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Smart Ways to Leverage Law School Forums

Asking school representatives about a school's median LSAT score will not make an applicant memorable.

Prospective students should review a school's website before the forum to better tailor questions for representatives.

Prospective students should review a school's website before the forum to better tailor questions for representatives.

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They should use the time to ask questions that are less obvious, says Brown from Fordham.

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He suggests students ask questions such as: What do you look for in a personal statement? With the decline in applicants, how have things changed at your law school? How would I fit in? What is a good letter of recommendation?

They can also use fellow participants to get inspiration for questions.

"I encourage students to eavesdrop, to be voyeurs," he says. "Because they trigger new questions."

Once a rapport with a representative is established, students should mention something interesting about themselves to help them stand out, Brown says. Then, mention it again after the event concludes.

"One follow up with an email becomes important," he says.

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