Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:37 am

thickfreakness wrote:And the gunning begins, lol.


I take offense to that. You think the gunning has only just now started?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:39 am

Jericwithers wrote:Ya lol I thought the double/tripple locker signup was interesting as well (I'll be dropping my single if that strategy works). I had lockers #14 and then #1, but I dropped #14 once I got #1. Whoever <Redacted> is: You're Welcome.


Jew27? That's priceless, esp considering your avatar.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:43 am

pelmen74 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Ya lol I thought the double/tripple locker signup was interesting as well (I'll be dropping my single if that strategy works). I had lockers #14 and then #1, but I dropped #14 once I got #1. Whoever <Redacted> is: You're Welcome.


Jew27? That's priceless, esp considering your avatar.


Lol, my parents have a cruel sense of humor. All my assigned roommates freshman year were jewish as well (but I'm not--although I consider converting if they'll have me). Does it list my name, or just my ID?

I envy whoever has locker # 13. 'owl' has to be the easiest login name ever.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:18 am

just got the Duke Law Daily email and it says that writing seminars begin Thursday. My syllabus says Wednesday...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:16 pm

Ok. Most of the lockers are in the hallway behind the blue lounge, which is on the same floor as Star Commons and the Refractory. It is the first open area on the left if you walk down that hallway, the one with the blue chairs and tables. Before the renovations and the addition of Star Commons, that used to be the common area. Yes, it seems like it is way too tiny, but in days of yore law students were smaller I guess. Also it wasn't nice, so we never had to fight undergrads for space like we do now.

I got a locker last year with my roommates, but I never used it. But then again, I never used my locker in high school and middle school either, so there you go. Lockers come in three flavors: the large full length lockers (three people per), the half size lockers (two people), and the tiny lockers (one person). It doesn't matter this year, but in the future I would actually suggest the large three person lockers. Why? Because you can fit a suit in there. That way, if you have an interview on campus you don't have to wear it all day and get it wrinkled.

The folders are again on the same floor. If you start at star commons and again walk down the hallway, they are on the right, past the blue lounge. Very hard to miss. Your LARW should be the only class that uses them, and really just to give back your memos. Mostly you will just get a bunch of junk, and some notices of events.

LARW is graded across the whole year. So, while you don't GET a grade this semester, the stuff you do counts toward your grade NEXT semester.

What else? Ah, money. The loans should have been released to the university on Friday. If I remember correctly, I think it took about a week for the money to make it way to our bank accounts last year, so expect it sometime after classes start. If you signed up for direct deposit that is. If you didn't (like me last semester), you will be waiting another month.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:53 pm

Bosque wrote:Ok. Most of the lockers are in the hallway behind the blue lounge, which is on the same floor as Star Commons and the Refractory. It is the first open area on the left if you walk down that hallway, the one with the blue chairs and tables. Before the renovations and the addition of Star Commons, that used to be the common area. Yes, it seems like it is way too tiny, but in days of yore law students were smaller I guess. Also it wasn't nice, so we never had to fight undergrads for space like we do now.

I got a locker last year with my roommates, but I never used it. But then again, I never used my locker in high school and middle school either, so there you go. Lockers come in three flavors: the large full length lockers (three people per), the half size lockers (two people), and the tiny lockers (one person). It doesn't matter this year, but in the future I would actually suggest the large three person lockers. Why? Because you can fit a suit in there. That way, if you have an interview on campus you don't have to wear it all day and get it wrinkled.

The folders are again on the same floor. If you start at star commons and again walk down the hallway, they are on the right, past the blue lounge. Very hard to miss. Your LARW should be the only class that uses them, and really just to give back your memos. Mostly you will just get a bunch of junk, and some notices of events.

LARW is graded across the whole year. So, while you don't GET a grade this semester, the stuff you do counts toward your grade NEXT semester.

What else? Ah, money. The loans should have been released to the university on Friday. If I remember correctly, I think it took about a week for the money to make it way to our bank accounts last year, so expect it sometime after classes start. If you signed up for direct deposit that is. If you didn't (like me last semester), you will be waiting another month.


Do you know how the aid for laptops is done? I haven't seen mine show up online yet.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:06 pm

quakeroats wrote:Do you know how the aid for laptops is done? I haven't seen mine show up online yet.


I think it is just included with your big check. Don't know for sure though

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:10 pm

Does anyone have any connections with UNC students or faculty? One of our professors is from UNC and their exam archive is restricted to current students and faculty.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:10 pm

Just finished my LARW assignment and did some of the exercises in the back of the chapters... my conclusion: the LSAT really was useful and I'm glad I wasn't terrificly bored studying for it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby trojanfan06 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:16 pm

Anyone in section 4?? For LRW on the syllabus it says to do reading in Edwards but I couldn't find the book at the bookstore. Did I miss something??

