mushybrain wrote:Yeah, I had 8:30 - 3:30 MTWTh but I think some people had bigger gaps and were on campus until 5:30. Next semester I will have class from 10 - 5:30 MTW. So not quite a job but close. I did have a three day weekend which was great except that events and makeup classes are scheduled on the day they know you're free so I think I only actually didn't go to campus on 2 or maybe 3 Fridays early in the semester.
They'll tell you your fall schedule at orientation. The next semester they tell you three of your classes, but you pick the fourth. I chose Intro to IP instead of Con Law, and I'll take Con Law in the fall. The majority of people will do Con Law since it is a grad requirement and the school pushes it really hard. You can pick which section you want if you do that.
Do a crime search, too. I had decided to live way north until I saw a place that looked good near campus. Did a search and a car had been stolen out of that place's driveway the week prior. Shit happens but it scared me off. I'll PM you my place. It's a drive but I signed a lease without ever being to northern CA in my life and it went smoothly and I've been happy with it.
Awesome, thanks so much! And yeah, cars getting stolen out of driveways would scare the crap out of me. Garage ftw.
I guess those times on campus don't seem so awful, but I'm accustomed to my horrendous schedule now. Working 65 hours this week, and 14 hours alone tomorrow. 8:30-5:30 sounds fantastic! Additionally, my parents are considering moving back up to NorCal (they're in central cal right now) in the near future if I end up at Berkeley so I'd have a nearby dogsitter.
Did you like Intro to IP? The more I read about that area of the law the more interested I become. It's hard for me to narrow down my interests to a few fields, hopefully Berk can resolve that for me.
Can't believe how lovely and helpful Berk law students are! Collegiality is dead-on.