My first recruiting event of the season, The University of Kansas. Technically there have been a few events before this but since I didn’t attend them, this is day 1 for me.
The first event is always a little rusty, did I bring my banner, my name tag, business cards? Check, check and check. Still it feels weird and exhilarating to be back here again. I swear I think I will forget what to say, what questions I always get asked and how to answer them without saying “um” a million times. But, it all comes back to me in an instant and before I know it I’m mentioning clinics and spouting off CSO statistics without even thinking.
The KU event is a really good starter for my travel season. I saw about 20 students today, most of whom are applying to law school this year. I was steadily busy, not too slow, not too crazy. Just enough breaks in time for me to check email and grab some coffee. Hopefully all of these wonderful prospective students will apply to Wash U Law.
A few tips from me (the Admissions Counselor and recruiting rep) to you (the prospective law school applicant):
-If you don’t want to take brochures, don’t feel like you have to
-Ask whether the brochures on the table or the website is more up to date, and go with that. Timelines, procedures and stats change from year to year.
-Take time to meet the representatives from the schools you are interested in and jot down his/her name (or take a business card). I really enjoy receiving emails after events from people I met, I always put a note in the application file.
-Don’t be afraid to ask about fee waivers or scholarships, we have heard everything!
Interesting in attending a recruiting event? Here is a list all the events we will be attending this year:
|9/5/2013||MINK||3-6:30pm||Overland Park, KS||Overland Park Convention Center|
|9/6/2013||Kansas State University Law Fair||10:30am-1:30pm||Manhattan, KS||K-State Student Union, 2nd Floor|
|9/24/2013||University of Michigan Law Day||3:00pm- 6:00 pm||Ann Arbor, MI||Michigan Union|
|9/28/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||Miami, FL||Hyatt Regency Miami|
|10/1/2013||Cornell University Law Day||11am-2pm||Ithaca, NY||Barton Hall|
|10/4/2013||Mid-Atlantic Pre-Law Conference||9am-3pm||Washington, DC||Howard University|
|10/12/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||Houston, TX||JW Marriott Houston|
|10/15/2013||University of Texas- Dallas Law Caravan||TBD||Dallas, TX||TBD|
|10/16/2013||Texas A&M Law Caravan||TBD||College Station, TX||TBD|
|10/17/2013||University of Texas- Austin Law Caravan||TBD||Austin, TX||TBD|
|10/18/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||12pm-5pm||New York, NY||Hilton New York|
|10/19/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||New York, NY||Hilton New York|
|10/21/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||Boston, MA||InterContinental Boston|
|10/21/2013||Indiana University- Bloomington Law Caravan||11am-3pm||Bloomington, IN||Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union|
|10/22/2013||University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Law Caravan||TBD||Champaign, IL||TBD|
|10/23/2013||St. Louis University Law Caravan||TBD||St. Louis, MO||TBD|
|10/24/2013||University of Wisconsin, Madison Law Caravan||TBD||Madison, WI||TBD|
|10/26/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||Los Angeles, CA||Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles|
|11/2/2013||LSAC Law School Forum||11am-4pm||Atlanta, GA||Loews Atlanta Hotel|
|11/5/2013||NC State University Law School Fair||6pm-8pm||Raleigh, NC||NC State University Club|
|11/6/2013||UNC- Chapel Hill Law School Exploration Day||1pm-4pm||Chapel Hill, NC||Great Hall, Student Union|