Saturday, October 30, 2010

Get some tunes for studying!

Get a free $3 MP3 Download credit at Amazon when you enter code STUDENT3 at checkout. Many entire albums are just $3.99! You can also see a list of 100 Albums for $5! Search Amazon.com for MP3 Music Downloads for your Ipod or favorite music player.

What is your favorite type of music to study to?  When I was studying for the bar. I ripped barbri CDs to my Ipod and listened to it while I walked or got ready in the morning.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Black Friday Deals on Amazon!

Starting today at 9:01am EST, Amazon is kicking off the first of their weekly Pre-Black Friday Gold Box Deals leading up to Black Friday. For instance for the next two and half hours or until it runs out you can get a Roku HD-XR Player for $60!  You can stream Netflix and Amazon on Demand!  Check for Black Friday Deals and other holiday deals! You can also get $3 in MP3 Downloads!

It's time to take a study break and shop!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Win a $500 Groupon Gift Card!

I love Groupon! I've been able to save money on restaurants, spa days, even clothing with Groupon!  Anad I just found out about  how you have a chance to win a $500 Groupon Gift Card in the Real Simple Unbeatable Deals Sweepstakes!  Good luck!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Laptops can be Dangerous!

Some students have learned the hard way that excessive exposure to the heating pads on a laptop can lead to skin discoloration.  So please be careful when using your laptop to study and take note and preferably use a lap desk to prevent discoloration of your skin!

         
On an unrelated note, here's a picture of my lovely pink laptop!  I should follow my own advice, I often sit on the couch with my little Vaio on my lap.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ready for Christmas Shopping?

When I was in law school, I didn't even think about starting Christmas shopping until my last exam was over and I was at home.  But with online shopping, you can start your holiday shopping a bit earlier and save some money as well!  I wanted to tell you about Ebates, a shopping site that gives you up to 26% Cash Back every time you shop online. You can shop at over 1000 stores  including eBay, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, Overstock.com, Walmart, Kohl's and Home Depot. Plus you get additional savings with exclusive coupons,
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Happy shopping!!  I just ordered some gifts for my hubby :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Is being called a "token" racist?

Is calling someone a "token" a racist comment in some contexts?    Duquesne Law School is facing this issue in a recent suit.   A candidate for deanship was ultimately not interviewed because the provost did not want to did not want to advance a 'token' for further consideration."  What bothered me though was a statement that another member of the selection stated. He said that the candidate should receive a "courtesy interview" because he was a minority candidate and the school was committed to diversity. Seriously, I don't believe a school that is "committed to diversity" would only give a qualified minority candidate a "courtesy interview."  So I'm not sure what's worse not being given an interview because he was perceived as a token or possibly receiving an interview based only on his minority status.  I believe in diversity, but I think its racist to assume that a minority candidate is not as qualified as a white candidate or that a minority candidate should only receive a courtesy interview. If Duquesne really valued diversity, it would consider all qualified candidates, including minority candidates.  Also there are tangible benefits to have diversity in staff and leadership at a law school. It's not just about having a diverse student body that will be prepared to provide legal services to an increasing diverse population, but its also about having diversity in front of the future leaders of the legal profession. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blogs to Help You Through Law School

My blog is featured in 10 Blogs to Help You Through Law School  which lists other blogs that offer advice to prospective and current law students.  

I still have to review Beat Law School: Unconventional Advice for Current and Future Law Students, but below is book that I read before attending law school.  I also recommend Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams for great job advice.  Kimm Alayne Walton actually came and spoke when I was a law student.  She has some really good and practical advice in her book.

The JD Jungle Law School Survival Guide


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If You Don't Want to Take the Bar Exam....

Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the bar exam waiver for graduates of Wisconsin Law schools.  You might want to consider attending one of the two law schools in Wisconsin if you really dread that two-day fun fest, better known as the bar exam (and don't mind living and practicing in Wisconsin for a few years)!   Actually I was admitted to the University of Wisconsin law school and visited their campus.  The admissions office made me a tempting offer, but I ultimately decided to go to a law school in the state in which  I wanted to live and practice. 

The diploma privilege leads to the question of whether passing a bar exam really qualifies one to be a competent attorney and if it doesn't, what does?  If each state law school adopted a diploma privilege, what would that mean for recruiting out-of-state students to attend the law school?  I'm just thinking out loud here, but just wondering the implications if other schools adopted this policy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Free gift on your Birthday

I like to sign up for free samples. It is sort of a hobby of mine. I also sign up for a blog that will send me a link for a free sample of the day.  I craeted an alternate email address that I use for signing up for these samples so I don't get a bunch of spam.   Additionally, there are some companies that will give you free stuff for your birthday!  Who doesn't like free things on your birthday? When you join Aveda's Birthday Program you get a free full-sized product on your birthday!