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Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:32 pm
by amputatedbrain
Just got back from a law school fair at a major public university, just thought these were gems . . . anyone else got any good ones

Guy in suit/tie to adcomm at Stanford table: "Does Stanford have a competitive bar passage rate?"

Some guy talking to Vanderbilt table: "I have a 3.9 GPA, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet . . . so with that GPA and an unknown LSAT score, what are my odds of admission?"

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:36 pm
by Legacy316
One of the officers in my PLS invited me to attend b/c "all the top law schools were going to be there - like Princeton."

Being 100% serious, too.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:34 pm
by ChildPlease
amputatedbrain wrote:Just got back from a law school fair at a major public university, just thought these were gems . . . anyone else got any good ones

Guy in suit/tie to adcomm at Stanford table: "Does Stanford have a competitive bar passage rate?"

Some guy talking to Vanderbilt table: "I have a 3.9 GPA, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet . . . so with that GPA and an unknown LSAT score, what are my odds of admission?"

YES! I would have bursted out laughing if I heard that first one. What was the the adcom's response?

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:41 pm
by amputatedbrain
ChildPlease wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:Just got back from a law school fair at a major public university, just thought these were gems . . . anyone else got any good ones

Guy in suit/tie to adcomm at Stanford table: "Does Stanford have a competitive bar passage rate?"

Some guy talking to Vanderbilt table: "I have a 3.9 GPA, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet . . . so with that GPA and an unknown LSAT score, what are my odds of admission?"

YES! I would have bursted out laughing if I heard that first one. What was the the adcom's response?


nothing too funny . . . the lady at the Stanford table was totally caught off guard, just said "really high" or something like that . . . the guy at the Vandy table just gave the whole speech about taking a holistic approach to applications

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:46 pm
by robin600
Last year, when I was talking with a Notre Dame rep. (who was really, REALLY catholic wore a huge cross necklace and spent 10 mins. of her presentation talking about God and the law) a guy came up to her and asked "I'm a pagan, do I have any chance of getting in?" It took me all my might to stop from laughing.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:48 pm
by galahad85
robin600 wrote:Last year, when I was talking with a Notre Dame rep. (who was really, REALLY catholic wore a huge cross necklace and spent 10 mins. of her presentation talking about God and the law) a guy came up to her and asked "I'm a pagan, do I have any chance of getting in?" It took me all my might to stop from laughing.


LOL

Was he serious?

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:50 pm
by robin600
galahad85 wrote:
robin600 wrote:Last year, when I was talking with a Notre Dame rep. (who was really, REALLY catholic wore a huge cross necklace and spent 10 mins. of her presentation talking about God and the law) a guy came up to her and asked "I'm a pagan, do I have any chance of getting in?" It took me all my might to stop from laughing.


LOL

Was he serious?


The sad thing is, yes, or at least he played the part very well. The lady was clueless on what to say, she was like "ummm...we look at everybody's application regardless of religious background." She got all red. It was priceless.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:02 pm
by Inygma
robin600 wrote:Last year, when I was talking with a Notre Dame rep. (who was really, REALLY catholic wore a huge cross necklace and spent 10 mins. of her presentation talking about God and the law) a guy came up to her and asked "I'm a pagan, do I have any chance of getting in?" It took me all my might to stop from laughing.


Awesome.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:07 pm
by soccersmo
amputatedbrain wrote:Just got back from a law school fair at a major public university, just thought these were gems . . . anyone else got any good ones

Guy in suit/tie to adcomm at Stanford table: "Does Stanford have a competitive bar passage rate?"

Some guy talking to Vanderbilt table: "I have a 3.9 GPA, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet . . . so with that GPA and an unknown LSAT score, what are my odds of admission?"


I love the Stanford guy... suit and tie is the cherry on top of that...
and oh yea, the pagan too hahahaha

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:08 pm
by rondemarino
Inygma wrote:
robin600 wrote:Last year, when I was talking with a Notre Dame rep. (who was really, REALLY catholic wore a huge cross necklace and spent 10 mins. of her presentation talking about God and the law) a guy came up to her and asked "I'm a pagan, do I have any chance of getting in?" It took me all my might to stop from laughing.


Awesome.


+1. Hilarious.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:34 pm
by 5ky
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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:36 pm
by adonai
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.

This is probably the funniest out of all the posts in this thread.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:44 pm
by Cupidity
I was in a small presentation by a Regent Adcom officer at my school, put on through our PAD.

Student asked what it was like for gay students at the school.

Officer said "interesting"

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:44 pm
by MTal
"A law degree can open many doors..."

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:52 pm
by Cupidity
OMFG, I can't believe it! I almost forgot about this one!!!!

