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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 30, 2007, 12:19:31 PM »
Hey, cassise and I seem to live on the same floor, and we were talking about getting an HLS LSD meetup off the ground, now that we're all in Cambridge. Anybody interested in going out Saturday or Sunday night? Anybody want to choose the venue? I can speak for Grendel and John Harvard's, but I'm open to suggestions.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 26, 2007, 02:33:44 PM »
Should we have received our student IDs yet? Where/when do we get those guys?

Those come at orientation, I think on the 30th.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 20, 2007, 02:29:58 AM »
I have an additional loan from MEFA too and the fin aid office told me everything was set, but this month's bill is showing a balance less these additional loans.  I really hope everything will be settled by the time the disbursement checks are given. I read somewhere they were to be given out August 30th during registration.

Yep, that's my situation exactly. I think the Fin Aid office hasn't been made aware of my GradPLUS loan with MEFA, even though I filled out the online form. Probably have to sort it out during orientation...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 18, 2007, 12:36:36 PM »
Question about these term bills: Like almost everyone else, I'm sure, I have a big bunch o' loans for 1L. I applied for them (Stafford and GradPlus) in June, heard back from MEFA in the affirmative, and assumed everything was hunky-dory. When the July term bill came and the loans weren't in the "received" column yet, I assumed they'd show up next month. Well, they haven't -- they're still under "Anticipated Credits," so my account still shows a five-figure balance. On the other hand, it says I have $0.00 due.

Is anyone else having this problem? Especially anyone who's borrowing with MEFA... I'm at a hostel in Prague right now and the AMSA clearinghouse site is down, so if there is a problem I'll have to wait until I'm in Boston to try to fix it. Ugh.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:20:31 AM »
Yeah, I'll second/third/nth the request that people post their section's reading lists here.

I'm about two hours away from heading to the airport for an ill-timed (;)) ten-day vacation, and I still don't know what section I'm in. When I get back, I'm going to have about 36 jet-lagged hours to research my profs, find my booklists, and order my books before flying out to Cambridge. So, I'll be eternally grateful to anyone who helps head off my last-minute freakout...

EDIT: Yay, I just got a call from home -- section 2!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving to Law School: Checklist
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:11:55 AM »
Hm. For me, it's a moot point, because I won't have a car in Cambridge. But noted, nonetheless.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:07:35 AM »
I have a question regarding installing Windows on Macs. (I plan to get a iBook) If I have my Windows XP service pack 2, can I install it myself?
If I can't use my Windows XP service pack 2, do the people in Apple store install it for you (for a fee?) Or do I have to go to Best Buy and do it there?

I'm computer illiterate in general and confused.

thank you!

You can download Boot Camp for free, then use your copy of XP SP2.  All the details and instructions are here:

Careful -- Bootcamp (and Parallels, and VMWare, and all Windows-on-Mac software) only works with Intel Macs. For laptops, that means Macbooks and Macbooks Pro, but not iBooks.

(I always feel like such a goon when I type "Macbooks Pro")

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 10, 2007, 10:15:06 AM »
Here are a couple very specific questions about the HLS dorms, for those who've experienced them:

1) I'm in 4th Ames. I like my bedroom to stay pretty cool. Do the windows open up far enough that I should bring one of those skinny window fans? I'm talking about 8-9" here.

2) Do the rooms have overhead lights? I'm bringing two small lamps as-is, but I've also got a collapsible floor lamp I might ship out if there isn't any other artificial light provided.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving to Law School: Checklist
« on: August 08, 2007, 01:12:57 PM »
Re: changing your driver's license state: I actually plan on keeping mine in Michigan, since we're a swing state and Massachusetts isn't. After the 08 election, I guess I might as well.

(That's legal, right?)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: August 08, 2007, 01:09:48 PM »
Is moving in at the end of the month really cutting it that close?

I think you'll be fine.  There'll be a couple of hundred others doing the same thing!

Thirded. Aaaand, I'll be out of the country by the time the section announcements go out, so I'll have a week or less to buy my books and do all the first-day reading. I'm doing my best not to freak out.

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