WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

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Is this a reasonable question, or excessive cynicism?

F**kn Crazy
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Dollaz
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WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Dollaz » Wed May 12, 2010 6:16 pm

Premise: We as soon-to-be law students are bearing our souls on the TLS forum circuit. Law schools, because of their fury to move up the US News ranking, are desperately trying to undercut their competition and steal the most sought after applicants. Im curious what do you think the chances are that admissions staff will enter the forums to sway us to their respective schools?

Is this a reasonable question, or excessive cynicism?

The floor is yours…

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quadsixm
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby quadsixm » Wed May 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Those three choices don't jibe with an either/or question

Hey-O
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Hey-O » Wed May 12, 2010 6:20 pm

I don't think this is likely. How much time do admin have to 1.) Figure out who the people on here are in real life. 2.) Try to persuade them to come to their school?

The only reason admin would come on here would be to weed out potential applicants and even that I think they are just too busy to bother with it.

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby pugalicious » Wed May 12, 2010 6:22 pm

Hey-O wrote:I don't think this is likely. How much time do admin have to 1.) Figure out who the people on here are in real life. 2.) Try to persuade them to come to their school?

The only reason admin would come on here would be to weed out potential applicants and even that I think they are just too busy to bother with it.


An admin might also come one here to see which marketing tactics are working, which can be improved, which thrown out all together....are you reading this Candy? Are you????

Dollaz
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Dollaz » Wed May 12, 2010 6:22 pm

quadsixm wrote:Those three choices don't jibe with an either/or question


You have to read whats below the poll.

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby jks289 » Wed May 12, 2010 6:24 pm

It is a fact adcoms come to these threads, some have even commented in them. I don't think any are trying to troll for their schools, just attempting to keep a finger on the pulse of the applicant pool and the current reputation regarding the school.

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby clintonius » Wed May 12, 2010 6:33 pm

As well as to clear up misconceptions, something at least Yale's Asha has done. I think that's pretty cool.

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GATORTIM
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby GATORTIM » Wed May 12, 2010 6:35 pm

I was going to vote, but didn't see a "f$*#n stupid" option.

Hey-O
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Hey-O » Wed May 12, 2010 6:36 pm

I think that if you posted something really terrible, perhaps something illegal or unethical and then made no secret of your identity and an adcom found out about it, then I think it could hurt your chances at that school.

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WithGrace23
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby WithGrace23 » Wed May 12, 2010 6:37 pm

Having worked for a PR firm that represents four top universities with law schools... I can tell you that it is already happening. College Confidential, TLS, and many other forums are now one of the major marketing tools being utilized to spread good word of mouth about schools and to work up hype.
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby JCougar » Wed May 12, 2010 6:37 pm

When touring certain law schools, certain adcoms let me know that they knew who I was on here because I was posting in their school's threads. But it wasn't a bad thing, from what I gathered.

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby fwaam » Wed May 12, 2010 7:05 pm

If you were in admissions and on this forum, would you troll for your school no matter what? Or would you only vote for it in the case of posters who seemed like nice people?

For that matter, for those who have a law school, what say you? Do you always recommend it? Only if you'd want to deal with that person in classes? Or is your own position irrelevant, you only look at what the poster asking for advice is looking to achieve?

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Kilpatrick
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed May 12, 2010 7:09 pm

I don't even understand the title. Diluting the ____??? what?

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby bk1 » Wed May 12, 2010 7:12 pm

I'm gonna go with "f**kn crazy" because OP seems like he's off his rocker.

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby keg411 » Wed May 12, 2010 7:13 pm

Do admission staffers likely read the board? Yes.

Do they pose as fake law students to try and troll for their school? Probably not. And even if they did, most people would probably be able to tell a troll/flame post (which happen fairly frequently). In order have any real impact it would take a LOT for an adcomm to fake (though it might be a fun job if it actually existed; "professional internet troll" :lol:).

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D. H2Oman
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed May 12, 2010 7:17 pm

Why are you guys so quick to dismiss the OP?

You really expect me to believe that Operasoprano is a real law student and not an account run by Fordham's admissions office

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Borhas » Wed May 12, 2010 7:20 pm

Dollaz wrote:Premise: We as soon-to-be law students are bearing our souls on the TLS forum circuit. Law schools, because of their fury to move up the US News ranking, are desperately trying to undercut their competition and steal the most sought after applicants. Im curious what do you think the chances are that admissions staff will enter the forums to sway us to their respective schools?

Is this a reasonable question, or excessive cynicism?

The floor is yours…

(No Admin Staff allowed)


it's already happened

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Tautology » Wed May 12, 2010 7:21 pm

Peter North is Dean Asha?

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D. H2Oman
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed May 12, 2010 7:22 pm

Tautology wrote:Peter North is Dean Asha?



Yes, it was confirmed.

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Borhas
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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby Borhas » Wed May 12, 2010 7:24 pm

Tautology wrote:Peter North is Dean Asha?


yes, but also some new not or well known (forget the name) school's adcom created a Q&A thread, and then was scared off by MTal

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby clintonius » Thu May 13, 2010 1:22 am

Borhas wrote:
Tautology wrote:Peter North is Dean Asha?
yes, but also some new not or well known (forget the name) school's adcom created a Q&A thread, and then was scared off by MTal
Drexel

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Re: WHAT!! Admissions Staff diluting the

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 13, 2010 1:29 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Why are you guys so quick to dismiss the OP?

You really expect me to believe that Operasoprano is a real law student and not an account run by Fordham's admissions office


They certainly go on here often enough, but as for me, I freaking wish Fordham paid me money. They do not. Also, I am very cranky on occasion, like after my property final.




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