abcdefghijkl wrote:What would it be like for a married student? I will be married by the time I attend law school and am researching which schools have a good environment for couples.
I'm not sure how I would compare schools on this, but I know a number of married students at HLS, including several in my section. There are also quite a lot of people who are living with a partner, or engaged. All manage to be well-integrated into the social life of the campus, but I know it's certainly challenging to balance a serious partner with 1L, no matter where you go to school. HLS has a Couples Association which I think is aimed at helping partners of HLS students socialize and adjust, though I don't know much about it.
abcdefghijkl wrote:Hey everyone, I've been meaning to ask if anyone knows of any good cycling in the area. I obviously saw lots of commuters and roadies around the area, but is there any close mountain or cross stuff? Or even some quiet rail trail types of things? I'm also getting pretty curious about rock climbing (I'm ignoring the fact that I have no upper body strength). Is there anything good for that nearby?
There's a lovely rail trail called the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway that starts at Alewife (the last T stop on the red line, in Cambridge) and goes all the way out to Lexington. It also connects with several other bike paths. http://www.minutemanbikeway.org
Blue Hills Reservation is the closest place I know for mountain biking. It's just south of Boston, and you'd need a car to get there. --LinkRemoved--
A new climbing gym just opened in Somerville: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/bl ... is-spring/
wert3813 wrote:Anyone do the joint with HKS? What jobs could you get that you couldn't get with just an HLS degree?
This also depends on your own background. If you already have a policy background, including some quantitative skills, then my understanding is that the HKS degree doesn't add much above the JD.
You should also keep in mind, if you're looking for LIPP-eligible jobs, that LIPP won't cover the entire cost of tuition and living for the extra year that you would be in school. LIPP will only cover $30,000 of undergrad debt AND extra joint-degree debt. Grant aid at HKS is very limited, so you would likely be looking at taking out a lot of non-LIPP-eligible loans.