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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 03:14:22 PM »
A good, well-balanced diet can be expensive. Fruits and veggies and lean meat aren't cheap. If you're going to eat tons of rice and pasta you can save a lot. I am not carb-phobic, but I can't imagine eating pasta and rice all the time. Plus sometimes you're just too tired to cook and it's so much easier to stick a frozen meal in the microwave. Personally I hate to cook, so I tend to eat Subway and Quiznos a lot for dinner. Convenience will cost you.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What is Appropriate Law School Attire?
« on: June 06, 2006, 09:39:47 AM »
Why is it slacking to wear jeans and t-shirts every day? I'd much rather be comfortable in class. And since I'll be living off student loans, my clothing budget won't support anything fancier on a daily basis.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Syracuse?
« on: June 04, 2006, 07:56:14 AM »
Posted on: Today at 01:17:54 AMPosted by: mizzmj 
My graduation was this past friday.

Congrats on your graduation. :) And thanks for the link to the university store, I'll definitely check that out when I start the laptop search. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Syracuse?
« on: June 03, 2006, 10:43:33 PM »
I haven't made much progress on the laptop front. I'm trying to decide if I want to get a super small laptop (my sister has a tiny Dell) or a more "regular" size one. The super small one would be great if I actually bring it to school on a regular basis, but I'm concerned about squinting at the tiny screen. I need to start shopping around, though. I get a discount on Dell through work, and my dad gets a discount through his work, so I don't know if that will be cheaper than the university store. I'll admit that I didn't know there was a university store option. Is that what you're going to do?

In terms of moving to Syracuse, I am leaving my job on June 30th and moving on July 1st (I'll be living at the Nob Hill apartment complex). For a variety of reasons, it makes a lot of sense for me to move there sooner than later, so July 1st it is. And then I get to enjoy some serious vacation time!!

How about you, are you working full-time now, or did you recently graduate? Where are you moving from? I'll be moving from Springfield, MA, so it's not a HUGE move for me. Although I have way too much stuff, so moving will be a pain. :)

Incoming 1Ls / Who's going to Syracuse?
« on: June 02, 2006, 06:56:07 PM »
Hi! I'm just wondering who else is going to Syracuse, and when people are moving up there.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Domestic Life of Lawyers
« on: May 17, 2006, 12:25:49 PM »
If you want to have 3 kids by the time you're 35 and you'll be 28 when you start law school... so, starting right with the babies upon graduation?  Wouldn't it be tough to start out as a lawyer having baby after baby?

Yes, but probably not as difficult as it will be to meet someone who I want to have kids with. Maybe law school is really a big mistake. I wanted to go to law school because I am interested in the law, and it would be a good way to set myself up to earn more than I am making now, and it seemed to fit in really well with my plans with my ex-bf. But we broke up last month and now I'm worried that going to law school will mean I won't be able to have a family someday because I won't be able to meet someone to marry before it's too late to have kids. And that really depresses me.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Domestic Life of Lawyers
« on: May 17, 2006, 12:15:51 PM »
I'll be 28 when I start 1L, and I'm worried about the dating scene at law school. I don't want to have children past 35, and I'd like to have two or three kids, so if I don't meet someone in law school I'll really be in trouble.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Domestic Life of Lawyers
« on: May 17, 2006, 12:06:56 PM »
I'm going to be 32 when I finish law school, so I think children are out of the question.

So should I give up on having a family because I'm going to be graduating at almost 31?


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Syracuse Visit
« on: April 30, 2006, 07:40:01 PM »
I dont live in SYR - I live in MI.

Oops, that was for Laur4447. Sorry. :)

Hartford is actually pretty ok looking...I mean, downtown is nice and it seemed a lot better than downtown SYR.

Downtown may look nice, but honestly Hartford is not a place that I'd ever want to live. It's #24 on the 2005 list of most dangerous cities. Syracuse wasn't in the top 25. UCONN, being so near the West Hartford town line, is in a better part of Hartford, but it can get bad really quickly.

East Hartford is a dump, but it's definitely safer than Hartford. The towns get better as you get farther away. And west of the Connecticut River is known to be nicer (and more expensive) than east of the river.

I'm sure that you'll be fine over by UCONN, and I may tend to be more cautious because I'm female. I don't mean to sound all negative. Hartford definitely has its good points, like being the state capital and having a lot of high paying firms. And I love central CT (I miss it!!), it's a great place to live. Traffic to and through Hartford can kind of suck, which is something to consider if you ever decide to live farther away from UCONN. But I commuted from Vernon (where I grew up) through Hartford to UCONN's West Hartford campus and then to Central Connecticut State University for undergrad, and it never really bothered me. OK, can you tell that I would rather be in CT than western Mass?!?

Good luck with the apartment search chonralda, and if you have any questions about CT I'd be happy to try and answer them. :)

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