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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: School Supplies
« on: June 10, 2005, 01:48:57 PM »
kodiak -

i spent the $7 on law school confidential. the book was only partially informative but does include some good pointers on setting up before law school. from what i remember it stressed lots of workspace for being able to reference multiple books and type at the same time. also included was: lots of highliters, lots of bookshelf space and a file cabinet of some form.

i know i will be looking for a comfortable desk chair, as i will likely be spending quite a bit of time there.

To add onto this, another of what I would consider the more helpful of suggestions in LSC, is to get a large folding table, like you see in a cafeteria or something, instead of the traditional desk. It's certainly not pretty, but it its the most efficient as far as allowing you to use th most space possible. Easy to spread out and have multiple books/notebooks/laptop/supplies open and in use all at the same time. Plus, if you study the way I did Calculus homework, you can line up one Heinekin for each problem (insert case or hypo here) and there's room for that too.

I read the same thing in law school confidential, and its not something that should necessarily be aiumed specifically at law schools, but really at life in general. Now, having grown up in a furniture store, I can say that you don't need to spend over 500 dollars for a great nights sleep. But any time in your life when you need to do what you can to minimize stress and distractions, a great nights sleep is essential, and a good bed is the most important part of that. It goes right along with not having a roomate and not living next to a loud frat house. Minimize stress, minimize distractions.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 10, 2005, 09:07:56 AM »
great!, We'll see you in there.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 09, 2005, 07:07:37 PM »

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 09, 2005, 04:30:11 PM »

I have an Inspirion 1100, have had it for a few months, and love it. Here's the thing you have to remember about dell, and this would apply to Gateway as well. The computers that they sell really cheap are cheap for a reason. The trick is to increase the potential of the computer from the base level to something much more manageable. Here are some important items:
1. Always make sure to get Windows XP Professional. Home edition (usually the default) is what causes a computer to crash, not the computer itself).
2. Increase the processor speed, on a new computer today, you shouldn't be usuaing anything less than 2.4 ghz.
3. Increase the memory. At least 256mb ram, but I'd say 512 with today's software needs.
4. Make sure it has a CD Burner, floppy drives are becoming harder and harder to find.
If you make your computer to the right specs, it'll work. Too many people just go for the quick deal.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 09, 2005, 04:03:44 PM »
If you are going to be a 1L at Moritz at Ohio State this fall, a few of us have started a Yahoo! Group. We'd love for you to join. Its just a chance for some of us to get to know one another a little bit before we all get thrown together for 3 years. If you'd like to join, just send an email to  or visit
and click join now. Thanks.

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