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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 11, 2008, 11:43:52 PM »
I see what you are saying. It is annoying, but a fact of life.

On the other hand, what study guides do you experienced veterans think are the best?

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 11, 2008, 04:29:17 PM »
because 1.) this is law school and they make everything complicated, 2.) you're an adult & 3.) professors are lazy. . .although, some professors will email syllabus/assignments when they have their class list.  when's orientation? because usually someone will tell you during orientation.  besides, advanced assignment isn't that intense anyway.

Well, I don't think 2 is a very strong argument. Not because I disagree with my being an adult, but because my being an adult does not necessitate making things difficult when they could be really easy. But you are probably just joking around.

Orientation starts tomorrow. I just walked into the front lobby (there is probably a different name for that place) and there was a podium and many chairs being set up. It is pretty busy around here.


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Denver / Re: Friday Classes
« on: August 10, 2008, 03:52:56 PM »
I have two classes on Friday, the last one getting out at 4. That is horrible.

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 10, 2008, 03:51:22 PM »
FYI:  some professors have advanced assignments up on the website

http://law.du.edu/index.php/registrar/course-information/advance-assignments

For all new 1Ls: don't be the person that gets called on the first day, and has to say "I didn't know there was a reading assignment"



Why can't they just email their students with the assignments. I hadn't even heard about those assignments . . . ridiculous.

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: July 30, 2008, 02:19:30 AM »
Yeah, I am planning on going to the bookstore on Monday. I think that should be enough time to order the books. I was thinking also that it would be helpful to check and make sure books are not marked up too bad before I buy them. I would be distracted by someone else's markings. They are just really expensive new though.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:46:11 AM »



Just out of curiosity, why don't we use the DU page to post? It seems like that would be the best place.



Agreed.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4013048.0.html

There is the thread I started. It is under DU. Let's use this one, everyone posting on this thread is already admitted or already attending.

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Denver / Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:45:12 AM »
This page will make it so we don't have to use the thread on the admissions page. Bookmark this one.

How do we know which books that we have to purchase have a new edition this year without going to the bookstore? I am looking to get them online and save a ton of money, but it looks like all the cheap books I need to buy are last years edition. Do I just wait until I can go to the bookstore next week and check them out?

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: July 28, 2008, 02:54:49 AM »
kill the headlights-- I believe I have the same schedule. Are you in section 1?


...does anybody know the password for faculty evaluations page? I emailed a while ago and didn't receive a response..

Yeah, I am in 1A. It looks like we have the same section.

Just out of curiosity, why don't we use the DU page to post? It seems like that would be the best place. It doesn't seem like that page gets a lot of traffic.

Thanks for the bus info. For some reason I thought that I saw that the pass we get makes it so you can only ride from A-B, B-A; B-C, C-B. I must have been misreading something. The pass will make it nice and far less pricey.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: July 27, 2008, 09:42:34 AM »
Book options on campus: DU Bookstore in Driscoll (building in front of the law school) or the SBA bookstore
Off campus: amazon, half, etc

1st semester 1L year, I got all my books at the bookstore.  After realizing I didn't need brand new books, I never went back (other than for a car decal & sweatshirt).

The book list is usually on the advanced assignment page (under registrar, course info).  OR. . .you can go to the du bookstore website and check to see if the booklist is updated (you have to know your course # & prof name).

You're ganna buy your book now?  WHY?  Understandably (is that even a word?) you are excited but you still have plenty of time to purchase books before classes.  You have 3 weeks or so til orientation?  TAKE ADVANTAGE!!  Go buy/borrow/steal some FUN/NON Law books and read away because you won't have time once classes start.

**This message brought to you by a 3L who spent 3 hours and $60 at B&N buying fun/non law books today. ;D

Yeah, not the reason I was asking. I didn't want to get a jump start on the reading, I want to get the online so I can save money. I wanted to find the best deal and still get them in time to have them on the first day of class.

Don't worry, I am doing nothing right now. Well, I am moving to Denver on the first, so I am doing a lot of stuff to get ready to move my family there, but other than that I am have no scholastic pursuits at the moment.

By the way, I read on DU's website that the light rail pass is only good at certain stops in Denver. My wife and I are moving to Sante Fe/Mineral and I was wondering if I will be able to take the light rail for free from that far away?

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:16:05 PM »
I received my schedule also, well it isn't actually a schedule, it is just a list of classes and who is teaching them. I wish it had time but it does not. Here is the list:

Torts- no teacher
Civil Procedure- Katharine DuVivier
Criminal Law- Sam Kamin
Lawyering Process I- Tanya Brown

What do you think? Is there a place where I can see what times these classes are at? I have clicked on every schedule link but to no avail.

KK is really nice but so boring.  As if civ pro wasn't bad enough, her soft spoken voice and lectures will put you right to sleep.  Her final is a typing test. . .whoever types the fastest wins.  She has a midterm (which virtually doesn't count so it's a nice practice test).  Again, I suggest checking out the faculty evals. . .under the registrar's page.

For the schedule of classes, try this:
http://law.du.edu/forms/registrar/class-schedules/output_schedules.cfm?ID=Fall%202008

http://law.du.edu/index.php/registrar/class-schedules
I received my schedule also, well it isn't actually a schedule, it is just a list of classes and who is teaching them. I wish it had time but it does not. Here is the list:

Torts- no teacher
Civil Procedure- Katharine DuVivier
Criminal Law- Sam Kamin
Lawyering Process I- Tanya Brown

What do you think? Is there a place where I can see what times these classes are at? I have clicked on every schedule link but to no avail.

Try this:

Log on to WebCentral

Then click on the “myWeb” tab

Then Banner Self Service folder

Then Student and Finical Aid folder

Then Registration Folder

Then Student Detail Schedule

Then choose “Autumn Semester 2008”

Click submit

You should see each class and under “scheduled meeting times” the days/time/classrooms for your classes. If its not here, its not posted yet.

I had Kamin for Crim Law, he's good, but has some ideoscracies, like don't ever walk in front of him if your late and he has started class, he will lose it. I thought he was going to have aheart attck when a girl in our class did that.


Thanks for the comments and instructions. They worked. I have class until 4 :( and I also have class on Friday till 4. That is far from ideal, but it shouldn't be too bad.

Where do you guys get your school books from? Where can I see what the required texts are for the classes I have?

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