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Re: UVA Bound Thread
« Reply #130 on: June 15, 2005, 07:57:58 PM »
If you go to "help" you can change your settings and set up a spam filter.

I got an email from Derek Leach at my regular email address (the one I put on my application) that explained what to do for setting up emails.  If I can find it I'll post the text here.

I got a letter in the mail today with several reminders:

1. Mail your $500 deposit by July 1.

2. Get a copy of your official undergraduate transcript and have it mailed to the Admissions Office.

3. Set up your email and fill out a survey that came in the email instructions email.

4. Wait for more information about orientation, health insurance and parking.

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« Reply #131 on: June 15, 2005, 08:06:28 PM »
Here's snippits from the email:

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First, I hope you received the Law School's computer recommendations as part of an admissions mailing earlier this month. If not, the information is on-line at:

http://www.law.virginia.edu/main/pc+purchase

As you should know, as an incoming U.Va. Law student you are required to own a laptop with functional wireless capability. Please consider your notebook purchase and support choice carefully. We have partnered with Cavalier Computers to offer a series of laptops, or “Bundle laptops”, customized specifically to meet the needs of a three-year U.Va. Law student. This allows us to provide extensive on-site troubleshooting and support for all Bundle owners. Supporting Bundle machines is easier for us due to their standardized parts and configuration, and easier for the student due to on-site next day service as well as access to a pool of loaner notebooks. This is a significant advantage to those who purchase Bundle laptops. I encourage you to read about the service & support provided for Law Bundles at:

http://www.law.virginia.edu/main/Law+School+Bundles+and+Support


If you have any questions about your computer purchase, please do not hesitate to contact our student support manager Derek Leach directly by email.
 

To help us manage student support for next year, please take a moment to complete an on-line survey about what computer you will be using this fall. I only ask for your name and what your notebook plans are. You can access the survey at:

http://www.law.virginia.edu/admissions/admiss.nsf/Lawitcpc?openform

Second, as an incoming U.Va. student, you are granted University accounts for electronic mail and the Home Directory Service. You're probably already familiar with e-mail, and what it's for. The Home Directory is a kind of virtual file cabinet, where you can store things like class outlines/notes, research papers and web pages on-line. (To find out more about the Home Directory and how to use it, visit the Home Directory Service web site, http://www.itc.virginia.edu/homedir, after you complete your account activation.) For more information about activating your U.Va. email account, please see:

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/students/accounts/

Once you have completed the steps for activating your U.Va. email account, you can use Webmail (http://www.mail.virginia.edu) as an easy way to confirm that you have access to your email accounts without configuring an email client. This is important as official Law School communications will gradually transition to your U.Va. email accounts as the Fall semester draws nearer. Please note that if you have any problems accessing your email account, you can contact the ITC Help Desk (434) 924-3731 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you this fall.

Derek Leach

Good luck setting everything up.  Once you get your log in for the LawWeb by the way you can electronically change your mailing address for the summer if you're moving around like me.

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« Reply #132 on: June 16, 2005, 02:24:26 AM »
For any UVa folks thinking about buying a IBM (Lenovo) Thinkpad computer, here's a link to Cavalier Computers available thinkpads. there are 3 options; 2 T-43's and an X-40. They are comparable in price to the Law School Dells and have basically the same specs and software.

They are not directly supported by the law school tech desk, but Cav Computers does so, on central grounds. They have 4-year warranties with the equivelant of Dell's "Complete care" (spill water, fry your laptop=new laptop...).

The prices through CavComp are better than through Lenovo's education website, for the same specs, especially considering software including Office Professional. And if you live outside Virginia and have it shipped to your home, no sales tax ($30 shipping).

http://www.cavcomp.virginia.edu/bts/default-other-IBM.asp
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« Reply #133 on: June 16, 2005, 03:38:39 AM »
Spent some time on lawweb, went through some of the course info.

For our 1L classes; as you probably already know, we will all have 1 small section (30 students)+ LR&W. As well, during fall semester, we will each have 1 large class (90 students, and a 120 student class-Dean Jeffries's Crim Law). For most people, the small section will be Contracts, with some others having Civil Procedure or Torts.

For Spring required classes, Constitutional Law will be all 2 sections (60 students). Property is split between 2 section classes (60 students) and 3 sections (90 students).
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« Reply #134 on: June 16, 2005, 04:17:53 PM »
Is anyone going with a law school bundle Dell system?  I ask on behalf of my girlfriend.  She really likes the Dell 700m, and I have configured one for her (for several hundred dollars less than the D410 bundle), but there are a number of plusses to getting the D410 bundle, especially on-campus tech support.  How are you guys leaning?

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« Reply #135 on: June 16, 2005, 04:20:09 PM »
Is anyone going with a law school bundle Dell system?  I ask on behalf of my girlfriend.  She really likes the Dell 700m, and I have configured one for her (for several hundred dollars less than the D410 bundle), but there are a number of plusses to getting the D410 bundle, especially on-campus tech support.  How are you guys leaning?

I'm doing the D610 through the law school bundle because I don't know anything about computers and I like that you just order it and it has everything you need on it and that there is such good onsite support. 
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« Reply #136 on: June 16, 2005, 06:10:32 PM »
Almost certainly getting a Thinkpad, probably a T43. Only question is purchasing through CavComp or directly from Lenovo. Just not a Dell fan.
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« Reply #137 on: June 20, 2005, 03:19:42 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a Sony Vaio.  If not, then I'm going to customize a Dell on their website.  I have a friend who works with networking/computers, and he said there are some upgrades that would be super helpful that aren't available through the law school bundles.  Plus, you can build them cheaper through Dell's website and add Microsoft Office suite later ($179 through Cavalier Computers).  I'll be bringing my old laptop so I really shouldn't need the loaner option.  Also, you can upgrade your service to onsite support from Dell so that shouldn't be a problem, either.  But that's just my opinion based on the infor I got from my friend.

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« Reply #138 on: June 20, 2005, 04:17:25 PM »
Yeah, after some research, I recommended that she get the 700m if she wants it (with the 3 yr. complete care package).  The only downside is not being able to get a loaner, but it won't kill her to take longhand notes for a few days if it should break down (and she might keep her old laptop making the point moot anyway).

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« Reply #139 on: June 23, 2005, 07:26:04 PM »
What all phone/high speed service is everyone going with?

I am currently picking between Sprint and NTelos for phone and NTelos DSL and Adelphia cable for Internet. After two calls I already hate Sprint and am extremely dubious about their ability to function as a company. I have heard Adelphia has frequent network outages, but they do offer a wireless router with their service and they have a six month intro offer that is the cheapest for the speed you get. NTelos requires a year contract which offends me on principal.

I never thought I'd see the day when Qwest communications services seemed good in comparison to something, but that day has arrived!
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