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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Where did the time go?
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:44:07 AM »
maddie, i can sympathize. i've been living with my parents for the last two months too! painful at times... i've been avoiding them by spending all my free time exercising and going out drinking. i've managed to lose 13 lbs.-- all while drinking 4-5 nights a week.

that said, now that it's time to leave my parents' place, there is some sick and twisted part of me that is going to miss it!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Where did the time go?
« on: July 23, 2008, 09:24:47 AM »
yeah, it will. i think i just hate goodbyes-- i'll feel much better about it once i'm on the road...

Incoming 1Ls / Where did the time go?
« on: July 23, 2008, 08:35:09 AM »
Just realized that I'm moving NEXT week! Holy crap! ...totally snuck up on me and now i'm a little freaked out. Where did the summer go?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 15, 2008, 12:59:39 PM »
2,702 Miles, according to google to drive from virginia to U of idaho, via denver and yellowstone. Pulling a U-Haul trailer, I figure >$1,000 on gas alone.

17? out of 115? more than i would have guessed... not saying go to idaho, just offering an alternate perspective. $50k is huge when you're starting out in PI work paying $30k.

(and what about all those canucks sneaking their way across the northern border?)

i too would like to speak up for idaho, since i'm going there this fall. like you, i did my undergrad in VA (at UVA- while charlottesville is not as diverse as nova, it certainly is in comparison to the rest of the state). if you like the outdoors and a place free of distractions so that you can focus on school you'll be just fine in moscow. and while it may not be a very diverse place, the fact that it's different from what you're accustomed to can definitely be a unique and challenging experience which can't hurt your future as a lawyer. idaho won't offer the same job opportunities where you want to work, but having to work your way into those markets may be worth $50,000. on the other hand, UI has a lock on the idaho market and you may be suprised (i was) to find out that boise is comparable in size to spokane, wa or richmond, va and growing at a lightning fast pace (doubled in size in the last 20 years or so) -- if immigration is not an issue now, it soon will be.

Further, if you consider staying in idaho an option, think about this: over the last thirty years, the law school has remained roughly the same size, while the population of the state has more than doubled. each year, UI produces 115 law grads, of which 60% (as quoted by the admissions department) remain in the state. that means when you graduate, you'll be competing with about 70 people for entry level jobs in the state of idaho. i like those odds...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 20, 2008, 11:28:56 AM »
tag. thanks for this

General Off-Topic Board / Re: California Gay Marriage
« on: June 19, 2008, 06:28:52 AM »
and if you really have time, listen to this:

fantastic discussion on the real day to day issues that arise out of gay unions.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: # of Waitlists norm?
« on: June 19, 2008, 06:14:17 AM »
And as an applicant, I'd rather be waitlisted then rejected. At least you're still in the hunt if you're on the list. Granted you might be pruned out of the bottom of the list if that's where you are, but at least you have a shot.

I'm not so sure about this. on one hand it's nice to be in the hunt... BUT if i were outright rejected at least i would know where the hell i'm moving in a little over a month.

Transferring / Re: transferring from T3 to Denver (T2)
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:16:18 AM »
thanks for the responses everyone!

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