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Pittsburgh / Re: Where are you buying your books?
« on: August 07, 2005, 09:29:49 PM »
Do you know how we can get our Pitt ID cards?  Can you get them before tuition is paid?  Free bus riding would be nice before school starts.  ;D

I picked up my ID card on August 1.  Just go to the towers and wait in line.  I didn't have to pay for it or anything.  I haven't used it for anything yet though.  I'd recommend getting it early if you can to avoid any potential crush toward the beginning of school.

As for books, I bought all new texts at the book store.  Most of my law school friends said they did that and it was a waste, but for some reason I felt like it was some kind of initiation thing.  Just had to do it.  I'll look to save money down the road.  Plus, I did think of doing that LSC multi-color briefing thing, so a new book can be good for that.  As for study aids and outlines, I have been buying various things throughout the last year just for kicks (I needed something to read on the train to work every day) and so I don't have anything left to buy really.  But, as someone who has never taken a law school class, I can say that I find the Examples & Explanations series easy to read and understand with helpful examples.  The nutshell series by West was also easy to read and short, though really high level and probably not very useful come study time.  The outlines are way too foreign to me right now.  I think they would be more appropriate down the line.

But like I said, I've never taken a class so I'm no authority.  And I had A LOT of time (13+ months) to read some of these.

How much did you end up spending?  I think I'm going to get all new books, too. 

Pittsburgh / Still need housing?
« on: July 31, 2005, 04:50:53 PM »
I've posted a couple times about this, and I promise this will be the last time.

I have a house in Squirrel Hill.  I just started moving in on Thursday.  I have one bedroom left to rent.  The house has a huge yard and new appliances.  There's a front porch and a back deck.

The bedroom that is still empty is small, but it is very cheap.  I am only asking $250 per month (plus utilities).  If you are on a budget, or just want to save a ton of money, let me know.


Pittsburgh / Re: CLASSES/PROFS
« on: July 27, 2005, 09:24:26 PM »
I'll be needing paint.  I close on my house tomorrow.  Where is that Lowe's?  It's probably the closest thing to Squirrel Hill.

Current Law Students / Re: Which sport is best for lawerly schmoozing
« on: July 27, 2005, 09:19:24 PM »
I've been working at a law firm since January.  My ability to obliterate the partners at foosball has given me celebrrity-like status.

Ave Maria / Re: Ann Arbor tips for new comers???
« on: July 07, 2005, 09:52:23 PM »
I lived in Ann Arbor for 2 years.  You should keep the flip flops, they're a staple of Ann Arborinian wardrobes.

You must attend at least one U of M football game your first year.  It will change your life.

You must visit Deja Vu in Ypsilanti.  Hundreds of beautiful girls, and 3 ugly ones.  Girls get in for free.

You must go to BD's Mongolian BBQ on Main Street.

That's all I can think of now.

Current Law Students / Re: Computer options
« on: July 03, 2005, 12:47:57 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I have windows ME, I also own xp, i just have yet to install it on there.  I actually bought this thing used on ebay a couple months ago.  For research purposes, will I just be using lexis and westlaw online, or do they have software to install?  that was my concern:  i figured i'd need software from them, and the computer wouldn't be able to handle it.

Current Law Students / Computer options
« on: July 01, 2005, 10:24:28 PM »
I have a 4 year old Sony Vaio.  It's very small, and I love it.

The problem is, it only has a 750 mhz processor (I don't even know how much RAM).  Will that be enough to run the programs that I'll need to for law school?   ???

I know a lot of people buy new computers for school, but a lot of people have tons of debt, and I'm trying to avoid that.

Pittsburgh / Re: recommend a bank
« on: June 29, 2005, 08:34:39 AM »
My fiancee has Citizens Bank (they're changing to Charter One), and she never has problems getting to ATM's.  Plus, a lot of Giant Eagles (grocery stores) have branches inside.

Pittsburgh / Re: Need a place?
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:58:05 PM »
I rented out the basement.  I have one bedroom left to rent.  I'm asking $250 per month.  The room is 7' by 8'.  If you're interested, message me.

Duquesne U / Need a place to live?
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:57:16 PM »
I'll be a 1L at Pitt in the fall.  I have a house in Squirrel Hill.  There is one bedroom remaining that I'm trying to rent.  The house is in a great neighborhood, and has a big fenced in yard (I have a dog).

The room I'm trying to rent is 7' X 8'.  There's plenty of room for a bed and a dresser.  I'm asking $250 per month.

If you're interested, send me a message.

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