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Boston College / ok, i gotta say... BC health insurance ROCKS
« on: August 26, 2004, 01:17:45 AM »
so, i was expecting some craptastic health plan through the school... you know, something like where there was a $5000 deductible and only covered emergencies.

but i went to the doctors the other day and here was the tab:

doc's visit: $10
x-ray: FREE!!
mri: FREE!!

also, a prescription that cost $50 every three months through my old health plan only costs $5 through this health plan. in fact, every prescription only costs $5!

how cool is all that?!

i was talking to a friend who is getting his phd at stanford and he said that he pays twice what we pay and says that his plan covers barely anything.

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Boston College / BC Gym options
« on: August 17, 2004, 05:47:37 PM »
for those who care, just wanted to let you know that bally's is pretty cheap right now (even cheaper than the BC gym, i tihnk). i put $50 down (which includes the 1st month's payment) and my monthy payment will be like $26.

the gym is in brighton (like 10 minutes from BC), right next to the New Balance outlet. For those into weights, the gym is good, not great, but infinitely better than BC. for those into cardio, its a paradise.

if anyone thinks that they are going to sign up, let me know so you can put me down as a reference :)

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Boston College / BC First year book prices
« on: August 12, 2004, 02:44:20 PM »
ok, all... i stopped into the bookstore today and here are a bunch of books and their prices. I got prices for all of the books for the 2nd section (since that is what i'm in) and a few from the other sections. though, there is some overlap between sections so if you arent in the 2nd section, youll probably still end up with a lot of the same books as are below.

LRWW, ALL SECTIONS:

Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies - $49.00
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation - $16.00
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace - $38.00


SECTION 1:

Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure: Doctrine Practice and Context - ?
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - not in yet
Buffalo Creek Disaster - $9.55
Civil Procedure Stories - ?

Contracts
Contracts (by Murphy, et al) - $100.80
Selections for Contracts - ?
Contracts (by Farnsworth) - ?

Property
Property - $66.75 (used), $92.00 (new)

Torts
Torts and Compensation - ?

SECTION 2:

Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials and Questions - $72.00
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - not in yet
Examples & Explanations Civil Procedure - $23.95
Guide to Civil Procedure - $35.95

Contracts
Contracts - $100.80
Selectiosn for Contracts - $29.35
Coursepack for Contracts - not in yet

Property
Property - $66.75 (used), $92.00 (new)

Torts
Tort Law and Alternatives - $102.95

SECTION 3:

Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure Doctrine Practice and Context - ?
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - not in yet
Buffalo Creek Disaster - $9.55
Coursepack for Civil Procedure - ?

Contracts
Principiles of Contract Law - $61.60 (used), ? (new)
Contract Law: Selected Source Materials - ?

Property
Property Law - ?

Torts
Tort Law and Alternatives - $102.95

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Boston College / BC class schedule for next year's 1L fall semester
« on: August 01, 2004, 01:38:05 AM »
ok, so here is what the 1L schedule is going to look like this fall:

M                  Tu                  W               Th                  F
                     9-10:05                             9-10:05
10-11:05                         10-11:05                         10-11:05
                                                                              11:15-12:20
                   12:15-1:20

2-3:05          2-3:05           2-3:05       2-3:05           2-3:05


ALSO: the LRWW sections (there are 6 of them) will be at the following times:

M: 11:15 or 12:15
T, Th: 10:15 or 11:15 (same time both days)

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Boston College / BC class of 2007
« on: June 13, 2004, 02:59:53 AM »
are there any other incoming 1Ls out there?

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I'm going to be a 1L this coming fall and I'm feeling a little behind the game... I've spent the past 6 years (undergrad + grad) as an engineering major so perhaps part of the problem is my lack of exposure to typical liberal arts study techniques.

I know what an outline is (at least in the general, non-law sense), but is it any different in law school? Why is it such a good study tool? How come everyone and their brother is so concerned about having a good outline? Arenít my studying/class notes sufficient? Do I really need a special program to do it effectively or can I just use MS Word?

Thanks to any experienced law students who can offer some advice!

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Law School Applications / Falwell Law School ... wtf?
« on: August 18, 2004, 05:07:37 PM »
alright, what think you?
http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/18/falwell.law.school.ap/index.html

my take: this is some screwed up shizen.

id rather go to that p.o.s. school in california that doesnt require the lsat.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / screw the warranty?
« on: July 07, 2004, 08:02:26 AM »
so im trying to decide between two computers... the problem is that one computer (the dell) isnt exacly known for great quality. plus, it comes with all that extra crappy software on it. but it does come with a complete 4 year warranty where even if i break it they fix it.

the other computer is top of the line (from a private, high-end computer company) but only comes with a 2 year warranty and it doesnt cover accidents that are my fault.

is it worth it to forget about the warranty and get the better quality computer or am i going to get screwed over? does anyone have any no-warranty horror stories?

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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / WANTED: LEEWS for sale
« on: June 26, 2004, 03:58:23 AM »
anyone selling a copy of the LEEWS tapes?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / is LEEWS a load of crap?
« on: June 23, 2004, 06:18:16 PM »
ok, so ive read a few posts on this site about LEEWS (http://www.leews.com/) and im not sure what to think...

in reading the LEEWS website, it almost sounds like one of those get-rich-quick deals: "EARN THE As THAT YOU DISERVE WITHOUT DOING ANY WORK...."

has anyone taken this course? im i just missing the point here?

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