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Perhaps I'm biased, but I believe Notre Dame has to be one of the least adversarial schools in the Top-30. Notre Dame does not publish class ranks, and its emphasis on community has impressed me greatly in the time that I've been here. Add to this the fact that ND's alumni network is world-renowned, and you have a recipe for a pretty peaceful school.

ND football isn't exactly a detriment, either :P

Current Law Students / Re: Pass on day 3?
« on: August 31, 2009, 06:20:34 PM »

No harshness from me. And in a couple weeks, I probably wouldn't have paid much notice.  I just thought it was shocking that on your third day, you would come in without having at least the facts down, especially when the day before, the prof clearly states, "I will be calling on people tomorrow, and if you pass, it will affect your grade."

Current Law Students / Pass on day 3?
« on: August 31, 2009, 06:13:36 PM »
On the third day of CivPro:

<Super hardline old school prof>: Ok, Ms. _________. State the facts of Pennoyer.

<student>: *5 seconds silence* Um........ *flips page.*

<Prof, with incredulous look>: .....yes?

<student>: *10 seconds silence* Uhhh........ *flips page*

<Prof leans across podium>

<student>: Uh...pass.

<Prof shakes head, takes down note.>

Ouch, day three. Who comes into a classroom on the third day not even being able to state a single fact from the only case we've had assigned, especially at a top tier school?

Terrified? No. Anxious? Somewhat. Also: extremely excited to make the most of the opportunities that I know are going to be presented to me (all opportunities: academic, professional, social).

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your bad experience liquor?
« on: May 03, 2009, 04:50:21 PM »
4 Horsemen is my bad drink. (See: 3 Wisemen, add Johnnie Walker.) Especially when others are buying them for me. Bad bad bad. Although I drank way too many peppermint patties one night at someone else's suggestion; I can't even eat the candy anymore.

How about GOOD experience liquor? Mine's gin--I always have a good time with gin. (Yes, straight. It's christmas in a shot glass.)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Columbia Exams & Technology
« on: May 03, 2009, 04:37:26 PM »
Thanks, that helps! 9.5 x 4 doesn't sound too bad. Nice to hear about the fan--I read a review about the Acer that complained about loud fan noise, but if it doesn't bother you, then that's good enough for me, haha.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much debt will you accrue during law school?
« on: May 03, 2009, 12:34:54 PM »
Worst-case, about $100k. I'm crossing my fingers that the market will be kind to me and give me juicy 2L SA position (we can all dream, right?), though, which would lower my debt slightly.

$500K (worst case)  8)
Ask me why I don't care...

OK, I'll bite. Why?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: May 03, 2009, 12:32:22 PM »

The mailbox rule is largely irrelevant to modern Ks doctrine and can be learned in ten minutes; acceptance is when the offer is posted.  The trick is to apply it, under extreme timed pressure, to the facts before you.

Do yourself a favor and stop learning things that can be mastered in ten minutes when you get to LS.

I know the mailbox rule can be learned in 10 minutes. I didn't say anything about how long it took me to learn it. I also didn't comment on its relevance to modern K doctrine. Also, you'll note the "etc." I typed 'mailbox rule' because it was the first thing to come to my head.

I stated this in my previous post, but I'll make it a question now: how can it hurt to have a general understanding of the terms and some of the elements of BLL going into LS (regardless of how long it takes you to learn them)? At the very least, I will be saving myself some anxiety going into the first week of classes, and when, for example, my Ks prof starts talking about whether a court will hold an option irrevocable through PE, if nothing else, I'll be able to recognize the terms and their essential functions. Yes?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: May 02, 2009, 10:06:57 PM »
I made it about halfway through PLS II. Other people have said it and I agree--it's got about 50-100 useful pages. The rest feels unnecessary at best for 0Ls (at least, as a 0L myself, I find it highly unnecessary--i.e., I understand that some professors at some schools suck, and I'm sorry about that, but how does that help get me ready for law school?)

I think the week-by-week schedules set out in PLS II are a little intense. The idea of making your way through an entire ~700 page primer for every core course before classes even start seems like overkill. That being said, I find no harm in trying to teach myself at least the basics of BLL. I can't see how it will hurt to know the fundamentals of offer/acceptance, etc., going in.

I'm planning on buying E&Es for the core courses (hell, I'll end up buying study guides anyways, and I've heard good things about the E&Es) and going through at least the first couple hundred pages of each. Already have Blum on Contracts. Glannon on CivPro's coming next week.

Also, I'm still in UG, and I took a law & society course last quarter. It essentially functioned as an overview of the basics of the BLL in the core areas (although the prof skimmed over property pretty lightly). I kind of questioned the value of taking it at first, but I think it's going to turn out to be more helpful than I thought. For instance, I'm 150 pages through Blum, and it's all stuff that I had already learned in this class (mailbox rule, consideration for options, etc).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Columbia Exams & Technology
« on: May 02, 2009, 09:45:23 PM »
I just got my netbook in the mail today, and it is great!!  I took a mock exam on Examsoft to see how it ran, and it went over without a hitch.  It wasn't straining to see the words or anything, and I'll probably end up using this computer for more than just exams, since it's so tiny and portable.  I've been typing on it all evening to get a feel for the keyboard, and it's not all that hard to adjust to; I feel like I'm used to it already.

For less than $300, it's hard to go wrong with one of these babies as a supplemental machine...and I expect prices will only go down by the time you're ready to buy in August.

Button-- I'm thinking about buying the same netbook. How big is the keyboard? (If it's not too much of a pain, an actual inch measurement would be helpful.) Any USB ports? The other option is a Dell netbook--trying very hard to justify the Acer, though, since the Dell's an extra $100.

Also, I've heard the Acer netbooks have loud fans--true?

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