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Book Sales and Trades / Re: LEEWS for sale
« on: May 05, 2006, 05:55:44 PM »
It's already sold. Thanks though. I've had it since August. I only used it once.

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Book Sales and Trades / Re: LEEWS for sale
« on: May 05, 2006, 10:05:10 AM »
Yes, CD. Sheesh. The Primer doesn't cost $70.

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Book Sales and Trades / LEEWS for sale
« on: May 04, 2006, 11:23:18 PM »
$75. It's in pretty good shape. I don't think there's any writing in the Primer, but I'll check on that.

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Florida State / Re: Books
« on: April 29, 2006, 09:30:52 PM »
What books did you not use?

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General Board / Re: Building outlining tool for MS Word
« on: April 25, 2006, 10:05:09 AM »
Well, I don't know what VBA is, but the worst thing about Word is its ridiculous "auto-format" and "auto-correct" features.

Dear Microsoft,

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL I'M TRYING TO TYPE, SO STOP CORRECTING ME!

Sincerely,

Jumboshrimps



You can turn that off, or customize it so it only corrects what you want it to correct.

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I'm all about avoiding study groups for the most part. Don't believe the hype! If you are comfortable in a study group, go for it, but don't feel like it's required.

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General Board / Re: Lexis or WestLaw?
« on: April 02, 2006, 08:43:06 AM »
I prefer them both for different reasons. For me, Lexis is a little easier to use for primary case law and I prefer their headnotes system. The annotated statutes are organized better. I also prefer the case briefs in Lexis. I find that searching secondary authority is easier for me in Westlaw. Also, the Research Train is better than the History in Lexis.

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Florida State / Re: ATTN: FSU 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls
« on: March 29, 2006, 03:06:00 PM »
From what I've been told, getting a job in Atlanta is possible, but it's not easy. You have to do a lot of extra legwork. It's easier if you have ties to Atlanta.
The things I like: The professors are great. It's a small school and most people are pretty laid-back. The administration at the law school is very helpful and efficient. There are a ton of student groups and the bar association does lots of stuff. The law school library staff is amazing. The environmental program is fantastic. You also have options for co-curricular activities: law review plus three other journals, mock trial and moot court. Also, I'm a resident so I'm paying less than I did for undergrad which is awesome.

The things I dislike: Just about everything on main campus. The library staff sucks, the administration sucks and parking sucks. I've never had a good experience anywhere or with anyone on the main campus. Unfortunately, there's some stuff, like financial aid, that is handled at the main campus so you have to deal with the incompetence. There's very little to do in Tallahassee unless you're into bar hopping. If you like museums, indie films and other cultural trappings of most big cities and college towns, you'll be disappointed.

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General Board / Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
« on: March 23, 2006, 12:19:50 PM »
I use ROMLaw and although having the briefs on my computer has saved my butt in class a couple times, the briefs aren't that great. Sometimes the holding is wrong and often the rationale is poorly constructed. However, it's not a bad deal for the price. I use the flashcards a lot and the outlines have helped me occasionally.

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General Board / Re: Transferring to Nova Southeastern
« on: March 19, 2006, 09:05:51 AM »
Nova has a decent reputation in Broward County. If you look at firms in Broward, there are a ton of Nova grads. I heard they have a pretty harsh curve, though.

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