jd-mba wrote:rayiner wrote:jd-mba wrote:Thanks for the thoughts Rayiner. That's good to know. Guess I'll be getting on those applications and that "Why NU" statement. So you just moved there in August, right? Are you part of the McClurg/420 E Ohio cohort or did you opt to live elsewhere? My boyfriend is in in McClurg and I usually see med/law students left and right. As far as social life and bar crawl, have you guys been primarily sticking to the area around the law school? Are people more of the bar type at NU as opposed to clubs? Those aren't really important questions, just curious
Yeah, I'm in McClurg. Living 2 blocks away from the law school (specifically the law library) = WIN. The area is crawling with med/law students, which a can be a good thing and a bad thing. On one hand, your LS friends are likely to be close by. On the other hand, since I'm new to Chicago, everyone I know is a law student at either NU and U of C, and living where I do doesn't really help with meeting a diverse group of people.
The bar crawls have been nicely spread out, though within convenient public transit distance from the LS obviously (1-2 mi). A lot of the good bars are in Lincoln Park, so we've had two of the bar nights up there so far (3 if you count the Chicago TLS meetup!).
As for bars versus clubs, I have no idea. The only club I want to do is the IP Law Society, and they've been too lazy to have any meetings yet. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
I meant bars vs. dance clubs in the area. But yeah, info on Northwestern-related clubs would be interesting too. Any of you guys considering doing that international team project program? I saw it in the viewbook and made me really want to apply. Not sure if other schools have similar programs, but that seemed pretty unique to me.
Another 1L checking in, good thing starting this Ray.
I am a bar and a club person, I think it is a good mix with maybe more bar people but decent/classy bar as opposed to dive (Streeters being the exception, but they have beer pong and life-size Jenga, so that is a little different)
The ITP seems like one of the best experiences here, and I have the sponsor for a prof now and she is AWESOME.
Also, regarding the age/experience/NU 'Difference' as they call it...I have found that:
1. There are some married/serious relationship people but also plenty of singles (holla!)...and even the marrieds come out and their SO's so far have been really cool
2. I think the experience factor is GREAT. A friend of mine is starting at another t-14 and said she went to a "business casul" law firm mixer where a girl (straight out of ugrad) wore one of those tight silk geisha dresses and 4 inch heels. That crap would not happen here...people who have been in the real world know you have to wear sandals with that getup. But seriously I think it makes for so much better discussions both in an out of class when you're hearing from someone who was a nuclear engineer/i-banker/peace corps volunteer...they bring a nice nuance to the game.
2. I have a theory that the people at NU are, on the whole, hotter than the average law school. Why? Because of the interviews. Not that everyone is a 10, but after having been on the recruiting side of my last job, I can tell you that if you come in looking like s**t, not put together etc. I'll notice. Not trying to sound like a shallow ass, but inherently the interview will weed out the SUPER outliers on the cleanliness/professionalism/social coherence scales. Generally people look nice and can carry on an engaging conversation...and some are hot on top of it.
EDIT: despite my avatar, I am a chick...so my view of the hot population is opposite of Ray's lol