Pumpkin wrote:But i wonder about the convenience factor of not having to commute to places like Bk. You are glad you lived in the dorms and did you have any friends that lived off campus and preferred that?
I chose to live in the dorms because I was coming from the west coast, hadn't lived in NYC before and just found it immensely easier. I don't regret it, but am planning to move off campus next year. My friends who live in Brooklyn or UES or even Harlem don't seem to regret it at all, and most say they just use their commute time to read.
Where do most off campus law students live? EVillage? Brooklyn? UES? How difficult is it to commute to school, considering the 1L workload?
I would say the top 2 places are Brooklyn and the UES. Like I said above, none of my friends complain about the commute at all.
Is there any way you could post your schedule from a "typical week" of your first semester
This was my class schedule:
M: Ks 9-10:50
T: Lawyering 9:30-10:50
Civ Pro 12-1:50
W: Ks 9-10:50
R: Civ Pro 10-11:50
F: Lawyering 9:30-10:50
Civ Pro 11-11:50
Study time varies a lot depending on if there is a lawyering project or anything due that week. If not, I'd say I would spend maybe 1-2 hours a day reading plus another 5 on the weekend (but I'm planning to do more this semester). And that number went up a ton in Nov and Dec of course. I think sections where professors cold called probably spent more time reading carefully; mine didn't, so I slacked a bit with reading.