i've got the barbri 1l review, personally i thought my bad notes were better....i only used it for civil law property, civ pro, and obligations though. so maybe the other sections were more helpful.
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I bought a house before school started. mortgage brokers are middle men...they don't want to know if you'll be financially unstable in 6 months. all they care about is if they can clear your loan, after that it's the banks problem. That's about the most cosmic advice i can give. if you've got the capital it's clearly the smartest choice. mortgage payments aren't much more than rent. personally i rented out a room to subsidize it even further last year. I'm going to try and get a law student to rent the room next year, which would end up being ideal. another benefit of a house, is at some schools it's one of the only ways the school will recognize you for instate residency the 2nd and 3rd year.
finally, be sure you know how long the commute is from school. fortunately mine's only a couple minutes...but traffic's so bad around here, you could have a house that's only 10 miles from campus and it could take you 30 mins to commute during rushhour....don't let a real estate agent sucker you when they show you a house on saturday, or some off-traffic time-period.
« on: March 04, 2005, 12:45:47 AM »
A good friend of mine graduated from quinnipiac law last year. he doesn't really have an opinion of the school itself either way. he pretty much went there b/c they were the ones who accepted him. his sister went to uconn law, and the one thing he did say, was quinnipiac's classes copied uconn's classes, books, approach,etc...for whatever that's worth. finally, he failed the bar and still is unemployed over a year after graduation.
more power to you. i looked into the jag corp, but decided to cut my losses and get the hell out of the military. the only way i could see doing it, is if the only other job i'm qualified for is a public defender position.
the military loves to make it sound fun....but talk to a jag officer who's not recruiting, they'll tell you what it's really like. or if you like messing with people, look up the jag retention rate and the next time you speak with a recruiter ask them why they have such a hard time keeping people in such a wonderful job.
what school do you attend? that's pretty disturbing, my school at least has academic probation for those with a 1.7+ after the first semester. then you need to finish the second semester with a 2.0 cum. i was sodomized pretty miserably, but the grades still haven't posted. i'm waiting until they do until i buy next semester's books.
i prefer used books hands down. unfortunately, my first semester i could only find a quarter of my books used if that.
i don't understand why people are so afraid of markings in the book. i'm not very smart, so i found a lot of the highlighting in a couple of books extemely helpful...there was a lot of important stuff i wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't highlighted. at the same time the counter argument is if someone less intelligent than you highlighted it, you're in trouble. but the way i see it, stupid people don't go to law school, and if you mark your book with a different method than the previous owner you can easily skip whatever they put into the book anyway. so either way, turning a $700/semester expense into 450-500 is definitely worth it.