Which of these law schools have students most like me?

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Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby cavebat2000 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:44 pm

Long time reader, first time contributor. I have already applied to several law schools:

Stanford
Berkeley
Michigan
Duke
UVA
Ohio State U
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Indiana Bloomington

and as I await acceptances and scholarship offers, I am also thinking about compatibility with the student body.

If I: am NOT fratty, between ages of 23-25, enjoy the occassional video games, like to play board games with friends for fun, laid back, not pretentious, but also serious about academics....

Which law schools do you think I would be most compatible with, least compatible with, based upon your experience/knowledge/perception, and most importantly, why?

I realize this has the potential for trolls and flames, but please offer me the best advice you can from what you've read and know about these schools. I have found it is somewhat difficult to get an assessment of the culture of a law school and so I thought "crowd sourcing" might be worth a shot. Thanks everyone for your help.

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:45 pm

You're just like everybody else. You'd fit in anywhere.

edit::lol, nvm. You should ED to UVA.

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby cavebat2000 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:48 pm

Kohinoor wrote:You're just like everybody else. You'd fit in anywhere.

edit::lol, nvm. You should ED to UVA.


Is UVA really that fratty/drink heavy?

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby bees » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:51 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:You're just like everybody else. You'd fit in anywhere.

edit::lol, nvm. You should ED to UVA.


Is UVA really that fratty/drink heavy?


It's more that they physically abuse those who play board games.

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:52 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:You're just like everybody else. You'd fit in anywhere.

edit::lol, nvm. You should ED to UVA.


Is UVA really that fratty/drink heavy?

It is if you want it to be. It's not like any school has a monolithic culture. I personally spent most of my time hanging out/studying in the study lounges this term and most of my drinking came in the context of grabbing a beer during Thursday Kegs.
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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby ConMan345 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:53 pm

I know a Stanford law grad who matches that description. He really enjoyed it--plenty of laidback, kinda nerdy people.

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby postitnotes » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:54 pm

Supposedly Duke and UVA are the "frattiest." My s/o's cousin goes to UVA while we go to another T-14 on that list. He has a quite a few "half naked (topless) while drunk" pics on facebook and his friends look pretty fratty...

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby cavebat2000 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:01 pm

postitnotes wrote:Supposedly Duke and UVA are the "frattiest." My s/o's cousin goes to UVA while we go to another T-14 on that list. He has a quite a few "half naked (topless) while drunk" pics on facebook and his friends look pretty fratty...


How do they have time for that? LOL

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Re: Which of these law schools have students most like me?

Postby postitnotes » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:03 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:
postitnotes wrote:Supposedly Duke and UVA are the "frattiest." My s/o's cousin goes to UVA while we go to another T-14 on that list. He has a quite a few "half naked (topless) while drunk" pics on facebook and his friends look pretty fratty...


How do they have time for that? LOL


He's a 3L now. At pretty much any school, 1Ls crank it up the first two semesters and study less once 2L year arrives, unless you take individual/corporate tax.




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