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« on: November 29, 2007, 01:22:06 PM »
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rsr28

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Re: E-Mailing Professors at Law Schools / Professor Input
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 01:34:57 PM »
I met a nice professor who I talked with for at least 20 minutes at an open house.  I'd like to send a follow-up e-mail but I don't really know what to say except for "Thanks for taking the time to talk to me" - I feel like it needs something more to make me stand out.

Also - do professors have any weight in admissions?  Do AdCom ask professors for any input?

Less is more.

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Re: E-Mailing Professors at Law Schools / Professor Input
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 02:20:49 PM »
I doubt that professors have clout in admissions, but it certainly can't hurt you...unless you insult the professor in the email

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Re: E-Mailing Professors at Law Schools / Professor Input
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 02:24:49 PM »
Is he involved in a clinic or other program at the school? Can you get the bio on the schools site? If so, you can add a question about something you dig up.

People love to talk about themselves.

Re: E-Mailing Professors at Law Schools / Professor Input
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 02:25:44 PM »
If the professor is on the adcomm then, yes, they have a say in the admissions process. 

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Re: E-Mailing Professors at Law Schools / Professor Input
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 06:25:24 PM »
Less is more.

"Thanks for taking the time to talk to me" is a good email.  As someone mentioned a BRIEF mention of one of their programs might not hurt but remember professors are very busy and might not like an unsolicited request for more information.