BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby ls10 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:29 pm

pollaclc wrote:also, speaking of "procrastinating as usual," how much of your time do you think you spend studying or trying/pretending to study?


I am actually one of the more responsible ones out of my group of friends...I still read on time for all of my classes and keep up with things. But it's a lot easier to slack of 3L year because there's no longer the pressure of not knowing when you're on call; most professors use the "panel" system where they divide the class into 4 groups and rotate through the panels, so you always know when you're on call. Also, you know how to read and "do" law school - many people won't brief cases anymore (I don't) and you know what to pay attention to.

Class schedules are also much better 2L and 3L year. I haven't had Friday classes since 1L and I don't have class before 10:40 at all this semester. Also, this semester I only have 1 class Mon, Tues, and Thurs. So you can have a LOT of free time. 2L year, most people are on a journal and will still be really busy (if not busier than 1L), but 3L, unless you're on the Board of your journal, you have much more free time. I'll be interning at the City of Boston Law Department this semester to help make my life more structured because I do waste wayyy too much time these days.

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby ls10 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:30 pm

oneforship wrote:Would you say you were able to take advantage of this during your time there? Or was the workload too heavy to have any fun?


I know some people that live in the library/Law Tower. I refuse...I don't even study there anymore, I go to cafes. I enjoy a balanced work/life schedule and it's worked for me. I go out more this year because I can afford to given my schedule (I'll go out with friends Thurs, Fri, and Sat), but 2L year I'd at least go out one night a week, like Fri, and maybe do something more low key with friends (we used to have dinner parties a LOT) on Sat.

Again, not everyone is like that and some people are workaholics. But you can certainly have a life in law school, I've been able to balance things.

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby pollaclc » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:47 pm

ls10 wrote:
oneforship wrote:Would you say you were able to take advantage of this during your time there? Or was the workload too heavy to have any fun?


I know some people that live in the library/Law Tower. I refuse...I don't even study there anymore, I go to cafes. I enjoy a balanced work/life schedule and it's worked for me. I go out more this year because I can afford to given my schedule (I'll go out with friends Thurs, Fri, and Sat), but 2L year I'd at least go out one night a week, like Fri, and maybe do something more low key with friends (we used to have dinner parties a LOT) on Sat.

Again, not everyone is like that and some people are workaholics. But you can certainly have a life in law school, I've been able to balance things.


thanks!

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby jocelyne » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:33 pm

What's the proportion of gunners at BU?

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby SaraT » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:17 pm

I have some housing questions....How hard was it to find housing before 1L? Was it super expensive? and what advice would you give for someone moving from different city? Thanks!

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Postby utcris410 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:31 pm

helpful info! thanks! :)

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby Emandar » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:26 pm

SaraT wrote:How hard was it to find housing before 1L? Was it super expensive?


I'd like to know as well. Thanks!

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby blerg » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:30 pm

Emandar wrote:
SaraT wrote:How hard was it to find housing before 1L? Was it super expensive?


I'd like to know as well. Thanks!



I'm not the OP, but housing isn't hard to find in Boston. I don't know if BU has a specific board for roommates, but Craigslist works well.

I pay $560 in Coolidge Corner and share with 3 roommates. I found the apt on CL and love it. My apt. is on the cheap side (my landlord is in his 80s), but most of my friends pay $600 (3 roommates) to $1100 (studio) in the same general area.

You should budget to pay first, last & security.

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:31 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
ls10 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:What is the competition like from HLS guys for the BU UGs?


Again, I have no idea...there isn't much interaction between law students and BU UGs. But, something tells me that telling them you're a Harvard Law Student won't be the best pick up line...


I don't know bro, the H-Bomb worked on the Soviets. BU panties probably fall easier than the Iron Curtain


BU undergrad girls don't get with many Harvard guys. Too far away and generally too boring. You should watch out more for the insanely wealthy guys in the School of Management.

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Re: BU 3L procrastinating (as usual) by taking any questions

Postby Mattalones » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:47 pm

I want to know the general feeling amongst the class about jobs. I know that there are less than before, but is it to the point where people are f***ed up in the head, working to the point of no return just to feel some sort of safety? Or, is it like people know they will be able to manage with something even if it isn't optimal? What have you noticed, especially within your current class?




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