Saturday, August 21, 2010

Orientation is Over.

Days 2 and 3 of orientation are over. We set up our computers so they could access the school’s wireless network. The configurations went surprisingly well. I thought for sure I would have to need the help of Nick Burns the Computer Guy and undergo a gauntlet of insults, but that didn’t happen since the instructions in the handouts were understandable, well written and effective. I was a little off guard because we actually had our first class (legal research/writing) during orientation. I thought it was going to be a ‘meet-n-greet’, but it was a full fledged class that took the whole time allotted for that slot.

There were speeches by people in various departments. We also listened to a description of our class profile. I’m not the oldest guy in our class!!!! HOTDAMN!!! There were free continental breakfasts on all three days which made me happy even though I wasn’t that hungry; the thought matters. We also had a free lunch at our school’s dining hall on Friday.

Lastly, I have access to Lexis Nexis and Westlaw, two of the largest electronic commercial databases out there. I have no idea which one I’ll like better. It sort of reminds me of the larger chemistry electronic databases out there: Scifinder and Beilstein. People often pick a side and swear allegiance to one or the other but not both. I wonder if that is how it will be with Lexis and Westlaw.


  1. I haven't used this for school purposes yet, but I think it's awesome going through the criminal records feature!