I've had no trouble having a social life. People are friendly, always stuff going on, especially first semester. I moved across the country to go to law school but it wasnt long before I'd made plenty of friends and have never lacked for things to do.My social circle is almost entirely made up of law students, and that is almost the only people I hang out with. Just the way it is, havent had many opportunities to meet other people, though when I start working I should have opportunities, and I have met some friends of friends.I feel sorry for non-law people who hang out with us. We make terrible law related jokes. Constnatly. Law school has turned us into monsters, unfit for society.
Hi, everyone! I am an udergraduate planning to apply to law schools soon, and I wanted to ask the opinions of some seasoned veterans about what social life is like in law school (if there is any?). Is it hard to make friends? Does the competitiveness of law school make people not very friendly? Do law students usually hang out only with other law students - have their own parties, events - or is there intermingling with other graduates and/or undergraduates at the school? Is there a lot of gossip, cliques? What do law students do for fun/rest, if they are not studying? Feel free to share anything you think might be interesting: anecdotes, comments, comparisons with undergraduate life - I am very interested.I realize that experiences of people will vary greatly from one law school to another, but it's still interesting to hear what people's experiences out there are. It would be interesting to know, what school you're attending, but you don't have to say, if you don't want to. But do mention if you're at a big, medium or small class-size/school.Thanks a lot to everyone, who replies!
my school's not very competitive, so we still have lives. i don't know anyone that studies friday and saturday unless they've got ocd or need to catch up on something, or if we've got a research/writing project due the next week. we generally go out partying at least one night a week, either a bar or someone's house. the best advice i can give you is try to make at least a few friends that don't go to your law school. if there's a graduate school on campus or a neighborhood pub you can hang out at, do it. there's nothing worse than listening to people talk shop because they have nothing else to talk about.
Do you ever have time to chit-chat on the phone with friends?