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That kid was missing for a few weeks before the mom reported her missing. Wouldn't most parents know their toddler was missing within like, HOURS?

Mom of the year...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Circus Ponies or Omnioutliner?
« on: July 29, 2008, 03:29:50 PM »
If you've got the latest Office, try OneNote before you go buying anything else!

Can I use OneNote for a Mac? 
I do have Microsoft word but is that really good for outlining.  Wouldn't that be more of a simple note taking tool?
It has an outlining function to it.  I just don't see why you'd spend the money on something else when all you need is a simple outlining program.  Word works fine, and it's all I've used so far (I'm a rising 3L).

How do you use the outline function in word?

It's one of the views in Word 2008. I'm not sure if it's in the earlier versions.

I'm not a fan. Perhaps I don't really know how to use it yet? I don't like trying to deal with setting up the different styles–I think that's the only way to get away from the pre-set fonts.

Omni Outliner comes with the new Macs, and you don't really need Pro. The only thing extra it does is add page numbers. I'm kinda horrified that the regular version doesn't...

Current Law Students / Re: E&Es, hornbooks, etc.
« on: July 27, 2008, 03:35:54 PM »
Anything that's keyed to your casebook will be the most helpful. After that I think it's just personal preference. Ask some 2Ls or 3Ls what they liked.

Another (sometimes) helpful resource is CALI lessons. Not all of them are that great but they're FREE, so it's nice for a little extra practice.

Current Law Students / Re: How to tell if an outline is good?
« on: July 27, 2008, 03:31:00 PM »
A person's grade in a class has very little to do with quality of the outline. Success in law school is about good exam taking skills, not including every single item of information from the class.

And the definition of a *good* outline varies from person to person. The outline is quite personal–everyone learns and remembers material differently.

I was never a fan of relying heavily on old outlines. I might glance at an old one to see how another person organized the material or to see if I left anything out, but that's about it. That said, the best outline comes from a student who took the same prof within the last year or two. Even then, it might not be 100% perfect because the prof could include different things or leave some stuff out.

Black Law Students / Re: CNN's Black In America
« on: July 27, 2008, 03:25:32 PM »
The woman who hosted it was pretty hot, even though I'm not sure if she was black, white, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern. 

Soledad O'Brien. Quite fine. I remember reading somewhere that she's Cuban and Australian.

Whoa!  Cool name.  She seemed very...non-controversial.  She didn't really push anyone. 

She used to be on CNN's morning show, but she got bumped for some skinny white bimbo. I like her so much better.

Does anyone know if it's going to re-air? I was kind of afraid to watch it after seeing Christian Amanpour's special on religion. Blech.

Sales clerks at the Gap, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, and pretty much every retail chain that asks THREE f-ing TIMES whether I'd like to sign up for one of their credit cards.

Also, calling customer service and getting a sales pitch.

Also, people who I already do business with (bank, credit card company, etc) who send me junk mail.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Women: Buying a suit and dressing for your job....
« on: July 22, 2008, 06:38:30 PM »
Career Services told us that some firms prefer women to wear skirt suits. I look like a grandmother in every skirt suit I have ever tried on (I'm short and my legs are not my best feature).

Should I keep looking or just ignore this advice?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L Timing -- Winter Break
« on: July 22, 2008, 06:32:41 PM »
Probably depends on where you go to school and what kind of summer position you're after. At my school they told us not to worry about things, just have the resume ready to go for when the OCI schedule comes out at the end of break. It's probably a good time to get in touch with networking contacts should your grades disappoint.

I didn't do anything at all over break and got my summer job through OCI. I go to a T2.

i tend to think that it is. i think that maybe the whole "you shouldn't do it if you're not interested in the SM" thing is a lil overblown. log onto any firm website and start scrolling through the bios of partners. there is really only one thing from law school that seems to endure through the years: journal membership, whether law review or secondary. yeah, it may not pay dividends now, but there must be a reason as to why it follows attnys for the rest of their careers...

Really? I thought the only people who cared about law review were lawyers. I've had to explain to my parents the meaning of law review, and they still don't understand all the fuss.

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