newforllm wrote:If anyone is still here, what kind of places do law students go to for drinking? Are there some good chill bars around NYU? Are most students interested in clubs? Is there interaction with NYU grad students in other disciplines? Are there stereotypical undergrad bars to stay away from if one isn't interested in not being able to stand without people running into them?
Do NYU students interact with other law students in NY (other than ones they happened to know from before law school)?
Good, chill bars? There are 5 within two or three blocks of campus, just off the top of my head. We're in the West Village, there isn't a block without a good bar. Obviously not all of them are super chill, but you get my drift.
I personally didn't get involved in clubs during 1L, but I would say it seems as though the majority did (and many were in 2 or 3). Considering I didn't live on campus, I wasn't willing to stay downtown very late, and I had other things I'd rather be doing. I may get involved next year, however.
The only other grad students I met this year were at the gym. During 2L/3L, you can take classes at the business school, and vice-versa, so you could meet a few that way. The school also sponsors a few drinking/socializing events for all grads, but I've never been to any of them.
As for undergrads, you're actually about a 10 minute walk from the main campus, such as it is, so there isn't much interaction. The bars around the law school seem to be pretty free of undergrads - but I'm not the biggest parties, so perhaps others may want to chime in on this.
Met a few Columbia students, but only because I live near their campus - and Dean's Cup, I suppose. Haven't met any other LS students (and wouldn't want to...as relaxed as NYU's class generally is, being around law students all day is exhausting).