POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

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Are you going home for Thanksgiving?

Yes, for the entire/most of break period.
59
33%
Yes, for half of the break or less.
37
21%
No, due to logistics.
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6%
No, to be able to study.
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16%
No, combination of logistics/studying.
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24%
 
Total votes: 178

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DeSimone
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POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby DeSimone » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:06 pm

In the last category myself. Wondering about the rest of the tls'ers.

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blerg
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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby blerg » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:10 pm

It's an 8 hour/$500 flight. No thanks.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby KMaine » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:12 pm

Would be interesting to see the breakdown between 1L/2L/3L.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby HBK » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:20 pm

I am staying at school.

I have friends here and my family stresses me out.

The last thing I need is more stress. I'll probably just take the day off from studying and relax.

/1L

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby DeSimone » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:22 pm

Another question for those staying: what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Celebrating with local friends, other law students, or not celebrating at all?

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blerg
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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby blerg » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:24 pm

Local BFF + her husband, my bf, his best friend & my old assistant. Maybe my ex-bf and his new bf.

It's my favorite holiday and surprisingly unawkward.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby Dr. Van Nostrand » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:25 pm

KMaine wrote:Would be interesting to see the breakdown between 1L/2L/3L.


I second this, I feel like there would be a huge disparity between 1Ls staying to study and 3Ls.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby Grizz » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:35 pm

1L, staying because of logistics and studying, will celebrate by tailgating this Saturday and on Thanksgiving, I will probably eat CPK frozen pizza.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:38 pm

1L, going home but home is 15 minutes away and I'll be studying most of the time save for Thursday.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby savagedm » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:53 pm

KMaine wrote:Would be interesting to see the breakdown between 1L/2L/3L.


No it wouldnt.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:07 pm

DeSimone wrote:Another question for those staying: what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Celebrating with local friends, other law students, or not celebrating at all?

One of my friends is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, which I'll go to. Almost all of my close friends are staying anyway, so, I'm thinking it might be more fun than going home. Going home either requires flying (which is like $700, for an hour and a half flight?), or driving 8 hours (which I absolutely hate, for just a few days at home - And at home, I would literally be able to get no studying done). No thanks. I'm going home in 3 weeks anyway.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:26 pm

2L here. Not going home. It's a 12 hour drive or a pain-in-the-ass plane ride. Plus, I think my mom is coming up here to visit my cousin anyway. And I really need to start reading for my classes. Oh, and I have a 30 page note due after Thanksgiving. I guess I should start on that too.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby AntiHuman » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:21 pm

who the hell wouldn't go home for t-giving lol?

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby skoobily doobily » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:48 pm

I told my parents that I would have thanksgiving with them, but outside of the dinner, there were no guarantees for actually seeing me.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby beach_terror » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Yes, I'll be home for most of it. I also only live 10 minutes from my lawl school.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby pre-law » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:39 pm

Going home the evening before Thanksgiving Day. Leaving the evening after Thanksgiving Day. I'm attending law school out-of-state.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby RVP11 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:49 pm

AntiHuman wrote:who the hell wouldn't go home for t-giving lol?


Ummm people who live thousands of miles or 6+ hour plane rides away?

People who want to use the vital study time to the maximum (as 1Ls should be?

People who rationalize that they can wait an extra 2 weeks, when exams will be over, to see friends and family?

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby Omerta » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:38 pm

I'm staying at school to study. It will make my Christmas break a lot more enjoyable to know that I did everything that I could have done to get good grades. If I do poorly on my exams, I want it to be because my classmates are smarter/more prepared than I was and not because I didn't put in my best effort.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby sophie316 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:19 am

AntiHuman wrote:who the hell wouldn't go home for t-giving lol?


People who are not american and from foreign countries that do not celebrate it(although I did force my parents to cook a turkey one year when my SO came over, they were very confused)

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby DeSimone » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:18 am

Wow.. My school is a ghost town right now.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:26 am

I'm going home Tues-Sat. Going to catch up on some Contracts reading while I'm there, but that's it. Taking a break makes a huuuuge difference to my productivity, and I know it sounds weird but it kind of makes me think clearer too. My school also has another two full weeks of class after Thanksgiving before exams, though. If I had like, one week, I would probably take a shorter break, maybe Wed-Fri.

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby Borhas » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:23 pm

going down to LA for less than 48 hours. It's an important responsibility and something I look forward to

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby savagedm » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:08 pm

Borhas wrote:going down to LA for less than 48 hours. It's an important responsibility and something I look forward to


I would if I weren't guaranteed some action if I stayed by my school ;)

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby gwuorbust » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:14 pm

RVP11 wrote:
AntiHuman wrote:who the hell wouldn't go home for t-giving lol?


Ummm people who live thousands of miles or 6+ hour plane rides away?

People who want to use the vital study time to the maximum (as 1Ls should be?

People who rationalize that they can wait an extra 2 weeks, when exams will be over, to see friends and family?


QFbitchslap

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Re: POLL (for law students): Going Home for Thanksgiving?

Postby AntiHuman » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:02 pm

gwuorbust wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
AntiHuman wrote:who the hell wouldn't go home for t-giving lol?


Ummm people who live thousands of miles or 6+ hour plane rides away?

People who want to use the vital study time to the maximum (as 1Ls should be?

People who rationalize that they can wait an extra 2 weeks, when exams will be over, to see friends and family?


QFbitchslap


lol k I guess I just dont find those as valid reasons. but whatev

1. it's once a year...suck up the plane ride and ticket

2. study earlier...you had the whole semester to prepare for just 1 exam.

3. thanksgiving doesn't equal christmas...I guess I just put thanksgiving as the most important holiday of the year...personal opinion I guess....and it doesn't have to be an "American" holiday...only nubz say that. Call it something else, but it's just a day do be thankful... because quite frankly...I dont think many people say thanks every day.

This is just assuming students families live in the U.S and they go to U.S law schools. Use Southwest and plane rides from coast to coast can't be more than 5-6 hours. Or you can cry about the plane ticket/flight...to each his own




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