« on: January 28, 2008, 10:42:22 AM »
I agree with everything that you guys have said. I really enjoyed the visit, and was particularly impressed with how much effort they put into pairing us with people who shared our interests. The two professors I sat with at lunch were very familiar with my application (asking me about my study abroad experience, why I chose an odd major for a pre-law student), and one of them had gone to the same undergrad that I attend. Everyone on their admissions staff was incredibly nice and made an effort to match a face to our names and applications, and frankly it felt good that they genuinely wanted everyone who was there to eventually attend the school.
I was very impressed with the lecturer we saw for Civil Procedure, I had heard from friends that are 1L's that it's the driest course imaginable, but the professor was engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. The students were laid back, and even the one gunner in the class was at least contributing good arguments to the discussion.
WUSTL has definitely shot up my list with the ASD, as well as the very nice scholarship that I got via email last week. Short of getting into one of the top tier (UMich, NU), I can't see passing this up for anybody else.
The only concern I had (other than the gym facilities being so-so) is that the group of admitted students was probably not representative of what the 1L class will eventually be. Several of the other kids I talked to were extremely qualified candidates who had already gotten offers from top 10 (and some from top 5) law schools, making me wonder 1) how many of the 26 that were there will eventually end up attending WUSTL, and 2) whether or not they're representative of WUSTL's increasing recognition as a top school, or just a fluke of a small sample size.