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I don't understand how schools send out rejections...

LordofLight

I don't understand how schools send out rejections...
« on: February 02, 2005, 10:20:55 AM »
This probably varies by school, but do schools send out rejections at the same time as acceptances? Or do they throw the rejections into a "do later" pile. Gods that would be cruel to do that.

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Re: I don't understand how schools send out rejections...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 11:20:49 AM »
if you look on LSN and sort by decision date, for almost every school, acceptances came before rejections.  i think i remember a couple (from LSD) that sent rejections first.  look up the schools you're interested in.  LSN is a fun procrastination tool.

www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: I don't understand how schools send out rejections...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005, 12:21:19 PM »
LSN is good but people are not nearly obsessive enough about putting all of their numbers in.

if you look on LSN and sort by decision date, for almost every school, acceptances came before rejections.  i think i remember a couple (from LSD) that sent rejections first.  look up the schools you're interested in.  LSN is a fun procrastination tool.

www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: I don't understand how schools send out rejections...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2005, 12:27:52 PM »
numbers or dates?  i don't think it really matters for these purposes, since you're looking for a general trend and because letters go out in batches from most schools.

for example:
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&cycle=0405&code=4704&sort=decision

ignore the people who used the wrong year (04/05 switch).  at the beginning, they're all acceptances.  the first rejection came about a month and a half after the first acceptance (11/23 to 1/8). 

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Re: I don't understand how schools send out rejections...
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2005, 12:46:52 PM »
LSN is good but people are not nearly obsessive enough about putting all of their numbers in.

The combined obsession of a handful of us LSDers is more than enough to offset their obsession deficiency.  The average (mean) obsession of all LSN users is thus very high.