Awe, guys! I'm sad I went home (1.5 hrs away), I would love to chill out tonight. I think I met most of you! I just read through all the recent Case chatter.
I attended the Friday events, and the alumni panel was alright, but there was no student panel/event. There was supposed to be some type of break out session with student organizations, but it was vaguely announced that some groups won an award and were unavailable? So they had LARGE (at least 25 people per) tours of the school, which is not ideal. All of the faculty members I talked to (again, not enough) were really engaging and friendly. I went to the Friday AM moot court, which was my only observation of students, but it was phenomenal. They are regional champions after all, but I was extremely impressed with the quality of argument, composure and intelligence of the students. That doesn't speak to the entire student body though. I was also really excited about the international law program and the opportunities for Case students in that field, but a large portion of the class is interested in international law, so that makes the limited positions on those journals, moot courts, and internships/externships highly competitive. If anyone didn’t have a chance to attend Friday, I’d be happy to answer questions about the programming.
I agree that it was odd there wasn't a student panel, and I only found one 2L during the cocktail hour to talk to, and I think I really irritated the people around me because I attacked him with at least 10 questions about student life because it was my only opportunity. I wonder if it was Spring Break or something on Saturday and that is why the students weren't around? It was a bit unsettling and that is my main complaint as well.
Overall, I loved the area; I didn't realize how close the botanical gardens/museums were to campus. I was happy to hear most students live close to the law school and somewhat close together because I was worried about the sense of community at the school. I really liked everyone I met (kudos, hehe!) and liked the feel of the school. As of right now Case is still one of my top options.