Most beautiful law school?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sat May 15, 2010 10:26 am

MrSoOoFLy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
DaBears wrote:How "beautiful" the law school is shouldn't matter. If YHS were in windowless concrete boxes, they'd still be the best.

Someone goes to fordham


LOL


It's a strange thing, when you're happy to be somewhere, how beautiful that place becomes to you:

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This is how our new building will look (the building in the right foreground is the Metropolitan Opera House):

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And this is what I walk past when I return from class late in the evening:

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Sat May 15, 2010 10:35 am

Any word on when the new building will be started/finished?

I think they're only a mil away from their 100 mil goal.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sat May 15, 2010 10:43 am

MrSoOoFLy wrote:Any word on when the new building will be started/finished?

I think they're only a mil away from their 100 mil goal.


The hope is in time for your class to see it before you graduate. The good news is that Fordham won against local landowners who attempted to block the building's construction because it would "interfere with their views," so I believe Fordham has all the necessary permits, and it's now just a matter of raising funds. There were a couple of big gifts recently (someone just gave over $5 million), and I also noted happily that this year's biggest scholarships are $15k more than last year's.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby DaBears » Sat May 15, 2010 11:11 am

MrSoOoFLy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
DaBears wrote:How "beautiful" the law school is shouldn't matter. If YHS were in windowless concrete boxes, they'd still be the best.

Someone goes to fordham


LOL



Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby lawyerhopefull » Sat May 15, 2010 2:44 pm

Yeah, how pretty the buildings are only matter when your the homeless guy pissing in the bushes outside of it, what really matters is how pretty the teachers are......... :wink:

DaBears wrote:
MrSoOoFLy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
DaBears wrote:How "beautiful" the law school is shouldn't matter. If YHS were in windowless concrete boxes, they'd still be the best.

Someone goes to fordham


LOL



Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Sun May 16, 2010 12:06 am

DaBears wrote:
MrSoOoFLy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
DaBears wrote:How "beautiful" the law school is shouldn't matter. If YHS were in windowless concrete boxes, they'd still be the best.

Someone goes to fordham


LOL



Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D


True. But this is totally relevant and fun for those of us who have already made the decision and are staring down 3 more months of boredom / soul-crushing jobs...and I get the feeling that we're going to be using these last few months to make a lot of TLS posts :D

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Emma. » Sun May 16, 2010 12:42 pm

DaBears wrote:Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D


I don't completely agree with this. I was choosing between peer schools with very similar scholarships. The choice between schools was so tight that I was looking at *every* consideration, including how comfortable I felt in the buidings.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby tamlyric » Sun May 16, 2010 12:45 pm

emrose wrote:
DaBears wrote:Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D


I don't completely agree with this. I was choosing between peer schools with very similar scholarships. The choice between schools was so tight that I was looking at *every* consideration, including how comfortable I felt in the buidings.


+1

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Generic20101L » Sun May 16, 2010 6:04 pm

Marquette's brand new building will be up there, as far as modern architecture goes.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby DaBears » Sun May 16, 2010 6:26 pm

emrose wrote:
DaBears wrote:Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D


I don't completely agree with this. I was choosing between peer schools with very similar scholarships. The choice between schools was so tight that I was looking at *every* consideration, including how comfortable I felt in the buidings.


I would argue that the choice between two law schools is NEVER close enough to where "beauty" of the buildings should make the difference. There are too many highly variable factors that truly matter.

I guess it all comes down to your priorities

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby MrKappus » Sun May 16, 2010 6:38 pm

^

Jeez DB...do you tell little kids there's no Santa Claus, too? You sound like a joyless douche. It's just a thread about nice-looking law schools. No one's saying you should choose where you go to school b/c of it. Get over yourself.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby rayiner » Sun May 16, 2010 6:45 pm

The building itself is a quirky hodge-podge of 1920s and 1980s, but the view out the NU law library is consistently gorgeous.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby romothesavior » Sun May 16, 2010 7:04 pm

kdw94780 wrote:
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I think few can top this.
+the name is Anheuser-Busch...sweet!


I know I'm biased, but a big +1 to this. Gorgeous campus, kick-ass name (AB Hall), amazing buiding, and it is in a beauitful area of town.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby miamiman » Sun May 16, 2010 7:16 pm

VUgly: stanford

(I worked there for 3 years so I can say this)

Also ugly: ucla

Pretty: northwestern

Beautiful: vanderbilt

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby Danteshek » Sun May 16, 2010 7:24 pm

My school, Southwestern, is housed in one of the most important art deco buildings.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby DaBears » Sun May 16, 2010 7:34 pm

MrKappus wrote:^

Jeez DB...do you tell little kids there's no Santa Claus, too? You sound like a joyless douche. It's just a thread about nice-looking law schools. No one's saying you should choose where you go to school b/c of it. Get over yourself.


