« on: June 03, 2009, 08:19:50 PM »
there are also a bunch of 3Ls doing bar review at the law school, so one of us could probably meet up with you for lunch or an hour in the afternoon (our class schedule is really strange).
it seems to be a big misconception that all chicago students are insanely competitive and have no sense of fun. i have never had a problem getting an outline or class notes from people i barely know, and bar reviews on thursday night always draw crowds, even close to finals....there's probably some intensity fall quarter for 1Ls, but as you can see by the recent posts, 2Ls and 3Ls seem pretty laid back because everyone pretty much knows that they'll get a job. even in this crappy economy, i don't really know 2Ls who didn't get offers, especially if they cast a wide net and interviewed with a lot of places. i have no clue about cornell's placement, but chicago is probably stronger, so if you're looking at working in a law firm, that's a point for chicago.
since the only people at the law school when you visit will be bar review people, ask admissions to hook you up with some law students by email contact (i should warn you, many barbri people might be insane. the review process is ridiculously time-consuming and stressful. it hasn't sunk in for me yet, so i'm still pretty relaxed.)