University of Oklahoma 2010!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby starrynight62 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:36 am

Take this for what it's worth, but when I visited in the spring, I sat in on one of Meazell's classes, and noticed that not a single person was using a laptop.

Where are you guys getting books? I'm guessing it's cheapest to order them online? Anyone looked at the bookstores yet?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:31 am

Texan09 wrote:Patrick, do you know which professors in our sections don't allow laptops? It still blows my mind that it's even an option to not allow students to use laptops.


I'm not sure about that particular set, but I'll ask around. I think it's in an earlier post somewhere, but half of my professors allowed laptops, half didn't. For others: Gensler, McCall and Palomar all allowed laptops. Richter, Coyne, and Wattley did not.

All professors allow laptops to be used during final exams.

starrynight62 wrote:Take this for what it's worth, but when I visited in the spring, I sat in on one of Meazell's classes, and noticed that not a single person was using a laptop.

Where are you guys getting books? I'm guessing it's cheapest to order them online? Anyone looked at the bookstores yet?

I think it's safe to assume from that experience that Meazell does not allow laptops.

Books: Ratcliff's will have all of your books, UBS (the main campus book store) will have all of your books. Between the two places, you've got a good chance of getting them all used (read: slightly discounted). My advice: if you can find them online, get them there. The only drawbacks are flaky sellers and the very very slight chance you'll get shuffled to another section and be stuck with useless textbooks.

Finally, I'm going to be out of the country the next couple weeks. I'll try to check in with TLS and answer questions if I can find an internet cafe, but if I drop off the face of the earth, that's why. Cheers!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:52 am

patrickd139 wrote:
Texan09 wrote:Patrick, do you know which professors in our sections don't allow laptops? It still blows my mind that it's even an option to not allow students to use laptops.


I'm not sure about that particular set, but I'll ask around. I think it's in an earlier post somewhere, but half of my professors allowed laptops, half didn't. For others: Gensler, McCall and Palomar all allowed laptops. Richter, Coyne, and Wattley did not.

All professors allow laptops to be used during final exams.

starrynight62 wrote:Take this for what it's worth, but when I visited in the spring, I sat in on one of Meazell's classes, and noticed that not a single person was using a laptop.

Where are you guys getting books? I'm guessing it's cheapest to order them online? Anyone looked at the bookstores yet?

I think it's safe to assume from that experience that Meazell does not allow laptops.

Books: Ratcliff's will have all of your books, UBS (the main campus book store) will have all of your books. Between the two places, you've got a good chance of getting them all used (read: slightly discounted). My advice: if you can find them online, get them there. The only drawbacks are flaky sellers and the very very slight chance you'll get shuffled to another section and be stuck with useless textbooks.

Finally, I'm going to be out of the country the next couple weeks. I'll try to check in with TLS and answer questions if I can find an internet cafe, but if I drop off the face of the earth, that's why. Cheers!

Thanks again for the info! Enjoy your trip!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby starrynight62 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Ditto. Thanks, Patrick!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby JLGal24 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:45 pm

Nevermind - got the answer. See you guys soon!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby mafrench » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:46 pm

Hey patrick what do you think about section 3's schedule?
Swank Civ Pro
Tirunelveli Contracts
Kutner Torts I
Coyne Con Law
Nicholson Legal Research

Thanks!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby JLGal24 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:35 pm

howe11 wrote:Section 1

CivPro (Capel)
Contracts (Kershen)
Legal Research (Mullins)
Torts (Kutner)
ConLaw (Robertson)


I'd like your perspective on this section!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:18 am

patrickd139 wrote:
starrynight62 wrote:I'm section 2:

CivPro (Gensler)
Contracts (Mccall)
Legal Research (Bangs)
Torts (Coats)
ConLaw (Tepker)


Maybe my favorite section.



I would agree Patrick!! That looks like an amazing one to have!
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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:21 am

mafrench wrote:Hey patrick what do you think about section 3's schedule?
Swank Civ Pro
Tirunelveli Contracts
Kutner Torts I
Coyne Con Law
Nicholson Legal Research

Thanks!


You're lucky to get Swank! He's the grandfather of Civ Pro!! LOL! Probably cause of his age. he's got great stories!!
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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:22 am

JLGal24 wrote:
howe11 wrote:Section 1

CivPro (Capel)
Contracts (Kershen)
Legal Research (Mullins)
Torts (Kutner)
ConLaw (Robertson)


I'd like your perspective on this section!



