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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Book lists are up.
« on: August 16, 2006, 10:03:01 AM »
Did anyone else order their books online from the University Coop? If so, have they shipped out yet?

You mean you've not read the introductory sections of each of your books yet, as well as memorized the first 5 cases?  Uh oh.  ;)

I'm glad I went in and got mine, as being able to actually start reading in some of my casebooks is a nice relief.  It has helped prevent me from imagining that the courses are going to be some impossibly difficult thing.  Unfortunately, it has also confirmed to me that I won't be able to just read through the required reading once and be done with it.  :(

Ugh. Clearly I suck at life. I might as well just call the school tomorrow and withdraw since I am already so far behind  ;)

Or someone else just has way too much time on his hands. Dont worry -- most of us probably have not begun reading.

Yep, between work,  two kids, and a wife, I'm swimming in time.  I find it really hard to believe more folks haven't cracked open their books to get a look at what they'll be learning for the next few months.

You're not alone Felsen, as my car is undrivable at the moment and I don't have 2 kids or a job, for that matter, I am swimming in time at the moment and have flipped through my books out of curiosity.

For some reason, the few times I have attempted to browse through my books, it is met with an almost immediate response of falling asleep.  It's almost like a relfex.  I better leave the books alone for the next 2 weeks before it turns into a Pavlov's dogs situation. :-[

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 12, 2006, 08:35:31 PM »
all in good fun. no seriousness.  ;)

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 12, 2006, 06:17:15 PM »
'Course, you could always be progressive and... keep your name.  Or make your husband change his.   :D

oh i'm sick of that debate, it's so 10 years ago.

my hubby quit his job, found a new one in austin, left all his family and friends behind, put off his own goals of going back to school, and is financially supporting me through law school.  he even found lsd for me. now that's progressive.

i think i'll change my name.  :)

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Book lists are up.
« on: August 12, 2006, 10:30:33 AM »
For section 2, only about half of the books were available used.  There were only about 5-10 used copies of the books for torts and civ pro, and almost all had severe highlighting and writing in the margins.

Also, I asked what they do if you order online and order used books for which there aren't used copies available.  They said they cancel that portion of your order.  That seems to defeat the purpose of the ease of ordering online.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 12, 2006, 10:19:09 AM »
Y'all don't like the names your mammas gave you?  Or have there been some marriages going on since you applied?

Recently married (June 17th).  I'm having an identity crisis now as my passport with my maiden name is my official ID for some things and my driver's license with my married name is for others.  It's a very painful process changing your name.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 11, 2006, 06:40:01 PM »
well for the record, I was at the registrar changing my name and the lady there told me I couldn't get my ID yet.  She actually went so far as to say that she didn't understand why the law school would tell me I could get my ID.

Oh well, I guess that's what I get for taking someone's word for it.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 11, 2006, 03:18:32 PM »
I was hoping I could get your help making a list of things that I need to do while I'm there.

-Get ID Card

Has anyone been able to get an ID card yet?  I know it's on the early bird list, but I tried today and they told me you have to be registered for classes which won't be done until orientation.

Also, anyone wanting to buy used books should do so ASAP. There wasn't a huge used selection when I went by today, and many of my required books weren't available used. Total cost for all Section 2A books ~$550.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: health insurance
« on: August 10, 2006, 07:23:01 PM »
Good pregnancy insurance appears difficult to get unless you get on a large group plan through work.

Yeah, it's too bad they don't offer some kind of student rate.  Since most students aren't actively trying to get pregnant, the rate of pregnancy is probably much lower and ought to make us qualify for a lower premium.

Maybe it's my professional background, but when it comes to health care, I want every possibility covered.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: health insurance
« on: August 10, 2006, 06:29:09 PM »
I applied for Unicare as well.  My quoted rate for health insurance ($2500 deductible), dental, & $25000 life policy is $118/mo.

I would advise anyone against the school's policy. As an RN who worked with leukemia patients, I saw many healthy people in their 20s-30s diagnosed with leukemia and rack up upwards of a million dollars in health care bills.  The school's policy only covers $400,000 in benefits. You never know what might happen.

A note to the ladies on the board (especially the married like myself): the UT plan covers maternity in the event of an unintended (presumably) pregnancy but Unicare, BCBS, & humana don't. Humana might but it is probably $100+ extra per month. Just something to keep in mind.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Lockers
« on: August 04, 2006, 09:37:40 AM »
Does anyone know if they usually fill up?  ???

We had lockers at my work I never used, lockers at my UG (real small school) I never used, never used my locker in HS, haven't used one since Middle school so I dont know why I would want to start using one now but who knows. I'd like to be able to decide later in the semester.

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