Just got the packet - the 1L curriculum sounds awesome - being paired with a lawyer mentor? If that is still happening (it says innaugural class on the sheet, but might still apply) that is worth its weight in gold just in getting to know a law firm - and having done intake interviews for a legal clinic by 1L Spring. The lawyering skills class sounds very cool too, as does they way they are trying to spin each class - calling cirm law Statutory analysis. Should be interesting to learn if/how they truly differ - would love to come out both well-educated and skilled - kind of like W and L wants to do with their new 3L program, except more integrated with the coursework rather than taking up all of 3rd year.
Plus the 4:1 teacher:student ratio, 70 firms/agencies lined up for OCI for 80 students. I'd be very interested w/out the scholarship. My biggest fear of even the better law schools is that they will turn out to be diploma mills where you are anonymous, and so truly lost careerwise without top of class numbers. Though I plan on getting top of class numbers
, knowing you won't be ignored/left on your own to develop career skills/network/find work is a huge plus.
Can't wait to visit - if anyone knows if the mentoring thing is continuing for the second class let me know.