gobulls11 wrote:I think it's both self selecting and Chicago brings it out. People I know applied to T6, minus chicago. Also, there's a lot of nonsense floating around about how chicago is the place vigorous academic debate. I'm fine with that in my lunch talk between kirkland partner and a professor - but nonstop in class?. why can't you save it for the final?
my friends say the same thing: calm down, 2L will be better etc... but I keep thinking about how i turned down boalt + columbia to come here and that my classmates will represent to future clients + employers - kind of scary at this point.
koalatriste, that story about your gunner is too funny. I feel like the constant small things people do are way more sinister though. Small enough to brush off/can never explain it to anyone else bc they'll think i'm crazy nitpicky, but it just happens so often. I swear i'm not a spiteful person - i love my undergrad, my parents, my nonchicago friends, my significant other, my dog - but this place just brings out the worst and i don't think it's the same at peer schools
Sorry to hear you are thinking of bailing. I just want to let you know that I have good friends at Boalt and they say the whole "laid back" thing is more or less a myth. It really doesn't sound any different from here as far as the people or the vibe. The weather on the other hand....