Visiting a Law School?

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Here’s something NOT to do during a campus visit to a law school. (One of my former clients, now a 1L, sent this to me and I think it’s pretty hilarious.):

Lesson from Law School: if you’re going to fall asleep in class, it’s probably not a good idea to come to class in the first place.

There was a prospective student visiting our Civil Procedure class on Thursday, shadowing a friend of his from undergrad. He fell asleep during the middle of the class, with his head down flat on the desk. Once our professor noticed that he had fallen asleep, she walked up to him, hit the desk and shouted “helloooooooooo?!” And then, of course, she asked his name, asked what other law schools he was looking at. “I know that federal common law is boring, but wherever you go, you’re going to have to deal with it.” And then she proceeded to make fun of him for the rest of the class.

Guys, please don’t fall asleep in class when you’re visiting. The whole point is to make a good impression!

2 Responses

  1. Ann, any other advice for visiting schools- questions to ask, not to ask, things to note (take camera ok to take pictures), etc… what to look for? How to get the real feel of a school (how competitive/cutthroat is it?)?

    Anything you can provide is great. I did not see this covered much in your book 🙂

    1. Tim, Great questions!!!! I will write this on the blog this week and dedicate an entire post to it! I hope you’re able to visit schools in the near future – come home safely.

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