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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Second Thoughts.
« on: May 19, 2009, 04:38:19 PM »
Also having similar thoughts, though I haven't done anything beyond paying a seat deposit.  I certainly don't want to burn any bridges if I decide on not attending this fall, so would a letter explaining my circumstances addressed to the administration suffice, if this is what I decide? 

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Current Law Students / Re: Re-take?
« on: May 14, 2009, 04:32:30 PM »
Good point.  The point difference I need to make up is only 3 points, which isn't much.  Looks like I have to hit the books again and prep for September.

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Current Law Students / Re: Re-take?
« on: May 12, 2009, 11:49:21 PM »
I will elaborate.  I applied for a JAG position and was subsequently denied because of my LSAT (this branch requires a min score).  I've been given the option of re-taking the LSAT and should I raise my score, I'll be automatically selected for the program, since I qualify in all other areas.  It seems like a no-brainer, although I REALLY do not want to take it again.  But in light of these circumstances, I am inclined to suck it up and re-take.  I'm grateful to possibly have this gig lined up after graduation and the only thing holding me back is this...

Thanks for the input.

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Current Law Students / Re-take?
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:25:20 PM »
Am I even allowed to take the LSAT as a law student?  If I am eligible, my concern is that LSAT prep will interfere with my first-year studies.  Is this a realistic fear?  Is the risk of re-taking the LSAT in school worth it, if it leads to a concrete job prospect later on? 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re-Take?
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:24:38 PM »
Disregard

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Incoming 1Ls / Microsoft OneNote,Etherpad
« on: May 09, 2009, 12:01:47 PM »
Anyone have any thoughts on these programs, in particular the collaborative note-taking functions?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:13:28 AM »
Anyone have any experience with 10.1" netbooks?  I'm considering Samsung, Asus, or MSI.  I recently checked one out and am concern about the screen size, specifically, toggling multiple screens.  Any thoughts from those who own a netbook in this size?  Has it worked for you?  The 12.1" look a bit more manageable.

I just bought an 8.9" netbook (the Acer Aspire One) and I adore it, although I probably wouldn't be comfortable with it as my only computer.  It's great for taking notes in class, though, and I actually did my property outline mainly on the netbook.  You get used to the screen size and keyboard size very quickly, although I do recommend an external mouse.

I think I'll go with the 10.1", though I would prefer something in the vicinity of 12" or 13" with cost being the only trade-off.  I've heard that they are great for a law students' needs such as note-taking and outlining as you mentioned.  Plus you can't beat the portability and long battery life.  This would act as a secondary comp, with my desktop as my primary. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:40:11 AM »
Anyone have any experience with 10.1" netbooks?  I'm considering Samsung, Asus, or MSI.  I recently checked one out and am concern about the screen size, specifically, toggling multiple screens.  Any thoughts from those who own a netbook in this size?  Has it worked for you?  The 12.1" look a bit more manageable.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: San Diego Living?
« on: April 24, 2009, 05:17:18 PM »
Honestly, I want to be within 2 miles from school (preferably even 1 mile), especially if I'm not going to have a car.  So it looks like I will be limited to the neighborhoods of Hillcrest, Old Town, Mission Hills, Midtown, USD's campus.  Sound about right?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: San Diego Living?
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:55:38 PM »
The advice is much appreciated guys.  This is good info to get my search started.

@ Scentless:  The coast sounds sweet, the only problem I'll have is distance, I don't plan on having a car my first year.  How's Old Town like in general?  I've heard mixed reviews, for instance, its located in an industrial area.  I been to San Diego many times, but haven't checked out Old town at all.  Also, does the public transportation suck that bad?  Or is it on par with any ordinary big city, nothing special worth noting? 

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