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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: chat room?
« on: June 01, 2004, 10:09:45 PM »
Wow, I thought someone would know where a decent chat room was for law school students.  I guess there isn't one close to the scope of this website.  To change the subject, does anyone know of any other decent discussion boards?  LSI's ( isn't bad, but this is better.  I really haven't found others worth mentioning.

Wow! I knew they allowed you take exams on laptops, but figured they provided them to prevent cheating.  To be frank these are potential lawyers we're talking about.  I really don't think they would trust students not to cheat on a test that their entire grade rests on.  As competive as law school is....

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: chat room?
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:50:55 PM »
One exists at, however, they are having technical difficulties and the website is not very user friendly.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Live like a student??
« on: May 31, 2004, 10:03:57 AM »
Ok I am looking for a place to live in Chicago while attending DePaul.  They have housing available, a 4br with 4 other students for $950 ea. per month.  That's a ton of money to share an apartment in my humble opinion.  However, it's only two blocks from the law school.  Does anyone have a better idea?  I need to get this taken care of as time is running out fast.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: "Bridging the Gap" book
« on: May 30, 2004, 10:49:02 PM »
I just bought a punch of used law school prep books cheap from amazon.  Being a voracious reader, I can read about one every other day (I've read One L 4x).  Personally I think that the authors are just making money off us paranoid students before we go to law school.  But gosh I really liked One L and a few others.  Now I think I'll read the books I just bought (5-6) and start studying some old law books I have.  You know on torts, contracts, civ pro, & crim pro.  As well as spending time trying to find scholarships to cover the other 3/4 of my expenses for law school that the schools scholarships doesn't cover.

Law School Admissions / Re: What kind of laptop for law school?
« on: May 30, 2004, 01:25:35 PM »
Does anybody know where the best deals are?  I want something light (not some 8lb monster, I'll have enough books to lug).  Also does anybody know if they have software versions of law books?  I'd get both, but man if they had a software book with search engine and word processing technology that'd be great, plus I could leave the book at the dorm...then maybe I'd not need a ultra light laptop.

Law School Admissions / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: May 28, 2004, 01:55:43 PM »
One thing not mentioned so far is scholarships.  It would be really beneficial to begin looking at getting private scholarships now.  You may end up getting accepted into many schools, but only getting scholarships to the ones you really don't want to attend.  In fact you still have time to apply for scholarships for ugrad.  Receiving scholarships also looks great to admissions departments.  Ben Kaplan' "How To Go To College Almost For Free" is a great book (ISBN 0060937653).

Another idea.  Ask a local lawyer if you can work for them for a few months, even if for free.  If your not sure what being a lawyer is like, actually working for one will help you make a decision.  Don't worry about being a paralegal just be a general secretary.  Who knows you might end up with a job offer even before you go to law school.  Happened to me...

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