Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Corsair » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:26 am

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby bdemon » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:30 am

Also, you can search for the book list for each class on the library's website.

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Spor » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:34 pm

Are people planning on buying books cheaper online? All of undergrad I was too lazy to do this, but I'm broke now; saving on books could be good.

If you are, what sites are best? Any tips?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby ageha » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:00 pm

Corsair wrote:
tome wrote:
Elms wrote:
hmlee wrote:So I got the ISBN codes from the book list for classes... does anyone know if the ISBN corresponds to a book's edition number too? Like, if someone is selling a used copy online and doesn't mention the edition, but the ISBN matches up, do I have to worry?

Where do we find the book list/ISBNs?




This is an excellent question. Anyone know?


If you already know your section, just walk into the book store and find the books on the shelves.


Looks like you can find all the required books on the bookstore website. Generate a course list and the books will be listed. They have all the books lined up in store as well. Like Corsair said, just walk there.

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby hmlee » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:06 pm

I actually got my list off of facebook... people from the different sections have been posting them.

Also, I'd like to put in a plug for this website I just discovered: http://www.bigwords.com... I wish it had been around in my undergrad days!

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby EarlCat » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:34 am

I always just went to the bookstore and got them off the books. They have all the 1L books shelved together with cards indicating your professor's name.

How has orientation gone so far? I haven't seen any large groups of people in the school, and last year they had all kinds of tables set up in the atrium.

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby rayiner » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:43 am

EarlCat wrote:I always just went to the bookstore and got them off the books. They have all the 1L books shelved together with cards indicating your professor's name.

How has orientation gone so far? I haven't seen any large groups of people in the school, and last year they had all kinds of tables set up in the atrium.

Orientation doesn't start till Monday.

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Elms » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:05 pm

So any of you that have already gone through 1L, do people generally keep their books or try to sell them at the end of the semester/year? I was thinking about renting from Chegg.com but I'm not sure if I will want to keep the books after I'm done with them. I kept a few of my undergrad books that were from my major and I enjoyed, but I'm not sure how much I'll want/need Basic Tort Law on my shelf after 1L.

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby hmlee » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:36 pm

Elms wrote:So any of you that have already gone through 1L, do people generally keep their books or try to sell them at the end of the semester/year? I was thinking about renting from Chegg.com but I'm not sure if I will want to keep the books after I'm done with them. I kept a few of my undergrad books that were from my major and I enjoyed, but I'm not sure how much I'll want/need Basic Tort Law on my shelf after 1L.


Excellent question... I was wondering about this too...

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Dick Whitman » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:32 pm

TTT-LS wrote:I've kept a small # of my books from earlier classes. Most, you will never need again -- esp. given how frequently new editions come out and what's available online. I kept my Admin law book, since I'm going to pratice in a regulatory group, but I've sold back my 1L k's, crim, property, and torts books. Keeping civ pro might be a good idea if you plan on taking civ pro II, or if you do something lit-related your 1L or 2L summer. Otherwise, old books are just expensive and awesome bookshelf decorations.


What are we in law school for, if not to fill our bookshelves in impressive fashion?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby monstermasher » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:03 am

So what are people wearing tomorrow? It says "business casual" because we'll be taking photos that potential employers will see. But I'm assuming these are headshots -- do nice jeans and a button down shirt (for a guy) sound okay to people?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Elms » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:37 am

gollymolly wrote:1. Welcome! I hope you guys enjoy orientation.

2. About books, one great money saving strategy is to wait until the first couple days of school and buy them from the numerous students selling them at school/over the listserv. (Speaking of which, I have the two legal writing books and some E&E's I'm trying to get rid of ...)


Won't we have things that we have to have read for the first class though?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby gollymolly » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:53 am

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby on_ne_sait_jamais » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:35 am

gollymolly wrote:Yeah, but there are some work arounds - you can copy the first couple assignments out of someone's book, or read the cases online, and sometimes the profs will post the first readings on blackboard since some people buy their books online and won't have them yet.

I guess it's just a judgment call. On the one hand, you want to start off on the right foot. On the other hand, you could save some serious money.


How much exactly is "serious money"? After the 45k shelled out for just tuition, serious money has to be quite a bit to get my attention

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby gollymolly » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:59 am

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby EarlCat » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:20 pm

Corsair wrote:Militant SFPIFers will throw green paint on your books if you try to sell them.


Nice.

I have the following for sale. The books in binders are handy because you can take out the pages you need for class rather than lugging around the whole book. (The campus FedEx will do the other books like this for about $2):

Casebooks:
Civ Pro - Marcus/Reddish 4th (in binder) - $25
Federal Rules of Civ Pro - 2008 ed. - $10
Property - Dukeminier 6th (in binder) - $35
Contracts - Fuller 8th (in binder) - $45
Contracts - Fuller 8th (condensed version) - $90
Contracts Selected Source Materials - 2008 ed. - $10
Torts - Shapo 3rd (in binder) - $25
Crim - Kadish 8th - $60
Con - Chemerinsky 3rd - $30
Writing & Analysis - Shapo 5th - $60
ALWD Manual - $25

Supplements:
Civ Pro - E&E 6th - $30
Civ Pro - Gilbert - $25
Property - Gilbert - $15
Property - Aspen flashcards - $15
Crim - Gilbert - $15
Crim - Black Letter Series 2nd - $10
Crim - Casenote Legal Briefs - $5
Crim - Emanuel (don't ask me how I ended up with so many crim books) - $20
Crim - Lexis Nexis 3rd - $20
Contracts - Concepts and Insights - $15
Contracts - Gilbert - $15

Other:

Law School Confidential - $10
How to Sudy Law and Take Law Exams - $30
An Introduction to Legal Reasoning - $5

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby Elms » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:14 pm

So... maybe this is a dumb question, but what is everyone bringing with you to orientation? Do you think a paper notebook and something to write with is sufficient or will we need a laptop? I'm not sure exactly how in depth the Portal sessions will be and how many notes we'll want to take, but I'm assuming that if a laptop was necessary they would have told us so?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby gus » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:19 pm

Elms wrote:So... maybe this is a dumb question, but what is everyone bringing with you to orientation? Do you think a paper notebook and something to write with is sufficient or will we need a laptop? I'm not sure exactly how in depth the Portal sessions will be and how many notes we'll want to take, but I'm assuming that if a laptop was necessary they would have told us so?


I was just pondering the same question, actually.

P.S. As for the waist-up business casual for our Facebook photos, will people be wearing it around all day or packing a different shirt for the other activities?

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Re: Northwestern 2012

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Re: Northwestern 2012

Postby rayiner » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:07 pm

Corsair wrote:laptop is not necessary. A small pad might be nice if you're that kind of person, but you'll still probably be fine without it. Orientation isn't that "zOMG" dense.

Gus: If the weather isn't too warm, Just wear jeans and a decent shirt. To the world you look casual, in your head shot you'll look business casual. :)


Would it be bad to wear dark jeans, a dressy shirt, and nice shoes for the Monday events? I forgot to get my slacks dry-cleaned. :oops:

I feel silly being worked-up about this, but I am.




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