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General Off-Topic Board / Getting independent 101
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:53:00 PM »
Hey all,

I kinda ranted about this in another post, but I am trying to move out of my parents house before the end of summer since they are going through some weird phase that involves them being way controlling to the point where honestly it is affecting my relationships.  I also think it's about time anyway since I am in my mid 20s and know I am an adult enough to where this is necessary for personal well-being.  So, I am posting this to ask advice on how I successfully get out of their house and make it on my own and still be able to afford all the law stuff.

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General Off-Topic Board / Your favorite food while studying
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:21:38 AM »
While it is bad so I must limit myself, my vote is on ice cream!

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News Discussion / Can anyone confirm on this? :)
« on: May 10, 2009, 10:44:29 PM »
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/05/law-school-party.html

I can agree on the Utah one since the Mormons who live in Utah are pretty prude.  How about the others?

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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Personal statement board
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:08:20 PM »
I noticed that there is a lack of a personal statement area on this board and think it would help a lot of us out.  I have checked out a few books, but there's nothing like having us all communicate about what works adn doesn't work.  Plus, it's more up to date than a book published last year or soemthing.

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General Off-Topic Board / Law school and relationships
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:47:27 PM »
I am in a very complex situation.  I come from a backwards state that I wish to move out of some day, but have to save up first adn of course for law school itself.  I am dating someone who is beginning med school in the fall and has chosen to go to school in Boston, which is very, very far away.  I have always wanted to leave the state, so this can be a good opportunity.  However, I know that medical school and law school are extremely intense.  I really love this person, and the person wants me to come with and have also told me that they love me.  I am just freaking out because I don't want to lose the person I am with, though odds are not great for people like us to stay together.

  The person I am dating got accepted into BU and received good financial aid and it was a wonderful thing to them because they thought that they wouldn't be able to go to a nice institution like that one.  I am just worried as hell right now what to do.  I am worried of all the usual things in relationships, but now add in a move and both of us going to professional school and this just makes it a real headache. 

Lots of people are telling me to just go for it, but to be prepared since Boston is an expensive city.  Others are saying that I should just cool it because our careers are complicated and may not allow relationships in our educations as well as other things.  Plus, I am 24 and never lived on my own before and my parents are a bit old fashioned.  I know that they will probably not like it, plus they wouldn't be able to help me if I ever got in financial trouble since they are barely making it themselves. I just don't know if I can find another person like them and it will hurt like nothing ever before to lose them.  I know that long distance relationships are tough to make work, even if one does plan to be with the other in a few months.

Jobwise, it has been s struggle for me to get one where I live.  One place in Boston offered me a job but I wouldn't be able to take it because they would want me to move right away and the pay isn't good.  It has been mroe than I am getting out here though. 

This is just driving me crazy because I want to go to law school, but I also want to be with this person, but I wonder if all this is compatible.  Can anyone enlighten?

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I am going to be going in with a Masters' in City and Metro Planning with a GPA around 3.4.  My undergrad wasn't as good.  I had about a 2.9, unfortunately as I began as pre-med and hated it, so lots of my classes I did not do well in.  However, after I changed majors things got better and all but a calculus class that I got a C in were history, but I still had a few that were not good.  I am retaking a few of those classes with the hope of making my records look better.  My question here is would they look at both grades, or just the better of the two for the classes that I retook?  Also, would my completed Masters have any help on my record?  Would my masters' even be something that they consider?  I read from the last posts that it may help with scholarships, but I am curious to see if maybe there is anythign else I should know.  I am planning on taking the LSAT in September adn entering school the fall of 2010.  So, anything is good to know. 

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