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Current Law Students / Re: Civ Pro Audio Help
« on: September 16, 2005, 03:44:02 PM »
I have the Sum and Substance CD set. I think they're good....they definately don't supplement doing the work, but I drive about 30 min. to school every day, so I think it's a great us of time when you're already driving. So for your trip, they'd probably be great!

Current Law Students / Studying Time and how to spend it
« on: September 13, 2005, 07:17:46 PM »
I know that everyone on this board has asked very similar questions, but I'm still pretty concerned. I just started my 1st year at a tier 4 school. I really like it so far, but I feel like my classmates are spending way more time on things. People keep saying they are studying all the time and only getting 5 hrs. of sleep. I feel like i understand things pretty least as well as to be expected at this point, but i certainly get more than 5 hrs. of sleep each night, and I don't spend every minute studying when I get home until I go to bed. I spend between 2-5 hrs. depending on the day, but I also do a lot of work on my weekends. I use those for working on and updating my outlines. Is this enough? Do I need to be doing what everyone else is? Also, I started out briefing every case, but I've stopped that in like 2 classes because it took sooo much time, is this a bad choice? Do I need to brief for at least my first sememster everything? Also, I have friends at other tier 1 schools telling my how much crazy reading they have every night. We usually do not have an unmanageable amount, generally if you are not behind of course, we have about 50 pgs. or so every night. Is this not very much? Are better schools a lot harder? thanks to all you for your advise.

Current Law Students / orientation questions
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:13:13 AM »
Hey everyone, this may seem like a silly question, but what do people usually wear to orientation? Is it appropriate to wear jeans or capri's or should you be  a  bit more formal than that? I'm just starting to get really nervous, I've been working on my assignments that are due for orientation, and getting prepared, but the closer it gets, the more nervous I get. Any suggestions would help, or past experiences! Thanks

Current Law Students / Re: Willamette School of Law
« on: June 14, 2005, 10:52:13 AM »
Hi again, You do have a good point about starting salary...that everyone will be different and based on different things..I was just looking at what USNew's lists it as (but yes, I agree very subjective!) I actually just got back from visiting Salem OR. I left on Sat. and got back last night (Mon.) It was an absolutely Beautiful campus!  In fact, I think it is probably the nicest one that I have ever seen! The stream running through and the old style buildings really make it just wonderful. However, I was pretty disappointed with the town. I guess I've been spoiled living here, but it seemed kind of run down. The West side was much nicer and seemed to have promise, but overall I was really disappointed with Salem, I pictured something totally different. And as far as the living situations go, yes I noticed that rent is very cheap (which is really great for students, here it's about $1200 for a one bedrooom!) but I've been looking to purchase rather than rent, and I was very dissapointed in the house prices...for what it costs to buy a not very nice house in Salem, I can get a beautiful 2200 sq. ft. home in Fort Worth. At this point I'm leaning towards going to Texas, but I have heard nothing but GREAT things from every Willamette student I've spoken with. I really havn't had the opportunity to speak with many TWU students. I think that Willamette is probably a wonderful school that provides a great education, but I'm wondering if I wont be happy living there is it worth going?? The other thing is, I've read that most everyone stays in Washington and Oregon afterwards to work and the chance of coming to California is very very low. And although it's a better school, do you think that matters a lot between tier 3 and 4??? I spoke with my brothers best friend who is a 35 yr. old lawyer at a big firm and he said it doesn't matter at all...that once your out of the top 100 schools, they don't even look. I'm not sure this is true, but it's something to think about!! I really don't know what to do at this point! This is such a hard decision!!!

Current Law Students / Re: Willamette School of Law
« on: June 10, 2005, 06:52:32 PM »
Thanks so much, that absolutely does help, I really appreciate the suggestions for what to look at beforehand. One more question for you; I'm still really torn between Texas Wesleyan and Willamette. In Texas the cost of living is cheaper, so is everything, and the starting salary is listed as higher. Also, I can afford a MUCH nicer place to live in during law school, which I think would be nice since you spend so much time studying. However, Willamette is Tier 3, so therefore higher ranked, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it, and my boyfriend would be closer (he's in northern cal.) and yes I know BAD reason, but I can't help but think about it. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this decision? Thanks again for your help, I REALLY appreciate it!!!

Current Law Students / Re: Willamette School of Law
« on: June 10, 2005, 09:59:45 AM »
Thanks! Do you recommend preparing the summer before by reading books and outlines, etc.? Also, is there anything about Willamette you don't really like? You said that you found yourself able to do well, how much studying did you do? Thanks for all your help, I'm really nervous about starting and am trying to get as much info. as possible!

Current Law Students / Willamette School of Law
« on: June 09, 2005, 01:51:05 PM »
I am still trying to decide between Willmette Law School and Texas Wesleyan. I was hoping that if anyone has any information about Willamette they could share! Is there anyone out there who is planning to attend? Or already does and has some opinion of it? thanks so much for your help!

I'm planning on attend TWU this fall, and just wanted to see if there are any current students out there that could offer info on their own experiences there. I'm excited about the school after visiting it, but I still don't know a whole lot about it! anyone's opinions or help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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