« on: July 27, 2005, 09:19:24 PM »
I've been working at a law firm since January. My ability to obliterate the partners at foosball has given me celebrrity-like status.
Email is just fine given the time constraint. It worked for me. As far as the addressee, you could probably just email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you get my drift.
Phone is always faster and better than e-mail. Period. End of story. Yes, I am sure e-mail "worked", but you don't know how much you would have received had you made a call as well, do you? The world is still a high-contact environment.
This won't go over well, but come on, we are talking about thousands of dollars and you think you will do just as well by e-mail? I'd like a lawyer who is willing to put in at least a phone call on my behalf if thousands of dollars are on the line. If they don't do it for themselves, why the hell will they do it for me?
Is it me or does anyone else feel like they do things differently over at Case?
I mean I understand where they are coming from, and that they want the best students; but it almost seems like they are playing games?
I don't think Case's process is really all that different from most other law schools. They're just more open and transparent about it. Some applicants were upset about having received "Hold" letters, but I don't really see anything about the "Hold" letters with which to take issue. Think of A "Hold" as being nearly synonymous with being deferred or not having heard anything at all for a long time and simply having to wait for a decision. One could say Case's openness and transparency places their admissions process a cut above many others.
If by "game," you mean having to take certain prescribed steps to achieve the "best" possible results, then yes, it is a game. Just as you probably did a lot of work to "maximize" your chances of being accepted by the schools to which you applied, schools are now doing what they believe will "maximize" their chances of receiving the "best" students. I put so many words in quotations marks because much of this stuff is relative, dynamic, and open to multiple interpretations.