In a bind. Options?

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thomas7669
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In a bind. Options?

Postby thomas7669 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:16 pm

Alright, so I need to buy two books before classes begin, but the student loan money isnt going to be disbursed until after classes begin. I no longer have a job, so getting a credit card is literally impossible. If I put down my prior wage information on my credit card information(I "left" the job 2 weeks ago) would I get in trouble? I just want to be able to buy the needed books for schools.

I dont see any other options, as there is nobody who can lend me money.

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:18 pm

How about trying the local library or local law school?

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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby sunynp » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:22 pm

How are you going to live until school starts?
You should see if the school has a copy or two on reserve. Or email the profs and see if they have a copy. Or if you can get a list of the case names you can google them and read them online.

edit: the profs may have an old edition. Or maybe you can find a 2L who will let you borrow theirs and pay them when you get loans dispursed.
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thomas7669
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby thomas7669 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:27 pm

I have living arrangements taken care of.

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58103
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby 58103 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Can you buy the books at your school bookstore and charge them to your student account?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:38 pm

sunynp wrote:How are you going to live until school starts?
You should see if the school has a copy or two on reserve. Or email the profs and see if they have a copy. Or if you can get a list of the case names you can google them and read them online.

edit: the profs may have an old edition. Or maybe you can find a 2L who will let you borrow theirs and pay them when you get loans dispursed.


Yeah, if none of these options work you can buy the previous edition online for usually around 5 bucks or less.

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JazzOne
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby JazzOne » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:47 pm

They had all the casebooks at the library at my law school.

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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby irish1485 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:14 pm

58103 wrote:Can you buy the books at your school bookstore and charge them to your student account?


I would definitely look into this..

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JCFindley
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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby JCFindley » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Marking as I am in the same boat until the VA pays out the GI Bill stuff for me.

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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby dixon02 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:12 pm

Your school's library should have all the books, although some may be old editions. Just ask a classmate which cases the assigned pages cover. You could also just use Westlaw or Lexis (except then you get stuck reading the whole case unless you know which part to focus on). Alternatively, you as long as your school is not hellhole gunnerpit, I'm sure your classmates will let you borrow their books while they're not using them. It really shouldn't be that big a deal.

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Re: In a bind. Options?

Postby mr.hands » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:17 pm

At the very least, you can get an older version for next to nothing. That should work for the entire semester but, if not, you can just buy the new edition later




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