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Current Law Students / Re: eCasebriefs.com
« on: June 22, 2006, 10:33:57 PM »
Thanks Slacker!

So, I get your point. Buy the canned brief set that matches the casebook you've purchased. I'm guessing that it is best to wait for the first few weeks of school to be over before you select a set of canned briefs (if you do at all)?

This website seems to have a few different casebook choices for each of the 1L classes. Hopefully someone else can chime in and let me know if they are any good. I am trying to put as much stuff on the computer as I can but I don't want to buy a crap set of canned briefs just to make that so.

I hear that there are some sets out there that include diagrams etc etc to help explain the facts, conclusions etc of the case. What are some of the fav choices out there?

Oingo

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Current Law Students / eCasebriefs.com
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:18:01 PM »
Anyone heard of these guys?

http://www.ecasebriefs.com/

Is any of there stuff, well worth the cost? Yes I am an incoming 1L with nothing better to do this summer.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: December 13, 2007, 07:16:03 PM »
My MBP is great, except for the fact that it DOESN'T f-ing RUN EXAMSOFT.

I'll probably upgrade to the newer slimmer model when they announce it in a couple weeks. Supposedly it's only 0.7 inches thick.

It will if you install bootcamp. Plus, by the end of next semester, native OS-X support is coming.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: December 13, 2007, 05:59:05 PM »
Just fyi - the difference in weight between the macbook and 15" macbook pro is about 6 ounces. The MBP offers a bigger screen and better speakers, and other than that you will not notice a difference in the performance for anything you'd be doing related to law school.

If you're into audio/video editing, 3d rendering, or gaming, then the MBP would be a much better choice.

The plastic macbook scratches easily, the aluminum macbook pro dents easily. There are plenty of cases, guards and shells available for both, though.

No dents seen on my 9 months old MBP - plenty of scratches. I use a generic Targus notebook bag. In the end the MBP is tougher than my old X41......go figure.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Things to do in 1L
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:44:25 PM »
Think about finding a volunteer legal position. Something that take maybe 2-3 hours out of your week. I did that last year and it lead to a great summer job. I have referenced both experiences during my OCI interviews and it has lead to at least one callback so far (still interviewing and waiting on others).

Oingo


It might be good to do 2-3 hours a week, but I think it'll be hard for a legal office to take someone on for only 2-3 hours a week. They'd want more commitment than that to invest their time to train a 1L

Let me expound. In most major cities there is a Volunteer Lawyers Network contact that can put you in touch with community organizations that would be willing to take those kind of hours from law students. Most school have coordinators that handle volunteer opportunities for their students. There really isn't a need to do a lot of legwork to land a position.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Things to do in 1L
« on: September 03, 2007, 08:50:08 AM »
Think about finding a volunteer legal position. Something that take maybe 2-3 hours out of your week. I did that last year and it lead to a great summer job. I have referenced both experiences during my OCI interviews and it has lead to at least one callback so far (still interviewing and waiting on others).

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop help
« on: July 19, 2007, 06:07:07 PM »
Are there any laptops with fullsize keyboards?  Maybe not full size but where the keys are placed the same space apart as on a regular keyboard.  The laptop I have now the keys are all squished together and it drives me nuts.  Any suggestions? TIA

this thread is approved. sounds like your looking for a thinkpad. go for it.

Agreed.  Read any reviews on the Thinkpads and all reviews will talk about how great their keyboards are.  I am getting an x61s... but the T series is very popular as well.

I miss my X41's keyboard - even though it is CONSIDERABLY smaller than my Macbook Pro's. The small size is something you just get used to. I still have typing issues with my mac's keyboard that I never had using my X41. Even though the Macbook Pro has an excellent keyboard, the "key depth" of the X41 and Lenovo's in general is "just right" and nothing short of fantastic.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Get a mac now or wait?
« on: July 14, 2007, 06:23:13 PM »
With the student discount, look to see Leopard significantly less than the $129 list price. If you want to go Mac, I suggest you do it before school starts. You'll have no time at the beginning of 1L year to mess around with a new operating system. I have a Macbook Pro - I'll be waiting until Christmas break to upgrade to leopard.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: MacBook v. Macbook Pro
« on: July 14, 2007, 08:24:35 AM »
It was actually three machines.  The fourth one had a bad track button, or whatever you call it, and that was kind of the last straw.  I can assure you that it was nothing I was doing.  I installed Firefox and my music and pictures, that is it.  One time it happened while nothing was open.  I was simply moving the cursor around the desktop and it crashed.  There are many more people having these problems over at the apple forums... definitely not something I am doing wrong.

In Dasadder's defense, I have gone through a kernal panic epidemic with my Macbook Pro but it was due to a Logitech mouse driver that has since been fixed (version 2.2.2). That said, having to deal with the kernl panic issues was very, very annoying. You must quit whatever your doing any reboot. I never lost anything importnt as a result but still, annoying.

Oingo
 

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