Yesterday I finally met some of the incoming students at WCL (Washington College of Law). I was pretty nervous because it's been a while since I've been to schmoozy events (in English at least). It was nice to hear the attitudes of the students - most of them are at WCL for the same reasons I am - the school is laid back, friendly and people-oriented (vs. being corporate/business minded). A lot of people haven't heard of American University, especially the WCL, but it's because it doesn't focus on those money-making corporate law jobs. The graduates make money - of course, we're laweyers - but it's not the focus. When Harvard has students graduating and making over 6 figures at a minimum, of course they're going to be high in the rankings. It's one of the things that shoots the rankings up to the moon. I'd rather make a decent living doing something that promotes human dignity instead of tears it down, as I would imagine most gargantuan corporations tend to do. Anyways, long story short, it was pleasant to realize that I'm not alone - many have the same nervous thoughts as I do and also share some common goals. One more week till the real deal starts though, so I think I'm gonna stop thinking about it.
Posted by Kristen at August 14, 2004 06:22 PM