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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:49:48 PM »
where are ya guys from? ill be at shu law tihs fall as well

Incoming 1Ls / 1L Questions About How Law School Really Works...
« on: July 12, 2006, 01:30:24 AM »
So as I sit and realize my first year of law school, pretty much the first year of the rest of my life, will begin in a month and 5 days, the excitement is befuddled with anxiety. I am a good student, intelligent, and have a strong work ethic, but I feel completely unprepared for law school. Maybe unprepared isnít the right word, lets say... clueless.

In Undergrad (which I am coming straight from) I breezed through my classes. I never had an in-depth study habit... I read what I needed to read when I needed to read it, and maintained good grades. I feel at a loss now, as I prepare for law school...

Pretty much what I am asking in this thread (now that I rambled too much already) is how exactly to handle law school. I know I can do it, I just donít know how it all works... how the sprockets of the machine work and what gears to turn and follow... How does it all work? You go to class... you read the assigned cases... you outline them... and then you move on? Then come final time you re-study all the material and take a 3 hour long hypothetical examination? Is that the basic jist of it? Is it a mere barrage of rules, situations and hypotheticals thrown at you... and the real task of law school is being able to interpret, analyze, and remember the aforesaid? What are the points of study groups? To bolster the understanding of topics and rules? To study? 

Iím sorry I canít word the question in a cognizant form, I am just so curious as to what I have in store for me, for I believe it will be COMPLETELY different then undergrad. Iíve seen the countless threads on this board about study habits, i.e. how many hours to devote per class, whatís a good schedule, what materials are best.... but the one thread and topic I am in search of... is how law school all works. How is work assigned? What are the procedures followed? Pretty much how does law school work... from a studentís point of view... what is the Blueprint of a first year of law school?

I am sorry for the drawn-out topic and forgive me if I've carried on... but any help, insight, or advice into this would help me greatly.

Please, anyone, feel free to chime in and I would be happy to elaborate if necessary...

Thanks again everyone!


Incoming 1Ls / ThinkPad T60 vs. Thinkpad R51 for Seton Hall Law
« on: July 06, 2006, 05:02:01 PM »
Ill be attending SHU Law in the fall and just recieved the specs for laptops. As other posts also explain, SHU requires (or rather strongly recommends) the Lenovo IBM T60...

I have an IBM R51 from the previous year of undergrad which was given to us by Seton Hall Undergrad... i reimaged it so its like a brand new computer, but im curious if this will be enough for SHU Law or should I just splurge and by the new one...

can i get by with my R51 or is it smarter to get the t60...

Ill be at SHU Law this fall

Incoming 1Ls / Can someone help me with a contract?
« on: May 27, 2006, 08:38:23 PM »
I posted this same topic in the "Students and Graduates" board, but thought I would drop a line here as well.... hope somebody can help...

"This soon-to-be 1L could use some help from his peers and elders if possible... I will be moving into my new apartment starting June 1st with two other roomates. I would like to draw up a contract basically stating each person will have to pay his share of the rent ($1,550.00/3). One of the guys isnt so reliable, so I could really use an "air-tight" contract in case he decides a few months down the road he wants to skip out on the rent and bills. If someone could draft me up a thorough and legit contract for this... i would be so greatly appreciative. Seeing as how I have yet to start law school and have that wonderful contracts class, this could really help. Thanks again, and to clarify, each person would be responsible for 517.00 in rent plus 1/3 of the bills (gas, electric, cable, internet, phone). Thanks you so much to anyone who can help!


if more info is needed PM or post"


Has anyone heard anything about Rutgers Newark Deferrals? I thought in early April we would start hearing but according to LSN, no one has heard anything after being deferred...

does anyone have any info on this?

Its so funny.... i recomended SHU above and lo and behold i was just admitted into Seton Hall! Now my opinion must be extremely biased... but i was just wondering if you guys can tell me how much the deposit is (i was admitted by phone call so im just wondering)... ace, hows the decision coming?

Thanks everybody! I definitely did some major celebrating tonight haha...

intent06... are u from the jersey area? lemme know when u get ur acceptance (note i say when and not if haha)

and d y ze, im not really even sure why they accepted me lol, i did however express to them numerous times how interested i was in the school and how it was my top choice... maybe that helped?

Im in shock.... just got into SETON HALL LAW PT-day today!!!! I couldn't believe it with my stats (152 3.6)... Looks like my choice is finally made!!! What a relief!!!! Good luck to everyone else and have hope; I never expected in a million years to get into Seton Hall!

Wow I guess that Duquense is not out of the running. Congrats man, Seton Hall is awesome. I applied there last year and got dinged, I didn't even try it again. Congrats again bro awesome job on the nice tier 2er!!!!!!

thanks man... looks like we will both be heading to T2s this year... who woulda thought? Fate has a funny way of working things out

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