Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

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Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:57 pm

Man and woman cannot live by status checker alone. So here's a diversion. If you went to a law fair in 2009, which schools had the best, and worst, law fair representatives?

Best = friendly, approachable, informative, gave you a good feeling about the school, good salesperson
Worst = not so friendly, not so approachable, not so informative, some other characteristic that turned you off

My $0.02:

Best = North Carolina, Indiana, Villanova, Notre Dame, American
Worst = Florida, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Cornell

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby holydonkey » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:01 pm

Best - Michigan, UPenn, Emory, Ohio State

Worst - NYU, GW

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby booboo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:09 pm

Best = USC, UC Berkeley, UPenn, Duke
Worst = ?

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby FeuerFrei » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:29 pm

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby jfr1184 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:36 pm

Best: Wisconsin, Fordham, Willamette

Worst: Hastings (rude and belittling to me and others, kept me from applying to the school)

I went to the DC fair.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby chadwick218 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:44 pm

I attened the LSAC Fair in Houston last Feb.

Best: Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, WUSTL, Wake Forest
Worst: SMU, William & Mary, Vanderbilt, Northwestern (they didn't even show up)

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby jrobby6 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:49 pm

anyone every attend a law fair and notice the law reps on their cell phones? unprofessional?

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:50 pm

jrobby6 wrote:anyone every attend a law fair and notice the law reps on their cell phones? unprofessional?


Florida dude looked borderline upset that I interrupted his texting. All but threw a brochure at me.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby stratocophic » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:57 pm

Best: WUSTL by far, Duke was solid too (Mark Hill seemed like a pretty nice guy). Vandy was good too, but that was mostly because there were a couple of ?Ls and they were pretty obviously happy to be there.
Worst: Withheld in the interest of paranoia :mrgreen:

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby JayTal » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:02 pm

Best: Hastings, Tulane, Penn State, Michigan
Worst: Boston, DePaul, Hofstra

Fav: Wisconsin (He was a new alumni in town for the football game the next day. He wasn't a rep, and had been asked by the dean to stand in for the night after the dean found out he was in town. We talked football for a good 10 minutes. By far my favorite.)

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby usuaggie » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:24 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
Best = North Carolina, Indiana, Villanova, Notre Dame, American
Worst = Florida, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Cornell



penn state was great for me.

best- utah, oregon, loyola marymount, san diego, nebraska
worst- gonzaga, baylor, pepperdine

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:28 pm

We had one at my school, very small 2500 person school. UF was outstanding, they sent their actual director of admissions out (or maybe associate???) either way, she was top of the food chain and wonderful to talk to.

Worst, REGENT!!!! I mean, ok, maybe they were one of the friendliest duos on the planet, and even gave out food...but you know, just, I hated them. I guess thats all. I hate regent.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:35 am

Cupidity wrote:UF was outstanding, they sent their actual director of admissions out (or maybe associate???) either way, she was top of the food chain and wonderful to talk to.


They may want to send that person to future events, then ... because whoever they sent to the event I went to seemed completely disinterested.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby ec2xs » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:55 am

I attended the University of Texas and the University of Texas San Antonio law fairs.

Best: University of Richmond, SMU, Tulsa.

All of them were outstanding and kept up personal dialogues with me via email. The representative from Richmond even called me personally to admit me very, very early in the process. All of these schools' reps also remembered me by name and flagged me down when I saw them at the second law fair a few days later.

I'll also say that Baylor, Maryland, Houston, North Carolina and Arizona State were kind and patient.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby jeeptiger09 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:20 am

usuaggie wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:
Best = North Carolina, Indiana, Villanova, Notre Dame, American
Worst = Florida, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Cornell



penn state was great for me.

best- utah, oregon, loyola marymount, san diego, nebraska
worst- gonzaga, baylor, pepperdine


I went to New York LSAC Forum this past year, and I also had some similar thoughts (but I'm not T-14 material)...

Best: North Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest
Bad: Baylor, Florida, Miami, SMU
Worst: Pepperdine

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby Thirteen » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:29 am

chadwick218 wrote:I attened the LSAC Fair in Houston last Feb.

Best: Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, WUSTL, Wake Forest
Worst: SMU, William & Mary, Vanderbilt, Northwestern (they didn't even show up)


I also went to the Houston fair last February, and agree with your list about the best reps. The Michigan rep offered an application fee waiver, and I talked with the Notre Dame reps for 20 minutes. When I told them my GPA and LSAT, one of the reps actually started laughing uncontrollably at my TTTT grades. Definitely my most interesting experience with a school representative.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:35 am

FunkyJD wrote:Best = North Carolina, Indiana, Villanova, Notre Dame, American
Worst = Florida, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Cornell


Re: my list above, I should mention that I attended the Austin forum.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby Havaianas » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:45 am

UVA grad school fair
Worst - Stanford (person wasn't there when I stopped by and I was there on my lunch hour so I was in a hurry), Tulane
Best - UT (very friendly enthusiastic girl who was also really pretty fwiw)

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby jm19 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:07 am

IUB Law Day back in the fall

Best: Columbia. The rep was really enthusiastic and friendly, and if I remember correctly, he high-fived me at some point. :lol:

Worst: Chicago. Rep was condescending, and I was pretty turned off. Considered not applying.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby missvik218 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:23 am

Edit - Attended: Miami LSAC Fair in Sept 2009.

Best: Vandy, UT, UVA (Trujillo)

Worst: Cornell, George Mason
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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby Dayton » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:01 pm

Went to UMinnesota grad fair and Idealist grad fair in the fall.

Best: Northeastern, Michigan State, Syracuse, American, Maryland, Tennessee

Worst: George Mason by a landslide (the rep gave me the look of death, threw some brochures at me, and turned to talk to another school rep- Brandeis I believe- watched her do that to most folks there), IUB, OSU

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby missvik218 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:14 pm

Havaianas wrote:UVA grad school fair
Worst - Stanford (person wasn't there when I stopped by and I was there on my lunch hour so I was in a hurry), Tulane
Best - UT (very friendly enthusiastic girl who was also really pretty fwiw)

The lady with short blond hair?! I think I may have had her too, I was way out on UT until meeting their rep, she reminded me a lot of a friend I would have had in UG.

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:19 pm

LSAC Chicago Law School Forum in Otober 2009

best: UNC, WUSTL, illinois
worst: cornell (no one even stood at the table for most of the time. they just put out a stack of brochures)

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby traehekat » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:53 am

Law Day at UIUC.

Best - Duke, Santa Clara, Kent, Columbia, Illinois
Worst - Berkeley

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Re: Best/Worst Law Fair Reps of 2009?

Postby johnstuartmill » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:54 am

jm19 wrote:IUB Law Day back in the fall

Best: Columbia. The rep was really enthusiastic and friendly, and if I remember correctly, he high-fived me at some point. :lol:

Worst: Chicago. Rep was condescending, and I was pretty turned off. Considered not applying.

I had a pretty different experience with these schools' law fair reps. I went to the UCLA fair with the specific intent of figuring out where I wanted to apply ED: Chicago or Columbia. The Columbia rep was knowledgeable enough, but didn't really seem too enthused about it all. Chicago had Dean Perry there, who really knew her shit and made me laugh a bit, too.




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