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Transferring / Re: Who Else Is Transferring To UCLA?
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:14:40 AM »
I applied but I have not heard anything yet...

Well, then I wish you the very best!  (So that you can be my first new friend.)

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2L job search / Re: Tell me what firms to bid on
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:08:03 AM »
We have a 30 bid limit?  I just prepared resumes/cover letters for 53 employers.  @#!*.  Do you realize how hard it was to find reasons why every one of those middle-of-nowhere northeastern cities were the perfect fit for me?

I may be wrong here (probably completely wrong), but can't you still apply to firms that you don't bid on?  It just wouldn't be a part of OCI, right?  So if a firm chooses, they could interview you nonetheless.  However, I know at my school we have a policy where you're not allowed to send your resume to OCI firms separately (I'm not sure if that's the case at all schools).

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Transferring / Who Else Is Transferring To UCLA?
« on: July 03, 2009, 10:45:59 AM »
Who is transferring to UCLA?  I figure we can start our own small community since we're probably all going to be apprehensive starting over at a new school.

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General Board / Re: In Class Note Taking: What do you use?
« on: June 26, 2009, 09:12:50 PM »
I think the true beauty of OneNote is the way it helps you organize all your material.  At the beginning of my first semester, I kept going back and forth between Word and OneNote.  I tried to figure out what was the best way to organize my notes.  The problem with Word is figuring out a good system to store your files and the method.  OneNote is good because you can create a folder for each class, and within that folder you can have subdivisions (I used "class notes"; "outlines").  Within those subdivisions, you have separate pages.  So under "class notes," I organized my material by topic (MUCH BETTER THAN ORGANIZING BY DATE).  Under "outlines," I had different pages of "long outline," "short outline," "practice hypotheticals," etc.

Flipping between classes, sections, page is absolutely seamless.  You don't have to go to "Open" look for files or anything.  You're able to search all your folders easily.  It's great.

HOWEVER, one problem that I have with OneNote is printing.  If something is organized on a page of OneNOte, you can't break that page up for printing.  For instance, say in one your Con Law folder, you have a subsection group entitled "outlines."  And under "outlines," you have a page that says "long outline."  That long outline could very well be an X amount of printing pages (let's just assume 20).  If you want to print the long outline, but only want the first five pages, you CANNOT select this as a printing option.  It will only let you print the all of the pages within that single page of "long outline."  Of course, there are work arounds such as copying and pasting what you need into a clean sheet and then printing that portion, but it's still aggravating.

Or you just select what you want to print, go to print, and click the 'Selection' radio button. Then it prints what you selected.


I guess that could work.  But I remember trying and not getting what I was really looking for.  Either way, it's not that big a deal where I'd not recommend it.  I think it's better than using word. 

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General Board / Re: In Class Note Taking: What do you use?
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:55:33 PM »
I think the true beauty of OneNote is the way it helps you organize all your material.  At the beginning of my first semester, I kept going back and forth between Word and OneNote.  I tried to figure out what was the best way to organize my notes.  The problem with Word is figuring out a good system to store your files and the method.  OneNote is good because you can create a folder for each class, and within that folder you can have subdivisions (I used "class notes"; "outlines").  Within those subdivisions, you have separate pages.  So under "class notes," I organized my material by topic (MUCH BETTER THAN ORGANIZING BY DATE).  Under "outlines," I had different pages of "long outline," "short outline," "practice hypotheticals," etc.

Flipping between classes, sections, page is absolutely seamless.  You don't have to go to "Open" look for files or anything.  You're able to search all your folders easily.  It's great.

HOWEVER, one problem that I have with OneNote is printing.  If something is organized on a page of OneNOte, you can't break that page up for printing.  For instance, say in one your Con Law folder, you have a subsection group entitled "outlines."  And under "outlines," you have a page that says "long outline."  That long outline could very well be an X amount of printing pages (let's just assume 20).  If you want to print the long outline, but only want the first five pages, you CANNOT select this as a printing option.  It will only let you print the all of the pages within that single page of "long outline."  Of course, there are work arounds such as copying and pasting what you need into a clean sheet and then printing that portion, but it's still aggravating.

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Transferring / Re: RD Decisions 2009
« on: June 26, 2009, 03:09:03 AM »
Someone on Yahoo said he was accepted at UCLA.

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General Board / Re: Computer problems during exams
« on: June 22, 2009, 09:01:08 PM »
On two of my finals, my computer gave me the "blue screen of death."  I was lucky in two ways.  Firstly, when the computer restarted, it opened into ExamSoft giving me an option to continue my final.  Secondly, the two finals that the computer crashed, I wasn't under a time crunch because I was blazing through the tests (I lost probably about 5 minutes each time).

I think the only option is to write your exam in that situation.  Moving to a computer lab would be problematic because the software would have to be installed, you would have to be able login to your ID, and they would need an extra proctor.

My school's policy is to take a blue book and start writing.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Still Not Get Their Grades Yet?
« on: June 12, 2009, 08:09:07 PM »
My school releases all grades at once (at least based on the first semester).  It would be nice to just get them when they're available, although, probably equally as nerve wrecking.

So, I was wrong about my school releasing everything at once.  They released three grades today (probably saw my post... haha). 

To gonzolaw:  I agree.  They should be able to do this much faster.  I know that at least three of my teachers had their grades done two-three weeks ago.  Not sure why they had to wait till now to start releasing.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Still Not Get Their Grades Yet?
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:55:20 PM »
My school releases all grades at once (at least based on the first semester).  It would be nice to just get them when they're available, although, probably equally as nerve wrecking.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Still Not Get Their Grades Yet?
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:09:59 PM »
I didn't think my school would do something like that.  I had talked to the Dean of Student Affairs and he seemed to indicate that the school understood some students needed to transfer and that the school would be supportive.  We'll see what works out.  I'm anticipating grades coming in sometime early next week.

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