Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

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Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby sadieshadow » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:22 pm

What schools offer the best quality of life? I have heard positive things said of UVA and NYU . . Are these reputations deserved? Of course, quality of life means different things for different people . . I am thinking of intangibles like "happy" students, close-knit community, "campus" feeling, etc. Please also comment re. schools that may in fact not have these attributes.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby lymenheimer » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:30 pm

This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby UVA2B » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:33 pm

lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:41 pm

UChi has a close-knit student body and a campus feel. Only some people would enjoy those, though! Depends on a lot.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby LHS17 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:45 pm

I heard Georgetown is nice

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby rpupkin » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:49 pm

I expect that this thread will soon be full of helpful responses from posters who attended several T14s at the same time.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:49 pm

UVA2B wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Lavitz wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby consideringlaw24 » Tue May 16, 2017 2:31 pm

lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.


My favorite kind

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby snowball2 » Tue May 16, 2017 2:35 pm

If you're finding any enjoyment in life during your 1L year then you're doing it wrong.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Tue May 16, 2017 2:37 pm

I, for one, welcome the deluge 0Ls (-1Ls) who will speculate about the relative value one should place on softball tournament participation vs. bar review attendance vs. local community dining-option diversity.

The only questions that will remain after this upcoming 10-page debate/digestion will be "Why doesn't USNWR include these data in their ranking?"

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby albanach » Tue May 16, 2017 3:01 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:The only questions that will remain after this upcoming 10-page debate/digestion will be "Why doesn't USNWR include these data in their ranking?"


Because Princeton Review already does?

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby albanach » Tue May 16, 2017 3:03 pm

sadieshadow wrote:What schools offer the best quality of life? I have heard positive things said of UVA and NYU . . Are these reputations deserved? Of course, quality of life means different things for different people . . I am thinking of intangibles like "happy" students, close-knit community, "campus" feeling, etc. Please also comment re. schools that may in fact not have these attributes.


Perhaps this would be better targeted at graduates by asking "Did you genuinely enjoy your time at law school?"

As a UVA grad, I certainly did and believe the majority of my classmates did also. As for other schools, I have no idea.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby jjcorvino » Tue May 16, 2017 3:29 pm

Depends what you want, for the cities/areas:

Big city living? Chicago, NU, CLS, NYU / GULC, Harvard, Upenn ( Last three are kinda big city but not really)

California dude? Berkley and Stanford

Place you can actually afford to live? Michigan, Duke, UVA

Freezing hell that has some outdoor stuff and smelly hippies? Cornell

Nothing redeemable about the area? Yale

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby KMart » Tue May 16, 2017 3:31 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby jjcorvino » Tue May 16, 2017 3:32 pm

KMart wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:This is going to be a stupid and pointless thread.


Stupid and pointless threads are always the most fun.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby guynourmin » Tue May 16, 2017 3:34 pm

albanach wrote:
sadieshadow wrote:What schools offer the best quality of life?


"Did you genuinely enjoy your time at law school?"


to add onto this idea, ATL has a 'social life' grade from both current students and alums. I wouldn't put any weight in these things, but OP might enjoy them!

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby KMart » Tue May 16, 2017 3:36 pm

guybourdin wrote:
albanach wrote:
sadieshadow wrote:What schools offer the best quality of life?


"Did you genuinely enjoy your time at law school?"


to add onto this idea, ATL has a 'social life' grade from both current students and alums. I wouldn't put any weight in these things, but OP might enjoy them!

there is a time and place, i think, for quality of life concerns. if you're at a full ride between Columbia, Chicago, and Stanford, i think it's fair to look at the margins of the school (QOL, how the campus feels, what you think of the student body). the problem i have with this thread is it overstates the emphasis of quality of life when making a temporary career decision. doesn't matter how happy you are at university of miami for 3 years if you can't find a job for the rest of your life.

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Re: Quality of Life Rankings for T14 schools . . and why

Postby sadieshadow » Tue May 16, 2017 4:30 pm

Thank you all. :D




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