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NewYorkL
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LSAC Law School Forums

Postby NewYorkL » Tue May 29, 2012 3:54 pm

Has anyone gone to the one in NYC? Does anyone think it's worth it to register in advance? Or is it to crowded and not worth the time?

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby lovejopd » Tue May 29, 2012 8:18 pm

NewYorkL wrote:Has anyone gone to the one in NYC? Does anyone think it's worth it to register in advance? Or is it to crowded and not worth the time?

Not worth...just got tons of pamphlet that is available on their websites...
Also, they won't remember you :mrgreen:

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby NewYorkL » Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 pm

What about fee waivers?

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby lovejopd » Tue May 29, 2012 10:19 pm

NewYorkL wrote:What about fee waivers?

I heard that some applicants who talked to the officer in Forums and asked for a few waiver, but they literally do not pass out 'a fee waiver' in the forum. E-mailing would be better. Really disappointed with the whole concept of the forums...or it's just me... :lol:

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 pm

lovejopd wrote:
NewYorkL wrote:What about fee waivers?

I heard that some applicants who talked to the officer in Forums and asked for a few waiver, but they literally do not pass out 'a fee waiver' in the forum. E-mailing would be better. Really disappointed with the whole concept of the forums...or it's just me... :lol:

A couple schools did literally pass out fee waivers at a LSAC forum I visited last year.

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby lovejopd » Tue May 29, 2012 11:38 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
lovejopd wrote:
NewYorkL wrote:What about fee waivers?

I heard that some applicants who talked to the officer in Forums and asked for a few waiver, but they literally do not pass out 'a fee waiver' in the forum. E-mailing would be better. Really disappointed with the whole concept of the forums...or it's just me... :lol:

A couple schools did literally pass out fee waivers at a LSAC forum I visited last year.

Really? Huh, but those schools are worth attending or Tier 2-3 schools? Can you name specific schools?

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby demarco5 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:42 am

What about the sessions? Are they helpful?

And what do people wear to these things?

I'm thinking about going to the one in DC in a couple weeks, but it's a bit of a hike from where I live. Worth it?

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 am

lovejopd wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:A couple schools did literally pass out fee waivers at a LSAC forum I visited last year.

Really? Huh, but those schools are worth attending or Tier 2-3 schools? Can you name specific schools?

I don't remember all of the schools, but IIRC it was at least GWU, Fordham and BU. There were one or two other ones as well like Alabama that I think offered fee waivers through mass email regardless.

I had to ask the Fordham guy, nonchalantly telling him my GPA/LSAT, and he gave me his business card and told me to email him for a fee waiver form. I think the Notre Dame rep had the same deal. I might be switching a couple of the schools around since it's been 7-8 months. But if you're not shy about asking for fee waivers, it's definitely possible to get them at LSAC Forums.

I think UChicago (it may have been NU) had some type of trivia as well through their twitter... if you tell them the correct answer to the trivia at their LSAC Forum table, you get a fee waiver.

This may be different in different cycles/forum locations so YMMV.

ETA: Dress code - I wore a button-up and sports coat, but felt a tiny bit overdressed because most attendees didn't wear jackets and the venue got fairly hot. On the flip side, I felt confident talking to everyone because that's what I typically wear to work and most of the law school reps were in blazers so it wasn't too bad.

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby NewYorkL » Wed May 30, 2012 3:20 pm

Getting a fee waiver for GWU, Fordham and BU would make it a worth while trip.

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:47 pm

I didn't go to any sessions because I think you can learn just about everything they would say there on TLS.

Also, I went to one in a major city and it did get pretty crowded. The LS reps were noticeably more cranky as the day progressed because they were answering the exact same questions over and over again. If you do decide to go, I think it's a good idea to go as early as possible during the day so the reps are still enthusiastic to speak to you.

It's conventional wisdom that the LS reps won't really remember you out of the thousands of people they speak to so don't go thinking you'll boost your admissions chances. I think fee waivers are the biggest benefit. However, it is possible to build limited rapport (e.g. I had a somewhat extended conversation with an admissions officer about fantasy football and we spoke about our conversation later at their ASW. Another rep from a different school became my go-to person at that office because it turns out that we have mutual acquaintances and it made it a little more difficult to decline their admissions offer.)

*Edited out adcom's position/university to avoid possibly "outing" myself. :)
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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby NewYorkL » Wed May 30, 2012 3:56 pm

Did you see parents at this event?

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:59 pm

Yes, there were a good amount of parents there. However, it may be a good idea to separate when talking to schools so parents are not distracting.

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Re: LSAC Law School Forums

Postby NewYorkL » Wed May 30, 2012 4:36 pm

Thank you all for a very informative thread




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