sidgey wrote:rayiner wrote:Joeshan520 wrote:What is the student body like? cut throat competitive or more laid back and personable?
Neither, really. I get he impression that our 1L class is very hard working, but friendly and non-competitive.
I think because people are older here, everyone is very "into" law school. We are here to learn and become lawyers, not get better grades than our classmates. Just today I got cold called and had NO CLUE what the answer was, and 3 people gchatted it to me. They want to see me succeed as much as I want to see them succeed. The more we understand the coursework, the greater benefit we get out of our classes. So we help each other out a LOT. If someone doesn't understand something, we all want them to get it, because you're only as fast as your slowest team mate, so to speak.
My section, at least, is a very cooperative, supportive, congenial bunch. I came in terrified it would be competitive and cut throat despite what people said (that it IS congenial and laid back), and I've found it to be satisfyingly challenging.
My section is the same way, so it's not an experience unique to SJ.
By the way, SJ, the proper response to the previous question would have been to invite me to your post study group bar trips ... hehe...