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« on: July 13, 2005, 03:24:58 PM »
You can buy the Federal Rules of Civ Pro book at the bookstore for like $12. It's probably not worth ordering it online for a number of reasons: 1) you need the most recent version, which I could not find online, and 2) with shipping, you're not going to get it used for any cheaper than that anyway. It's a thin pamphlet type thing.
Oh and by the way, I ordered all of legal practice books online already, since they are the same for every section. They finished arriving yesterday, and they're pretty much English books. Two of the five are English Grammar, writing only: not a hint of law in them. Interesting.
« on: July 13, 2005, 02:14:30 PM »
I think it said you need to wait till August to sign up for the laptop class. I've been told by a 2L I've been talking to that the class is very useful; it's something that probably everyone should do. Those who don't sign up for it can try to schedule an appointment on their own to familiarize themself with the network, but those are hard to come by.
Kyle went to South Padre Island, and he posted pictures of courthouses? Tell me what's wrong with this picture? jk. lol
Will be moved into Lubbock at Willow Hill on June 27th: 13 days from now. Who's gonna be there with me? I'm going to bored as hell for the first week.
« on: July 05, 2005, 10:42:30 PM »
I believe we can buy our books now, but the lady at the law school said they could re-section us at any time, so you could get screwed if you buy them online. Although, I believe this is just an effort to deter us from buying anywhere but the campus bookstore; I found my books, at least, to be 550 at the campus one, and 260 online, so you be the judge of where to buy them. I'd say it'd probably be a good idea to wait until the beginning of August though, just to be safe.
Who, and how, can you get books "cut and re-bound" ?
Looks like no one else is in Section 3, huh? I think a few of you were in Knolton's Legal Practice class though?
Does anyone know if our sections will stay the same in the Spring, i.e., we can find our schedules for the spring too by looking at the schedule?
« on: July 01, 2005, 03:05:59 PM »
My schedule is online as of today on the TechSIS system. It appears that I'm in section 4. My first class is at 9 a.m. The schedule on techsis, as it is, is difficult to read. I believe to see what profs you have and which class is which, you need to consult the fall schedule on the Tech Law website, and play the match game.
From there, we can check on ttu's data warehouse system to see what other law students have thought about our professors, and look up what books we need and price them on the fall book order link also on the tech law wesbite. Mine ended up being $550, so needlessly to say I'll be looking online for better prices. The lady I spoke with at law, however, told me to be weary of doing that too early though, b/c your schedule can change.
Figured I'd give you guys something to chew on.
« on: June 22, 2005, 06:31:56 PM »
I, like Brian, also have seen my financial aid posted still with out-of-state tuition. Although, the law school did enclose a letter in my packet I recieved from them a few weeks ago saying that the finanical aid office might f*ck it up, so let them know that you should be considered in-state for tuition purposes.
Has anyone recieved an email telling us to check our financial aid accounts? I thought I read somewhere on here that one of you had. I sure haven't got anything.
Anyone moving in around August 1st? I am, and its looking like I might be bored!
Just want to go on the record and express my extreme hatred for the Spurs! Boo! Tim Duncan is an extemely overrated player! Have some guts, pick the Pistons!
« on: June 14, 2005, 11:25:17 PM »
For our pre-orientation get together I am going to suggest Bleachers, perhaps on a Friday? When I was there, they had a happy "hour" from 4-9 pm.
It's not really a club type atmosphere, so we can probably actually hear ourselves think; unlike Daiquiri Lounge, which, yes, is a cool place; but not a good place to get to know...what...like 15 people now? lol
I don't know: That's my suggestion.
Also, has everyone registered for the laptop registration session? I was wondering which one to sign up for.
« on: June 06, 2005, 03:16:08 PM »
I am planning on moving down August 1st, at the latest.
I too am pleased at the general sense of agreement regarding Tech.
« on: June 06, 2005, 03:44:55 AM »
What's up everyone! Yeah, I've been out for a week because I was on a bus, yes the bus is the worst thing in the world, to Tech. I was trying to catch up on everyone's posts. And I figured I'd share with everyone some of the details of my trip.
