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Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: ě on December 19, 2006, 12:08:29 PM
I want LSAC to make a rule that anyone who uses LOL, ROFL or LMAO are permanently banned from ever going to law school...

But back to the topic, I don't know much about law school chicks, but from what I've seen from the "girls on the street" NY kicks Texas ass without even trying... Pretty much every Texan chick I've meet has been some "pleasantly plump" red neck tramp, where as NY chicks are generally rather hot and fashionable...

Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: knicksfan0323 on December 19, 2006, 12:30:25 PM
Chapman University in Orange County CA is really striking - I did tour of the West Coast schools  last year and that one really stood out! The law schools building is brand new, marble, huge windows, state of the art everything. Really nice looking. Some old alumni gave them a ton of money to start their law school in 1995 or something. I was disapointed they were ranked so low because the building was so nice.

And for the record University of Texas - Austin has one of the ugliest law schools..Mostly its the inside that sucks. It just needs to be rehabbed bad.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: Captain on December 19, 2006, 01:13:40 PM
Pepperdine is apparently a nice place to be. Malibu, CA will have plenty of beautiful people too.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: pazzo83 on December 19, 2006, 01:15:05 PM
UVA's campus has gotta be top 10, at least undergrad (yes this is a biased statement).  Can't top the Rotunda.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: bamf on December 19, 2006, 01:20:08 PM
Duke is really nice, newly renovated.  W&M is opening their new library in January, it should be pretty cool looking.  I also think UWashington is really nice, but I like alot of glass.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: sk on December 19, 2006, 01:20:13 PM
the University of Washington Law School is trully amazing. a brand new building, a striking campus, and a top 30 school that's considered #1 in the NW. you should check it out...
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: theprofessor on December 19, 2006, 01:24:02 PM
I will second UVA as having to be in the top 10. The undergrad campus is incredible. The law school is a nice building but is unfortunately far removed from the main undergrad campus.
Duke has an amazing campus as well, and the law school is new and very nice. It isn't part of the main quad area, but it is very close.
Michigan's law building is great, but the campus as a whole is really scattered and unspectacular.
With the exception of the hideous primary colored undergrad dorms, Chicago's campus is one of my favorites, and I like the law building as well...once all the construction is done, it will be great. Can't really speak for the women there, though...I have heard disturbing rumors.
From the schools I have seen, though, the award for best law building/campus combination has to go to Yale. Awe inspiring.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: EastTex on December 19, 2006, 01:31:17 PM
I've visited more than half of the top ten law schools, and of those that I visited, I've got to say that the two most attractive campuses are UVA and UMich. Yale has attractive architecture, as does Michigan (just to a greater degree). UVA, however, simply has the most stunning and up-to-date facilities that I saw in any of the schools I visited.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: pazzo83 on December 19, 2006, 01:34:59 PM
I will second UVA as having to be in the top 10. The undergrad campus is incredible. The law school is a nice building but is unfortunately far removed from the main undergrad campus.



Yea North grounds is a bit removed, but now its by the new arena which is amazing building in and of itself.  I just love the lawn though, especially in the snow.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: nowitzski on December 19, 2006, 01:36:09 PM
Michigan is stunning.
UVA is great, and has a lot of open space near it/with playing fields
UT law is awful, the whole campus is paved over, a highway is nearby, the building is dark and depressing, and confederate statues liter the main campus.  Way too good of a school to be so ugly.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: General2010 on December 19, 2006, 01:39:34 PM
Cornell Law School is beautiful. The buildings are in a gothic style and are right in the middle of campus. The only problem is its covered with snow 13 months out of the year..
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: bamf on December 19, 2006, 02:40:21 PM
Cornell Law School is beautiful. The buildings are in a gothic style and are right in the middle of campus. The only problem is its covered with snow 13 months out of the year..

There is no snow in Ithaca right now.  Its been in the 50s all december...
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: nowitzski on December 19, 2006, 02:44:10 PM
Cornell Law School is beautiful. The buildings are in a gothic style and are right in the middle of campus. The only problem is its covered with snow 13 months out of the year..

There is no snow in Ithaca right now.  Its been in the 50s all december...

Don't believe the propaganda.  I know for a fact they get 452800 feet of snow a year.  
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: General2010 on December 19, 2006, 02:46:01 PM
Agreed. This December is certainly more the exception than the rule. There's a reason why a school with such a beautiful campus as Cornell isn't in the top 10 for UG...
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: wiiiiiii on December 19, 2006, 02:48:21 PM
I want LSAC to make a rule that anyone who uses LOL, ROFL or LMAO are permanently banned from ever going to law school...

WGWAG
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: pazzo83 on December 19, 2006, 03:09:52 PM
UVA's campus has gotta be top 10, at least undergrad (yes this is a biased statement).  Can't top the Rotunda.

