ak2ca wrote:Thanks for the response!
Sure would have been nice if they had sent that notification like they said they would. I find it very frustrating when people (read: Gates PSL Ad Comms) can't be bothered to send an email stating that I've missed the boat. That was a pretty time and labor intensive process -- would an email be too much to ask?
I'm not in your shoes, but I will say that UW is one of my top choices and I have run into a few such frustrating communication issues. I can't help but have this impact my view of the school as a whole. Maybe I'm just funny -- I think so in this regard -- but sometimes I say to myself "geez thats annoying, I dont want to go to a school like that" while other times I think "happens at every school probably to some degree and its not likely to imapct my future at all...."
But I think its important to note that 1) all good law schools are trying to sell themselves, they want a lot of applications and they want people to want to go there and they want a good word of mouth reputation 2) if one law school does something that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then why? whats their excuse? if one does and one doesnt, to me, it notes a difference in those two schools. maybe its just one guy thats really good at one school vs. one thats bad at another (at their job). or, maybe its indiciative of something else. and, hopefully if it is just one guy (though it could be 5), he's not that important....
maybe I'm over-analyzing or over-reacting....or maybe I'm just crazy.
although I did read about how on of UW's past deans had conflict with the faculty for not doing a good enough job and that some people accused him of being responsible for the UW dropping in the rankings several spots due to a clerical error of some kind. this sort of thing makes me care about what goes on behind hte scenes, you dont want to go to a school where someone there might drop a ball of some kind. it would never have a great impact on your career, but could be really frustrating. enough said.