will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

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thelawz09
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will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby thelawz09 » Thu May 27, 2010 10:07 am

At a number of schools, more people deposited than expected. UVA offered some people they accepted $$$ to defer for a year. As we all know, hordes of people applied to law school this year.

Will this change the rankings, and if so how?

Will next year's application cycle see similar levels of applications? More? Less?

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holydonkey
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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby holydonkey » Thu May 27, 2010 10:09 am

Let me guess, you're going to UVA.

Don't worry, you'll still be ranked #10 next year and Michigan will still be ranked #9. hth.

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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu May 27, 2010 10:10 am

ITT: Wild speculation about the future.

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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby kittenmittons » Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 am

holydonkey wrote:Let me guess, you're going to UVA.

Don't worry, you'll still be ranked #10 next year and Michigan will still be ranked #9. hth.

Enjoy fighting over T6 scraps

thelawz09
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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby thelawz09 » Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 am

alright, i guess i'm wondering if, for example, will the LSAT numbers of the entering classes at a number of schools slide up due to the increased number of applicants (and the increased number of test takers and the increased quantity of people with higher scores)?

Same question for GPA.

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holydonkey
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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby holydonkey » Thu May 27, 2010 10:20 am

kittenmittons wrote:
holydonkey wrote:Let me guess, you're going to UVA.

Don't worry, you'll still be ranked #10 next year and Michigan will still be ranked #9. hth.

Enjoy fighting over T6 scraps
Scrapple is tasty and nutritious. Eating a full meal everyday makes you tubby. :D

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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby trkmantis2 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:35 am

I tend to think apps are up everywhere this year. Most schools are reporting record numbers of very qualified applicants and medians seem to be on the rise.

However, I think programs which mishandled this historic application cycle may suffer, although their rank will likely remain static. For example, schools that over-enrolled, like UVA, may take a real hit at OCI.

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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby MrKappus » Fri May 28, 2010 12:46 am

Scrapple: the best stuff on earth just got unemployed.

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romothesavior
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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby romothesavior » Fri May 28, 2010 12:48 am

Cornell had over over a 50% increase in applications, so they may crack T10 this year!

Also, Pepperdine's alternative dispute resolution program is really shining, so expect them to move up. Same with American and their international law... I think they are really underrated.


And the scandal with the Yale admissions dean posting on here with a porn star alias will surely cause them to drop out of the top 3.

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Re: will this year's level of competition change the rankings?

Postby wadeny » Fri May 28, 2010 12:52 am

The same thing basically happened last cycle: apps went up and the level of competition also seemed to increase at many places (i.e. higher GPA/LSAT medians). It's nothing really new because just about every school games the rankings each cycle. If anything, though, I would imagine that UVA's extended deadline for ED may helped their yield, but who knows...




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