GULC c/o 2013

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 am

nax425 wrote:Section 4. Not terribly excited about the professors based on what i've heard...What exactly are we expected to know on our first day other than the reading?


Reading?? Where was this reading listed at? "I haven't printed out and read everything yet"

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:34 am

When or where do we find out about textbooks and all that jazz?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nax425 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:14 am

Unitas wrote:
nax425 wrote:Section 4. Not terribly excited about the professors based on what i've heard...What exactly are we expected to know on our first day other than the reading?


Reading?? Where was this reading listed at? "I haven't printed out and read everything yet"


Oh - I have no idea...I just assumed if Abernathy grills us on first day, there must be something we'd have to prepare in order for him to expect anything. I don't want to be like Legally Blonde and get kicked out of the room, but at the same time, I could care less what anyone thinks about me if I'm in the hotseat. We'll all be going through the same thing...

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:25 am

You won't find out about textbooks until Orientation week when you get your schedules, and they generally figure it'll take you up to a week to get your books, so each professor prepares a first week reading packet, which you can generally download from the class website (either on Courseware or TWEN, you'll get instructions on the syllabus you get the first day of class). The VERY first day or so of reading assignments will be made available here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/assignments/

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nax425 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:44 am

gilchristh wrote:You won't find out about textbooks until Orientation week when you get your schedules, and they generally figure it'll take you up to a week to get your books, so each professor prepares a first week reading packet, which you can generally download from the class website (either on Courseware or TWEN, you'll get instructions on the syllabus you get the first day of class). The VERY first day or so of reading assignments will be made available here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/assignments/


Fabulous, thank you!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:53 am

This may be a silly question, but what is the best method to lug around these law school text books? I have heard horror stories on the size of law school text books, and just wondering what's feasible!

Edit: Is it normal to have a backpack?
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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:02 pm

P.S.--You'll have "Coursepacks" for some of your classes (for §3, pretty much all of them) to go along with your textbooks (or, on occasion, in place of textbooks). You'll receive instructions on how to download them. If you only use the downloaded version, it's free... but if you want a printed version, you can order them online or through the bookstore and have 'em shipped to you. I highly recommend ordering a print copy. As much as I love saving trees, it's just really inconvenient, and printing on your own will burn up many a print cartridge. It's cheaper to order the printed version--plus it comes bound, which is easier than having nine million single-sided pages to holepunch and stuff in a giant binder.

And the same goes for cases. When you're doing research for LRW, many of you--like me--might want to avoid printing the cases (especially those of you who live off-campus and like to study/work at home rather than in a library). There's a reason Lexis and Westlaw printers are free: 'cause you really need the cases in print so you can mark 'em up and organize them in a way that makes both your research and your writing easier. You can even print to the free Lexis and Westlas printers from home (wherever home is), then simply drop by the library to pick up your printouts. If you do so, make sure to make a note of which cases you print, 'cause sometimes a case or two may get mixed in with someone else's printing, and due to the insanely tangential nature of legal research (you link from one case to a second case then to a third case from there, etc.), it's easy to find a hidden gem once, almost on accident, that you could have a very tough time finding again without the case name/citation.

Just my 2¢ :)

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:10 pm

starrydecisus wrote:This may be a silly question, but what is the best method to lug around these law school text books? I have heard horror stories on the size of law school text books, and just wondering what's feasible!

Backpacks or tote bags, basically. Friends who lived in Gewirz would basically only bring the books they needed from their rooms (there's a ten minute break between classes, so you could run back to your room if ya want, 'though most of 'em would bring any consecutive classes' books with them to their first classes of the day). I usually drove to campus (but I was one of very few who did that) so I never used my locker. I brought all my books for the day in my car, and threw any consecutive classes worth of books into my tote bag, switching out as needed. Other off-campus folks would just suffer through the metro ride with a monster tote bag or giant backpack to and from campus, then toss anything they could into their lockers.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:21 pm

new email! makes me happy. Welcome from the Dean of Students!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nax425 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:26 pm

gilchristh wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:This may be a silly question, but what is the best method to lug around these law school text books? I have heard horror stories on the size of law school text books, and just wondering what's feasible!

