Texas 2013

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:38 pm

sternc wrote:This has been discussed, but how is everyone buying their books? Are y'all just going through the university, half.com, amazon, or what? Do you think buying used books is a bad idea?


There's nothing wrong with used so long as you get the right edition. I got all mine through Amazon, some new some used. In some cases the new was cheaper than the used, which I thought was weird. The 2010 Constitutional Law supplement for section 1 wasn't available yet, as best as I could tell.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:39 am

soonergirl wrote:
sternc wrote:This has been discussed, but how is everyone buying their books? Are y'all just going through the university, half.com, amazon, or what? Do you think buying used books is a bad idea?


There's nothing wrong with used so long as you get the right edition. I got all mine through Amazon, some new some used. In some cases the new was cheaper than the used, which I thought was weird. The 2010 Constitutional Law supplement for section 1 wasn't available yet, as best as I could tell.
I don't know about y'all, but having anyone else's highlights in my books would drive me crazy. I'll probably stay away from the used ones.

That said, have any of you tried renting textbooks (through, e.g., ecampus.com, which seems to have all the casebooks)? I was thinking I might buy everything besides casebooks, which I know I'll never need/want again after this semester. But if renting is going to be the same as buying secondhand (in terms of condition) and reselling, it may not be worth it.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:09 am

For those of you who aren't aware, parking permits just went on sale for SJG, there were some spots left!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:36 am

mcflooter06 wrote:For those of you who aren't aware, parking permits just went on sale for SJG, there were some spots left!


just bought mine...ugh i hate seeing my bank account get closer and closer to 0

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:01 pm

What are the best hornbooks to buy? I see there are a few different types.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:23 pm

f0bolous wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:For those of you who aren't aware, parking permits just went on sale for SJG, there were some spots left!


just bought mine...ugh i hate seeing my bank account get closer and closer to 0


lol i almost shed a tear when i saw how mine was inching closer towards that area. at least we got a spot in a garage right next to our classes though!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:30 pm

Um, whats the difference between F, R and S permits. F is listed as waitlisted, but R isn't and when I click on it, it lists fall permits.

Am confused.

Oh wait, never mind. Found the guide.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby smokyroom26 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:36 pm

I got most of my books used at the bookstore - showed up early so I could pick through them and find the unmarked ones. Got a few on Amazon that were cheaper that way (priced them all at Amazon and the bookstore before purchasing). I ended up spending $600 total for all my books and study aids.

Speaking of study aids, which have you chosen? I got:

Civ Pro - the two Mullenix wrote that are on the courselist and the E&E
Contracts - Chirelstein and the E&E
Property - E&E

Don't have Torts or Con Law till next semester, but I picked up the E&E and Chemerinsky respectively cause I found them very cheap - and unmarked! - at Half Price Books.
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:38 pm

smokyroom26 wrote:I got most of my books used at the bookstore - showed up early so I could pick through them and find the unmarked ones. Got a few on Amazon that were cheaper that way (priced them all at Amazon and the bookstore before purchasing). I ended up spending $600 total for all my books and study aids.

Speaking of study aids, which have you chosen? I got:

Civ Pro - the two Mullenix wrote that are on the courselist and the E&E
Contracts - Chirelstein and the E&E
Property - E&E

Don't have Torts or Con Law till next semester, but I picked up the E&E and Chemerinsky respectively cause I found them very cheap - and unmarked! - at Half Price Books.


looks like you're in section 3...which group are you in?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby smokyroom26 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:40 pm

f0bolous wrote:
smokyroom26 wrote:I got most of my books used at the bookstore - showed up early so I could pick through them and find the unmarked ones. Got a few on Amazon that were cheaper that way (priced them all at Amazon and the bookstore before purchasing). I ended up spending $600 total for all my books and study aids.

Speaking of study aids, which have you chosen? I got:

Civ Pro - the two Mullenix wrote that are on the courselist and the E&E
Contracts - Chirelstein and the E&E
Property - E&E

Don't have Torts or Con Law till next semester, but I picked up the E&E and Chemerinsky respectively cause I found them very cheap - and unmarked! - at Half Price Books.


looks like you're in section 3...which group are you in?


I'm in Group C.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:45 pm

smokyroom26 wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
smokyroom26 wrote:I got most of my books used at the bookstore - showed up early so I could pick through them and find the unmarked ones. Got a few on Amazon that were cheaper that way (priced them all at Amazon and the bookstore before purchasing). I ended up spending $600 total for all my books and study aids.

Speaking of study aids, which have you chosen? I got:

Civ Pro - the two Mullenix wrote that are on the courselist and the E&E
Contracts - Chirelstein and the E&E
Property - E&E

Don't have Torts or Con Law till next semester, but I picked up the E&E and Chemerinsky respectively cause I found them very cheap - and unmarked! - at Half Price Books.


looks like you're in section 3...which group are you in?


I'm in Group C.


ahh ok...i wonder if anyone here is one of the other 24 B people

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:44 pm

f0bolous wrote:just bought mine...ugh i hate seeing my bank account get closer and closer to 0




Amen to that!! :shock:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby M_F_F_L » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:13 pm

Does anyone know when we get our loan disbursement for the semester? I probably won't be able to buy books until I get that money. :(

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby PokerAlice » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:31 pm

Are any of you considering just buying a parking pass for the "C" Lots?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby windowshopper » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:47 pm

PokerAlice wrote:Are any of you considering just buying a parking pass for the "C" Lots?


