Texas Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
Esc
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:31 pm

JazzOne wrote:
william munny wrote:Went to buy the LRW books at the co-op and they are all out of the bluebook. Employee said they've put in an order for additional copies but they're not sure when they will be in. He also said the professors are aware that they are all out so if class starts before they get in enough copies they should be understanding.

LOL, why doesn't this surprise me?


sigh....same thing happened to me today. And my Crim Law prof just put out a new required book (penal codes of Texas) which won't be published for a few weeks. uh oh.... :|

I went to the library today...none of my professors have old exams on file either online or in hard copy (except for a few ancient Property exams from 11+ years ago). this sucks. :x

User avatar
penni_rose
Posts: 166
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:33 pm

william munny wrote:Went to buy the LRW books at the co-op and they are all out of the bluebook. Employee said they've put in an order for additional copies but they're not sure when they will be in. He also said the professors are aware that they are all out so if class starts before they get in enough copies they should be understanding.


They had them yesterday, but I had to search for them. Probably everyone ran out to buy them right away.

william munny
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:21 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby william munny » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:44 pm

Esc wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
william munny wrote:Went to buy the LRW books at the co-op and they are all out of the bluebook. Employee said they've put in an order for additional copies but they're not sure when they will be in. He also said the professors are aware that they are all out so if class starts before they get in enough copies they should be understanding.

LOL, why doesn't this surprise me?


sigh....same thing happened to me today. And my Crim Law prof just put out a new required book (penal codes of Texas) which won't be published for a few weeks. uh oh.... :|

I went to the library today...none of my professors have old exams on file either online or in hard copy (except for a few ancient Property exams from 11+ years ago). this sucks. :x



You could always grab the pdf of the penal code that is on the UT law 2012 facebook group

User avatar
JoeShmo
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:18 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JoeShmo » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:08 am

I've been so busy moving and setting up the new apartment that I haven't bought my books yet. Are there any left for me? Any advice? I'm starting to get worried.

User avatar
JazzOne
Posts: 2938
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:04 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:10 am

JoeShmo wrote:I've been so busy moving and setting up the new apartment that I haven't bought my books yet. Are there any left for me? Any advice? I'm starting to get worried.

They'll probably get more next week. I wouldn't worry too much. I only have one of the books I need. I'm going to give the bookstore until Monday, and then I'll start buying them from http://www.lawbooksforless.com or some other online retailer.

Walter Sobchak
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:49 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Walter Sobchak » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:27 am

Any bikers here? I went on the "thursday night social" ride last night and had the time of my life. We all biked down to Barton Springs, chilled there for a little bit, then biked up to a bar on 8th street where they had a few kegs waiting for us. I've never been into biking but it felt good to get a sweat going and I woke up this morning with throbbing legs. Just wondering if any fellow tls'ers did this or would be interested.

Esc
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:27 am

JazzOne wrote:
JoeShmo wrote:I've been so busy moving and setting up the new apartment that I haven't bought my books yet. Are there any left for me? Any advice? I'm starting to get worried.

They'll probably get more next week. I wouldn't worry too much. I only have one of the books I need. I'm going to give the bookstore until Monday, and then I'll start buying them from http://www.lawbooksforless.com or some other online retailer.


I'm not too impressed with that retailer. Their new casebooks are more expensive than the Co-op's, and their casebook rentals are more expensive than the lifetime cost of a used Co-op casebook (factoring in Co-op rebate and sell-back value).

Hmmm...buying books sucks.

User avatar
JazzOne
Posts: 2938
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:04 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:29 am

Walter Sobchak wrote:Any bikers here? I went on the "thursday night social" ride last night and had the time of my life. We all biked down to Barton Springs, chilled there for a little bit, then biked up to a bar on 8th street where they had a few kegs waiting for us. I've never been into biking but it felt good to get a sweat going and I woke up this morning with throbbing legs. Just wondering if any fellow tls'ers did this or would be interested.

1%er?

