Humbert Humbert wrote:Cool video series. I think folks are reading a bit too much into the interviews though...
Perhaps some current CLSers could opine?
What seems to be the problem? From a quick glance at the NYU and CLS videos the students seemed pretty similar. The CLS students in the video did seem a little lethargic, but again we're talking 4 people who were randomly interviewed during school one day. Hard to get much of a read from that. I will say that confirmation bias is a real thing though, so always be on the lookout.
I do have to take issue with the girl who said that she doesn't really have time to make friends because there is just so much reading. This is in part because she said that half of the people in law school are just hardcore grinders, while apparently not including herself in this group. I'd say that she either is a hardcore grinder or she is just not managing her time very effectively. Even during 1L, law school is about a 30 hour a week venture for much of the semester. One great thing about Columbia is that in the first semester of 1L you only have three graded classes and you'll have upwards of a week between each of your three finals, so they ease you in to the process as well as they possibly can. You're still on a curve and there will certainly be busy periods, but overall a lack of time is really never a problem, and there is plenty of opportunity to hang out with your classmates and do stuff completely unrelated to law school.