You stayed in the wrong part of the city, I think. There's a bunch of restaurants/bars/etc. Also, if you stayed in downtown further from the school then pretty much everything is on the second floors of the buildings, so you won't see them from outside. Sunday night is usually pretty dead, though, and I can imagine it's very different from NY that way.You're totally right about the school - it's dark. I call the sub-plaza "the dungeon." I spend most of my study time in the computer lab on the 4th Floor of the library where there's plenty of natural light.IRT the people here, not to make excuses but Minnesota winters last about a month longer than most people would like them to. When I moved here from Phoenix last August I noticed how much people here like to be outside; now I know why. Things have lightened up a lot the last couple days now that it's getting warmer, but it's offset somewhat by the realization that finals are around the corner. Pretty much everybody I've met is super-cool, and I think first semester took the ammo out of the one or two gunners, neither of whom really bothered me that much anyway.Let me know if you have any questions!EDIT: PM might be better than posting right now. I'm supposed to be outlining.
These are really nice reviews. Obviously I'm not shopping for a law school, but I enjoy reading these. Please write more of these if you visit more schools.