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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Book lists are up.
« on: August 12, 2006, 09:44:50 AM »
For section 2, only about half of the books were available used.  There were only about 5-10 used copies of the books for torts and civ pro, and almost all had severe highlighting and writing in the margins.

Also, I asked what they do if you order online and order used books for which there aren't used copies available.  They said they cancel that portion of your order.  That seems to defeat the purpose of the ease of ordering online.

I ordered online and when checking out this issue was addressed. It made you choose a substitution option in case there aren't any used/new books available (depending on what you ordered). You could choose to substitute with whatever was available, only substitute with new or only substitute with used.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: A New To Do List
« on: August 11, 2006, 11:45:10 AM »
Maybe take a walk around the law school and find a quiet corner/ area that you would like to use for studying?

Also: once you have your ID, open that IF account that they discussed on the Freshlaw Early Bird list.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Book lists are up.
« on: August 10, 2006, 03:10:11 PM »
I started looking at the University Co-op website to order books and it appears (at least for section three) that all the titles are not available yet. For our Civ Pro class there is one title which is not listed and our contracts class was not even listed.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Welcome BBQ
« on: August 09, 2006, 08:08:01 AM »
I'm such a TX BBQ traitor.  For me, BBQ is only as good as the sauce.  The meat is just the vehicle with which I transfer the sauce to my mouth :D.


U of Texas - Austin / Re: Section 1 Class Members
« on: August 08, 2006, 11:45:30 AM »
Just heard from the 1D mentor Elise.  Covered basic info that we all already know, but she did answer a few questions i had about scholarships being disbursed and buying books.  She said she is sending out an email in a day or two, and she plans to have a get together on the 26th or 27th. 

Also, just found out my parking transfer was granted and that I got into SJC garage!! 

Lucky Lucky You!

U of Texas - Austin / Welcome BBQ
« on: August 08, 2006, 11:38:47 AM »
Apparently, if you plan to attend the welcome bbq after the first day of orientation you have to RSVP. There is a new tab in the "orientation info" section on Freshlaw. It also allows you to RSVP for your children, spouses, partners etc.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Lockers
« on: August 04, 2006, 01:56:13 PM »
I just reserved a keyed locker. UT provides the lock/key right?

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Section 4 Class Members
« on: August 04, 2006, 12:00:58 PM »
does anyone know the best place to buy books?

sba? something else?

I plan to do some comparison shopping. I don't want to buy from the University bookstore because they are usually over priced although that would probably be the easiest method. But, if you have a Barnes & Noble membership card (I think it's a $20 fee to sign up?) you frequently get big discounts on all sorts of books so that could be a good way to go. Also, if you have an Amazon.Com credit card you get discounts and they give you gift certificates at the end of the month based on how much you spent (not just at Amazon) so you could use the card for every day expenses, build up a lot of gift certificates and then just pay your card balance at the end of the month while still ending up with a large discount on your books.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Car Dealerships?
« on: August 04, 2006, 11:57:30 AM »
If you'd need to register in New York, that's a NY law.  My mom works at a dealership in Nebraska, so both my wife and I have gotten our cars through there.  They just slap on the piece of paper that says temporary, and let us carry the necessary documents for registration down to Texas with us.

The flight to NY and drive back are still something that can't really be avoided.  Well, the flight can be avoided if you trust your dad's choice in cars, and he's willing to drive down to TX to visit his little baby.  ;)

Clearly you will be ranking higher than me in class because I hadn't even thought of having my dad drive the car to me! Who wouldn't love some quality time with their first born?

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Car Dealerships?
« on: August 04, 2006, 10:32:40 AM »
I bought a used Accord a few years back from Roger Beasley Honda in San Marcos and think I got a pretty fair deal from them, though I had to haggle for quite a while on my trade.  I think somebody else owns the dealership now.

I can't think of any specific horror stories I've heard or places to warn you away from.  Buying a certified vehicle with a warranty of some kind might be advisable for your peace of mind - I don't think Texas's consumer protection laws are nearly as strong as NY's.

Thank god for used car dealers.  But for them, who else would attorneys have to look down on?

I know. People always pick on my dad & I because he has a used car dealership in NY and I am going to be an attorney.  Luckily though, his dealership doesn't do any shady business and I don't plan to chase ambulances.

Thanks for the advice. I would just buy a car from my dad but even with his discount its still not worth flying home for a few days to buy the car then getting it registered & insured there, driving the car to TX then switching the registration/insurance and unfortunately they can't ship a car to me.

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