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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: June 23, 2006, 04:16:26 PM »
hey futurelawprof! definitely good luck with UVA! from your name, I take it you are hoping to do the academic thing? I am, too! funny! (am not banking on it, but would definitely like to make it happen if at all possible down the road!)

I love cville, I grew up in VA, so it's "home" to me, but I spent most of my HS/undergrad/post college years trying to get as far away as possible from it, and now look, it's sucked me back in... funny how things work out, isn't it?

I'll be rooting for you!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: June 23, 2006, 11:16:32 AM »

I am totally having the same apprehensions you are. I have friends who are on both sides of the spectrum, but at times I feel like I don't really fit into either group. That said, I think that there are probably quite a few younger people who are also not really that into going out every night to guzzle beer and try to pick up a hot date for the evening.

I totally agree that not everyone right out of school is going out every night and all that... it's more just that we're used to having couples to hang out with who are in a similar stage in life, and I know there are a few like me at the school I'm going to, but not that just adds that extra element when not only do you yourself hope for a social group, but then I also hope my bfriend doesn't end up not finding similar people, either. It's just a different challenge to face, I'm super excited about it, actually, it's going to be a lot different than college was, that's for sure!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: June 23, 2006, 08:25:20 AM »
I love this thread... whenever I start to freak out about being a bit on the older side (but with nowhere near as impressive a background as some of you!--especially you moms going back, yay!), it helps me to read that there really are others out there in the same boat. I feel a little bit in a no-mans land... not really older, but not straight out of school, serious boyfriend (who's moving with me, so I figure that sort of counts as a strong commitment...), but not married, no kids and worried that LS might make that pretty much out of the question (though if you ask me now I don't want them anyway)... so I feel like I might end up in a weird middle ground at LS. Not in the "married with kids" club, and not in the "yay, another night out picking up dudes and guzzling beer" club, either.

But, it's nice to know there are others out there who are doing it their way, I'm sure it will work out, and we'll all be the better for our "non-trad" ways :)

I love SD, though it's gloomy some of the time and nowhere near as hot as people expect it to be, at the coast anyway, but what a fabulous place... if you're independently wealthy or are happy living in someone's closet (literally) for the rest of your life, it's a fantastic place to be. there is such a laid back culture and relaxed attitude. I'd go back there so fast your head would spin if I could find a job to have while I lived there that sort of stimulated my brain, even a little bit, and that would pay my rent :)

And San Fran is a great city, small, but with tons of culture and entertainment. It's a tolerant city full of crazies, which is entertaining and fun, and for a smaller city it has more than enough to entertain. And there are some smart people, so it's mentally stimulating, as well. But, it's expensive, really really expensive; and there are a disproportionate number of people who think they are deep and philosophical because they "shun society" while they drive around in their expensive cars and enjoy their granite countertops in their tiny and overpriced apartments...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: POLL: What Kind of Drunk Are You?
« on: June 17, 2006, 03:01:25 PM »
I used to work in a bar and the chicks would always get the hefeweizen "to save calories" I don't know where that belief came from, but it's pervasive... it's like eating slices of bread, with about double the calories of guiness, even, I'd just chuckle to myself and fill their pitcher extra full, here's to gettin' the big butt, ladies!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Working During 1L
« on: June 17, 2006, 09:56:23 AM »
I'm going to continue to take on some small contracting jobs, just little editing projects here and there, it gives me some breathing room in terms of finances and gives me something that I enjoy doing to break up the monotony... plus I can take on jobs or turn them down depending on my workload. I don't like the idea of having to show up somewhere at a specific time for a specific amount of time, but working from home on essentially my own schedule seems doable.

I posted something here a few minutes ago, but took it down cause it was a little personal.....

I dont see anthing wrong w/parents paying tuition IF they are in a position to help, and most importantly, IF they have taught the child the value of $$ and how to manage it.

The biggest problem I see w/kids whose parents pay for everything is that they do not respect or understand what they have. THAT is the most irritating part.

I couldn't agree more. I don't resent people who are wealthy--after all, it's not their fault they were born into a certain family, just as it isn't anyone else's choice to be born into a poor one. But just know you have it good, and know that isn't standard, and have a respect for what you have. It's when they live in a bubble and have no idea how good they have it when I shake my head.

totally and completely... it's about understanding what you have and working hard with it... whether you have financial assistance, parents who are great and supportive emotionally, or have learned to rely on yourself. Don't forget that lots of people who get $$ from their families would gladly turn it in for emotionally present parents, parents who truly support them in areas other than finances, etc. I have some incredibly wealthy friends and I wouldn't trade places with them; their parents either hate each other, barely can stand their kids, or just couldn't be bothered to care much one way or the other. That happens at all levels of wealth, but I do see it a lot with wealthy families and the kids are basically being "paid off" and that's no fun, either.

basically, everyone has challenges and however people pay for school or get to school in the first place, good people are good people and brats are brats, so you just have to be able to tell the difference for yourself and surround yourself with those people that you feel most comfortable with.

I think that lumping everyone together who gets help vs. those those who don't is ridiculous. I know plenty of people from both sides who take advantage of what they have... and those who are totally appreciative of anything/everything they get. I think there are some mommy/daddy beneficiaries who feel totally entitled and don't work as hard b/c mommy and daddy are there to bail them out, but I also know people who have worked for every penny who carry such a chip on their shoulder that it affects the way they deal with the world.

I am blessed in so many ways in my life, and I appreciate what people in my life are able to help me with, but I also work my a** off. I've worked extra jobs on top of my full time jobs and will continue to take extra work on whenever I can. It ofends me if people think that I've gotten everything handed to me, I haven't... even when my parents help me, they make me work for it, and I see that as a positive. They might have more means to help me out than some, but they do it in a way that I never feel "entitled" and I definitely know the value of a dollar.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UVA Bound Thread
« on: June 16, 2006, 05:46:09 PM »
thanks for the info, fool!

that's what I kind of thought, it's worth it to me :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UVA Bound Thread
« on: June 16, 2006, 12:15:34 PM »
Hey everyone. Just checking in. I found a place through the uva housing website. I'll be in a scenic little place with my hubby, but i'll have to drive in. So... hopefully parking is no problem.

I'm in the same boat, we're living what most would consider "far" away, but it's really not to me...but I'll definitely be driving in. I know that you can get a parking pass, but the 1Ls park in a lot that is farther away, but still can get a space/permit, it costs some $$, but I can't remember exactly how much or how to go about getting it.  We just found our place, so now I have to figure all of that stuff out, too!

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