quality of classes - Couldn't ask for better professors go as far as how prolific they are; but some are boring.
theory vs. practical study - a manageable mixture of both, especially with professors who mix in real stories from their work experience
the Socratic method - Used, but not to frighten students. Most professors use a panel method to allow for predictability.
academic advising - never dealt with them.
class sizes - can get the size classes you want based on course selection. Some are huge but others are small and personal.
competitiveness - nonexistent.
unique academic programs - clinics, classes with prolific professors who are one of their kind (ie ex Chancellor of the Delaware court)
research opportunities - definitely enough RA and center opportunities
grading - fair but sometimes seems arbitrary. Curve is forgiving and on the "nicer" side.
notable faculty - too many to list. Epstein, Dworkin, Nagel, Waldron, Allen, Miller, Schulhofer, etc.
workload - very manageable. I felt busier as an undergrad.
Quality of Life
cost of living - high but not prohibitive. I lived in the dorms first year and it was fine, and cheaper than the apartment I have now. NYC is costly but it is also safe and, in my opinion, the best city in the world.
campus - beautiful!
facilities - beautiful!
library - seems to have everything I need
computer labs - there are enough of these to go around, but almost everyone uses their laptops.
moot courtroom - n/a
housing - see point on cost of living
dining - best food in the world a subway stop away, and cheap options for students.
neighborhood - perfect
community relations - n/a, but nyu as a whole doesn't have the best rep in the village.
crime and safety - never, ever felt uncomfortable around campus
overall happiness - I can't see myself being happier as a second year law student in this economy.