I like bow ties, but I would not wear one to Court. I think advocacy works better when people aren't distracted by what you're wearing.
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Here's an objective piece of advice based on your subjective views on the world.
Which are you first? A partner in a romantic relationship, or a high powered attorney. Choose your school accordingly.
Basically, it comes down not to which is better, but which "loss" is more tolerable. Would staying at a lower prestige school for a relationship cause you to resent the relationship? Then go as far up the ladder as ya can.
Would leaving your partner behind for glory at a T(x) school make you so sullen and lonely that you'd start doing horrible in school and work? Then take the law review bid and be happy with your lot.
I'd choose love over money any day of the week... except when rent is due.
I live in San Diego. Go to Miami.
The market here is small, and collegial. But you suffer from the Sunshine Tax. It's expensive to live here, and people from all over the nation want to come here after suffering through winters in Cambridge or New Haven. The highest ranked school in town is a Tier 2, and there are several T1s 90 minutes away. So it's tough down here.
« on: June 06, 2009, 01:43:18 PM »
I got married Fall semester of 2L. I don't think it's difficult at all. If your schedule has a little flexibility, try to take a class or two less than you usually would. I took 3 classes, and didn't suffer any huge GPA letdown.
You will be distracted, but #1 2L is easier, #2 it's good to have something to distract you from law school. Balance in life is good, ya know?
Wool is always good. Wool/Cashmere blends can be nice. If you're in a hot area, there are some good cotton options out there, just make sure it's a fully structured and lined jacket so that it doesn't look like a casual jacket.
I'm fond of wearing waistcoats, so that I can take off my jacket when I'm seated, but still have something other than shirtsleeves going. Then again, I've always worn suits at work, except on Fridays... on Fridays I prefer to wear dresses.
As an aside, I'd try to pin down what the dress code is exactly, rather than guessing.