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Nope. :)

Too bad, a glass of wine a day is good for you.  Far healthier than a lot of the additives in your food, anyway.

Current Law Students / Re: Sage advice for soon to be 1L's
« on: May 16, 2005, 08:08:43 PM »

Oh, I don't know anyone who had, I just thought it would be more stupid than drug use.  And yes, I agree that drug use is like a really slow suicide.  Or sometimes fast, depending on the circumstances. 

Drugs are bad. I'd never do drugs.  (Does anyone remember "Penny" from when we were little...Saturday morning cartoons...she had a hamster?)

So you don't drink alcohol?  Alcohol is a far more physically and socially dehabilitating drug than marijuana.

Some people do drugs, which is the stupidest thing one can do.

Not necessarily... I can think of far stupider things

adderall and masturbation

Current Law Students / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 22, 2005, 08:52:37 PM »
It'll certainly be an improvement on Oxford! Social life here is _terrible_ !

Hey, when I was studying there I remember having a blast... lots of pubs and clubs and ALL within walking distance (then again, it WAS the summer so probably a very different environment than during the academic year)

Current Law Students / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 21, 2005, 11:13:37 PM »

Social life: For me, a major step down from my undergraduate institution.  (But then again, I don't think Berkeley has ever held the dubious honor of being the #1 party school in the nation.)  There are often kegs in the law school courtyard in the afternoon, and there's one major social event in the fall (Berkeley Law Foundation Benefit Auction) and one in the spring (Barrister's Ball).  Clubs hold quasi-social events now and then.  Firms have wine and cheese parties on campus fairly frequently, so there's plenty of opportunity to network early on. 

In terms of events unrelated to school, Berkeley seems a pretty dead place.  With the exception of a few VERY mediocre bars, the entire town shuts down at 9 pm. If you want to go to a club, your best bet is the city.  That realy goes for anything even remotely resembling fun and entertainment.  And even for that, SF is fairly deficient.

The good news is that during 1L, you probably won't have much time to worry about that stuff.  So look on the bright side of things and work on your pick-up lines at Cafe Zeb. ;)

Hey Ruskie, thanks for the advice.   :D

Personally, I'm relieved to hear Berkeley isn't a "party school."  I'm not one for giant frat parties and beer pong tournamements (and I went to a giant state school!).  My UG social life consisted mostly of fundraising parties (where all the money from beer -- usually homebrewed -- went toward a cause) and smoking pot with a bunch of hippies while plucking on a guitar (our dance music was Springsteen and the Dead.  pretty pathetic, no?).  Of course, it would be nice to have a local dive to hang out at, but we can't have everything, can we?

Wine and cheese parties -- rock on!!  An excuse to dress up.

Smoke two joints in the morning, smoke two joints at night. Smoke two joints in the afternoon, makes me feel alright - Cheech and Chong

haha, just kidding.

Current Law Students / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 21, 2005, 09:06:49 PM »
Yeah, I also need a kitchen.  Cooking is one of my hobbies  (I'm so demanding, aren't I?  :D)

Alright, you've convinced me.  I'll go out there in June/July.

So what's the social scene like at Berkeley?  Keg parties?  Cocktail Paries with hors d'ouvres and french cheese and wine tastings?  Jam sessions and smoking pot while listening to the Dead? 

Current Law Students / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 21, 2005, 08:54:37 PM »
As for housing:

Maybe I will go out a bit earlier.  However, the Berkeley housing website says not to start looking more than a couple (3-4) weeks in advance, and the Craigslist ads are generally for leases that start within a couple weeks.  So I don't want to go out in June or July and have to sign a lease that begins like mid-July. 

Is there any on-campus housing that has 1-bedrooms or efficiencies?  I thought that all the on-campus stuff was shared? I need to have my own place, as I would drive any roomate crazy with my type-A anality and they would drive me crazy just by being around (believe me, I wish I were more laid back...not proud of this!).   So if there's any on-campus single-living options I'd definitley be interested.

I'm expecting to pay up to $1000/month for my place, but ideally would keep it around $800. 

When I visited the campus a couple months ago, I saw some amazing looking aparments (white building) on the street right off the law school with a "apts for lease" sign outside.  I assume these are ridiculously expensive?

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