Necessities for Law School

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby ccs224 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:46 pm

As a socially active homosexual, I must say that this thread is perhaps the gayest conversation I've seen in a long time. In a creepy, Patrick Bateman way.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby sperry » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:42 pm

jlnoa0915 wrote:
livitup11 wrote:At the risk of taking this thread in yet another off-topic direction, a lot of you have been listing food/alcohol as necessities. How important does, say, a gym membership, treadmill, etc. become? Or are we all destined to need spanx to fit in our suits from 1L?


I was under the impression that enrolling in the law school gave you access to the university's gym in most cases.





Not at Penn. You just have to accept it as a consequence of our bargain basement tuition costs :roll:

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Georgiana » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:21 am

sperry wrote:
jlnoa0915 wrote:
livitup11 wrote:At the risk of taking this thread in yet another off-topic direction, a lot of you have been listing food/alcohol as necessities. How important does, say, a gym membership, treadmill, etc. become? Or are we all destined to need spanx to fit in our suits from 1L?


I was under the impression that enrolling in the law school gave you access to the university's gym in most cases.





Not at Penn. You just have to accept it as a consequence of our bargain basement tuition costs :roll:

To be fair, its not super expensive to join the gym at Penn, its cheaper than most of the other gyms (though I joined a different one for convenience purposes).

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby MoS » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:28 am

Keeping this for later

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:38 am

MoS wrote:Keeping this for later

See, SBL. Your regulatory regime isn't nimble enough to get in front of the "tagging" problem.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby rayiner » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 am

amyLAchemist wrote:
PitchO20 wrote:Anyone else want to touch on the subject of backpacks/carrying bags? I plan to carry my laptop with me to every class and was thinking of just bringing it in a backpack. Any suggestions?

Re: gym. At Berkeley, it is $10 per semester (and $10 for the summer if you are going to be in the bay area). $30 isn't bad, and the gym at Berkeley isn't as bad as people make it seem. Minimal, yet functional - I frequent the Berkeley gym. :)


Much to the delight of the Berkeley men I'm sure. ;)

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:06 pm

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Pretty much a standard at all serious law firms... says: I mean business in a colorful and vibrant sort of way. Face it, its intimidating when a student walks in with a book cover to cover with post it flags...

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:09 pm

tiesto82 wrote:
betasteve wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Georgiana wrote:
thorntll wrote:
Whoa whoa WHOA... How did I not know this about black suits?! I am a pretty fashion-conscious woman. I mean, really, fashion is a bit of a passion of mine. The fact that everyone on this board had such a consensus about black suits is freaking me out. Black is white, up is down!

Seriously though, I did NOT know this. My only suit is black. I chose it because black is so much easier to match with shirts than charcoal, and especially more than navy. God I feel like a loser now.

Does this anti-black sentiment apply equally to women's suits?

Different rule for women.

Yeah, doesn't apply to women, and I call BS on the 'no black for business' rule for men, too. No black suits with white shirts and plain ties is a good rule, but I can make a black suit look plenty good and not at all like a tuxedo with the right shirt and tie.

No black for business IS a rule in legal or other conservative professions. DOesn't matter how well you can wear it.



Funny. I wore a black suit to every one of the my callbacks and I have a V20 SA gig and am not at a T14. So I call bullshit as well

I went to a speech for a famous Image Consultant and you do not want to wear black. Wearing black gives off a sense of power, and the interviewer should have that power not you. Navy Blue is recommended as a good choice for interviews. If I ever clean out my spare room and find my old padfolio I will post my notes here.
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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:09 pm

roadkilllaw wrote:
gochrisgo wrote:
PitchO20 wrote:Anyone else want to touch on the subject of backpacks/carrying bags? I plan to carry my laptop with me to every class and was thinking of just bringing it in a backpack. Any suggestions?


Just don't try to get through airport security with a laptop in a backpack. They'll make you check it... no kidding. Backpacks are no longer considered carryon material, at least in SFO/SJC/LAX.


Really?? Wow. How is a backpack more unsafe than a normal bag?

If you carry on your backpack with a laptop in it, the laptop has to have it's own separate section, and there can be nothing in there with it (including cords, fans, etc). I had my laptop sleeve in my backpack and took it out and they still made me take my laptop out because the cords were in with it.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby TigerBeer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:40 pm

Any recommendations on a backpack or messenger bag? I'm looking at timbuk2 and chrome, anything else worth checking out?

