pleasetryagain wrote: andyllop wrote:
andyllop wrote:I have recently accepted Vandy's offer of admission for the 11-12 LLM Program. I will be travelling along with my wife. How's life for the LLM students ? Where do they live ? Is it hard getting used to Nashville ?
Seriously anyone ? Some advice ?
I am not an LLM but I can you they aer pretty much the same as any other law student as far as lifestyle. Some of my best friends are LLMS. They live in the same buildings, same area, and dont seem to have any trouble getting used to Nashville. I couldn't imagine trying to learn the law with English as a second language but other than that they are doing just fine. If you have any specific questions pm me.
Agreed. It's pretty easy for LLM students to integrate into the culture, particularly if you're willing to go to Bar Review on Thursday nights. I was friends with a number of LLMs at Vandy... actually ended up visiting one in India after she finished up her LLM, and I'm still in contact with one from Nicaragua and another who's back in Brazil at the moment.
You also end up taking all your classes with JD students (except I believe legal writing). Taking classes with JDs helps you integrate a lot, especially if you elect to take courses with smaller class sizes (where there's more actual discussion between students). I met a few LLMs in a small-section Corps class but the rest we met out at the bars on Thursday nights.
Most of the LLMs I knew got stuck in the Barbizon Apartments, which is pricy, somewhat rundown, and two blocks from the law school. I think the school pushes Barbizon on LLMs because they assume most of you won't have cars, but you can definitely find better housing options that are still within walking distance, and for less money. The Barb does have a nice deck and a lounge where we used to hang out before or after heading to the bars, so it's a nice spot to get to know the other LLMs.
As far as acclimating to Nashville goes, it depends. Where are you from? I've seen a few LLMs get bored of the city and start wishing they were studying someplace larger, like NY or DC. They made up for it by traveling around the country a lot. That said, Nashville is a great city in terms of nightlife, especially if you like live music.