I am going on a visit, should I try to set up a meeting with the Dean, or the Assistant Dean of Admissions? I would guess that the Dean would have more pull, but the Asst. would probably be more available.
Try to meet with the janitors. They have the real dirt on the school.
Your words slay me
Whatever you do, don't talk to the salespeople (admissions). Talk to the consumer - students! They don't give a rip if you go there, and they'll have a better sense of what they bought. Also, talk to lawyers in the region where you want to work. See if a degree from XXX university carries any weight....at least, this is what I plan to do.