sandwiches5000 wrote:I only looked at about 6 pages of the thread, so I'm not sure if these qs were answered. I was just admitted to the summer start program. Not ED, but RD candidate so I'm not 100% sure if I will be attending but I'd say most likely will be.
Anyway, what is the best way to prepare for the start of the term? I had been thinking I had all of these months ahead of me so now I'm getting kind of anxious since I've been out of school for almost three years.
I've actually found that having been out of school for a while made me better prepared than many. You're going to find that there are a variety of different reactions to what you should do to prepare for law school. I would say that you shouldn't do anything to prepare substantively. If possible, have a little bit of down-time immediately before the start. I had to work until about 1 week before the start of school and it made the transition rougher.
Also, I really like the book Getting to Maybe. It'll give you a sense of what law school exams are looking for and what you should be paying attention to during the year.
When should I set up housing? Since I'm not 100% sure and I'm not even in the country yet I want to hold off on this for a couple of months more.
Is a car necessary or unnecessary?
Thanks! Hope to see some of you in May
I think it is beneficial to deal with housing as soon as you can. This is definitely a college town and many of the current students go out and find where they want to live as soon as apartments go on the market in November.
You don't need a car, but if you have a parking place at your apartment it can be nice for stuff like grocery shopping. You won't be able to drive to school though. The neighborhoods near the school are almost always parked full and the city tickets very efficiently. I feel like there is at least a 50% chance that you'll have a ticket if you overstay your meter by 10 minutes.