neyaae wrote:I just bought a Toshiba Satellite less than two years ago, but am thinking about taking out the extra loans to buy a MacBook Pro...not sure if it is worth it or not, any thoughts?
I definitely noticed that a vast majority of people in my section used Macs. Ultimately, I don't think it really matters. Its not like having a certain computer is gonna give you a better shot at geting an A or something like that.
I think that if you're thinking about getting a new computer - get a new computer. I got a new one before starting school, and I'm happy I did.
The one thing I will say is that I have heard some people complain about setting up their non-mac computer (connecting it to the network in the beginning of the year), but whatever difficulty they did have took like 30 minutes to get resolved.
I think that its a personal decision - one thats not gonna really help/hurt what counts - so if you're OK spending the extra cash or taking out a larger loan to make the purchase...I'd do it. You only start law school once (I'm hoping)....so buy yourself a present - why not.
Renne Walker wrote:
MiracleMile777 wrote:. . . NYU has countless mixers with these firms that take place throughout the year, and I've had some friends that have secured 1L summer biglaw jobs simply by hitting these up.....
The mixers certainly sound interesting.
Are they organized by the school or by the firm, or firms? Just NYU at the mixers, or are other schools also in attendance? I’ll stop asking questions and let you elaborate! Thanks.
The firms organize the mixers in terms of the location, picking the menu, getting the drinks, and sending us e-mails, etc etc. All that NYU does is basically have us RSVP for the mixer on simplicity.
To give some more info on the mixers - they usually take place at a bar, or sometimes even at the firm - and its just filled with appetizers and alcohol. Its a good time, but the novely goes away pretty quickly - so after a couple, you'll probably stop going to them. After the initial excitement is gone, I'd just hit up the firms that look really good to you. In the beginning of the semester, I was going to every single mixer like it was going out of style (they take place in bunches). But after the first couple of weeks, I only went to one mixer for the rest of the year.
From what I've experienced, the firms generally devote a night only to NYU students. There are some firms that make it a city wide affair, but that's not the norm. Its definitely harder to talk to people at those events cause there just ends up being like 100-200 1Ls in the room (when it was just NYU - I dont think that more than 100 ever went to the events).
So I'd definitely advise you to go to these events, but don't be surprised if they lose their appeal about a month into second semester