09.04.13 By Admissions

Admissions on the Road- Kansas Edition

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

-Anna Donovan

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