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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Got my (PT) 1L class scheule
« on: July 12, 2006, 03:55:03 AM »
Just got my schedule this morning!

Civil Procedure, TThF 1:15
Contracts, MWTh 2:45 PM
Torts, TThF 10:30 AM
Lawyering Process I, MW 1:15 PM

My first reaction was that I would have liked to have more morning than afternoon classes, but who knows, maybe afternoon classes will turn out better anyway.  I tend to think better in the morning, though.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: For individuals who scored a 160+
« on: July 10, 2006, 11:04:05 AM »
I was scoring 167, the AC died during a heat wave. I got a 161, still good, but not what i wanted....

that is a "serious bummer" :(
It would be interesting to know how others in that testing room did compared to their practice tests.

I went through a few commercial test prep books, including that goofy professor one (good for comic relief because sometimes it was just so corny)
I found that learning multiple strategies for the logic games helped me develop my own diagramming strategy. 
I did as many timed practice tests (from actual tests) as I could as early in the morning as I could, and then went back and made sure I understood why I got wrong what I got wrong.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptops
« on: July 10, 2006, 03:16:48 AM »
I'd say wait to buy until the summer before your first year.  Technology only gets cheaper and better.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Is 3 days to move pushing it?
« on: July 10, 2006, 03:05:36 AM »

Is there such thing as apartment being too big though? Outside of a mansion, I can't see how a place would be too big unless you absolutely have no furniture whatsoever in it.

If you are heating/cooling unused space, you're wasting $$.  I think that would apply more to a house, though, and not an apartment.
I think you're right in going with the 2 bedroom.  If anything, you can use that extra bedroom to put all your extra stuff and then close the door.  That way, the rest of your place will look organized and not distract you from all that studying you'll be doing.

*bump*  I want to know, too ;D

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: public speaking
« on: July 07, 2006, 07:56:25 AM »
I've found it really helps to make an audio recording of myself giving a speech so that I can listen to it on the subway, on a jog, or when I can't sleep.  You hear how you really sound to other people.  I usually end up adjusting my phrasing and emphasis and rerecord the speech.  Plus, once you've heard something or said something 20 times you can usually recall it quickly under pressure.

Financial Aid / Re: Risky business
« on: July 07, 2006, 07:37:01 AM »
Do I remember correctly that you can get a tax deduction based on the amount of student loan interest you've paid?  And this deduction wouldn't apply to credit cards...


At least you're not giving up a 6 fig salary.

That's very true.  Thank you for the perspective- I'll quit bellyaching now. ;D

Ok, second wave of panic for me.  I don't know why, but it hits me the hardest at about 10pm, when I'm sitting on my comfy couch watching a movie in my lovely apartment. I start thinking ohmygod ohmygod what am I doing?!?! 

Yesterday I got an email from a grad school buddy who still doesn't quite "get" that I'm going to LS- he keeps saying "hey, there are some great positions opening up in the company I work for- you'd be great for them!"  His company IS a great company- the pay, benefits, and all, but the kicker is that it is a non-profit student loan management company.  How ironic is THAT?!  This is the same guy who took 6 years and $60K in student loans to get through undergrad at a state school where he was a resident.  So, I know I'm of a more financially-sound mind than he is, and that I'd probably go crazy thinking "I should have gone to law school" if I were helping other people go through school (working at a student loan org.) but damn!  Any seeds of doubt just send me off the deep end!

So I had a major wave of doubt last night, and it is lingering this morning at work.  So much that I had to get out of the building and walk around outside (deep breaths, deep breaths) after I did a stupid Google search for "Should I go to law school."  Sheesh.  Nothing like picking at wounds.

I'm going, no doubt about it.  I think this might have just gotten to me last night because I've had one of those whopper summer colds all week and am starting to get nervous about yet another sticky intercontinental move 2 weeks before I start school.  On the bright side, I think I finally have a clean, quiet, cheap place to live within biking/bus/walking distance to school (did I mention I have no car?)

Just wanted to post this rant in case anybody else is going through something similar.

 lol- this is the funniest conversation I've ever seen between a dog and an owl.  :D

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