The only one I know on this list is Kershen. You will be making his sayings in to your own for the rest of your life! He will definitey keep you entertained!!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby EconProfLawyer » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:06 pm

I'm in section 1 as well. Anyone else living near downtown OKC? I realize its not really ideal location-wise for school, and I'm sure I will get sick of the 25-30 minute drive each way, but my wife is going to have to commute once a week each way to Wichita to finish out the current contract she has until November and so it was a compromise we made as her commute is already going to be terrible enough as it is. Also I think the earliest section 1 class is at 10am so at least I won't be battling the rush hour traffic. Anyways there is a facebook page for section 1 if you haven't joined it yet. If you have problems finding it let me know and I will send you a link.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:32 pm

EconProfLawyer wrote:I'm in section 1 as well. Anyone else living near downtown OKC? I realize its not really ideal location-wise for school, and I'm sure I will get sick of the 25-30 minute drive each way, but my wife is going to have to commute once a week each way to Wichita to finish out the current contract she has until November and so it was a compromise we made as her commute is already going to be terrible enough as it is. Also I think the earliest section 1 class is at 10am so at least I won't be battling the rush hour traffic. Anyways there is a facebook page for section 1 if you haven't joined it yet. If you have problems finding it let me know and I will send you a link.



Take advantage of your commute and invest in some of the lectures on CD. The Civ Pro ones are excellent! I commute an hour each direction every day, so I feel your pain.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby EconProfLawyer » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:08 pm

I am hoping to do exactly that. I figure I might as well take advantage of the 1hr a day I'm gonna spend in my car. Are there any specific version of the Civ Pro or others you would suggest?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:22 pm

EconProfLawyer wrote:I am hoping to do exactly that. I figure I might as well take advantage of the 1hr a day I'm gonna spend in my car. Are there any specific version of the Civ Pro or others you would suggest?



if you have Swank, I would highly recommend Law school Legends (Freer). It was hands-down the best thing I EVER did!! I'm not a big fan of the Sum and Substance ones but some are.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby felinanoelle » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:43 pm

EconProfLawyer wrote:I'm in section 1 as well. Anyone else living near downtown OKC? I realize its not really ideal location-wise for school, and I'm sure I will get sick of the 25-30 minute drive each way, but my wife is going to have to commute once a week each way to Wichita to finish out the current contract she has until November and so it was a compromise we made as her commute is already going to be terrible enough as it is. Also I think the earliest section 1 class is at 10am so at least I won't be battling the rush hour traffic. Anyways there is a facebook page for section 1 if you haven't joined it yet. If you have problems finding it let me know and I will send you a link.


I live in Moore and am in section 1. So if you ever want to car pool let me know. I did the summer program and another girl who lived in OKC at the time carpooled with me and it was helpful. We listened to lectures on CD there and back each day - also very helpful!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby starrynight62 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:43 pm

Has anyone heard anything about the meet-and-greet thing Thursday night? Specifically, are you bringing a spouse/significant other? Or is it just a student thing?

(I'm thinking maybe the people on Facebook have more inside information than I do, LOL.)

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 am

starrynight62 wrote:Has anyone heard anything about the meet-and-greet thing Thursday night? Specifically, are you bringing a spouse/significant other? Or is it just a student thing?

(I'm thinking maybe the people on Facebook have more inside information than I do, LOL.)

Definitely bring spouses/significant others. IIRC, there will be a keg or two and it's pretty loud and space is tight, so probably not the best environment for youngsters. Hope to see you guys there!

mafrench wrote:Hey patrick what do you think about section 3's schedule?
Swank Civ Pro
Tirunelveli Contracts
Kutner Torts I
Coyne Con Law
Nicholson Legal Research

Thanks!

The only one I know in this section is Coyne, with whom I also had Con Law. Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send you what I have from last year. It's an entertaining class, to say the least, and doable.

JLGal24 wrote:
howe11 wrote:Section 1

CivPro (Capel)
Contracts (Kershen)
Legal Research (Mullins)
Torts (Kutner)
ConLaw (Robertson)


I'd like your perspective on this section!


Prof. Capel is Kanika Capel, and she's supposed to be a boss in the Civ Pro world. That said, this is Prof. Capel's first year, so no one knows exactly what to expect, other than that she's good. The rest of the professors I'm not sure about. But again, there aren't really any 'bad' professors to have, just some are outstanding as opposed to simply very good.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby JLGal24 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:46 pm

Awesome, thanks!

I'm starting to get pretty nervous. I forgot what it's like to live in a place where I don't know anyone. Throwback to starting college again, that's for sure!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:24 am

everyone surviving? Almost one week done. Congrats!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:31 am

Why aren't you 1Ls ever at the library?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby starrynight62 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:37 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Why aren't you 1Ls ever at the library?


Uh, we clearly haven't met yet. ;)

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:29 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Why aren't you 1Ls ever at the library?


been living there bro!




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