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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Lekal » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Questions on buying textbooks- is it reasonable to start finding good deals on Amazon and BookServ now, or are the prices good enough at that GreenBook sale next week that we should hold out? And any words of wisdom on buying older editions of casebooks? Is that pretty safe, provided there haven't been obvious substantive changes in the law since the previous edition?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby ellewoods110 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:31 pm

Lekal wrote:Questions on buying textbooks- is it reasonable to start finding good deals on Amazon and BookServ now, or are the prices good enough at that GreenBook sale next week that we should hold out? And any words of wisdom on buying older editions of casebooks? Is that pretty safe, provided there haven't been obvious substantive changes in the law since the previous edition?



I wouldn't rely on the Greenbooks sale for all of your text books. I think when I went 1L year they only had a few copies of each of the case books, so only the first few got to buy them, and they were the same price or more expensive than students trying to sell them via email.

I know other people have used older editions for casebooks, but it can often just be a huge annoyance because the page numbers don't line up at all, or certain cases are missing. Of course you can always find the missing cases online, but you have to be willing to put a lot of time in up front comparing the books.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:34 pm

I bought all mine from 2Ls except one that I got on amazon and didn't spend very much.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:07 pm

I just ordered three yesterday, probably jumped the gun but oh well. Torts and Civ Pro I picked up used online after digging through a bunch of listings looking for the least highlighting. Crim is a brand new edition and the old one is like 6 years old so at least imo I figure that's too much time to have passed for the previous edition to be adequate.

Holding out for LRW and Stone, they are cheap compared to those though :P

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby anewaphorist » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:17 am

^Yeah, I think the only book for Stone's Elements class is the one he wrote--Perilous Times. $14 on Amazon.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:54 am

anewaphorist wrote:^Yeah, I think the only book for Stone's Elements class is the one he wrote--Perilous Times. $14 on Amazon.


If anyone wants to buy this hilarious book from me for like $10 let me know.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby seanPtheB » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:07 pm

Xifeng wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:^Yeah, I think the only book for Stone's Elements class is the one he wrote--Perilous Times. $14 on Amazon.


If anyone wants to buy this hilarious book from me for like $10 let me know.


I'll take it, I'll pm you.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby tamereth » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:53 pm

2014 wrote:I just ordered three yesterday, probably jumped the gun but oh well. Torts and Civ Pro I picked up used online after digging through a bunch of listings looking for the least highlighting. Crim is a brand new edition and the old one is like 6 years old so at least imo I figure that's too much time to have passed for the previous edition to be adequate.

Holding out for LRW and Stone, they are cheap compared to those though :P

Looking at used copies for crim (old edition), and just realizing that 2007 was six years ago... where did time go?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:22 pm

Roughly 25% of Stone's Elements class is in this article. Learn to think like him and you'll do well.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey- ... 84662.html

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby catholicgirl » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:14 pm

Just spoke with the bursar. No refunds until first day of classes, which is directly not what the SLA told me.

I need some people to tell me that different departments actually communicate.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:44 pm

So just realized we 2Ls have like 18 weeks of summer next year; what do people usually do between job ending and class starting?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Cheap hotel recommendations? I plan on visiting next month

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby tamereth » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:48 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Cheap hotel recommendations? I plan on visiting next month

If it's just for a day or two, try hotel tonight. They do daily hotel deals.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:34 pm

tamereth wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Cheap hotel recommendations? I plan on visiting next month

If it's just for a day or two, try hotel tonight. They do daily hotel deals.


Priceline / hotwire. You can usually get hotels around the airports for around $50 a night.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:43 pm

Is staying at the airport inconvenient for getting to the campus area? Are there any cheap hotels near campus?

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Postby badaboom61 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:45 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Is staying at the airport inconvenient for getting to the campus area? Are there any cheap hotels near campus?


Not very convenient, no, but it's cheap. South loop is your best bet for convenience, but hotels there are pricey.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:42 pm

badaboom61 wrote:So just realized we 2Ls have like 18 weeks of summer next year; what do people usually do between job ending and class starting?


Burn firm money on awesome baller vacations.

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Postby 2014 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:54 am

There's a shitty hotel that I can see from my window in Regents (Ramada Inn I think?) that I imagine is cheap and close. Best bet is probably hotwire in the South Loop though and then take a bus down here.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Mad Hatter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:42 pm

How annoying will the LSA elections be? Are they allowed to campaign on lawannounce?

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Postby ellewoods110 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:41 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:How annoying will the LSA elections be? Are they allowed to campaign on lawannounce?


Don't give them ideas.

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Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:58 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:How annoying will the LSA elections be? Are they allowed to campaign on lawannounce?

Not annoying at all. Nobody gets worked up about 1L LSA elections, so you'll probably just see some stuff on facebook.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:23 pm

Looking at flights home over Christmas since flights are cheap atm.
Do most people clear out as soon as break starts and come back right before classes or do people tend to hang around either at the start or end of winter break?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:13 pm

2014 wrote:Looking at flights home over Christmas since flights are cheap atm.
Do most people clear out as soon as break starts and come back right before classes or do people tend to hang around either at the start or end of winter break?

Most people clear out asap (some 2Ls and 3Ls will probably start an early Christmas break)

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby cranberry » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:06 pm

As a 3L, an I allowed to ask a question? :D Any UChi tax folks have thoughts on a non-math person taking intro to income tax and taxation of corporations at the same time? I liked business associations a lot, fwiw. Just feel like I should get some tax classes in before I graduate, and if I don't take both next quarter I can't take the tax class offered in spring.

Thanks!

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:11 pm

cranberry wrote:As a 3L, an I allowed to ask a question? :D Any UChi tax folks have thoughts on a non-math person taking intro to income tax and taxation of corporations at the same time? I liked business associations a lot, fwiw. Just feel like I should get some tax classes in before I graduate, and if I don't take both next quarter I can't take the tax class offered in spring.

Thanks!


What do you mean by "non-math"? Do you mean you just didn't major in math/engineering, or do you mean you got a C- in high school algebra and never looked back?

I can't speak to tax, but I've taken classes that are more "mathy" than tax. If you don't have a clue how to do algebra and use a spreadsheet, I can see them being difficult, but my highest math was AP calculus and I find the math quite doable.




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