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You're all welcome.

Would someone else be willing to call and ask the same questions about how the blog post relates to deferred applicants?  The more I think about the answers I was given, the less consistent they seem.  I'd love to hear if someone else gets different or even differently worded information.

Any takers? 

I honestly think most of the class is filled. Over 150+ people already turned in their deposit.

Well, its a class of 550, so there are a few more spots.

Oh wow. that's a lot of people.

Its the New York city of law schools...

What's Cooley w/3000+ students?
The Mexico City of law schools.

Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

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Is learning to Bluebook a big part of LRW?

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You're all welcome.

Would someone else be willing to call and ask the same questions about how the blog post relates to deferred applicants?  The more I think about the answers I was given, the less consistent they seem.  I'd love to hear if someone else gets different or even differently worded information.

Any takers? 

I honestly think most of the class is filled. Over 150+ people already turned in their deposit.

Well, its a class of 550, so there are a few more spots.

Oh wow. that's a lot of people.

Its the New York city of law schools...

What's Cooley w/3000+ students?

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I'll be there, but I think yal already knew that.

Can we expect excellent meals?

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Tag

I just spoke to someone in the admissions office about how this blog post relates to people, like me, who have been deferred.

Short answer: we're separate from the process outlined in this blog post.

Longer answer: Decisions on deferred applicants could come any time between now and "late Spring".  Deferred applicants will go through a second round of review sometime in April.  Deferred DOES NOT equal waitlist, no matter what TS's blog implies.

Frankly, I'm still confused by the blog post.

Thanks for the info...

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Law School Applications / Re: Re-Applications
« on: March 27, 2008, 05:20:49 PM »
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...but I am sure there are covert proponents of the bell curve that would argue against it on the internet and keep their holes closed in an open dialogue

Perhaps today's been a long day, but... What do you mean by that? How does that apply to the purported positive correlation between looks and intelligence (or athleticism and intelligence)?

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I don't buy the assumption that many seem to make: there is an indirect correlation between LSAT/GPA and attractiveness.  Where did this come from and how/why is it continually perpetuated?

I don't buy it either. The Economist (last fall, I believe) reported on a study that found a positive correlation between attractiveness and intelligence. Perhaps this correlation falls apart at the extreme upper end of intelligence?

Edit: Here's the article if you're interested:

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10311266

The article focuses on the relationship between success and beauty, but it mentions studies that have found a positive correlation between beauty and intelligence.

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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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Law School Applications / Re: Academic Excellence VS. Work Experience
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:43:00 AM »
I wouldn't consider a multiple correlation of .48 "stunningly robust," even for cross-sectional data.

Well, robust in the statistical sense: highly likely to retain statistical significance even with strong variations in the assumptions used to generate the model.

Gotcha. I interpreted your use of robustness as the overall quality of the model. My fault.

Robustness is a funny and ambiguous word. It brings to mind certain features of the female body...

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