How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

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How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby masochist » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:33 pm

Casual, business casual, suit, as a mighty morphin power ranger? What do people typically wear?

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby booboo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:43 pm

I wore a button up and jeans...

You'll see most in business casual, some in business formal, and the unfortunate ones coming in in sweats and a dirty t-shirt.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby Lwoods » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:49 pm

If you're female, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse. If you're male, nice (black or dark grey) pants and a button down, no tie necessary.

There will definitely be people dressed more casually and a few in suits, but I think the dressier side of business casual is the most appropriate for the venue.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby booboo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:51 pm

Lwoods wrote:If you're female, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse. If you're male, nice (black or dark grey) pants and a button down, no tie necessary.

There will definitely be people dressed more casually and a few in suits, but I think the dressier side of business casual is the most appropriate for the venue.


Seems like I wore the wrong type of shirt... Lol.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby omninode » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:06 pm

Traditionally, "button down" referred to a shirt with a collar that buttons down (as opposed to the more common loose collar). However, in recent years, people use the term to refer to a shirt with buttons down the front, which used to just be called "shirts" because they were commonplace (this was before people casually wore t-shirts or polo shirts).

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby masochist » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:15 pm

Thanks everyone

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:17 pm

No pajamas & leave the motorcycle outside.

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Postby jarofsoup » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:24 pm

streak. addcoms love nudity.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby QandAphorism » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:26 pm

How useful would you say attending one of these forums is?

Is an adcom really going to jot down a few notes about how personable, articulate, and energetic you are? (to the extent where it'll actually make a difference beyond hard gpa and lsat numbers)

I'm still debating on whether or not it's worth going to this thing....

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby kendraston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:41 am

Lwoods wrote:If you're female, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse. If you're male, nice (black or dark grey) pants and a button down, no tie necessary.

There will definitely be people dressed more casually and a few in suits, but I think the dressier side of business casual is the most appropriate for the venue.


Elle, way to be a traitor! You should have said designer names of course, and also that all girls should be sure to wear pink. Lol!

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby kendraston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:44 am

QandAphorism wrote:How useful would you say attending one of these forums is?

Is an adcom really going to jot down a few notes about how personable, articulate, and energetic you are? (to the extent where it'll actually make a difference beyond hard gpa and lsat numbers)

I'm still debating on whether or not it's worth going to this thing....



Its more like you will get a chance to get your information to them with a face, that maybe, just maybe, when they are reading your file will pop up in their minds. If you already know what schools you are interested in and have had face time with their admissions deans, then its a huge waste of time. If however you are like the other 95% of applicants that have never met a member of the admissions office, you're better off going and putting your best foot forward. You never know what it might result in.

Also, be sure to ask for fee waivers, most reps keep them with them at these events, and you might be surprised how much money you can save!

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:46 am

Given your username, may I suggest --ImageRemoved--?

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby Lwoods » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:46 pm

kendraston wrote:
Lwoods wrote:If you're female, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse. If you're male, nice (black or dark grey) pants and a button down, no tie necessary.

There will definitely be people dressed more casually and a few in suits, but I think the dressier side of business casual is the most appropriate for the venue.


Elle, way to be a traitor! You should have said designer names of course, and also that all girls should be sure to wear pink. Lol!


If you have to wear fur, make sure it's faux. And I like to wear my Louboutin slingbacks at these types of events; the red soles add a special flair to my step when I walk away. ;)

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby kendraston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:58 pm

paratactical wrote:Given your username, may I suggest --ImageRemoved--?


Based on your username and photo paratactical, I would suggest your ass-less camo pants. :D

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:59 pm

kendraston wrote:
paratactical wrote:Given your username, may I suggest --ImageRemoved--?


Based on your username and photo paratactical, I would suggest your ass-less camo pants. :D


But do I wear them with the fuscia or turquoise top? Decisions, decisions!

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby capitalacq » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:31 am

QandAphorism wrote:How useful would you say attending one of these forums is?

Is an adcom really going to jot down a few notes about how personable, articulate, and energetic you are? (to the extent where it'll actually make a difference beyond hard gpa and lsat numbers)

I'm still debating on whether or not it's worth going to this thing....

not useful unless you've got pressing questions that you cant answer yourself online. I'm not sure if it's still the case, but I think in the past some schools would give out fee waivers in person to qualifying applicants.

They aren't going to jot down notes and won't remember you. It will have no effect on your application.


Regarding dress, the only consideration is how you want other students to think of you. If you don't mind people staring at you, you could probably go in covered in paint. You're not going to impress anyone with a suit. jeans and a polo would probably even be fine

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby DeeCee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:56 pm

Although your forum has probably passed by now, if it hasn't, I would take it seriously and dress business-y, though no tie. I dressed business casual and spoke to several adcomms that would be the looking at my application if I were to apply. There I received many fee waivers, and representatives sent me (personalized) emails after attending the forum to encourage me to use the fee waiver given. Overall, it was a good experience, and if you want to meet the people who might be letting you in, you should put your best face forward and dress well.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby Sandro » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:42 am

Dress how you feel you should dress. I wore nice jeans, button down shirt, and a banana republic jacket thing (not a sportscoat) + nikes. I don't see the point of dressing up super nice like this is some formal event. I guess if you are trying to go to win over some person who may or may not have any say in the admissions process - cool.

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby sanjola » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:58 am

Cute tops only!

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Re: How should I plan to dress for the LSAC forum?

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:50 pm

I went. I found it a huge waste of time. I was overoptimistic in expecting TLSian levels of straight-talk. The folks from UT were the only ones who answered my questions forthrightly. Then they answered my questions about other schools. Made me like UT a lot. ("UCLA wouldn't admit that they'd give you a scholarship? Of course they would. We would, and they're a peer school. Hey, let's talk about Friday Night Lights.")

I would say the dress was mostly business casual, but with maybe a quarter business proper. For what it's worth, I wore shorts without any admissions repercussions.




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