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CountryRoads
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Law School Fairs

Postby CountryRoads » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:02 pm

Okay, so I've completed my undergrad, taken my LSAT, began applying, and have a general idea of where I'd like to go to school...

However, I recently got an email about a few law school fairs that aren't too far away and have been considering going to check them out. There's over a hundred schools attending, including 90% of the schools that I plan on applying to. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with these fairs and if they would recommend them or think it's a complete waste of time.

Are these fairs only for students who are still early in undergrad/still debating law school, or would I see any kinds of benefits (possible fee waivers, etc.) of attending one of these law school fairs??

Thanks!

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby Nova » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Generally useless

You may be able to cop some fee waivers tho

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby bp shinners » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:14 pm

Nova wrote:You may be able to cop some fee waivers tho


That would be the main thing that would make them worthwhile.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby YarivHagger » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:31 pm

Nova wrote:Generally useless

You may be able to cop some fee waivers tho


How likely is it that Northwestern, UPenn, and/or Michigan give fee waivers at the fair? I wasn't planning on going, but if I can cut down the costs of application season, that'd be helpful.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby cotiger » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:47 pm

YarivHagger wrote:
Nova wrote:Generally useless

You may be able to cop some fee waivers tho


How likely is it that Northwestern, UPenn, and/or Michigan give fee waivers at the fair? I wasn't planning on going, but if I can cut down the costs of application season, that'd be helpful.


Northwestern's app is free until like Nov 5. Go to their website to get the waiver.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby YarivHagger » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:30 pm

cotiger wrote:
Northwestern's app is free until like Nov 5. Go to their website to get the waiver.


Done. Much obliged.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby jordan15 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:36 am

Nova wrote:Generally useless

You may be able to cop some fee waivers tho


This, plus they like to see demonstrated interest in the Why X essays and LOCIs. So if you end up on the waitlist at any school, you could send a LOCI about how you specifically traveled to the law fair to check out the school and were so impressed etc etc.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:32 am

what's your lsat score?

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby alecks » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:51 pm

Is it wrong to ask for fee waivers if you go to these things? when I (almost) applied before I had a few schools offer them to me after going but I feel kind of sleezy asking them in person. if it's not weird though I might as well...

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby hephaestus » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:02 pm

alecks wrote:Is it wrong to ask for fee waivers if you go to these things? when I (almost) applied before I had a few schools offer them to me after going but I feel kind of sleezy asking them in person. if it's not weird though I might as well...

Getting fee waivers is basically the only point of going to law school fairs.

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Re: Law School Fairs

Postby cotiger » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:06 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
alecks wrote:Is it wrong to ask for fee waivers if you go to these things? when I (almost) applied before I had a few schools offer them to me after going but I feel kind of sleezy asking them in person. if it's not weird though I might as well...

Getting fee waivers is basically the only point of going to law school fairs.


And booklets! I love these booklets.

Plus, YP schools like Duke, UVA, and Michigan had lists for you to put your name on, which can't be a bad thing.




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