Most beautiful law school?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:19 pm

chimp wrote:Can't get much more beautiful than Cooley

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The sheer size of that library, man... It's like an architect's version of BBW porn.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby soitgoes9 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:16 pm

bport hopeful wrote:The correct response is Pitt.


hahahahah

(I did undergrad at Pitt)

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:50 am

soitgoes9 wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:The correct response is Pitt.


hahahahah

(I did undergrad at Pitt)

I go there now. Its funny if youve ever been in that building. I walked through the cathedral tonight for the first time. Its set up for the holidays. Thats a fine ass building.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Tanicius » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:00 am

bport hopeful wrote:
soitgoes9 wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:The correct response is Pitt.


hahahahah

(I did undergrad at Pitt)

I go there now. Its funny if youve ever been in that building. I walked through the cathedral tonight for the first time. Its set up for the holidays. Thats a fine ass building.


Holy shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjOdkFw0BX4

That is indeed fine-ass.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby soitgoes9 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:48 am

I go there now. Its funny if youve ever been in that building. I walked through the cathedral tonight for the first time. Its set up for the holidays. Thats a fine ass building.[/quote]

I love the cathedral, when finals are over go up the the 36th floor and enjoy the view form the honors college. Also check out the nationality rooms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationality_Rooms

I miss Pitt le sigh.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:40 am

I tried to look at them, but it was late and they were all locked. Ill be checking them out before finals are out.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby smittytron3k » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:29 am

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby PDaddy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:36 am

JakeL wrote:After reading this, I don't think you've even been in Seattle the past two years. This past summer, warm weather was non-existent. There hasn't been a "dry" winter since 04/05. The fact is, Seattle is just not a very nice place in the winter. It's extremely dark due to it's relatively nothern latitude and cloudy winter days (I think this is why Aurora Bridge is the #2 suicide spot in the USA).

However, if you like skiing, it's always nice to know the mountains are getting hammered when it's cold, wet, and gloomy in the city. It's a very nice place if you enjoy an active lifestyle and outdoor activities, and don't mind getting wet.


You clearly know little about Seattle except for what you have read, heard or experienced on a vacation (or you are a transplant who has failed to experience Seattle fully and who bolts during the summers), but we will get to that in a second.

Re-read the thread title: "Most Beautiful Law School". This can theoretically include discussions about campuses, as most of the posters here have gleaned. There's no comparison between most of the schools mentioned and UW-Seattle as far as the campus layout is concerned. And while the law school itself may resemble an overly modern biolab, its interior is extremely plush, matching the amenities of Duke and the best schools ion the country. Bill Gates helped build the thing for cryin' out loud!

There's absolutely no city in the country prettier than Seattle, which looks amazing no matter what weather is in season (including rain). You are clearly not from Seattle or you would know this. Like every other visitor, you vastly overestimate the rain and underestimate the summer weather and 80+ degree days we get. Transplants are always shocked at how beautiful the city and its weather are. A few dark days in the winter are more than worth what you experience in the other three seasons, not to mention the ONLY combination of city skylines, lakes and mountain views ever assembled by nature on this side of the Atlantic.

It's the cleanest and greenest of the top-15 largest cities in the U.S, not to mention one of the most modern. The parks are among the best looking in the country. Try Greenlake, Seward Park or the Auboretum in July, and then come talk to me about what Seattle supposedly lacks. Its only flaws are its mass transit, which doesn't yet consist of a major train system, and its traffic. What can I say? Everybody here owns cars and bikes. I have either lived in or experienced just about every top city in this country (will see Boston soon); none compares to Seattle.

As a campus, UW kicks ass all over 98% of the competition.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby PDaddy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:49 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.


UW has gothic architecture on its campus, and its new buildings have replicated it. It's eclectic, which I love. Berkeley is very overrated. I love UVA's colonial style buildings, although they conjure up images of slavery for me. I think most people know Duke is badass, as are Yale, UConn and Michigan.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Cornelius » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:07 am

PDaddy wrote:There's absolutely no city in the country prettier than Seattle, which looks amazing no matter what weather is in season (including rain).

As a campus, UW kicks ass all over 98% of the competition.

Pretty bold statement that I'm sure many, many people would disagree with.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby PDaddy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:37 am

Cornelius wrote:
PDaddy wrote:There's absolutely no city in the country prettier than Seattle, which looks amazing no matter what weather is in season (including rain).

As a campus, UW kicks ass all over 98% of the competition.

Pretty bold statement that I'm sure many, many people would disagree with.


Oh, a lot of people would disagree with it. It's just an opinion.

My favorite campus is actually Stanford's, especially since the new law facilities went up in May...INSANE!!!!!

Other than Stanford's campus, yeah, UW-Seattle kicks ass. Most of the people who disagree have never actually been on the campus. But a lot of it is just personal preference. Seattle gives you a little bit of everything, and the UW is a microcosm of that. No other city provides equal parts city and nature like Seattle (water, mountains, etc.) and does it so well.

Don't get it twisted, I love other campuses and cities. Miami is gorgeous, so is D.C. I love the Bay area...I love Chicago and I love NY. San Diego ios fantastic. Even New Orleans has a unique beauty that cannot be matched, as does St. Louis. Los Angeles, especially Malibu, is breathtaking. Atlanta is another favorite. None of them beats the sparkle of Seattle. U-Michigan is pretty, but it's not all that. There's nothing to look at except for the campus, as is the case with Yale and a lot of others.

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El_Gallo wrote:U of Washington. No place is more amazing than a sunny day in seattle.


Absolutely, the law school building itself is really nice and the UW campus itself is amazing.
Notre Dame has a really pretty law school too, mostly just because it's located on ND's main campus which is breathtaking.


