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Seat Deposit Time!

March 22nd, 2010 2 comments

As decisions roll in, you may find seat deposit deadlines approaching.  How will you decide on a school?

- Visit the law schools on your short list. Sometimes you will just know you’re at the right place during your tour, so make sure to bring your seat deposit with you in case you want to save your seat right away!

- Talk to students.  Visit a class. Meet graduates. These are all ways to gauge the culture and atmosphere of a law school. Do you feel engaged and understood? These are signs that you’re in the right place.  Also, research your interests in relation to the law school’s offerings.  Are graduates employed in your area of interest?  Where do they work?  Where do students intern?  What is the first year curriculum?  What is the law school’s mission statement?

- Walk around the surrounding areas. Our Visitor’s Center offers information about both Harrisburg and Wilmington.  There’s a wealth of opportunity in both cities!  How do you feel in the area?  Can you see yourself practicing nearby?  Although many graduates move far from their alma mater, most stay regionally.

- Keep track of deadlines. Widener Law will release your seat if your deposit isn’t received on time, so stay organized! Make sure to contact the Admissions Office if you encounter any delays or problems.

When in doubt, contact Admissions and we will refer you accordingly.