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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: February 20, 2007, 08:51:19 AM »
I believe UH actually did send me an email about a deadline extension. Although I think it may have been 2/15.

Never hurts to call and ask though!

However, if it makes you feel better, the commute from Katy to UH would be hell on earth. Crime can be an issue, but most of where I've lived has been pretty safe.

If I end up going there next year, we'll probably be moving from Spring. Husband works in Sugarland right now, and I'm in The Woodlands... no sense in making both of us drive ridiculous distances.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: February 20, 2007, 08:01:33 AM »
My company's coprorate office is in Greenspoint. I get phone calls from people saying 'Hi this is so-and-so in Gunspoint...' all the time. So yeah, it hasn't changed. :)

However, there are plenty of nice areas around. I don't think I've ever been to Greenspoint unless I was going to corporate for some reason and I've lived here all my life.

I hate commuting with a passion. I live about 13 miles (or 20-30 minutes) from work now... mostly because it's cheaper.

For law school? I'd drive an hour or so... which is pretty typical. But I've promised my fiance if I go, we can move closer to his job. Or, if I miraculously get into UT, I might be willing to drive a bit further IF we have a kid and can take advantage of Grandparent Day Care.

Law School Admissions / Re: which schools is it essential to have a car?
« on: November 16, 2006, 03:34:18 AM »
Wow, you think Austin has a great bus system? Maybe it's good downtown, but growing up in Austin (admittedly not downtown, but in the north) it was not so hot. But, since you go to school there and the law school is down there, your answer is probably much more applicable so I will quit

Maybe they are originally from Houston. :D  I took the bus once. A 20 minute car drive took me over 2 hours.

My city spends 50$ Million every year on snowplowing.

When it snows in Houston, they bring all the little children out of their classrooms to stand outside and witness this miracle they call snow. No, I'm not kidding. Then they call the parents and cancel school for the rest of the day. You are advised to stay off the roads until it melts (usually this part doesn't take long).

ROFL. So very very true.

The rail isn't so bad if you're traveling the (very limited) area it goes... but no good for UH. STCL, probably ok (I forget precisely how close to the rail line it is.) And the park and ride is worth it if you're going downtown.

Otherwise? You want a car. You want a car to drive to the park and ride. Or to get anywhere, really.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Significant Others
« on: November 11, 2006, 04:48:21 AM »
My fiance and I are planning to have me do it as an 8-5 job, like I have now. We have a lot of time together right now, despite my working full-time, and we're considering having kids immediately -- we're getting married in March, and I'm not applying until next fall. My choice of schools will be driven by where he can get a job -- he's a teacher, so he can work anywhere, but the size of the town determines how hard it is!

And yeah, it'll be tough, but he already realizes how time-consuming it can be. He said 'I'll miss you honey' when I started talking about it :) We can deal witn it, especially as I plan to treat it like a job.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Housing Plans During School
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:25:09 PM »
We don't have to worry about this for a while, but...

Depends on where I end up. I really want to buy, but I'm afraid to until I know where I'm going to school... so that won't be until some time in 2008 most likely. If we stay in town or I miraculously get into UT... we'd buy if we could afford it. We want a yard.

Almost anywhere else... we'd really have to evaluate if we'd be staying there afterwards.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: what do you think?
« on: November 08, 2006, 11:36:44 AM »
I think Wake would be a good choice.

And I was extremely impressed with Wake when I talked to their rep at a law school forum. She's the only one there who actively gave me advice on how to best market myself!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: two law students on a date=disaster
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:45:18 PM »
Intense discussion definitely sounds fun to me! OK, maybe start it out slower, but once you're warmed up...

Seriously, if someone can't keep up with me in a debate and have an intense discussion, I'm really not interested in them. Even if we're agreeing. One of my requirements has always been 'must be ableto tell me things I don't know.'

Houston may be a good fit for you, too. It has a very good healthcare law program, a great medical community in the city, housing is affordable (although moreso outside the loop rather than in town, and you NEED a car), and the school places very well in the city and state if you're willing to give Texas a try.

The main issue with LSN is not the sample size.. That's fine. It's that it's a self-selected sample, and people who are more driven are more apt to find things like this.

A self-selected sample isn't really going to be representative...

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