As I prepare to roll my calendar over to the month of April I can't help but get excited for my upcoming move to Boise. For the last six years of my life, between undergraduate studies and the first two years of law school, I have called Moscow my home. Don't get me wrong, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Moscow; however, I think it is time to move on. In an effort to assist any prospective students who might be wondering what the "real scoop" on Moscow is, I figured I would highlight some of my perceived pros and cons. I should begin by noting that some of these pros and cons have developed over a long period of time and might be tailored more to the undergraduate lifestyle than that of a busy law student.
- I can't think of anywhere, other than Moscow, that you can literally get by without any form of vehicle. My current apartment puts me a mile from school, two miles from WalMart, and maybe three miles from the furthest downtown restaurant or bar
- The people in this town are truly incredible. Whether on campus meeting fellow students or out in the community meeting "locals" you are constantly greeted with smiles and kind words
- There is a truly unlimited amount of outdoor activities and recreation to be done in and around Moscow. From an eight mile bike path to and from Pullman, to a two hour drive to Couer D' Alene, there is always something for any outdoor junkie to do
- Food, Food, Food! As the little town of Moscow continues to grow, more and more restaurants are developed to cater to the college student. Small locally owned restaurants and shops line the Main Street of Moscow providing an awesome opportunity for meeting with friends and studying away from school
- Seclusion! During the winter months when it is cold and snowy it is very easy to find yourself locked indoors for days at a time
- Small town feel! The town of Moscow and the law school are especially small communities. One has to be careful what they do or say around town because odds are a classmate or professor are sitting at the restaurant booth behind you
- Limited legal networking. Don't get me wrong, the school does a great job of providing networking opportunities, and the attorneys in and around Moscow will bend over backward to help a law student out, however, being in Moscow it is very tough to attend bar section meetings or frequently meet southern Idaho lawyers