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unfortunately, i decided that having an extended-life battery sticking out one extra inch from the back of my tiny, ultraportable laptop was unacceptable.

again, i decided wrong :)

definitely "after the fact," but i have a thinkpad x40 and wish i had gone with the extended-life battery.

i had the option when ordering to either get an extra battery for free, or to pay $40 (i think) for the extended-life battery.  i chose wrong.  the extra battery sits in my locker, still wrapped in plastic, and it has never been charged.  i may just try to ebay that thing and buy an extended-life one.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 11, 2006, 04:43:47 PM »
waiting at least one semester is good advice.

the fact that the people who you consulted went to well-regarded schools factors fairly heavily into the equation, as i'm speaking from a tier3 perspective.

in the end, i would still recommend that the original poster give it a whirl if he/she believes the money will benefit them as they see fit.  if successful, they'll have the money they're hoping to make.  if it's not working out, chances are they can just stop working from home.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 11, 2006, 12:23:47 PM »
and these relatives in their first year have opined that working 3-5 hours/week would be overkill?

i hope i'm not coming across as sarcastic or nasty, i'm sincere in asking.  i just have a hard time believing that a 1L or 2L would think that.

maybe it's my school or my classmates, or maybe i'm just wrong in evaluation.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 11, 2006, 11:52:42 AM »
i believe the original post was an honest question, but i'm still struck by the multiple responses which actually recommended against working 3-5 hours/week.

i can't see how those recommendations could be based on anything ... solid.

a few of us here are in our first year (or possibly later), and we're offering advice based on experience.  for what it's worth ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 11, 2006, 10:29:02 AM »
what if at the last minute you get called into work for an emergency?  at some point murphy's law is going to rear it's head.

the poster did say that they would be working from home, on his/her own time.  i think that removes many hurdles usually associated with with the job + school juggling act.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 09, 2006, 03:33:50 PM »
Yes, but the question is stress. Going to the gym is (for me, at least) relaxing. Hanging out with friends is relaxing. Work generally isn't. :-\

very good point... though i can't say that i agree as far as the gym = relaxing :)

Don't buy into the pre-law paranoia ... [t]here is plenty of time to work.

i concur.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 09, 2006, 11:10:02 AM »
come to think of it, i spend more time in the gym than that.  and others in my class spend much more time than that bullsh*tting in the lobby.  if you manage your time wisely, you could easily spend the ABA-allowed max of 10-20/week (or whatever it is) working.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Would I be crazy if...
« on: April 08, 2006, 04:11:17 PM »
3-5/week?  imo, you could easily do that.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Non-Tablet Laptop for Law School
« on: April 05, 2006, 10:56:03 AM »
My only hesitation is that many of the schools I'm considering say that they require optical drives for exams. It could be a little clunky to start connecting an external drive on what could be a very small workspace. Have any of you ever really had to use CD burners on exam day?

the only reason i can think of for that requirement would be to load the exam software.  my school allowed us to download that software installation file to flash drive, and install from there.  also, our exams were saved to flash drive and turned in ... no optical drive involved.

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