I am trying to decide whether to move in with my girlfriend or continue to live at home during 1L.
Pros: Free to live, great food, family is awesome, girlfriend will let me stay over every night I want to anyway (I could see myself staying there 5 nights a week at least like I do now, but I would chip in money and cook for the girls because she's getting a bigger place next fall)
Cons: Half hour further from school, have to be quiet at night, hassle of floating between here and girlfriends like I am now
Pros: Studying would be much easier and I'd have more free time, the freedom of finally living away from home, plus I would be close to school, we'll have one of our best friends (her's originally living with us, it would be in a much nicer neighborhood, basically these two girls are probably the best roommates and most generous girls I've ever met, so I think living with them would be very harmonious Cons: Living on loans seems expensive, we haven' t been dating all that long, but I'm sure that we're ready to make this move in our relationship, but I am unsure about whether I can handle the transition to law school in addition to living with roommates and on my own
You better stay where there is less stress. Law School is very hard and after finishing up my first year I can tell you that you also should prepare your girlfriend for the reality of NO SEX................. because that is just how busy you are going to be, and if you are a really good law student you ain't never gonna be home anyway, cause the law library will be your first home, you will only use your apt. for sleep and hygiene needs; which by the way sleep will be quite rare.
Trust me, you want to be away from any distractions. The slighest distractions will kill you.
That is just silly - I've known several people in law school and as busy as they were, they still had some free time. Maybe not a whole lot, but to say he wont have time for sex is just idiotic.
My boyfriend and I ended up moving in together out of convenience about 2 years ago. We just got engaged and we're getting married next year - we werent doomed. Do what feels right - if you really think that she's "the one" then I don't see a problem with moving in together...