Recruiting call

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Cicero76
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Recruiting call

Postby Cicero76 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:09 pm

So a certain TTT that I've never even considered applying to or shown any interest in CALLED me today. On my phone. Just to ask if I'd be interested in applying to their law school. Fee wavers over email and whatnot are nice, but I can't imagine if all 203 ABA accredited law schools actually called me and awkwardly tried to talk me into considering them for five minutes. On the other hand, I certainly wasn't considering them before and am now mildly intrigued, if only because of annoyance.

Did this happen to anyone else today?

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby stillwater » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:11 pm

a cold call from a TTT should never be intriguing. it reeks of desperation.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Cellar-door » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:16 pm

Not today, but Mercer called me last week.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Trogdorburninator » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:28 pm

I got one from Michigan State in Nov.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby biznardos » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:I got one from Michigan State in Nov.


+1

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:03 pm

I got a call, voicemail and follow-up email from some girl at Indiana today... I was realllly glad I missed that call. Talk about awk.

Edit: Other weird part was that she emailed me from her gmail not from her school email....

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby TripTrip » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:36 pm

I got a call from someone who said her name was Jessica Sovahn who wanted to interview me right there, on the spot. I hung up before she could tell me what school though.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby red52 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:55 pm

TripTrip wrote:I got a call from someone who said her name was Jessica Sovahn who wanted to interview me right there, on the spot. I hung up before she could tell me what school though.



It was probably Harvard, you goofed.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:57 pm

TripTrip wrote:I got a call from someone who said her name was Jessica Sovahn who wanted to interview me right there, on the spot. I hung up before she could tell me what school though.

:lol:

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:14 am

red52 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I got a call from someone who said her name was Jessica Sovahn who wanted to interview me right there, on the spot. I hung up before she could tell me what school though.



It was probably Harvard, you goofed.

Nah. I mean I applied there but it sounded like a TTT.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby cgw » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:24 am

Trogdorburninator wrote:I got one from Michigan State in Nov.


Same. It was a student and I felt bad for her so I told her she could send me some info.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby phlmar » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:35 pm

i just got this call. guy left me a VM offering a 3/4ths scholarship. glad i had the phone on silent, so strange.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:43 pm

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby noobishned » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Michigan State called and left a message and then I emailed and politely asked them to stop calling.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby westie25 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:29 pm

Yep. Indiana. I just politely told her I had already narrowed down my choice to 3 possible schools. It was definitely random, but really not that big of a deal.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:31 pm

Holy shit. It's happening!!!!!

BTW this thread is probably going straight to ILS.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:12 am

kappycaft1 wrote:I've stated this on another thread too, but I also got a call from a poor 3L from MSU who offered to talk with me any time about her law school and said I could call her whenever I wanted with questions. Do you all think the students volunteer for this shit, or is the school pushing them to do it? The entire call was really awkward for the both of us, so I can't imagine the students would volunteer to do something like this...

New scholarship stipulations. In order to keep your 50% tuition scholarship, you have to make 100 awkward calls to prospective applicants, in addition to being in top 1/3 of the class.


Not serious.





Could be real though.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby TripTrip » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:16 am

Lavitz wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:I've stated this on another thread too, but I also got a call from a poor 3L from MSU who offered to talk with me any time about her law school and said I could call her whenever I wanted with questions. Do you all think the students volunteer for this shit, or is the school pushing them to do it? The entire call was really awkward for the both of us, so I can't imagine the students would volunteer to do something like this...

New scholarship stipulations. In order to keep your 50% tuition scholarship, you have to make 100 awkward calls to prospective applicants, in addition to being in top 1/3 of the class.


Not serious.





Could be real though.
Additional stipulations: 20% of those you call have to apply, and 50% of those who apply and are admitted have to matriculate.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Steve2207 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:45 am

Never got a call yet, but Regent Law has been sending me a TON of e-mails/ USPS letters. I assume they have been doing this to lots of people though. I have never heard of a recruitment call until I read all the responses to this thread. Even from a TTT school, I would feel somewhat flattered. Admittedly though, I am far from a HYS candidate.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby 20141023 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:25 am

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby cgw » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:40 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
cgw wrote:
Trogdorburninator wrote:I got one from Michigan State in Nov.

Same. It was a student and I felt bad for her so I told her she could send me some info.

I've stated this on another thread too, but I also got a call from a poor 3L from MSU who offered to talk with me any time about her law school and said I could call her whenever I wanted with questions. Do you all think the students volunteer for this shit, or is the school pushing them to do it? The entire call was really awkward for the both of us, so I can't imagine the students would volunteer to do something like this...


My thought was it's probably a 7.50/hr work-study situation. At least that's how it worked at my undergrad.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:36 am

I feel so unreasonably special to get my thread mentioned by Inside the Law School Scam:



He brings up a few good points--these weren't just bottom feeders, we never applied or showed interest in their schools, and how the hell did they have our phone number anyway? What reason is there for LSAC to give it to them?

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby jstr00az » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:47 pm

This is not legal advice, but some information on private causes of action available to you that may apply in circumstances where calls are unsolicited - you have not applied, but your name is on some list, and some school calls you. Note that schools may have gotten the right to call via consent given when you applied for some third-party product, such as the LSAT.

You might want to consult a lawyer.

Probably the easiest way pursue illegal telemarketers is to sue them in small claims court. Many states have similar statutes.

The relevant Federal statute is 47 U.S.C. 227 and the regulations in 47 CFR 64.1200, both of which you can find at http://www.tcpalaw.com/

That law makes automated telephone soliciations illegal, and gives citizens a private right to action to sue for statutory damages. Each violation of the statute entitles you to $500, which can be trebled at the judge's discretion if the violation can be shown to be "willful and/or knowing," which it almost always is. A single call can contain multiple violations--e.g., 1) the call itself, 2) the failure for the caller to properly identify itself, 3) the blocking of caller ID information. Thus, it is sometimes possible to sue for a single call for $4,500 or more.

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby 20141023 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:09 pm

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Re: Recruiting call

Postby khaleesi » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:I got one from Michigan State in Nov.


I got this call the same day I got into UMich. I was so excited when I picked up. Talk about disappointing.




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