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Incoming 1Ls / Computer Shopping
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:18:40 PM »
I love my netbook (a dell mini 9) and I hate heavy computers, even 4lbs is heavy to me, but I can handle it for short trips (like exams). I'm also cheap, so option 1 really appeals to me. But I'm concerned about whether my netbook is enough computer for exams.


Incoming 1Ls / .
« on: April 06, 2009, 03:22:16 PM »
given the reaction this notion recieved I've chosen to delete this poll.

NOTE: menlow was not the reason, s/he was just dumb.

General Off-Topic Board / POLL: Moral Dilemma
« on: February 28, 2009, 03:52:58 PM »
Thanks for reading/helping me out. I'm stuck.

So the story goes:

I had a black macbook (original price: $1500). I bought it Dec. 07, and bought an extended warranty. My cat spilled water on it, it stopped charging the battery (still works on A/C), I sent it in to apple. The warranty didn't cover the repair for $755. I don't have $755, so I put it up on craigslist as broken for parts for $250. I it sold it to a guy last night, and mentioned that I might be able to transfer the warranty.

Here's where the dilemma comes in: This morning while looking for how to transfer the warranty, I found out that I could cancel the warranty and recover the prorated amount value. I (naively?) sent the buyer an email explaining this.

BUT, here's the thing, I know the buyer has already opened the case, voiding the warranty, so there's no point in transferring it to him.

So what do I do?


My thoughts are:

(A) I can keep the money for myself, which makes sense as I HORRIBLY undervalued the computer I sold, by a little over $200.
(B) I can give the buyer the money as the value of the warranty I already promised him.
(C) I can try to negotiate with him, splitting the money, or giving him some portion, or even just taking back the computer and giving him (some) money back.


Incoming 1Ls / ITT: Computers
« on: February 25, 2009, 06:18:24 PM »
Okay, so I haven't seen a thread on here lately about computers in law schools.

I just found out that my current computer will probably not make it for six more months, and I'm going to need something more portable anyway. I'm thinking about the dell mini 9, paired with a mac mini at home.

What are the rest of you doing?

Law School Admissions / Still no news...
« on: February 24, 2009, 04:11:26 PM »
Okay, so I have good numbers, I worked really hard and wrote at least a decent PS and DS, I got good to great LORs. I have interesting softs, though not many. But....

It's been almost three months and everyone is still dragging their feet. I applied in early November, and other than my safeties and Cornell, where I was practically auto-admit, I haven't gotten any decisions. I was expecting at least a rejection from Harvard(/Berkeley) by now.

Is anyone else in the same boat? Is this just a weird cycle or what?

Choosing the Right Law School / Let's talk coffee.
« on: February 13, 2009, 11:39:04 PM »
Okay, so coffee is important to me. Not like good weather is important, more like air. That being said, my choice may hinge, to a fair degree, on which school has the better coffee.

I'm open to all ABA approved schools, here, with the obvious exceptions of University of Washington, and Lewis and Clark. Clearly no one else can be expected to compete. ;)

Let's get a real ranking for once, none of that USNWR crap!

General Off-Topic Board / I need a job
« on: November 11, 2008, 12:47:52 AM »
I need a job to hold me over for the next nine months, and I don't want to work at macy's. Suggestions?

Law School Admissions / How do you address admissions in email?
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:14:22 AM »
Okay, so I am way over thinking this, but when all you have is a generic, how do you start the email? I'm sure there is some simple netiquette rule for this, but right now I'm staring at my nicely worded email with no addressee at the top, and it bugs me.

Law School Admissions / Berkeley PS, 4 Pages, Really?
« on: November 07, 2008, 08:53:56 PM »
Okay so Berkeley is my last application. I've been trying to work my DS into my PS, like delaggio reccomends, but I just can't do it. How would Berkeley take it if I just included both of them in the same document, or seperately. I know they take the whole 4 pages thing seriously, but ackk!! I am so tired of writing this garbage!

Law School Admissions / List of Most Painless Apps
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:29:51 AM »
Okay, so after filling out a ton of apps, I've noticed there are some serious differences between schools. Some of their applications are a pain in the ass--UCLA, I'm looking at you--and some are a breeze. This is my list of the easiest applications I've encountered.

In Order:
1. Chicago
3. Penn

Any others belong on this list, or it's mirror "Most Painful Apps" ?

Honorable mention to Harvard. The app is long, with a lot of Resume questions, but at least it is clear, with lots of space and easy to read.

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