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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 31, 2005, 09:18:56 PM »
I'll be out in Lubbock a week from tomorrow.......lookin forward to it!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 14, 2005, 08:25:30 PM »
I made sure most of the books I got were listed as being as "very good" in condition, I'm sure most will have highlighting on some sections, but i rarely highlight and usually dont even pay mind to it. I'm more of a write in the margins/small colored bookmark kind of guy.


And I'm still leading the bidding at $1.75 for the one textbook on ebay.  ;D

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 13, 2005, 11:38:05 PM »
Okay, so I printed out the textbook list earlier and have been doing a little online shopping all night and wound up buying eigtht of the eleven or twelve total books we haveta buy for my section (4) Well, it turns out I'm either a bigger genius, or simply a better shopper than Rob because I saved even more money than he did.  ;D

www.campusi.com is the way to go, yu can type in the book name, author name, or in the event your teacher was proactive enough, the ISBN #. It searched half.com, amazon.com, and a few other places to list the cheapest one in order (similiar to expedia with airfare).

I double checked the books with the "textbook" tab on the current student pages to see if the '05 booklist had changed any from the '04 one, well mine hadn't, and the "textbook" links you to a pdf page which has a majority of the ISBN #'s or at least the edition # or year. Took a little work but I'm 99.9% sure I bought the right books.



Anyway, for the eight books I bought tonight, the list price for them new at the Texas Tech bookstore was $437. Used at the bookstore they were still $329. But I only paid a total of $129 for them by buying online through campusi.com

yes, I know......I am the man, haha




I'm also leading the bidding for another book I haveta buy that retails for 37 bucks used........the going price right now is $1.75 (though there are a few days left in the bidding)


Anyway, just wanted to let everyone in on the find...... :)



P.S. I also know how inherently stupid/gay I must sound by being so excited about buying law school books........ ::)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 12, 2005, 08:37:25 PM »
I loved the "superman" guy today!

Did you catch the guy with the huge Texas flag running alongside for a while and dressed in a longhorn costume with a cowboy hat on? Even though I'm not UT fan, I did get a kick outa that one  :D




Oh, and a week ago I said I'd post some pics of the courthouses I visited on my trip back from Harlingen, plus a couple good Texas historic sites;

http://community.webshots.com/album/393603241FwRXcL

After visiting, I don't think I'd mind being a small town lawyer with my own firm, or being a local DA. I'd concede quite a bit in salary for a good quality of life.....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 12, 2005, 08:08:26 PM »
Brian,

Just buy the Dell and donate 50 bucks to the Livestrong Foundation, it's the same thing  ;) Besides, Dell, like Lance himself, is Texan so I'm sure he'd forgive you.......... ;D

Speaking of which, that new Nike commercial with Lance's press conference in '96 after he was diagnosed w/ cancer is awesome, simple but to the point.

Oh, and Lance kicked some serious a$$ today. Whats fun about watching the Tour de France is seeing all the weirdo's who run alongside the racers on the uphill (slow) climbs. The cool thing is you see the Texas flag appear more than any other besides the French, German, and American flags.........nothin better than state pride from across the globe while Lance hands it to a bunch of Europeans  ;D

Anyway, I'm getting off topic, I'll letcha know what I think of the 6000 when its delivered.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 11, 2005, 10:45:02 PM »
I just bought a laptop online today; a Dell 6000 using the coupon codes that everyone talks about on this message board. It was a 1500 dollar computer for only 1000 bucks total. Nothing too flashy but a solid midrange system.

Luckily Rob pointed out that through Tech's website you can download XP Professional and saved me the 80 bucks from adding it on the Dell website. I knew you could get antivirus programs and Microsoft Office, but I didn't know they had XP Professional as well.



So who else has already gotten a laptop? Anyone still putting it off? Just curious.....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 08, 2005, 09:56:23 AM »
I assume we are rooting for Auburn?

You know it! War Eagle!!!!  ;D

GT Auburn huh??  Hmm...well maybe.  My Longhorns should be wiping the field with ULL that day, so I might be able to miss it.  The crappy thing is I have season tickets for UT, but I doubt I will make any of the games this year because Lubbock is so darn far.  I am however looking forward to the Tech v OU  and Tech v A&M games.  Should be fun, I love college football.

The only other big game that night is Texas A&M @ Clemson (Texas Tech doesnt even play till the following week), so you can come and cheer for the Tigers across the board, haha.....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 07, 2005, 07:16:45 PM »
I'm ready for college football season to get here, does that count?


Anyone wanna join me Sept. 3rd at the Fox & Hound on 82nd St. for Auburn vs. Georgia Tech?  ;D

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 06, 2005, 12:48:59 PM »
Jason,

Me and Rob had/have the same concerns about Section 4's faculty with only one being a tenured professor. I do love the schedule though; wens. practically off and no 8am classes suits me just fine......


For what its worth I asked a 3L I've talked to online about our professors and heres what he wrote back to me last night;

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I only had one of your four professors so I wont be a whole let of help--but here's what I know:

Contracts: CASTO. People seem to like him a lot--supposedly keeps contracts somewhat entertaining. I have no insight as to his test, though. Im pretty sure its MC but I wouldnt even take my word on that.

Torts: This is the prof I had for torts. Schoen is a mean old man--but he's pretty entertaining and his test is fair. Be prepared for class, though. That's not the clas you want to get caught in not having read the cases.

Civ Pro- I dont know much about Olson's class. I have him for a class this fall. I met him once b/c I wanted him to help me with an independent study paper but he told me no and that was the end of that. He seemed kinda full of himself and I could imagine his test being pretty hard. Probably why he got the negative remarks.

Knolton- No idea. I cant even remember if its a man or a woman. Legal practice sucks no matter who you have, though. Its pretty departmental so its basically the same with any professor.

As far as your books--some people get them on Half.com for pretty reasonable, I think. I (and most people) go to Varsity-- an off Campus book store. There is a guy there named Bob who knows every book you need for every class. He will tell you which you will really need and which you dont. I dont know how those prices compare to the on campus book store, though. I just go there for the convenience factor. Any way you look at it books are expensive--its almost criminal how they rip us off.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas Tech in Fall '05
« on: July 06, 2005, 08:14:52 AM »
I'll be in the commuter lot as well....

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