I am the parent of a lawyer and also of a future 1L. I am having an argument with the future 1L now that threatens our relationship and I thought it would be a good idea to poll all of you and openly share your opinions with her to settle the dispute.
She has been accepted at a good school and has been given a $34K scholarship as long as she maintains a GPA better that 50% of the class. The tuition is $44k.
She currently lives 80 miles away in her boyfriends house. Her car has 175k miles on it.
I offered to rent her an apartment near the law school, lease her a new car, pay the tuition difference, pay her college loans, pay the boyfriend her "rent" and pay all of her expenses for the time she is in law school (about $100k).
She says she wants to commute to law school from her boyfriends house. And its all or nothing. No compromise. I think it is unsafe and not doable. I do not think she understands the amount of work required.
I do not want her to loose the $34k and I am being firm on this. Am I being unreasonable?
Unbias (also Dad TY)
How can you claim to be "ubiased" with all dad (and being her Dad)?
What is your career and have you been a helicoptor parent her whole life or just now?
Does she even want to go to that school or did she only take the lsat because you were on her back about it?
It sounds like she'll pick the BF over you (it would be F'd up if it were any different to be frank)
It sounds like you would spend the amount she'd be saving. Is there a lawschool closer to her BF? If so just pay for it there if you want to spend that mad cash so bad, what difference does it make who the check is wrote to if you just want to spend it and her get the degree?
If none is closer, let her do whatever she wants. Her life.