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I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:45 pm
by bmathers
That is one impressive building to walk through. I took a few photos while at it:

Corridor:
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Study Room:
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Classroom:
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Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:46 pm
by Barack O'Drama
nice! thanks dude!

You applying this cycle?

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:58 pm
by bmathers
Barack O'Drama wrote:nice! thanks dude!

You applying this cycle?

No problem.

Nah, I have nowhere near the numbers needed for Yale. It's just right off the highway on the drive from my parent's house to my home in New England, so I made the pit stop today (I talked to security and they let me in the building). Best of luck - that whole campus is beautiful, I spent about an hour walking around it today.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:35 pm
by bmathers
Here's one of the exterior:
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Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:06 pm
by KissMyAxe
Nice pictures. The school is basically Hogwarts (though Michigan can definitely make a very strong argument there). Unfortunately, it looks like you missed the reading room (It's the room off to the left of the second photo). That's my favorite room, where paintings of all the famous alumni are located (you only get your portrait in there if you become dean, president, or SCOTUS).

Oh, and just so everyone knows, that's the student lounge, not the study room. Some people study there, but it's primarily a place for students to hang out and talk or watch TV. Most importantly though, are those tables you see in the front of the photo. The school has a ton of speaking events (probably 3-5 a day) and they always have food left over. The student groups will take the leftovers to those tables, so they are almost always filled with various Indian, Thai, or Italian food, as well as drinks and cookies/donuts from the new donut shop.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:12 am
by Iwanttolawschool
Yale is definitely the better school, no question. But Michigan is a far superior looking school if you like this style of architecture.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:43 pm
by bmathers
KissMyAxe wrote:Nice pictures. The school is basically Hogwarts (though Michigan can definitely make a very strong argument there). Unfortunately, it looks like you missed the reading room (It's the room off to the left of the second photo). That's my favorite room, where paintings of all the famous alumni are located (you only get your portrait in there if you become dean, president, or SCOTUS).

Oh, and just so everyone knows, that's the student lounge, not the study room. Some people study there, but it's primarily a place for students to hang out and talk or watch TV. Most importantly though, are those tables you see in the front of the photo. The school has a ton of speaking events (probably 3-5 a day) and they always have food left over. The student groups will take the leftovers to those tables, so they are almost always filled with various Indian, Thai, or Italian food, as well as drinks and cookies/donuts from the new donut shop.

Thanks dude. Maybe I will stop by again and check out that room on my way back after Christmas.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:14 pm
by KissMyAxe
bmathers wrote:
KissMyAxe wrote:Nice pictures. The school is basically Hogwarts (though Michigan can definitely make a very strong argument there). Unfortunately, it looks like you missed the reading room (It's the room off to the left of the second photo). That's my favorite room, where paintings of all the famous alumni are located (you only get your portrait in there if you become dean, president, or SCOTUS).

Oh, and just so everyone knows, that's the student lounge, not the study room. Some people study there, but it's primarily a place for students to hang out and talk or watch TV. Most importantly though, are those tables you see in the front of the photo. The school has a ton of speaking events (probably 3-5 a day) and they always have food left over. The student groups will take the leftovers to those tables, so they are almost always filled with various Indian, Thai, or Italian food, as well as drinks and cookies/donuts from the new donut shop.

Thanks dude. Maybe I will stop by again and check out that room on my way back after Christmas.


You definitely should. And I wouldn't worry about the security, they're super nice, and I've never been carded by anyone at the school. Also, if anyone is interested, I could always take some photos of some other areas at the school that I think are worth checking out.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:07 pm
by Barack O'Drama
KissMyAxe wrote:
bmathers wrote:
KissMyAxe wrote:Nice pictures. The school is basically Hogwarts (though Michigan can definitely make a very strong argument there). Unfortunately, it looks like you missed the reading room (It's the room off to the left of the second photo). That's my favorite room, where paintings of all the famous alumni are located (you only get your portrait in there if you become dean, president, or SCOTUS).

Oh, and just so everyone knows, that's the student lounge, not the study room. Some people study there, but it's primarily a place for students to hang out and talk or watch TV. Most importantly though, are those tables you see in the front of the photo. The school has a ton of speaking events (probably 3-5 a day) and they always have food left over. The student groups will take the leftovers to those tables, so they are almost always filled with various Indian, Thai, or Italian food, as well as drinks and cookies/donuts from the new donut shop.

