Whether shopping for new shoes or a car, most people prefer to try something out before making a purchase. Considering the cost of law school tuition, it is unwise to choose a law school blindly. In the past, law school applicants typically visited law schools – either before applying or after receiving a decision – to determine whether they felt at home. Law schools provided tours, information sessions and special events for interested and admitted students.
The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has left applicants unable to tour campuses closed to visitors. So, applicants need to be more creative and proactive in determining whether a law school is right for them. In particular, they should: (1) Research the school’s website; (2) Speak with current students and alumni; and (3)
Visualize day-to-day life at the law school.