ok, so I have to say that i really enjoyed the open house today. At first when we pulled up to the school i wasnt very impressed, it didnt look the way i had pictured it in my head. but it does look like a really quaint neighborhood, i think a lot of the houses must be rented by students because they looked sorta old and not as well kept. that being said, after i walked into the school i was immediately greated by thr admissions staff who were very friendly, as well as the student ambassadors who were very friendly. the information sessions were very helpful and they said that the students call the professors by their first name and that everyone knows everyone. It seemed like a very close knit community and i really liked that about it. The assistant dean went up to everyone and learned their name and had convos with them.The professors were also very nice. During the faculty panel we had to go around the room an d say what kind of law we wanted to do and after i said art law, one of the profs got really excited and then after the session she came up and talked to me and then went to her office and got some great books for me to look at. for me that really showed me the kind of concern the faculty has for students and how willing they are to help. it really made me certain that i want to go here.
the student panel was also very helpful. one thing that i liked about this school is that all of the students seemed really down to earth and friendly, which was a huge contrast to some of the other schools i have visited where the students and the faculty are very stuck up and unapproachable. They also said that although the first year is a lot of work, it is very managable and that you still have time to go out on the weekends and get away from school work. one of the students said that like every friday night about 50 of the 1L's go hang out at the same bar and i thought that really showed the community aspect and that the students are very social with eachother. I am prolly forgetting some stuff, but overall it was a very good experience and I am about 99% certain that I am going there so i hope this helps!
oh they also said that during the presidential primaries the candidates come to the school and you always see them around Concord so i thought that was really neat as well.
Pierce Law '09!