>> Sunday, May 03, 2009
In March, we made a trip to the US to visit many of the east coast law schools that I was considering. The schools I visited were having admitted students weekends in which they invite their admits to come and visit (most schools reimburse travel costs, which is why this trip was possible) and they talk about the school's strengths and give the admitted students the opportunity to sit through a million Q&As and panel discussions to try and make the law school decision a little easier. Though I had hoped that I would love one school and hate all the rest (and thereby have a really easy decision), that of course didn't happen and I liked all the schools for very different reasons.
After sitting in Managua's airport for a four hour delay, we finally arrived in Boston. Though our Google Map directions to our hotel didn't quite work out, we did get a nice tour of Boston at night.
We brought along all the pants and long-sleeved shirts that we had, but we still had to do a couple of emergency Wal-Mart and Target trips to get weather-appropriate clothing.
After all the fun, I actually did spend three days at admitted student events to learn about HLS. Here's Harvard's Langdell Hall:
After Boston, we took the Bolt Bus to New York City (I'm quite proud that our two tickets were $11 total thanks to dedicated Internet sleuthing). Though we only had a couple of days there, we visited both NYU and Columbia's law schools and squeezed in a pretty impressive number of sites like Times Square.
Here's Paul at Columbia--proof that we actually did visit the law schools along with all our touristing:
From New York City, Paul had to go back to Managua and I continued the law school tour on my own. I went from New York City to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see the University of Michigan Law, also known for its impressive architecture.
From there, I went back to New York City for a scholarship interview at NYU and their official admitted students day events. I couldn't get a flight back to Nicaragua the afternoon of the interview, so I had an extra afternoon and evening to fill seeing some of the sights Paul and I hadn't made it to on our first visit. I went to the Central Park Zoo and saw the polar bear and seal feeding show: