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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which book is better?
« on: July 09, 2007, 12:12:53 AM »
Am I a total slacker for bumming around all summer, taking lots of naps, and re-reading the Harry Potter books? 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Gap Years
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:51:44 PM »
I'm going straight from undergrad to law school so...3 months?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L and Suicide
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:07:05 PM »
People in every profession/school kill themselves.  It's not just a 1L thing.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: live at home or with girlfriend?
« on: June 03, 2007, 12:07:07 AM »
There's a huge difference between living with a significant other and just staying there a few nights a week.  In my own experience, living together before your absolutely ready never works out well.

Case in point: My boyfriend would stay with me a few nights a week, but when we moved in together it was TERRIBLE.  We broke up less than a month later.  Granted our relationship wasn't the best in the world to begin with, but still, living together made it worse. 

Good luck either way!

You don't look like Tara Reid.  At all.


Um...thanks?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: live at home or with girlfriend?
« on: June 02, 2007, 07:09:58 PM »
There's a huge difference between living with a significant other and just staying there a few nights a week.  In my own experience, living together before your absolutely ready never works out well.

Case in point: My boyfriend would stay with me a few nights a week, but when we moved in together it was TERRIBLE.  We broke up less than a month later.  Granted our relationship wasn't the best in the world to begin with, but still, living together made it worse. 

Good luck either way!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Woes
« on: May 30, 2007, 07:29:14 PM »
This thread makes me very very glad I'm only moving 2 hours away from my hometown, that all my stuff is still boxed up from undergrad, and that my father owns his own roofing business and has a trailer to haul all of the furniture I've gotten. 

That said, I still hate moving.  A lot.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: TIme actually spent in an apartment
« on: May 02, 2007, 03:57:25 PM »
Listening to Scandinavian folk songs on a record or in person is far, far different than listening to them being mixed.

/psa

I live underneath a frat house and next to another one (there's one across the alley, down the alley, all over the place actually).  Compared to that...Scandinavian folk songs, mixed or no, would be great.

I've never understood studying in complete silence...maybe because I've never been able to do it...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: TIme actually spent in an apartment
« on: May 01, 2007, 08:23:40 PM »
Here's another thought to add into this mix.  I also believe that I'll be an at home studier.  That's just the way I work best. I need quiet, and no distractions, and like someone already said on this post, the 'sanctuary' feeling of a nice one-bedroom to myself is really helpful.  However, I believe my SO is following me to law school (assuming he can find a job, which I'm confident he can), which I am very happy about.  However, that makes it difficult for me to do the living alone thing.  Can you have an SO follow you to law school, and tell them you want to live alone for all the reasons everyone has mentioned on this board (which totally apply to me, library chatting, want my own set up at home so it's just the way I like it and not a library table, etc.)?  I fear this makes me a terrible person, but I also think that living alone will make a huge difference in my 1L grades and/or happiness in terms of knowing that I'm trying my hardest and studying in the most effective way I can.  Any input, although I recognize that this is a bit off topic, is welcome.  If you all don't want to address this because it is a whole new issue attached to the 'time spent in apartment,' that is fine too.  Just thought I'd throw it out there.

I know if I "followed" my SO to law school, I would expect to live with them and be NOT happy if we didn't (unless of course they're moving to that place because they want to too, and you've talked about living apart, and that's a whole different thing...but it sounds like you've talked about living together).  I'm living with a roommate, but we got a 3-bedroom so we can have an "office."  Get a 2-bedroom and have your own space to study.  Just my two cents...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Arkansas anyone???
« on: May 01, 2007, 12:58:28 PM »
Do you have any idea of where you'll be looking for apartments?  I'll be looking for a place right after I graduate.  I don't know where to start really...

I've already found a place and signed my lease and everything (and we can move in on the 7th, yay!), but here are some websites that were really helpful to me:
http://offcampushousing.uark.edu/
http://www.apartmentlinks.net/AR-Fayetteville/apartments.html
http://www.greggproperties.com/index.html
http://www.rcproperties.com/index.php
http://www.lindseymanagement.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?page=pub_company

The off-campus housing site has A LOT of properties, and that's where we found our apartment, in a great neighborhood/for a great price.  PM and I'll tell you which complex it is and how to get in touch with the manager if you're interested, since there isn't a whole lot of info about it on the website...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law school car shopping guide
« on: May 01, 2007, 08:07:08 AM »
If your parents really want to buy you a new car, go for it, but don't think that a new car is a must.  I have 1994 Hyundai Excel that runs perfectly still, even after 159,000 miles and me owning it all through the end of high school and undergrad.  Older cars sometimes have their appeal too...although I will have to say that if my parents had money and wanted to buy me a new car, I probably wouldn't complain too much.

I can't imagine living without a car, but I'm from a town that doesn't apparently doesn't believe in/need public transportation, so maybe I'm biased.

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