CardinalRules wrote:My parents will go on my law school visits but lurk unobtrusively in the background. They will hunt for apartments while I participate in the Admit activities. If people wish to judge me on that account, so be it.
I think the point is not to have your parents asking questions of the other admits at cocktail parties. The following is an actual conversation that took place at one of the HLS ASWs.
"- Where are you from?
- Oh, I'm from Oklahoma.
Oh, well, it will be a big transition when you get out here!
- Ah, yeah, well, I've been in DC for three years.
- How did you get from Oklahoma
* Note the emphasis and odd tone of voice used with the word "Oklahoma."
It also depends on your parents. If your parents seem like wealthy East Coast helicopter parents, they're going to stand out. The goal is to not scream "My parents are super-involved in this choice and are paying for everything!" And, FWIW, there was only one parent at the SLS ASW last year that I remember.
Just food for thought.