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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 09:25:06 PM »
hey michelle,
what do you think about the screen and keyboard size of the computer? are they big enough to see/type on? what software did they come with? was there any extra software that you didnt want (aol, etc...)?

also, how long did it take to arrive once you orderd it?

thanks!

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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 04:44:18 PM »
and mermistress, let me know what you decide on for a computer...

i can never make a decission 'till i know what everyone else is getting... im the same way when i go out to eat :)

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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 04:42:54 PM »
hey nach,

that card sounds like it will work (though im a far cry from a computer expert... especially laptops)... but i think that card you are talking about is only for the hard connection (so a cord actully gets plugged into the back of your computer).

you still need to make sure that you have a wireless card as well.

what brand of computer are you looking at, btw?


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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 01:31:07 PM »
oh... and as for the computers for pcsforeveryone, i stopped by the other day and decided against it. im sure that the quality is great, but for all the laptops with 15" screens, the warranty was only 2 years. i argued with them for a bit to see if they could bump it up to 3 but no such luck and i dont want to risk having no warranty my last year.

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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 01:28:00 PM »
lol... mysteriously stopped working, huh?

im not sure how well that will go over when i drop mine down the stairs:

"i dont know what happened, man... i just woke up this morning and my screen was in a thousand pieces!" :)

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Boston College / Re: BC class of 2007
« on: July 13, 2004, 11:25:27 AM »
im definitely getting a dell... only because im scared that sometime in the next 3 years ill drop it or spill something on it and dell is the only company with the complete warranty where even if i break it, they will fix it.

im 60% in favor of getting the bookstore dells. the only thing that i dont like is that the screen is 14in and not 15in.

the other option that im looking at is to buy through dell directly. one piece of advice... if you do decide to go through dell directly, get a latitude (go to the small business link on the dell website). the advantage is that the small business computers dont come loaded down with all the extra crap that the home/personal computers have on them (aol, bunch of demos, other random software that youll never use, etc...). right now im thinking about a D800. the only problem is that to get everything that the bc computer comes with, its like $700 more!

what are you leaning towards right now?

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General Board / Re: some basics
« on: July 10, 2004, 03:47:51 PM »
additionally, asugirliegirl's comment, though abrupt, does have some truth to it. you should actively seek out answers to these basic questions (as opposed to passively seeking out the answers wherein you throw out a question and wait for someone on this website to answer it). this active search for knowledge is once of the corner stones of a legal education. YOU have to teach yourself.

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General Board / Re: some basics
« on: July 10, 2004, 03:01:34 PM »
well, first off i think that you are long overdue for a visit to your prelaw advisor's office... he/she will answer all of these basic questions w/in the first 5 seconds of you walking in the door. in short, do your homework!

that said.. here is a quick answer to your question:

there is no such thing as "prelaw" as a major... it only states your intention to go on to law school. as such, there are no pre-requisites to get into law school (other than the 4year degree). therefore, you could continue with your nursing school program and then go on to lawschool w/out missing a beat.

law school is 3 years of full time study or 4 years of part time study.

and of course you apply to law school... same as undergrad! this seems to work better than everyone just showing up on the doorstep of their LS of choice :)

after law school you must still pass "the bar" in order to be a licensed attorney. this exam is offered twice a year (july and february) in each state. with some exceptions (see: reciprocity) you must pass the bar in each state in which you wish to practice law. the bar tests the minimum competency that is required of an individual to practice law in that state.

when you say I, II and III lawyer, i am assuming that you are referring to the years of study of a law school student (1L, 2L and 3L). for example, a 1L is the equivalent of a freshman in undergrad.

for more info go to www.lsac.org

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General Board / Re: Laptop Requirements
« on: July 10, 2004, 02:38:34 AM »
ive heard that memory is a must have since lexis-nexis and westlaw supposedly really suck up the ram. is this true? ive been looking at computers with 1024MB of ram... is this overkill?

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General Board / Re: POST GRAD WORRIES
« on: July 08, 2004, 11:29:11 PM »
firstly, you might want to take off the capslock :)

but what is wrong with a 50 hour week? i know of no professional field where people work less than that (except for the government). Most professionals work more (often much more) than that.

from engineering to medicine to law... the 40hr work week disappeared loooooooong ago. 50 (at the minimum) is pretty typical now no matter what the job. if you are looking for a 40 hr week then you should either work for the government or work on assembly line.

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