I wanted to give you a brief update on where the incoming class stands. Our initial seat deposit deadline was this past Friday. I will send you a much more official and detailed breakdown once we are a little farther along. We received 175 deposits. The current numbers are 168/166/161 and 3.68/3.46/3.15. All improvements over last year except the 25th LSAT. The class is currently 42% female, 9.71% African American and 11.43% Latino. We have at least 10-15 spots to fill and we have a waitlist of over 500 people right now.http://lawschoolheadlines.com/the-university-of-illinois-emails-and-some-fun-excerpts/
A few of those spots will be filled with SI admits [redacted] but the rest give us some flexibility. I plan on going after some of the top women on the waitlist (who have both numbers above the medians). After that I will go after women with high GPA’s and decent LSAT’s (164-162). I feel confident that we can have a class of 185 with a 168/166/162 and 3.75/3.50/3.15 with 44% women, 9% African American and 11% Latino. We also managed to spend about $300,000 less in scholarship than last year.
For the record, I have spoken with adcoms who do not seem to have such a numeric view on law school admissions.