I am. I'd rather walk than dish out an extra $500. I'm sure my wallet and my waistline will appreciate it. lol. I will be purchasing a C+ permit so that I can take advantage of the garage at night and on the weekend.

M_F_F_L wrote:Does anyone know when we get our loan disbursement for the semester? I probably won't be able to buy books until I get that money. :(


Same here. I have to wait till fin aid is disbursed to buy my books which means I'll be forced to shop at the Co-op. According to the Freshlaw Discussion Board, "financial aid will be released to students on or after August 17, 2010."

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby PokerAlice » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:42 pm

What do y'all think about buying Casebooks that are not the "latest edition," as required by most of the book lists? What is the risk? Anybody know what updates are made between editions?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soaponarope » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:21 am

PokerAlice wrote:What do y'all think about buying Casebooks that are not the "latest edition," as required by most of the book lists? What is the risk? Anybody know what updates are made between editions?



Terrible idea. And I doubt anyone would know the updates... if they did, well... they probably could circumvent law school and just take the bar.

The extra 50 bucks for the new editions ain't gonna kill ya. Brotha.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:52 am

Section 1, group B here.

Anyone know if there is anything we should be doing besides getting our ID cards? Tried checking with the registrar's office and they were just confused by the question.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:00 am

windowshopper wrote:
PokerAlice wrote:
M_F_F_L wrote:Does anyone know when we get our loan disbursement for the semester? I probably won't be able to buy books until I get that money. :(


Same here. I have to wait till fin aid is disbursed to buy my books which means I'll be forced to shop at the Co-op. According to the Freshlaw Discussion Board, "financial aid will be released to students on or after August 17, 2010."



Another money question: does anyone know when tuition is due? Presumably after the 17th, but does anyone know when?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:38 am

f0bolous wrote:
smokyroom26 wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
smokyroom26 wrote:I got most of my books used at the bookstore - showed up early so I could pick through them and find the unmarked ones. Got a few on Amazon that were cheaper that way (priced them all at Amazon and the bookstore before purchasing). I ended up spending $600 total for all my books and study aids.

Speaking of study aids, which have you chosen? I got:

Civ Pro - the two Mullenix wrote that are on the courselist and the E&E
Contracts - Chirelstein and the E&E
Property - E&E

Don't have Torts or Con Law till next semester, but I picked up the E&E and Chemerinsky respectively cause I found them very cheap - and unmarked! - at Half Price Books.


looks like you're in section 3...which group are you in?


I'm in Group C.


ahh ok...i wonder if anyone here is one of the other 24 B people


I am! Hello fellow 3Ber!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:28 pm

soaponarope wrote:
PokerAlice wrote:What do y'all think about buying Casebooks that are not the "latest edition," as required by most of the book lists? What is the risk? Anybody know what updates are made between editions?



Terrible idea. And I doubt anyone would know the updates... if they did, well... they probably could circumvent law school and just take the bar.

The extra 50 bucks for the new editions ain't gonna kill ya. Brotha.


differences are more like $100 per book. i ended up buying older editions for some of the books. casebooks don't change all that much from year-to-year, and on the off chance that you would need the new material (chances are slim because professors typically don't change their lecture year-to-year), i could always just go to the library and look it up. i ended up spending less than 300 total for all required and optional books.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soaponarope » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:56 pm

f0bolous wrote:
soaponarope wrote:
PokerAlice wrote:What do y'all think about buying Casebooks that are not the "latest edition," as required by most of the book lists? What is the risk? Anybody know what updates are made between editions?



Terrible idea. And I doubt anyone would know the updates... if they did, well... they probably could circumvent law school and just take the bar.

The extra 50 bucks for the new editions ain't gonna kill ya. Brotha.


differences are more like $100 per book. i ended up buying older editions for some of the books. casebooks don't change all that much from year-to-year, and on the off chance that you would need the new material (chances are slim because professors typically don't change their lecture year-to-year), i could always just go to the library and look it up. i ended up spending less than 300 total for all required and optional books.


I hear ya. I bought all my books used on Amazon, so the difference (for me at least) averaged around 50 dollars. I just think your first year is so important that it isn't worth the risk to save a couple bucks... even if it is $300. JMO

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:25 pm

Holy crap it's raining hard. Guess I will hold off on my bookstore visit.

Does anyone know how to set up your UT email? I went here: --LinkRemoved-- -- but all it does is lead me in circles without ever providing an opportunity to create anything.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby M_F_F_L » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:26 pm

rputt3256 wrote:FWIW: I called the residency office today and spoke with a representative. They said that UT won't be able to officially say whether our land will count towards residency until the law goes into effect in October.

On a positive note, he did mention that since numerous students have opted to establish residency via this route, they expect those of us who purchased our land pre-Oct to be grandfathered in. Hopefully the thought of hundreds of angry students storming the legislature for a "refund" will sway them to accept us as residents already! (gosh, texas must REALLY not want us here).



Assuming we do get grandfathered in next year, is there anything we need to do NOW besides just owning the land? For example, do we need to contact the residency office to let them know of what we are trying to do? The info I'm finding really unclear. Again, a big thanks goes out to all those who have been answering my annoying, newbie questions :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby smokyroom26 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:13 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Holy crap it's raining hard. Guess I will hold off on my bookstore visit.

Does anyone know how to set up your UT email? I went here: --LinkRemoved-- -- but all it does is lead me in circles without ever providing an opportunity to create anything.


Hmm. That's the link I used to set mine up and I didn't have any problems.




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