:D Um that's actually what is being said--that law school beauty can be the deciding factor. Nothing personal, I just don't think that's legit.

-A Joyless Douche :D

P.S. Ya know that person who puts a dollar under your pillow when you lose a tooth? That' not the tooth fairy, that's your mother.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby tamlyric » Sun May 16, 2010 9:51 pm

DaBears wrote:
emrose wrote:
DaBears wrote:Try again. Don't go to law school yet, but I'd be a total dumbbass to have architectural style influence my decision in any way.
:D :D


I don't completely agree with this. I was choosing between peer schools with very similar scholarships. The choice between schools was so tight that I was looking at *every* consideration, including how comfortable I felt in the buidings.


I would argue that the choice between two law schools is NEVER close enough to where "beauty" of the buildings should make the difference. There are too many highly variable factors that truly matter.

I guess it all comes down to your priorities


Really? If my cycle and the cycles of many people I know are any indication, I'd bet this happens much more often than never. Perhaps this is overstating the case. Did the beauty of the school make *the* difference in these decisions? Probably not, but it certainly played a more-than-trivial role. And why should this be surprising? Apart from purely personal considerations, it seems that the aesthetics of law schools are one of the only factors that very clearly distinguish peer schools from one another.

On the other hand, I might just be a sucker for pretty things. :wink:

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby starstruck393 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:12 pm

kdw94780 wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:Wustl

I think few can top this.
+the name is Anheuser-Busch...sweet!


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I'd say Michigan does :mrgreen:

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun May 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Michigan & Northwestern.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby romothesavior » Mon May 17, 2010 9:59 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
kdw94780 wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:Wustl

I think few can top this.
+the name is Anheuser-Busch...sweet!


I'd say Michigan does :mrgreen:


I actually visited Michigan and Vanderbilt and both were downright beautiful, but I still give the edge to WUSTL.

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby jcl2 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:26 pm

legalease9 wrote:
A'nold wrote:Usually these things are subjective taste, but anybody that says UW law is even remotely attractive is out of his mind (I am from Seattle and have visited the law school multiple times and it is probably one of the ugliest law schools on earth, especially the weird metal igloo thing out front).

It is 100% objective that the most beautiful law schools are 1. Michigan, 2. UConn, 3. Yale, 4. Cornell/thread.

Btw- Seattle is the prettiest city bar far, and the UW undergrad campus is gorgeous, but the law school is butt freaking ugly.


You have to be kidding! The UW building is beautiful (and I too, have visited many times) I will admit the igloo thing is a little "different" but it adds character. And both the interior and exterior are state of the art. Have you ever seen the library on a sunny day? Now I will admit, if you prefer the ancient looking buildings (which can be very beautiful) and aren't a fan of modern styling, you may not like the UW law building as much. Which brings me to my second point, which is that there is no 100% objective view of the most beautiful LS building in the world. It is entirely subjective. Look above at the person who thinks Boston Tower is pretty... :roll: :lol:

Oh and for reference... The UW igloo...

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UW's law school building is pretty nice, but the best part about it is that it's on the main UW campus.

http://depts.washington.edu/mediarel/galleries/

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby bceagles182 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:31 pm

Why not just search for one of the 10 other threads about this?

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby kittenmittons » Tue May 18, 2010 4:33 pm

legalized wrote:I say University of Michigan. I think I heard fat ladies singing when I saw theirs for the first time. lol

EGREGIOUS anti-Michigan/midwest trolling

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:38 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
kdw94780 wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:Wustl

I think few can top this.
+the name is Anheuser-Busch...sweet!



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I'd say Michigan does :mrgreen:



I was wondering when the Hogwarts picture was going to show up. :lol:

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Re: Most beautiful law school?

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 18, 2010 4:40 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
starstruck393 wrote:
kdw94780 wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:Wustl

I think few can top this.
+the name is Anheuser-Busch...sweet!



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I'd say Michigan does :mrgreen:



I was wondering when the Hogwarts picture was going to show up. :lol:


+1. Maybe I'll say it this way: WUSTL's campus is more beautiful overall, but I'll give Michigan's law building/quad the nod. Especially the reading room... it was amazing.




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