tuc00318 wrote:I definitely agree with many of you about going alone to ASDs (except Maryland-more parents than anything and i felt weird being alone), but what about bringing a quiet parent to a just a law school tour (no class sit-ins). thoughts? I asked an admissions office person who was helping me set up my tour and they said that that's fine and they get all sorts of people with students on tours. he said it was really normal?
Maybe it depends on the school. I know at least at NU it is exceptionally rare to see a parent on an official tour. However, we also tend to attract more applicants with 1-2+ years of full time work experience, and I think that people with that kind of gap between UG and LS are less reliant/intetested in bringing their parents along.
Another option is to tour the school yourself and then show your parents around later in the day. Or as Romo said, bring them to a family weekend. I think it's imporatnt to remember that this should be your decision. Unlike undergrad, where you are still basically a kid when you are starting out and your parents also presumably have a higher financial stake in your decision, LS is about the start of your career and your entrance into adulthood (if you're a K-JD, the rest of us, presumably entered into the misery of real life at graduation and entrance into the working world).