Backpacks or tote bags, basically. Friends who lived in Gewirz would basically only bring the books they needed from their rooms (there's a ten minute break between classes, so you could run back to your room if ya want, 'though most of 'em would bring any consecutive classes' books with them to their first classes of the day). I usually drove to campus (but I was one of very few who did that) so I never used my locker. I brought all my books for the day in my car, and threw any consecutive classes worth of books into my tote bag, switching out as needed. Other off-campus folks would just suffer through the metro ride with a monster tote bag or giant backpack to and from campus, then toss anything they could into their lockers.


I'll be toting from Dupont Circle Metro if it makes anyone else feel better...

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby xcountryjunkie » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:23 pm

Section 2! Took a while but I finally got it.

Edit: Nevermind..
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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Topher » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:42 pm

volsi wrote:I really appreciate all the thanks for the spreadsheet. :D You guys make a girl feel loved.
I've updated it once again. Section 7 has been added. It should be pretty current until Saturday - very little computer time planned for the holiday weekend.

gilchristh - thanks for all the great info. You rock.


I didn't say it yet (because I meant to when I wasn't logged in and then the internet explorer crashed - oh Microsoft), but thank you for putting together that spreadsheet. It is rather cool.


The past couple days (which included my 21st on the 30th) have been amazing up here in New York, am I right, New Yorkers?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:47 pm

I'm thinking of getting a nice messenger bag and taking full advantage of my locker. If these studios work out, I'll be coming from L'Enfant Plaza, which isn't too bad. I tend to destroy tote bags.

I'm also thinking of getting a Neo Alphasmart for class, so I can't get distracted by facebook or solitaire or anything like that.

Topher - you're welcome! And the last few days have been gorgeous. I just got home from the beach.

I'm afraid I'm going to be known as the spreadsheet girl, though.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:20 pm

volsi wrote:I'm thinking of getting a nice messenger bag and taking full advantage of my locker. If these studios work out, I'll be coming from L'Enfant Plaza, which isn't too bad. I tend to destroy tote bags.

I'm also thinking of getting a Neo Alphasmart for class, so I can't get distracted by facebook or solitaire or anything like that.

Topher - you're welcome! And the last few days have been gorgeous. I just got home from the beach.

I'm afraid I'm going to be known as the spreadsheet girl, though.


No, you lost that chance when you mentioned you want a Neo Alphasmart (I googled it). :)

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I should ask, are they common? If I used this I would just resort to using my phone for everything else.
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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Cube » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:25 pm

Did Starrydecisus put up those pics from her GULC visit yet?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby WhyBother? » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:38 pm

Could someone please post the section 1 schedule? I just got my section assignment, but its not on MyAccess or the admitted students page, and I'm on my phone, so its tough to search the forums. I'm really excited to see my schedule, and I'd be even more excited for the fall if a future section- mate could help me out.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby apples » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:47 pm

So I have a question about tuition/financial aid. Tuition is due July 26. I am new to the whole financial aid thing. Do our federal loans get disbursed before July 26? Do I need to do anything.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:20 pm

Cube wrote:Did Starrydecisus put up those pics from her GULC visit yet?


I'll post the link in about a half hour :)

Sorry, the past few days have been crazy with work, etc. But they're getting put up, I swear!!!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:21 pm

Unitas wrote:
volsi wrote:I'm thinking of getting a nice messenger bag and taking full advantage of my locker. If these studios work out, I'll be coming from L'Enfant Plaza, which isn't too bad. I tend to destroy tote bags.

I'm also thinking of getting a Neo Alphasmart for class, so I can't get distracted by facebook or solitaire or anything like that.

Topher - you're welcome! And the last few days have been gorgeous. I just got home from the beach.

I'm afraid I'm going to be known as the spreadsheet girl, though.


No, you lost that chance when you mentioned you want a Neo Alphasmart (I googled it). :)

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I should ask, are they common? If I used this I would just resort to using my phone for everything else.


This made me lol. That picture is so hilarious!!!!!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:30 pm

WhyBother? wrote:Could someone please post the section 1 schedule? I just got my section assignment, but its not on MyAccess or the admitted students page, and I'm on my phone, so its tough to search the forums. I'm really excited to see my schedule, and I'd be even more excited for the fall if a future section- mate could help me out.