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:34 am

vamedic03 wrote:not to open up a can of worms here, but don't get a black suit - if you have only 1 suit - make it charcoal or navy . . . if you have 2 suits, make it charcoal and navy . . . after you have a charcoal and a navy, you can branch out into other colors, but the standard business suit is either charcoal or navy


ahhh, I think you can consider that can of worms open...

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby sanpiero » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:40 am

If we're still talking LS necessities...

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:57 am

Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby macattaq » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:52 am

sanpiero wrote:If we're still talking LS necessities...

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FTFY.

Yes, you need all three. No, you can not get anything better BECAUSE YOU ARE ON STUDENT LOANS!

*Edit: And AC Milan goes out to United at Old Trafford. Final: 3-1, Rooney, Valencia, and Giggs each score once.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby mac.empress » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:25 pm

macattaq wrote:
sanpiero wrote:If we're still talking LS necessities...

*Edit: And AC Milan goes out to United at Old Trafford. Final: 3-1, Rooney, Valencia, and Giggs each score once.


*ManU fan screams* And all is as it should be.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby VincentChase » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:37 pm

The black suit rule isn't something some picky asshole is making up or exaggerating. It's a pretty well-known men's style standard. Black is hyper-formal - funerals, black tie events, and that's about it.

Flip through GQ or Esquire some time. You will never, ever, ever see a black suit modeled in those magazines.

I know it might seem arbitrary, but it's nothing to really get pissed off or indignant about. Just how it is.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby T14_Scholly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Navy suits are for people who are boring and want to fit in, black suits are for people who want to look sharp. Trust me. I read GQ.

I direct to your attention to this article, from a highly regarded authority on men's suits.

http://www.theguidetomenssuits.com/black-suit.html

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Philo38 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:30 pm

gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby gymboree » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:07 am

Philo38 wrote:
gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.


Me, too - listen in the car during a commute? in the library? any current LS have some insight here?

Also, considering some serious fabulous noise cancelling headphones... http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/sho ... /index.jsp

and I fully realize I'm posting this late on a friday night. this is not an admission of being completely lame , just have the flu and feeling old.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Philo38 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:09 am

gymboree wrote:
Philo38 wrote:
gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.


Me, too - listen in the car during a commute? in the library? any current LS have some insight here?


Also, considering some serious fabulous noise cancelling headphones... http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/sho ... /index.jsp

and I fully realize I'm posting this late on a friday night. this is not an admission of being completely lame , just have the flu and feeling old.


I'm actually just completely lame.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Mattalones » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:23 am

eth3n wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Aids-The-Easi-Reader-Bookstand/dp/B00014VVWG

worth every penny

I there a way to have these things and not have to be blocked by the props when turning the page. I love/hate them because of that! Maybe one that has an angle to that the pages don't accidentally rip.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby koehn2 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:23 pm

Philo38 wrote:
gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.


I am curious as well. Do the professors allow you to record their lectures?

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Mattalones » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:21 pm

koehn2 wrote:
Philo38 wrote:
gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.


I am curious as well. Do the professors allow you to record their lectures?

I noticed that too. I think there are several professors who already record their lectures and post them anyway. It would be nice if the mic were wireless so that you could have it there ... I wonder how rules are with assigned seats and requesting to sit in the front. I space out if I get too far back :-P

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby macattaq » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:34 pm

koehn2 wrote:
Philo38 wrote:
gymboree wrote:Seemingly comprehensive list for 1L supplies here:

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Have-Supplie ... pli_alt_13

edit: oooh, another good one -
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Gear-fo ... pli_alt_29


Okay so: both of these lists suggest a recording device to record lectures. Do ya'll actually do this? If so, how do you use the recordings in your studying?

Really curious about this.


I am curious as well. Do the professors allow you to record their lectures?


You have to get permission to do it; many of them won't allow it. Either way, the question you have to ask yourself is whether you will have time to listen to the recording. I know of one person who does this, and frankly, I know I don't have the time to listen to a recording.

If you decide you want to do this, it can be cheaper. If you have a built in mic on your computer, just use the notebook function in Word. It allows you to record audio. The quality won't be great, so you'll need to sit near the front.




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