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Houston Roll Call

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #140 on: July 07, 2005, 11:22:55 AM »
Papisito's is on the corner of Richmond and Kirby.  The best way from your house is 288 towards downtown then 59 north, take the kirby exit, turn right, it will be on the corner of the richmond intersection.

Maybe they'll give you free queso again :)

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #141 on: July 07, 2005, 11:25:11 AM »
Has anyone purchased or read any of the books from uh admit site 'summer reading list'?  I've ordered some from barnes and noble.  One of those books is $100!!!  Luckily most of them $20.

Hey Tragic,

Do you mind posting the 'summer reading list'? My old desktop is at CompUSA getting fixed and I'm stuck on a borrowed laptop. My bloodly shortcut to the UH Admit Site is on my old desktop (dumb not to save my favorite shortcuts, I know, I know).

Or if it's easier just to copy and paste the UH Admit Site link (and I'll look it up myself), that'll do just fine.

Thanks 'el mucho' in advance!

CD


Here's the suggested summer reading list:

We highly recommend two books:
- Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study by Karl N. Llewellyn- a classic essay on the law and law school
- A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr- the story of a recent environmental lawsuit

Also recommended are:
Non-fiction
- The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit against the Coal Company--and Won by Gerald M. Stern
- Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States by Sister Helen Prejean
- Letters to a Young Lawyer by Alan M. Dershowitz

Law School Advice
- Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh
- Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class by Shana Connell Noyes, Henry S. Noyes
- Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success by Ruta Stropus, Charlotte D. Taylor, Rita Stropus, Ruta K. Stropus
- Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul, and Jeremy R. Paul
- Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success by Helene S. S. Shapo, Marshall S. Shapo, Marshall Shapo, Helene Shapo

Legal Theory
- Ages of American Law by Grant Gilmore
- Economic Analysis of Law by Richard A. A. Posner
- The Nature of the Judicial Process by Benjamin N. Cardozo

#4 FT Orientation is Aug 16 & 17. I think I'll have a party on Aug 17th

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #142 on: July 07, 2005, 11:35:15 AM »
Has anyone purchased or read any of the books from uh admit site 'summer reading list'?  I've ordered some from barnes and noble.  One of those books is $100!!!  Luckily most of them $20.

Hey Tragic,

Do you mind posting the 'summer reading list'? My old desktop is at CompUSA getting fixed and I'm stuck on a borrowed laptop. My bloodly shortcut to the UH Admit Site is on my old desktop (dumb not to save my favorite shortcuts, I know, I know).

Or if it's easier just to copy and paste the UH Admit Site link (and I'll look it up myself), that'll do just fine.

Thanks 'el mucho' in advance!

CD


Here's the suggested summer reading list:

We highly recommend two books:
- Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study by Karl N. Llewellyn- a classic essay on the law and law school
- A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr- the story of a recent environmental lawsuit

Also recommended are:
Non-fiction
- The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit against the Coal Company--and Won by Gerald M. Stern
- Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States by Sister Helen Prejean
- Letters to a Young Lawyer by Alan M. Dershowitz

Law School Advice
- Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh
- Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class by Shana Connell Noyes, Henry S. Noyes
- Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success by Ruta Stropus, Charlotte D. Taylor, Rita Stropus, Ruta K. Stropus
- Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul, and Jeremy R. Paul
- Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success by Helene S. S. Shapo, Marshall S. Shapo, Marshall Shapo, Helene Shapo

Legal Theory
- Ages of American Law by Grant Gilmore
- Economic Analysis of Law by Richard A. A. Posner
- The Nature of the Judicial Process by Benjamin N. Cardozo

#4 FT Orientation is Aug 16 & 17. I think I'll have a party on Aug 17th


Thank you!

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #143 on: July 07, 2005, 12:39:18 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2005, 02:08:31 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

Hey Tragic,

I've actually already read:

- A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr- the story of a recent environmental lawsuit
- Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class by Shana Connell Noyes, Henry S. Noyes
- Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul, and Jeremy R. Paul

I've also read "Law School Confidential".

Of the four, I personally thought "Law School Confidential" & "Getting to Maybe" were excellent. 

"GTM" is a somewhat 'deep' read, if ya know what I mean.  I can't say I totally understood everything in "GtM", but then again,  that book requires you to know some law already.  I'm hoping a second read thru will help clarify matters.  I do think it's potential value is tremendous, however.

"LSC" was, to me, just fantastic.  I liked it's practical, down to earth approach about how to proceed in law school. Heck, I've already purchased multiple colors of highlighters to bread down cases with (you'll understand that better once you've read it)

"AYFYoLS" was a disappointment.  Not as practical as "LSC" or as potentially valuable as "GTM". 

"ACA" was, to me, useless.  Once again, it helps if you're already familiar w/ the law (perhaps a 2L or 3L).  I also didn't care for some of it's obvious political slants at times.

The only other book I might purchase is Academic Legal Writing.  Once again, b/t work and home maintenance, I just don't have the hours in the day to read ALL of these missives.  Also, I think it might be a hurculean task to try and read all of them if you haven't started yet.  LSC is rather thick, and GTM is requires some 'pauses to ponder' at times.

Anyway, that's my two cents worth. 

Once again, thanks for sending out the list!

CD

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #145 on: July 07, 2005, 03:37:56 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

ALL of them? That was quite zealous of you! I already had a few of them like Getting to Maybe and Law School Without Fear. Can I borrow the highly recommended ones then? If anyone wants to borrow the few that I have including 1,000 Days to the Bar and Starting Off Right in Law School, you're welcome to them as well.

