UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby AsexualChocolate » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:15 pm

historyholly wrote:Long indeed. Plus, Law School Confidential and Getting to Maybe were no where to be found on the list, which are the only books I am going to bother reading


Both good books. I've read both and plan to read several others that happen to be on the list... A Civil Action was pretty good and I know many CivPro classes have it as required reading. Any Grisham book is good for drumming-up excitement for law school (The Associate was my latest read - finished in two sittings). Currently reading King of Torts (Grisham). I wouldn't necessarily recommend Bramble Bush. It was relatively short and rather (perhaps purposely) painful. I'd heard that if you can read it and still be interested in the law, you should go to law school. It didn't change my mind, but I got the impression that it was trying to echo the more laborious and obtuse judicial writings that we'll have to drudge through in the next few years. I didn't feel like it gave a whole lot of insight into the law or it's study. I read In Our Defense, which was an easy and fun review of The Constitution. Recently read Becoming Justice Blackmun. Probably the most excitement-inspiring books I've read thus far. I really enjoy biographies, and will probably read several others this summer. I also plan to read The Nine and The Brethren. I've read both OneL and The Paper Chase, and I highly recommend the former. The latter, while perhaps conveying the harsh realities of LS for the author, was poorly written and the characters poorly constructed. I wouldn't waste your time on The Paper Chase. OneL covers all the intricacies of The Paper Chase but is much more detailed and insightful. I also plan to read Intro to Legal Reasoning as I've noticed it on several LS reading lists. And Law School Survival Guide was written by Nancy Rappoport (of UNLV), so I figure it would be a good idea to at least browse through this one.

Anybody else have thoughts on summer reading?

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby historyholly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:09 pm

The 2009 job placement stats are on the UNLV website. They have been added to the 2006-2008 ones under career services if anyone is interested.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:16 pm

historyholly wrote:The 2009 job placement stats are on the UNLV website. They have been added to the 2006-2008 ones under career services if anyone is interested.


Good find.

If those numbers are legit, that's not bad at all.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby historyholly » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:12 pm

This blog is by one of our future professors, so I thought it might be handy:

http://lawschoolsurvivalmanual.blogspot.com/

I might start posting on the facebook page since there doesn't seem to be much activity on this thread :P

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby AsexualChocolate » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:20 pm

historyholly wrote:This blog is by one of our future professors, so I thought it might be handy:

http://lawschoolsurvivalmanual.blogspot.com/

I might start posting on the facebook page since there doesn't seem to be much activity on this thread :P


NO!!! I'm not on facebook!!!

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby historyholly » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:15 pm

And why not? :p I thought everyone and their mothers were on there? If you don't, you might want to consider. There are updates on the page from staff at the school and there are discussion boards about housing and roommates. Pretty handy.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:42 pm

AsexualChocolate wrote:Anybody else have thoughts on summer reading?


First, get a FaceBook :p

Second, I liked 1000 Days to the Bar. It wasn't a great read, and it didn't flow all that well, but it does an excellent job in two areas that seem key to me. First, it really breaks down time management and scheduling for law school. Second, it helps tie together why and how law school habits translate into good bar exam and professional habits.

It's probably not a must-read, but it did cover some areas that GtM didn't (and also some that GtM did, though I think GtM did a better job there.)

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby TaliaT » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:37 pm

AsexualChocolate wrote:
historyholly wrote:Long indeed. Plus, Law School Confidential and Getting to Maybe were no where to be found on the list, which are the only books I am going to bother reading


Both good books. I've read both and plan to read several others that happen to be on the list... A Civil Action was pretty good and I know many CivPro classes have it as required reading. Any Grisham book is good for drumming-up excitement for law school (The Associate was my latest read - finished in two sittings). Currently reading King of Torts (Grisham). I wouldn't necessarily recommend Bramble Bush. It was relatively short and rather (perhaps purposely) painful. I'd heard that if you can read it and still be interested in the law, you should go to law school. It didn't change my mind, but I got the impression that it was trying to echo the more laborious and obtuse judicial writings that we'll have to drudge through in the next few years. I didn't feel like it gave a whole lot of insight into the law or it's study. I read In Our Defense, which was an easy and fun review of The Constitution. Recently read Becoming Justice Blackmun. Probably the most excitement-inspiring books I've read thus far. I really enjoy biographies, and will probably read several others this summer. I also plan to read The Nine and The Brethren. I've read both OneL and The Paper Chase, and I highly recommend the former. The latter, while perhaps conveying the harsh realities of LS for the author, was poorly written and the characters poorly constructed. I wouldn't waste your time on The Paper Chase. OneL covers all the intricacies of The Paper Chase but is much more detailed and insightful. I also plan to read Intro to Legal Reasoning as I've noticed it on several LS reading lists. And Law School Survival Guide was written by Nancy Rappoport (of UNLV), so I figure it would be a good idea to at least browse through this one.

