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.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)
I am an unemployed construction worker, second generation in this country. I will be borrowing the money from my IRA. I suggested she take a Masters first. It was her choice to pursue law school.
I have been through a similar situation and would love to offer an opinion. First, I need some answers. "first responder" - What is your education, age, marital status, kids and what type of work do you currently do? Did you attend any school after high school and did you graduate? If so, What degree (s) do you hold?
There is a closer school, but she does not want to attend and it is not nearly as qualified as this school. Plus, they offered her less money ($24k) and a much more stricter scholarship, at 70% above class GPA. That is very difficult to maintain.
First responder, would mean the first and only responder I've seen so far. Your history and background would help decipher why your tone and thoughts are so negative. You are definitely one sided and your background is what influences your opinion. Do you have an embarrassing past? Have you been through this before? This man is clearly trying to give his daughter the best direction and help anyone could give. It seems she is making a decision (which affects the remainder of her life) over her "BF". Why cant he move with her? Why is he trying to control the rest of her life? Just give me your history so I can eliminate you as the boyfriend and respond the the post.