BigZuck wrote:Paul Campos wrote:Law school applications are going to be down sharply again this cycle (this is based on info from three different top 50 schools in three different parts of the country).
(1) People should be very hesitant to go the ED route.
(2) The benefit of waiting until late in the cycle to apply is getting higher. (If you thought schools were desperate last spring just wait until you see what they'll be willing to do in April).
(3) If you're a reverse splitter and you don't retake you are out of your mind. Why would you be rushing to buy into a plunging market when you could apply with stronger credentials at a time (late in the cycle or next cycle) when you'd get more bang for your buck even without stronger numbers?
You really think we should just sit on our applications and apply later? If schools do start throwing out money like crazy at the end of the cycle couldn't early applicants just ask for more? You have me, as an early applicant, worried.
I have great respect for Professor Campos but I would take his advice on #2 with caution. That said #1 and #3 are credited