« on: March 11, 2005, 06:19:48 PM »
I thought the campus was AWESOME. Before visiting, I really liked Case Western, although I have yet to hear their decision. I don't know if you've ever been to St. Louis, but I really like it there. The college is in a part of town called "Midtown." It's not quite downtown, and not quite the suburbs. Downtown is about a 5 minute drive, and Clayton (sort of a high-end neighborhood) is about 10 minutes away. The campus is really nice. There are fountains and little ponds and waterfalls all over the place. I went to the student union for lunch, and the building seemed brand new.
SLU seems like the type of school that just "tries harder" since they're not as highly ranked as they'd like to be. The Dean of Admissions took me on a tour for about 2 hours. Everyone that worked there seemed extremely friendly, and helpful. The library is like any other law library, with wood and brass all over the place.
Barring a huge scholarship offer from Case Western, you'll find me in St. Louis in the fall.
Of course, it all depends on where you'd like to practice. Both WUSTL and SLU said they don't really compete with each other as Wash U places 64% of their grads outside of STL while SLU places most of it's students in this area (but still a lot in NYC, LA, DC, etc.)
St. Louis as a city is pretty similar to any other metro area. Except the cost of living seems lower, and there are a lot of riverboat casinos.
Now it's just a matter of convincing my fiancee to move here...