gilbilya wrote:rpupkin wrote:gilbilya wrote:By that I mean roughly half of the JDs I know live outside of Berkeley and they normally don't hang out around school after class.
I really doubt Berkeley is unusual in this regard. At SLS, many 2Ls and 3Ls live in SF, and those that don't aren't hanging around the law school all day. Any law school in a metro area--which I think includes all the top law schools except Yale, Michigan, UVA, and Cornell--will have that dynamic.
ETA: Also, there's no way that over half of Berkeley Law students live outside of Berkeley. I don't believe that your sample of acquaintances is representative.
I was merely pointing out the dynamic and in no way saying that it is unusual (no idea how you sniffed that out).
You characterized Berkeley as a "semi-commuter school," which is not a descriptor that most would apply to a top law school. That's why folks are making the inference that you were describing a unique/unusual feature of Berkeley Law.