DiniMae wrote:Thanks to the last Anon for the post re: tips.
Question about housing to any alums: How does it work? Are you left to fend for yourself? I'm applying to CA from DC (in at Berkeley) and am concerned about their practice of last minute selections (May last year they were taking people). That hardly seems to be enough time to pack, sell/move stuff & get to the other side of the country & explore housing options.
I'm no K-JD so I actually have a household, not just clothes. Plus, when I move, I'm not coming back. I'd stay out there because of school. All of this is NOT to say I'd decline, I'm just asking about logistics. Thanks.
I was not K-JD either and I got really lucky with my lease ending on June 1 by coincidence. It's a huge hassle to move so I would just have everything ready to list on craigslist as soon as they send that acceptance. They do not give you useful assistance to find housing. The good part is the orientation in NYC will buy you some extra time to look for a place because you will have one week's stay in NYC paid for by the firm.
I had to move to NYC in two weeks and just sold as many things as possible and stored the rest until after 1st semester of law school. I was on craigslist, facebook, and using my networks to find housing and it was a nightmare but I'm glad I did it. Maybe ask SEO to provide the contact info for last year's Cali alumns so they can offer you some pointed housing advice.