Dear Prospective Law Student,
Generally, I try to keep the name of my current school off the site, lest google lead people to a supposed Hastings Law blawg. This site isn't a blawg, though sometimes it has blawg-worthy posts.
December is upon us here in law school land, which means yet another finals exam period and a depressing lack of holiday cheer. But what makes this semester different from my 6 others - oh yes, the 6 prior semesters and 5 prior finals periods (regular readers get the time line) - is that we have only half a school. Yes, kids, half a school. No library. I hated studying there anyway, but those library studiers had to go somewhere. No law cafe. No general study space. And 1400 students competing for study space adequate for about 400 of them. Now, not all students study on campus. But all students appreciate having the option.
So where does one go?
Well, not to Hastings if you have the option. At least not until the renovation is done in 2007. Take a few more years to work - it's the right choice, trust me. I'll save the usual "don't go" speech, this time, in favor of a "don't go now" speech.
Today I spent most of the day studying at the UCSF library. And what to my wondering eye should appear? Floors and floors of law students studying. Nary a medical student in sight.
I'd also like to take this chance to apologize to the UCSF students who we're crowding out.
So now, with that library closing at 8pm on Saturdays, and no Hastings facility worth treking to at this hour in that neighborhood, I am stuck at the local Starbucks, sitting by two chattering idiot medical students who aren't studying, and the 'bucks is out of nog, so no eggy treat either.
So, please, if you're going to make the mistake of attending law school, don't come to Hastings for a few years. Try USF, McGeorge, or even Golden Gate. They have really good professors. And campuses.