Books: About $500-600 a semester. Add another $100-200 for supplements (you'll have a strange urge to buy them, trust me. And they are slightly useful).Unexpected expenses: how often I feel pressure to go out to eat/drink to socialize. My advice: if you're not on a meal plan, pack your lunch for school every day. You can still hang out with friends during lunch but it will cost much less. Also, pre-game before going to the bars but thats pretty obvious.
Wow, I hadn't thought about the lunch thing...is anyone here on a meal plan, or would you overall recommend just packing a lunch?
Quote from: Bevelicious87 on March 13, 2009, 12:09:04 PMWow, I hadn't thought about the lunch thing...is anyone here on a meal plan, or would you overall recommend just packing a lunch?Man I donít know about other schools, but at my school a 1L can eat lunch for free just about every day. Just about every day some group is having a meeting, or talk, or presenter in which they provide free lunch if you show up. Like on Mondays I do the black law students meeting, pizza or burritos usually, Tuesday the womenís law student association meeting (a lot of salads), Wednesday the Latino Students association (real Mexican food, sometime a pot luck!) Thursdays the Law School Republicans (sandwiches, they are not that creative), then Fridays the Law Democrats lunch (mostly pizza, but they always have a veggie option too, being so inclusive you know), then the next week Iíll have lunch at the Reproductive Rights students group (an again lots of veggie options here) then the next day the Pro Life students lunch (fetus shaped meat sandwiches) then Iíll go over to the Business law association and get some BBQ, then Environmental Law associations for some free range organic sustainable pitas etc. repeat as necessary. BTW I donít belong to any of those groups, I just eat their free food.
Wow, I hadn't thought about the lunch thing...is anyone here on a meal plan, or would you overall recommend just packing a lunch?Thanks for the Westlaw/Lib tips about supplements; good to know And thanks everyone for responding, especially about unexpected budget busters.