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catamount

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I got an email from Elon University. I don't have an interest in the school. It is April. WTF???

Elon Law Board reframes legal education

The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board focused on the need for changes in U.S. legal education at its spring meeting held on campus April 4. The session was held in conjunction with Elon's Convocation for Honors featuring a speech by former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.).

David Gergen Advisory board chairman David Gergen, a former presidential adviser and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University, led a panel discussion in a session that attracted local attorneys and business leaders. The session was titled "Reframing Legal Education." He said the foundations of law curriculum were formed in the late 1800s and have not changed significantly since then. Gergen said there is growing recognition in law schools that the curriculum needs to be revisited.

>> Click here to listen to Gergen's remarks...


Leary Davis Leary Davis, dean of the Elon University School of Law, discussed his work in preparing a curriculum that addresses the shortcomings of today's legal education. Students will begin their work in Elon's law school with an August session that orients students to legal case analysis and leadership education.


>> Click here to listen to Davis' remarks about hallmarks of the Elon law curriculum...


David Campbell Panelist David Campbell, Smith Richardson Senior Fellow at the nationally renowned Center for Creative Leadership, said there is a pressing need for leadership in the legal profession. He said the number of lawyers in the nation's top 50 law firms has grown dramatically, and the resulting bureaucracy amplifies the need for legal leadership.

>> Click here to listen to Campbell's remarks...


Kent Greenawalt Panelist Kent Greenawalt, University Professor at the Columbia University School of Law, talked about the curricular elements he favors for first-year law students. He says students need to learn important first lessons that prepare them for the study of law.

>> Click here to listen to Greenawalt's remarks...

Gergen said Elon University is a pioneer in re-examining legal education. He called efforts to craft a new model an "enormously creative process."

>> Click here to listen to Gergen's remarks...

Elon's law school enrolls its inaugural class of about 100 students this August in downtown Greensboro, N.C.

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 06:06:24 PM »
In Elon's case, it somewhat makes sense: this is their first year in existence, and they want to attract as many candidates as they can. I'd expect them to keep trying to recruit from people who are on waitlists, etc, until mid-summer.

I'm more puzzled as to why Hofstra is still sending recruitment letters.

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 06:15:18 PM »
I finally sent Elon a response email telling them that I had already decided to attend another school and to please take me off of their email list.  I don't think their emails are very targeted...I don't think anyone with T14 numbers would say "hey F* Michigan, I'm gonna be a pioneer at Elon!"

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 07:56:09 PM »

I'm more puzzled as to why Hofstra is still sending recruitment letters.

I heard that a loy of people withdrew from Hofstra, they didn't want to let me withdraw until yesterday.

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 07:57:15 PM »
i think i got a harvard recruitment email last month

i also recently recieved one from alabama, they offered to waive the app fee and give me 5 free itunes for applying

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 05:18:30 PM »
You're kidding, right? Free iTunes? Maybe we can start getting iPods and laptops out of these schools.

i think i got a harvard recruitment email last month

i also recently recieved one from alabama, they offered to waive the app fee and give me 5 free itunes for applying

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Re: Why do schools insist on sending out recruitment emails in April???
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 05:25:52 PM »
I woudl have demanded actual CDs!