tsub wrote:Has anybody heard anything about how competitive the atmosphere is at Iowa? The only stuff I know is what I've read on Princeton Review and bits and pieces from TLS Forums. I want to go to school where there is competition but not necessarily a high degree of cutthroat competition.
The general impression I get is that it is competitive, but the competition isn't overbearing. That's pretty much what every profile says on this web site. Any current students want to throw in their two cents?
I've been in email correspondence with an Iowa Law alum. One of the questions I asked him was specifically about that. Here's what he said:
In my experience, law students tend to be a quite competitive group (to put it mildly), but I found that competiveness in my Iowa classmates to be expressed mostly as healthy and good-natured competition that simply pushed each of us to do our very best. There was quite a bit of camaraderie and most of the competitiveness was in that spirit. We readily shared notes, outlines, horn books, etc.
Actually, my correspondence with this guy in general has really increased my interest in Iowa.