tonton wrote:Checking in. Would love to go visit on the 3rd and 4th, but not in the states. so if anyone does go, please feel free to go on a diatribe about how bad the food was, or maybe gush about how great it was! Who the other c/o 2016 students were, if you liked them..what was said about need based aid limits during the fin aid Q&A, if 1Ls actually get the classes they are really interested in the bid for classes outside the curriculum. I would gobble up information about how even the doors to the main entrance of the law faculty work haha anything!
Don't worry about missing it. CLS is most likely where I'll end up, and I am actually excited about it as a school, but they had a pretty lackluster ASW in March. Speakers were not engaging, tours were disorganized. Food was pretty decent, I guess.
Re: need-based aid: they claim to only give out need-based, aside from the Hamilton, but I heard a LOT of rumors that they mask some merit in with that. Didn't sound like there were any limits but I presume there's a borrowing expectation. They do set everything for grants before first year, but you can change loan amounts at any time. Most of the finaid Q&A was stuff you could find out on the website.
As for classes - I purposefully went to the most boring class I could (Property) and it was really not that bad. A lot of students were on gchat the entire class, which I like to think now I won't do once I get there, but given that I'm posting on TLS while at work, I probably shouldn't judge them for that. Went to a couple other classes and they were a lot better - people seemed genuinely interested and the teachers were good at socratic method, seemed interested in teaching rather than burdened by it, etc.
Building is nice, if you like new buildings. Double doors, good weight to them.