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Law School Admissions / Re: LSAC volume summary
« on: August 24, 2006, 07:26:03 AM »

...Although I wonder if a 10,000-applicant drop is really evenly distributed across all LSAT scores. Sure, if the economy is picking up and I'm scoring a 140, I'm not going to mess around with three years at a low-ranked law school. But if I'm scoring 175, odds are I'm devoted to studying law. Right?

To be honest, I'm not sure if the volume summary indicates the number of actual applicants who use LSDAS to apply or just the number of people who have used LSAC services (which would include just LSAT registration). If it is the former, then you might be correct, though with 10000 less applicants, I'm sure the competition is somewhat lower even at the high end. If it is the latter, then clearly there is a fairly even drop in applications across the spectrum of LSAT scores, which would mean about 120 less 172+ scorers as compared with two years ago.

Also, just a comment on the new LSAC policy of highest LSAT. I doubt this will make much difference in terms of boosting numbers. Really very few ppl with 168+ retake and those who do could just as easily do worse or improve by less than 2pts. I'm pretty certain the overall drop in applications will more than cancel whatever little effect this retake policy has.

Well hopefully medians drop (-1 LSAT pt, -0.05 GPA) and this will be a happier than expected cycle for all us.

Law School Admissions / LSAC volume summary
« on: August 23, 2006, 09:46:43 PM »
This might be interesting (and encouraging) to all of us applying this cycle.

Apparently, the volume of applicants will dip (6.3%) this cycle, at least based on the number of people who have registered for LSAC services so far. Hopefully this means medians, quartiles, and admissions in general will be slightly less competitive, though the new LSAC policies (highest LSAT score) may compensate. Really, there has been a significant drop of more than 10000 applicants, or more accurately LSAC users, since two years ago. I'm eager to see how many Sep. LSAT takers there will be, that data should be released by the end of Oct.


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Law School Admissions / Re: Rant about applications here.
« on: August 08, 2006, 04:15:16 PM »
Yeah I'm having the same problem stevo. It seems like when I list some awards and activities for one school, it automatically flows to the next application for another school. The problem is, the amount of space each school allocates for this info is different, so it overflows for some schools. I'm kinda concerned about how this will show up when the school receives it. Unless someone else says this is OK, I will reformat it so it all fits.

In any case, these electronic apps are really awkward. I really was expecting something far better. I mean, 100000 people (all aspiring future lawyers) are using it every year and this is what they came up with? The apps are just incredibly laggy and non-userfriendly. And there essentially no space to actually write about your activities, all you can do is list your position. I mean, what can schools actually discern from these lists of activities and awards. I think a resume/CV would be far better.

This is probably a newbie/dumbass question but how do you electronically certify an application? Is simply sending the apps electronically certification in itself. On the electronic apps, there is a place for a signature which you obviously can't sign electronically.

Also, for Stanford and Columbia with their own LOR forms, are those forms optional (if you use the LSAC service instead), really recommended, or required.

Finally, for the Harvard app, there is a section on college/dean certs but based on the Harvard blog and website, college/dean certs are no longer needed this cycle, at least until you matriculate.

I offered my recommenders a nice Hallmark card and bookstore gift cards. One recommender's face lit up. The other recommender rejected the bookstore gift card saying "I don't accept cash". I told him it was a gift card, not cash, but he still refused it. At least he did accept the Hallmark card though and now I have a $20 gift card left for myself.

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