Esc
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:30 am

Walter Sobchak wrote:Any bikers here? I went on the "thursday night social" ride last night and had the time of my life. We all biked down to Barton Springs, chilled there for a little bit, then biked up to a bar on 8th street where they had a few kegs waiting for us. I've never been into biking but it felt good to get a sweat going and I woke up this morning with throbbing legs. Just wondering if any fellow tls'ers did this or would be interested.


I haven't hung out with any biking groups, but I love biking. I routinely do a 10 mile round trip to get groceries, and plan to ride the 12 mile round trip to school a couple times a week. Where are you at? PM me.

User avatar
semperfi1860
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 4:07 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:33 pm

Walter Sobchak wrote:Any bikers here? I went on the "thursday night social" ride last night and had the time of my life. We all biked down to Barton Springs, chilled there for a little bit, then biked up to a bar on 8th street where they had a few kegs waiting for us. I've never been into biking but it felt good to get a sweat going and I woke up this morning with throbbing legs. Just wondering if any fellow tls'ers did this or would be interested.


How'd you find out about this? I'll be up in Austin tomorrow and going to get a bike the day after... After that I'd be down

Walter Sobchak
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:49 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Walter Sobchak » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:34 pm

Both my roommates do it on a regular basis so I went to my first one last night. If you want to check out the website you can find it at --LinkRemoved--. They have pictures/news/event times etc.

Esc
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:00 pm

I'm out of town next week so I can't join in until classes start. Anyone want to plan on thursday the 27th (the day after classes start) for a LS posse to join in one o' dese 'ere social cycling events?

User avatar
Daico
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:19 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:14 pm

I'm definitely down for social cycling.

User avatar
Catch22
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:41 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Catch22 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:03 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:
Catch22 wrote:A bit off topic from where the rest of this thread discussion is right now, but is anyone else bringing an acoustic guitar along? I've been playing for a bit more than 2 years now and I'm super-amped about Austin's indy music scene - hope I can play at some open mic nights around or something.


I'm bringing along my voice, which I enjoy pairing with an acoustic guitar :).


Haha, perfect. :D

User avatar
semperfi1860
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 4:07 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:14 pm

Esc wrote:I'm out of town next week so I can't join in until classes start. Anyone want to plan on thursday the 27th (the day after classes start) for a LS posse to join in one o' dese 'ere social cycling events?


For sure.

I've been researching places to buy a bike on yelp, but wondered if anyone here had an opinion on the best place to buy a mountain bike.

User avatar
Alta
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:01 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Alta » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:50 pm

Esc wrote:I'm out of town next week so I can't join in until classes start. Anyone want to plan on thursday the 27th (the day after classes start) for a LS posse to join in one o' dese 'ere social cycling events?

Sounds great to me. I bought a new road bike a few months back and have been enjoying the routes in Utah and am now hoping to find some good ones here too.

User avatar
penni_rose
Posts: 166
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:41 am

Anyone know when we'll get the first day of class assignments?

I have to go out of town again and I don't know how long for. Obviously, I'll be back for orientation, but I might be gone all week before it. I was trying to decide if I should pack all my books since I don't know what I'll have to read from yet.

mpar
Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:41 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 pm

penni_rose wrote:Anyone know when we'll get the first day of class assignments?

I have to go out of town again and I don't know how long for. Obviously, I'll be back for orientation, but I might be gone all week before it. I was trying to decide if I should pack all my books since I don't know what I'll have to read from yet.

My quiz master or mentor or whatever they call it mentioned that we should get the assignments about a week before the first class.

Esc
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:06 pm

mpar wrote:
penni_rose wrote:Anyone know when we'll get the first day of class assignments?

I have to go out of town again and I don't know how long for. Obviously, I'll be back for orientation, but I might be gone all week before it. I was trying to decide if I should pack all my books since I don't know what I'll have to read from yet.

My quiz master or mentor or whatever they call it mentioned that we should get the assignments about a week before the first class.


