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General Board / Re: Thomas Cooley vs. Nova Southeastern
« on: August 07, 2007, 02:21:22 PM »
Is Nova for profit?

non-profit university, but where there is a will, there is a way.
Riiiight. Sounds like your mind has been made up with preconceived biases.

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General Board / Re: Any advice for the orientation and the first day?
« on: August 07, 2007, 02:20:09 PM »
Register with the computer network and get your ID beforehand. Same thing with your books, buy them BEFORE orientation. And for god sake make sure you check to see if your courses have assigned summer reading before you get there the first day, and set up and blackboard stuff you have to do for those.

Also, join a facebook group for your incoming class and section, and meet your section mates before class, so you get an idea of who has what personalities.

Finally, read my blog. See signature for details.

This is good advice, especially with regards to reading assignments. Specifically remember that I misread the reading assignments and read nothing for two of my classes on the first day. It made absolutely no difference in terms of grades, but it added stress that first day; stress is something no one needs more of.

And god forbid you get called on if you didn't read. It almost happened to me today. I didn't read my assignment completely, as a result I only did half of the assigned readings and showed up in class today like "Uh, we were supposed to read THAT?" The guy next to me got called, not me though.



On a similar note, @ Gwiz, military service helps a lot, doesn't it? Writing OPORDS and FRAGO's helps quite a bit with learning how to structure your writing (though you have to relearn it the legal way, but you know that heh)

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General Board / Re: Blogging the Law School Experience?
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:31:23 PM »
My blog is located in my sig. I get a fairly regular readership fluctuating from between 50-100 visitors daily, so it's no Volohk, but it's a good chronicle of 1L life, as well as a chronicle of my legal internship at wikipedia.

I'm also looking for 1L guest bloggers, in case anyone is interested.

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I'm also looking for guest 1L bloggers. See my sig and contact me for details.

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General Board / Re: Thomas Cooley vs. Nova Southeastern
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:29:11 PM »
Unquestionably NOVA.  Even though they are both 4th Tiers Nova actually has a very solid reputation in Florida.  Cooley is pretty much a joke to most people.

It will be hard to get a clerkship for either but I think you would have an outside chance clerking for a Federal Court in Miami after school if you have top grades and law review.


Nova has a good reputation in florida. One of my fellow clerks at the firm I was with this summer did an judicial clerkship in Miami, but for the life of me I can't remember what judge and court it was.

Yes Nova, is ridiculously expensive. It's also highly regarded beyond what a 4th tier should be (certainly not UF or FSU, or even Stetson regarded, but significantly better than Florida Gulf Coast)

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General Board / Re: Any advice for the orientation and the first day?
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:23:22 PM »
Register with the computer network and get your ID beforehand. Same thing with your books, buy them BEFORE orientation. And for god sake make sure you check to see if your courses have assigned summer reading before you get there the first day, and set up and blackboard stuff you have to do for those.

Also, join a facebook group for your incoming class and section, and meet your section mates before class, so you get an idea of who has what personalities.

Finally, read my blog. See signature for details.

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General Board / Law School blog: post comments.
« on: August 06, 2007, 01:50:47 PM »
I've got a blog of my experiences as a 1L at American University Washington College of Law up at http://wikilaw.blogspot.com and for those interested in the internship process as well, it covers my legal internship with Wikipedia. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me there through email or comments, and I'd be more than happy to answer them. It can be nice to know that other people are going through the same experiences as you.

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American / Guide for incoming Law Students at American
« on: August 06, 2007, 01:49:43 PM »
I've got a blog of my experiences as a 1L at American University Washington College of Law up at http://wikilaw.blogspot.com and for those interested in the internship process as well, it covers my legal internship with Wikipedia. If you've been reading 1L and Ivy Briefs, those are both good books, but this will be a more accurate and up to date version of what law school is like right now. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me there through email or comments, and I'd be more than happy to answer them.

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theres no cd drive, but you can either buy an external or wirelessly use the cd drive on any other computer on the network.
just watch the video on apple.com

I have a question...

What is the difference between 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive and 64GB solid-state hard drive? 

Other than being double the cost.  I guess I just don't know what a solid-state hard drive or pata hard drive is. 

you know the little thumb drives that everyone in college has... its like 64 gigs worth of it in your computer. no moving parts.

much faster. better battery life... i think.

SSD's are worthless for harddrives in their present state. The gain in access time is not cost effective and does not scale well to size. They're more stable, and don't "go bad" like HDD's (i.e. they don't develop bad sectors etc.) but they don't have the same level of redundancy, i.e. if a sector goes bad you can error correct for it and use other sectors. If a SSD goes bad, you're screwed.

64GB of hard drive is NOT $1300 worth.

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REally? I could never hear anything on my macbook pro's speakers, even by cranking it up through external programs. Word Notebook sucks. I've been using Pages from iWork, and I love it. For audio video recording, I bought a sony HDD camera so I record lectures in HD ;)

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