Law School Advertising Megathread

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BabyJT » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:26 am

lhanvt13 wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
Nova wrote:Does Candy from Phoenix still email yall?

My name is Candy Kallen and I am the Assistant Director of Admissions here at Phoenix School of Law....Many people wait until after the scores are released, but you can take advantage of our rolling admissions by applying now. The application fee is waived.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99242
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=112116

Hahaha those threads were pretty funny. Thanks for the link, Nova! I was amused to discover that Phoenix Law has startled students of past classes as well with sudden emails about upping their scholarships even though they never applied. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRTHOYtgahU

seriously though, I want to talk to some people who actually accepted their offer


I would accept it and attend if Candy were still there.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:57 am

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jetsfan1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 am

If 40% of the class qualifies for maintaining their scholarships, why do only 30% get to keep them? Additionally, according to their site about student outcomes and disclosures, it looks like approximately half of students have their scholarships eliminated or reduced, which also makes me wonder where the 30% is coming from. Am I missing something?


Could it be that when they say 40% have a 3.0 but 30% of students keep their scholarships, that 1/4 of the students above the 3.0 were not on scholarship? That could make sense mathematically, but idk the numbers seem weird to me too bc that means a disproportionate amount of kids with schollys are finishing below the 3.0. Section stacking maybe? Wouldn't be surprised at it...

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Purplebook » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:50 pm

BabyJT wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:Just got an email with the subject "Scholarship Increase" from a named email account without any indication what school it was from. For a split second I was overcome with blind optimism that NU had increased my scholly for some reason, but quickly saw that it was just more spam from TTTT Phoenix Law... I hate you Phoenix.

Near gave me a heart attack



I knew I could count on others to share this experience. I thought, "wow ANOTHER increase unsolicited?? What did I do to deserve this love??" I want to spam Pheonix's inbox for this asshole move.


This.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby californiauser » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:57 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
Nova wrote:Does Candy from Phoenix still email yall?

My name is Candy Kallen and I am the Assistant Director of Admissions here at Phoenix School of Law....Many people wait until after the scores are released, but you can take advantage of our rolling admissions by applying now. The application fee is waived.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99242
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=112116

Hahaha those threads were pretty funny. Thanks for the link, Nova! I was amused to discover that Phoenix Law has startled students of past classes as well with sudden emails about upping their scholarships even though they never applied. :lol:


Lol. I was just offered an "additional" 90k scholarship from Phoenix Law. I haven't applied to any schools this cycle because I underperformed on my LSAT.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Crowing » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:25 pm

New megathread to tag sweet

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby buddyt » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:01 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Just another random thing about Phoenix, but according to their site about scholarships, they claim the following:

Phoenix Law wrote:The award is renewable for subsequent semesters as long as the student has a 3.00 or higher cumulative PhoenixLaw GPA. PhoenixLaw grades on a curve, thus limiting the percentage of grades in each course. Based on the grading curve, approximately 40% of PhoenixLaw students in a class will have a GPA above a 3.00. However, only about 30% of the students with scholarships will maintain their scholarship.

If 40% of the class qualifies for maintaining their scholarships, why do only 30% get to keep them? Additionally, according to their site about student outcomes and disclosures, it looks like approximately half of students have their scholarships eliminated or reduced, which also makes me wonder where the 30% is coming from. Am I missing something?

Blatant section stacking.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:06 pm

Speaking of Phoenix, they admitted 86% of last year's applicants. Second only to New England School of Law (88%).

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:17 am

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby 20141023 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:34 am

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:21 am

Damn, that's desperate. Creighton seems to fit the bill for a law school that might have serious budget issues - their class size hasn't been that large, at least in the past few years, tuition is more than double U-Neb, which probably places as well or better, there are probably more cows than breathing humans in Creighton's legal market, only a select few get full tuition...shut 'er down

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby untar614 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:20 am

I've gotten all the exact same emails from creighton. how long will they continually push back their deadline? I feel like theyll still let us apply after class starts at this rate.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:24 pm

kappycaft1 how could you forget to apply to Creighton! You're so lucky they keep pushing back that deadline, I mean it sounds pretty likely you'll get a $2,000 scholarship!

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Cobretti » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:37 pm

My buddy just graduated from Creighton.... no job of course.. :|

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:39 pm

Cobretti wrote:My buddy just graduated from Creighton.... no job of course.. :|


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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Ixiion » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:29 pm

My inbox, the day prior to the test, was this: [School : Subject]

Savannah Law School : Good Luck!
ONU Law : Best of Luck!
Widener Law (who the hell?) : Good Luck!
Northeastern U : Good Luck!
Baylor Law : Good Luck!
Cooley Law : Discover the Cooley Experience
Florida Coastal School : Good Luck
William & Mary: W&M Wishes for LSAT (... wat)
Drake Law : Good Luck
Charlotte Law : Application Fee Waived
University of Tulsa : Best Wishes from TU Law!
(I don't even know what school) : Good Luck
Washburn U : Good Luck
University of Louisville : Best of Luck
(Another school I don't know. md.edu?) : June LSAT


..... where to start?!

