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

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

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:09 pm

Finish UG without collapsing grade-wise
Do some research with one of my profs
Figure out if I'm going to law school next year
If the answer is yes to the previous question, figure out where
Travel
Get a basic knowledge of French
Finally learn to play my guitar

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

Postby Gunz353 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:15 pm

Graduating college finally!! Working my butt off to save money, getting in shape, drinking my face off and having the best Summer ever before my social life ends.

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:10 am

TipTravHoot wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:
ToadGoDead wrote:i am going to myanmar in the next couple of months as well... i have met a bunch of people that went and thought it was the best country among the region... pm me and we might be able to meet up if our schedules cross...

def. go to thailand, awesome country and im off to singapore in the middle of feb.


It seems like travelling to Myanmar is a bad idea for a multitude of reasons. But um, good luck


Read State Department briefing FAIL. Its significantly safer than Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, etc. (for American citizens). They even let that nutcase that swam across the lake go...


I was really thinking more about a brutal, repressive regime benefiting from the money you'll inject into the Burmese economy, and as a secondary concern, some functionary maybe thinking you're a journalist and tossing you into a cell until the whole thing gets sorted out. But why worry about the details?


i think all these countries are safer than many places in america... if you travel smart, which i do, you can limit the money the government gets to around 10-15%... that also means that 85-90% goes to the people....it is def something to consider, but also keep in mind that the government makes a load more off selling natural resources to china...

as for your hypo about getting thrown in jail... hahaha your a fear monger and i assume you've never left the states...

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:12 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
Lol. You're morally assaulting me for spending a few hundred bucks in Burma? Do you pay taxes? How do you feel about the Iraq War? Do you buy stuff from Walmart (the majority of which comes from China, which actively funds the Burmese government)? Drive often? What're your feelings on Big Oil (which exploited the shit out of Burma for the first half of the 20th century, contributing to the mess it is today)?


TITCR

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:14 am

tjeffery wrote:Quitting my job in April/May, moving to Indonesia for a few months (Bandung), traveling a bit around Asia (especially to Myanmar I havent been there yet). The only concern I have about Myanmar is no ATMs, how are you supposed to predict how much cash you are gonna need for your whole trip??


bring cash. considering you will prob get the 28 day visa, bring like 1000-1500 and you are golden... also dont access online banking either, it will lock your account and become a big hassle... i will be going in with about 1500 usd and about 15000 thai baht...

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

Postby ATOIsp07 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:26 am

1. working/making as much $$$ as possible (for: deposit, school visits and spending cash in LS)
2. hanging out with friends from college ('cause God knows when's the next time I see them once LS starts)
3. trying to hook-up with as many girls as possible ('cause I probably won't have much time for this in LS)
4. listening to as much music as possible

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

Postby roguehavok » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:34 am

+1 for going to Myanmar. I'll be spending 2 weeks there this month. Will I feel guilty knowing that their government will be collecting some money off of me? Yes. But by traveling smart I'm sure it's possible to minimize this impact, see a beautiful country, and help out some of the people there in some small way. I think the real question is:

Am I going to regret going when I'm walking around Bagan while what determines my law school future piles up in my mailbox? :D
Oh, and will I have a job when I get back? :shock: Probably not actually....

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:44 am

roguehavok wrote:+1 for going to Myanmar. I'll be spending 2 weeks there this month. Will I feel guilty knowing that their government will be collecting some money off of me? Yes. But by traveling smart I'm sure it's possible to minimize this impact, see a beautiful country, and help out some of the people there in some small way. I think the real question is:

Am I going to regret going when I'm walking around Bagan while what determines my law school future piles up in my mailbox? :D
Oh, and will I have a job when I get back? :shock: Probably not actually....


why dont you get someone to open your mail and keep you up to date... all my stuff is sent to my rents house and they keep me updated...

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

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:47 am

ToadGoDead wrote:why dont you get someone to open your mail and keep you up to date... all my stuff is sent to my rents house and they keep me updated...


+1

ATOIsp07 wrote:trying to hook-up with as many girls as possible ('cause I probably won't have much time for this in LS)


Best advice I've heard all day. I'm concerned that a serious deficit of attractive, cool, available chicks awaits me in law school.

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

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:53 am

Going to Europe for a month!! Visiting several countries!

Also working a lot to make as much money as possible (including necessary $$ for new MAC laptop, whoo-hoo!).

ANNNNDDD reading all those recommended books for 0L that I found on another thread here on TLS.

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

Postby roguehavok » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:54 am

ToadGoDead wrote:
roguehavok wrote:+1 for going to Myanmar. I'll be spending 2 weeks there this month. Will I feel guilty knowing that their government will be collecting some money off of me? Yes. But by traveling smart I'm sure it's possible to minimize this impact, see a beautiful country, and help out some of the people there in some small way. I think the real question is:

Am I going to regret going when I'm walking around Bagan while what determines my law school future piles up in my mailbox? :D
Oh, and will I have a job when I get back? :shock: Probably not actually....


why dont you get someone to open your mail and keep you up to date... all my stuff is sent to my rents house and they keep me updated...

Would love to, but unfortunately all my stuff goes to my apartment. I moved here only last year, so the only people I know/friends are co-workers, and I sadly can't breathe a word of my plans to leave for law school or it will be gossiped about and I will be fired immediately, 100%. It's unfortunate, and I had hoped to be more forthright with my employer, but it's a very jealous/spiteful environment.
I actually just recently got put on a (highly questionable) PIP, so my immediate reaction has been to use all of my accrued vacation and fly to Burma :D At least I'll be getting paid! Suckers....

