jks289 wrote:I am willing to buy that I just got stuck in a bad group. To illustrate: At one point the guy behind me tried to get the attention of a friend who didn't see him. When the friend ignored him he said loudly "What a gay man." (Edit: Mod has it set to not write the actual gay slur here, but you know what I mean) That is what I mean by "fratty." Just not the kind of peer I'd hoped for, and I felt like there was stuff like that throughout the day. Assuming I just got put in a sort of douche group, I'd hate to base a life-altering decision on something so trivial.
I really didn't like the facilities, but I also don't care THAT much what the building is like. And as I said the professors were top notch, and I can't think of anything more important than classroom experience. So now I feel like I have 48 hours to decide my gut is wrong about people or decide that professors and classes matter more to me. Or I just say forget it, rely on my first impression and move our family to f-ing Missouri. Oy.
I am a current 3L here and I will tell you that you definitely had a bad group. More than likely those kids will not end up coming here, and if they do, they will definitely have to mature and change their attitude. Speaking to your example specifically, the Outlaw student affinity group is a well-respected group at BU Law that is composed of both gay and straight allies. We also have three faculty members who are openly gay. More generally, one of the reasons why I love it here is that we have an amazing student body. I have made really great friends here and it's great that we had each other for support as we struggled through 1L and everything else in law school together. I think you'd really like it here and you shouldn't let a few bad apples (who aren't even guaranteed to enroll here) ruin your impression of the school.
As for the facilities, while they are not that great, they are functional. The 1L classrooms have been renovated, so they are nice (in my opinion). There are plenty of renovated study lounges throughout the tower, which I prefer over the library. And, as many people have pointed out, the views are incredible. Although the ideal is go to to law school in a Hogwarts-like building, I think that the facilities make BU Law unique; we all bond over how ugly the building is and during interviews with BU Law alums, they love to recount their days here before any of the classrooms or study spaces were renovated. At the end of the day, I think the ridiculously high quality of our professors make up for it.