Calls to admissions offices from alums

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LetsGoMets
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Calls to admissions offices from alums

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:28 pm

What's the conventional wisdom on having an alum that knows you well call a law school during the cycle to advocate for you? A useful boost, or an unwanted annoyance for the admissions office that could end up hurting you?

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Re: Calls to admissions offices from alums

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:36 pm

Is the alum named Kennedy, Bush, Clinton, Ginsburg, Scalia, Rockefeller, Carnegie, etc? Can they actually speak to your relevant skills, characteristics, and qualifications, or do they just know you socially (or not well)?

If no to either, then a call won't do anything except annoy the busy admissions office.

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Re: Calls to admissions offices from alums

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Thanks, kind of what I was thinking. What about if no to the first, but yes to the second though?

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Re: Calls to admissions offices from alums

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:45 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, kind of what I was thinking. What about if no to the first, but yes to the second though?


Then they should've written a LOR




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