Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Law School Applicants, Law Students, and Lawyers: You Are Less Anonymous Than You Think You Are

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

Take a look at this post from the Dean of Admissions at the University of Michigan Law School.  In a nutshell, an applicant will call the office, act rudely and hence take the view that he or she wants to remain anonymous lest he or she affect his or her prospects of admission, all while the person in the Admissions Office is looking at the caller's name on the caller id.  This reminds me of the story from years ago in which a noted basketball player, let's call him "Joe," while in high school, was involved in holding up a bus.  The kids were smart enough to wear nylon stockings over their heads, but the dead giveaway was the fact that Joe was wearing his varsity jacket that said "Central High" with a script "Joe" just below it.

(HT:  Anna Ivey at The Ivey Files, via Facebook, as to the Michigan story, not the basketball anecdote!)

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