« on: February 01, 2006, 10:06:48 PM »
I have a hunch they are pulling some *&^% with this admissions cycle. Now that they have that 159 mean, they are probably eyeing that 160 mean LSAT. If I'm right this means that lots of people like Beargirl are gonna be pissed off when they don't get money applying early in the cycle. Toledo is going to sit back and pass out full rides to everybody and anybody that will get them to that 160, meanwhile tossing everyone with a sub 158 into the transitional. Probably by now, they know whether or not they have their numbers so I would think now would be the time to apply with a decent but not great LSAT.
I actually do think that the transitional is borderline unethical. I like it because it helps my school, therefore it helps me. However, I do worry that it has the potential to backfire. Especially when the deans are dishonest about the program. Both Eisler and Closious will tell you that the motive behind the T program is to help students that otherwise might have trouble adjusting to law school. That is total BS and counterintuitive. That makes me think that while you are stronly manipulating numbers to hit the tier 2 again, you have no problem saying that your first year class has like FIFTY students that could potentially struggle in law school. That is what I get pissed off about. Then coming from the same mouths you hear "LSAT and UGPA mean nothing now. They are no indicator of how well you or your classmates will do here." Like someone said it all adds up to them being numbers whore, which is a product of the system, nothing else. Every school does it, just not to the same degree as Toledo. And I think you reach a certain point in the rankings where you will get your numbers regardless and your efforts are better allocated to different areas. Toledo is nowhere near that point and probably never will be for obvious reasons. Therefore their best way to improve as a whole is to get tier 2 status and recognition.
By backfire, I mean someone in a vocal or hgih position in the legal community to call them out and do so effectively enough to compel others to strongly agree with them. That could lead to horrible consequences or at least tier 3 eternity haha.
Ok i need to get back to work, youre right im wasting time.