Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

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Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby sballo2 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:35 pm

Starting law school next year and I'm debating if I should live at home or not. I have 6 siblings, who all live at home along with my mom, dad, and grandmother. I lived at home during hs/undergrad and did extremely well but I know that law school is a bit more rigorous. Also, I have no bedroom, I sleep in the living room. Any thoughts?

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby zombie mcavoy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:40 pm

Not going to affect you from a ls perspective so long as you can be certain you'll get a good night's sleep before exams. Keeping costs down is huge, of course. But depending on your situation, it might not be necessary (e.g. if you have a fully to a good school you can probably afford to debt finance your own place).

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Postby Broncos15 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:09 pm

I lived at home during hs/undergrad and did extremely well but I know that law school is a bit more rigorous.



A bit is certainly an understatement...I think that is a question only you can answer if that will be a distraction or not.

I would not assume undergrad success will translate into LS success ( or much else high school success).....Certainly not implying you can't succeed, just that it is a difficult path

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Mozart Lacrimosa » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:32 pm

zombie mcavoy wrote:Not going to affect you from a ls perspective so long as you can be certain you'll get a good night's sleep before exams. Keeping costs down is huge, of course. But depending on your situation, it might not be necessary (e.g. if you have a fully to a good school you can probably afford to debt finance your own place).


Define good school haha. I've got virtually a fully to WUSTL, COL is low so I want to spring for a nice place but I'm not sure how secure I am really

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby bearsfan23 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:39 pm

Your living situation at home sounds awful, esp for being a 1L and getting laid ever. Just get a cheap apt

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Mozart Lacrimosa » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:41 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:Your living situation at home sounds awful, esp for being a 1L and getting laid ever. Just get a cheap apt


This. 6 siblings + sleeping in living room = poor sleep, no rem cycles I would think

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby sublime » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:48 pm

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Mozart Lacrimosa » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:25 am

Sorry for hijacking, but thanks sublime
sublime wrote:
Mozart Lacrimosa wrote:
zombie mcavoy wrote:Not going to affect you from a ls perspective so long as you can be certain you'll get a good night's sleep before exams. Keeping costs down is huge, of course. But depending on your situation, it might not be necessary (e.g. if you have a fully to a good school you can probably afford to debt finance your own place).


Define good school haha. I've got virtually a fully to WUSTL, COL is low so I want to spring for a nice place but I'm not sure how secure I am really



If you go to WUSTL, I would just get a place. Shit is cheap enough around here that it is easily worth it.

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:40 am

why is everyone talking about WUSTL, we have no idea where OP is going

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby zombie mcavoy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:56 pm

Mozart Lacrimosa wrote:
zombie mcavoy wrote:Not going to affect you from a ls perspective so long as you can be certain you'll get a good night's sleep before exams. Keeping costs down is huge, of course. But depending on your situation, it might not be necessary (e.g. if you have a fully to a good school you can probably afford to debt finance your own place).


Define good school haha. I've got virtually a fully to WUSTL, COL is low so I want to spring for a nice place but I'm not sure how secure I am really

Yeah a fully at WUSTL, assuming you don't have much prior debt, just get your own place. Even if you miss out on the biglaw train you're fine.

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Hand » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:03 pm

Tell us more about how the rest of the family deals with it when you engage in a little bump'n'grind in the living room. Do they watch?

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby itascot1992 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:07 pm

Hand wrote:Tell us more about how the rest of the family deals with it when you engage in a little bump'n'grind in the living room. Do they watch?


as of dec OP had a 142/3.2 and was URM, was retaking dec lsat

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby Hand » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:10 pm

itascot1992 wrote:
Hand wrote:Tell us more about how the rest of the family deals with it when you engage in a little bump'n'grind in the living room. Do they watch?


as of dec OP had a 142/3.2 and was URM, was retaking dec lsat


oops, if you are not a troll, I'm sorry OP
but do get your own apt

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:19 pm

I don't think the rigor of law school is the problem. It's not that rigorous, it's just stressful. I think you should get your own place just to avoid any additional stress. Just being able to chill out / have people over for drinks is important for law school.

bearsfan23 wrote:and getting laid ever. Just get a cheap apt


Though it would be nice to not let the crazies know where you live.

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby sballo2 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:42 pm

itascot1992 wrote:
Hand wrote:Tell us more about how the rest of the family deals with it when you engage in a little bump'n'grind in the living room. Do they watch?


as of dec OP had a 142/3.2 and was URM, was retaking dec lsat


I retook and got a 162. Didn't put in much effort the first time.

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby sballo2 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:43 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I don't think the rigor of law school is the problem. It's not that rigorous, it's just stressful. I think you should get your own place just to avoid any additional stress. Just being able to chill out / have people over for drinks is important for law school.

bearsfan23 wrote:and getting laid ever. Just get a cheap apt


Though it would be nice to not let the crazies know where you live.


Thanks for your input my school offers on campus apartments for law students I filled out an app. today.

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby itascot1992 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:50 pm

sballo2 wrote:
itascot1992 wrote:
Hand wrote:Tell us more about how the rest of the family deals with it when you engage in a little bump'n'grind in the living room. Do they watch?


as of dec OP had a 142/3.2 and was URM, was retaking dec lsat


I retook and got a 162. Didn't put in much effort the first time.


Thats great congratulation!

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Re: Living at home (parents) vs. Apartment

Postby zombie mcavoy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:55 pm

sballo2 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I don't think the rigor of law school is the problem. It's not that rigorous, it's just stressful. I think you should get your own place just to avoid any additional stress. Just being able to chill out / have people over for drinks is important for law school.

bearsfan23 wrote:and getting laid ever. Just get a cheap apt


Though it would be nice to not let the crazies know where you live.


Thanks for your input my school offers on campus apartments for law students I filled out an app. today.

congrats on the improvement.

where are you going to school? In my experience, in most cities, you get much better value by not living on campus. More important, living in a complex of 1Ls sounds like the worst thing ever. Head for greener pastures.




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