So TStock updated the blog with this:http://www.law.harvard.edu/admissions/jd/blog/
There are a few interesting smaller points.
1) "I look for evidence of serious scholarship as I read applications"
This is probably going to annoy people. I'm sorry. But if it's serious scholarship you are interested in, then wouldn't a law review article merit at least a phone call?
2) "many of you have noticed that I ask about that senior thesis in my phone calls"
Ok, so there are two ways to read the "notice" in the sentence. He could mean that he has asked about the thesis in phone calls, which applicants obviously noticed. But he could also mean that people have noticed in the sense that they have been talking, for example, on LSD about how he asked about the honors thesis. Any chance that that's what he means?
3) "The faculty and administration of Harvard Law School are committed to developing the next generation of legal scholars and academics"
Do you think that this, which is representative of the whole entry, is just an advertisement trying to woo people away from Yale? If so, I count this as blog entry number three in this vein. The academia and competition posts would be indirect, and then there's the campfire one.
If we can interpret these three entries as trying to make Harvard look better than Yale, what do you think about this? I see the blog as a source of information about specific programs at H, or as stated, "to make the admissions process at Harvard Law School more transparent."
Interested in thoughts on this post.