li89 wrote:what's the likelihood of being able to come home for thanksgiving? I live on the west coast, so it's about a 5 hour direct flight. I'm on the end of the spectrum that takes vacations to see my fam whenever possible, but I've heard a lot of law student friends say that going home Wednesday-Sunday is out of the question unless I want to fall very far behind. Do people at hls take the time to go home over Tgiving, or not so much? I know it varies from person to person, but I wanted to get a general idea of whether or not I should get my hopes up.
most of the 1Ls I knew went home for thxgiving, though most f them also happen to live in the NE. i live in TX and i did not go back home, but that was more due to me not feeling like the few days was worth the ticket and trip and not because of work. i think i did almost no work over thxgiving break and did not fall behind at all. i mean i did a few hrs here or there, but nothing out of the ordinary.
so yes, i think from a work perspective, at least from what ive seen (and what some of my closer friends have seen), you can fly back to the west coast if you are so inclined and not fall behind in work.