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You may be the party, but I've got the pool, which is much more important during August in Atlanta! :P

Jacy: If you need someone to show you around Hotlanta, let me know. I grew up here (only about a three minute drive from Emory, as a matter of fact), lived away for six years, and have lived back here for two years. I'll be around till August 10 or so, when I head out to Athens. Which apartment complex did you choose?

As for finishing work: My last day of teaching is June 10, then I grade final exams and move out of my classroom. The one hitch is that I'm signed up to teach a college essay summer school course in July, but it's only three hours a day, so I don't consider that to be real work.


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UGA students
« on: May 02, 2005, 04:09:51 PM »
Thanks. Good info to know. Good luck! Athens is very cheap compared to DC (even Atlanta is cheap compared to DC).

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UGA students
« on: May 02, 2005, 03:03:03 PM »
I'm a high school English teacher (at least I will have the writing/grammar part of law school down--not sure about the rest).

And you make a good point about buying v. renting. I guess I'm worried about not being able to sell it off or rent it out, but that shouldn't be a problem in such a college town. I also wasn't sure if I would qualify for a loan if I'm not going to be making income in law school. Thoughts?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UGA students
« on: May 02, 2005, 02:30:48 PM »
I'm tempted to buy rather than rent, but even if I could get a decent down payment from the profits of selling my condo in Atlanta, I'd still be taking out loans all through law school, so I figured it didn't make sense to pay one loan (school loan) toward another (mortgage). But after being a homeowner, I'm sad to go back to renting. Sigh.

Anyway, as for Athens itself (I'm not very familiar with the area, but here's my two cents from brief visits): downtown is cool, but I think it's mostly apartments located above shops, and heavily populated by undergrads, so it may be noisy. West Athens is also nice, and on the quiet side; lots of small houses, some of which are subdivided. East Athens has a lot of new condo/townhome developments with pools, tennis courts, etc., if that's more your style.

Good luck with your search. And thanks for the compliments about Southern ladies--proud to be one of them. :)

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UGA students
« on: May 02, 2005, 12:41:15 PM »
I didn't think Emory was worth the money. It's ranked only marginally higher than UGA and costs twice as much. The general campus attitude is not as friendly or happy as UGA. A friend of mine whose dad is a prof at Emory Law said, confidentially, that I should choose Georgia, as did a number of lawyers I know.

I was pretty sure I'd get into UGA with my numbers and state residency, so the rest of the schools I applied to were all reaches, just to see what would happen (not much, as you can see on LSN).

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UGA students
« on: May 02, 2005, 08:53:42 AM »

No one else seems to be responding to UGA threads, though.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Barbri??? Last day for discount
« on: May 01, 2005, 10:49:06 AM »
So I'm leaning toward not wasting $900 on the law school prep course that BarBri offers, but I figured I'd get a few more opinions since today (5/1) is the last day to get the early registration discount.


I hate it when people use "myself" when they should use either me or I. 

me too me too me too! grr.

Yes!!! So annoying!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« on: April 28, 2005, 06:53:03 PM »
My dad was a founding partner in a construction litigation firm, but he gave it up when I was in college to pursue software development. He's much happier now...not sure how that bodes for my future profession. Luckily I have no interest in construction litigation...

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