Georgia Class of 2015

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby ahenson7 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:02 am

So... books.

When is too late to buy textbooks? I feel like I'm already behind.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby eandy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:03 am

ahenson7 wrote:So... books.

When is too late to buy textbooks? I feel like I'm already behind.

If you wait, you can get a good deal by buying them from 2Ls.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:18 pm

ahenson7 wrote:So... books.

When is too late to buy textbooks? I feel like I'm already behind.


Wait, how could you be behind? Do you have a booklist?

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby ahenson7 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:18 pm

gregfootball2001 wrote:
ahenson7 wrote:So... books.

When is too late to buy textbooks? I feel like I'm already behind.


Wait, how could you be behind? Do you have a booklist?


There's a booklist here: http://www.law.uga.edu/fall-2012-book-list
But as I don't know which section we're in, it is not very helpful. I'm assuming we'll find all that out at orientation... just wanted to make sure I wasn't totally missing something.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby dawg12 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:03 pm

if you check oasis you can see your class schedule. just fyi

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:35 pm

dawg12 wrote:if you check oasis you can see your class schedule. just fyi


Oh nice! Section X here. Anyone else?

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby ahenson7 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:27 am

dawg12 wrote:if you check oasis you can see your class schedule. just fyi


Thanks!

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:01 pm

Two no computer in class, closed book exam classes so far. Joy. :(

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby ahenson7 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:46 pm

gregfootball2001 wrote:
dawg12 wrote:if you check oasis you can see your class schedule. just fyi


Oh nice! Section X here. Anyone else?


X here, as well.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby eandy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:35 pm

Anyone who is in Section Z and has Professor Wells--he doesn't allow laptops. He never tells people ahead of time, which is why I am telling you now. Do NOT take notes for the first day on your laptop unless you are going to print it out before you go. He calls on one person for the entire 50 minute class so come very prepared.

ETA: I've had professors in all of the sections, so if anyone has any questions feel free to PM me.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby ru1ess » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:18 am

enjoy Athens y'all.. and for the beer lovers (terrapin and trapeze) are the goto's. Trap has jazz on friday's.. super cool super classy.. GO DAWGS!

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:21 pm

So did you guys any experience renting books 1L? I kinda like writing in my books, but man some of them are expensive.

Also, do you use the same books for the whole year? Or do you use different books second semester?

Thanks!

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby eandy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:11 pm

gregfootball2001 wrote:So did you guys any experience renting books 1L? I kinda like writing in my books, but man some of them are expensive.

Also, do you use the same books for the whole year? Or do you use different books second semester?

Thanks!

I highlighted all over and spilled vodka on one of my rented books. They still took it back. It might depend on the rental company, though. The one the official bookstore and the baxter street bookstore uses lets you markup for sure.

For the year long classes, you'll use the same books.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby dawg12 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:51 pm

Is there an optimal way to get the Black's Law Dictionary?

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby eandy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:10 pm

dawg12 wrote:Is there an optimal way to get the Black's Law Dictionary?

Absolutely do not buy one. There is one on every table in the library, and most terms can also be looked up on the internet. After a month or so, you'll almost never need to look something up.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby BKCentral » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:23 pm

Quick question for current law students. I've had my current macbook for 5 years now and am in the market for a new one (preferably to get one before classes start next week). I don't really think I'm looking to buy one of the new Pros with the whole Retina display, but is there any advice between a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air for a law student? $$ isn't too much of an issue, although it'd be nice to just have one of the cheaper 13 inch Airs if possible. Just from a perspective of any current UGA law students, are people fine with just having an Air or does the more power of a Pro seem necessary?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby eandy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:40 pm

All you need to be able to do is use Microsoft Word (automatic table of authorities is so clutch) and use basic internet.
The concern I'd have about getting a new Mac is that don't they have a new OS? We use electronic bluebook software for exams so you'll want to make sure that will work.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby the11111111 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Ill be selling my books with supplements... Let me know if you have section x... For those worried about books It'll be much cheaper buying from students/eBay/amazon etc...

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:37 pm

FYI section X'ers, the civ pro supplement is in the bookstore now. The fifth edition of that legal writing book is not, however.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby BKCentral » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:34 pm

Anyone else surprised to hear that the law class size for this year went down to 189? I believe in past years it was around 225 or so.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby mxmatt137 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:41 pm

BKCentral wrote:Anyone else surprised to hear that the law class size for this year went down to 189? I believe in past years it was around 225 or so.


Trying to get that "selectivity" bump in the rankings?

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby epistemizer » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:55 pm

mxmatt137 wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Anyone else surprised to hear that the law class size for this year went down to 189? I believe in past years it was around 225 or so.


Trying to get that "selectivity" bump in the rankings?


I had the same thought when he said that today. Maybe it's like reality TV and there's a "twist": they're going to unleash 50 new fresh students into the class in October.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby mxmatt137 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:07 pm

epistemizer wrote:
mxmatt137 wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Anyone else surprised to hear that the law class size for this year went down to 189? I believe in past years it was around 225 or so.


Trying to get that "selectivity" bump in the rankings?


I had the same thought when he said that today. Maybe it's like reality TV and there's a "twist": they're going to unleash 50 new fresh students into the class in October.


That would be extremely entertaining from the outside looking in.

To be fair the number might also be lower because of people like me. I was set on GA until a few weeks ago when I got off another waitlist.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:43 pm

UGA did the wait list game as well, though- I was sitting next to a guy who had gotten a call yesterday.

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Re: Georgia Class of 2015

Postby Skyblaze » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:17 pm

I'm a 2L at a different school and I am in a rather specified class with a new Professor who has no prior exams. He is using a casebook and two out of the three authors of that casebook teach at Georgia and both teach the same course I am taking. I can see they both have posted a number of previous exams, but the library website is password protected for only Georgia students. Anyone willing to access them for me out of TLS cameraderie? I would offer up buying you a beer but I'm on the West Coast. If you're a 1L looking to do well I can offer some time on the phone answering your questions. I was Top 5% at a T30 and transferred. PM me.




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