DUNWA wrote:ORGAN21 wrote:hokiehi wrote:With the deposit deadline quickly approaching, has anyone else decided on W&L?
Yep, I'm going. I just sent my deposit in last night!
Happy to hear it Organ21! Congrats on all your acceptances (per your profile)! What sold you on W & L?
Aside from the scholarship offer and the cost of living, I was deeply impressed in every way when I went to the ASD. Let's see if I can list a few things. The school is in a lovely setting with a view of trees and mountains from nearly every classroom. The Dean's discussion of "The New Third Year" sounds like a worthwhile opportunity that might give me an edge in this unstable economy. Furthermore, the small class sizes and personal attention is a real selling point with me. Brett Twitty even described W&L as "a liberal arts approach to law." The honor code seems to actually work at the school-- I saw laptops, printers, and other juicy items unattended in students' study carrels. Apparently there is virtually no threat of theft, and several students said that since W&L is so small, cutthroat practices (something I was really concerned about) almost doesn't exist, simply for the fact that if you are cutthroat, you have no friends, etc. So the small school atmosphere acts as quite a deterrent. I also really liked the town. Even though it is small and I originally wanted to go to a large metropolis, it is close to DC and Richmond for weekend trips. Plus, if I went to a big city, I think studying might be harder because there are so many distractions. A student said to me that what's nice about W&L is that there's enough to do if you're looking for something, but not so much that you feel you're missing out. Several students explained that W&L is very aware of what Lexington does and does not offer, so it brings in events. Someone said Blues Traveler was coming and they've had Three 6 Mafia, so it seems pretty eclectic. Overall, what most impressed me is that the students and admissions staff I met were frank about what W&L can or cannot offer. I appreciated the honesty instead of trying to gloss over things like the size of the town, for instance. Overall, it was a refreshing visit and after reflection, I decided it was the perfect fit for me.
That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. I hope that helps