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I think you would enjoy Holland you commie pinko nutjob! LOL J/K

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General Board / Re: Best software for note taking and/or outlining
« on: June 25, 2005, 09:36:16 AM »
So u don't think I should bother w/Microsoft One Note?  I really like it because of its recording feature.


We use Wordperfect at the office to do merge documents with Time Matters and TIme Slips which a lot of legal offices use - the experience working with it in school will be positive for the "real world".  ALso, there is a Legal Toolbar on wordperfect which sets up an outline and other features which I have yet to use. 

HTH

I like onenote, but it is your choice.  I read on this thread someone really like goBinder, but I hated it.  You should just play around with them and see what you like.

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1L job search / Re: Stupid Question about summer employment
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:14:35 AM »
I don't know anything about you, obviously, or what school you are going to attend, but for budget purposes, I would be VERY conservative in estimating that you will get a high-paying summer associate position after 1L.  I know lots of people working, but many are 100% volunteer (even one guy at a small firm not getting paid), or working as an RA for $10/hr, a couple Public Interest jobs making about that, and only a few making $2k/week at a firm.

I don't know a LOT about the loan thing, but for at least the federal loans, I applied for all I could, then I get discretion much closer to the time of need to accept the loan, decline the loan, or accept a lesser amount.

Regards,
Todd

Oh I absolutely agree with you.  I was just curious because it would be nice to have some money in the bank when next school year comes around.  I don't think it will affect how much money I borrow for 2l but it along with a job after 2l might mean I don't have  to borrow anything for 3l.  Just trying to look at all the angles as they say.  Thanksa for the input, I really appreciate it.

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Law Firms / Law Firm Size
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:16:11 AM »
So what exactly would be considered a large or small firm?  Would 100-200 attorneys be big or medium?  I was just curious

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1L job search / Stupid Question about summer employment
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:10:48 AM »
Okay, for you guys that are working after their 1l summer, how many weeks are you going to work?  I'm just trying to sort of estimate how much in loans I'm going to need, and I'm rying to guestimate how much money I can make in the summer assuming I can get a summer job post 1L.

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General Board / Re: Best software for note taking and/or outlining
« on: June 21, 2005, 09:04:29 AM »
OneNote seems to have somewhat better organization features.  Instead of dealing with a bunch of .doc files, you can have just 1 notebook file (.one) that you can section and subsection with ease.  It's designed more for outlining, so it makes it easier to move around items in your outline than the traditional copy-paste method.  It's best feature is probably the ability to mark and search marks easily.  Definitions, important points, things you have questions on, etc. can all be marked in your outline and searched really easily and quickly.

Is it nicer than Word?  I think so.  Is it worth $50-100 bucks?  Not so sure, I'd have a better feel after I actually used it at law school.  I'd say its worth downloading on your law school laptop around a couple weeks to a month before classes start to play around with a little bit and use at the start of classes.  Easier to decide then.

Does anyone know how long the recording feature on onenote is?  I was thinking about recording lectures using this feature.  I've been messing aroud with onenote for a few weeks and I really like it.  I tried Gobinder and did not like it at all.

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I've just enjoyed reading some cases and learning to brief a little bit.  Even if it doesn't help that much, at least I am getting some exposure to the law and it wont be totally foreign come August.

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General Board / Re: Seat deposit returned
« on: June 17, 2005, 07:56:58 PM »
flame bait

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General Board / Re: Arkansas Class of 2008
« on: June 08, 2005, 11:13:55 PM »
We should have a get together around the first of August for alll of us posters.  What do you guys think?

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General Board / Laptop Bags
« on: May 27, 2005, 09:30:26 AM »
Anyone want to give me input on a good bag to carry my laptop and book?  I went shopping yesterday but I just fon't know the route I want to take. 

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