Visitors during the school year?

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lavidaroka
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Visitors during the school year?

Postby lavidaroka » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Hi,
I will be a 1L this fall and my mom suggested visiting me the last week of September from Friday-Sunday or Monday. I am concerned that I will not be able to finish up my assignments if she visits me for a few days during the semester (I want to be able to give her my full attention, not work on homework while she is here)

I would like some advice from current/former law students on their experiences with having visitors during the semester...is it able to work or will my weekends pretty much be devoted to my studies the majority of the semester?

I have already been given a guilt trip from my mom and a call from my grandma...and I don't want to give in to the guilt just because they are family...after all, they aern't the ones going into law school debt or responsible for my grade/rankings!!!

Thanks!!

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby ben4847 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:49 pm

I can see it adding a bit of stress.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:54 pm

(also a rising 1L)

From what I have gathered, there doesn't seem to be much 'homework' in law school, in the undergrad sense of having assignments to turn in regularly. There's regular reading and note-taking/outlining to keep up with, and perhaps a few writing assignments like memos.

I'd ask the current students at your school whether the work load in late September would allow you to host a visitor for a weekend. If there's no big writing assignment due, and if you can shift your reading around to prepare for Monday's class before your mom gets there or read for a few hours while she's there, it seems like a visitor wouldn't be disastrous.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:03 pm

Only lwr has assignments. Just pick a weekend without it. Then do all your reading for mon and tues before she comes.

Law school is less than a 9-5 during sept and Oct.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby LS-boundNYC » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Only lwr has assignments. Just pick a weekend without it. Then do all your reading for mon and tues before she comes.

Law school is less than a 9-5 during sept and Oct.


This is TCR. I worked during the day and went to class and note and was able to devote at least 2 weekends per semester to family/friends/outside life. (And still managed to score quite well on exams.)

Don't let law school eat away at your entire social life. You'll lose your sanity very quickly.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Miller32 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:32 pm

Why is someone who hasn't spent a day in law school giving advice here?

Also, the term "rising 1L" is obnoxious.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby eandy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:34 pm

There is no reason Mom can't visit you during September. You won't be doing a TON until mid-October. Even then, if you plan well, it won't be an issue.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby estopped » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:04 pm

2L here. You're fine. You will definitely have enough free time until middle of October at least. Start outlining in November, and you should be golden.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:52 pm

I blocked off November and December during 1L. I think it was a good choice.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby dixon02 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:59 pm

You'll be fine. I'm sure at some point over the course of an entire weekend you can find a couple hours to do any reading you need to do anyway. Law school is not an around the clock gig in September.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:03 pm

It will be no problem at all. You'll just be busy the weekend before your lwr memo is due and then you'll buckle down in November for finals. Sept & oct otherwise were pretty fun and stress free.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby dreakol » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:19 pm

dont listen to the people itt

you will not have time to do anything in law school except study

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:26 pm

I mean, I had visitors for weeks at a time during 1L. I survived (with honors). Sh*t doesn't hit the fan until November.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Ozymandias » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Miller32 wrote:Why is someone who hasn't spent a day in law school giving advice here?

First of all, this.

Second of all, you'll absolutely have time for visitors. If you don't, you're doing law school wrong. Don't have people come right before finals and it'll be fine. In fact, it's nice to spend time with non-law school people and eat out at nice restaurants for a weekend.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:48 pm

estopped wrote:2L here. You're fine. You will definitely have enough free time until middle of October at least. Start outlining in November, and you should be golden.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Miller32 wrote:Why is someone who hasn't spent a day in law school giving advice here?

Also, the term "rising 1L" is obnoxious.

But is it offensive

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby thisguy456 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:50 pm

piccolittle wrote:I mean, I had visitors for weeks at a time during 1L. I survived (with honors). Sh*t doesn't hit the fan until November.


Do people do a lot of work/studying during Thanksgiving break?

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Ludo! » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:51 pm

FWIW Rinkrat's advice in this thread was better than the 3l that responded first

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Emma. » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:51 pm

sundance95 wrote:
Miller32 wrote:Why is someone who hasn't spent a day in law school giving advice here?

Also, the term "rising 1L" is obnoxious.

But is it offensive


lulz

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:54 pm

thisguy456 wrote:
piccolittle wrote:I mean, I had visitors for weeks at a time during 1L. I survived (with honors). Sh*t doesn't hit the fan until November.


Do people do a lot of work/studying during Thanksgiving break?

Everyone goes home, eats lots of bird and drinks lots of wine,then says they they outlined all the outlines on the outline bank

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Nightrunner » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:55 pm

LOL "reading."

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby Icculus » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:57 pm

sundance95 wrote:
thisguy456 wrote:
piccolittle wrote:I mean, I had visitors for weeks at a time during 1L. I survived (with honors). Sh*t doesn't hit the fan until November.


Do people do a lot of work/studying during Thanksgiving break?

Everyone goes home, eats lots of bird and drinks lots of wine,then says they they outlined all the outlines on the outline bank


But really most people sat around thinking about working while actually just relaxing.

Visitors are totally fine except for times when lwr is due and exam time.

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby JoeFish » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:59 pm

Emma. wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
Miller32 wrote:Why is someone who hasn't spent a day in law school giving advice here?

Also, the term "rising 1L" is obnoxious.

But is it offensive


lulz


Cross-forum references are the best part of TLS.

Wait... no... the other thing...

... worst.

:D

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby charlesxavier » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:17 am

The answer depends on if you want them to visit or not. :wink:

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Re: Visitors during the school year?

Postby ilovesf » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:50 am

thisguy456 wrote:
piccolittle wrote:I mean, I had visitors for weeks at a time during 1L. I survived (with honors). Sh*t doesn't hit the fan until November.


Do people do a lot of work/studying during Thanksgiving break?

I had my outlines done by the day before Thanksgiving, took 2 days off for the holidays, then studied. My first exam was December 1st. Everyone does it differently though. I have some friends that didn't go home for Thanksgiving and stayed at school and studied. That seemed kind of depressing to me.




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