Dr.Zer0 wrote: nabadgelyo wrote:
PRoark wrote:Hey everyone. Long time Lurker here.
I was just wondering what to think about URM admissions at HLS. Will the new deadline mean URM's will hear back even later than usual?
I'm a PR URM and I've been complete at HLS for a long time with no JS1... So I'm probably just worrying too much, but I'm pretty sure that this long a wait is not a good sign.
I'm not sure. I will say that I see a lot of URMs on this thread with pretty strong numbers (compared to threads from other years) and keeping in mind the utterly unrepresentative nature of TLS, I can't help but recklessly speculate that this might be a tougher URM cycle than recent years. (Of course, I could be completely wrong, but I'm bored and trying to make myself feel better about not hearing from HLS in the last month)
ETA: This is to say that perhaps having a lot of splitter URMS or URMs with higher numbers might give them reason to hold on to us for a little longer.
FWIW the drop in URM applicants is similar to the drop of Non-URM applicants. I don't think this cycle is tougher for URMs but it def seems to be longer, and not just for URMs.
Echoing this. I can say pretty confidently that outside of the TLS World (and yes, there is a world outside of this haven of incredibleness), I've seen "less" overall law school movement from my institution. Can't necessarily say its at all comparable to the entire picture, but I figure since I attend an HBCU, it's in some way significant. We'll see how it all plays out, but I'd say this would actually be an especially good year for URMs.
But alas, our cycles wouldn't be law school application cycles if we had any sense of predictability.