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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: stanford
« on: June 07, 2006, 08:28:44 AM »

Perhaps they are trying to protect their yield?  I actually don't believe in this "yield-protection" phenomenon, but Mkashley has everything Stanford likes - work experience, a super-high GPA, and an LSAT score 3 points above their 75th-percentile.  Stanford is unpredictable, I guess. 

I'm not sure about yield-protection.  They like interesting people.  I doubt if I'm all that interesting, especially considering that they get the best of the best of applicants with technical backgrounds.  OTOH, if you sort by index in lsn, most people that didn't get in got WL'd.  That leads me to believe I got in now because they need to raise their medians.  Then again, who cares as long as I got in!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / harvard chicago reception
« on: March 30, 2006, 09:36:43 PM »

I met a bunch of cool people at harvard's chicago reception at the W.  Any LSDer's?  I'm Dan, if you were there.

On another note, Toby was hysterical.  His comments about the new us news rankings were really priceless.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Roommates v. Living Alone
« on: March 22, 2006, 09:19:34 AM »
I made the mistake of living alone when I first moved to a city and knew nobody.  That made things really hard for a while.  Once you have a decent friend base, living alone is nice.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: A humble request
« on: March 02, 2006, 10:31:21 AM »
Yeah, I've mastered the art of timing the scroll down...

The methodology is about as amusing as the ranking itself:

3 factors in a row:  Library Total Square Footage,  Non-Library Total Square Footage,  Total Law School Square Footage.

Each equally weighted.  I would be embarrassed to attend that school.

well someone should tell chicago they arent a top 50 law school anymore

Chicago-Kent will be happy to pass it along

Even in NYC life can suck without a car. For example, you wish to visit your friend in central CT, how are you gotta get there? Train? 
A car is absolutely crucial to living a normal life almost anywhere in the country. 

You know, I'm really starting to feel this way.  I wrecked my car when my hood popped up and smashed the windshield on the expressway a few months ago, and I haven't replaced it yet.  I live in chicago, and I can't stand not having one.  I was waiting to see where I would end up to see if I need one, but screw it, I want a car anywhere.  I'm gonna test drive a new civic tonight.

25s.  Hard to give you credit when the flop is A34, 22x or 25x.  Only with deep stacks playing nl, obviously.

Law School Admissions / what % go to best-ranked school?
« on: March 01, 2006, 08:04:10 AM »
I was just clicking around lsn and it seems like so many people go to the best ranked school they get into?  I would assume these people are carefully considering their choices, but they always seem to end up with USNWR's opinion.  So, I'm just curious as to what you guys perceive as the percentage of students that pick the top-ranked school they can?  60%?  80%?  90%?

Law School Admissions / Re: somebody hold me
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:14:11 PM »
Wow, my school said they sent the form again on the 15th.  Today, the 17th, I got an  email from Toby Stock about a phone call.  Yikes, that was fast!

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