rad law wrote:And don't get me wrong, I'm not making fun of this girl. It could happen to anyone.
Agree. I don't blame the students, I just think it's a little shady for law schools to try to sell a $120,000 education over the phone the way some people sell magazine subscriptions. That's the same kind of logic that inspired one law school (does anybody have a link to the original story?) to send an actual letter to recent graduates asking them to report false employment data in order to raise the school's ranking and, by extension, the perceived value of their own degree. Gross.
I think you're going a little too far. For many people, adding a personal touch to the admissions process can be a huge deal. I know the amount of personal contact I had with students, professors, and career services reps was a huge part of the reason I ended up at my current school. This was all from a school that had already offered me a full scholarship. People want to feel wanted, the schools that understand and master that have no trouble recruiting top students and top professors (many of the professors here told me about how personalized the recruiting was to them).
Again, this is from the perspective of a person who only got calls from schools I was admitted to.