SplitMyPants wrote:premalone wrote:Can anyone describe what the quality of life is like at Duke? How is the social scene, are people generally happy or stressed, what kinds of things are students involved with outside of the law school? I plan to visit next semester to get a good grasp of the atmosphere, but wanted to know firsthand from some students!
I'm not a transfer or anything, so I have no other experience with other schools except ASWs and what I read on here. However, in my experience, the atmosphere of the student body and the law school is just about the best that I could have hoped for in a school. I think, though there are the typical stressors associated with any law school, the student body is generally pretty happy. All the students are friendly and collegial. There's a great social scene. However, I think whether you're more of a homebody or more someone trying to go out every night, you'll find people who feel similarly—Duke does not attract any one type of person. Durham is also a great size city for law school—plenty of stuff to do for three years without being too distracting.
Awesome, that's pretty in line with what I've heard! I'm pretty on the fence between UVA and Duke so at this point I just want to see which school would be the best fit. Thanks!