Bad Impressions

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RedPurpleBlue
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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:29 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
theothercat wrote:Now that I've withdrawn, I gotta say, Georgetown was one of my top choices when this cycle started, and they disappointed me at every turn. Everything about my experience with them was extremely lacking.

I can't believe they set me me up with someone with a NYU LLM for an alumni interview. What a ringing endorsement of your university.


My interviewer told me rank mattered a ton and that one should definitely choose Harvard or Columbia or other top schools over Georgetown


Yikes

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lizsten2me
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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby lizsten2me » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:01 am

Went on a campus tour which was attended by one other female who appeared to have come straight from the sorority house. The tour guide spent more time talking to her about how many of the women in the school were married and what she wore to class every day than the actual program.

I had to ask about externships because no information was provided (and as it happens, this is the biggest drawback I hear about from the school), and I got a very inadequate answer that provided almost no clarity or information.

-_- As a non-sorority woman I was really turned off.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pricon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:52 pm

cron1834 wrote:
firedust wrote:additionally, the welcome email from a 1L student contained a comma splice. :shock:

NOT impressed.


I sincerely hope we won't attend the same school.

Because they found it unimpressive that a law school dean isn't bright enough to have picked up basic grammar at some point in his life? Two blatant and unequivocal grammar errors (not typos) in an email from a law school dean? "Unimpressive" is an understatement.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby cron1834 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:14 pm

pricon wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
firedust wrote:additionally, the welcome email from a 1L student contained a comma splice. :shock:

NOT impressed.


I sincerely hope we won't attend the same school.

Because they found it unimpressive that a law school dean isn't bright enough to have picked up basic grammar at some point in his life? Two blatant and unequivocal grammar errors (not typos) in an email from a law school dean? "Unimpressive" is an understatement.

In 4 years of TLSing, that is definitely one of the most pathetic necros I’ve seen.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:17 pm

cron1834 wrote:
pricon wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
firedust wrote:additionally, the welcome email from a 1L student contained a comma splice. :shock:

NOT impressed.


I sincerely hope we won't attend the same school.

Because they found it unimpressive that a law school dean isn't bright enough to have picked up basic grammar at some point in his life? Two blatant and unequivocal grammar errors (not typos) in an email from a law school dean? "Unimpressive" is an understatement.

In 4 years of TLSing, that is definitely one of the most pathetic necros I’ve seen.


It is also a misreading of the orginal post

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pricon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:40 pm

I'm not going to go find the original post, but Platy's right. One error was a student's. (And with that said, I'm not so confident in the point I was making, but it's there still for all the world to waste time reading through. My apologies for that time wasted. I should learn how to read better.)

I have yet to learn or understand what relevance the date of that post had to the content of that post. Should I first have confirmed whether, since that post was made, your views on the poster's feelings about the dean's grammar had changed, because so much time had passed?

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:58 pm

you should do a lot of things.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby cron1834 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm

pancakes3 wrote:you should do a lot of things.

:lol:

Simply pathetic.

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future liT1g4tor
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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby future liT1g4tor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:GULC. One of their financial aid workers gave me a very rude phone call in response to a financial aid inquiry... their tone was just snotty and disrespectful. I'll likely be withdrawing my app this week (not just because of the phone call).

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:How nice or mean an admissions person is shouldn't have any effect on your decision-making process. These are people you will probably never talk to again, even if you attend that school. While it's arguable that having an incompetent admissions office should reflect poorly on a school, you have better data to base your decision on about how competent the law school is overall: their employment placement numbers.


Ah c'mon, this is a fun topic.

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I think what he is trying to get at is that it is quite ridiculous to even consider weighing options based solely on small encounters w/ irrelevant people.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pricon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:28 pm

cron1834 wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:you should do a lot of things.

:lol:

Simply pathetic.

*yawn*

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pricon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:30 pm

future liT1g4tor wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:GULC. One of their financial aid workers gave me a very rude phone call in response to a financial aid inquiry... their tone was just snotty and disrespectful. I'll likely be withdrawing my app this week (not just because of the phone call).

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:How nice or mean an admissions person is shouldn't have any effect on your decision-making process. These are people you will probably never talk to again, even if you attend that school. While it's arguable that having an incompetent admissions office should reflect poorly on a school, you have better data to base your decision on about how competent the law school is overall: their employment placement numbers.


Ah c'mon, this is a fun topic.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... yaAjtcgGP7



I think what he is trying to get at is that it is quite ridiculous to even consider weighing options based solely on small encounters w/ irrelevant people.


I'll just pile on. I don't see any reason to ding a law school for its staff (i.e., not professors or leadership) being underwhelming. Also, employment trumps all.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby Amerision » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:28 pm

future liT1g4tor wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:GULC. One of their financial aid workers gave me a very rude phone call in response to a financial aid inquiry... their tone was just snotty and disrespectful. I'll likely be withdrawing my app this week (not just because of the phone call).

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:How nice or mean an admissions person is shouldn't have any effect on your decision-making process. These are people you will probably never talk to again, even if you attend that school. While it's arguable that having an incompetent admissions office should reflect poorly on a school, you have better data to base your decision on about how competent the law school is overall: their employment placement numbers.


Ah c'mon, this is a fun topic.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... yaAjtcgGP7



I think what he is trying to get at is that it is quite ridiculous to even consider weighing options based solely on small encounters w/ irrelevant people.


Don't know about you guys, but I make all my decisions regarding school based on my experience with the cafeteria employees. Unhappy cafeteria employees who are rude mean two things:

1) That the school doesn't care about them and treats them poorly.

2) That the food is probably going to be crappy.

Now, if the school doesn't care enough about the people who are making something we need to survive, how can I possibly expect that they will care about me? Secondly, if the food is crappy, I will be unable to perform as well as I could in school. Every minute that I spend outside the school, getting food from the bodega, is a minute I am not spending studying/asking the smarter kid what he thinks the exam will be about.

in conclusion, this thread should be treated for what it is: literal gold.

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Re: Bad Impressions

Postby pricon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 am

^ I get where you're coming from. I don't care a lot, but nothing wrong with caring. Just be careful not to jump to conclusions. People can be unhappy for lots of different reasons, so, if you could, and if you really do rely on their attitude about work so heavily, I'd recommend actually going out of your way to meet with these people outside of work and to understand their beliefs and values.




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