.. sucks to hear so many bad things about the city, but I dont have much of an option now.
so... is anybody selling 1L books?. anyone recommends a place to buy used books?
is that law textbook reservation program any.. good?.. if i can get the books cheaper somewhere else, i rather do that. any advise?
Don't listen to what bashers have to say about Syracuse. Yes, the city is extremely ghetto, but the reality is the tuition at Syracuse and your employment prospects coming out of Syracuse will be pretty much the exact same as most other T2/3 schools out there. I have friends at T1 schools and their job prospects and placement are only fractionally better than Syracuse. The reality is, there is not some magical distinction between law schools that helps you get a fabulous job over grads of other schools. Unless you are at an Ivy League caliber school at one end of the spectrum, or a bottom feeding garbage heap at the other end, your career path right out of school is largely determined by grades, connections, and sheer luck.
Anyways, in regards to textbooks; they are a huge racket. In my opinion, you should purchase your textbooks used online, preferably a two or three year old edition. You will save hundreds and hundreds of dollars, and honestly, the two or three cases your two year old book doesn't have you can read online for free. Remember this, when you graduate, you will have a debt load of around 150K, unless you are on scholarship. Amortizing that debt over years of payback magnifies every extra dollar you spend. I would highly advise purchasing used books online, I wish I would have my first year, I could have saved a ton.