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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yo Momma's So ____ Jokes
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:22:31 PM »
your momma's so fat that she has to use a mattress as a maxi pad

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What will be your relationship status as a 1L?
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:19:42 PM »
Married, 2 kids, both working full-time.  I made it through undergrad this way, and I don't expect law school to be much different.  Of course the work will be harder, but anything can be done if you want it bad enough.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What will be your relationship status as a 1L?
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:15:27 PM »

When I get out of law school, he gets to pursue whatever dream he wants, even if it's becoming a professional video game player. . . I don't mind, I LOVE to work!)

Looks like I married the wrong girl  ;D

My wife and I considered this for a few months, but then she warmed up to the idea of moving.  I also would have a hard time not seeing my kids for a long period of time, even if I'm only going to see them on a limited basis while I'm in school.

Because your wife has a supportive family, I'm sure it could work.  I have enough family in the military that go through similar situations to know that people make it work all of the time.  It may not be optimal, but if you both stay focused on the end goal, you can get through it.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SMU Housing?
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:03:48 PM »
I'm sorry to say that the commute from Denton to Irving down I-35 in the morning will be hellish.  If you have a choice, I wouldn't live in Denton.  Nothing wrong with the area,  but its a bad commute due to traffic.  Plus you'll have a long drive home at night after class...

What's is the traffic like on 190?  My wife has family in Garland.  If 190 isn't bad, the commute might be tolerable from there, right?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Baylor? SMU? Houston?
« on: May 19, 2005, 05:22:33 PM »
I agree with ellie - pick where you want to live.  I could have chosen between SMU and UH (didn't apply to Baylor), but I could only transfer with my company to Dallas.  Also, most of the people I talked to say that Dallas is a much nicer city than Houston.  I've never been to Houston, so I can't weigh in on that.

If there was a bigger gap in the reputation of the schools, I would say go to the best one.  Since they're all so close, my advice is to go to the one that offers you the most money.  I'm married, have kids, mortgage payments, car payments, credit card payments, and every other payment you could possibly have.  Debt sucks - plain and simple.  You may make good money coming out of law school - if so, great!  If you are making good money, you won't want so much of it to go toward debt that you can't buy a house, a car, or do the things that you've been working so hard to do.

Find out which school you can graduate from with the least amount of debt.  If you are assuming your income options will be similar regardless of the school, go to the cheapest one.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: SMU Housing?
« on: May 19, 2005, 02:59:00 PM »
nice to me ya, I graduated from UT last May, and I've been working for an internet company this year. I plan to work in Dallas, just not sure where.

If you are in the evening program, you will be fine if you are commuting from the north as you will be going against the traffic.

You might check the Daily Campus (SMU newspaper) for housing.  Many times people advertise their garage apartments or carriage houses.

I went to SMU for undergrad so can answer questions about the school or Dallas in general.  Good Luck!

What about commuting from Denton area to Irving in the mornings between 7am-8am?  If I'm right, I could take 35 to 190 (my work is right off of 635 and Beltline road).  I'm just wondering what the commute is like in the mornings on those roads.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SMU Housing?
« on: May 17, 2005, 05:30:44 PM »
thanks midjeep, man i hate toll roads i'll already be poor enough as it is, lol. good to meet ya too dcdjr. where ya from, what was your major?

I've lived in Illinois for the past 5 years.  I was a business major at Illinois State.  Finished my undergrad while working full-time for State Farm.  I'll still be working for State Farm while I go to law school in Dallas.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SMU Housing?
« on: May 17, 2005, 01:56:56 PM »
I'm also be PT, so parking shouldn't be an issue. I would like to live close to school, but it's so expensive. I'm thinking maybe to commute from the galleria area. I don't know much about Dallas or how far is too far to commute with rush hr. traffic that i'll be dealing with to get to class at 6 in the evening. I've mainly looked at craigslist, which is pretty bare and the, and others like that.

I'm going to be buying a house, so I've been on a lot.  I'm mainly worried about my commute to work in the morning.  I'll have at least 1.5 hrs between work and the time school starts, so I'm not too worried about the traffic on the way to school.

It's great to meet another person in the part-time program!

I'm a Bulls fan, but since I'm moving to Dallas, the Mavs will probably become my 2nd favorite team.

Even if the Suns win this series, Suns fans will disappear in 2-3 years when Nash's age catches up with him.  The Suns play like crap when Nash is out.  Dallas has the talent to be good long-term with their current make up.  The Suns will be just like Miami - trading short-term gains for long-term mediocrity.

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