Most beautiful law school?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:17 pm

JoeMo wrote:
shutterbug wrote:When I visited UConn, I thought it was spectacular.


I agree that UConn is beautiful. Although it appears to resemble Michigan.


I believe that the same architectural firm did both Michigan's and UConn's law school (and I think they are also the ones behind the grant addition to Michigan's already impressive law school facilities).

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby PDaddy » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:04 am

JoeMo wrote:
PDaddy wrote:It's like the stadium and arena arms race, where the newer ones always get to one-up the older ones. Any school can have a beautiful law building, but the more recently built, the more appealing it is likely to be. Does anyone doubt that Berkeley, Stanford, Fordham, UW-Seattle, Duke, Vandy, and a few others will be at the top when this whole thing shakes out?

A better topic would be, "Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?" Now, that is worth discussing!


I disagree, I think the gothic architecture of schools like UConn, Yale, Michigan is prettier than the modern architecture of Berkeley, UW-Seattle and Vandy.


You have a point. Modern doesn't necessarily mean better. The best schools are probably the ones that mix the old/classic with the modern edge. I do like the gothic style, but when I walk inside I want modern luxury...best of both worlds.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby 071816 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:19 am

Cornell looks pretty sweet from the pictures I've seen. Wouldn't wanna be there in the winter though.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby rabbitrun » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:23 am

anyone who says cornell clearly hasn't lived in upstate ny. its how they got the term "when hell freezes over"

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby 071816 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:54 am

beauty of school =/= weather bro

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby rabbitrun » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:12 pm

chimp wrote:beauty of school =/= weather bro


nothing is beautiful when you dont see the sun for 8 months out of the year. Everything dies and turns to crap and then there is that gorge everyone throws themselves off. no debating ithaca during those 4 months cannot be beat. still... i had that experience in upstate ny for a couple of years and found it not so purdy especially around feb. Its not specifically about the weather. its about how everything looks terrible during the terrible weather.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby 83947368 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:57 am

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby decibel8710 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:22 pm

Didn't see any pics for UConn Law yet, so...

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:49 pm

Now show us the inside!

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby decibel8710 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:15 pm

Good point, check out Heartford's post towards the bottom:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=149529&start=275

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:17 pm

The correct response is Pitt.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:07 am

UConn is absolutely gorgeous, even though the whole campus is comprised of about 6 buildings. New law library is stunning.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:53 am

For those who like your buildings not to be desperately posing as significantly older and more preftigious than they actually are, why not Chicago?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:32 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:For those who like your buildings not to be desperately posing as significantly older and more preftigious than they actually are, why not Chicago?


Uuuuh... UChicago's campus is based on Oxford. Oxford's campus was probably built at least a few hundred years before UChicago's. As far as I know there's not a single "authentic" Gothic campus in the United States, in the sense that the campus was built during the actual time period of Gothic architecture.

Woops, duh. You meant the law school's modern style, not other parts of campus.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby thexfactor » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:41 pm

Pepperdine hands down...... no contest

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:52 pm

thexfactor wrote:Pepperdine hands down...... no contest


Legit.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby anewaphorist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Hands down, the University of Maine School of Law:
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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:05 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Hands down, the University of Maine School of Law:


Oh cool, People's College opened up a new campus.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:12 pm

If we're talking about just the law school, Pepperdine is nothing to write home about. The building is situated in the middle of a beautiful campus, but the law building itself is just "meh."

If we're talking about Pepperdine overall: the location/view is absolutely incredible, but (a) walking up and down hills gets old real fast, and (b) dry campus.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby holden147 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:33 pm

Adjudicator wrote:
smartin wrote:I almost applied to Lewis & Clark based on the pictures of foliage around the law library.


I visited Lewis & Clark and I feel confident in saying that it is, in fact, the most beautiful law school campus anywhere.

It is far off from the regular L&C campus, on its own, practically in the woods, bordering right up against a 600 acre forest. The main office building of the law school is 2 stories tall and the entire back side is a massive 2-story window that looks right into this wall of thick green forest.

The classrooms that I saw have high vaulted wood ceilings and lots of windows. The one thing I noticed about the whole school was that wherever you are, there's almost always a window, and out of every window you see this beautiful forest.

Also, they have this really cool amphitheater right in the center that faces into the forest, as well.

Maybe L&C should publish their own rankings like Cooley does, and use "natural beauty" as one of the largest factors.



Any pics of L&C?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby LSHopeful91 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:00 pm

While I like all the photos that are being put on the thread, I'd be interested to see some that aren't from a professional photographer (BU from the top floor noted). Some cell phone pictures, or if someone brought pictures from other threads from amateur photographers just to see the real atmosphere.

And as for Berkeley being the top school, I'm an UG right now who has to pass by the school everyday. It's above average, but hard to believe it's the most beautiful school in the nation.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:29 pm

LSHopeful91 wrote:While I like all the photos that are being put on the thread, I'd be interested to see some that aren't from a professional photographer

This thread is mostly pictures taken by the individuals posting them: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120572

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:22 pm

While talking about Michigan/ UConn, I think the new ND law building is very similar in architecture and pretty dang nice too.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby S-IV » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:26 pm

The new ND building is beautiful inside and out. The classrooms are top of the line and their courtoom... wow.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby 071816 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:21 pm

Can't get much more beautiful than Cooley

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