Anybody else have thoughts on summer reading?


Well you know my feelings on the books...as listed in the other thread. I wont post in here much since im not an official student yet but dammit im trying to get in!

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby PhantaManta » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:41 pm

Im in Vegas. First time ever. I AM IN LOVE ALREADY.

Beautiful weather, beautiful views, Hold Em within 15 minutes any direction, beautiful womens (well its true...) kick ass hospitality (as a new yorker, shit is ridiculous, people acting happy that im spending money at their establishment WELL THANK YOU)

Gonna get an apartment while Im here hopefully. EXCITED.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:59 pm

PhantaManta wrote:Im in Vegas. First time ever. I AM IN LOVE ALREADY.

Beautiful weather, beautiful views, Hold Em within 15 minutes any direction, beautiful womens (well its true...) kick ass hospitality (as a new yorker, shit is ridiculous, people acting happy that im spending money at their establishment WELL THANK YOU)

Gonna get an apartment while Im here hopefully. EXCITED.


It has been great out.

Good luck getting everything sorted out. Are you just visiting for a bit, or are you here permanent like now?

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby PhantaManta » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:54 am

Nope not permanent yet, just a couple days then flying back to NY. I hope to move towards the end of July :)

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:02 pm

PhantaManta wrote:Nope not permanent yet, just a couple days then flying back to NY. I hope to move towards the end of July :)


Sounds good. Enjoy your stay in town!

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Greevy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:21 pm

historyholly wrote:Phanta: I went to undergrad in southern califronia, but I live in reno. Nevadan for life. Although, Vegas is so far away from us here in the north, almost feels out of state.


Hey! I'm in Reno too! From Vegas originally, but did my undergrad at U of N. Not TOO excited to be moving back home, but happy to stay in Nevada :D

Sorry I'm so late in posting, finally just joined the forum haha

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby historyholly » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:02 pm

Welcome! Maybe all of us Reno peoples should meet up for coffee sometime....

Don't forget to join the facebook group Greevy :)

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby historyholly » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:54 pm

Does anyone know when second deposits are due and how much that will be. Haven't gotten any mail or emails lately....

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:46 pm

historyholly wrote:Does anyone know when second deposits are due and how much that will be. Haven't gotten any mail or emails lately....


Their website suggests that there is just the one $500 deposit. (--LinkRemoved--)

I think we're good for another month, at which point we should probably start getting news.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby AsexualChocolate » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:48 pm

PhantaManta wrote:Im in Vegas. First time ever. I AM IN LOVE ALREADY.

Beautiful weather, beautiful views, Hold Em within 15 minutes any direction, beautiful womens (well its true...) kick ass hospitality (as a new yorker, shit is ridiculous, people acting happy that im spending money at their establishment WELL THANK YOU)

Gonna get an apartment while Im here hopefully. EXCITED.


Find anything? Where did you look?

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby PhantaManta » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:44 pm

Yep. I looked west of campus, around campus, and a little in Henderson, but I'll be living close to campus.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby TaliaT » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:26 am

PhantaManta wrote:Yep. I looked west of campus, around campus, and a little in Henderson, but I'll be living close to campus.

Be leery of these areas...truly. As someone that has lived here for 21 years...that area is sketch. Its worth it to travel just a bit to live in a decent neighborhood. Some arent that bad but in general...the area around campus is no dice. Honestly...if you are interested in some assistance myself or some others on here would probably be more than happy to help ya out.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby PhantaManta » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:40 am

That's what I heard but I didn't get the impression that it was that bad while I was there. What specifically makes you say that?

As far as other locations, they were either pretty expensive or had many bad reviews for the complex itself if it was in my price range. This one, although in a worse area, had very positive reviews and seemed fine.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby TaliaT » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:06 pm

PhantaManta wrote:That's what I heard but I didn't get the impression that it was that bad while I was there. What specifically makes you say that?