I also will be out of town starting early tomorrow, and will not be able to read anything from the textbooks. If they want to give us assignments, they'll need to post them on Freshlaw.

User avatar
penni_rose
Posts: 166
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:24 pm

I'm taking my computer, so I guess if class assignments come up and look difficult, I'll just have to come back. I don't think it would be a good idea to pack up all my books and take them to a hospital. I'm on my way out of town now. See you all when I get back. Can't wait to finally meet you.

User avatar
Daico
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:19 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:36 pm

I doubt they'll be too tyrannical about the first assignment given that we're a week out--holy shit, we're a week out--and nothing's been announced yet.

User avatar
SoberHobo
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:29 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby SoberHobo » Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:53 pm

Section 1 already has the Conlaw assignment up on blackboard. It's not too bad.... just the Constitution and a few other pages.

User avatar
JazzOne
Posts: 2938
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:04 am

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:53 pm

I have three questions for you all who are familiar with UT and the freshlaw website.

First, where is the gym? I'd like to start working out tomorrow. I have a map, so perhaps you could simply tell me the name of the building.
Second, where can I find old exams? I know this was discussed a few pages back in the thread, but I was in the middle of moving, and I failed to bookmark the page. Also, is there a section in the library for past exams?

Third, where would I go to find out about assignments for the first week?

Thanks a bunch.

joesrevenge
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:27 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby joesrevenge » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:00 pm

JazzOne wrote:I have three questions for you all who are familiar with UT and the freshlaw website.

First, where is the gym? I'd like to start working out tomorrow. I have a map, so perhaps you could simply tell me the name of the building.
Second, where can I find old exams? I know this was discussed a few pages back in the thread, but I was in the middle of moving, and I failed to bookmark the page. Also, is there a section in the library for past exams?

Third, where would I go to find out about assignments for the first week?

Thanks a bunch.


1. There is Gregory Gym (21st and Speedway) and also the Rec which is just south of the stadium.

2. I found them when I clicked on the link for current students on the front page of the utexas/law website. Not sure where they are in the library.

3. I found two of my first week assignments on blackboard (which can also be found in the current students link).

keayts
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:09 pm

Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby keayts » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:11 pm

Books still for sale (message Kris Teng on facebook if interested):

Crim
-------
* Gilbert Law Summaries : Criminal Law, 2001 (George Dix , ISBN: 9780159007679) Slightly used, unmarked - $15

* Emanuel's Law in a Flash: Criminal Law, 2007 (Steven Emanuel, ISBN: 0735563977) Like new condition, unmarked - $20

* Criminal Law Applied: Arguments, Exams, and Answers, 2004 (John Delaney, ISBN: 0960851461) Like new condition, unmarked - $25

* Criminal Law (Hornbook), 2003 (Wayne LaFave, ISBN: 031414997X) Slightly used, unmarked - $50

* TopiChart Law Chart: Criminal Law (complete set of 5 charts) - contains comparison between elements of common law and Texas Penal Code for homicide crimes, defenses to crimes. Also provides an analysis of basic elements of all crimes. One chart bent in half but completely legible. Original price: $25, Asking price: $12.

Con Law
------------
* Examples & Explanations: Constitutional Law - National Power and Federalism (Christopher May and Allan Ides, ISBN 0735562113) Slightly used, unmarked - $20

CivPro
---------
* Federal Rules of Court 2008 Edition, 2008 (LexisNexis Staff, ISBN: 1422450414) Like new condition, unmarked - $25.

Misc
-----
* Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, 1999 (Richard Michael Fisch, Jeremy Paul, ISBN: 0890897603) Like new condition, unmarked - $18

* Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, 2004 (Robert H. Miller, ISBN: 0312318812) Like new condition, unmarked - $7

* Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class, 1999 (Shana Connell Noyes and Henry S. Noyes, ISBN: 0837709121) Like new condition, unmarked - $5.
Last edited by keayts on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:48 am, edited 1 time in total.




Return to “TLS Class of 2012 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest