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Indiana - Indianapolis / Re: IU - INDY
« on: March 15, 2006, 07:27:35 PM »
remember, Indiana is all screwed up for time zones.  we still do not change so for half the year you are on Eastern, the other half Central

I used Outliner 4.0 from Storelaw.  The note-taking aspect is probably on par with anything else, but generating my outline was very easy and quick.  Storelaw has templates for most books, which made organization easy.

General Board / Re: Engineers in Law School
« on: December 22, 2005, 11:31:17 AM »
BSME/MSME and just finished first semester as a PT student while working a 40 hr week.  I guarantee law school will be easier than engineering.  I'm pretty sure the two other engineers in my class would agree.  Besides, it's fun watching the liberal arts majors struggle with 'if A then B and if B then C therefore If A then C' thinking...

mail copies of all your papers to yourself and then save the mail on the ISP's server as an extra backup.

I agree, so far it's easier than I thought.  Briefing after reading the case is down to 10-15 minutes and I'm staying ahead of the work.  My outlines are running about 10 pages each, but need to be cut down a little more.  I am amazed how many students come to class unprepared - oh well, hope they stay that way for the final.  BTW, I work FT, go to school 5 nights a week, and have a family.  Some of you need to cowboy up and stop whining.  Get your ass out of bed earlier and study more. 

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Federal Rules of Civ Pro
« on: September 18, 2005, 04:21:12 AM »
Somewhere behind Houchens there had to be a good story, but no one will ever know.

I think the guy just got tired of his wife and wanted to go experiment in the back alleys of Bangkok.  I think he's still alive running whores and drugs.

Any idea???

My Torts book is "Torts: Cases, Problems, and Exercises" 2nd edition, by Martin, Zwier & Weaver.


You're a law student - you should be able to figure this one out on your own.  Most of the important cases are briefed in other supps.  Fisher v. Carrousel, Palsgraf v. Long Island, etc. should all be found in any canned briefs.  Next, there are versions that supposedly offer all the briefs (either written or e-based), later cases though will probably be missed.  Then there's always Lexis which offers up the main points.  Lastly, Google the dang case.  Garratt v. Dailey can easily be found, as well as info on Shaw v. Brown, and Fisher.  That should get you through Battery at least.

General Board / Re: Lockers
« on: August 24, 2005, 01:55:18 PM »
Our lockers are first come, first serve so don't expect to find one 2 weeks into the semester.  You think they might have planned on the school growing a bit from when they built it a couple years ago.

Pittsburgh / Re: Where are you buying your books?
« on: July 31, 2005, 12:44:55 PM »
Aspen Publishing
Barnes and Noble
Westlaw (Thomson)

It depended on when they could ship (3-4 weeks doesn't do me any good).  Shipping was free on everything because the min order was like $25 or something so ANY book or sup is going to exceed that.  Sometimes I got lucky and hit a sale - like Aspen gave me 15% off plus free shipping.  It undercut the school bookstore prices by about $5-$10 pre book.  Westlaw was the only one who had the Tort Sum and Substance CD series in stock - which is very good BTW.  Amazon had some stuff, but usually wasn't the cheapest.

Here's a coupon for 5% off at BarristerBooks:

The other thing I did was Google the ISBN and get hits on  the book and where to buy it and then compared prices.

General Board / Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« on: July 27, 2005, 04:02:47 PM »
So is joining PAD (Phi Alpha Delta) as a 1L worth the $70 or so bucks?

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