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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Textbooks: School bookstore or amazon/
« on: August 12, 2008, 06:51:46 PM »

I'm in Section 2.  I've got Donahue, Warren, Meltzer and Leubsdorf (visiting from Rutgers).  I've looked at the evals but if anyone has any insider info, I'd love it!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 15, 2008, 10:56:07 AM »
I'm moving from Philly to Winston-Salem--it's about an 8 hour drive.  To the people paying $3000+ plus to move all their stuff: is that really even worth it?  Why don't you just craigslist the hell out of furniture/TVs/etc when you get down there?  And yes, craigslist is a verb.

I thought about this, but our big screen LCD alone is worth $3000.  Add all of the furniture and the mass amounts of kitchen stuff that we have, mountain bikes, snowboarding equipment and it adds up to well over $3000.

A note for after you get your section assignments: I almost feel bad spoiling the fun, but if you're an extremely anxious type who is LUCKY ENOUGH to get Hanson as your torts prof/section leader, he (+ coauthor) has an article on SSRN about his approach to tort law. Link:

Like I said, this might spoil the fun (yours and his), and it is only a draft, so it's not the most polished piece in the world. Actually, upon further reflection, I wouldn't recommend reading this 'til after the class is over (but before the final) unless you're really dying and have no idea what is going on, big-picture-wise. The beginning is kind of dense and I was in the class, so. But yes. Advance notice and explication of an unorthodox prof's theory of teaching your very class: may indeed come in handy.

Related: buy no commercial supplements for Hanson's Torts class. They will be laughably useless. I will be the one doing the laughing.

Speaking of which, anyone know when we get our section assignments?

Last year they came through about August 15.  But, they were sent to permanent addresses which is rough since many people had moved already. Also, once they were sent out, section leaders often sent out an email introducing themselves to their section so that helped those who weren't at their permanent addresses.  Finally, last year HLS made a bit of a mistake by accidentally posting sections online under MyHLS or something like that a week before they were released (and an LSDer found the mistake!  But by the time many people checked, they were no longer posted). I've been trying, but we can't even log in to that yet. I'm guessing they won't make the same error this year.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 14, 2008, 08:09:23 AM »
For those of you who left jobs with a longer tenure, how much notice did you give? The standard 2 weeks?

I've worked for my firm for about 3 years and I gave MONTHS and MONTHS of notice.  However, I was very honest with my firm about the fact that I was applying to law school and used one person from the firm as a reference.  I was really lucky, but I know not everyone can do this.  My boyfriend gave his firm about 6 weeks notice.  I think the amount of notice you give depends on your relationship with your firm (especially your boss), the actual job that you have, and the amount of time that you've worked there.  I do not, however, think there is a one-size-fits-all standard to notice - you have to feel it out and weigh your money needs with the likelihood that you will be terminated early, etc.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 07, 2008, 03:29:58 PM »
Ooh!  I think I win this one.  Los Angeles to Boston - 3000 big ones. My boyfriend, my Rottweiler, and me.  In a Camry across the country.  Luckily family lives in St. Louis, so we'll stop there for a few days first.

Law School Admissions / Re: Deciding between Harvard and Yale
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:33:54 AM »
Lol I really don't have time for you, but you do provide amusement between barbri practice sets.

"May" has more than one meaning.  Since you did not clarify that your usage of "may" was meant to indicate the future, then it was indeed ambiguous.

As for refuting misinformation about YLS, I've done that for far too long and don't really have the desire to do so anymore.  The only reason I responded to you was because you stated your bull with such certainty that I could not resist the temptation to interject.  Having done so, I am satiated.  Indeed, my cup now runneth over.

But do continue; like I said, I find this exchange amusing.

Point #1: When I said to chill, I did not mean act superciliously

Point #2: If there was no truth to what I said, I doubt you would act so defensively. I also see that you are the type to refute everything you disagree with, so given the fact that you only pointed out a few lines in my long, first post suggests that the majority of what I wrote in the first post is in fact pretty accurate.

Point #3: Your huge number of posts on this board suggests that you do in fact have plenty of time.  ;)

Point #4: I concede that there is a small degree of ambiguity in my sentence after reading it again.  But I think the usage of 'may..into' suggests they haven't done so already.  Besides, given everything I wrote, do you think I wouldn't know what criteria they use in their rankings?  I mean, give me a break.  Show me some of that stunning logical reasoning that enabled you to achieve a high lsat score, unlesss of course you're one of those 150s that magically make it into YLS every year.

Point #5: I never stated anything with certainty.  I already made that clear - again, pay attention to detail; it will be important in your career in law.

Point #6: In your post, it is so blatantly obvious that you are trying to keep your cool, when in reality your head is about to explode, whether out of anger or arrogance I'm not quite sure.

Point #7:  I'll say it again.  Both HLS and YLS are august institutions and anyone who attends either one should be proud.  My first post was just an attempt to address the OP's concerns.

Geez, I hope you never end up at HLS.  Just sayin...

So loan info was just sent although it's incomplete (MEFA terms (interest rate, fees) are not yet determined). Also, the Stafford lender chart isn't available yet this year so I'm not sure which lenders have which fees and everything.  I feel like in years passed, there more supplemental loan options, but i could be wrong What are you all thinking of doing, loan-wise?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 150K -200K Debt Club...Anyone?
« on: June 11, 2008, 11:57:12 AM »
Yup, me too.  $35 or so from Ugrad, and then law school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: June 10, 2008, 02:23:37 PM »
Hey class of 2010.  Just wanted to say hello (from the Class of 2011).  How was everyone's first year?  Any Law Review news? Also, I was wondering where you all are living next year. I have an apartment in between HLS and Inman Square and will be in Cambridge mid-August.  I'd love to say hello to anyone who is around (of any year, not just the class of 2011).  I hope you all survived this year and look forward to meeting you next year.


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