TheFutureLawyer wrote:law4vus wrote:schooner wrote:Just noticed this addition in the portal, in Orientation Overview:
Important Notice Regarding Assignment to Sections and Book Lists for First-Year Students
In order to maximize the diversity of each first-year section, and to minimize the need to reassign students to other sections, first-year section assignments are not made until the class membership has been completely finalized, just before Orientation.
Because classes are organized by section, you accordingly will receive information regarding textbooks and first assignments at or shortly before Orientation.
Textbooks will be packaged by section at the GW Bookstore; in addition, the Student Bar Association will offer used textbooks for sale during Orientation.
Super lame. They basically corner you into buying from the bookstore if you want to be able to read for the first day of class.
+1. If I can save a hundred bucks or more by getting the books through Amazon or somewhere else, I'm not going to care if I can't read for the first week (though I'd definitely make it up the next week). That's booze money, yo.
+1000000 plus if you do that Amazon Prime deal you get free 2 day shipping so you might only miss the first day or 2 of readings.