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nontradintexas
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:20 am

Iconoclast wrote:Stinky legal writing diagnostic assignment is stinky!


Put minimal effort into it. Anything more than an hour is a waste.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:52 pm

Iconoclast wrote:Stinky legal writing diagnostic assignment is stinky!

Are "In re Lamberis" and "Application of Taylor" products of tenth-generation photocopies? It feels like I'm reading documents composed entirely from captchas. :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:00 pm

DavidB wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:Stinky legal writing diagnostic assignment is stinky!

Are "In re Lamberis" and "Application of Taylor" products of tenth-generation photocopies? It feels like I'm reading documents composed entirely from captchas. :)


Seriously!

I feel like it's an elaborate Rorschach test! :shock:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:35 pm

Iconoclast wrote:Stinky legal writing diagnostic assignment is stinky!

Is this an oversight? Text is given for the three cases pending but the sixth paragraph refers to them as "the four cases."

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:23 pm

DavidB wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:Stinky legal writing diagnostic assignment is stinky!

Is this an oversight? Text is given for the three cases pending but the sixth paragraph refers to them as "the four cases."

One of the cases has two parties.

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Texasboundanddown
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Texasboundanddown » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:31 pm

You guys already have an assignment? Wth, when did this happen?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:40 pm

Texasboundanddown wrote:You guys already have an assignment? Wth, when did this happen?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:45 pm

It's the LRW report assignment, for all first year writing courses, sent yesterday via smu email

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:06 pm

chrisokc wrote:
DavidB wrote:Is this an oversight? Text is given for the three cases pending but the sixth paragraph refers to them as "the four cases."

One of the cases has two parties.

Good argument, but I still vote for oversight. Paragraph two says "three cases," paragraph six says "four cases." :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:30 pm

Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.

68

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 pm

OK, what the hell is the difference between -


TORT LAW:RESPONSIBILITIES+REDRESS-TEXT

and


TORT LAW:RESPONSIBILITIES+REDRESS-W /CD

?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.


My GradPlus loan was finally certified today, I had a near 69K total which included 3800 in free TEG money

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:32 pm

Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.



$68K, I believe. After scholarship and all, it looks like my refund will be a little over $13,600.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:11 pm

kalvano wrote:OK, what the hell is the difference between -


TORT LAW:RESPONSIBILITIES+REDRESS-TEXT

and


TORT LAW:RESPONSIBILITIES+REDRESS-W /CD

?


One is the casebook plus a CD
One is just the casebook

You need both the casebook and the CD... so I have no idea why they bother to list the book without the cd. Buy the one with the CD and ignore the other.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:34 pm

Iconoclast wrote:One is the casebook plus a CD
One is just the casebook

You need both the casebook and the CD... so I have no idea why they bother to list the book without the cd. Buy the one with the CD and ignore the other.


Why do I need the CD, out of curiosity?

I've never used one before.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.


When you accepted your financial aid awards, did you accept the full amount or did you only accept a portion of the allowed aid?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:05 pm

kalvano wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:One is the casebook plus a CD
One is just the casebook

You need both the casebook and the CD... so I have no idea why they bother to list the book without the cd. Buy the one with the CD and ignore the other.


Why do I need the CD, out of curiosity?

I've never used one before.

Don't you like tort music?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:16 pm

FYI the background reading for the lrw diagnostic is also available on google scholar. I find the two cases in the attached pdf to be too blurry to read. Google has it nicely typed out.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:20 pm

maxpayne wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.


When you accepted your financial aid awards, did you accept the full amount or did you only accept a portion of the allowed aid?


Full amount. I'll swing by the school tomorrow to see what's going on (getting an answer on the phone about ANYTHING is impossible).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby klt7560 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:27 pm

maxpayne wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.


When you accepted your financial aid awards, did you accept the full amount or did you only accept a portion of the allowed aid?



I accepted mine in June and they finally certified today... man are they slow...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:14 pm

kalvano wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:One is the casebook plus a CD
One is just the casebook

You need both the casebook and the CD... so I have no idea why they bother to list the book without the cd. Buy the one with the CD and ignore the other.


Why do I need the CD, out of curiosity?

I've never used one before.


It's not an audio cd. It has additional texts.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:40 pm

Thirteen wrote:
maxpayne wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Did everyone's loan/scholarship amounts total 58k or 68k? I remember people mentioning that they were able to take out an extra 10k, but I only was able to receive a total of 58k.


When you accepted your financial aid awards, did you accept the full amount or did you only accept a portion of the allowed aid?


Full amount. I'll swing by the school tomorrow to see what's going on (getting an answer on the phone about ANYTHING is impossible).



Are you part-time? If so, that's the reason why. Your tuition is lower, so your COA is lower.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:59 pm

UTL_plz wrote:FYI the background reading for the lrw diagnostic is also available on google scholar. I find the two cases in the attached pdf to be too blurry to read. Google has it nicely typed out.

I wish I had known about that before I labored through the poor photocopies.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:16 pm

Why are you people wasting good vacation time on this?

Work on it later, closer to class time.




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