Commute time

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Commute, one way.

Under 10 minutes
10
31%
10-20
6
19%
21-30
7
22%
30-45
3
9%
45+
6
19%
 
Total votes: 32

LSATfromNC
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Commute time

Postby LSATfromNC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:39 pm

Trying to figure our how far from my top choice I can live (real estate prices :( ) and reasonably commute considering the demands of 1L. How long do you plan on your commute to law school being?

LSATfromNC
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Re: Commute time with Poll

Postby LSATfromNC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:45 pm

That many of you plan on travelling over 45 minutes one way! Do you plan on participating in after school crap?

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Commute time

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:46 pm

After living withing a 10-15 minute commute throughout most of my schooling/jobs, last year I decided to move 40 miles away from my job.

Sometimes I would drive (I reverse commuted out of a big city, so the traffic wasn't too bad), other times I'd take the train. All in all, it took between 45 minutes and an hour from when I walked out of my door to when I got to work.

I will not do it again.


Edit: My goal is to live within a short walking distance to campus (on-campus housing if it's not outrageous), or under a 10 minute drive. Every little bit helps...plus I want a dog.

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Re: Commute time

Postby newyorklaw23 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:52 pm

Considering how much time i'll be spending in the law school/in the library, I want a commute under 20. The added stress of a long commute is just not something I want to deal with, and I'm young and single and will probably hang out with the other students.

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jks289
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Re: Commute time

Postby jks289 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:57 pm

I put 30-45 minutes but that is on the upper end of what is possible. I think 30 minutes is entirely doable. I plan to treat school like a full time job. Get there by 8 or 9 and not leave until dinner (or later if I have extra work). 30 minutes to clear my head driving seems ok, provided it isn't 30 minutes of bumper to bumper.

LSATfromNC
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Re: Commute time

Postby LSATfromNC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:17 pm

Hmm, I would like to keep it under 20 minutes, but I foresee it being 30ish :(

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adameus
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Re: Commute time

Postby adameus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:11 pm

I plan to sleep at the school, so 0 minutes.

LSATfromNC
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Re: Commute time

Postby LSATfromNC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:15 pm

adameus wrote:I plan to sleep at the school, so 0 minutes.


Is that you? --LinkRemoved--

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General Tso
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Re: Commute time

Postby General Tso » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:29 pm

I take BART to school, and I live at the absolute end of the line. The train ride is about 50 minutes, travel to or from the station is about 10 minutes, so total commute time is about 1:15 door to door.

yeff
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Re: Commute time

Postby yeff » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:15 am

Hoping for as short as possible, but have no idea really.

To those who "unwind" in the car: if you lived 5 minutes away instead of 30, would you sit in the driveway for 25 minutes once you got home?




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