As far as other locations, they were either pretty expensive or had many bad reviews for the complex itself if it was in my price range. This one, although in a worse area, had very positive reviews and seemed fine.


Do you mind if I ask whereabouts its at? YOu dont need to tell me what complex. Just curious what area.

I understand the price issue by far. I wish that I could offer you a room at my place ($500 a month) but im not 100% positive on my situation just yet...ill find out soon though.

That area...is a low income area...and a student area. Generally not well taken care of places and/or a lot of nonsense going on later at night. Not ideal for someone trying to be serious about studying...luckily youll be close to school though so you can always study at the library.

Im not sure how concerned you are about crime...living as a single woman I guess maybe im slightly more concerned...however...if you are...you can go here: http://www.lvmpd.com/crimeviewcommunity/ to check out the crime in the area that you are thinking about. It goes back 60 days. I mean crime is everywhere its just more congested in certain areas.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby PhantaManta » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:40 pm

Sure! It is Oasis Place, which is directly west of the police station on Sierra Vista. I figure locals will freak out @ the mention of this specific location, because I have a general idea about what Las Vegas locals think about it.

As far as the area being bad, to a degree that worries me, but in other ways it doesn't. I have heard a little about there being gang activity, which is what worries me. But most the specific examples people give me is that they were approached to buy drugs or prostitutes, etc. That kind of stuff might be annoying but not something that would greatly concern me.

And yeah I've used the crime thing for every location, and in fact, it made me more comfortable with living at this address. Out of the areas around campus, this address had an average number of crimes, 80 or so in any sixty day period. A few blocks east of campus I saw a location with 140+, and compared to other locations west and north, the range seemed to be 30 to 100.

I drove up and around the convention center, around Maryland and Sierra Vista, a few times at day and once at night, and never saw anything unusual. Small sample size, obviously. While there are a few apartment complexes that definitely look run down and shady on the same street, this one is pretty nice, the staff was very nice, and I saw a few people who lived there and they looked normal.

The apartment I would have would be on the interior of the complex facing the pool/office, and on the third floor, which makes me feel like it is not the most likely target of random crimes, but that might be total speculation on my part.

Anyways, It is very unlikely that I end up somewhere else at this point, unless something totally crazy changes my mind... Being in New York, it would be a huge pain to do another apartment search just because the area has a bad reputation. If it IS that bad, I'll just have to move after the lease is up.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby AsexualChocolate » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:39 pm

For a real New Yorker:

"Gang problem" = built-in friends
"problem with drugs and prostitution" = convenience

Am I right??? haha. Just playin.

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Re: UNLV/Boyd c/o 2013

Postby AsexualChocolate » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:48 pm

PhantaManta wrote:Sure! It is Oasis Place, which is directly west of the police station on Sierra Vista. I figure locals will freak out @ the mention of this specific location, because I have a general idea about what Las Vegas locals think about it.

As far as the area being bad, to a degree that worries me, but in other ways it doesn't. I have heard a little about there being gang activity, which is what worries me. But most the specific examples people give me is that they were approached to buy drugs or prostitutes, etc. That kind of stuff might be annoying but not something that would greatly concern me.

And yeah I've used the crime thing for every location, and in fact, it made me more comfortable with living at this address. Out of the areas around campus, this address had an average number of crimes, 80 or so in any sixty day period. A few blocks east of campus I saw a location with 140+, and compared to other locations west and north, the range seemed to be 30 to 100.

I drove up and around the convention center, around Maryland and Sierra Vista, a few times at day and once at night, and never saw anything unusual. Small sample size, obviously. While there are a few apartment complexes that definitely look run down and shady on the same street, this one is pretty nice, the staff was very nice, and I saw a few people who lived there and they looked normal.

The apartment I would have would be on the interior of the complex facing the pool/office, and on the third floor, which makes me feel like it is not the most likely target of random crimes, but that might be total speculation on my part.

Anyways, It is very unlikely that I end up somewhere else at this point, unless something totally crazy changes my mind... Being in New York, it would be a huge pain to do another apartment search just because the area has a bad reputation. If it IS that bad, I'll just have to move after the lease is up.


That place doesn't actually seem bad. I toured several Camden properties when I was in town and they all seem to be pretty well-taken-care-of. The fact that your complex is all studios, you probably won't have to deal with nearly the same crap that other complexes do. I'd bet there are a lot of single casino employees that live in that complex. And they probably don't have a lot of people over...




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