« on: April 09, 2006, 11:31:52 AM »
I visited both schools this past week and am still torn about where to attend. I found the students at NYU to be much more laid back and personable. Although the CLS students were very nice, they seemed more type-A and competitive. CLS really sold its history though. They gave out the bios of every speaker and hammered in its years of excellence. I found myself thinking I could go to NYU where it would be a better overall experience or I could go to CLS where the name would have more prestige and there would be stronger alumni contacts.
What did you think?
Also, I was a bit disheartened when I learned of the massive debt I would be handling coming out of CLS (NYU gave me some money). Everytime I asked a CLS student how they planned to handle it, they said that the massive salaries at Big Law Firms would take care of it. But what about those of us who don't care to take the corporate route?? Everytime I asked NYU students about the debt, they said that either I could join a big firm and reap the rewards of the salary or the LRAP would help if I chose public service. Isn't it weird that no CLS students even mentioned public service?
Go to NYU like I'm doing.