Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

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minnbills
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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby minnbills » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:27 pm

UMN. It pales compared to Carlson.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:42 pm

TX' facade isn't fun to look at

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Sadat123 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:57 pm

The Vanderbilt Law School building is one of the most pleasant, comfortable and well-designed law school facilities in the country.



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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:27 am

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby downstream » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:51 am

ND needs a new football team
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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Sspinner » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:45 pm

NoleinNY wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:People's College of Law.



There was a picture floating around with the alcoholic holding a baby in front of it, but I can't seem to find it...



It is literally the first image if you Google "People's College of Law".

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby kaiser » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:50 pm

JoeMo wrote:I recently took a tour at BU Law and was extremely disappointed. I can't see myself spending 3 years in that tower, even with a full ride. It's such a shame because the rest of the school is much nicer and their academics are great.


Not sure why the building would matter that much as opposed to the huge number of more pertinent factors. Building is crappy, but serves its purpose. It doesn't add to the experience in any way, but it certainly doesn't detract either. If the stats in your profile are accurate, I'd be more concerned about actually getting in at all, rather than getting a full ride.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby PDaddy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:09 am

Comfort is always an issue. Great facilities make people want to spend more time in the buildings and the decor can affect the moods of the students and staff, and that translates into the types of interactions people have. Appearance, comfort and convenience factors into students' and profesors' performance levels. The schools obviously agree, or they wouldn't be competing in a sort of facilities arms race. See Stanford, Berkeley and Fordham to name a few.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Sandro » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:04 pm

I agree. Our school has been a massive construction zone for the last few months and when they finally finished last week it was pretty cool. Having tables and couches and study rooms / courtyard > classrooms and the library only.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Moultdog » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:04 am

Sspinner wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:People's College of Law.



There was a picture floating around with the alcoholic holding a baby in front of it, but I can't seem to find it...



It is literally the first image if you Google "People's College of Law".


Cute kid

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:06 am

UC Hastings could use an entirely new location. Academy of Art needs to give up one of the several dozen facilities they have to them.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby kerflux » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:43 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:UC Hastings could use an entirely new location. Academy of Art needs to give up one of the several dozen facilities they have to them.

Drove by it the other day and thought the exact same thing. I mean, you don't choose your school based solely on aesthetic appeal (I think?) but if it weren't for the sign on the building I wouldn't have been able to differentiate it from anything else on the block.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby apollo2015 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:57 pm

I am shocked that Hastings hasn't gentrified its surrounding neighborhood yet. One would think that a century of law students passing through would have caused their parents to note an investment opportunity there. The streets four blocks east at Powell St. are nice. Hastings needs to drag those businesses over to them. Also they need to eminent domain a square block, so they can put a quad in. If you look at that area on google maps' satellite view, it almost looks as if Civic Center plaza by City Hall is the Hastings quad.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:08 am

Sometimes I wonder if UC Davis is ranked higher than UC Hastings because of the Tenderloin.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:14 am

Berkeley. Yeah it's true. If you disagree, you've never been there.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:55 am

yngblkgifted wrote:Berkeley. Yeah it's true. If you disagree, you've never been there.

Really? The renovations did nothing for you? I think it looks way better.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:09 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:What's wrong with Northwestern? The classrooms are comfortable and modern for the most part, and the atrium is pretty. Plus, the view from the library can't be beat...
It'd be cool if they wired up Levy-Mayer without changing the gothic feel, so it could be used more regularly. Even the little classrooms are neat.


This is true. I had CLR in there though, and it was fine for one class (I mean, charge up beforehand), but those seats are mad uncomfortable.


I'm going to accidentally fat dood hulk out in Booth Hall next semester. I gotta play tetris with my body to get into them. And then my battery runs out.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:52 pm

Berkeley. Yeah it's true. If you disagree, you've never been there.


Or, you have actually been there recently.

Boalt just debuted a whole new wing – equipped with a brand new library, brand new cafe and study space, as well as several brand new classrooms. This is all in addition to the student center built in 2009.

Pics of 2009 renovations available here http://www.law.berkeley.edu/building/co ... tions.html

Pics of the 2001 South Addition available here
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Take note that each and every one of these renovations have taken place in the midst of – and despite – California's budget crisis. Christopher Edley has done a wonderful job raising funds privately (and yes with tuition increases) in order to not only maintain the quality of education at Berkeley Law, but improve it.

Forgive my obviously partisan response. But I am a 2L at Boalt – I love my school and I can't help but defend it in the face of (often baseless) TLS criticism.
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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:23 pm

I was not impressed with Boalt's facilities when I visited. It really bothered me that there wasn't carpet in 99 percent of the place. Not only only that, but the chairs weren't comfortable in the classrooms and it was just overall not an attractive school to me. However, that was quite possibly the only problem that I had with the school. The people and atmosphere at Berkeley were simply amazing and I would encourage anyone applying to the school to make a decision for his or her self. However, for me the building facilities were a deal-breaker.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:49 pm

It really bothered me that there wasn't carpet in 99 percent of the place.


Can't please everyone, I guess.

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:32 pm

yngblkgifted wrote: However, for me the building facilities were a deal-breaker.

I wish I had a higher LSAT score to have been able to make a choice like this. :lol:

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Re: Which Law Schools Need New Facilities?

Postby thesmark » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 pm

I actually just stopped by Berkeley today and I thought the renovations were wonderful (especially the library and the reading rooms). UCLA's interiors and USC's exterior need a facelift however.




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