misskatejd wrote:I went to the admit day this past Friday. I enjoyed it. They began with a simulated class, which was relatively short and the professor went easy, no one was called out. Then we took a tour of the law school, the exterior is obviously really pretty, however the interior was a little dated (who cares). After the tour there was a Q & A panel with current students, a 1L, 2L and a 3L. Not sure why they choose these students, as they didn't seem to be able to intelligently or confidently answers peoples questions but oh well, they are probably just volunteers. There was also a lunch later in the day, where we were assigned seating, as to be sitting with at least one or two faculty members or alumni. It was nice to mingle with everyone. (the food was also delicious) Everyone, including the dean, seemed very approachable, outgoing, and overall warm. After lunch the had a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. I already have a nice scholarship, but they spoke about making it possible for people to earn one, or earn more, dependent on their 1L performance. Also, they said after seat deposits are in and they see how much money they actually have to give out, they go back and try to give people who didn't have a scholarship a little money. I was pretty much already set on the school because of my scholarship, but being able to see everything in person really helped solidify my choice. It is much more assuring to have been in person and get a feel of the campus. Coming from the hot central valley, the weather was also a plus!
Thanks so much!! I am planning on attending the ASD on the 20th which is obviously after seat deposits are due. It is probably my top choice right now because of the scholarship/ location (can't lie-- it looks beautiful!). Right now I guess the choice is between USD and Arizona State but the scholarship difference is making me lean towards USD.