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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby lsbm3 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:43 am

do any lower tier schools have nice campuses? If so which ones

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby gnrllyskptclothsht » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:18 am

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:37 am

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:50 am

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Very true! I can't believe I hadn't trolled for this - plus the Gibson/Academic Quad across the street is beautiful also!

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby excelsiorcaelo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:48 am

23fulltimecowboys wrote:1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
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I know what you're doing, but, honestly, our campus sucks. It's a random assortment of mostly ugly buildings, and even the good-looking ones (Langdell, Austin) have no common theme that ties them together. But having gone to Yale for undergrad, I can say that the Yale Law School building is magnificent. Cathedral-like, really.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:52 am

yeah, it was just a stupid way to add my $0.02 to the "this matters way less than almost everything else" column. sorry, everyone.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:59 am

23fulltimecowboys wrote:yeah, it was just a stupid way to add my $0.02 to the "this matters way less than almost everything else" column. sorry, everyone.


I think it matters more than people will let on. Many students' happiness and in turn, the quality of their work, is at least partially influenced by their surroundings. Is it the most important thing? No. But it's not any stupider than debating a difference of 2-3% in biglaw placement or pointing out the number of supreme court clerks from a certain school.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:06 pm

agreed, really. sometimes i don't know why i say things.

edit: so that i can pretend to add something useful, i took a tour of penn a little while back and the renovations are really terrific.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby neskerdoo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:14 pm

23fulltimecowboys wrote:yeah, it was just a stupid way to add my $0.02 to the "this matters way less than almost everything else" column. sorry, everyone.



hey, cheer up... at least you gave exelsior a perfect opportunity to whip out his double-headed monster

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:16 pm

haha yeah i thought quoting and bolding "i know what you're doing here"

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:39 pm

lsbm3 wrote:do any lower tier schools have nice campuses? If so which ones


I guess it depends on what you like.

Boyd (73ish) has a nice campus if you like the desert. There's trees on half, grass all over, and a good view of the surrounding mountains. The gym is only a couple years old, and you can get a great view of the strip from the running track upstairs. The buildings are about half newer, and run the gamut from 'fairly nice' (the student union) to blech (WRI/BEH). The law school itself is only about 5 years old, so it's in great shape if not an architectural wonder.

Good locale, too - about 5 minutes from the strip, virtually across the street from the airport, and within an hour of mountains on either side or Lake Mead.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:39 pm

neskerdoo wrote:
23fulltimecowboys wrote:yeah, it was just a stupid way to add my $0.02 to the "this matters way less than almost everything else" column. sorry, everyone.



hey, cheer up... at least you gave exelsior a perfect opportunity to whip out his double-headed monster

:lol:

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby superflush » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:38 am

lsbm3 wrote:do any lower tier schools have nice campuses? If so which ones


Apparently Pepperdine

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby superflush » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:38 am

dresq wrote:
cornellbeez wrote:Sorry I didn't include Boalt...oh wait, that's right, this is the BEST law school campus thread.

No good?

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And that is like right in front of Boalt Hall, isn't it ...

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby ggocat » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:51 am

lsbm3 wrote:do any lower tier schools have nice campuses? If so which ones

Mercer: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74668#p1697277

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby roxj » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:53 pm

My two cents:

The schools I've visited are: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Penn, GW, Boston U, Northwestern, Chicago, UWash, Seattle U

My favorite (aesthetically): NORTHWESTERN. Specifically, the law library. It has several stories of glass windows looking out on Lake Mich. And I don't go there, so I'm not a troll.

Other school of note: Yale. But only Yale, not New Haven. That place is a dump. I was there one night, and there were two arsons and a drive-by.

Least favorite (architecturally): Columbia. That being said, ugrad campus is phenomenal.

One last thing: I go to UW undergrad. I have to agree with those who have previously posted in saying that the law school building isn't the best, but it's right on the main campus, which has some great views. And it doesn't rain nearly as much as you'd expect.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:56 pm

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:04 am

Stanford gets no mention...why?

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:23 am

:shock: I really like UVA...too bad my LSAT sucks

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby superflush » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:02 pm

Jockin Jay-Z wrote:Stanford gets no mention...why?


Probably because everybody already knows its the best campus. I would hope.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:41 pm

superflush wrote:
Jockin Jay-Z wrote:Stanford gets no mention...why?


Probably because everybody already knows its the best campus. I would hope.


Yeah, can't beat this:
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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby superflush » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:02 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
superflush wrote:
Jockin Jay-Z wrote:Stanford gets no mention...why?


Probably because everybody already knows its the best campus. I would hope.


Yeah, can't beat this:


Being sarcastic Helmholtz?

Stanford has the best overall campus in America than I have seen (never been to Princeton or Pepperdine) ... I've never been inside SLS, but I'd imagine that it is nice as well.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:11 pm

From the lower-tier, regional schools, FSU is beautiful. Too bad that it's still FSU.

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Boalt is not very good in terms of its immediate campus, obviously, but the Berkeley campus as a whole is pretty nice.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:16 pm

superflush wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
superflush wrote:
Jockin Jay-Z wrote:Stanford gets no mention...why?


Probably because everybody already knows its the best campus. I would hope.


Yeah, can't beat this:


Being sarcastic Helmholtz?


I'm assuming we were talking strictly about law school campuses, and SLS is meh. Otherwise, CLS and UChicago would definitely be getting some mentions even though their LS buildings area nothing to look at.

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Re: Best Law School Campus

Postby superflush » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:18 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I'm assuming we were talking strictly about law school campuses, and SLS is meh. Otherwise, CLS and UChicago would definitely be getting some mentions even though their LS buildings area nothing to look at.


Okay, maybe that is fair. As I said, I've never been inside the SLS building ... and if it is "meh," than that is a shame, because the rest of the campus is really great. I kind of take into consideration the whole campus (if the school is on a larger campus).




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