Well, trust me I have heard it all as my entire class has in regards to the problems at Ave. Yes, the move is finalized and my class will either have the option of moving with the school or being a visitor at the law school of our choice for the third year. I have no desire to stay in Michigan or Florida (I miss the west and the mountains) for that matter so the way I see it, it is a chance to live in two more states or go whereever I want my third year. l also think most of us will be spending our time in Naples where the jobs and externships are and not Ave town so I’m not concerned about the town. However, politics aside here is my opinion of why I like this school so far:
Law school is a very stressful time and the workload is very demanding. However, the environment at Ave is really friendly. One can leave their books, notes, computer, money, anything, anywhere, and it is going to be there when they get back. More so, there is mass 3 times a day in the chapel, daily rosaries and evening prayer, weekly adoration, and more. These are things I rarely if ever would do before coming to the school this year. It just makes the work that much easier in my opinion when you can take a break and go to mass or get involved with one of the spiritual aspects of the school. As soon as I go home for break I’m not going to do these things anymore and the same will probably be true when I graduate. Therefore, this period at Ave might be the best time for me spiritually as well as intellectually.
People that get involved with the spiritual aspects of the school are just happier in general doing all the work that law school demands. In my opinion, I probably am a lot more efficient at it here than I would be at another school because of being able to be more involved spiritually. I really think that as a result of involving God much more in my life here than I probably would elsewhere, I am going to learn more and be better prepared for whatever challenges might come my way as an attorney. If there is an advantage I would have elsewhere at another school, I think it would be cancelled out by the fact that I don’t think I will do as well there as I hope to do at Ave for the reasons I’ve listed.
There are power struggles and lots of politics involved. Perhaps some professors did leave and perhaps due to irreconcilable differences, others were let go, but the ones that are still here are great. They are very friendly and open to students on a constant basis willing to help us out. My guess is ten years from now, all this will be in the past and Ave will be a top school.
Well I hope you all enjoyed since I probably just cost myself a ranking by taking the time to type this instead of doing more studying. (I’m joking and I hope you can all figure that out)