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Would the world be a worse place if schools were not allowed to solicit via e-mail at all? At the very least, students should be allowed to choose which schools can send them information. Seems like a simple enough function to add the LSAC's site. I guess they would just flood your physical mailbox. Some do both (Rutgers)

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby SPerez » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:15 pm

jetsfan1 wrote:
If 40% of the class qualifies for maintaining their scholarships, why do only 30% get to keep them? Additionally, according to their site about student outcomes and disclosures, it looks like approximately half of students have their scholarships eliminated or reduced, which also makes me wonder where the 30% is coming from. Am I missing something?


Could it be that when they say 40% have a 3.0 but 30% of students keep their scholarships, that 1/4 of the students above the 3.0 were not on scholarship? That could make sense mathematically, but idk the numbers seem weird to me too bc that means a disproportionate amount of kids with schollys are finishing below the 3.0. Section stacking maybe? Wouldn't be surprised at it...


This is more likely the case. While I like to think I do a pretty good job at selecting scholarship recipients, no school will have the top 1/3 of their incoming class as the top 1/3 in grades after the first year. There are always underperformers and overperformers. Every year I have someone 160+/3.4+ end up in the bottom half (sometimes worse), and there are ALWAYS 150-ish/3.5+ people in the top 10 (and yes, those GPA's include no-name directional schools as often as elite publics). As the saying goes, that's why you play the games.


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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby SPerez » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:34 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Would the world be a worse place if schools were not allowed to solicit via e-mail at all? At the very least, students should be allowed to choose which schools can send them information. Seems like a simple enough function to add the LSAC's site. I guess they would just flood your physical mailbox. Some do both (Rutgers)


LSAC used to charge a penny for every name a school downloaded. Then they made it free. Schools see email as a "free" medium of communication, and in my opinion, have abused the hell out of it. We, as a group, are strangling the goose that laid the golden egg.

The rationale is a noble one. Our goal is to reach students that might not have considered all the schools for which they might be a good fit. Confirmation bias is strong. Many students THINK they've done enough research, but in reality they've only done enough research to reaffirm their existing ideas. While there is a lot of information on the internet, it's not all accurate. Not all (perhaps even most) applicants do not have access to prelaw advisors at all much less good ones, many work and don't have time to research like the want to, etc. Allowing law schools to send information to students is one way for these students to get information.

The flipside is that it is up to law schools to use this responsibly. I try very hard to make my emails short and relevant to the intended audience. However, because of a few more aggressive schools, people stop reading ALL law school emails, regardless of source, and we all get labeled spammers. I know a lot of students who missed law fairs in their areas because they gave LSAC their parents' address, not their own. I give out fee waivers at events so they missed that opportunity.

I don't necessarily fault schools for spamming people. I understand why they do it. In a down year, they get pressure from their bosses. They will get asked, "Did you do everything you could to recruit and increase applications?" And what person wants to respond "Well, not really. I mean, we could have contact more students, but I didn't think it would work and I didn't want to bother them."?

I totally understand why the veteran admissions people who remember what it was like back before US News and when there were only like 150 law schools and no internet. It's a much more competitive game these days, which creates some not so positive behaviors in both applicants and law schools.

Dean Perez
Texas Tech University School of Law

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:54 pm

Can always count on Dean Perez for a thoughtful response. thanks!

LSAC selling names for a penny each, JESUS. Boomers think of everything. I can tell you, though, the e-mails that I've received that are brief and informative are refreshing compared to most that have been posted up ITT

I read recently that Texas Tech saw a significant increase in applications this year - maybe instead of spamming, other schools should follow your lead and create threads on TLS :)

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby SPerez » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:52 pm

justonemoregame wrote:LSAC selling names for a penny each, JESUS.


I think it was a vestige of the days where they used to like mail schools physical lists pre-printed on mailing labels. But remember, everything they charge schools for is one less thing they need to make up for with revenue from students. :)

justonemoregame wrote:I read recently that Texas Tech saw a significant increase in applications this year

It was last year, 2011-12, but thanks. I wish I knew how or why it happened or I'd do it again!

justonemoregame wrote:maybe instead of spamming, other schools should follow your lead and create threads on TLS :)


What did I JUST SAY about the goose that laid the golden egg! lol...Be afeared of the interwebs, AdComz! Thar be dragons!

Dean Perez
Texas Tech University School of Law

(Edit for I-didn't-spend-3-years-in-AdCom-Dean-school-to-be-called-Mr.-thankyouverymuch)
(Wait, I just realized that movie came out when most of you were 8 years old. Do you even get that reference?)
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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:49 am

ajax adonis wrote:I would actually like being able to see some law school deans' posts on TLS. Then I could at least quote and respond to their misinformation.


You have never seen this? I can think of at least three off the top of my head who do/have. In fact, the poster who posted right before you is a dean.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby North » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Charlotte School of Law wrote:Hello [North],

I am Professor Taylor and I teach Torts, Animal Law Seminar, Negotiable Instruments (AAMPLE) and Lawyering Process I and II at Charlotte School of Law. I will be in Miami on Friday, July 26, 2013 and would like to invite you and a guest to join me for appetizers.

We will meet from 5:30-7:00 at La Caretta (International Mall), 10633 NW 12 St., Miami, FL 33172. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about Charlotte School of Law and your experience as a law student. Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, July 23 2013, to the following email address: admissions@charlottelaw.edu. I hope that you can join me!

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