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Ohio State U / Re: New OSU Students
« on: June 08, 2005, 04:30:03 PM »
The Yahoo Group has been created. It's called Moritz 2008. Pretty straightforward. I look forward to seeing everyone on here there soon. I sent an email to Sanjeev Sant, hopefully he'll pass on a message to the others that are enrolled. Adios.

Ohio State U / New OSU Students
« on: June 08, 2005, 02:34:14 PM »
I was wondering if any of us that are going to be starting at OSU in August would be interested in starting a Yahoo Group or something, get a chance to talk a bit, see if we can share insight on things we've already had set up (Housing, internet, etc). If there's not really any interest than its not a big deal, but I would be happy to moderate it, and we could have Sanjeev Sant in the admissions office send out an email to the enrolled students offering to let them join. If some people think this is a good idea then let me know and I'll see what I can do to get it set up.

Ohio State U / Re: OSU 1L
« on: June 08, 2005, 08:06:29 AM »
I'm working in the Akron office as their messenger and mailroom person. Basically I just wanted to take a year off from school (I graduated in May 04), wanted to get out on my own for a little bit, but certainly wanted a job that would in some way help make me better prepared for law school. Working here has made me a stronger candidate, especially at OSU, and the lawyers in the Akron office are all amazing. Its a small enough office that they take the time to explain a lot to me, so I've learned a lot about procedure as well as how a law office runs. I take care of all the court filings, I function as the office's process server, and I do a lot of this and that in the office, pretty much just whatever needs done.
Well, I hope to catch up with you in August once we're both down there and at least compare notes on our Vorys experiences. I've been here about a year, and I still enjoy coming to work each day. Anyways, good luck with what you're doing.

Ohio State U / Re: OSU 1L
« on: June 07, 2005, 11:30:20 AM »
I'm starting at OSU this fall as well. Ironically for the person who wrote this post, I'm also working at Vorys this year, in the Akron office. I've got an apartment set up in Granville, Heritage Apartments. Not the nicest place, but it certainly seems fine for me.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Official "My Last Day of Work" Thread
« on: July 29, 2005, 12:58:49 PM »
Today's my last day, moving to Columbus tomorrow, going to Florida for a week in the sun, and then hello OSU-Moritz.
Here's to not having to work a real job again for at least 9 months!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who is packing to go to law school RIGHT NOW?
« on: July 19, 2005, 06:46:11 AM »
I'd say that that's a great question, but I'm living in Akron, though I'm not really from Akron. I went to UG in Wooster, and found a job at a downtown Akron firm for the past year, so I'm here, but I'm not really an Akron person, not really.
I've started packing... I'm moving from Akron to Cleveland in three weeks!  I have boxes of books all over my living room.  I own far too many books, but I refuse to get rid of any of them.

(By the way -- what's up with all the Akron people on this thread?  I didn't know there were so many Akron residents going to law school elsewhere in the fall.)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who is packing to go to law school RIGHT NOW?
« on: July 16, 2005, 05:37:43 PM »
I'm moving in 2 weeks, I have 9 boxes packed. Not quite as far of a move, just from Akron, OH to Columbus, but still a lot to do.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: billable hours calculator - check it out
« on: July 07, 2005, 12:48:11 PM »
This kind of thing is a joke. If you take the time to try to schedule your entire year like this, you've gotten into the wrong career. Sure, you have to work tons of hours, but if you are trying to calculate from the get-go how many hours a day for this and that and every tiny little thing, you'll go insane.
Too many things come up, especially in a big firm, that don't fit into a nice little schedule.
Sure, you may plan to spend only 30 minutes a day eating lunch, but what happens when a partner decides to take you out for an hour and a half lunch. I work for a law firm now, I see partners do this with first-year associates.. i know it happens.
These things are a waste of time.

These days it doesn't make sense to get dialup if you have a cell phone (hopefully you get a signal in your apt. some don't). I don't plan to have a landline, but if I did then I would have to pay $30 for the phone line and on top of that however much the dialup service is. You can get DSL or Cable for less than that. There are alot of deals for new customers. Also when you call to cancel, alot of times they will extend the deal, so you keep getting it.
No, he was actually right on this one, if Direct TV is included for free with his rent, he shouldn't even consider cable. DSL would be the way to go, but you still have to get a landline for that to work. Its really inexpensive, and I think you can get a discount if you already have DirectTV, since they're usually offered as a package deal, at least if its Yahoo-SBC DSL.

First, you're three miles from law school yet can't get cable tv? If you can get cable tv then you can get cable internet, and if you can get cable internet, get it. Yes, its nice to have the internet in the law building, but there will be times when you'll really just want to get the heck out of there, and its nice to be able to work from home, and dial-up sucks.
Don't forget about renter's insurance, Laundry money if you don't have a washer dryer in your apartment.
I agree that a daily budget is hard to work with actual living, if you cook at all, there will be leftovers etc, I'd have a monthly budget, but weekly should work too.
Don't count out incidentals, you never know whats really going to pop up. Maybe you need new tires for your car, maybe you need to fly somewhere for an emergency.
I'd request the maximum amount possible. If there's money left over, request less the next year. You want to be comfortable, and the last thing you're going to want to worry about around finals time is having enough money to eat.

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