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Atlanta Law School Tries to Snag Would-Be Students with Smartphone Applications

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Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has introduced a law school application form designed for smartphones and tablets.

John Marshall says it is the first law school in the country to facilitate applications through portable devices. “Law school applications are down across the board, but one law school is trying to change that,” according to the school’s announcement.

Alan Boyer, associate dean of recruitment and marketing, explains the impetus. “We want students to be able to come to a law school forum, tour our campus, talk to us and apply immediately. If they have to wait until they get home and turn on a computer, they may not apply,” he says in the press release.

For a limited time, the school will waive the $50 application fee for those who apply using mobile devices. Applicants begin by typing into the browser of their smartphone or tablet. They still will have to mail transcripts, letters of recommendation and “that dreaded personal statement,” the press release says.

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