I'm planning on getting a puppy this semester, but I'm a 2L and I live less than five minutes walk from school. I'm planning on coming home between classes to take the dog out and make sure it's not lonely, so I had to make sure that I never have more than three hours of classes in a row, because an 8 week old puppy can only hold it for three hours, tops. I stayed at school all day as a 1L (and lived further away), so a dog wouldn't have worked for me at all last year. However, I think this year's the best time for me to get a dog in the foreseeable future--I'm not working full time, and I can get home during the day. After this, I'll be working, and I'd have no time for a puppy. I'm excited. It's going to be awesome.
Your dog's cute.