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Assuming, of course, the new rankings are legit.

Sure UofC has only dropped 1.5 places over the last couple of years, but placement in clerkships/academia varies substantially through the T14 spectrum. The current Dean seems unwilling to play U.S. News’s game. If this is true, the school should move back up if it begins to “game” the rankings. Still, UofC’s overall score of 80 is a bit troubling. The three schools tied for 9th have a score of 79, and it is possible to move up by multiple points in a single year. Chicago isn’t too far from being bumped even lower.

That being said, I think the quality of UofC still rivals other T6 schools. However, if UofC refuses to play along with other T14s, it could spell trouble in the long-run. Rankings can become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Thoughts?

(And no, I don’t think this is a silly question. Many of us won’t enter the job market for 3-5 years.)

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I hope it helps; I login to Harvard's everyday!  :D
(Not that I really think it will change before I receive my decision one way or another.)

I logged into Michigan's pretty frequently, and I was accepted quickly...

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Where should I go next fall? / Does Michigan match scholarships?
« on: February 26, 2008, 08:36:59 PM »
My question is contained in the thread title.

Michigan offered me a decent scholarship; Cornell offered me a better one. Do you think Michigan will match? It's worth a shot, right?

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I just applied for financial aid at 11 schools (all t14). Do most financial aid offices let you know when you're "complete" (a la the admissions office complete notification)?

I'm worried I missed some document requirement and therefore won't meet the March 1/15 deadlines. (I'm asking on this board because it gets way more play.)

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Law School Applications / In at Chicago - RD!
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:27:46 PM »
I just got the call. I'm elated!

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I personally prefer snail mail.  I am less anxious about regular mail decisions because the mail only comes once a day.  Once the mail comes, my anxiety is over - at least until the next day.  Most of the schools I'm waiting on call to accept, so I jump whenever I feel my phone vibrate (or get an email).

What do you guys think?

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Studying for the LSAT / Saturday?
« on: June 29, 2007, 07:23:53 PM »
Well, I'm beginning to give up hope for a Friday score release.  Has anybody ever heard of scores being released on Saturday?  I remember some guy mentioning this a while ago, but it seems unlikely that LSAC would put forth the effort to release on a weekend.

Also, does anyone know when the last test was released on Monday?  Jeffort said it may have happened a few years back.

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT vs. iPhone
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:21:02 PM »
On the 29th, would you rather receive your LSAT score, or the new iPhone?

My vote goes for LSAT score.

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