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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Calling all mommies
« on: April 21, 2009, 02:02:48 PM »
I have two young kids and will be heading to law school in the Fall as well. Right now, my biggest concern is moving into the right neighborhood. My daughter will be going to public school, and only two of the public schools in the area have solid numbers (No Child Left Behind data). Good luck to all the parents!

NCLB is a joke. Don't use that to judge the school. Talk to parents, teachers...Best of luck to you!

Current Law Students / Re: Vermont Law Job Opportunities
« on: April 20, 2009, 04:36:48 PM »
Try contacting your perspective law school

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:34:30 PM »

I prefer the bound black & white sort. They remind me of Se7en.


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Calling all mommies
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:07:42 PM »
I'm 27, mom to two kiddos, 7 and 4. I'm engaged and my fiance makes good money so I don't work. I'll be starting law school in the fall. I've read so much about huge workloads, spending all night at the library, having no time to do any of the things you enjoy. I'm worried about two things - not having enough quality time with my kids, and not having enough time to study...

OP, sorry about hijacking your thread. I think it all depends on how you study. In my current program, there is a huge workload, many people spend all night at the library, and have no time for the things they enjoy. I like to find a nice balance between studying and family time. I think your kids are old enough that they will understand that you are busy and you can more easily explain to them when you will be free (hard for me to do with a daughter who is not yet 2).

No worries ;)

I think you're right about them being older and able to do things on their own, leaving me to study. They're really independent and like to play alone and with each other - they don't engage me as much as they used to. And their dad takes them every other weekend, so that will help immensely...

Current Law Students / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:05:22 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I'm not too tech savvy, I didn't realize those specs were so basic. I will check with my school about using my macbook before I buy a new laptop. Thanks again.

Current Law Students / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 19, 2009, 09:06:36 AM »
Don't switch.

If you really feel the need to conform that badly, get BootCamp.

The only advantage is taking the exam on ExamSoft... and again, BootCamp.

What's BootCamp?

Current Law Students / Re: HELP....I need advice!
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:27:16 AM »
Im a 1L and I am two weeks away from the end of my second semester. My son recently got very sick and I had to miss class alot. I went over my allowable absences by one day in Legal Writing and my teacher will not accept the documentation that shows my son was sick. She is going to give me an F in the class. My choice is to withdraw from school and take all of my classes over again next semester, or to have an F on my transcript from Legal Writing.....Any advice?

I'm sorry your son was sick. I hope he's feeling better now...

I agree with the other posters. If you have valid documentation, take it to someone above her. Also take other documentation that shows what a good, hard-working student you are. Maybe even get a letter of support from another professor.

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone Else Worried about OCI?
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:25:05 AM »

Current Law Students / Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:23:34 AM »
I've had my macbook for little over a year. I bought my first mac in 2002. I hate to go back to a windows format, but my school recommends it and I decided that I'd rather just buy a new laptop than fight with mine to get it to work with all their programs and such. That said, I have no clue what to buy. I've never bought a windows based computer. Here is the list of requirements from my school site:

We suggest the following minimum portable system specifications for UB Law students.

    * Processor  (Intel or AMD) 1.66GHz and higher
    * Hard drive: 40 GB and larger
    * Memory: 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    * Video Memory: 128MB (256 MB recommended)
    * CD-ROM, DVD, CD-RW, or DVD-R as desired
    * Operating system: Windows XP Pro (suggested), Windows XP Home or Media, Windows Vista.
    * Modem: 56 kbps to dial-up UB if needed
    * Sound Cards, speakers, mouse, etc.
    * Ethernet (or Fast Ethernet) - 10/100Base-T Network Interface Card
    * Wireless card for 802.11x standards.

Thank you for any suggestions you have!

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