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cloudhidden
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School Visits

Postby cloudhidden » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:46 am

With about two months left before first seat deposits, I'm sure that many of us are begining to attend events and/or visiting schools. Does anyone have any advice about asking fruitful rather than generic questions, or about how to address particular employment prospects at a school? Might schools contain more detailed information on employment placement than what gets posted on most of their websites?

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Re: School Visits

Postby cloudhidden » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:36 am

Any thoughts?

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Re: School Visits

Postby JDizzle2015 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:01 pm

Fruitful questions/nongeneric questions are often times specific to an individual's circumstances. Examples:

1) If you know what type of law you'd like to practice/what you want to do with your JD, you might ask admissions officers if they are aware of other current students or alumni who are in the same field. Find out how their job search is going. Try to figure out if they enjoy what they do and if what they do is indeed something you'd like to do as a career.

2) If you know of a specific journal/moot court/dual degree/etc at the school that you'd like to be apart of, visit their office or ask the admissions officer what the selection process is for joining the program.

I mean it's hard to give nongeneric questions on a message board since everyone's interests are somewhat different. The nongeneral questions you should ask which have not been addressed in the myriad materials presented to us upon acceptance is likely to be personal and specific to your goals. Think of what you want out of the law school and how heavily you weigh each factor (likely a combination of employment prospects, how much/little people study to get good grades, the overall social environment of the school, etc) and then ask your questions accordingly to try to figure out how the school's environment fits your goals.




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