Columbia Law School 2012!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:30 pm

you gunners are making me nervous.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby KingJames » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:41 pm

Yo,

My mom just got a Macbook Pro and doesn't like it, and is giving it to me, which is great because I need a new laptop. But how screwed am I? Is there a verdict on whether CLS pays for Windows for us Mac users?

Thanks,

LBJ23

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:44 pm

even if CLS doesn't pay for it... is Windows really prohibitively expensive?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:50 pm

KingJames wrote:Yo,

My mom just got a Macbook Pro and doesn't like it, and is giving it to me, which is great because I need a new laptop. But how screwed am I? Is there a verdict on whether CLS pays for Windows for us Mac users?

Thanks,

LBJ23


...why did your mom get a $2,000 machine that she doesn't like, is my question.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby DrmgSprs » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:58 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:even if CLS doesn't pay for it... is Windows really prohibitively expensive?


Amazon has XP Pro for $239.99. At that price, its almost worth buying a Netbook just for exams, which I don't really want to do. I know my UG school had licenses for all the students, and at least we know Columbia has it for students at other schools. I'll re-email the IT department tomorrow if I still don't get anything from them.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby SleekFire » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:01 pm

Are you guys sure you cant use OSX for the tests?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby SleekFire » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:04 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:you gunners are making me nervous.



Lol, it's just to understand the different study aids available. Doesn't mean you go buy them!

If you know what's out there you can get what you need when and if you need it....

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby paranoidjet » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:04 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:you gunners are making me nervous.


If your comment was directed towards me talking about already having the supplements, don't worry. You know how 7-Up is the uncola? I'm the ungunner. I just figured if I had the supplements all ready to go before classes and things then I'd save some cash.

So I guess in essence I made you mistake poverty for arrogance. ;)

As for the supplements we'd be needing, I just kinda asked around. I've been doing a lot of listening to people who have already been through law school because I'm pretty scared. If you want to know what I decided to get I can talk a little bit about that. I should stress that I'm not going to even open any of them until the real courses start.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby paranoidjet » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:06 pm

frank_the_tank wrote:
whyamidoingthis wrote:
DrmgSprs wrote:I noticed someone on the CLS Admitnet forum for (future) 1Ls said the IT department provides Windows for free to be downloaded on a partitioned Mac during the orientation IT sessions. I couldn't find this anywhere on the website and haven't gotten a response from my email to IT like a week ago- does anyone know if this is true? I definitely don't want to have to pay for Windows.


--LinkRemoved-- :D



I don't think we're covered for that though :?

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/msagreement/


I'm going to make a fairly useless comment here but I can tell you that at my last institution they made Microsoft operating systems available to all students and most employees at nutty cheap rates through the computer showcase or whatever. Columbia might offer something similar even if we can't get the free ones.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:15 pm

paranoidjet wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:you gunners are making me nervous.


If your comment was directed towards me talking about already having the supplements, don't worry. You know how 7-Up is the uncola? I'm the ungunner. I just figured if I had the supplements all ready to go before classes and things then I'd save some cash.

So I guess in essence I made you mistake poverty for arrogance. ;)

As for the supplements we'd be needing, I just kinda asked around. I've been doing a lot of listening to people who have already been through law school because I'm pretty scared. If you want to know what I decided to get I can talk a little bit about that. I should stress that I'm not going to even open any of them until the real courses start.


I was joking :P . No need to justify your ungunnerness. Any information you have on supplements would be great.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:31 pm

SleekFire wrote:Are you guys sure you cant use OSX for the tests?


No, softtest by examsoft requires windows. You also have to use bootcamp, it's against the rules to run it in parallels or that other thingie. There's some info here: http://maclawstudents.com/blog/law-scho ... -software/

We can't download windows XP from that site I posted before, apologies.

You can get windows with a student discount wayyy cheaper than from amazon. I think it's even cheaper to buy it from Apple with your student discount than it is to get it from Amazon. http://www.macmall.com is also a fave site of mine, they're advertising XP Pro for $165.99. If you haven't bought a new comp yet and you're thinking about a mac, macmall also has had some great sales (some laptops are cheaper than Apple's student discount) and will do the XP Pro installation/drive partition with or without parallels for you. I'm just going to wait and pay a visit to IT to see if I can get XP for free, but if you're determined to do it now.....

Some other software is available for purchase to Columbia students (with steep discounts) here: --LinkRemoved--. Office 2008 is also available from the same site. Office 2008 for 50 some-odd dollars!

Hope my info is right this time :D

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby frank_the_tank » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:44 pm

For those with questions about supplements I direct you to this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26949

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:47 pm

frank_the_tank wrote:For those with questions about supplements I direct you to this thread.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=26949


wow. very nice.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:58 pm

Thank god my UG ID card doesn't expire until 05/2010...

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:01 pm

lex talionis wrote:Thank god my UG ID card doesn't expire until 05/2010...


I've got a Stanford one with no expiration date, still gets me into their gym too. Money.

PS that thread with all the looks awful and rather tedious. Who wants to summarize for me!?
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:02 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:
lex talionis wrote:Thank god my UG ID card doesn't expire until 05/2010...


I've got a Stanford one with no expiration date, still gets me into their gym too. Money.

Definitely. I always assumed all schools had free OSX, XP/Vista, Office, etc...

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:06 pm

lex talionis wrote:
whyamidoingthis wrote:
lex talionis wrote:Thank god my UG ID card doesn't expire until 05/2010...


I've got a Stanford one with no expiration date, still gets me into their gym too. Money.

Definitely. I always assumed all schools had free OSX, XP/Vista, Office, etc...


Cornell doesn't have free anything.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:26 pm

Boo, my school didn't have free anything either. It was really irritating.

On another note, has anyone bothered to read Law School Confidential? I read GTM and I had decided to skip LSC, but now all those stupid threads say that it lists good supplements and stuff. Anyone read it? Looked at it?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:45 pm

With Westlaw, Lexis, and a printer, why do I even need casebooks at all?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:46 pm

you probably don't, unless you like reading the "notes" and "questions" crap.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:29 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:you probably don't, unless you like reading the "notes" and "questions" crap.

buying a bunch of unwieldy, expensive books that will be outddated by the time I graduate just doesn't sound that great.

Also, sadface (LinkRemoved)

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby jdw06005 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:32 pm

lex talionis wrote:With Westlaw, Lexis, and a printer, why do I even need casebooks at all?


I was wondering the same thing myself. After my freshman year in undergrad (before I figured out what a waste most of my textbooks were) I didn't buy many of the books for my classes and my GPA wasn't really affected. Obviously the stakes are a bit higher in LS, but I'd think the professor covers what he wants you to know during lecture. Of course, I'm just a rising 1L, so if any current student has an opinion, please share your wisdom.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Unemployed » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:43 pm

lex talionis wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:you probably don't, unless you like reading the "notes" and "questions" crap.

buying a bunch of unwieldy, expensive books that will be outddated by the time I graduate just doesn't sound that great.

Also, sadface (LinkRemoved)


They are still interviewing 2L's though, right? Cromwell went to CLS for pete's sake! :evil:

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 00TREX00 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:40 am

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