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General Board / Re: Question Members
« on: July 30, 2007, 02:29:16 PM »
I'm a 0L, so take what I say with a grain of salt. =)

I was planning on using on-line legal dictionaries when possible.  But I did pick up the pocket edition just in case I wanted to study and didn't have internet access for some reason.  Kinda of a "middle of the road" approach.

=)

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General Board / Re: Blogging the Law School Experience?
« on: July 28, 2007, 07:45:07 PM »
Oh! I totally didn't take it as flame bait.  You mentioned things that I hadn't thought of.  Specifically, I had only been thinking about how blogging could be harmful, and I hadn't stopped to think very much about the ways in which it could be used to HELP your job search.

It's a gamble, but one that could pay off. 

Just double and triple check your grammar and spelling and make sure that all your blog posts are as well-written as you can manage.  Don't follow in Brittany Spears' footsteps. =)

I wish you lots of luck with it. I love reading blogs.  But this is, for me, a spectator sport.

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General Board / Re: Blogging the Law School Experience?
« on: July 28, 2007, 05:09:23 PM »
This sounds like a dangerous project.  You can bet that each and every potential employer is going to be looking to see if we have a blog or a myspace or whatever.  I know that I couldn't write an honest and open (and thus interesting) blog if I knew that my future employer was going to read it.

I also bet that when we finally make it to court that our opposing counsel will have done a google search on us too.

Heck, in 2000 I hired an employment lawyer to review a contract I was being asked to sign and he did a search on my company's attorney and basically told me all about the school he went to, his clients and everything. And that was back in 2000.  Before blogs and myspace.

In a field that is so heavily dependent on reputation, I'd be very hesitant to offer up any additional information about myself.

That said, you can guarantee that I'll be reading some of these blogs.  Smart people make good blogs.

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General Board / Re: 1L Case Briefs
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:22:23 PM »
http://wordprocessing.about.com/od/workingwithmacro1/l/blmacrointro.htm

This seems like a decent how-to on creating macros.

Thanks for the tip.  I think that things like this help you focus on what's important.  I'm all for automating repetitive tasks that don't teach anything new.

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my school doesn't even give us our schedule until  the 1st day of class. How messed up is that. I have no idea what i am gonna do about books.

Do you have assignments for the first day of class?  The reason my school is giving me this information now is because I've got work that I need to complete before orientation.

And I have to say that having the option of getting the books online is very nice.

However, you might want to be a little cautious about buy used books online.  I just got mine. Everything is as I ordered and they are in good shape, but there is some writing and underlining in one of them.  It's minor enough that it won't bug me, but I could see how it would distract someone.  I'd buy used books in person so that I could make sure I get one with the least amount of writing and underlining possible.

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If you're even thinking about ordering books online, you'll want to order them now.

I'm a 1L and I just got my orientation materials.  We're expected to read several chapters in our textbook and brief a bunch of cases.  I'm having trouble finding the text locally, and so I've looked on the internet.  Amazon says that it'll take 4-7 weeks for the book to ship. By then orientation will have long since passed.

Because of the rather hefty bit of work that I have to do before school even starts, I need my books right away so I can get started. Otherwise, I'll be off to a very rocky start.

The moral of the story is to get your books sooner rather than later.

Textbooks.com was awesome. They had most of my books and they were cheaper than the bookstore and they delivered it super fast, for free.

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General Board / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: May 04, 2007, 03:28:27 PM »
TITCR, as the kids say.

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General Board / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: April 25, 2007, 10:48:09 AM »
You've got some serious sour grapes going on here.

I can understand you wanting to make people aware of problems with the school. And for that I'm appreciative. But it appears that you've just done a search for John Marshall-Atlanta and posted this to every single thread.

That comes across as more vindictive than informative.

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General Board / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: March 30, 2007, 08:51:01 AM »
MelissaM-

I walked away with pretty much the same impression as you. And I was actually rather hesitant about JM at first.  But I'm warming up to it.

I think that the bottomline is that I want to be an attorney. I'll overcome whatever obstacles I have to in order to get there.

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