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Calling the law school?
« on: January 25, 2006, 09:51:13 PM »
is it bad etiquette to call the law school and inquire if they have made a decision on your file? i want to call so badly, but i am afraid it will look bad if i do...  ??? :-\
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 09:56:00 PM »
I would probably advise against it...
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 09:58:19 PM »
Don't do it.  You won't get anything out of it except a pat answer anyway.
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 10:01:54 PM »
is it bad etiquette to call the law school and inquire if they have made a decision on your file? i want to call so badly, but i am afraid it will look bad if i do...  ??? :-\

I say go for it. Don't ask directly if a decision is made...try to get the information in a roundabout way. Just say you are checking to make sure they received everything. Charm the person. Ask what the process is from here, etc. I'm sure she will tell you if a decision has been made.
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 10:04:43 PM »
I called a school to set up a campus visit, and was told a decision was made and *hint hint* it was good.  So, if you can think of a good enough reason to call, you might as well try - just remember, there is a good chance that you will get the "we expect all decisions to be made by april..." anwser.

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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 10:37:03 AM »
is it bad etiquette to call the law school and inquire if they have made a decision on your file? i want to call so badly, but i am afraid it will look bad if i do...  ??? :-\

Why even hesitate? This isn't voodoo magic...the school knows you are interested in whether a decision has been made, just like everyone else. Just call and ask; they will probably be prepared for such requests and immediately look it up in your file.

On the other hand, I wouldn't call every single day - then you might actually annoy someone :)
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 10:37:13 AM »
I agree, if you can find a good reason then go for it. I called to check to make sure they had the right address and was told that a large package was sent to me the other day... I assumed that meant I was accepted and I was right!

But don't just call and say... am I in?

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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 06:25:39 PM »
But don't just call and say... am I in?

Why not just call and say, "I was just calling to ask whether you have made a decision on my file yet." ?
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006, 06:50:41 PM »
Where is Darkwing when you need her. She would have the right answer for this.
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Re: Calling the law school?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 06:58:17 PM »
Where is Darkwing when you need her. She would have the right answer for this.

Darkwing's a she??  Wow... how did I get that one wrong?