Chillest top law schools

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whitman
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Chillest top law schools

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:04 am

What are they? I'm talking schools in the T14 or at least top 25-30 where you can work hard, of course, with smart people around you, but those fellow students are young and down for chillin at bars, drinking, listening to music and all that. Students who don't take themselves too seriously would be nice as well. Nice people. Also, good for outdoors stuff like hiking and trailrunning and cycling.

Any out there?

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby im_blue » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:07 am

Stanford, Virginia, Berkeley, UCLA

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:20 am

Thanks. What about Michigan, Vandy, Texas, Penn, NYU, GTown, UNC?

Any thoughts out there from current students? And do you agree on Stanford (my GPA puts me out of there anyways, but maybe others want to hear this), UVA, UCLA?

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby ec2xs » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:21 am

I would like to extend this same question to the 25-50 range.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Cupidity » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:22 am

"the disney land of law schools"

boston college.

....am I allowed to call a WL YP from BC with a 166 3.9? (Yes I ask this every time I reference the school)

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby postitnotes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:25 am

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Borhas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:27 am

ec2xs wrote:I would like to extend this same question to the 25-50 range.


conventional wisdom says UC Davis

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby td6624 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:28 am

I'd also like to find a school like this. hah.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby sudoku » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:31 am

UTEXAS

duh



j/k on the "duh"...but it is seriously a badass community

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby kosherboy2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:40 am

sudoku wrote:UTEXAS

duh



j/k on the "duh"...but it is seriously a badass community




yup. i live in TX and UT is the biggest party school, but i know that just for UG.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby rayiner » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:41 am

NU is full of old people, but so far this semester I'm averaging 2-3 drunken evenings a week.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby darknightbegins » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:48 am

sudoku wrote:UTEXAS

duh



j/k on the "duh"...but it is seriously a badass community


The music scene alone in Austin puts UTexas over the top.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:27 am

Yeah Texas sounds legit.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby buddyblack » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:34 am

University of Washington

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby eml256 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:53 am

postitnotes wrote:Michigan is pretty chill. I haven't done any work in almost 3 days now. hehe

The people I know who ended up at UCLA are really uptight, and also into celebrities and living the "LA lifestyle."


Is that generally true? I'm not trying to question you, but I'm very interested in UCLA and the environment you described sounds awful.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Doritos » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:54 am

Yale

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby PDaddy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:55 am

1) UVA: laid back

2) Northwestern: students a little bit older so they know how to balance things, and they're above the bs

3) NYU: how can you not "chill" at NYU

4) UCLA: sun, beaches, babes (and I consider it an elite on par with UVA and NU)

5) USC: see UCLA

6) Berkeley: UCLA with more hippies and Bohemians...and more hemp

NOT RANKED

I'd also imagine Wisconsin, UW-Seattle, UNC, WUSTL, Davis, AZ, AZ St., Tulane, and Florida to be pretty chill.
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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 am

As someone planning on going to SLS, I think Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley are some of the most welcoming and supportive environments for 1Ls that I've visited/seen.

I also think UVA and Michigan have terrific QOL.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby galahad85 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:03 am

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:09 am

Kretzy wrote:As someone planning on going to SLS, I think Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley are some of the most welcoming and supportive environments for 1Ls that I've visited/seen.

+1. NorCal is the best, and the Yale students I've met are all incredibly friendly (probably due to the lack of grades).

I've also heard good things about UT, NYU, and Michigan.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:14 am

How is Duke not in this thread yet? We are the chillest law school, by far.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Daico » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:17 am

Texas, most definitely.

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:18 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:
Kretzy wrote:As someone planning on going to SLS, I think Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley are some of the most welcoming and supportive environments for 1Ls that I've visited/seen.

+1. NorCal is the best, and the Yale students I've met are all incredibly friendly (probably due to the lack of grades).

I've also heard good things about UT, NYU, and Michigan.


Having dated a Yale 1L, and spent a decent amount of time with one of the big sections at Yale, they are lovely, wonderful folks. I'd add Texas and Michigan to my list, plus I know great folks at NYU, Columbia and Penn (a function of doing collegiate debate).

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:35 am

prezidentv8 wrote:How is Duke not in this thread yet? We are the chillest law school, by far.


I have a hard time disassociating my hatred for the Cameron Crazies from the law school itself. To a lot of people, it's, well, it's Duke - and that is a negative emphasis. No offense, and I know I'm not making myself look like a rational human being here. I'm sure Duke is awesome, but there's always that but...

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Re: Chillest top law schools

Postby mhd08 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:38 am

For T1, I'd definitely think Colorado. Especially if you're looking for good outdoors stuff. Yes?




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