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Where should I go next fall? / Re: What should I do wiith the Hurricane?
« on: September 02, 2005, 09:04:09 PM »
I just heard on the news that students who were enrolled at Tulane or Loyola are getting free admission to Baylor Law. Of course, the trade-off is that you get to live in lovely Waco, TX and attend our happy little "boot camp." But still, free tuition.....

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: What should I do wiith the Hurricane?
« on: September 02, 2005, 05:09:03 PM »
Baylor is taking in 6-7 Tulane students next week on a visitor basis, but is open to more. I could be wrong, but I think Baylor is a bit cheaper than Tulane and the law students are opening up their homes for the incomers. Give them a call.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:47:41 PM »
on the bookstore when i bought my books online it said the supplement would be on the blackboard? that is kinda bs we have to buy it if it can be posted on blackboard

Supplements actually can't be put on Blackboard because many of them are copyrighted. They were written by lawyers, after all.  ;) I think what the bookstore meant to say was that information on how to get your supplements would be on Blackboard.... which it may or may not be. I'm telling you.... Blackboard is NOT the nexus of Baylor Law communications. You'll almost never use it.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 11:32:43 AM »
It is stupid, but that's how it is. You'll have to pony over the cash to a buddy who has a checkbook. Like I did.  ;D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:16:12 AM »
And where do we get those supplements? There was a 2L at El Chico, who mentioned that we would have the opportunity to buy them at orientation. Is that right? Is that what everyone does?

Supplements are assigned with the courses. This quarter, the only supplement you will get is for Property, but you'll find that you get these in many classes. You can buy these from the faculty secretary on the third floor when you guys go for orientation. BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK. They will not accept cash or credit cards. I got reminded of this yesterday. At the end of the quarter, hold on to that supplement. You will still need a portion of it for the second half.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 16, 2005, 05:19:48 PM »
Ellie-

    You didn't miss it... it genuinely isn't here. So I'm the one short of IQ points, but I've earned my deficiency honestly. Once you start, you will understand why Baylor students say that boredom is underrated. Luxuriate in it... you won't feel it again for a long time.

     A quick note about supplements: these are the most useful things you will get in your classes. The textbooks are general, where the supplements are specific to Texas. For some reason, people don't take advantage of the material in the supplements. Prof Property wrote this supplement, so the material in there is a direct line to what she considers important and worth knowing. There are many, many exercises in there that are usually not assigned, but very much worth the time. This is the general rule for all of the supplements, so take advantage of them!!! ESPECIALLY in property. Property laws vary so much from state to state, and Texas is so incredibly different from the other states, thanks to our history, that the rules you need for the exam are in the supplement. The textbook is really only good at pointing out the broad strokes and the basic rules you will need for the Bar and the multi-state. It becomes even LESS useful in Property II.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 16, 2005, 11:09:43 AM »
How come there are so many more Baylor folks on this board than people from the other Texas law schools?

I think Tech has a pretty good showing as well... :P
 

I think you are correct about Tech.  Still, I rarely see/read anything about St. Mary's, South Texas or even UofH.  And I haven't really seen much posted about UT or SMU since the admission cycle. It just seems that Baylor (especially since it is a smaller school) is very well represented on this board.  I can only think of a handful of posters (limonjello, SketchyPhi, MP, etc.) who are going to UT. I'm not saying that this is a good or a bad thing.  Just an observation that there are alot of Bears on this board.

The internet has always had a special attraction for sado-masochists. Thus, a good showing of Bears. I would like to point out that I am the only Bear stupid enough to keep coming 'round once school has started. I guess I'm an exhibitionist. :D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 15, 2005, 11:21:16 PM »
I must be going senile, because I could have sworn that I answered this earlier. It's amazing how few IQ points you can manage to hold on to as you make your way through law school.....

Anyhoo, I noticed that there was a reference to Blackboard on the assignments yesterday, but thought it was for Torts. Regardless, today the torts assignment has vanished altogether and  the property assignment is textbook and supplement (you buy this from the faculty secretary on the third floor during orientation). You know, last quarter there was actually one class that never made it to Blackboard. The amount that you use Blackboard will vary by professor. I've had one professor that used Blackboard to communicate everything, and Prof Contracts is allergic to technology. It's not anything worth getting hung up on.  ;)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:59:26 PM »
Financial Aid:
The balance will be in your bank account by 5/17 if you have direct deposit. If not, then you have to go to the cashier's office to get your balance, but you can get it on the spot. If the full amount of your financial aid has not reached the school yet, but has been approved, you can get an emergency advance for books and living. Like undergrad, you will get half of the balance now and the other half in about 5 weeks.

Blackboard:
Nothing will show up on Blackboard until classes begin.

T-shirts:
Wear them to restaurants. Service becomes magically better. This also works at the bank, the doctor's office, hotels, and anywhere you want to silently bully others to do things your way.  ;D


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 05, 2005, 12:35:26 PM »
Nothing will show up on the Blackboard site until classes start or just before. You will find your registration info on Bearweb and your first day assignments on the regular Baylor law website under "admitted students."

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