Glad to see at least two people who have taste and know quality!
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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby jerichosm » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:51 pm

Richmond looks like f*cking Hogwarts

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Nate895 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:05 pm

PDaddy wrote:
JakeL wrote:After reading this, I don't think you've even been in Seattle the past two years. This past summer, warm weather was non-existent. There hasn't been a "dry" winter since 04/05. The fact is, Seattle is just not a very nice place in the winter. It's extremely dark due to it's relatively nothern latitude and cloudy winter days (I think this is why Aurora Bridge is the #2 suicide spot in the USA).

However, if you like skiing, it's always nice to know the mountains are getting hammered when it's cold, wet, and gloomy in the city. It's a very nice place if you enjoy an active lifestyle and outdoor activities, and don't mind getting wet.


You clearly know little about Seattle except for what you have read, heard or experienced on a vacation (or you are a transplant who has failed to experience Seattle fully and who bolts during the summers), but we will get to that in a second.

Re-read the thread title: "Most Beautiful Law School". This can theoretically include discussions about campuses, as most of the posters here have gleaned. There's no comparison between most of the schools mentioned and UW-Seattle as far as the campus layout is concerned. And while the law school itself may resemble an overly modern biolab, its interior is extremely plush, matching the amenities of Duke and the best schools ion the country. Bill Gates helped build the thing for cryin' out loud!

There's absolutely no city in the country prettier than Seattle, which looks amazing no matter what weather is in season (including rain). You are clearly not from Seattle or you would know this. Like every other visitor, you vastly overestimate the rain and underestimate the summer weather and 80+ degree days we get. Transplants are always shocked at how beautiful the city and its weather are. A few dark days in the winter are more than worth what you experience in the other three seasons, not to mention the ONLY combination of city skylines, lakes and mountain views ever assembled by nature on this side of the Atlantic.

It's the cleanest and greenest of the top-15 largest cities in the U.S, not to mention one of the most modern. The parks are among the best looking in the country. Try Greenlake, Seward Park or the Auboretum in July, and then come talk to me about what Seattle supposedly lacks. Its only flaws are its mass transit, which doesn't yet consist of a major train system, and its traffic. What can I say? Everybody here owns cars and bikes. I have either lived in or experienced just about every top city in this country (will see Boston soon); none compares to Seattle.

As a campus, UW kicks ass all over 98% of the competition.


As someone who the latter half of my growing up years (11-19) in the depressing pit known as the State of Washington, this is just wrong. The thing about it is that even though there is rarely heavy rain, there is an almost constant overcast, even in the summer. There is hardly a day in the year where there is not a cloud in the sky. You might get one month of a true summer, and that's in a good year (I experienced some summers where it was only possible to boat for two weeks). Winter isn't too cold when the clouds are out (most of the time), but you can be pretty certain that it's dark and dreary outside, and when it isn't dark and dreary, it's below freezing. The average high in July and August is 76 in Seattle. There are variables. Some years it might only break 80 a few days, with many days not even breaking 70, and other years there will be consistently warm temperatures over the summer month (80-90+), and you will probably need to wear a light sweater at night, even in August.

There is a certain group of people who like the weather in the NW, but most people would find it absolutely miserable. If you like the weather in the NW, say so, don't try to sell something that just isn't so.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Cupidity » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:10 pm

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For the second year in a row, there is not a single picture of this building in the glossy admissions flyer they send out to prospective students. What a travesty. This wonderful structure should be admired by all.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby 071816 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:25 pm

Cupidity wrote:Image

For the second year in a row, there is not a single picture of this building in the glossy admissions flyer they send out to prospective students. What a travesty. This wonderful structure should be admired by all.


Long live the USSR!

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:27 pm

chimp wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Image

For the second year in a row, there is not a single picture of this building in the glossy admissions flyer they send out to prospective students. What a travesty. This wonderful structure should be admired by all.


Long live the USSR!


There's a fun little blurb in the admitted students brochure about this building as a shining example of brutalist architecture. Brutal is correct, for sure.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby desertlaw » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:52 am

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Pepperdine... note the very good looking girls with the very geeky looking guys



Cheerleader effect. These girls aren't that attractive individually. That doesn't take away from Pepperdine's views of the Pacific, though.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby hookem12 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:53 pm

I'm a fan of the fact that UCLA has a sculpture garden. But Pepperdine definitely has the views.

I haven't visited Michigan, but from the law booklet, the architecture looks pretty gorgeous - and +1 for snow!

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby pupperoni » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:10 pm

desertlaw wrote:
PostHawk wrote:--ImageRemoved--

Pepperdine... note the very good looking girls with the very geeky looking guys



Cheerleader effect. These girls aren't that attractive individually. That doesn't take away from Pepperdine's views of the Pacific, though.


lol +1, those are good looking girls? lol, just lol

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby checkster » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Joga Bonito wrote:Wustl


I don't know if I'd say its the absolute prettiest, but it is certainly a great looking school.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:06 pm

Cupidity wrote:Image

For the second year in a row, there is not a single picture of this building in the glossy admissions flyer they send out to prospective students. What a travesty. This wonderful structure should be admired by all.

There was something in the packet this year about it being a landmark or something lol

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby JoeMo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:55 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Image

For the second year in a row, there is not a single picture of this building in the glossy admissions flyer they send out to prospective students. What a travesty. This wonderful structure should be admired by all.

There was something in the packet this year about it being a landmark or something lol


Oh but it really is. I mean, I don't know that it's a good thing but when you're driving on Storrow Drive the building is literally right in front of you, you can't miss it. It's one of the tallest in that area so that makes it a landmark. They didn't say it was a pretty landmark. HAHAHA

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby benburns214 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:39 pm

The U

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby mattviphky » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:14 am

Oh wow, Pitt looks amazing!




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