Thanks in advance! :)


Sent you a PM, but it probably won't be that helpful. It didn't look right, but I don't want to spend 40 minutes redoing it.


starrydecisus wrote:This made me lol. That picture is so hilarious!!!!!


So did I, I just hope Volsi sees the humor in it.

I don't know how you plan on doing pictures, but facebook may not be your best bet. I wouldn't put my facebook link on TLS if I were you. If you wanted to PM it to members you know that'd make some sense (then again I don't think I've seen you post out of this thread ever). Maybe use a photo sharing site?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Torvon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:52 pm

apples wrote:So I have a question about tuition/financial aid. Tuition is due July 26. I am new to the whole financial aid thing. Do our federal loans get disbursed before July 26? Do I need to do anything.


No they won't get disbursed that early. Federal law prohibits them from being disbursed any earlier than 10 days before the start of class. They will however take into account the fact that you will be getting those loans. In other words you don't have to come up with 20k of your own money while you wait for loans to disburse.

I don't know how you plan on doing pictures, but facebook may not be your best bet. I wouldn't put my facebook link on TLS if I were you. If you wanted to PM it to members you know that'd make some sense (then again I don't think I've seen you post out of this thread ever). Maybe use a photo sharing site?

Photobucket ftw?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:56 pm

Torvon wrote:
I don't know how you plan on doing pictures, but facebook may not be your best bet. I wouldn't put my facebook link on TLS if I were you. If you wanted to PM it to members you know that'd make some sense (then again I don't think I've seen you post out of this thread ever). Maybe use a photo sharing site?

Photobucket ftw?


I was gonna suggest making a facebook page for gewirz, is that allowed??

But photobucket works too.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Torvon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:01 pm

Unitas wrote:
Torvon wrote:
I don't know how you plan on doing pictures, but facebook may not be your best bet. I wouldn't put my facebook link on TLS if I were you. If you wanted to PM it to members you know that'd make some sense (then again I don't think I've seen you post out of this thread ever). Maybe use a photo sharing site?

Photobucket ftw?


I was gonna suggest making a facebook page for gewirz, is that allowed??

But photobucket works too.


Well, if she is worried about people finding out her Facebook url then she shouldn't make a page, cause it will have a link to her profile.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:04 pm

Torvon wrote:
Unitas wrote:
Torvon wrote:
I don't know how you plan on doing pictures, but facebook may not be your best bet. I wouldn't put my facebook link on TLS if I were you. If you wanted to PM it to members you know that'd make some sense (then again I don't think I've seen you post out of this thread ever). Maybe use a photo sharing site?

Photobucket ftw?


I was gonna suggest making a facebook page for gewirz, is that allowed??

But photobucket works too.


Well, if she is worried about people finding out her Facebook url then she shouldn't make a page, cause it will have a link to her profile.


I meant make a facebook profile for Gewirz. Would that link to her profile?

"I don't know much about facebook. I don't really socialize on it. I play some of the games and that is it."

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:26 pm

Unitas wrote:
volsi wrote:I'm thinking of getting a nice messenger bag and taking full advantage of my locker. If these studios work out, I'll be coming from L'Enfant Plaza, which isn't too bad. I tend to destroy tote bags.

I'm also thinking of getting a Neo Alphasmart for class, so I can't get distracted by facebook or solitaire or anything like that.

Topher - you're welcome! And the last few days have been gorgeous. I just got home from the beach.

I'm afraid I'm going to be known as the spreadsheet girl, though.


No, you lost that chance when you mentioned you want a Neo Alphasmart (I googled it). :)

Image

I should ask, are they common? If I used this I would just resort to using my phone for everything else.


Hahah, I love it! Thankfully, I own neither Birkenstocks nor anoraks and can escape being that girl. I hope. They do last for 700 hours on 3 AA batteries, which is pretty cool.

My problem with the alphasmart is I have three computers already - my desktop that I've had, the Macbook Pro I got because the school requires a laptop, a netbook I used for writing (it isn't good for anything else). All of these go online, however, and though I am not lugging my iMac to class, I'm worried that provided a source of distraction, I'd pay less attention than I want.
With an Alphasmart, I can type notes or I can sit there. So I may as well type notes. I may have to compensate for how dorky it looks by dressing up.




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