JazzyMac wrote:guybourdin wrote:Figured I'd put this here for y'all: last cycle I was invited to interview. it did NOT go well. It was not a friendly, tell me about yourself and your interests interview. I was told my application was very confusing to the everyone who looked at it and they had no idea why I wanted to go to law school or what I could bring to "the 15th best law school in the county" (he actually said this). It was very confrontational in a "prove yourself to us" way that none of the other interviews I did last year were. No hard feelings, though - it wasn't a great application tbh!
So, just heads up -- prepare for tougher questions if they reach out to you! I know they don't interview a lot and I know they aren't always like this, but they can be.
Good luck to everyone!
That seems to be an extremely petty move from the school. One would hope those methods of "interviewing" have been cleared up with this cycle.
Not surprising to me. I had a phone call with someone in admissions last year after being waitlisted. I was really wanting to move to Austin with my husband so UT was the perfect school for us. I was living in Seattle and couldn't get down to the school for a visit because I was in the Navy and couldn't get any leave. A phone call was my best option to express my interest. The guy called me about 15 minutes after the time we had set up and was just flat out rude from the first sentence. He was demeaning and dismissive and frankly just an ass.
I was pretty shaken up after the call considering how much I wanted to go to school there and was genuinely trying to show as much interest as possible. The admission office there is a nightmare. Nobody was ever friendly to me, communication was minimal and short, and I was disheartened for months.
Fortunately UVA was nice from day one and it was rather easy to tell UT to shove it after UVA's ASW.