Recruitment literature

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lawnhorders
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Recruitment literature

Postby lawnhorders » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:04 am

Hello,

If we receive recruitment literature from a school is that good news? I've received unsolicited letters encouraging me apply to a few T14s (including HYS). The letters also include packets with pages full of personal and writing statements from successful applicants. My LSAT wasn't the best in the world, but surely this is a sign that they've already considered it competitive?

What do you guys think?

Thanks

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

lawnhorders wrote:Hello,

If we receive recruitment literature from a school is that good news? I've received unsolicited letters encouraging me apply to a few T14s (including HYS). The letters also include packets with pages full of personal and writing statements from successful applicants. My LSAT wasn't the best in the world, but surely this is a sign that they've already considered it competitive?

What do you guys think?

Thanks


What's your LSAT?
And the literature doesn't mean anything.

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Quan292
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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby Quan292 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:49 pm

On a kinda related note. I'm surprised that many law schools are slacking on updating the pictures on their brochures. I have viewbooks from two years ago with the same exact pictures of students/ professors.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby californiauser » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

Quan292 wrote:On a kinda related note. I'm surprised that many law schools are slacking on updating the pictures on their brochures. I have viewbooks from two years ago with the same exact pictures of students/ professors.


Good looking law students are hard to come by, apparently.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby hephaestus » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Quan292 wrote:On a kinda related note. I'm surprised that many law schools are slacking on updating the pictures on their brochures. I have viewbooks from two years ago with the same exact pictures of students/ professors.

They probably gamble on people only looking at one year's worth. It is kind of funny though.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby Quan292 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:09 pm

californiauser wrote:
Quan292 wrote:On a kinda related note. I'm surprised that many law schools are slacking on updating the pictures on their brochures. I have viewbooks from two years ago with the same exact pictures of students/ professors.


Good looking law students are hard to come by, apparently.


If the viewbooks are the good looking students I am legit worried. (although I visited georgetown and they had some baddd shortys there.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby PuertoBlack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:12 pm

The recruitment literature is a very good sign. They obviously want you to apply and get in. I'm assuming they received your information from LSAC so you can pretty much write your ticket. Have fun at HYS!!

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:21 pm

Recruitment literature/fee waivers can mean several things:

1. Yield Protect. Many schools will send fee waivers/literature to people who are mildly competitive, but are most likely to be waitlisted or rejected in order to enhance their selectivity rating (which in turn is a small part of the USNWR ranking).

2. Reaching out to applicants that may not apply usually. I think that this applies for URM pretty often, as people may not be aware of the "bump," as it were, that can help them get into schools they otherwise might not consider.

3. They really, genuinely want you to apply. This is for the HYS's of the world that don't have to worry about yield or selectivity, and for high numbered applicants.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:57 pm

MoMettaMonk is spot on. I didn't feel like explaining all of that.
Because the recruitment literature and fee waivers can mean those different things (some of which are contradictory), the literature really means nothing. And without OP stating his/her LSAT, we really have no idea of the lit's category.


MoMettaMonk wrote:Recruitment literature/fee waivers can mean several things:

1. Yield Protect. Many schools will send fee waivers/literature to people who are mildly competitive, but are most likely to be waitlisted or rejected in order to enhance their selectivity rating (which in turn is a small part of the USNWR ranking).

2. Reaching out to applicants that may not apply usually. I think that this applies for URM pretty often, as people may not be aware of the "bump," as it were, that can help them get into schools they otherwise might not consider.

3. They really, genuinely want you to apply. This is for the HYS's of the world that don't have to worry about yield or selectivity, and for high numbered applicants.

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Re: Recruitment literature

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:11 pm

PuertoBlack wrote:The recruitment literature is a very good sign. They obviously want you to apply and get in. I'm assuming they received your information from LSAC so you can pretty much write your ticket. Have fun at HYS!!

:| Dude.




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