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UM reading list

UM reading list
« on: March 23, 2005, 05:22:32 PM »
Will anyone be reading the suggested reading list from University of Miami?  Will these books really make any difference?

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 05:24:42 PM »
i just sent my deposit in today, but when i find out about the list, i'll read the books. 


Re: UM reading list
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2005, 06:19:21 PM »
im going to read the buffalo creek disaster and getting to maybe.  im not wasting my time with the others.

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 09:23:21 PM »
I'm a miami student. I wouldn't go out of your way to do the summer reading. Many civ. pro classes will have you read Buf. Creek and Civil Action. Outside of those I certainly wouldnt bother with the others. Your going to be doing plenty of reading in the fall. Take the summer to just relax some.

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005, 02:22:39 PM »
oooh just wandered over here..

Casino: Summer Reading and Viewing List can be found on their admitted studnets website:

I got some of the books.. but just more out of curiosity than anything..I actually doubt i'll read them.. but in case I'm at the beach with no reading material, why not?... saw Bladerunner again too.. I actually have that on DVD.. interesting that it should even be on this list..

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 03:54:28 PM »
I too thought Bladerunner was somewhat of a strange suggestion.  I have a tech background and understand all about the impact of technology on life and all that junk, but I still thought it was kind of weird.


Re: UM reading list
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005, 05:39:26 PM »
If the school is posting this list on their site for admitted students, could it be possible that they are expecting everyone to read this?  :o

(Somewhat scary thought.)

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2005, 07:29:48 AM »
I would recommend reading the Buffalo Creek Disaster, not because I've started at Miami (yet!), but I think it's an easy relaxing read in any case.  If you have an interest in law, which I assume you do if you are here, I would pick it up.  It's a great book.

Re: UM reading list
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005, 04:33:56 AM »

I thought that UM would be have a mandatory list for us to read this summer, but this wording makes me think they don't really care--- " They are not required, but are offered as suggested readings if you want a glimpse at the study and application of law.  " SOooooooo... hit the beach guys!