FuturehoyaLawya wrote:vanwinkle wrote:OperaSoprano wrote:I can't imagine choosing a school without visiting. I mean, it would be just about 100% inconceivable to me, absent extreme personal hardship to commit to going somewhere I had not explored not just once, but at length. By the time I committed to my school, I knew enough about it that I could lead tours, and now that I'm a 1L, I get to do just that. This isn't just about sitting in some chairs, as others have said. It's about immersing yourself in the neighborhood where your school is located; taking the public transportation, eating at the cafes, drinking at the bars, shopping at the grocery stores. Maybe it is because I'm a girl, but I did want to be comfortable, and I am. There is something intangible in the air when a school is a good fit for you. I felt similarly about Northeastern, oddly enough, and I was thinking hard about going there before Fordham accepted me.
I was wondering how long it would take you to show up here.
and to mention that Fordham accepted you.
Your point being? Visiting can help waitlisted students, and I believe it was helpful to me. It gave me detailed material for my LOCIs, and cemented my desire to attend. The main issue, however, is that this decision should not be 100% based on $$$. Happiness is a large factor in performance, and will thus play into the value received from your law school investment.