7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

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nyyankees
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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby nyyankees » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:03 pm

spending 18 weeks traveling to everywhere i wanted to go but didnt have time/money, cuz for the first (and maybe last) time in my life i have both. Also currently in the raffle to tickets for South Africa. Oh and doing some international gunning while im out and about E&E and the like

If anyone is interested, there are surprisingly cheap deals for round the world tickets on the alliances. PM me if you want more info

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby algren » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:03 pm

Hawaii.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 pm

cutting grass at minimum wage, going fishing, maybe a few drinks here and there

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Zara » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:00 am

travel japan as much as possible while I am still here, save money, move back to the united states to spend less than 2 weeks with my family that I have barely seen in two years and then move to wherever my law school will be.
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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby bilbobaggins » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:05 am

If you're still in UG, take about 29 more months off and then attend.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby unbeknownst » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:00 pm

Working, quitting, relaxing, traveling, moving

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:04 pm

Working, getting married in June, Honeymoon, then moving potentially across the country...

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby fathergoose » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:06 pm

Just read Atlas Shrugged. Blew me away. Couldn't put it down.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby sumus romani » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:20 pm

finish job
selling off stuff I've accumulated over the years ---> go on 3 week bicycle tour, prob. in US.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:27 pm

1. After 7 years, quit my first career.
2. Start new lower-paying job that I picked as temporary mind-clearer (and it's in legal field, so whatever that's worth).
3. Continue waiting for admissions decisions.
4. Run first marathon in March.
5. Continue waiting for admissions decisions.
6. Continue waiting for admissions decisions.
7. Wonder whether to attend local TTT with $$$ while buying a house w/SO.
8. Decide against #7 when deadline for housing tax credit passes and I still awaiting admissions decisions.
9. Propose to SO?
10. Regret #1, but only because of the loss of 3 weeks of vacation means I can't do cooler stuff before August.
11. Regret #2 when I quit to attend law school and they get angry at me.
12. Section hike the entire Ozark Highlands Trail.
13. Start amassing $130K+ in debt and begin to regret #8 for rest of life.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby loveistheway » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:36 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:I'm going to read and reread every hornbook and E&E, then buy 5 howling wolf t-shirts so I can wear one each day of the week for the entirety of 1L.

Fuck gunning, I'm going to straight up nuke this bitch.

Image



LMAO. This. Is. Perfect.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby eye » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:38 am

Just got a job as a front desk clerk, so I will work and save until law school.

Also will be taking as many camping/fishing/boating trips as I possibly can until law school starts.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:41 am

I'm the campus activities coordinator at my alma mater. Glorified party planner. It's fantastic.

Spending tons of time outside in the Rocky Mountains. Drinking heavily. Playing lots of darts and ping pong. Dicking around. Then traveling all summer before up and moving to California in August for school.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby seabreeze » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:02 am

Cool thanks for the advice. I've tried so many times to get to Myanmar while living over there (Malaysia) but it just never worked out. This time I am going, come hell or high water![/quote]

What's the visa situation like? Can you obtain one in Thailand or at the border? Is it difficult?[/quote]

As far as I understand you have to get it from the embassy (best one to get is Thailand, takes few days). But you cannot get it at the border. You can get one to go in just for one day to a border town, but to get to travel around the country you have to get a visa and actually fly in to the country.[/quote]


Which is unfortunate. I'm currently teaching English in northeastern Thailand and a bunch of teachers from my school went to Myanmar a few weeks ago, but due to short notice I wasn't able to get the visa together in time. I hope to go there at some point, though, as well as Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. I stop teaching at the end of February, so I'll be travelling around southeast asia for several months before starting law school.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby ToadGoDead » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:20 am

seabreeze wrote:Cool thanks for the advice. I've tried so many times to get to Myanmar while living over there (Malaysia) but it just never worked out. This time I am going, come hell or high water!


