« on: April 11, 2012, 04:04:36 PM »
I am the parent of a lawyer and also of a future 1L. I am having an argument with the future 1L now that threatens our relationship and I thought it would be a good idea to poll all of you and openly share your opinions with her to settle the dispute.
She has been accepted at a good school and has been given a $34K scholarship as long as she maintains a GPA better that 50% of the class. The tuition is $44k.
She currently lives 80 miles away in her boyfriends house. Her car has 175k miles on it.
I offered to rent her an apartment near the law school, lease her a new car, pay the tuition difference, pay her college loans, pay the boyfriend her "rent" and pay all of her expenses for the time she is in law school (about $100k).
She says she wants to commute to law school from her boyfriends house. And its all or nothing. No compromise. I think it is unsafe and not doable. I do not think she understands the amount of work required.
I do not want her to loose the $34k and I am being firm on this. Am I being unreasonable?
Unbias (also Dad TY)