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Current Law Students / Re: How much $$ for books each semester?
« on: January 14, 2005, 09:32:10 AM »
I had heard that you didn't get your list of required books until the orientation week which forced you to buy your books from the bookstore on campus. And you had to buy the books right then and there to prepare for first week assignmetns. Is that true?

As an undergrad I always contacted my professors before the semester started to get the ISBN of the books needed for their class and then ordered the books online. Without fail I saved around 50% buying online instead of using the bookstore.

So is this a pleasant little surprise awaiting us all this August, or do you think the professors would give out ISBN's during the summer so we could order the books online? If we have to wait, that's quite a neat little racket they have there! Maybe I should skip law school and just open up a book store on campus?

Since there seems to be so many of you saying the same thing, I guess I'll just kick back and quit worrying about everything. I've only read LSC and a legal writing book so far, but my reading list for the summer was pretty intense. Thanks everyone for saving me the trouble. I'm sure my wife thanks you too. I guess I'll just spend my summer enjoying the time with my family and making sure all my chores are done around the house.

For a new guy, what does TTT mean? And why is everyone hammering Cooley so bad?

I have another question, are non-ABA schools really that prevalent? Why would you spend the time and money to attend one of these schools if you can't practice law?

Current Law Students / Re: Undergrad Final Semester Courses
« on: January 11, 2005, 02:30:12 PM »
I couldn't agree more. This is my last undergrad semester and I am taking a writing course as my final course. No final and the need to hone my writing skills was my motivator. I'm sure I'll appreciate it come August when class starts.

Current Law Students / How important is the school you attend?
« on: January 09, 2005, 08:05:19 AM »
Hello all,

I start a p/t program this fall here in Little Rock. I am 18 years into a military career and moving to attend a different school is not an option for me. Please don't get me wrong, I am very pleased with what I've seen and heard about the school here so far. However, it is a Tier 4 school according to USNWR. My question is whether or not having a JD from this school will affect my ability to choose my job upon graduation? If I'm not looking to slave myself out at a large national firm, does the school name matter at all? From the attorney's I've talked to, this school has a good local reputation.

And while I have your attention, what about transferring? In two years I'll be able to retire. I am originally from Oklahoma and plan on moving there to practice law. Should I transfer after two years in the p/t program to a f/t program at OU (if they'll have me) or should I finish what I start here? How important is it to graduate from a law school that's in the state where you want to practice?

Thanks in advance for your help.

I also graduated high school in 1986 and I start law school in Little Rock tomorrow evening (p/t). I am taking the today off, watching TV and drinking a beer. Not too many chances for this kind of day in the near future. I'm so anxious, work tomorrow will be a trip.

Good luck to everyone!

Folgers in my cup &  my wife's heavy breathing (she's sleeping in this morning, I'm trying to type quietly) :D

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: May 17, 2005, 05:54:18 PM »
Eating spaghetti while wearing blue's? Brave young lady, very brave! Or is it? They changed the reg, you can wear green leafy veggies now. Anyone else out there know what 36-2903 means?

BDU's baby, BDU's! >:(

Bud light and Elvis Presley (The KING)

It's a Thursday night and nobody drinks?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MEDICAL SCAM--Be careful!
« on: May 05, 2005, 08:56:09 PM »
That's good - I should have said throw him a bone.

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