What really sucks is that waitlisted students are going to have to wait really dep into the summer for that annual trickle-down effect. And like I said, many of these applications are going to be from people who never thought about being lawyers before. Some will be people who SOULD have done it in the first place, so that's good. But I hate the fact that people who really want this are going to unfairly be left out. Only 1/4 of all applicants in any year get into even one school, and that isn't going to improve over the next few years.
yeah, i was always toying with the idea of law school and my cousin (a recent Wake Law grad) encouraged me to just take the LSAT and see where i'd end up. this happened well before the economy blew up. now here i am, i want to be in law school very badly and the economy has nothing to do with it. i have a stable job, everything is just great for me career-wise but even though i'm succeeding and ahead of the game at my company i really don't want to do what i'm doing for the rest of my life.
i'm hoping admissions can see through people who are just applying because of the economy. i mean if you have a guy who majored in finance and hasn't worked since lehman brothers collapsed you kind of have to assume he's not applying because he just loves the law that much. same goes for people who graduated a year or two ago and have long periods of unemployment on their resume. i'm just going to apply as soon as i can and hope i can break past the clutter.