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« on: July 31, 2008, 11:19:51 PM »
hehe... I certainly will. Hey, you know what would be way super-awesome-nerdy-but-cool-for-a-fourth-grader?!?!?! If we got the very same bag and then embroidered our initials on them! You know, so we didn't get confused...
But for real though, some people get really serious about the bag situation. One girl just couldn't reconcile the desires of the fashionista and the law student resting deep inside. I'm quite sure that she will end up with a serious back problem. Although, she will probably make both of us look like real chumps with her super-trendy bag.
Here's a link to the ridiculous thread...http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4012758.0.html
Oh and BTW, I may not be able to get the bag until after financial aid dispersement, so don't be mad. But I swear, I plan on getting a really nerdy rolling bag, so when you see someone pop-up at school three weeks after commencement with an awesome new bag, then, well, you caught me!
« on: July 31, 2008, 09:27:35 PM »
I agree that the competitive climate is a bit daunting, but from what I can tell most peeps at GState are cool. Plus, I'm trying not to focus on others until I can at least find my own niche. As soon as I start worrying about what ya'll are doing, I know I'm going to freak myself out!!! lol
About the whole bag thing... I started a thread on the general board about the bag issue and from the replies think that the rolling bag is best. I mean, YES IT IS EXTREMELY DORKY AND I WILL PROBABLY BE LAUGHED AT FREQUENTLY, BUT OH WELL. Now it's just a matter of which really nerdy bag suits my really nerdy personality best...
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:38:22 PM »
7-845: Exercise/Review for class
9-1015: Civ Pro
(Wed only) 230-400: Research, Writing, Advocacy
3-on: Mommy time and studying
7-1015: Exercise/Review for class/Study
3-on: mommy time and studying
I'm going to try to treat it like a 7-3 not a 9-5, but that's only because I'm a mom and need to be there for my baby after school. I plan to spend Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings doing some reading if need be.
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:55:11 PM »
A little nervous, but mostly anxious. Considering how badly I wanted time to pass some weeks ago, now I am beginning to wish I still had a few more... Mostly though, I am concerned about fin aid disbursement. I had all of these grand plans for getting a new computer and all the whackass gadgets and gizmos we were warned against!!! Guess it may be a good thing that we aren't getting that $ for a while. Although, baby's child care expenses are getting painful.
Rambling probably equals nerves, BTW...
Hope you all are doing some great things these last few weeks!
« on: July 22, 2008, 02:26:25 PM »
I guess I just don't get the whole "I need a pretty bag thing." It reminds me of the girls in UG wearing stilettos to school! Ha, give me a break. I mean to each her own and all, but I think you should at least try to become reasonably adjusted to the idea that you MIGHT end up wanting something that you can lug books home in. Not only that, but from some students I've talked to, the library and on-campus studying can become depressing. Some say that they end up avoiding the library like the plague mid-semester and have to re-adjust their entire routine... just a thought, really.
And, IMO, fashion sense is more readily and adequately portrayed by the garments, shoes, make-up, hair "package" than by your "book bag." I mean if we were talking handbags, I could see the dilemma, but we're talking about 30+ lbs of casebooks/computer/supplies!!! Not what I call a good time.
The locker thing is an option, sure, but how big is this thing anyway?!?! From the casebooks I have, I am skeptical that they could all fit in an average locker along with other school necessities... that could just be an exaggeration of course.
« on: July 21, 2008, 03:57:33 PM »
Excellent information! Thanks, t!
« on: July 21, 2008, 03:40:28 PM »
Some good stuff here. I found this bag on overstock and it looks pretty nice. It's a rolling backpack, but is leather and looks less ridiculous. Plus, it can double as a weekend bag. And, it has a computer protector. http://www.overstock.com/Luggage-Bags/APC-Leather-Backpack-on-Wheels/708661/product.html?#custreviews
Or maybe this one... (which is decidedly less attractive, but seems okay)http://www.overstock.com/Luggage-Bags/Leather-Backpack-on-Wheels/33080/product.html?
FYI, I will be using public transportation since my school is a block from a station, so I think something I can roll OR carry might be ideal. Plus, I plan on renting a locker at school and the rec center for on-campus storage.
I think I have reasonably incorporated all of your great insight into a workable solution for me. Too bad if I look like a jackasz, my already-bad-back will thank my ego later!
Thanks for the comments!
« on: July 20, 2008, 08:45:16 PM »
I WAS TOTALLY GOING TO GET ONE OF THOSE!!! PT? That's insanity! Ok, well thanks for the thoughts. Having them unbound sounds good, but what about trying to sell them back? Not worth it anyway, like UG?
« on: July 20, 2008, 06:57:27 PM »
OK, so maybe this is WAY ridiculous to even be thinking about, but I am concerned about lugging around these heavy books...
So, my question is: Assuming I brief each case for class, is it still necessary to bring the casebook? Will I wish I had it for some terrible Socratic Method showdown?!?!
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:35:12 PM »
Anyone shop at Loehmann's? They had an awesome suit sale some time back. Unfortunately, I couldn't take them up on it, but I look forward to this year's! BTW, as a 1L this year, it seems I won't be needing a suit until like Feb, right? If that...