Visiting a law school before you are accepted

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Tom Joad
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Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:20 pm

I just got held at a major reach school I would love to go to. I want to go visit just to demonstrate my interest and I have something else going on it is the city I could simultaneously attend. I talked about it over the phone with my parents, because I wanted to see if I could use some of my aunt's frequent flier miles, and they thought it was a little premature. TLS, who is right?

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:26 pm

Doing this with some of my reaches, but driving here on the East Coast. I figured can't hurt.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby rijed » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:32 pm

I was waitlisted at a reach school and decided to go and visit. Immediately after my visit, I was told if I would have visited before they made the decision that they would have accepted me. Anyways, after I visited, they accepted me (in December). In short, go and visit... it does make a difference in my experience.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 pm

rijed wrote:I was waitlisted at a reach school and decided to go and visit. Immediately after my visit, I was told if I would have visited before they made the decision that they would have accepted me. Anyways, after I visited, they accepted me (in December). In short, go and visit... it does make a difference in my experience.


I am curious what kind of school? T3, T6, T14, T50, T100?

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby duckmoney » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 pm

Depends on the school. With most of the top schools, it doesn't help. Some of them (I know Stanford) don't even put that you visit in your file.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby duckmoney » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:34 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
rijed wrote:I was waitlisted at a reach school and decided to go and visit. Immediately after my visit, I was told if I would have visited before they made the decision that they would have accepted me. Anyways, after I visited, they accepted me (in December). In short, go and visit... it does make a difference in my experience.


I am curious what kind of school? T3, T6, T14, T50, T100?


If you're visiting a T100 because you were held, you're doing it wrong.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby sach1282 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:39 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I just got held at a major reach school I would love to go to. I want to go visit just to demonstrate my interest and I have something else going on it is the city I could simultaneously attend. I talked about it over the phone with my parents, because I wanted to see if I could use some of my aunt's frequent flier miles, and they thought it was a little premature. TLS, who is right?


Yes, it is premature to use your aunt's frequent flier miles to go visit Harvard. Nevertheless, congratulations on the hold.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby rijed » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:35 am

Tom Joad wrote:
rijed wrote:I was waitlisted at a reach school and decided to go and visit. Immediately after my visit, I was told if I would have visited before they made the decision that they would have accepted me. Anyways, after I visited, they accepted me (in December). In short, go and visit... it does make a difference in my experience.


I am curious what kind of school? T3, T6, T14, T50, T100?



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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby 071816 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:46 am

I wouldn't fly across the country or anything, but if you can visit for a minimal cost I would say go for it. Hard to say how much of a factor it would be in an admissions decision, but it couldn't hurt. If you end up going, try to arrange a guided tour with one of the admissions people and mention that you were held and be personable/try not to come across as a complete creep.

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Re: Visiting a law school before you are accepted

Postby dntburntheday » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:22 am

Only thing it'll hurt is the FF account...so go for it.




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