U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:07 pm

mistergoft wrote:God, closed book Con Law exam. Be afeared.


Really? Personally, I liked con law, but even if you don't, there didn't seem to be nearly as much material as other subjects had.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:11 pm

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:32 pm

mistergoft wrote:What is wrong with you?

No, like, seriously. :lol:

I guess it's probably like anything else, I just would rather not deal with that.


I was always surprised how many law students loath con law. I think it's cool/important to know it, so we can be well-informed citizens. Also, besides, so much of it is irrelevant for the final exam--you go over chains of cases that were subsequently overturned. You don't get that in many other courses!

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Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:47 pm

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Postby AJaKe » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:47 am

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Postby AJaKe » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:51 am

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Moose Thompson » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:24 am

Stinneford allowed laptops for Con Law and Crim Law last year. Mashburn allowed laptops for Civ Pro last year. That doesn't mean they'll do the same this year, but we'll see.

Jacobs didn't allow laptops in Crim Law last year. I wouldn't expect that to change.

Klein was considering banning laptops for Property, but we argued against it. I'll be interested to see what she does.


And Harrison for Contracts = Amazing. I took his Law and Economics class this summer. I would have preferred him over Davis for Contracts.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:53 am

Moose Thompson wrote:Mashburn allowed laptops for Civ Pro last year.


Wow, I'm shocked. She was REALLY against laptops at one point.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:12 am

Any recommendations on textbooks? Worth it to buy without highlighting? rent? any websites other than the usual half.com or amazon?

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Postby Rob1230 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:25 am

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:Any recommendations on textbooks? Worth it to buy without highlighting? rent? any websites other than the usual half.com or amazon?


Yeah I was going to ask this. I found some very cheap prices for books that are already marked up, but I don't know how much harder that is going to make it to use them.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby kovolev » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:30 am

So as far as I can see Section 1 = toughest profs AND no laptops? Wonderful

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:39 am

It's ok at least the classes aren't early 8)

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby amarkonthedoor » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:40 am

Is anyone thinking of taking advantage of that 10% off bundle/coupon from Wilbert's? Or does anyone know if that's actually a good deal?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:53 am

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:Any recommendations on textbooks? Worth it to buy without highlighting?


I think it really depends on the person. Personally, I prefer little highlighting, but I've had books with major highlighting, and it's not really that bad. Besides, most of what is in the book you won't have to know; you learn from your outlines/others' outlines. Most books are casebooks, and you learn the law from them, but most of the "stuff" is not pertinent to your final exam.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:54 am

AJaKe wrote:
GatorStudent wrote: I highly recommend reading Chemerinsky's treatise on constitutional law, especially if con law is not your cup of tea/you're struggling with it. It's easy to read, and although it's a very large book, Lidsky didn't cover most of it in class, so you don't have to read as much of it as you might think.


The Chemerinsky treatise is pretty much the only supplement I am keeping. It was pretty useful for some other classes, as well.


Yeah, it really IS good. I actually kept that one.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Felix2009 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:25 pm

For section 3 the classes are back to back except for 1-2pm free. If you have a 10am - 11am class and an 11am - 12pm class right after how do you get to your next class without being late?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby prettyinpink02 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:29 pm

Felix2009 wrote:For section 3 the classes are back to back except for 1-2pm free. If you have a 10am - 11am class and an 11am - 12pm class right after how do you get to your next class without being late?


The classes are only 50 minutes, not an hour, unless they have a different specified end time. So you will have 10 minutes

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:30 pm

The time travel hourglass from Harry Potter, obv

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Felix2009 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:31 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:The time travel hourglass from Harry Potter, obv


+1

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:42 pm

For books: How can we order them before we get our loans if we don't have the money? In undergrad we were allowed a specific amt to use before they dispersed but could only use them at 2 places.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:44 pm

Barbie wrote:For books: How can we order them before we get our loans if we don't have the money? In undergrad we were allowed a specific amt to use before they dispersed but could only use them at 2 places.


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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:49 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
Barbie wrote:For books: How can we order them before we get our loans if we don't have the money? In undergrad we were allowed a specific amt to use before they dispersed but could only use them at 2 places.


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I'm already living off of them... and maxing them out. I have 2 but I can try to order a third...

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:23 pm

Barbie, you can defer payment at a couple of bookstores around town until you get your disbursement, although they'll probably be more expensive that way.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby bendtheslurry » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:16 pm

kovolev wrote:So as far as I can see Section 1 = toughest profs AND no laptops? Wonderful


Seriously! I'm a little less excited about our section now :(

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:21 pm

bendtheslurry wrote:
kovolev wrote:So as far as I can see Section 1 = toughest profs AND no laptops? Wonderful


Seriously! I'm a little less excited about our section now :(


You'll be fine! A lot of the professors are solid, and I've heard good things about the ones I don't personally know. Don't fret anything...you'll have plenty of time to do that in a few weeks!




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