Plus, I was handed down a complete set of Commercial Flashcards for all of the 1st year classes. I've been looking over them to try to get used to the hypos.

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #146 on: July 07, 2005, 03:41:20 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

"GTM" is a somewhat 'deep' read, if ya know what I mean.  I can't say I totally understood everything in "GtM", but then again,  that book requires you to know some law already.  I'm hoping a second read thru will help clarify matters.  I do think it's potential value is tremendous, however.

Really? I thought GTM was a totally fun read. I have a few chapters left still (so I guess I shouldn't say I've finished it), but I find it totally enjoyable.

For those of you who've ordered the laptops, how long did it take to come? I'm trying to let my credit card recover, but if it takes a while, I'll just have to suck it up. Anyone know? 

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2005, 07:22:15 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

"GTM" is a somewhat 'deep' read, if ya know what I mean.  I can't say I totally understood everything in "GtM", but then again,  that book requires you to know some law already.  I'm hoping a second read thru will help clarify matters.  I do think it's potential value is tremendous, however.

Really? I thought GTM was a totally fun read. I have a few chapters left still (so I guess I shouldn't say I've finished it), but I find it totally enjoyable.

For those of you who've ordered the laptops, how long did it take to come? I'm trying to let my credit card recover, but if it takes a while, I'll just have to suck it up. Anyone know? 

GTM fun?  Hmmm, never really thought of book that teaches how one should mentally approach an exam as being fun, but to each their own.  It'd be like Krusty the Clown saying, "Hey Kids! Let's Learn How to Take Tests!!!"  ;)

I would read a few chapters of it, and then sit back and reflect on how I would apply the 'template' it gives in various situations.  Plus, I think the book will be a little bit easier as you get a more instruction in the law during your first semester.  If I recall correctly, one of the souls who reviewed the book on the back coveer implied as much (the reviewer said don't wait until one week before the exam to read it).  I would agree.  This strikes me as the type of book that you'd have to read two, perhaps even three times to really hammer home the points it's trying to convey.   Then again, I like reading most books (ie investing and history ones) a couple of times to see if I missed anything.

As to your computer point, I've ordered two Dell computers in the past (both desktops).  Each time it took about two to three weeks for the machines to come in to come in.  I'd think a laptop wouldn't take that long, if for no other reason than the amount shipped (the boxes) would be a lot less.  I wouldn't suggest waiting past next week though.

How're the Flashcards treating you?  I'm a nut for flashcards, so I'm curious if you're finding them at all useful.  What's the brand name of the ones you're using?  Would you pay for 'em if you had too (are they worth it)?


CD

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2005, 08:06:33 PM »
Cajun- are you going to read any of these books?

For anyone who lives in Houston:  I ordered all of these books and am happy to share them with you as soon as they arrive.

"GTM" is a somewhat 'deep' read, if ya know what I mean.  I can't say I totally understood everything in "GtM", but then again,  that book requires you to know some law already.  I'm hoping a second read thru will help clarify matters.  I do think it's potential value is tremendous, however.

Really? I thought GTM was a totally fun read. I have a few chapters left still (so I guess I shouldn't say I've finished it), but I find it totally enjoyable.

For those of you who've ordered the laptops, how long did it take to come? I'm trying to let my credit card recover, but if it takes a while, I'll just have to suck it up. Anyone know? 

GTM fun?  Hmmm, never really thought of book that teaches how one should mentally approach an exam as being fun, but to each their own.  It'd be like Krusty the Clown saying, "Hey Kids! Let's Learn How to Take Tests!!!"  ;)

I would read a few chapters of it, and then sit back and reflect on how I would apply the 'template' it gives in various situations.  Plus, I think the book will be a little bit easier as you get a more instruction in the law during your first semester.  If I recall correctly, one of the souls who reviewed the book on the back coveer implied as much (the reviewer said don't wait until one week before the exam to read it).  I would agree.  This strikes me as the type of book that you'd have to read two, perhaps even three times to really hammer home the points it's trying to convey.   Then again, I like reading most books (ie investing and history ones) a couple of times to see if I missed anything.

As to your computer point, I've ordered two Dell computers in the past (both desktops).  Each time it took about two to three weeks for the machines to come in to come in.  I'd think a laptop wouldn't take that long, if for no other reason than the amount shipped (the boxes) would be a lot less.  I wouldn't suggest waiting past next week though.

How're the Flashcards treating you?  I'm a nut for flashcards, so I'm curious if you're finding them at all useful.  What's the brand name of the ones you're using?  Would you pay for 'em if you had too (are they worth it)?


CD

Yeah, my Dell desktop took 3 weeks but I was hoping it would be shorter for laptops.

As for the flashcards, they're by Aspen Publishers, Emanuel's Law in a Flash. You're welcome to come by and look at them if you like.

And all this talk of all those books. Aargh. I just went out and order $174 of books on Amazon. :( I got 3 E&Es, Bramble Bush, A Civil Action, PLS2, and LSC (which I've read but it was borrowed). This law school crap is expensive! And now that everyone else is prepping before classes start, I have to prep too just to be at the new version of ground zero! Doesn't anybody just want to enjoy summer before the rat race begins for the rest of our lives? After Aug 22, it's going to be all ugliness. . . school and then even worse, WORK!

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #149 on: July 08, 2005, 06:39:41 AM »
Hola Scurvy!

Well I can see you've picked up a little light reading!

Eh, I've read a few books, but I know I won't be able to read everything I want.  Oh well.

I'm going to order my laptop this weekend.  I'll post about when the expect to ship and when I actually receive it.

Any particular reason you choose those particular books & E&E's? Have you 'enjoyed' using those flashcards?

CD