2L and Back Again

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

What are you doing this summer?

Big Firm
48
32%
Med/Small Firm
14
9%
Government
33
22%
Judicial
20
13%
Non-Profit
21
14%
Other
11
7%
Couch Surfing
5
3%
 
Total votes: 152

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby ugg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:46 am

Jesus.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby pittsburghpirates » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:23 am

Yeah seriously this is depressing...

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby evanesco » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:31 am

My book total came out to approximately $250 — rented most from chegg, bought a few used from Amazon, and had to buy 1 from the school bookstore.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby archipm » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:47 am

evanesco wrote:My book total came out to approximately $250 — rented most from chegg, bought a few used from Amazon, and had to buy 1 from the school bookstore.


giving me hope!!!
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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:51 am

still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Wipfelder » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:00 am

davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby ugg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:23 am

Uhhh yeah who the fuck is buying not used books and why???

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:32 am

Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

yes but four hours of biglaw pay 3 years from now isnt going to buy me dinner right now

also not rly convinced that having clean books will impact my gpa

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Wipfelder » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:39 am

davey jones wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

yes but four hours of biglaw pay 3 years from now isnt going to buy me dinner right now

also not rly convinced that having clean books will impact my gpa


Then you should save the 300.00. 300.00 is worth less than .01 GPA, but more than .00 GPA (In my opinion). You should not spend 300.00 to mitigate no risk or gain no reward.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby ugg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:54 am

davey jones wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

yes but four hours of biglaw pay 3 years from now isnt going to buy me dinner right now

also not rly convinced that having clean books will impact my gpa

yeah unless they've made the writing like illegible I don't see how it would

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:01 am

Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

yes but four hours of biglaw pay 3 years from now isnt going to buy me dinner right now

also not rly convinced that having clean books will impact my gpa


Then you should save the 300.00. 300.00 is worth less than .01 GPA, but more than .00 GPA (In my opinion). You should not spend 300.00 to mitigate no risk or gain no reward.

what monetary value would you give .01 gpa points, ballpark

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby The Abyss » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:08 am

ugg wrote:Uhhh yeah who the fuck is buying not used books and why???


I definitely wouldn't have bought new books at their list price. All my books ended up being new, but I bought "used - like new". My contracts book ended up being $13 including shipping buying this way.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Wipfelder » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:10 am

davey jones wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:
davey jones wrote:still trying to decide whether or not id rather have clean books or 300 more dollars


300 probably isn't worth one-one hundredth of a GPA point.............and equals about four hours worth of take home pay in a typical BigLaw job.

yes but four hours of biglaw pay 3 years from now isnt going to buy me dinner right now

also not rly convinced that having clean books will impact my gpa


Then you should save the 300.00. 300.00 is worth less than .01 GPA, but more than .00 GPA (In my opinion). You should not spend 300.00 to mitigate no risk or gain no reward.

what monetary value would you give .01 gpa points, ballpark


Maybe 5,000.00 if a student was already above median at a law school that has their median above 3.2.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby LandMermaid » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:18 am

Nachoo2019 wrote:
Smallville wrote:any1 else buy/rent/price out their books yet? I just finished ordering most but gunna need to get 2 more when I get to school... looking like its gunna be around $640-660

*this is a post to make us hate schools and the dumb textbook industry



I went all used exept one book and it still ran me $725. I hope this isn't like this every semester.

We had one book bundle that isn't even published yet and you HAVE to order from the school bookstore. It was almost $300


Mine with almost all used/renting was just barely south of $600, with no supplements or anything yet. TWO of my professors required completely new casebooks with no previous edition, so those on their own ran up almost $400. V disappointed and also hoping this is a one-time phenomenon.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby ugg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:23 am

:(

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby thetravelinglawyer » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:24 pm

My textbook bill is up to $1200 (renting used) and I still have a few more on backorder. HTF did you all end up with sub-$600?? jelly

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Postby Wipfelder » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:39 pm

thetravelinglawyer wrote:My textbook bill is up to $1200 (renting used) and I still have a few more on backorder. HTF did you all end up with sub-$600?? jelly


Ouchies. I've heard of people spending over 2k for a semester.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Nolachicken » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:05 pm

I can't seem to find my book requirements. I guess they will be listed when my classes are posted.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby tedler » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:47 pm

can we lounge this so i don't have to check two sub-fora

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:54 pm

tedler wrote:can we lounge this so i don't have to check two sub-fora

tedler im also in pain but its in its rightful place

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Hikikomorist » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:06 pm

The money situation will get so much worse before it maybe gets better, just FYI.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby alora » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:24 pm

using chegg and some random ebook site that hopefully doesn't steal my identity got my textbook prices from $854 to like $200 8)

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Nolachicken » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:17 pm

Where did you all find which books you needed to purchase?

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby basedvulpes » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:30 pm

Nolachicken wrote:Where did you all find which books you needed to purchase?

Probably would have more luck looking in your school specific thread, probably varies depending on school.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Willie Beamen » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:50 pm

davey jones wrote:
tedler wrote:can we lounge this so i don't have to check two sub-fora

tedler im also in pain but its in its rightful place



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