-lemonlyman- wrote:Prospective student for Class of 2019 here. After some discussion in the Class of 2019 thread, it was suggested that with the first admitted student weekend about to take place and the next just a couple weeks away, we should try to gather some different perspectives to round out what we will be hearing about at these events.
So, to get the conversation going: current students, what should we know about HLS that we probably won't hear at ASW?
What advice can you give for those who decide to attend HLS that we won't hear at ASW?
What classes would be best to sit in on if we get the chance after HLS weekend? What should we look out for? (I heard good advice from someone in another thread - you won't understand what the class if covering, so pay attention to the students themselves and their engagement with the class / material - do you agree with this?)
Are we going to annoy you by observing classes this close to the end of semester / what can we do to make sure we disrupt you guys as little as possible? (Obviously don't be the 0L who volunteers to answer a question I'm guessing...)
the first two questions are really broad and i for one can't remember a thing about asw anyway. i'd suggest coming back with any specific q's you have after asw.
i'd sit in on a core 1L class e.g. torts, leg reg, crim, contracts, civ pro, etc. if you want to get an overview of what the vast majority of your 1L will look like. tbh though im not sure how valuable this is as the quality of the class and the engagement of the students is basically 100% dependent on the prof.
um i dont see why you'd annoy anyone unless you do something obnoxious like yes, raising your hand to answer a question, or talking in class. also, try to sit in the last row towards the doors if you can, so a) you can avoid sitting in someone elses seat and b) everyone doesn't whip around to stare at you when you go to the bathroom etc.
to be honest, take it easy...you guys sound a little wound up lol. you'll have so much to stress about during 1L i'd just kick back and enjoy the free shit for now. you're not going to hear anything groundbreaking at asw.
eta: one thing you won't hear about is the ice cream vending machine under lewis...it is glorious. i wish i'd discovered it way sooner. though i can't find the one everyone talks about under pound.
eta2: i just had a look at your class of 2019 thread and see that a few current students were in there alluding to what's going on on campus right now w/r/t reclaim etc. if that's what you meant by "what we won't hear at asw," then i echo their suggestion that you make the time to talk to a some current students about it. to answer a question i saw in the other thread, though, no, i don't think it's something that should actively dissuade you from coming here.