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General Board / Re: Anyone know about the 5 year requirement?
« on: April 19, 2010, 12:58:25 PM »
It varies by state. What state are you in. How long have you been with it?


I think thev5 years is more of a school requirment. Michigan is 6 years and I was tolf that the ABA rules allow up to 7.

Do you know if you take longer if there's still a way to finish the JD or is that a requirement they won't be flexible with?

CA and I am coming up on 4 years, just in money problems and wondering if I will be giving up the chance to finish the JD (taking the Bar is a separate issue) if I can't finish it within the exact 5 year period...

Just want to be able to finish my degree instead of leaving it from ever being finished.  Taking the Bar and those requirements I can deal with, but I'd be pretty mad if I couldn't finish in any way if I couldn't get back to school and finish it within the next year...

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General Board / Re: Anyone know about the 5 year requirement?
« on: April 16, 2010, 12:44:34 PM »
I think thev5 years is more of a school requirment. Michigan is 6 years and I was tolf that the ABA rules allow up to 7.

Do you know if you take longer if there's still a way to finish the JD or is that a requirement they won't be flexible with?

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General Board / Anyone know about the 5 year requirement?
« on: April 16, 2010, 09:43:00 AM »
I know a lot of Bars require you to finish law school within 5 years.  Also a lot of law schools follow this by requiring the same thing.  I was wondering if you could ever finish it outside the timeframe if you did not want to take the Bar...

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I live not far from Loyola now, but it's a big house with a lot of distractions, anyone found places yet?

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Santa Clara / Re: Anyone coming to SCU this year??
« on: May 25, 2006, 03:26:18 AM »


And one more thing. When you start school in august, you will see other students rushing and standing in line for an hour to pay 120 dollars for each of their 6 textbooks (and at the end of the semester finding that they can only sell them back for less than half). DO NOT DO THIS. If you do, you wil be wasting a HUGE amount of money. I paid about 1/3 of the total cost of my books by buying them online, including shipping. I got all of the current editions and there were no marks in the books. The books will be in the library weeks before school begins. You can order them online and have them by the time school starts. So make sure you look at places like Half.com and Amazon.com. I can't tell you how surprised I was to see that so FEW other students even thought about buying used books. I guess they had money to burn.

HTH

I always do this, yet I thought they tell you what class you are in, at orientation, just a few days before classes start.  I know the books are at the library, but if everyone does the same thing, we will not all have a book to read.

Am I wrong, do they give you the classes earlier? (I hope)

I am not even thinking about selling them back, I think that idea to "gut" the books and put the relevent info in binders will be the best way to go, I am planning on living in the Villa apt., even though I don't know how long the walk is, I know with the laptop etc. 5 heavy books won't be fun to lug around.

Yes, you are right, this year they told us which section we were in around orientation time. But orientation is a week before class starts. So if you order your books on monday, you probably would only have to wait a week and a half to get the books, or you could expidite them for a little extra. I had two of my six books not arrive by the time class started, but I simply used the books that they have in the library for a few days. It's really not that big of a deal if you don't have your book for a few classes, trust me.

Also, I did take all of my books to FedEx Kinkos and had the spine removed so that I could take them in small (usually only that week's readings) sections. It was a life saver. I did not have to lug around those stupid rolling bookbags or hurt my back with a ginormous backpack full of huge books, a computer, and God knows what else. I also stopped taking my computer to class around the second week. It was a total waste of time. Most people just play games or IM or whatever on their computers. And don't buy an Apple because it won't accept the school's exam software. A couple of people bought new Apples and then had to buy a cheap PC from Walmart or whereever to use for exams.

 

What about having the notes typed up to C&P to your outline?  That didn't help? 

My handwriting SUCKS, so I think I'll bring my laptop (plus if I'm bored, I want to be able to go online  ;D)

I was gonna ask you what backpack you used since I am looking at laptop backpacks that could also hold the books, that's why I'll gut my books to put them in smaller binders.

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Santa Clara / Re: Anyone coming to SCU this year??
« on: May 24, 2006, 08:59:49 PM »
LSD SCU bar run, I'm totally down.

I move into the Villa's on Aug. 1st, if anyone wants to chill before then I'm totally down, I'm from LA and I know no one up north now.

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Santa Clara / Re: Anyone coming to SCU this year??
« on: May 24, 2006, 01:17:59 AM »


And one more thing. When you start school in august, you will see other students rushing and standing in line for an hour to pay 120 dollars for each of their 6 textbooks (and at the end of the semester finding that they can only sell them back for less than half). DO NOT DO THIS. If you do, you wil be wasting a HUGE amount of money. I paid about 1/3 of the total cost of my books by buying them online, including shipping. I got all of the current editions and there were no marks in the books. The books will be in the library weeks before school begins. You can order them online and have them by the time school starts. So make sure you look at places like Half.com and Amazon.com. I can't tell you how surprised I was to see that so FEW other students even thought about buying used books. I guess they had money to burn.

HTH

I always do this, yet I thought they tell you what class you are in, at orientation, just a few days before classes start.  I know the books are at the library, but if everyone does the same thing, we will not all have a book to read.

Am I wrong, do they give you the classes earlier? (I hope)

I am not even thinking about selling them back, I think that idea to "gut" the books and put the relevent info in binders will be the best way to go, I am planning on living in the Villa apt., even though I don't know how long the walk is, I know with the laptop etc. 5 heavy books won't be fun to lug around.

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Santa Clara / Re: Anyone coming to SCU this year??
« on: May 23, 2006, 03:21:19 AM »
I'll throw another question...

1. Where did you live?  Any opinions on the Villa Apartments?



I haven't checked this in a while, good to see some people are on here, feel free to him me up.
AIM: OZZMOSIS666
Yahoo: pipskicks

I am moving from LA so it would be cool to talk to anyone attending in Fall.

UPDATE: I'm not attending SCU, I'm at Loyola Los Angeles, feel free to contact me for info if you want any though, I don't know much about SCU though...

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Santa Clara / Anyone coming to SCU this year??
« on: April 29, 2006, 05:04:58 PM »
Hit me up, pipskicks@yahoo.com

Looking to see what everyone else is doing to prepare for next year...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: August 09, 2006, 04:59:51 AM »
i'm not sure.  sounds a little over the top to me.  i do see how they could come in handy for all the fancy networking in law school.  but still...  so aside from the obvious, what would one put on the card?  class year? law school name?  favorite food?

sexual orientation.

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