84Sunbird2000 wrote:So, what did everyone else think of Case today? I have to admit that my main surprise was how nice the area around the law school is. It's an awfully nice option to be able to wander away for a study break to a top-notch Art Museum, Natural History Museum, or Botanical Garden....or maybe catch a free rehearsal of the world's top orchestra. The law library was really nice as well, though the law school building as a whole was simply adequate-to-good. The little courtyard and the view of the Gehry-designed building is also nice.
The city as a whole was much nicer than I had guessed, though the trolly was designed to show off Cleveland's good points. However, considering it was a 2-hour tour, there was a lot of coolness to show off. Plus, traffic in Cleveland seems surprisingly mild, which is a huge plus.
However, I got lost on my way back to my hotel and ended up driving past the Circle/Clinic area on E.105th....in both directions. The ghetto on both sides was astonishing. It was like the old cartoons where people go on the literal "wrong side of the tracks" and opulence turns suddenly to dilapidation.
i was actually not completely happy with some of the events today. There were not any 1,2, or 3 Ls to talk to, which made me think the event planners were trying to hide something... like students were not as happy as they would like to portray. There were not enough professors around to sit at all the lunch tables, so I only got to talk to 1 professor.
BUT, I was surprised by the strength of the placement out of state, as well as the career services office in general. Also, the financial aid presentation was the strongest one I have seen from any law school admittance day.
The library was great, and I liked the building. But it did make me think why there was no student panel, and why where was no faculty panel, both of which have been key at other school's ASD/W.
To sum up my analysis of case's events today, they did not help themselves in my choice, but they did not entirely hurt themselves, either.