Just a few Q's:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:1) When and how do we get our schedules and section assignment?
About a week before orientation IIRC.
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:3) Does anyone here have experience with digitizing your legal casebooks? From what I've heard publishers in the legal education market are very behind on offering ebooks, and I'd vastly prefer electronic copies to hauling around hardcopies. I've read about people having the bindings cut off their books and mass-scanning the pages either themselves or via Kinkos to make their own ebooks. Anyone done this?
A lot of people do cut their books at Kinko's or wherever to make them smaller and easier to carry, but I haven't heard of anyone digitizing them. Last semester my con law textbook actually came with a digital edition, but I never used it because I preferred to have the paper version.
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:4) What's the outside-of-school socialization like for 1L's? Mostly based around Bar Review nights and in D'ag and Mercer? What about for people living outside of student housing?
It's just like starting a new job or (for you kids) attending a new school. Everyone gets to know most everyone within their section pretty quickly; people make friends and hang out. Most people are moving from out of town, and very few know each other coming in. Sections grow close because they see so much of each other and are all going through the same experience.
A lot of people do go to Bar Review, especially early on, but I would say more people don't, at least regularly. Many people live in the dorms, so it's often more convenient for them to socialize with each other, but off-campus kids can and do get in on that too if they want.
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:5) What are you favorite bars or spots around campus to chill at for social purposes and why?
Wherever your friends like to go. There are literally dozens of bars/restaurants/hangout spots within two blocks of campus, and all of them have different vibes.