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Current Law Students / Re: Rutgers State
« on: May 11, 2006, 01:05:07 PM »
I know that I will appreciate not having the obnoxious debt.

do you already live in the area, do you have family you can live with - NJ housing is pretty expensive - comparable to a lot of cities - most burbs around newark will be over 1200 for a 1 br.  if you have a car, dont forget about the insurance prices.

do you have a place lined up yet - i know there is a nice one in west orange that is around 1000 a month, just a ride down 280 right into rutgers

Current Law Students / Re: Rutgers State
« on: May 05, 2006, 07:51:39 AM »
newark is a nice building (very close to SHU Law and NJIT.  its newark - so take it for what its worth.  it is not as nice as downneck (the portugese section), but far better than some of the bad areas.  there is a lot of white collar business around there as well as the AAA baseball staduim (great time for like 10 bucks) and i believe that they are doing construction to move the devils there in a few years.  its like any city - should be fine during the day and watch yourself during the night

And dude - FYI no one calls it rutgers state, just rutgers will do

Current Law Students / Re: UDC
« on: May 02, 2006, 05:21:25 AM »
i dont work there, i will probably be a 1L this fall. 

i dont know how many for sure, i was throwing it out as a hypothetical, but i could only surmise that in a school a bit farther down in the rankings and with a class size under 100, only the top 1-5 students would be able to transfer (unless there are a bunch of people with amazing gpa's).  i did hear from one guy that they are traditionally late in handing out 1L grades to make this a bit tougher, dont know if there is any truth to that.

i dont know about the reputation (its a law school right) - if you read some of the online comments, you will be scared out of your mind, but most of them are from people who just want to bash you for the sake of basing you (to bad you dont go to HYS, you will fail in life type of stuff).  UDC does a great service to the city and i have heard that anyone who at the very lest wants an internship in a government office over the summer is pretty much guarenteed one.   

Current Law Students / Re: UDC
« on: May 01, 2006, 08:57:28 PM »
see, i thought the library was a nice layout.  by far not a traditional law library, but a very contemporary look to it.  very nice for a school under 300

Current Law Students / Re: UDC
« on: May 01, 2006, 08:11:05 AM »
it is relativley new to DC, its the former antioch law school that fell apart.  it is in a city with 4 other lawschools, each is more well known.  from what i have heard, it is good for actual legal practice and theory instead of just theory.  there are 2 mandatory legal clinics that are 350 hours 2nd semester 2L and 1st 3L.  i wouldnt advise going there with just the intent of transferring, i am sure that there are 25 others there with the same hopes and not everyone can pull it off.  the people there are very nice and the faculty is quite accomplished.  it tends to lean left and has a strong public service focus, but you learn the same law as anywhere else. 

thought id get that in before people started jumping all over you and telling you what a moron you are for considering it and all of the usual mumbo jumbo that you hear on the online boards.  good luck wherever you go, and if you go to UDC theres a good chance ill see you there

Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 13, 2006, 12:58:07 PM »
FL, while i agree with you and think erapit is a male private part...why are you both copying and pasting your arguments from another post.  do either of you think that posting the same arguments on this post as oposed to that post makes your argument stronger or does anyhting but put both of you in the spotlight.  c'mon if you guys want to keep bickering, do it on that thread, no one wants to see this *&^% on every topic,4130.0.html

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 14, 2006, 04:37:56 PM »
ohok, great thanks

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 14, 2006, 04:25:12 PM »
i have a question.  i have been using one note for a while, but how do you create templates, i cant seem to find out how

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 13, 2006, 01:06:53 PM »
i bought mine online with a student id, from journeyed, 49 bucks, dont know if i could have gotten it cheaper but i think it was like 100 from microsoft.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 13, 2006, 12:41:35 PM »
i use it now and will be using it in law school.  it makes it significantly easier to organize notes.  if you desire, as i do, in the class XXX section i have notes and other pages.  under the notes page i have a sub page for each days notes.

cons: the page size varies, unlike in word, it is as big or small as you make it.  also, the spell check function is not as strong as it is in word, it only picks upon a few words and many times i will go back over it and find mistakes.  

if you use word, having 80 page long documents becomes a hassle and it is much easier to manage in one note.  one note also allwos you to write ontop of your notes.  say for instance, there is an important part, you can draw an arrow or cirlce that part.

it may not have the spell cheking ability as much as word, but the organization by far makes it better

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