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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Spouse Moving for You to go to Law School?
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:07:08 AM »
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.

Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone still waiting on GW?
« on: April 04, 2008, 08:42:26 AM »
Me too.  Applied to PT program in Feb.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: April 02, 2008, 01:29:13 PM »
::tries not to sound like a total tool/ feminine hygiene product/ insane stalker on the phone::

Whew. Law school is harder than I thought. I so heart W&L I am going to give this a try tomorrow.

How did this go?  I've been considering doing this as well. . . .

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: William & Mary Waitlist
« on: March 28, 2008, 09:40:19 AM »
I'm on the WL as well.  I'm torn about how long to stay on though.  W&M are one of my top choices, but logistically riding out the wait late into the summer is not practical.  I have a family and currently live in the Seattle area.  I'll be visiting in a couple of weeks, so maybe that will sway me to wait it out or not.  I would have preferred an outright rejection to a WL. 

Law School Admissions / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: March 28, 2008, 09:29:30 AM »
I've had a flurry of activity this past week:

Waitlisted at William and Mary, rejected at Univ. of Washington, waitlisted for Fall quarter at Baylor, but accepted for Spring 09, and I've gone to decsion at UVA.

I'll be declining Baylor's Fall waitlist and Spring acceptance and I'm anxiously awaiting my rejection letter at UVA.  Obviously a super-duper reach, but they gave me a fee waiver and this has always been my dream school so I had to try.

Congrats to everyone and your acceptances so far and good luck in deciding which school to attend.

Another WL here.  I'm debating on a visit as well.  I'll be flying to D.C. to visit Mason and GW in a couple of weeks and I'm trying to decide if I want to spend a day driving down to Williamsburg and back.  W&M is one of my top choices, but I don't know if my numbers are good enough to get off the list.  Plus, I don't have much to add or send in a LOCI that wasn't already discussed in my application and additional essays I did for them.  Oh well. I'll probably still visit since I'll somewhat close (I'm coming from the west coast).


I'm in a similar siutation (still pending at GW though and am out-of-stater for GMU).  Good stuff to think about so far.

I'm still trying to recapture my youth by being stuck on myspace instead of facebook...

But I'm tagging this for future reference b/c I plan on opening up a facebook account once I decide where I'll be next fall.

Good idea!


I have resisted Facebook, et al, for a long time, but will probably give in once I know where I'm going. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Part-Time Experiences
« on: March 18, 2008, 10:35:27 AM »
I'm in my third of four years going PT, also did 1 year fulltime getting my LLM/MLS (so 4 years in law school thus far). I don't work FT, maybe not even really part-time, I only work about 40 hours a month on my small biz, but I clerk on top of that anouther 40 hours a month. However, many of my classmates work FT plus have families. Everyone at the top of my class works FT, most have at least 1 kid too. It can be done, how well you do it depends on how well you manage your time. The people who are the best at it are the best time manangers I have ever seen. They still take vacations and trips as well to work and do law school, things I don't do, and still do really well.

Thanks for your perspective Matthies.  I'm married and have two small kids so I'm worried about being able to spend quality time with them.  I did the part-time school, full-time work thing recently to finish my UG, and while it was totally doable with good time-management, I figure that it will be that much harder with law school.  I also know someone with a small family who did PT law school, FT work, was near the top of his class, law review, etc., but wasn't home that much at all.  I know there's a balance.  Just a lot to consider.  Thanks again for the good info.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Accepted at Geo Mason?
« on: March 17, 2008, 03:50:57 PM »
I guess that answers that!   :)

(mine was a shade under 900 words, btw)

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