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Postby 06162014123 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:46 pm

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby kwais » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:49 pm

totally, this is why I turned down Yale. I was like, get your shit together and I'll think about transferring.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby boosk » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:52 am

is this for real?

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:54 am

RedShift wrote:I'm not even applying to Yale in the first place. Same with Chicago and Penn. The websites are just too annoying.


Lol. Very valid reason for not applying.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby Curious1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:56 am

This is a pet peeve of mine and it almost makes me not want to apply to some of the schools.


Good. Don't apply. More for us.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby soj » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:56 am

TTIWW mention of Stanford's almost unnavigable website.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby AspiringAcademic » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 am

boosk wrote:is this for real?

No, but it should be:
http://xkcd.com/773/

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby Curious1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:54 am

AspiringAcademic wrote:
boosk wrote:is this for real?

No, but it should be:
http://xkcd.com/773/


This is awesome.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby ahduth » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:48 am

I didn't apply to Northwestern, because their interview was boring, and I felt they'd wasted my time. Not exactly the same, but I like where your head is at.

And now that you mention the Penn website thing... maybe that contributed to why I didn't apply. Hmmm.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby taxguy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:52 am

Frankly, I think this is an idiotic reason. Law school training doesn't involve web design. I do understand your frustration,but I would ignore a problem with a poorly designed web site. Now if the school had a major in interactive design ( which is basically web design) then I might be more concerned.

However, for what it's worth, I agree that schools should spend the money on having an easily navigatable quality web site. Some, however, just don't understand what that means.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby mrtoren » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:07 am

Dumbest. Thread. Ever.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:17 am

I definitely didn't do this when applying to law schools, but I have been turned off by a firm's bad website design. While you have 500 attorneys working on the most sophisticated transactions in the country, if your website makes you look like an ambulance-chasing shop, I'm going to think twice about applying.

Exhibit A

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby swc65 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:55 am

Seriously, web design is a big deal. For example, I turned down and offer at --LinkRemoved-- because the website is atrocious.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:28 pm

swc65 wrote:Seriously, web design is a big deal. For example, I turned down and offer at --LinkRemoved-- because the website is atrocious.


That's a pretty decent web design. At least they don't clutter it with a bunch of hideous mugs.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby Schang1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:38 pm

Wait a sec... I may be missing something crucial here. I thought you can know what each law schools wants just looking under the applications on the LSAC website... huh.. i'm super confused now. Don't they have a bar where it says "attachments" and basically that's all you need to attach when applying???

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby swc65 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:03 pm

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:
swc65 wrote:Seriously, web design is a big deal. For example, I turned down and offer at --LinkRemoved-- because the website is atrocious.


That's a pretty decent web design. At least they don't clutter it with a bunch of hideous mugs.



LoL. My issue is that it resembles a "wanted" poster from the wild wild west with the bolds/highlights/italics and neverending text!


To OP- many law schools do not have much control over their websites. Some are handled by the central university. Others have an IT department but just don't spend a ton of money on the site.

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Re: Turned off by bad web design

Postby theadvancededit » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:37 pm

mrtoren wrote:Dumbest. Thread. Ever.


I beg to differ!




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