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I started reading Delaney's Learning Legal Reasoning this week and i think it is great. I also started with The Civ Pro, Torts, Crim. Law, and Contracts books that PLS2 recommends. I actually thought that it would be a lot harder to get into them, but the books are so easy to understand that i think i will be fine with them. I am waiting for the rest of the books to come in, but i will be buying the LEEWS a little later on.

Well guys, i just got the first set of the Answers and Explanations books and the delaney books  that AF recommends, and i got to say that i am totally psyched to start on all this material. I am gonna do everything that he says to do, but i am a little behind on the 13 week plan (only have 9-10 weeks), but i think i can do most of the stuff.

wish me luck

I would like to hear some more from ppl. I have already pruchased the books that AF recommends, but i am getting a late start. I will do my best to catch right now.

General Board / Re: Playing up the minority card
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:03:27 PM »
I know this is for students but I have a question. Everyone keeps telling me not to worry about my score and gpa because I'm Puerto Rican and came from a very economically disadvantaged neighborhood.

Although California does not practice affirmative action they consider diversity in the admissions process.  I want to be accepted by my merits not my last name.

Are there any minorities who felt they were at an advantage? Even my professor said I should play this up

I am a URM, and there were some schools that i applied to, some, that asked if there were any factors that had to deal with economic disadvantage. I just wrote about my family and my life which included serious eco disad. in bad urban setting, single parent, etc . It was not "playing it up", they asked, so i told them.

I think that you should talk about it to an extent that you still feel comfortable. If you don't want to talk about it at all, then so be it. If you feel that your numbes are good enough to get into the school you want to, then good luck.

Thanks for all of the input guys, but i think i will be carrying out my plan come august. I will try it to start the semester, and if it doesn't seem feasible, i will abandon the idea. But i would like to try it, it may just work for me.

gratias tibi ago, my friends

General Board / Re: Floppy drives
« on: June 02, 2005, 10:29:34 AM »
You should really check with your school for the exact info on what they require. Santa Clara ONLY accepts exams on floppy disks, not cds or anything else. Most laptops don't come with a floppy (as it is virtually obsolete), but I will be purchasing a very cheap external one for the purpose of doing my exams. If your choice is between doing the exam on a laptop or writing it out by hand, i would say get the floppy drive. I can't imagine writing out all  that crap by hand for hours.


I haven't read anything on my schools website about lockers, and we share a building with the business schoool, so i'm not sure there is any chance of having that amenity. I know allmy classes won't be on the same day, but i've taken two constitutional law courses in undergrad, which used the actual Sullivan/Gunther Con Law text, and it is pretty big. Two of these on any day plus my laptop is way too much.  I refuse to have a dorky rolling backpack. No offense to anyone with one already, but that is something i will never have.

I really don't think it will take that much time. I could probably do a couple hundred pages in 20 minutes or so. The division of the casebook is a good idea though. i wonder how much that will cost. I'll look into that. I'd rather do it before school starts, so i don't have to worry about it.

Thanks for the opinion and the suggestion.

Hey ppl. I guess that this would be the best place to ask this question. I have the fabulous idea to copy/scan my casebooks/textbooks instead of lugging all of these huge things to class. I have enough money to buy a very good all in one printer/scanner/copier, so that won't be a problem.
I plan to use 8x14 paper to try and cut down on waste. I don't mind buying printer ink, toner, etc.

I was just wondering if anyone has tried this already and what were the results. Was it too much work to do, or was it a good way to cut down on your back pain?

Villanova / Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:09:46 PM »
I was accepted there last month, but i decided not to go because i didn't think i was going to get any money from them. Have any of you gotten even a hint of scholarship/grant money?

Anyway, good luck guys and have fun

General Board / Better to have a concentration, or be a "generalist"?
« on: April 19, 2005, 01:37:02 PM »
Hey ppl. I was just looking over the concentrations that the school i will likely attend gives. But then i got to wondering, does it really make sense to limit myself with just one area? Do any of you 2/3Ls have any opinion on this?

Personally, i think it would be better for me to be a renaissance man. I could have some knowledge of tax law, criminal law (beyond 1L course), IP law, Business law, et cetera. Of course, i would only take courses in areas i was really interested in.

Any opinions ppl?


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