swinger wrote:jawsthegreat wrote:vanwinkle wrote:BruceWayne wrote:I just want to reiterate the comments about our QOL. I am just a 1L but the vibe here is just totally unlike the description that I've heard from any other law school. People here really are friendly, they aren't cutthroat, they actually care about things other than law school, and the professors are (for the most part) concerned about teaching you the material in an understandable way. Let me tell you something, a lot of undergrad schools don't even fit that description---it's a unique place. Honestly, I think I would come to UVA with a full ride over HYS if I had the choice--seriously. Looking back on it, and no disrespect to those schools, but I don't think I could have handled the culture of Columbia, Chicago, Penn, or GULC. All those schools just give off a vibe of really type A students and intense pressure to measure up to whoever is next to you. Honestly, the only difference between the people here and the people in my undergrad is that they do eventually stop partying and buckle down to study here--other than that (and their accomplishments) they are normal people.
I'll vouch for this description, and say that I definitely miss UVA a heck of a lot.
Unless u end up in a random field at 5 AM, i agree also.
One could argue that ending up in a random field at 5 AM adds to the QOL... how many students at other law schools get to have so much fun that they can be put into that situation?
I am very suprised how much i hear of people drinking, blacking out, partying, and still getting biglaw positions above median. It is very impressive. Though it couldnt hurt to not have such a party reputation. (by all means i love to have a good time, just keep it in the community haha)