msblaw89 wrote:T00L wrote:First, I would refer you to this thread from last year. The writer does a pretty good job outlining the day's events, etc.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 8&t=146044
WUSTL is one of the most (if not THE most) collegial atmospheres one can find in a law school. The environment is outgoing and downright friendly. I got there the night before and ended up walking into bar review (by myself) as it was about a block from my hotel. Now, I'm not normally one to just crash into situations like that. I tend to feel reserved or out of place, but this feeling dissipated immediately when I got there. I told one of the first students I met that I was an admitted student, and from that point on it was "Where are you from?" "This drink is on me" (I'm a dude) "you have any questions?" "Oh, you need to meet my friend.... Hey [name]! Come over here! I want you to meet Tool. He's a prospective student [introductions], etc....."
Anyway, the point is I have never been around such a large group of immediately-welcoming people before, but it wasn't unnerving in the least, if that makes sense.
The actual Admitted Student Day was nice. The building is obviously beautiful and well-designed to promote student interaction. By the time the student panel had rolled around, I felt like I didn't really need to hear it because I had had such an informal and ongoing "student panel" since the night before (this obviously wasn't the case for everyone else). Walking around that day on campus, I had current students who I had met the night before coming up to me and saying hello. Most even remembered my name.
Anyway, the day culminated with a special reception for us, but there is also an on-campus happy hour (free bud products) from "4:30 - ?????" in the building every Friday that gave everyone ANOTHER chance to speak with current students and socialize.
The school is full of extremely intelligent people. And while there may be a few "gunners," most of "them" are quiet about it (e.g. "closet gunners"). Everyone is down to help everyone - that was the vibe I received.
Ok, I think I've taken up enough space for the time being, and I have to get back to work. PM-me if you have any further questions.
Wow, thanks for the info. That is really good to hear
+1. Thanks for the info!