Greetings. I just found this forum yesterday. I'm glad. I'm seriously considering applying to NSL for 2005 admission. I'm married, have two kids, a fulltime job, and all the attendant responsibilities. I live in Knoxville, but I don't think I could get into UT. Even if I could, I am not sure I could swing it and still support my family. It's much more expensive and the pace is faster. I have a pretty good LSAT score and an abysmal GPA, but I have a high enough index that I think I might be a viable candidate for admission to NSL. All that leads to my question: do any of you commute from Knoxville? Or anyplace else that is of an equivalent distance from Nashville? If so, I would like to gain insight from your experience. (Also, perhaps, someone with whom to carpool, assuming I get in.) My job is flexible enough that I could fit it around just about any conceivable schedule. My wife would miss me on the nights I was gone, and so would the boys, but I think we could all adjust to that. I sure hope so, because one way or another, I intend to go to law school. I'd just prefer not to have to uproot everyone and move them somewhere away from grandparents, friends, church, and all that sort of thing.So, in your opinion(s), is this much of a commute an overwhelmingly negative factor? Or, is it feasible if the desire is present?I would really appreciate hearing from any of you who have dealt with this, or are thinking about it. Thanks.R
If I lived in Knoxville, I would think long and hard before giving up on UT.
Yes, I wouldn't give up on UT either. I went there as an undergrad. Go Vols! And would love to go there, but can't give up my job and move there. I think you have to go to UT full time, even though the husband of a friend of mine started law school in Ohio (he was a pharmacist) and was transferred to Knoxville, and he finished at UT, taking classes on his lunch hour. But that was about 10 years ago, so don't know if this kind of arrangement is still possible.There is a man in my classes who commutes from Knoxville. He takes classes on Tues-Wed. and spends the night. He arranges to work in the Nashville office of his company on Wednesdays.