« on: February 12, 2009, 10:31:55 AM »
1) Yeah, the appellate brief sucks. But at least when its over you're basically done with LRW. Hooray! (Except for the oral argument, which is a lot less painful than you think it will be.)
2) As far as where to live, I lived ON Magazine street my first year. The location was awesome. I drove down to the shuttle and took that to school every day. I always found that parking around school was more trouble than it was worth. If you give yourself enough time, the shuttle works really well. Also, it isn't a bad walk from school to the shuttle stop, so the few times the shuttle went MIA I just walked back to my car with a friend.
I currently live on in the Garden District. Its farther away from school, but I really like the neighborhood. Its close to entertainment stuff and I can easily walk to the Quarter. (That should come in handy the next couple of weeks.) I actually take the streetcar to school each day. They sell month-long passes in Loyola's bookstore for way too much money, but its convenient. I know a lot of people knock the streetcar because it isn't exactly on a regular schedule, but again if I give myself enough time to get where I'm going, its not a problem. Besides, nothing is on a regular schedule down here.
I personally would not want to live within blocks of school for a few reasons. For one, when I leave that building, I want to get far, far away. That probably sounds weird, but it goes along with the second reason I like living a few miles from school: sometimes I just want to go to a bar (or anywhere) and NOT see another law student. There tends to be a significant amount of drama in law school (see previous posts about a shoe and a party). Sometimes I just want a break from everything law school. I like the geographical distance, because it gives me some emotional distance from law school as well.
But that's just my 2 cents.