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That's why NYU sucks, Columbia doesn't need to remind people that it is prestigious. But seriously, this is a purely personal choice (if you are only worried about atmosphere).Quote from: Olto on January 01, 2009, 09:38:16 PMNYU 2011 here. Love it here, can't see myself anywhere else. Everyone here is very happy and I've actually heard of or met several transfers from other T10 schools (including Harvard).
NYU 2011 here. Love it here, can't see myself anywhere else. Everyone here is very happy and I've actually heard of or met several transfers from other T10 schools (including Harvard).
Quote from: Craig Finn on January 02, 2009, 11:09:44 PMI dunno, I remember this CLS girl who kept playing WOW during crim law last semester. It was sort of distracting to see this weird-looking butterfly zooming through a jungle while we were talking about statutory rape. Britney! You should come visit during ASW! What was the Levmore/Chicago story? The bolded made me lol.Also, I need to be admitted to attend an ASW!!! I'm not sure if I'll be able to swing the time off to go, particularly because I've already been to CLS (during a time when they weren't trying to woo me, so maybe more honest?), but being admitted would be beyond. I've got a pretty big crush on CLS, as many already know.
I dunno, I remember this CLS girl who kept playing WOW during crim law last semester. It was sort of distracting to see this weird-looking butterfly zooming through a jungle while we were talking about statutory rape. Britney! You should come visit during ASW! What was the Levmore/Chicago story?
I'm a CLS 2L and I have several friends at NYU. The impression I have is that CLS is a bit harder than NYU, which probably makes people less happy. My friends at NYU who have been very academically successful worked hard, but didn't kill themselves. Everyone I know who is really successful at CLS seems to work constantly. If I had to guess, the difference is probably in overall class attitude. It seems like NYU students as a whole care more about maintaining a normal life while the CLS students will generally sacrifice quite a bit for their grades.Of course, if you don't care about being law review/top of your class, CLS is a more social experience. But, it seems like for the most part the people who really enjoy themselves at CLS are not the academic stars. My experience with NYU students indicates that you can do really well without working yourself into the ground.Just my limited observation.
I did find the story funny at first. But Chicago already comes with this reputation, and certain things just reinforce it. I am sure that there are rude or intense people at NYU and Columbia, but they don't have reputations for it. It does help to have an idea of what people at the school are actually like, but I am not so sure that ASW is the best place to see people-when they are on their best behavior. I tend to think that people are more frank on this board than they are at ASW, when they have a job to do. Overall, NYU and Columbia students online have been incredibly cool. I've pretty much totally ruled Chicago out after reading that story about the Dean, and don't really care how people perform at a staged ASW weekend. No offense, but way too many Chicago Students don't seem terribly happy there, including Freely gives leave to amend. Some others seem really defensive when you ask about their school or downright rude (I do appreciate your response though, freely, I don't mean you here). I really don't want to spend too much time on that. It was bothersome because I like Chicago's reputation otherwise, if only the rest of its reputation didn't seem so damn accurate.I'll probably just have to wait and see with Columbia. I do keep getting more and more impressed with NYU as I read about it. There are some insanely good professors there!