Is anyone really curious to see how law school affects their social life as an LGBT person? Since college I have had very little opportunity to meet other interesting, well educated gay people, especially those in my peer group/age bracket, so I'm definitely excited for that possibility. Also, I wonder whether being a law student makes one more, or less of a "catch." And I'm very interested in seeing how being gay comes into play in regards to networking; I've already seen a little a bit of this just from ASWs, since I've ended up keeping in touch thus far with most of the other gay 0Ls I've met. Anybody else thinking about these things?
I'm asking myself the same questions, I just have no idea what the answers are.
Do y'all not live in big cities right now? I was feeling the same way until I moved from a small city (pop. under 200,000) to Philly about three years ago. It's been much easier to meet smart gays and lesbians around my age (mid-verging-on-late-20s) since I moved here.
That said, I'm quite sure you'll have no problem finding a large and interesting group of gay people in your respective law schools, not to mention the larger universities and towns/cities you're heading to. Also, gay networks can be rather helpful; I know plenty of (non-law) people who have gotten jobs purely based on mutual gay friends/acquaintances. I would imagine this extends to the legal field as well (probably to an even greater degree).
As for whether being a law student makes you more or less of a catch, it depends. There are plenty of guys out there who are intellect-chasers and would be more than happy to add your impressively-credentialed notch to their bedposts. On the other hand, as anyone on this board knows, a lot of people hear "law school" or "lawyer" and are instantly turned off. I think the key if you end up dating someone in law school would be to try and date someone who is just as busy as you are - like a fellow grad student. That way, you both have similar expectations as to how much quality time you'll be spending together.