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Current Law Students / Re: 1L Case Briefs
« on: July 27, 2007, 10:22:23 AM »
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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Current Law Students / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: May 04, 2007, 01:28:27 PM »
TITCR, as the kids say.

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Current Law Students / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:48:09 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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Current Law Students / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: March 30, 2007, 06:51:01 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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Current Law Students / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: March 30, 2007, 06:48:49 AM »
AtlantaSteve-

Thanks for the information!  I was also at the open house and I was wondering about some of the same things as  the OP.

I toured JM last cycle, but chose not to apply because I had my heart set on GSU.

The work they've done on the building in the last year is amazing. They really are trying, and that makes me feel pretty good.  Every student that I met was very nice.  Naturally, the school isn't going to have grumpy, miserable students giving tours.  But I was impressed with all the students I spoke with.

The two professors that taught the mock classes were fantastic.  I liked them a lot and would be very pleased (and honored) to be in their classes.  That pretty much put to rest any concerns I might have had about the quality of the professors.  I understand it was just a very short class, given by the best professors at the school, but it still made me feel much better.

My only concern at this point is the $57K average salary for recent grads.  They seem to be able to get nearly every student placed. But, if I'm being totally honest, $57K is a big paycut, doubly so when I take into account the additional debt.  But a quick look at numbers from other schools, such as GSU, seems to indicate that JM grads earn a little less, but not *that* much.

Can you talk a little more about the workload? I'm going p/t evening and I'll be working full time as well.  Have you found the workload too difficult to handle with a full-time job?  Have you had the time to participate in many co-curricular activities (moot court, etc)?  JM seems to be really friendly towards part-time students, which really appeals to me.  What about the library? Have you found it to be sufficient?  With the emergence of internet-based resources, I suspect that the size of a school's library is becoming less and less crucial.

Again, thanks for the info...

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