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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Windows Vista - opinions
« on: August 13, 2008, 12:39:16 AM »
Vista may take a few more seconds to wake up, but it seems to lose just about no power whatsoever during sleep mode. When I had XP it would lose power while hibernating - not with vista. I also love that you can choose to do things like power down your dvd drive while not using it to conserve battery life.

Is this serial?

Incoming 1Ls / Windows Vista - opinions
« on: August 12, 2008, 12:08:35 AM »
Who has it? How's it working? Are you happy with it? First hand knowledge only please.

I personally have had it for 2 weeks and think it's alright. No problems so far, although it does take a little longer to boot up than I had hoped. I'm running 2.26 core 2 duo with 2 gb of ram.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas Tech 2011
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:58:19 AM »
I'm a rising 3L at Tech. If anyone has questions about Lubbock, where to live, your classes or professors, shoot me a message on here. If I can't get back to you sooner, I'll respond on the weekends. Congrats to all of you who made it in. This was an especially difficult year to get in.

How does tech place in Dallas? I know they do better than they get credit for. If you had to guess, how many would you say get biglaw or place well in the DFW area?

Choosing the Right Law School / Scholarship offer off of waitlist?
« on: June 06, 2008, 07:46:10 PM »
Has this happened to anyone?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: April 25, 2008, 10:48:28 AM »
Please, for the love of god, don't get a pinstripe suit if you are only getting one.

Oklahoma / Class of 11'
« on: February 23, 2008, 10:16:50 AM »

Texas Tech / Class of 2011
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:11:20 PM »
Who's thinking about it?

Oklahoma City U / Re: OCU student question
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:08:46 PM »
I am considering OCU for next fall and was wondering if any of the current students including 2 and 3Ls would be willing to share their opinions on this school.  I visited the campus earlier this year and was impressed but I wondered if the tuition is worth it.  How deep and how well are students recruited and does this only apply to the top 25%?  I am worried that if I happen to fall outside of the top 25% that I will be scrambling to get job, much less a decent paying job.   I have a friend that graduated from OCU law a few years ago and she was outside the top 25% and she still hasn't found a job that pays over $35K in the OKC area.  Does the job market for OCU grads suck in OKC or just for those that are just mediocre in law school?

I am a second year law student. As far as the employment scene is, I do not know because I haven't started looking for jobs. I don't know why your friend hasn't found a job that pays more, what field is she trying to get into? Overall, the school is nice but the faculty\administration seem to have an inferiority complex with OU, to the point where they try to make the courses and exams harder than they really need to be. Case in point, on an evidence exam we need to have all the rules memorized AND the case analysis for each of the 65 cases we read throughout the course.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Courses
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:31:15 AM »
I took Kaplan's course. My experience was great; but it all depends on the teacher you get. My was incredible, but there are many teachers that just aren't that good. You should take a sample class with the teacher you would have and see if he impresses you.

Also, the course is structured very well. I had class twice a week, with hw and supplemental materials to work on between classes. The walk you through every type of question, which is good and bad (very slow sometimes). They have three books, other than your class book, that helped me out a ton. One organizes all the questions by type and difficulty, and you can work through them one by one, concentrating on you weaknesses. Of the other two, one has just full sections an the other is just full-lenth tests.

I'm not trying to endorse Kaplan because I'm sure you'll get a similar experience with powerscore or testmasters. I'm just saying you should take any course.

Lastly - Kaplan has a bad rap, most people who trash them haven't had any direct experience and are just contributing to groupthink.

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