Low Library :)

http://www.morningside-heights.net/columbia_low_plaza_multi.htm

http://www.morningside-heights.net/low_library_interior_multi.htm

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/uws/morningsideheights/columbia/01lowlibrary.jpg

Fair enough a tie there, but I still think the lawn pwns the hell out of everyone.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: pazzo83 on December 19, 2006, 03:30:21 PM
The prettiest campuses I've visited:

Richmond, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Penn. I'd say it's a tie between Vanderbilt and Notre Dame for prettiness.

Richmond is insane, I've seen ND and Mich too and can vouch for those.  This country sure has a lot of good looking college campuses.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: nowitzski on December 19, 2006, 03:32:49 PM
The prettiest campuses I've visited:

Richmond, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Penn. I'd say it's a tie between Vanderbilt and Notre Dame for prettiness.

Richmond is insane, I've seen ND and Mich too and can vouch for those.  This country sure has a lot of good looking college campuses.

This is OOOUUURRRR COUNTRY!
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: pazzo83 on December 19, 2006, 03:34:46 PM
Richmond is like walking into Stepford land.

It's almost too unreal.



Growing up in VA, its so strange because the city of Richmond is one of the most run down cities in the state.  Talk about a dichotomy.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: Captain on December 19, 2006, 08:19:08 PM
If we're not limiting this to T1 (and I'm not so eat me), I present to you the Iconic spires of Villanova:
(http://static.flickr.com/62/217539519_b8d5bb2ef2.jpg)

And some more stuff.
(http://flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

(http://static.flickr.com/41/80111071_cc58622ac9.jpg)
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: Soft Factors on December 19, 2006, 09:04:15 PM
Miami

I won't deny that all those mentioned thus far have been good choices, and I'm not saying this is near the best either.  But it has some excellent landscaping and is in Coral Gables, which is a suburb in a rainforest.  Unfortunately, the only good picture I found shows no fichus trees, just some palms.

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/bhorenstein/um.jpg)



Just to throw it out, though.  I think Yale wins.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: The Pookie on December 19, 2006, 09:06:18 PM
perhaps Miami is not a place for environmentalists eh?

cut into a rainforest....sounds like an evironmental sin to me
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: Soft Factors on December 19, 2006, 09:08:12 PM
perhaps Miami is not a place for environmentalists eh?

cut into a rainforest....sounds like an evironmental sin to me

Beautiful environmental sin  8)
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: lsatnerd on December 19, 2006, 10:05:22 PM
michigan's law library

(http://static.flickr.com/56/151435712_edefd2f30c.jpg?v=0)


michigan law quad 1

(http://static.flickr.com/57/192091893_d89bd93a6c.jpg?v=0)


michigan law quad 2

(http://static.flickr.com/89/206061433_223ce342e7.jpg?v=0)


courtesy of an outstanding photographer at flickr.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleedingpatriot/206061433/
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: hereshopin on December 20, 2006, 03:24:29 AM
(http://pages.nyu.edu/~hhw204/skyline_finished.jpg)
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: theprofessor on December 20, 2006, 03:46:18 AM
Agreed. This December is certainly more the exception than the rule. There's a reason why a school with such a beautiful campus as Cornell isn't in the top 10 for UG...

The cold/snow at Cornell is definitely overrated. If you are coming from a warm climate, it will be a shock, for sure, but it is no colder than Ann Arbor. Chicago, in my opinion, is colder than both when you factor in the wind. Ithaca gets more snow later in the winter (2 of the 4 years I spent there, it did not snow until Jan), but if you are going to have a winter, why not have snow? Makes the place look nicer, which is the subject of this thread.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: queencruella on December 20, 2006, 07:10:18 AM
The prettiest campuses I've visited:

Richmond, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Penn. I'd say it's a tie between Vanderbilt and Notre Dame for prettiness.

Richmond is insane, I've seen ND and Mich too and can vouch for those.  This country sure has a lot of good looking college campuses.

ND doesn't do much for me. I went to IU and the campus was much, much nicer.I didn't go in the law building, but the ND law building leaves a lot to be desired.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: MisterManager on December 20, 2006, 10:23:50 AM
Ive not been to ND, but I agree that IU is a good looking campus and that was a factor in making it my first choice. The law building is old, but clean and very nice. Also, it is being renovated and has a newer extension across the street. The law library is beautiful and the nicest one i have visited.

Girls? I saw a decent amount of hot girls walking around bloomington.
Title: Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
Post by: radioface on December 20, 2006, 10:33:01 AM
If we're not limiting this to T1 (and I'm not so eat me), I present to you the Iconic spires of Villanova:


nova's campus is nice. too bad you cant take law classes in Mendel hall. The law building though, in the words of the Dean is: "one of the smallest and worst buildings in American legal education."

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16919088&BRD=1597&PAG=461&dept_id=188818&rfi=6

so youve got half the thread's scope right. great campus, building...ehhh..not so much.

in terms of non T-14's maryland looks pretty cool. http://www.rcgarc.com/main_projects.html
scroll down to  University of Maryland -- "Nathan Patz Law Center & Thurgood Marshall Law Library"