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Current Law Students / Re: ABA work rule
« on: May 08, 2005, 05:53:17 PM »
Not to hijack or anything but I'm curious if anyone out there worked during their 1L. Any advice, horror stories, etc?

I'm planning on working at least 10 hours or so... unless I can figure out how to make money doing nothing.


Current Law Students / Re: Part-time work as 1L?
« on: January 30, 2005, 07:35:21 PM »
Lavia, thanks for the info... I appreciate your thoughts. I'm kinda torn between working and not working. My wife and I could swing it for me to not work (but it'd be more debt) but, and please anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that most/some schools give scholarships to 2nd and 3rd year students who perform well their 1st/2nd year. If this is true (of the school I end up attending) I think it might be worth it to concentrate on school only and try for some scholarships 2nd year.... Any thoughts, comments on this approach?

Current Law Students / Re: Part-time work as 1L?
« on: January 26, 2005, 04:05:55 PM »
Wow, some pretty vehement opinions.... For those of you who say you should not work during 1L: There are plenty of people on this board and others who are currently attending LS who have said they have this schedule or that schedule in which they only do school work from say 7-5 during the week and on a bit on weekends. Then there are some who say, "DON'T WORK!" Can anyone comment on this gap in information? If you can be disciplined enough to get your studying/reading done and have time to chill at night, why can't you work a few hours?

As for borrowing from my parents... Nope, not gonna happen. My wife and I have been married for almost 4 years and are quite financially stable, the reason for wanting to work is to avoid as much debt as possible.

Anyhow, thanks for your opinions...

Anyone out there who is working as a 1L or LS student?

Current Law Students / Part-time work as 1L?
« on: January 23, 2005, 08:13:46 PM »
I will be a 1L come this fall. I am planning on working part-time 5-10 hours a week while in school, to pay for groceries, books, etc, while my wife brings home the bacon. Does anyone have any thoughts for types of jobs? I did the waiter thing as an undergrad.. don't really want to spend nights away from my wife..... Or experience working as a 1L?

Stories, thoughts, anecdotes appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Regent - awesome or sucky?
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:15:15 AM »
FWIW... Regent students won the National ABA Moot Court Competition last year and the ABA National Negotiations Competition a few weeks ago. So as much as the numbers aren't as high as other schools, there's incredible quality among the students and faculty.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: June 29, 2005, 09:25:04 PM »
Not sure if it's been said already but Apple recently started offering a free 4gb ipod Mini with purchase of laptops for students! $179 value. If you choose a more exensive ipod, the same $179 coupon is given upon sending in the upc, etc. So it makes a nice deal if you're thinking of getting an ipod in addition to a laptop.

Regardless of the free ipod, I plan to buy a 12" powerbook. Can't wait.

My 2 yen.

Incoming 1Ls / Regent U.
« on: May 05, 2005, 08:06:30 AM »
Curious, is anyone attending?

Canadian Law Students / Re: Michigan State/Ottawa Joint Degree Program
« on: March 15, 2005, 04:00:56 PM »
I don't as such have any advice, but I am very interested in this program as well. I applied to MSU with this particular program in mind. Since you're a few steps ahead, maybe you can answer a few questions?

I've asked a few questions at MSU but haven't received any definative answers.

How competitive is the program?

For the 4th year in Ottawa what's the cost?

Can the program really be completed in 4 years?

Anything else you can share would be great.

Thanks.... and sorry for kinda stealing the thread.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to U. Buffalo?
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:53:36 PM »
Congrats. I'd like to go there.. we'll see I need to get off the waitlist first. Lake-effect snow isn't too bad though. Don't get me wrong, WNY winters are cold, long and harsh but it's all relative really. You'll get used to it... maybe. :)

If you like the outdoors, you'll love WNY. Much of south and southeast of buffalo is beautiful. Letchworth, finger lakes, Watkins Glen, etc.

Good luck!

yes, there are thousands for very POV... have you looked at this one?

I am generally a skeptic but the data here seems to be pretty good.

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