I watched this guy go from table to table, asking where the school was located. He was like, "What state are you located in?" to John Marshall, "The woman responds, IL", then again to Ave Maria, "Florida" and then I watch him walk over to Vermont Law and go "What state are you located in?" ...the woman just stares and goes, "Vermont". I had been talking with the UF Asst. Dean for sometime and she says, "Whose he? We will not be letting him in."

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:58 pm
by Zojirushi
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.

A female UNC adcomm tried this with me too. :?

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:02 pm
by lsb
MTal wrote:"A law degree can open many doors..."



LOL. I hope this wasn't an adcomm and was just a law school hopeful.

Is it just me or does almost EVERYONE (outside of TLS and lawyers) think that getting a law degree is best thing in world? Seriously, people are so stupid sometimes. They often equate law with medicine and think that lawyers are all wealthy assholes that date supermodels. I blame this misconception on the media.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:04 pm
by FacistCommunist
lsb wrote:
MTal wrote:"A law degree can open many doors..."



LOL. I hope this wasn't an adcomm and was just a law school hopeful.

Is it just me or does almost EVERYONE (outside of TLS and lawyers) think that getting a law degree is best thing in world? Seriously, people are so stupid sometimes. They often equate law with medicine and think that lawyers are all wealthy assholes that date supermodels.


They don't?!?! Well I always have my backup plan...

Winning the lottery!

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:07 pm
by robin600
Cupidity wrote:OMFG, I can't believe it! I almost forgot about this one!!!!

I watched this guy go from table to table, asking where the school was located. He was like, "What state are you located in?" to John Marshall, "The woman responds, IL", then again to Ave Maria, "Florida" and then I watch him walk over to Vermont Law and go "What state are you located in?" ...the woman just stares and goes, "Vermont". I had been talking with the UF Asst. Dean for sometime and she says, "Whose he? We will not be letting him in."


OMG what a tool, I love the adcoms response tho

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:09 pm
by hds2388
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.


I maintain that 50% of the dumb things that get said at fairs are from adcomms. Somewhere in their quest to not offend while still sounding somewhat authoritative they just come off as ridiculous. That being said, some of them are super nice, wonderful, sincere and honest people...these are the ones I have chosen to read my applications this cycle.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:10 pm
by Drake014
Zojirushi wrote:
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.

A female UNC adcomm tried this with me too. :?


I actually haven't heard of an in state bump unless its the same school. Law schools love out of state students, they can charge them more.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:18 pm
by Ragged
lsb wrote:
MTal wrote:"A law degree can open many doors..."



LOL. I hope this wasn't an adcomm and was just a law school hopeful.

Is it just me or does almost EVERYONE (outside of TLS and lawyers) think that getting a law degree is best thing in world? Seriously, people are so stupid sometimes. They often equate law with medicine and think that lawyers are all wealthy assholes that date supermodels. I blame this misconception on the media.


Misconception?? this here is like being told that Santa is not real...

well.. maybe all T14 lawyers are what you just discribed....

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:20 pm
by robin600
Drake014 wrote:
Zojirushi wrote:
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.

A female UNC adcomm tried this with me too. :?


I actually haven't heard of an in state bump unless its the same school. Law schools love out of state students, they can charge them more.


WTF????!??!? Most in-state public law schools have to have a certain amount of in-state students because people who live in that state pay taxes to fund the school. Of course if you're a in state applicant who applies to their public school it will give you a little boost.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:24 pm
by lsb
Ragged wrote:
lsb wrote:
MTal wrote:"A law degree can open many doors..."



LOL. I hope this wasn't an adcomm and was just a law school hopeful.

Is it just me or does almost EVERYONE (outside of TLS and lawyers) think that getting a law degree is best thing in world? Seriously, people are so stupid sometimes. They often equate law with medicine and think that lawyers are all wealthy assholes that date supermodels. I blame this misconception on the media.


Misconception?? this here is like being told that Santa is not real...

well.. maybe all T14 lawyers are what you just discribed
....


I wish, but it's just not true. The people in law that actually make REAL money (the type the media portrays) either got lucky going solo, are partners, or got lucky with some sweet in-house gig (which is an extreme rarity).

Whenever someone starts talking to me about how lawyers are so wealthy, I just think 'how naive can you be'? I think if you want to make money, you almost have to go into business.

Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:26 pm
by NatSec
Drake014 wrote:
Zojirushi wrote:
5ky wrote:Adcom from UNC tried to convince me it wasn't harder to get in if you were out of state as compared to in state. He tried to claim that residency wouldn't help.

A female UNC adcomm tried this with me too. :?


I actually haven't heard of an in state bump unless its the same school. Law schools love out of state students, they can charge them more.


last time I checked UNC had something like 70% of their class HAD to be from in-state. if that's not a preference then I don't know what is.