Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

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Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby annabell » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:42 am

Hi! I applied to a variety of schools in the top 30, and I am wondering as to everyone's opinions on which of these schools has the best quality of life? By quality of life I mean students enjoy their experiences (i.e. less stress, good first-year experience, students have time to go out, not cut-throat, etc.).

I'd really love to hear from current law school students!

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:42 am

Cue the trolls.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby rondemarino » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:43 am

YLS. Reportedly they only study 1.5 hours a day (not saying I buy it). Also, being guaranteed a six figure job on graduation does wonders for stress ITE.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby rondemarino » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:44 am

shadowfrost000 wrote:Cue the trolls.


Ask a stupid question, get a ton of stupid answers. Works like a charm.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:51 am

I say....Minnesota.

Never even been to the state before but I like beer, hockey, and football and it appears as if there is no shortage of those things in the state. Plus I heard Izzy's ice cream is amazing

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Postby toaster2 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:55 am

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Postby Tanicius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:01 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:I say....Minnesota.

Never even been to the state before but I like beer, hockey, and football and it appears as if there is no shortage of those things in the state. Plus I heard Izzy's ice cream is amazing


I can confirm. My cousin worked there for about four years.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby superserial » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:12 am

toaster2 wrote:columbia


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Postby postitnotes » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:18 pm

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Bosque » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:55 pm

I have enjoyed it here at Duke. But I really think the only person who can assess what the quality of life would be to you is you. So go visit, or ask more specific questions of people who actually go to the schools, or preferably both.

(Although to clarify, wait to visit until you get in. No point in wasting money considering the number of applications you should be filling out.)

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:02 pm

No grades + top-notch job prospects + killer weather = Boalt = WIN

(coming from a 0L 8) )

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby servinDizzert » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:05 pm

I heard Iowa is very scenic

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Postby postitnotes » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 pm

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 pm

servinDizzert wrote:I heard Iowa is very scenic


If you like corn.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby kurama20 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:11 pm

rondemarino wrote:YLS. Reportedly they only study 1.5 hours a day (not saying I buy it). Also, being guaranteed a six figure job on graduation does wonders for stress ITE.

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I read that too, although I don't buy that their students only study that much, from what I've read about their grading policies and seen of their employment stats it does seem like you could actually get away with that tiny amount of studying and still land an insane job. They don't even curve, and you get like 3 chances to try out for Law Review.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby DerrickRose » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:29 pm

annabell wrote:Hi! I applied to a variety of schools in the top 30, and I am wondering as to everyone's opinions on which of these schools has the best quality of life? By quality of life I mean students enjoy their experiences (i.e. less stress, good first-year experience, students have time to go out, not cut-throat, etc.).

I'd really love to hear from current law school students!


Illinois has been pretty chill. Lots of activities, everybody gets along, not gunnerish, I've been impressed.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby underdawg » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:03 am

kurama20 wrote:
rondemarino wrote:YLS. Reportedly they only study 1.5 hours a day (not saying I buy it). Also, being guaranteed a six figure job on graduation does wonders for stress ITE.

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I read that too, although I don't buy that their students only study that much, from what I've read about their grading policies and seen of their employment stats it does seem like you could actually get away with that tiny amount of studying and still land an insane job. They don't even curve, and you get like 3 chances to try out for Law Review.

they are all gunning for feeder/SCOTUS clerkships
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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:38 am

Image

*runs into law school building to hide*

To the person who said non-urban schools have better QOL: I respectfully disagree. 24/7 public transportation FTFW.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Tanicius » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:45 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Image

*runs into law school building to hide*

To the person who said non-urban schools have better QOL: I respectfully disagree. 24/7 public transportation FTFW.


The overall cost of living is still much higher in a place like New York, public transit or not, than it is with a car and gas in Ann Arbor or Charlottesville. Honestly, I would very drawn to throwing an ED at NYU if it wasn't for the insane COL. It would be a shock for my wallet going from paying $200 for my half of a fullsize double bedroom apartment in my small Minnesota college town to paying God-knows-what for a one-bedroom flat with water-stained ceilings, leaky windows, broken heating and whatever else plagues the "cheap" side of the New York lifestyle.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Neelio » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:48 pm

University of Washington (Seattle)

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby jcl2 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:58 pm

Neelio wrote:University of Washington (Seattle)

+1
QOL in Seattle is great relative to other major cities, and all of the current law students at UW that I have talked to are really enjoying their experience at the school.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby holydonkey » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:01 pm

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Slimpee » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:02 pm

Minneapolis is a sick city.

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Re: Best Quality of Life in the Top 30

Postby Hook 'Em » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:15 pm

DerrickRose wrote:Illinois has been pretty chill. Lots of activities, everybody gets along, not gunnerish, I've been impressed.


+1



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