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seanpatin
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Best Facilities

Postby seanpatin » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:10 pm

I would like to know what campuses have great facilities, like comfortable and practical classrooms, wireless internet, good library, etc? I have read most of the reviews on Princeton Review, but how accurate are these?

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nonunique
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Postby nonunique » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:18 pm

what campuses have great facilities


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I am interested as well! ;)

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Postby mtb710 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:30 pm

You might get better responses if you mentioned some of the schools you are looking at. There are a lot of law schools out there.

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Postby seanpatin » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:11 pm

Well, lets just assume anything in the Top 25, or any other schools that someone may have visited or heard about?

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby Rawlsian » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Bump. Thoughts anyone?

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby sikwitt » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:32 am

just visited stanford two days ago. Classroms looked legit/state of the art. Wireless and all that. Sweet looking library, but the law school building itself looks like shit.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:44 pm

Facilities ranking of schools I recently visited:
1. Indiana (super nice building, awesome library)
2. W&M (great overall, maybe the best but I fell in love with IUB)
3. W&L (nice classrooms)
4. Emory (nice overall)
5. Alabama (good, the library wasn't as nice as some others--very important to me)
6. UGA (awesome library though)
7. Wake Forest
8. Illinois
9. Iowa
10. OSU

One thing I noticed though was that all of these law schools had buildings less than 10 years old, good classrooms, and plenty of computer access. I think it will just come down to personal preference. Sorry, no pictures. I decided not to be that guy.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby danquayle » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:02 am

Unadilla Kayaker wrote:Facilities ranking of schools I recently visited:
1. Indiana (super nice building, awesome library)
2. W&M (great overall, maybe the best but I fell in love with IUB)
3. W&L (nice classrooms)
4. Emory (nice overall)
5. Alabama (good, the library wasn't as nice as some others--very important to me)
6. UGA (awesome library though)
7. Wake Forest
8. Illinois
9. Iowa
10. OSU

One thing I noticed though was that all of these law schools had buildings less than 10 years old, good classrooms, and plenty of computer access. I think it will just come down to personal preference. Sorry, no pictures. I decided not to be that guy.


But OSU is shaped like a ship!!!

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby JOThompson » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:07 am

Villanova's new building is pretty impressive. GULC probably had the nicest T20 facilities that I've seen. The Supreme Court room is awesome.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby HBK » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:25 am

Wash U had pretty awesome facilities.

SMU, not so much.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby lawyering » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:35 am

I have only seen pictures...but I would have to say...Yale. The gothic architecture is GORGEOUS.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby missvik218 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:36 am

I did a Carolina/DC circuit in the fall. Duke and UVA were beautiful (I dig lots of windows) Georgetown I didn't love, I didn't have a chance to get to GW, and neither Wake or UNC were very impressive to me.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby SportsFanatic » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:39 am

HBK wrote:Wash U had pretty awesome facilities.

SMU, not so much.


Very true.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby oberlin08 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:40 am

USF had phenomenal facilities

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby badfish » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:52 am

lawyering wrote:I have only seen pictures...but I would have to say...Yale. The gothic architecture is GORGEOUS.


Yale has one of the prettiest campuses in America. Unfortunately that campus is in New Haven, CT.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:55 am

Most impressive one I have seen in order:

Villanova
PSU
UNC
Wake
American
Temple

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby JOThompson » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:55 am

Cornell is pretty easy on the eyes too.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby Neelio » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:06 am

UCLA and Univ of Washington

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby HBK » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:08 am

SportsFanatic wrote:
HBK wrote:Wash U had pretty awesome facilities.

SMU, not so much.


Very true.


I was really disappointed. I expected them to be way better, considering they're private and charge a bunch in tuition. It looked like the 40 year old philosophy or economics building at the state school I attended.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:12 am

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby doinmybest » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:39 am

Michigan. The Law Quadrangle looks beautiful.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby UF Gators » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:12 am

missvik218 wrote:I did a Carolina/DC circuit in the fall. Duke and UVA were beautiful (I dig lots of windows) Georgetown I didn't love, I didn't have a chance to get to GW, and neither Wake or UNC were very impressive to me.

Yes, windows are very important to me. I have only visited two law school campuses, NU and ND, and both had excellent facilities.

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby OneKnight » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:21 am

UCLA's law building is gorgeous. USC's law building not so much. (Concrete horrorshow)
They're both decent on the inside though!

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby keemos » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:23 am

badfish wrote:
lawyering wrote:I have only seen pictures...but I would have to say...Yale. The gothic architecture is GORGEOUS.


Yale has one of the prettiest campuses in America. Unfortunately that campus is in New Haven, CT.



I think this is one of the most accurate statements I have ever seen on TLS

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Re: Best Facilities

Postby heyguys » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 am

keemos wrote:
badfish wrote:
lawyering wrote:I have only seen pictures...but I would have to say...Yale. The gothic architecture is GORGEOUS.


Yale has one of the prettiest campuses in America. Unfortunately that campus is in New Haven, CT.



I think this is one of the most accurate statements I have ever seen on TLS



In terms of just the law school facilities, I would say Yale's are stellar. Even the campus though I don't find to be that great--while the gothic architecture is indeed somewhat nice to look at, I find the way the gothic architecture functions within the city blocks to be too forbidding. It's like you have the sidewalk then these huge walls with locks on the gates--I much prefer campuses that have a nice, welcoming feel to them.




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