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Current Law Students / Re: Typical Day as a first year law student
« on: August 04, 2004, 10:19:09 PM »
hey, could be worse... id take bad perfume over bad BO any day :)

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Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: August 03, 2004, 10:12:04 PM »
when you read for class, do you take notes? i assume that you dont enter it directly into your outline? what notes do you bring to class with you other than your briefs? or are the only notes that you have the ones that you take in class?

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Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: August 03, 2004, 06:25:18 PM »
how long does it typically take to do a brief? ive heard that it can take as long as 2 or 3 hours for the first few times. i find this hard to believe if we are supposed to do 40 or 50 briefs per week.

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Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: August 02, 2004, 07:45:56 PM »
hey lawgirl,
what is a typical number of cases to brief each night?

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Current Law Students / Re: Typical Day as a first year law student
« on: August 01, 2004, 04:46:10 PM »
15 hours of classes + 2-3 hours of study time per hour of class time, figure 40 hours on average for 55 hours of work per week.  Not too bad, until you factor in your first year writing seminar, which can easily add another 10-15 hours per week.  So, figure about 70 hours per week if you want to do well, and increase that by a 30% in the 2-3 weeks before exams.

its cool... well just have to cut back on certain "perks" to make time for studying... like showering for instance. personally, i plan to shower once a week whether i need it or not :)

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Current Law Students / Re: Laptop Questions: What Should I Get???
« on: July 30, 2004, 11:19:23 AM »
mac, sony and toshiba (in descending order) are all known for their quality and reliability, though there is a fair gap in quality between sony and toshiba. with mac and sony, though, you are going to pay a premium for that reliability (though if you have the money, id argue that its probably worth it). dells are great because of 1) the relatively cheap cost for a lot of machine and 2) the great warranty. though the quality is somewhat lacking (though not horribly).

if you have the option, id definitely steer clear of compaqs and hps. they are VERY cheap (just about disposable) and that can be a big plus. however, id argue that the low price isnt worth the stress of having to replace a computer mid-semester (or even worse, just before finals!). in 3 years you wont feel the extra $600 you will spend on a better quality computer. but if you dont spend that extra money, your grades (or your hair line) might reflect it.

[edit] oh yeah, i forgot about ibms... those are known for their quality (as well as their cost) also. they will probably cost somewhere between a sony and a toshiba.

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well, just make sure that you talk to the dean... not some random dude in admissions. also, it couldnt hurt to talk to a lawyer and a CPA... just to see what your options are, what mistakes (if any) you made, and how bad the mistakes are.

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go talk 2 the dean in person... pretty much your only option, id think.

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Current Law Students / Re: work during law school
« on: July 16, 2004, 08:07:47 PM »
and no, my understanding is that it isnt at all like undergrad. the best perspective ive read was that we should consider it a job... in other words, the label law "school" is really misleading... so yeah, no time for a jobbiejob.

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Current Law Students / Re: work during law school
« on: July 16, 2004, 08:05:47 PM »
wont all of your loans cover that stuff? if not, is there anything you can cut back on? car, cable tv, internet at home (take the train to school, no time for tv, just do all your work at school, etc...)?

i know the schools dont give us much money to play with, but id think that in most cases it can be done. if not, you can always ask your financial aid office to up your cost of attendance a bit (assuming you have good reasons). personally, im just expecting to graduate with 150k in loans. yeah, its a ton of money... but given our earning potential it should be possible to pay it back relatively fast.

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