going to school where you have friends

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how much should having a bunch of friends near a school affect your choice?

a lot
2
5%
a little
17
44%
not at all
20
51%
 
Total votes: 39

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theturkeyisfat
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going to school where you have friends

Postby theturkeyisfat » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:07 pm

what do y'all say?

emmbar53
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Re: going to school where you have friends

Postby emmbar53 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:09 pm

I voted a little, as that can greatly influence what market you want to practice in.

paulinaporizkova
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Re: going to school where you have friends

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:10 pm

i'd say it'd be more of a detriment if you had friends at the same school because then when one of you does better it has the potential for causing drama.

maybe that's just me

**I guess "at" and "near" are very different

cowgirl_bebop
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Re: going to school where you have friends

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:59 pm

emmbar53 wrote:I voted a little, as that can greatly influence what market you want to practice in.

This.

Im considering going to school far away from where my best friend is going to grad school, and it is definitely a negative. All of my friends are on the East Coast, and that is part of the reason I still haven't pulled the trigger in deciding on which school to attend. I have East Coast options that I have left open because I know I have a support system (not just my friends) there.

But in the end as a student you have to go to the best school you can with the best scholarship you can get, and if that draws you away from your friends then so be it. You can always keep in touch and make new friends where you go to school, unless you are a total creeper, in which case you can "meet" people on the internet.

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ilovesf
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Re: going to school where you have friends

Postby ilovesf » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:04 pm

I went to college on the east coast so all of my friends live there, mostly in NYC. It really makes me want to go to school in NYC, however I got into better schools in other areas of the country. It's super tempting, but you'll make new friends at law school. It's so easy to stay in touch with people these days (facebook, obsessive texting, etc), that I don't think it should really affect your decision that much.. especially if you got into a better school elsewhere.

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Fred_McGriff
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Re: going to school where you have friends

Postby Fred_McGriff » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:32 pm

It's a consideration, but not a major one.




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