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General Board / Re: Do you hate law?
« on: July 18, 2005, 02:54:11 PM »
from what I can gather from this board, many others, and the literature I've read on the subject, the moral of the story is this: if you are just in it for the money, DON'T BOTHER!
Sure, 125K is great.  My parents raised me and my sister on way way less. Lawyer money is good, but to someone who got into this/ is looking to get into this just for the money, save yourself the heartache and go get an MBA.  Money is entirely too cheap to spend 70hrs a week doing something you hate.
However, if a person likes the law, likes the work, likes the way lawyers approach problems, it cannot possibly be the hell on earth many of you describe.

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Harvard U / Re: Let's get the H school-specific board rolling
« on: July 18, 2005, 02:13:27 PM »
  I found a 2 bed in somerville for 1200 a month + electricity and heat. I'm sharing it with someone else, so it's a little more doable. My impression is that the farther from cambridge you can live, the better off you are money wise.  The public transportation is reliable and quick, and a prof of mine noted that bringing a bike gives you a lot more freedom in terms of where you can live. 
  As far as looking for places, I have three words: craigslist craigslist craigslist.  Great resource for finding reasonably priced housing in the area. A lot of the places are for rent by owner, so you don't have to deal with an agency or a realtor or anything.  However, the listings on there turn over fast. Don't bother calling one unless you plan to be in boston for a viewing within 3 or 4 days, a week at absolute max. I got the whole housing thing done about 2 weeks ago.  I called a bunch of places from wednesday to friday, flew out ther friday night, looked around and picked a place on saturday, finalized the lease on monday morning.  It was the pull the band aid off quick approach, but it worked.
Good Luck everybody! See you in a few weeks.

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