UNClaw2015 wrote:Also what classes does everyone take their 1 l year, when should we get our schedule and how will we know what books we need and where do you suggest we purchase them from?
1L classes include:
RRWA (Reading, Writing and Advocacy)
Each substantive class is 4 credits and RRWA is 3 credits (graded). You'll have 3 substantive classes + RRWA each semester. I seem to remember getting our schedules something like a month or so before 1L started. Once you get your schedule, you can go onto MyCarolinaLaw (our portal) under the Academics tab and there is a doc you can download with courses and first assignments if your professor elects to assign something (about a 50:50 split on first assignments versus nothing). I recommend buying your books from Amazon or some other online source and to avoid the campus bookstore like the plague. They have undergrads staffing order fulfillment and let's just say the process is somewhat broken. When they screw up your order at the campus bookstore (which is inevitable), you have to physically go to the bookstore to sort it out and wait in a ridiculous line for one of two or three (also inept) undergrads to help you. A HORRIBLE experience and one I would recommend avoiding. That said, if you want to buy used books, you may be unable to avoid the bookstore since you'll probably want to look through the books to select the ones you want.