perspective wrote:1) How is the on-campus or school sponsored housing?
2) How are the exercise and law school facilities?
3) How much interaction is there with students from other disciplines (medicine, business, etc)?
4) Is a car necessary or just helpful?
5) If interested in big law, how likely is 1L summer employment in a large firm in Chicago? In NYC? In California?
6) Is there anything else I should know before sending in my deposit?
Thanks for taking questions!
1. Varies lots. New grad sucks from what I hear (no kitchens in the rooms). The university apartments range from ultra crappy to kind of nice. You should look at the different buildings before you choose one.
2. Pretty nice.
3. Not much unless you try pretty hard (go to grad mixers, etc)
4. Just helpful, if you live in Hyde Park.
5. Almost 0, unless you are a URM or have connections. Big firms don't hire 1Ls anymore, no matter what school you are from. Some change at smaller firms though.
6. Law school is hard. Make sure it's what you really want to do before you commit.