What's the visa situation like? Can you obtain one in Thailand or at the border? Is it difficult?[/quote]

As far as I understand you have to get it from the embassy (best one to get is Thailand, takes few days). But you cannot get it at the border. You can get one to go in just for one day to a border town, but to get to travel around the country you have to get a visa and actually fly in to the country.[/quote]


Which is unfortunate. I'm currently teaching English in northeastern Thailand and a bunch of teachers from my school went to Myanmar a few weeks ago, but due to short notice I wasn't able to get the visa together in time. I hope to go there at some point, though, as well as Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. I stop teaching at the end of February, so I'll be travelling around southeast asia for several months before starting law school.[/quote]

where were you teaching english, i taught near chaiyaphum

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Snwboarder78 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:03 am

I am finishing my PhD and we are expecting our first child. I think those two will keep me pretty busy.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby seabreeze » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:40 am

ToadGoDead wrote:[

where were you teaching english, i taught near chaiyaphum


What town?? I'm about an hour east of Chaiyaphum in Buayai.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby taw856 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:25 am

I'll answer "feeling unproductive."

But it'll pass.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby lovethelaw88 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:14 pm

1. Narrow down which law schools I actually want to attend.
2. Visit those schools, research cost of living, determine moving expenses (if applicable)
3. Decide on a LS.
4. Find a place to live for next year.
5. Finish UG
6. Plan and go on an awesome vacation over the summer...it might be my last one for 3 years.
7. Buy everything that I need for law school but don't have.
8. Have a lot of sex now while I still can.
9. Move
10.Repeat #8.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby ToadGoDead » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:46 pm

seabreeze wrote:
ToadGoDead wrote:[

where were you teaching english, i taught near chaiyaphum


What town?? I'm about an hour east of Chaiyaphum in Buayai.


phakdeechumphon, which i believe is an hour west of chaiyaphum

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby thecubiclelife » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:09 am

bilbobaggins wrote:If you're still in UG, take about 29 more months off and then attend.


LOL.

Wow, laughing at this response makes me feel really old.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby jelizabeth88 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:15 am

thecubiclelife wrote:If you're still in UG, take about 29 more months off and then attend.


Makes me feel young. But whatever I'll be 15 months out! I plan on going hiking and kayaking a lot seeing as I will likely be sitting at a desk for the majority of my foreseeable future. F**k it I should just be a ski instructor.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Just started a new job (slightly better pay, close to home) as a clinical research associate...

...if it weren't for the fact that (a) I like nice things, (b) I love this area, (c) I just turned 25, I would quit and move in with the parents and basically become a bum until starting law school.

I've been working full time in research for closing in on 2 years now...I can't wait to get back into school. I just have to make sure I quit with a gap of a few weeks before school starts so I can bum it up.

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby englawyer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:16 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:Just started a new job (slightly better pay, close to home) as a clinical research associate...

...if it weren't for the fact that (a) I like nice things, (b) I love this area, (c) I just turned 25, I would quit and move in with the parents and basically become a bum until starting law school.

I've been working full time in research for closing in on 2 years now...I can't wait to get back into school. I just have to make sure I quit with a gap of a few weeks before school starts so I can bum it up.


hmm i have been debating getting a "real job" but i thought there might be a sketchiness factor (knowing you will quit in 6 months, a strange resume item, etc). i guess you didn't have the same thought process ?

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Re: 7 Months Before 1L...what are we doing?

Postby Doritos » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:48 pm

englawyer wrote:
Great Satchmo wrote:Just started a new job (slightly better pay, close to home) as a clinical research associate...

...if it weren't for the fact that (a) I like nice things, (b) I love this area, (c) I just turned 25, I would quit and move in with the parents and basically become a bum until starting law school.

I've been working full time in research for closing in on 2 years now...I can't wait to get back into school. I just have to make sure I quit with a gap of a few weeks before school starts so I can bum it up.


hmm i have been debating getting a "real job" but i thought there might be a sketchiness factor (knowing you will quit in 6 months, a strange resume item, etc). i guess you didn't have the same thought process ?


If you work at a job with high turnover it ain't no thang. I recently got a job in a call center for 12.50/hr and they don't care that I'm LS bound. I was straight up with other employers and didn't even get an interview once they knew I was splittin' (this was about 2 1/2 months ago). I would rather have a semi-shitty job where my boss enthusiastically recommends me as opposed to a semi-legit job in which my employer thinks I'm a lying bastard. At this point I don't think you're going to be getting a job that will be a game changer on your resume unless you can land a real cool internship over the summer. Keep in mind the economy sucks hardcore and there are plenty of college grads that are trying their hardest to get a full time gig somewhere, anywhere, but are frappin' lattes at Starbucks.




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