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Should Law Schools intterview applicants?

Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« on: April 20, 2008, 07:03:02 PM »
Now that you've been in law school and seen some of the anti-socials, do you think me think that law school is bizarre in that there is no admissions interview, whereas other professional schools like MBAs and MDs do interview?  I mean, we're a profession of communicators.

Re: Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 08:43:19 PM »
Someone who interviews better than someone else may still be a total ass.

Re: Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 08:57:56 PM »
No, they shouldn't, my tuition is already too expensive. LSAT/GPA is cheap to evaluate.

I always found it odd that medical schools interview but not law schools. I went to a law school/med school mixer at my school and man, law students are geeks, but the med students were totally socially inept. Maybe my school's med program just has lousy interviewers.

Re: Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 08:51:03 AM »
the med students were totally socially inept. Maybe my school's med program just has lousy interviewers.

Think about it this way.   Those were the med school candidates that were the most socially adept.

Think about the social skills on the ones who "blew" their interviews.

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Re: Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 08:59:24 AM »
I think they should interview some candidates, especially those under scholarship consideration.
If the student shows up for the interview that also shows more committment. 
I just don't want to pay to fly all over the country to go to interviews, so even though I think it might play to my advantage, it would majorly suck.


Re: Should Law Schools intterview applicants?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 09:03:25 AM »
oh, scholarships are another story, especially if its a scholarship for a particular purpose, like public interest or Academia. You want to make sure the person seems genuinely committed.