Thanks dude. Maybe I will stop by again and check out that room on my way back after Christmas.


You definitely should. And I wouldn't worry about the security, they're super nice, and I've never been carded by anyone at the school. Also, if anyone is interested, I could always take some photos of some other areas at the school that I think are worth checking out.



I'd love to see some pics of other places! :D Thank you!

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:25 pm
by heythatslife
2/10 No lazy river, would not attend

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:04 pm
by 34iplaw
heythatslife wrote:2/10 No lazy river, would not attend


In all seriousness, someone should make a water park that is exclusively a single lazy river with various float up bars.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:45 pm
by KissMyAxe
heythatslife wrote:2/10 No lazy river, would not attend


You make a good point. It's really despicable that our administration makes us walk instead of floating on a lazy river from class to class. Damn Post, treating us like the plebeians over there in Cambridge. His successor better rectify this immediately.

And O'Drama, okay, I'll take more photos, probably Monday but I might walk over there tomorrow.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:37 pm
by CMac86
Awesome. The only part of the school that I have been in was their gym. I've been on their campus a few times for gigs (typically ROTC related), and the area def had a great vibe. If I had a snowball's chance in hell of getting into their program, I'd try to tack on a campus tour to a gig day.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:20 pm
by rnoodles
Did you coordinate your prestigious law school visit outfit with your friend Tiffany?

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:25 am
by zot1
Rory should have gone to law school.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:40 am
by UVA2B
Not trying to be biased, but you know what that looks like? A law school. Weird conflagration between the amenities and the prestige.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:18 pm
by NavyNuke
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Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:25 pm
by Hikikomorist
zot1 wrote:Rory should have gone to law school.

If only so we could have gotten an LSAT score for her.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:26 pm
by zot1
Hikikomorist wrote:
zot1 wrote:Rory should have gone to law school.

If only so we could have gotten an LSAT score for her.


She seems like a 173 kind of girl...

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:25 pm
by UVA2B
NavyNuke wrote:
UVA2B wrote:Not trying to be biased, but you know what that looks like? A law school. Weird conflagration between the amenities and the prestige.

Just talking overall feel of the campus... I've walked through UVA and Yale. The difference is stark. One is Hogwarts. The other is less impressive than some of its peer schools (penn/duke/mich).


Perfectly fair. I guess the differences I noticed when visiting the peers you're talking about is that it really didn't matter to me. But YMMV in that sort of thing mattering. I still don't think this sort of thing really matters in the least, but to others it might, so I won't be the crotchety naysayer. Enjoy 8) .

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:40 pm
by NavyNuke
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Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:54 pm
by laqueredup
KissMyAxe wrote:Nice pictures. The school is basically Hogwarts (though Michigan can definitely make a very strong argument there). Unfortunately, it looks like you missed the reading room (It's the room off to the left of the second photo). That's my favorite room, where paintings of all the famous alumni are located (you only get your portrait in there if you become dean, president, or SCOTUS).

Oh, and just so everyone knows, that's the student lounge, not the study room. Some people study there, but it's primarily a place for students to hang out and talk or watch TV. Most importantly though, are those tables you see in the front of the photo. The school has a ton of speaking events (probably 3-5 a day) and they always have food left over. The student groups will take the leftovers to those tables, so they are almost always filled with various Indian, Thai, or Italian food, as well as drinks and cookies/donuts from the new donut shop.


I was struck with the Hogwarts impression when I visited.
Every other T14 : "look at our modern wired classrooms and brand new state of the art facilities"
Yale: "Here's a 200 year old table, some 50 year old chairs, and a chalkboard, they've worked well so far..."

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:52 pm
by Incrementalist
That Architecture is just beautiful and the layout

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:00 pm
by dm1683
I love the gothic style architecture, but TBH that study room reminds me of the rectory at my old Catholic grade school LOL.

Re: I walked through YLS today (photos)

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:16 pm
by shadowfax
It's in New Haven you know...and it's one building for 3 years. It is the best law school for sure, but nowhere near the best physical plant. There is Frank Pepe pizza... yum...and Louis' Lunch... the home of the first hamburger. But it's in New Haven you know.