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Current Law Students / Hornbooks, Canned Briefs, Outlines...confusion
« on: July 13, 2005, 11:42:00 AM »
I am TOTALLY confused on what the following are, because some of them seem to go hand in hand.

What are

1. Hornbooks
2. Canned Briefs (apparently you can buy a book of them?)
3. Commercial Outlines
4. Primers
5. Nutshells

I'm ready a few books that use these terms all the time, and I haven't gotten a clear answer on what they are or how useful they may be.  I've noticed on this site a lot of references to E&E and Gilberts...are those commerical outlines? 

Any help anyone has would be really really great.  Thanks in advance!

To leoladybug,

If you want to go into PI work and are thinking about the cost of loans, look into the scholarships offered at your school and others you might want to attend.  At my school there are 5 full-ride scholarships for people committed to working the public sector after graduation.  That's something to consider, and usually isn't based on your GPA and LSAT, but rather on your essay.

Yes, I bought the "How to do your best on LS exams" by Delaney.  Should I buy the others you mentioned?

Thanks to all the people that are discussing preparing for summer with PLS2.  Although I have not bought the book, I have bought Prof. Delaney's book as well as a copy of LEEWS tapes.  My question to jdohno (or anyone else with an opinion) is: what is the best way to dive into these things since I haven't started school?  I feel a little lost on where to begin.  Any thoughts?

I just consolidated $30k in undergraduate and graduate loans.  By doing this, I'm going to end up saving over $10k in the 20 year pay back period.  Since I'm going to LS this fall, I just have to call my lender and tell them to defer payment three years out. Remember to do that so your lender know what's going on.  This is a big change, since up until recently you could not consolidate until you were out of school.  Even if you miss out on the 6 month grace period, it's no biggie.  For me, it's a $1,200 difference (paying immediatley after graduation) over a $10,000 difference in the LR.

Gonzaga / Re: Summer Torts
« on: May 27, 2005, 10:39:39 AM »
I'm moving from New York to come to Gonzaga...big change from Manhattan to Spokane, but I grew up in Portland, OR so I felt right at home when I visited Gonzaga last year.  Have you started briefing the cases?  What neighborhood are you moving to in Spokane?  I'm going to live on campus for the summer.  Best of luck to you!

Bar Exam Preparation / Should I register for the bar as a 1L?
« on: May 26, 2005, 03:29:01 PM »
Is it critical to register for Bar/Bri when I'm only a 1L?  I hear you lock in the price...but how necessary is it?

Thomas Jefferson / Waitlist Madness
« on: May 25, 2005, 03:52:51 PM »
I got waitlisted at TJSL and it's still my top choice.  I've sent letters updating my progress in my work life to continue to show interest.  I was wondering to any experienced students at it worth it to do these things?  Also, if anyone has been waitlisted at TJ, when should one reasonably expect an outright yeah or neah? I've already been accepted to another school...and it seems as though this is taking forever.

Gonzaga / Summer Torts
« on: May 25, 2005, 03:32:47 PM »
Hello out there,

I'm registered for the Summer Torts Course class with DeWolf and I have to say I'm a little nervous.  I just got his class syllabus and the summer cases that we're supposed to brief.  I was wondering if anyone else is taking the course this summer.  Or if anyone who has taken did it go?  What is DeWolf like?  Can I expect my summer to be completely bogged down with studying or is there are smidgen of fun to be had?  Thanks!

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