Bildungsroman wrote:rayiner wrote:perry24 wrote:Hi,
So I am starting law school this September and I was wondering whether law students dress differently than they did back in undergrad? For example, is it OK if I wear a hat during class like I did back in undergrad? Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.
People in law school dress like grown ups. That means no athletic gear and no hats. But you don't have to dress up. Jeans, sneakers, and a polo or button down is a common look. I rarely see people in sweatpants except during finals, but this might be a "Northwestern is full of olds" thing.
Yeah, I rarely see people in sweatpants at UChi, and I don't think I've ever seen someone in pajamas at the law school. You don't want to be the tool with elbow patches every day, but the bar is also slightly higher than in undergrad.
Also, I don't think anybody here wears a baseball cap as part of their all-day every-day attire like in undergrad, which is good because it makes you look shitty.
I wear a baseball cap to class pretty often, depending on when big games are happening (i.e. operning day, beginning of playoffs, game against big rival). I also wear a cap when my hair is just messy long and I'm too lazy to get haircut. Couldn't care less what the douches around me think. Not like I wear it to work. Sure, its def the college student look, but school is school. I'll start dressing professionally when I'm a professional. Not like that is something you have to rev up for or get warmed up for.