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:56 am

roguehavok wrote:
ToadGoDead wrote:
roguehavok wrote:+1 for going to Myanmar. I'll be spending 2 weeks there this month. Will I feel guilty knowing that their government will be collecting some money off of me? Yes. But by traveling smart I'm sure it's possible to minimize this impact, see a beautiful country, and help out some of the people there in some small way. I think the real question is:

Am I going to regret going when I'm walking around Bagan while what determines my law school future piles up in my mailbox? :D
Oh, and will I have a job when I get back? :shock: Probably not actually....


why dont you get someone to open your mail and keep you up to date... all my stuff is sent to my rents house and they keep me updated...

Would love to, but unfortunately all my stuff goes to my apartment. I moved here only last year, so the only people I know/friends are co-workers, and I sadly can't breathe a word of my plans to leave for law school or it will be gossiped about and I will be fired immediately, 100%. It's unfortunate, and I had hoped to be more forthright with my employer, but it's a very jealous/spiteful environment.
I actually just recently got put on a (highly questionable) PIP, so my immediate reaction has been to use all of my accrued vacation and fly to Burma :D At least I'll be getting paid! Suckers....


you can't get friends outside of work or family to help you out ? you can also tell the law schools that you will be abroad and that would like to be emailed about any decisions?

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

Postby roguehavok » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:04 am

ToadGoDead: PM'ed you - although possibly my text got stuck in part of a quote...

As an aside - I'm sort of shocked by the # of TLSers traveling to Myanmar. Pretty surprising for an out-of-the-way country.

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

Postby iShotFirst » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:15 am

ToadGoDead wrote:
tjeffery wrote:Quitting my job in April/May, moving to Indonesia for a few months (Bandung), traveling a bit around Asia (especially to Myanmar I havent been there yet). The only concern I have about Myanmar is no ATMs, how are you supposed to predict how much cash you are gonna need for your whole trip??


bring cash. considering you will prob get the 28 day visa, bring like 1000-1500 and you are golden... also dont access online banking either, it will lock your account and become a big hassle... i will be going in with about 1500 usd and about 15000 thai baht...


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!

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

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:17 am

tjeffery wrote:
ToadGoDead wrote:
tjeffery wrote:Quitting my job in April/May, moving to Indonesia for a few months (Bandung), traveling a bit around Asia (especially to Myanmar I havent been there yet). The only concern I have about Myanmar is no ATMs, how are you supposed to predict how much cash you are gonna need for your whole trip??


bring cash. considering you will prob get the 28 day visa, bring like 1000-1500 and you are golden... also dont access online banking either, it will lock your account and become a big hassle... i will be going in with about 1500 usd and about 15000 thai baht...


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?

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

Postby iShotFirst » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:20 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
tjeffery wrote:
ToadGoDead wrote:
tjeffery wrote:Quitting my job in April/May, moving to Indonesia for a few months (Bandung), traveling a bit around Asia (especially to Myanmar I havent been there yet). The only concern I have about Myanmar is no ATMs, how are you supposed to predict how much cash you are gonna need for your whole trip??


bring cash. considering you will prob get the 28 day visa, bring like 1000-1500 and you are golden... also dont access online banking either, it will lock your account and become a big hassle... i will be going in with about 1500 usd and about 15000 thai baht...


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?


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.

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

Postby roguehavok » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:37 am

Correct about the visa situation. Any more (from the U.S.) Myanmar visa questions, PM me. It's shockingly easy to obtain assuming you haven't spent the last 10 years as a political activist :D

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

Postby mhd08 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:47 am

I will finally be doing a month-long cross-country road trip with some friends!!

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

Postby ec2xs » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:57 am

Directing short films. Trying to finish as many films as possible before June, when I'll be traversing Europe. Screw prepping for law school. LIVE WHILE YOU CAN!

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

Postby roguehavok » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:03 am

ec2xs wrote:Directing short films. Trying to finish as many films as possible before June, when I'll be traversing Europe. Screw prepping for law school. LIVE WHILE YOU CAN!


Nice. I, on the other hand, will be preparing for law school furiously from June through mid-July by studying up on Pilsner Urquell v My Liver...

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

Postby ToadGoDead » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:07 am

tjeffery wrote: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.


correct. i am getting mine in bangkok in a couple of weeks. you MUST fly into Rangoon if i remember. you can do border runs near chumphon for a day or two

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

Postby NatSec » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:37 pm

quitting my job in june, or earlier if they piss me off.
find a place to live in new city.
find my wife a job in new city.
do anything my wife wants as she's supporting us while I'm in law school.
read.

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

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:39 pm

Working as a law clerk, traveling, and trying to enjoy life before I spend most of my time studying. Going to make a run at most of the law schools I was accepted to next month to check them out in person before I put down my deposits.

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

Postby ram jam » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:45 pm

I think law school may be an exaggerated way for me to justify not working.

Traveling Bolivia, Panama... Practicing my Spanish.
Working to save money to move to a new city.
Trying to get student loans. etc.

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

Postby oberlin08 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:57 pm

ATOIsp07 wrote:1. working/making as much $$$ as possible (for: deposit, school visits and spending cash in LS)
2. hanging out with friends from college ('cause God knows when's the next time I see them once LS starts)
3. trying to hook-up with as many girls as possible ('cause I probably won't have much time for this in LS)
4. listening to as much music as possible



This is a man who has his priorities straight. I am more or less doing the exact same thing. With the addition of probably drinking cases of beer.




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