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We're planning a trip to NOVA next month to secure housing for around August 1.  My house has been on the market for about 2 mos. with little activity, so I'm started to get a bit worried.  My wife has put in only one application so far for a job, but is getting ready to start in earnest soon.  It's hard to know how to time that just right.  She's currently self-employed (she's a photographer), so she'll need to find a secure type of job until she can establish her busniess in a market 3000 miles away from where we are now.  Oh the joys of a long distance move with a family!

Our condo is also on the market but we just put it on... we are "pricing to sell".  Eek.  Do you have kids?

I have two kids (5 and 7).  I may have to price to sell if I don't see any movement in the next month.  The plan was for the house to help finance partial living expenses during schhol as well as moving expenses, so I didn't want to start out too low.  Even if I price to sell, I'll still make $, just not as much as I would have liked (I know, join the club!).

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When are you moving?
« on: May 16, 2008, 12:40:21 PM »
i'm moving at the beginning of August, but i'm quitting my job a month before then. i have to move across the country so i'm thinking of doing it the long way-- take it slow, backroads only, check out the sights, camping along the way... really see the country and make an experience out of it.

I'm moving across the country as well and wanted to do something similar, but it was just going to cost too much and wouldn't be too practical with small kids.  So, I'll be shipping a few things, and flying.  I hope to move around August 1 with orientation starting mid-August.

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We're planning a trip to NOVA next month to secure housing for around August 1.  My house has been on the market for about 2 mos. with little activity, so I'm started to get a bit worried.  My wife has put in only one application so far for a job, but is getting ready to start in earnest soon.  It's hard to know how to time that just right.  She's currently self-employed (she's a photographer), so she'll need to find a secure type of job until she can establish her busniess in a market 3000 miles away from where we are now.  Oh the joys of a long distance move with a family!

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General Board / Re: Taking notes in law school
« on: May 08, 2008, 11:21:47 AM »
tag

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: What about government jobs?
« on: May 01, 2008, 01:53:57 PM »
um...

I'm not sure if there are any current law students who would know this, but are the background investigations for ADA jobs as tough as they are for the DOJ and other federal agencies, especially regarding marijuana use in the past? Anyone know how many years back they go? I ask only because a lot of federal agencies spell out quite explicitly how much and how recent they will tolerate it when looking at applicants. Most DA web sites just say that a full background investigation is done on all applicants, but say nothing more. And this is hardly something you can ask in person:). if I'm screwed from the outset, don't want to bother.
Anyway, I deserve all the sarcastic comments that are coming to me for asking this, but given most of us are 20somethings, I'll bet I'm not the only one with this question:)


I obviously can't speak for any DA's office, but I work in HR for a large law enforcement agency that does extensive background investigations for all our employees.  We receive calls all the time from folks asking about these types of things.  We don't look upon those applicants differently.  It saves everyone's time to know up front.  But again, this isn't exactly comparing apples to apples, so take it for what it's worth . . . .

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Law School Applications / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: May 01, 2008, 01:13:33 PM »
I'm fairly satisfied.  I'm really blown away by some of the waitlists I got on, and will ride the UVA list until the bitter end.  I think stressing over the logistics of moving my family accross the country (selling my house, finding jobs, housing, etc.), is taking away from my excitment of attending law school at George Mason. 

Again congrats to all and good luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How old will you be...
« on: April 27, 2008, 05:45:45 PM »
A few days from turning 38.

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Yeah I don't think the rental market is great in our area either.  We are also holding out a glimmer of hope for the BC waitlist...  :-\

I'm going to see if I can convince the hubby to sell... but he bought the place before we were married, so I don't feel like I have too much leverage.


As much as I am going to hate to rent, I figured there is no guarantee we would be coming back here right after law school and would rather simplify my life as much as humanly possible while in school.  It is hard though, so I know where he's coming from. Plus, waiting out the BC WL complicates matters for you. Good luck!  Maybe I'll see you at GW this fall.

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My wife and kids will be coming with me from the west coast to DC area.  We've just decided this past week while visiting schools in DC.  She's being very supportive, but it is going to be very hard for her.  All of our family and friends are here and we won't know anyone in DC (I do have a buddy that lives in NOVA but haven't talked with him for a couple of years).  I too am hoping to meet other law school families so she can make friends with others going through the same thing.  She makes friends very easily, so I know she'll be fine.

Yeah we're moving from Boston > DC and leaving family.  It's tough for my husband, but he's being supportive.

Curious do you own or rent right now?

We are debating selling or renting - my husband really wants to rent it out since the market is so crappy right now.

We currently own and have our house on the market.  I'm not sure I want to rent it out being that we'd be all the way across the country from it and I don't want the headaches of trying to be a landlord while going to school and adjusting to a new place.  Plus, I'm not sure the rental market is all that great either in my area.

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