smokeylarue wrote:Serious question here. How stressed did you feel this first semester? Typically how many hours did you study every day? Did you study every day/most days/on weekends? Did most your classmates feel the same way? I'm just trying to get a general consensus feel for the stress and competitive atmosphere that does or does not exist at NYU. THANKS!
Also, another actually serious question that will have no bearing on my decision to attend. On a scale from 1 to 10 how attractive were the girls from your class, 1 being Rosie O'donnell, 10 being Kate Beckinsale.
Disclaimer- 2L here with nostalgia. 1st Semester 1L year I honestly thought was overhyped in terms of the pressure and work etc. Probably the last month of the semester it gets intense as everyone is in their study groups or intensive study mode, but prior to that I had ample time to go out at least one weeknight and any/all nights of the weekend. I tried but quickly gave up case briefing, and found a distaste for outlining as well; however, I did do the intensive rainbow highlighting thing although I'm not sure how much it helped. I didn't really feel a competitive atmosphere until finals weeks, and even then it wasn't really a dominating presence. In fact, the competitiveness seemed much stronger in 2nd semester once people knew their chances at grading on to Law Review. Again, even this seemed minimal and competition was really only what you made of it.
As for the attractiveness question, I'd say girls range from 2-7 generally, although I've definitely seen some 8-9s. It's New York though, NYU Law need not (Should Not) be your only place for finding attractive women.