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William Mitchell / Re: First Post
« on: June 26, 2006, 10:43:38 PM »
Thanks for the advice LALALA :)

In the end, I guess I am going to have to pretty much get into the classroom to gauge what will and will not work for me. I'll hold off purchasing the extras until the first few weeks of class have passed. St Thomas has midterms which count for part of our 1st semester grade - I just want to make sure I am somewhat ready for them.


Current Law Students / Re: Outliner 4.0 VS OneNote
« on: June 24, 2006, 09:26:05 PM »
Just to clear some confusion on my part - Aren't the tabs talked of here called "sections" within Onenote - each section having pages and subpages?

I was thinking of having a folder for each class with separate sections for class notes and reading assignments/outlines.

Whatdayya think?


Current Law Students / Re: Highlighting vs. Harddrive
« on: June 24, 2006, 04:48:25 PM »
In essence are you saying that LSC has it right on as far as learning efficiency? I am tempted to do things this way right out of the gate.


William Mitchell / Re: First Post
« on: June 24, 2006, 09:46:37 AM »
I'll give a few thoughts ....

(1) Don't waste time briefing the cases thoroughly ... there's just too much reading to do and not enough time to do it all.  Instead, either buy the commercial briefs from the bookstore or use your LexisNexis and/or Westlaw account (which you'll get for free) to get a summary of each case ... just ask the librarians how LexisNexis / Westlaw works.  Briefing the cases doesn't add much to your understanding, doesn't count for your grade, and simply wastes time.  I recommend reading each case only once ... and then just make a quick note of the "rule of law" from each case. 

This is similar advice to that given by Law School Confidential. I'm confused but does commercial briefs = commercial outlines?

Robert Miller's highlighting system (Green for facts, Red for holdings and conclusions etc etc)- did you or any of your classmates use it? How did it work?

Sorry for butting in - I am an incoming 1L at St Thomas who just happens to know JVAN2619 :)


Current Law Students / Re: Outliner 4.0 VS OneNote
« on: June 23, 2006, 08:29:11 AM »
Very interested in obtaining one too. I have seen several books on Amazon - it is hard to tell if they are crap or not.


Current Law Students / Re:
« 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?


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

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


St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Re: Any Fall 2006'ers out there???
« on: June 04, 2006, 08:59:38 PM »
I found out that I got accepted, but still haven't decided.  I have until June to decide.  I'm from Canada so it'll be a toughie.   

Me too. Are you from Manitoba? PM me if you have questions.


St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Re: Any Fall 2006'ers out there???
« on: April 13, 2006, 10:34:25 AM »
Present :)


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.


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