« on: April 23, 2008, 06:48:46 PM »
I say hang onto the WL at W&M (for the reasons that others have posted) and move if you get in. I went from a 20-minute commute to a 45-minute commute this year, and it really does make a difference. I can't imagine driving over an hour each way, not to mention you'd have to worry about traffic as well. A couple classmates commute at least an hour from out-of-state, but at least they take commuter rail and can study on the train.
Another thing to think about- if commuting becomes an obstacle to the amount of time you can spend on campus, it can also adversely affect your classmates/moot court partners. I've done a couple of group projects with the aforementioned classmates and I must say that they really held the group back because of scheduling difficulties and the fact that they simply had less time that they could commit. The other group members really resented it, and I'm sure it affected the individual's grade for the one project where the group members were required to evaluate each other. Moot court is also really intense, lots of long days around competition time.