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Current Law Students / Re: OneNote Question
« on: December 15, 2005, 09:59:21 AM »
Why is it so great? What does it allow you to do?

Current Law Students / OneNote Question
« on: December 15, 2005, 08:48:19 AM »
Is OneNote worth getting for law school?

Barnes & Noble's website ( can also be a good option - especially if you become a member and get their 10% discount.  It does cost $25 to become a member, but since casebooks and supplements will cost you more than $300-$500/semester, you will save $30-$50/semester, $60-$100/academic year. has most supplements (outlines and hornbooks) and casebooks, so it can be a good option. 

Other than that, I agree with the others who have said Amazon.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: May 16, 2006, 10:19:14 AM »
The new MacBooks come standard with glossy screens (it's an option on MBP's).  Is that a good or a bad thing?  Wouldn't the glare on a glossy screen really suck? 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "Summer Plans" Thread
« on: April 26, 2006, 05:53:55 AM »
spending june in argentina and uruguay, getting married in july, moving to DC in august.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Mixed thoughts on DC
« on: April 21, 2006, 10:01:01 AM »
I lived for in DC for four years as an undergrad and thought it was great.  I would agree with nukelaw's assessment of the city. 

i imagine most of your friends will come from your law school class unless you already have friends that live there. 

safety in northwest dc is just fine.  like any other big city, you just have to be mindful of where you go and at what time you go there. 

foggy bottom is in a pretty good part of town and its location is convenient to the rest of the city. living in the city is fun, but expensive.  i've never lived in northern virginia, but i've heard that it's nice as far as housing goes, especially ballston where there is a younger crowd. 

as far as friendliness - i don't think it's particularly friendly, but it's not notoriously rude like nyc.  and nukelaw was definitely right about people avoiding eye contact (but that seems to be prevalent all over the east coast).

it's a great town with a lot to offer.  the city has something for everyone.  and gw is a large enough school that you'll find your niche.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Georgetown people-- where are you going to live?
« on: April 20, 2006, 07:54:46 PM »
my fiancee and i were set on an apartment in the logan circle/thomas circle part of town (just 10 blocks from campus), but the move in date was a little too late for us. and, 13th and mass (where the apartment was) didn't really have much of a neighborhood feel, not that that will matter much to me since i'll be at the library studying most of the time. 
anyway, today we got word about an apartment that we applied for in adams morgan.  my fiancee is moving into the apartment in a few weeks. i'll join her after the wedding in july. there is a bus that goes directly to gulc from 18th and columbia (the 96 bus) and then there is the 42 bus that goes to du pont where you can get on the red line. it's a little removed from campus, but that can be a good thing too (at least that's what i'm telling myself).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Early Reading Start
« on: April 19, 2006, 07:18:01 PM »
Thanks.  Have you heard of foucault's pendulum?  I have heard it is supposed to be good.

i've also heard that foucault's pendulum is supposed to be very good.  from what i've heard, it's the thinking man's (or woman's) Da Vinci Code.  i've also heard that the geographer's library is supposed to be good.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: April 19, 2006, 11:13:58 AM »
mr. wildcat please accept my deepest apologies.  i hope my misreading of the question and subsequent explanation did not do permanent damage to your refined sensibilities or sensitive ego. if there is anything i can do to make amends, please let me know.....

i thought i read iBook, not iMac (my mistake), which are indeed being replaced by Mac Books.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: April 19, 2006, 09:26:51 AM »
the Mac Book Pro's have been out since january. but i think the question was really asking when Mac Books (the iMac's replacement are coming out).  i've heard they will ship in may or june.  they'll have a 13" screen and be available with the core duo or core solo intel chips.  also, i've heard that they also might be available in crazy colors like the originally iMac notebooks - but who knows.

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