$30 or so.
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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Anyone heading to Northwestern or John Marshall in the Fall? (x-post)« on: August 09, 2008, 04:26:14 PM »
I just left John Marshall (transferred out), so I might be able to help.
I just got the Macroloader. You can check it out on eBags. It is truly large, and has a nifty side pocket for your laptop.
That one seems pretty nice, I might investigate it further. $80 is a steal; the Booq bag I'm looking at is ~$250 with the laptop sleeve.
Any suggestions for a good backpack? I'm a soon-to-be 2L, and I'm still trying to find a good bag to carry my laptop and casebooks. I used a Targus backpack first semester 1L and a Booq Mamba Sling 2nd semester. Neither is very comfortable to carry when heavy. I want something that will protect my laptop, hold power cords and a few casebooks. I'm looking at the Booq Boa backpack with the Vyper sleeve for my Macbook Air, but I'm open to other suggestions. I want something that is at least semi-rigid with comfortable straps for the walk to school. Thanks!
« on: July 04, 2008, 01:04:43 PM »
It's the curve and the way they write/enforce it.
This is the only comment I've seen you make so far that I think is unwarranted. I am in the process of transferring out of JMLS, and the curve wasn't/shouldn't have been a surprise. If you did any research going into school, you should have known 1L is curved there. The curve is in the Student Handbook, and was discussed at Orientation. I don't think there is any excuse for not knowing what the grading policy is going in. That said, it sucks you were dismissed, and I can certainly understand your general frustration.
IIRC, the ABA rule is 20hrs/week. Some schools might implement their own. I didn't work first semester and I was bored, but I did very well. I worked 13hrs or so a week 2nd semester and I slipped a little. I'm not sure if it's attributable to work, getting cocky, etc. That said, I'd be hesitant to take on a commitement before you even start school.
I worked for a small firm. They actually let me do a good deal of substantive work. I did research, drafted some court docs, etc. Of course, there was plenty of deposition abstracting, but it wasn't all boring.