It's just I've worked hard on this site to try to foster a community, and it hurts a little to see people, who would be contributing that community, using it only as a forum to pull people away.
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I wrote that last year when we really did have sections assigned. I think the way to find out is to go on student link (via the BU (not law) web page) and check with your kerberberorberos password. But then I think they changed them on us before classes actually started. There is one section this year that is going to be tough... but I don't know which one it is, B or C I think.
As for books, I made a little spread sheet with the specifics:
If anyone is interested let me know ASAP (via email firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can take them off of half.com (just sold two more this morning). Then you can just come by and get them when you get to Boston. I know it's a little early and you probably don't have your book lists yet - so please wait until you're sure I have the edition you need.
I'll ask around and see if anyone else is selling books. A lot of people seem to want to keep them. The Student Bar Association sells some used books too. You can also try lawswap.com, though I've emailed them a couple times and never heard back.
As far as dress for the pictures... It's just from your chest up, so it doesn't matter if you're wearing board shorts, slacks, tighty-whiteys, etc. In last year's face book the tie:no tie ratio was about 50:50 (for guys of course). So that should give you an idea. The pictures have three purposes:
1) employers supposedly get the face book to "identify" students
2) professors get your picture (in color!) to paste onto their seating chart so they know who they're calling on
3) most importantly - your classmates will get a copy of the face book. This will be used to identify people that come in conversation ("Mr. Who? - face-book-em please"), to make fun of people amongst friends (the same way you've probably been making fun of me based on my picture), and to figure out where people are from / what school they went to. (don't know why anyone needs to know that, but it's in there and it's interesting)
Because at least a couple of your classmates will be talking about you at some point - face book in hand - you'll want to make sure you don't have a big piece of dried nasal mucus hanging out of your nose.
I agree completely, except for the part about Mike being my friend (ohhhh... just kidding)
Technically most of the casebook is available from the books and online (once you get your lexis and westlaw passwords - not right away). I would definitly get the casebooks though...
1) they are edited - you don't have to read every line of every case
2) they have notes after the cases - often required and discussed in class
3) many professors follow them - so they're useful in understanding the course as a whole
4) they are oh so nice looking
If anyone is looking for some used casebooks... I have a couple. Assuming no new editions...
Crim with Lawrence
Torts with Hylton
Contracts with Pettit
Constitutional with pretty much anyone (they all use the same book)
Writing class with anyone (all the same books)
Property with Lawson
Civ Pro with... well Hathaway left, but its the red civ pro book
Let me know if anyone is interested. I've got a lot of these listed on half.com under ajsinclair2 and ajsinclair, but I'd just as soon sell them locally and save the shipping / commisions.
Plus there's wireless internet access in the building - which means you can get online and read the ny times and what not during class.
Ponder this when choosing seats (usually not determined the first day) - everyone behind you will be able to see your computer screen.