You want ASW stories, here's mine!
I took a red-eye in and was exhausted the whole time, which made me a little overwhelmed by the hundreds of people there. The first day was kind of random and it was hard to meet people (and I'm a pretty social person). The second day was more structured, and I was well rested haha. There were mock classes, and I got cold called, and I didn't know the answer haha.
On the whole, all of the 1Ls and 2Ls I met seemed very chill and happy with their decision. I didn't get a competitive vibe from any of the current students so I think the whole CLS is competitive thing is just a bunch of crap. I made some really good friends (looking at you, annie) and I know I will make many, many more if the people I met end up going to CLS. The 0Ls are really tight.
There were a few people who were kind of ... frustrating. As in, they just kept talking and talking. And, you know, most of the time I want to hear about your story and where you came from and all the cool stuff you've done. But half an hour later, if the whole lunch table is falling asleep while you're talking about some random transaction you handled at your consulting firm, it's time to let the conversation flow in a different direction. But I only met a couple of people like this, and I think you can expect that at any law school.
I met some people who recognized me from TLS, although the first time someone said the letters 'TLS' it took me a few seconds to get what he was talking about since I had never heard it said out loud before. One person even called me out on being the OP of the Columbia 2011! thread. That was embarrasing.
The after-hours parties were awesome, I didn't pay for a single drink but boy did I pay the next morning.
The housing is really great. I don't think you can go wrong (unless you go to the Arbor). I requested to live with other law students, but some people took the different view that it would be nice to get away from the law students. Morningside Heights is a cool neighborhood, but I can see it getting old after 3 years.
ED to UVa. EDIT: sorry, i don't know where that came from
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