Just finished up my 2nd year at Kent. Any questions, let me know.
What are your impressions of kent? How competitive is the student body? How are the professors and students?
Well, competition in law school is a tricky thing. The competition I have felt amongst students is little to none. That is, everyone is friendly and cooperative. People share case names in legal writing. People lend notes, help each other if they have questions, etc. You're going to make friends and meet a lot of good people. Kent is famous for their school sponsored socials with great drink specials at pretty nice places around the city. I think they promote a friendly atmosphere.
But there is a sort of hidden competition to every school that has a mandatory curve, moot court competition, law review, and with only x% getting a chance at summer associate positions.
Add to that the fact that Kent has been known to ask people not to come back after the first year at a decently high rate compared to the other schools in the city. This was the case especially after my first year (2004-2005) because they underestimated the amount of students who would accept offers into my class (a consequence of Kent moving up in the rankings and many applicants to all schools that year I suppose).
I really have no frame of reference as to the professors as this is the only law school I've attended.
Not to mention, I've had a mix of all kinds of professors (socratic and non socratic, highly academics and adjuncts with great experience, good lecturers and bad lecturers) so it's tough to pigeonhole the entire faculty.
Although I will note that almost all have liberal viewpoints. That's the one unifying theme among the professors that I have seen. My guess is a lot of law campuses are like that but Kent seems especially so.