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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: My first semester schedule
« on: July 05, 2005, 01:21:19 PM »
Must be nice to already have a schedule. Do you also know which section/professor you have? Can you buy books too?
Our start date (OSU) is Aug. 15, and we don't get any info till about a week before, because they wait till the exact last minute to put everyone into sections. I guess they're waiting for final numbers, waitlists and all that. But man, I wish I knew now, at least I could shop around for books and get a good deal. As it is, I'm pretty much stuck with the official LS bookstore, with outrageous prices.

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I'm afraid that you got ripped off a bit on this one. I bought mine 2 or 3 months ago, 2.4 mghz, 12 cell battery, rest the same for 1200.
I finally ordered my Dell Inspiron 6000.

1.86 Mhz
15.4" WSXGA screen
128 video card
60 Gig 5400 speed Harddrive
CD burner/DVD combo
Intel Pro Wireless a/b/g
9 cell battery (5 hours)
Extra USB mouse
4 year warranty, 4 year accident protection

$1423 before tax

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If they gave you an Ipod for free with a 100% discount on the computer, it would still be a bad deal, because you'd still, in the end, be stuck with a mac.

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Though there's the pretty standard "don't work during 1L", I'd get more info before I jumped the gun on this. Find out just how he defines "part time" if its really not much, yet a great experience, it might be worth it, you'll just have to have better time management and cram more studying into the weekend.
That being said, i'm not working as a 1L, though I didn't have any tough decisions. I've been working for a major firm, and they're home office is in Columbus (I'm OSU bound), and a couple of departments that I've worked with have basically offered me part time jobs if I wanted them, but I don't think they'd relate to the experience you're being offered here. I'd probably still turn it down, but I'd at least meet with the guy and get more info.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Deferring for a year
« on: June 27, 2005, 11:00:38 AM »
Does anybody have any reccommendations on what to say in a defferral letter?  What is a good reason to request a defferal?

look for that site on j2b2 or whatever that site is. it has a list of the schools and how strict thay are in granting deferrals.

I think it depends on the school. for some schools, just saying you want to travel or work for a year is a good enough reason. at others, it doesn't matter what you say, thaey're not going to grant it regardless.
Its JD2B.com

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That's not what happened at all. I was a member of the board at that time and remember the incident very well. The girl thought she could read the posts on the board and "get" the program without reading the book. Which is pretty lazy. And then she freaked out and starting posting something weird like "I need to delete my membership, this board is scaring me." It was weird. The girl wasn't "kicked out." She posted that she wanted to delete her membership and didn't know how. He deleted the membership for her as she wanted. When you have a group membership on Yahoo, it clearly has something at the top of the page which allows you to edit your membership and delete yourself from a group. The board is for people who have read the book and are prepping which mostly consists of doing hypos and the E&Es. Not for people hoping to pick something up. I don't know what was so weird about a bunch of pre1Ls doing hypos and going over points of the law that freaked the girl out. She was going to see the same d.a.m.n. things when she started law school.

Either way, I think she should have look around and maybe PM someone on the board. Or maybe contact AF privately. The girl came on this board and admitted that she phrased her post wrong. I think if she had clearly stated what she wanted then everything would have been fine. But this board seems to be a more appropriate place for asking "what type of books do I need" type of questions. The PLS board states on the opening page that it's for people who have read or are reading the book and are doing the program. That seems fair enough.

Amen.... did you guys hear the story of when someone on his yahoo group asked if she actually neede to "buy" the PLSII books or not? AF completely chastised her and booted her from the group. No, he's totally altruistic. Ha.
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Fair enough, I'll admit I'm not a member of that group, but heard about it from a third party who had been there (and probably has some issues with either AF or PLS in general). In any case, I was just making a point that AF is not just in it to be a "nice guy", but rather he's out here to make money. Not that there's anything wrong with that, that is after all the reason many of us are going to law school.

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I've mentioned it on other threads as well, but for the sake of being official

The Ohio State University (Moritz College of Law)!
Geesh, its gonna suck being a die-hard Hoosier fan at OSU.. oh well.

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I have already purchased Getting to Maybe.  I don't want to buy all three, so I'm wondering if I should buy LEEWS or Delaney's "How to Do Your Best on Law School Exams."  I think I'll post this on the Students and Graduates Board also.
Ultimately, there is one way to handle law school exams. All involve spotting key facts, identifying and applying rules, considering all possible arguments both for and against competing positions, and articulating them in some logical fashion.  Each book merely gives there take, and suggests strategies that SOME have found helpful, but to suggest that one is “better” than the other implies one has tried all of them, and has found only one to be useful–or even one is most useful.
Atticus Falcon has suggested that LEEWS and Delaney are better, in his view. He is one attorney, one former law student, one (highly condescending and bitter) person, so take his opinion as one opinion in the thousands that are out there.
. (Incidentally, it would not be unreasonable to assume that he has received some kickbacks from both authors–Martha Stewart isn’t the only person to discovery the benefits of “Synergy!” The love gush directed to these two authors is a bit much in PLSII.)

I have found Delaney to write with great clarity and depth, so I’d put in my vote for him. Many, many people have taken the LEEWS course and have found it to be useless for everything except lightening one’s wallet.
it seems that AF is a highly altruistic person.  he has a yahoo group that is free for anyone AND he gives advice on that group.  he gets on benefit large enough for him to do this, but he does it anyway.  maybe if profs taught ls then he wouldnt be so bitter.

Does Tom Cruise gives free interviews because he is a nice and altruistic guy or does he do it to promote his movies (and hence his career and money-earning potential)?  AF isn't altruistic enough to give away his book obviously; his time is given freely in service of book sales. Incidentally, Randall Terry gives a lot of his time in the service of causes, but whether it is done for altruistic, or even helpful, purposes is questionable.
Amen.... did you guys hear the story of when someone on his yahoo group asked if she actually neede to "buy" the PLSII books or not? AF completely chastised her and booted her from the group. No, he's totally altruistic. Ha.

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From an employers standpoint, I doubt it would make much difference one way or another. In fact, with such a variety of living arrangements, I'm sure its a lot more common than you'd think, and the law firms or other potential employers might note your good sense in getting a reliable mail situation set up. Or, you could be right. But I think its a good idea to get the PO box, as long as its not costing you an arm and a leg.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Just Read Turow's One L
« on: June 21, 2005, 10:01:05 AM »
I just finished rereading the Iliad, and I think after I'm done with the Odyssey I'm going to go onto Tolstoy or maybe a little Vonnegut... I think it'll prepare me as much as any of the so called "how to succeed" books will. And I won't have spent money and a bunch of time this summer when I'll have to figure out what works beset for when I get there anyways. Just my 2 cents.

which translation of homer?  i think fagles does an amazing job
The Lattimore translation. I think the last time I read it it was fagles, can't remember.

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