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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Car shopping
« on: July 07, 2008, 04:51:33 PM »
Thanks for the input!

My friend has a Jetta from 1999 and she absolutely loves it and hasn't had any major problems with. I get the feeling from the research I've done that they've gotten a lot better about reliability in the last few years. But I'll shy away from a car that most people say sucks.

My b/f is telling me to test drive the Ford Fusion & Chevy Malibu, but I think both of those cars look like something old people would drive. But I currently have 57k miles on my Cavalier and haven't had any maintenance problems yet--it's been really decent, so maybe I should consider some American cars.

I'm curious about the Civic Hybrid. At what point do Hybrids become economical--when gas is $4/gallon? $4.50?

General Off-Topic Board / Car shopping
« on: July 06, 2008, 06:54:32 PM »
I'm looking at purchasing a new 4-door smallish sedan in the next few weeks. I'm looking at the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, and Toyota Corolla.

Does anyone drive any of these cars? Can anyone recommend something in the same class/price range that I might not have thought of?


Current Law Students / Re: final exam weeks?
« on: July 01, 2008, 07:34:15 PM »
This is pretty typical. Law school finals are stretched out over 2-3 weeks so that you have 2-4 days between exams. It sounds really nice, but it's 3 weeks of hell.

What about a firm that comes to your city to OCI at a higher ranked school, but does not actually conduct OCI at your own school? How does that work? Do you say in the cover letter "I know that you will be in town on XYZ date interviewing students at ABC school, perhaps we could set up an interview since you will be in my city anyway?" Or is that just too ballsy?

Current Law Students / Re: Dual Degrees
« on: June 23, 2008, 06:49:52 PM »
This is the kind of question that will be better answered by people who actually work in the field than on the message boards. Try to get in touch with a few alumni and ask why they did it and to what extent they thing the degree helps their career prospects.

Just to get back on topic, I don't really care about people surfing the net during class. I can pay attention to pretty much anything for fifty minutes. The real danger of the laptop is in the library when it's time to study. It's too easy to get distracted with score checks, or scanning the headlines of the paper, which turns to reading a couple interesting articles, then I figure well I'm already distracted so I shoot an email to my mom, then a half hour has slipped away....

The ease of putting notes into a word processor is really nice. Prof says "On the exam you should..." and you can highlight it, bold it, whatever. Or can you highlight things you want to ask about the prof later. I had profs who jumped back and forth between different sets of material and it was easier to keep the notes from each concept together instead of all over the place in a spiral notebook.

You should be drinking so much it pains your liver to think about alcohol.  You should be on a beach somewhere.  You should be enjoying what social skills you have before they leave you.  I could continue, but you get my point.  Enjoy your life before it ends.

Thanks.  I can't wait for school now!  :o

Also, I'd get into good life habits before you start law school. For example, don't think you're going to go to law school and suddenly start to exercise. Make it a habit beforehand.

This is good advice. I have a couple friends who have gained 20+ pounds since LS started. It's nice to finish 1L and not have stress about how to lose all this extra weight...

Catch up on all the episodes of Lost/24/Grey's Anatomy/whatever TV shows you like.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How to identify who to get outlines from?
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:03:10 AM »
From my experience, the quality of the outline has little to do with the kind of grade one gets. You don't really need old outlines; the only benefit is just checking to make sure you haven't skipped over stuff.

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