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high0034
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PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:35 pm

Will be up for awhile working on a memo. I attened a night program and work full time durring the day.

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby inchoate_con » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:43 pm

What's your memo about?

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:51 pm

Discussing cause of action for trespass and nuissance against a farmer who applied herbicide to his crops, which subsequently killed his neighbor's flowers.

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby inchoate_con » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:59 pm

tort of outrage, for me...

When you going to quit your job or "cutback"?

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:19 am

On a 4 year plant so I don't plan on cutting back or quitting unless I get an SA and need to take the summer off....

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby sra_sundance » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:26 am

How overwhelming is your schedule? Do you think you can sustain it for a couple years?

I'm concerned if the extra money/reduced debt/more time at my job pros outweigh the missing traditional schedule/overwhelming time commitment/lack of family time cons.

I also have the pleasure of already commuting 50 mi each way which is a time suck to add in...

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:30 am

How has the total workload been compared to your expectations? Are profs understanding of people having full time jobs when it comes to being prepared for class?

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby JazzOne » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:41 am

School rank? Estimated debt at graduation?

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:00 am

OrdinarilySkilled wrote:How has the total workload been compared to your expectations? Are profs understanding of people having full time jobs when it comes to being prepared for class?


Workload has actually been a bit less than I was expecting going in. Prof's expect you to be prepared for class just as they would a day student. One of our Prof's was actually shocked when she asked how many of us worked full time and most of the class raised their hand. They are mostly full time faculty and treat our class the same as their day class. (Which is a good thing in my opinion.)

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:08 am

sra_sundance wrote:How overwhelming is your schedule? Do you think you can sustain it for a couple years?

I'm concerned if the extra money/reduced debt/more time at my job pros outweigh the missing traditional schedule/overwhelming time commitment/lack of family time cons.
I also have the pleasure of already commuting 50 mi each way which is a time suck to add in...

It certainly makes for long days, but I actually enjoy it for the most part... The worst part of my day is sitting in traffic on my way to class after work. I live and work about 30 miles from school...
I get up at 5 every morning to work out, head to work at 7:30 and leave for class at 4:30... 4 nights a week (Friday is short night, out at 8 ) Otherwise class goes until 9:20. I usually go to the library one or two nights a week until it closes at midnight. Typically I will spend Saturday or Sunday afternoon at the library as well. The key for me has been to stay ahead of my reading....
I have a wife and 9 year old (I have been out of college since 2003)... I don’t see either of them as much as I would like, but I have made all my sons football games on the weekends and spend as much time as I can with them on Wed nights.. On nights I don’t go to the library I am in bed by 10:30 to get in extra Sleep.
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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:10 am

JazzOne wrote:School rank? Estimated debt at graduation?

Its 1st semester so no ranks yet... I will have about 40K of debt when I graduate.

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby JazzOne » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:34 am

high0034 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:School rank? Estimated debt at graduation?

Its 1st semester so no ranks yet... I will have about 40K of debt when I graduate.

I meant your school's rank in the USNWR.

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Re: PT 1L taking questions.

Postby high0034 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:34 pm

JazzOne wrote:
high0034 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:School rank? Estimated debt at graduation?

Its 1st semester so no ranks yet... I will have about 40K of debt when I graduate.

I meant your school's rank in the USNWR.


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