Friday, September 16, 2011

Law School Admissions and Helicopter Parents

I suspect that we all encounter young students who are unhappy because either (1) their parents pushed them into going to law school or (2) their parents pushed them into going to a law school with which the students were not enamoured. Sometimes we have students who are quite happy, but their parents push them to transfer. Although parents certainly should play a role in the decision making, they should not be the sole decision makers.

 Here is a link to a letter that Mary Lou Bates, the Director of Admissions at Skidmore College, has written to parents. The letter could easily be revised and distributed to the parents of potential law school students.


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