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Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2005, 08:44:57 PM »
hey JD4Me,

regarding laptops, 99% of the students use them to take notes.  it's almost essential for some profs that you need to have verbatim lecture notes for.  the bad thing is that it provides a distraction like e-mail, espn.com, or IM. sometimes it's not such a bad thing when the lecture is boring.

i got used to taking notes very quickly.  i really like microsoft onenote, because i can label the lectures and have instant access to them.  most people just keep notes on one word document and section it off the dates.  there are some law school applications out there, but they're sort of tedious and not as flexible.

you have the option of taking all your exams on our notebook or on paper.  i'd say 80% of students take their exams on their notebooks.  come exam time, some just prefer to write and actually for some professors, writing is advantageous.  that is, some profs have short answer exams, that consist of three lines.  it's easier to fit more in when writing.

i didn't find the adjustment hard at all, and actually enjoyed taking my exams on computer.  you get the software early so you can practice, but it's really just Word.  you have ample time to practice because most of the profs offer practice midterms in mid to late November.

hey linquest,

congrats on renting out your place!

all the best,

canuck.
Headed to Hofstra in August!

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Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2005, 08:46:36 PM »
hey all.  i may get in trouble for doing this, but i found a copy of the first year orientation schedule at school.  you guys should be getting the same thing in the mail.  here's what it looks like:

2005 JD ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2005

Pre-Orientation Jury Trial Experience
Location: Law School, Room TBA

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Students with last names beginning with A-M
12-1 p.m. – Lunch for student jurors
1:30-5 p.m. – Students with last names beginning with N-Z

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2005

8-9 a.m.
Photographs for Student Directory
Location: Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium, Law School

9-9:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee: Pick up Orientation packets and name tags
Location: Outside of Monroe Hall (rain location: Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium, School of Law)

9:30-10:20 a.m.
Opening Program: Welcoming Address by Dean Aaron Twerski and Faculty Members
Location: Monroe Hall

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Welcome to the First Year of Law School with Members of the Administration, Faculty and Student Body
Location: Monroe Hall

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pick up box lunch
Location: tented area behind Roosevelt Hall

12-1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Information Systems at Hofstra; Financial Aid & Responsibility for Law Students
Location: Law School, Room TBA

2-4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Legal Methods, Class 1
Location: Law School, Room TBA

4:45-7 p.m. First Year Kick-Off BBQ and Student Club Fair
Location: Memorial Quad

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2005

9-9:30 a.m.
“To-Do” List (Please see last page.)

9:30-11:30 a.m. Welcome to the Legal Profession: Ethics, Professionalism and the Law School Community
Location: Monroe Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Pizza lunch
Location: tented area behind Roosevelt Hall

1-3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Legal Methods, Class 2
Location: Law School, Room TBA

3:45-5 p.m.
“Ask Anything” – Small Group Discussions with 2Ls and 3Ls

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2005

Classes begin
Note: Please use the time before and after classes for your “To-Do” List.

TO-DO LIST:

Campus Tours – TBA

Check Reading Assignments – Anytime, at your convenience
Location: On the Web at www.hofstra.edu/law.  Click on “Current Students,” then Assignments/Booklists,” and then “Class Assignments.”

HofstraCard (Student ID Card) – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Room 104, Student Center, North Campus

Law Library Tours – TBA

Locate Mailfolder – Anytime, at your convenience
Location: Student Lounge, 2nd Flor, Law School

Locker Assignments – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Office of Academic Records, Room 114, Law School

Open Computer Hours (set up e-mail and network accounts) – TBA
Location: Room 202, Law School

Parking Permits – Open 24 hours
Location: Public Safety, Hofstra Information Center

Photographs for Student Directory – Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium, Law School or submit via e-mail to lawhelp@hofstra.edu

Pick Up Westlaw (TWEN) and Lexis (Webcourse) ID Numbers – TBA

Purchase Textbooks
Location: Book Store, Student Center, North Campus

Submit Immunization Record Form
Location: Health Center, North Campus

Submit Transcript – Arrange for your undergraduate institution to send your transcript directly to the Law School’s Office of Enrollment Management.

Veterans Service – If you are a veteran, please contact Joan Awai or Stacey Becker.
Location: Office of Student Accounts, Room 021, Memorial Hall, 516-463-6838 or 516-463-6840.
Headed to Hofstra in August!

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Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2010, 12:30:26 PM »
I received no job offers upon graduation.