, 2008, 01:53:19 PM »
I got in off the wait list at UF the other day. In retrospect, it looked like I could have gotten in off regular admissions but my application was submitted after the priority deadline.. I am lucky to somehow have gotten in.

Here are some facts about me.
I don't really have a clear goal on my career. I would like to eventually do something corporate, international... IP is also something I have in mind because I did a lot of work with engineers in my UG through a major student project. My degree is in finance, however.

I'd like to work in a big city.. but in the end I am very flexible geography wise (must be because I'm not originally from America).

Chicago-Kent is giving me a scholarship for 10k.
US News rankings are as follows: UF 46th IIT/CHI-KENT 66th

One thing I should keep in mind is that I am billingual. I speak Korean. This may be significant--although I have no specific plans to do so-- in my career because S. Korea's recent interaction with the FTA indicates that S. Korea will allow foreign attorneys to work in Korea, though they won't be doing any actual legal representation unless they passed the korean professional exams... this is important because almost nobody in S. Korea knows about Chicago-Kent, but UF is well-known here as well as having a lot of Korean Alumni. But once again, I don't have any specific plans to work in Korea.

I'm leaning towards UF.. though living in Chicago sounds nice.. Just wanted to make get other's opinions. Thanks!

I'd like to add that I don't qualify for In-state tuition anywhere.

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Where should I go next fall? / Kent VS Pepperdine
« on: June 16, 2008, 09:01:57 PM »
Hi. I got a pretty weird situation here and I would appreciate your opinions.
I've gotten into a bunch of schools and I have narrowed it down to Pepperdine and Chicago-Kent. They rank 59 and 66 respectively according to USNews. My entering grades are 162/3.0

Kent
 Tuition: 35k
Pepperdine
 Tuition: 39k

Kent is offering a 10k merit scholarship and Pepperdine is giving me nothing. I keep hearing Pepperdine has a better national reputation and that it is going to be a slightly more portable degree.

To me L.A. and Chicago are both pretty big cities which is what I like. I don't mind going anywhere in the nation. Eventually I want to be traveling / working overseas doing corporate type stuff. If you couldn't tell, I sort of have no idea on which specific legal field I want to be practicing in. "International" "Corporate" "Intellectual Property" "Automotive" are the words that pops in my mind.

From what I understand either way I will have to be studying for top 10-15% or transferring into T30. But given the circumstances, what would you recommend? Are there any significant differences in job prospects in the two areas? I would like some opinions from recent graduates as well. Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / I have no idea where to look;
« on: June 30, 2007, 07:47:26 PM »
I dicked around my lower division years and have a pretty low GPA: 3.00. My upper div. GPA is 3.35 and have mostly A's and some Bs in upper division finance classes related to my major (finance)

I also haven't done much research for a guy hoping to get into law school :shame: >:(

I got my LSAT score today for the Jun 11th exam and here it says 162! Thats a couple of points higher than my practice tests.

I'm hoping my LSAT scores will somewhat offset my low GPA.. but where should I start looking? My original goal was to get into a lower third tier school but from the reading I have done looks like I should get a bit more greedy.

From accepted GPA and LSAT ranges from US NEW's ultimate guide it sounds like certain schools place more or less emphasis on GPA. How could I use this to my advantage? Thanks!

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