Do you like it? Why? What is your greatest annoyance with the school?
I do like it. The rumor that WUSTL is rife with splitters is true, and it makes for a pretty chill student body with a lot of personality. The building is like-new, clean, and attractive, so it makes spending the majority of my time there as pleasant as it could be I suppose. As for annoyances, besides my aforementioned gripe about some of the staff/faculty, my greatest annoyance would have to be...huh. I don't know. That must just be it.
Was it your top choice? Are you planning on staying in St. Louis? How's placement for Chicago?
Given the prestige-oriented nature of the legal profession, I'm afraid I cannot say WUSTL was my top choice. If given the chance, I'm sure that 99% of law students would go to HYS. I'm planning on letting my career opportunities guide me as to where I wind up. Given the state of the economy and all that garble, being in a non t10 school can be quite limiting. Being a bottom top-20 school has a weird side effect: Local employers are wary of you being a flight risk because of WUSTL's "elite status" and yet on a national/biglaw level, we're a low guy on the totem pole.
As for placement in Chicago, I cannot give you a legitimate opinion. My mentor has an offer lined up in Chicago after he graduates, however his accomplishments in law school are very impressive. Other than that, given the number of law schools in and around Chicago and the saturation of the market, I imagine that it'd be a rough road.
What is St. Louis like? Do you ever go to Chicago? (Sorry I'm from Chicago, so lots of Chicago-related questions).
St. Louis is a mix between a mid sized city and suburbia. There are pockets of good areas and very bad areas scattered throughout. Personally, I like it a lot, but I come from a suburban area so my expectations are admittedly somewhat low. I do go to Chicago every once in a while--I was actually there over break.
What is the student body like? (undergraduate-esque or more mature/professional?)
There's a solid mix. A healthy number of us are several to many years out from undergrad. There are plenty of people who still have the undergrad party your brains out mindset, others don't party at all, others have families, and everything in between. The student body seems to be very accepting, so I wouldn't worry about fitting in somewhere.
Favorite professor? (I've heard that some good profs have left the school recently...)
Hmm. Don't really have one. Law schools profs are an exceptionally eccentric group.
That's all for now. Thanks!
Not at all.