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:18 pm

I got the last one in the store. If you want, you can borrow mine until wednesday?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 pm

pelmen74 wrote:I got the last one in the store. If you want, you can borrow mine until wednesday?


YAY COLLEGIALITY. BOO GUNNERS

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:26 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:I got the last one in the store. If you want, you can borrow mine until wednesday?


YAY COLLEGIALITY. BOO GUNNERS


It's not like Trojan is going to incept my brain via my notes... right?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:31 pm

I'm in the same boat. Was it just me or was that book not on the list of books for the class (on the bookstore site)?

Also, the document with the list of common legal wiring errors (on the class blackboard page) was good for a couple laughs.

trojanfan06 wrote:Anyone in section 4?? For LRW on the syllabus it says to do reading in Edwards but I couldn't find the book at the bookstore. Did I miss something??

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:56 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:I got the last one in the store. If you want, you can borrow mine until wednesday?


YAY COLLEGIALITY. BOO GUNNERS

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Just got them in stock. Purchased mine on the 10th, delivered the 13th with the free shipping option. I would let someone borrow mine, but I probably wont finish the reading tonight (fears of inception as well).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:18 pm

How are they doing LARW sections this year? My class, the LARW sections were composed of bits and peices from every section (Basically, they took three LEAD groups and smashed them together). The year before that LARW was completely people from your section, and I think the year before that they combined people from 2 section together to make groups. What did they do this year?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:33 pm

Nice dark jeans for tmrw, yay or nay?
The only pants I have are suit pants that dont look good with button downs.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:45 pm

pelmen74 wrote:Nice dark jeans for tmrw, yay or nay?
The only pants I have are suit pants that dont look good with button downs.


Go to Ross or Old Navy or something and buy some cheap slacks. You will need them eventually anyway.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:06 pm

Reedie wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:Nice dark jeans for tmrw, yay or nay?
The only pants I have are suit pants that dont look good with button downs.


Go to Ross or Old Navy or something and buy some cheap slacks. You will need them eventually anyway.


Theres also a Marshall's, Kohls, and Men's Wearhouse @ New Hope Commons.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:20 pm

Reedie wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:Nice dark jeans for tmrw, yay or nay?
The only pants I have are suit pants that dont look good with button downs.


Go to Ross or Old Navy or something and buy some cheap slacks. You will need them eventually anyway.


x2. Jeans aren't comfortable in hot, humid weather anyway. Tropical weight wool trousers or %100 cotton trousers would be far more comfortable. If you're really bold, wear some seersucker pants but I think just getting cotton dress slacks should do the trick.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:28 pm

Steinmart on Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. They've usually got really good deals on nice clothes. I'd try there if you strike out at TJ Maxx, Marshall's, or another place.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:46 pm

pelmen74 wrote:Nice dark jeans for tmrw, yay or nay?
The only pants I have are suit pants that dont look good with button downs.


Definitely no jeans for "business casual". Suit pants will be fine--even if they're not particularly stylish.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby franklinlincoln » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:12 pm

Does anyone have Richard K. Neumann and Sheila Simon, "Legal Writing" for 160A-08?

I ordered it last Wednesday, but the Bookstore says the order will not be ready until Aug. 26. I was hoping to borrow it for 30-45 minutes to do the readings for our first class.

Or, alternatively, has anyone been able to pick up their books early from the Bookstore?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:33 pm

franklinlincoln wrote:Does anyone have Richard K. Neumann and Sheila Simon, "Legal Writing" for 160A-08?

I ordered it last Wednesday, but the Bookstore says the order will not be ready until Aug. 26. I was hoping to borrow it for 30-45 minutes to do the readings for our first class.

Or, alternatively, has anyone been able to pick up their books early from the Bookstore?


Just PMed you re this. I have it and have done the (VERY short) reading. Let me know if you still need it.....

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby franklinlincoln » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:39 pm

beantowngunnahh wrote:
franklinlincoln wrote:Does anyone have Richard K. Neumann and Sheila Simon, "Legal Writing" for 160A-08?

I ordered it last Wednesday, but the Bookstore says the order will not be ready until Aug. 26. I was hoping to borrow it for 30-45 minutes to do the readings for our first class.

Or, alternatively, has anyone been able to pick up their books early from the Bookstore?


Just PMed you re this. I have it and have done the (VERY short) reading. Let me know if you still need it.....

I PM'ed you back. Thanks.




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