« on: October 17, 2006, 04:27:02 PM »
I just recently attended a law school fair at my college and talked to several schools. I thought my impressions of some of them would help out some of you who haven't decided yet (I ranked them from most impressive to least impressive). If some of you have similar experiences with law school representatives, feel free to add them on.
1. Vanderbilt-This guy was cool as hell. Talked with me at great length about career opportunities and about the city of Nashville. Very friendly and knowledgebable (I think it helped that this dude was maybe 25-27 years old. Better able to relate to college students). Gave me his business card and told me to contact him if I had any questions.
2. U. of Michigan-Their representative was awesome as well. When I expressed to her that UM was my #1 choice, she seemed genunely pleased to hear that and appreciative of my interest. We talked about the law school as well as other topics such as my hometown (San Francisco). Very personable and down to earth. Also gave me her business card.
3. Ohio State-Very friendly and knowledgeable. Seemed pleased that I expressed interest in the school ( I like that because I feel that law schools are applying to us as much as we are applying to them).
4. SMU-Much like Ohio State. Very friendly and helpful especially when it came to the financial aid situation. Did a good job of not only selling the school but the region.
5. Tennessee-A really sweet girl (I'm a sucker for southern accents). Scored points for honesty when she said that opportunities outside of the Southeast were not great coming out of the school.
6. U. of Miami-A tad arrogant, but mainly friendly. Was trying too hard and attempted to make the school like an ivy (which isn't that bad, its just also very transparent). This may have had something to do with him being placed right next to the Michigan booth.
7. U. of Texas-Didn't talk to the guy much because he was overwhelmed by some annoying minority no-hopers (they bitched to him about how unfair the LSAT was, etc.) Just shook his hand and signed my name on the mailing list.
8. Notre Dame- Very disappointed. The representative seemed flat disinterested. I got the vibe that she was reciting a brochure rather than talking to me like a human being. She never smiled and pretty much acted like she was doing me a favor by talking to me.