First of all, and probably the least important to all of you other than Kyle, my bus ran through Dallas on the way to Lubbock. What a cool place! I was impressed with it, which is good considering it's the hot bed for TTU law grads to get jobs. Also, I got to see Dealey Plaza!
I went down there with my gf for a West Texas teachers job fair so that she could get a job--and she did. She got a job offer at some school district about 30 minutes out of Lubbock called Ralls, which is alright but nothing thrilling. We're still hoping that the main school district, Lubbock ISD, will call back; we're still weighing our options. Nonetheless, this means that we can finally sign a lease since she has now secured employment, and therefore a means to the pay the rent. We were going to stay at the fountains, but it's too far from her job, so we may stay at a place called Heritage: it seemed nice and is about the same price. It's also on the TTU bus loop, so I might take that to campus and save the 200 in parking. I'm guessing they probably don't ticket at night, so I can drive down to use the Rec Center then.
While I was there I got the chance to sit in on a law school class, Wills & Trusts w/Vaughn James. IT was awesome! He made the girl from last class sing, b/c she was unprepared. He kept calling me "Pittsburgh." He asked me a few questions to try to contribute to their class, but I respectfully declined in fears of making an ass out of myself. The prof actually emailed the whole class a copy of his class notes, for which he uses Powerpoint. But many of the 2L's informed me that the 1L profs won't do that. This course is a required one, so it was comforting that it seemed real cool. By virtue of my experience, I'd recommend this prof.
The 2L's also told me that the work isn't quite as difficult as many make it out to be. The student to whom I spoke said he put in about 2-3 hours a night until finals, when he put in much more. In fact, he said it wasn't that much more difficult than undergrad, in his opinion.
I too went to the Little Guy from Italy pizzeria--and it rocked!
My answer to Kyle's questions are Yes, Yes, Yes. I bought a Gateway at Best Buy a few months ago. I got a Texas Tech Football Jersey at the mall for 15$. Figured I'll get my 3 years use out of it at the games: Go Raiders!
My gf and I went out on Friday night in the Depot District and it was good I must say. We hung out at Bleacher's for quite a while: they had a happy hour from 4-9 with $1 well drinks. Daiquiri Lounge was rocking too.
The weather in Lubbock was amazing! 90 the whole time, but it felt like 75. Last time I went down it was January, so it was cold.
ust have to reinterate how nice everyone in Lubbock was. Perhaps you Southerners are accustomed to it; but I'm a northeasterner. Everyone is miserable and bitter up here it seems.
Hope some of this is useful to "y'all
« on: May 28, 2005, 04:13:14 PM »
Hometown: Uniontown, PA (suburb of Pittsburgh)
College: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (don't feel bad if you haven't heard of it; it's a medium-sized rural, state school)
Why Texas Tech? I applied to a canon of schools, most of which my numbers were a bit too low for. (Damn the LSAT!) Tech was the best school I got into, and during my visit in January I fell in love. It didn't hurt that they offered me in-state tuition, and that it's an affordable school overall. Also, after living in one of the worst climates in the country for the past 15 years, I look forward to the some 280 days of sunshine and warm climate that Lubbock has to offer.
What do you like to do for fun? Politics (Yes, I am a Democrat, but I am very tolerant of other's POV's. I'm sure my views will deeply entrenched in the minority at TTU.), Watching Basketball and Football, Clubbin', Weightlifting, and, of course, eating!
Anything else we should know? Let's see...I wear size 15 shoe...jk. My gf, who also recently graduated from Slippery Rock is probably moving down with me, as long as she can find an elementary teaching job. Not sure where I plan to practice upon graduation: probably either Texas or Florida. Kind of like Tort law, and Constitition-type stuff, but I'll figure out what type of law I want to practice after that indicative first year. (Don't you hate how everyone asks you what type of law you want to practice, seconds after you tell them you are going to law school?) Looking forward to meeting everyone! Perhaps we can set something up in those days between orientation and the first day of class?
« on: May 26, 2005, 03:16:44 PM »
I think we need a ROLL CALL to account for everyone in our little "group" now.
Okay, I'll start: