badnewsbears wrote:Good luck everybody! I just finished my first semester here, and remembered how often I was checking TLS a year ago. I also remember GMU not having a large presence so I'll try and help out if anybody has questions.
Keep in mind that I just started, so my opinion on job placement/outlook is extremely limited. That being said, just like everywhere else similarly ranked... it's not great. Also I don't know anything about scholarship information, other than some people have them and that some of those people have a top 50% stipulation. Questions about the experience itself though- fire away.
How are the facilities and the faculty? I did my undergrad in a split campus school and I really did not like that aspect of the school. It seemed all the events and activities I wanted to go to where at the main campus and the campus I attended felt almost like a separate school. GMU Law campus doesn't even have a shower which I dislike because I would not be able to go for a run or work out between classes to clear my head. Thank you for any feedback.
The faculty is extremely caring. They go out of their way to answer any question you have, and also don't mind joking around. professor krauss, a 1L torts prof is likely the best professor I've ever had in my academic career. A mix of hard on students, but undeniably caring.
Split campus works fine for me. It is undeniably a separate school feel, but that just means it loses it's undergrad feel. Ya, there's no gym, but there's a YMCA right behind the school that costs 2$ per visit for gmu students. Also there are lots of events with free drinks, which would be harder to do at an undergrad campus. Also things like puppy/kitten day and masseuses in the atrium to help students during finals, are perks that you wouldn't get otherwise. We are also on a different snowday schedule, and things aren't open 24/7 but we are treated like adults/professionals. For instance, the library closes at 11, and at some point the outer doors lock as well, but if you're already inside, you can study in the atrium or an empty classroom. I'm not sure if undergrads would be trusted in such a way.
I apologize for the stream on consciousness type post, but I'm in between semesters and enjoying not having to think all the time