Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

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Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:58 am

I've read of instances on this board where people have gotten what seemed like auto-rejections. The accusation is that the law schools didnt even bother reading their application and rejected them based on their numbers. I find it hard to believe that law schools would do that to their applicants considering the applicants are paying an application fee. Does anybody have a more concrete answer on the validity of those claims about applications being rejected without being thoroughly reviewed?

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby lawschoolgiant » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:00 am

Schools do have minimum requirements numbers wise, and may barely glance over PS and letters of Rec. That might take 10 minutes and could equal an auto reject.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby GoTribe1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 am

I sleep easier believing that any school that WL/Rejected me didn't read my whole app.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:02 am

GoTribe1 wrote:I sleep easier believing that any school that WL/Rejected me didn't read my whole app.


+1 :lol:

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby T14_Scholly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:02 am

As a former admissions committee member, I can attest that there are occasions when an application is not thoroughly reviewed. It would be logistically impossible for any admissions committee to carefully review the many thousands of applications it receives in the amount of time allotted.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby LegalGENius » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:12 am

It's a nice thought, but who has the time?!

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:18 pm

Look at LSN. You'll note that most schools have a "quadrent" of the scatter plot that's all red.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby NUMB3RFIFTY » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:25 am

For one of my top choices, I got dinged a WEEK after I applied.

I'm mean, you've got to be kidding me... A week is barely enough time for LSAC to send my materials to them.

Bastard adcomm had the nerve to say they thoroughly read and consider every part of every app before making a decision... I guess as thoroughly as 2 minutes while facebooking will allow.

Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby rando » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:32 am

NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:
Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


Doubtful.

Don't forget that they sometimes admit that quickly as well.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:26 am

rando wrote:
NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:
Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


Doubtful.

Don't forget that they sometimes admit that quickly as well.
Sure, but they can do that without reading the app, too.

T14_Scholly wrote:As a former admissions committee member, I can attest that there are occasions when an application is not thoroughly reviewed. It would be logistically impossible for any admissions committee to carefully review the many thousands of applications it receives in the amount of time allotted.
As a former admissions committee slave, I say temps, dude, temps!! They can't read the PS/LORs or decision the app, but they can do literally everything else.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby rando » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:35 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
rando wrote:
NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:
Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


Doubtful.

Don't forget that they sometimes admit that quickly as well.
Sure, but they can do that without reading the app, too.



Yeah. But why would they?

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby vexion » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:21 pm

NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:For one of my top choices, I got dinged a WEEK after I applied.

I'm mean, you've got to be kidding me... A week is barely enough time for LSAC to send my materials to them.

Bastard adcomm had the nerve to say they thoroughly read and consider every part of every app before making a decision... I guess as thoroughly as 2 minutes while facebooking will allow.

Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


Bitter!

Even if a week was barely enough time for LSAC to get them your materials, 99.9% of the delay in receiving a decision is in shipping and sitting in the stack of admissions packets waiting to float to the top. Once the adcomms have yours in hand, it takes what, like, 10 minutes to read it thoroughly?

Are you certain you got dinged 10 minutes earlier than you should have been to have considered it reasonable?

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby rmartin7686 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:44 pm

NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:For one of my top choices, I got dinged a WEEK after I applied.

I'm mean, you've got to be kidding me... A week is barely enough time for LSAC to send my materials to them.

Bastard adcomm had the nerve to say they thoroughly read and consider every part of every app before making a decision... I guess as thoroughly as 2 minutes while facebooking will allow.

Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


They probably were on TLS and saw you had Jamarcus Russell as an avatar and figured that was all they needed to know...

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby NUMB3RFIFTY » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:50 pm

rmartin7686 wrote:
NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:For one of my top choices, I got dinged a WEEK after I applied.

I'm mean, you've got to be kidding me... A week is barely enough time for LSAC to send my materials to them.

Bastard adcomm had the nerve to say they thoroughly read and consider every part of every app before making a decision... I guess as thoroughly as 2 minutes while facebooking will allow.

Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


They probably were on TLS and saw you had Jamarcus Russell as an avatar and figured that was all they needed to know...


LOL i'll take that...

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby erniesto » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:00 pm

rmartin7686 wrote:
NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:For one of my top choices, I got dinged a WEEK after I applied.

I'm mean, you've got to be kidding me... A week is barely enough time for LSAC to send my materials to them.

Bastard adcomm had the nerve to say they thoroughly read and consider every part of every app before making a decision... I guess as thoroughly as 2 minutes while facebooking will allow.

Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.


They probably were on TLS and saw you had Jamarcus Russell as an avatar and figured that was all they needed to know...


+1

Should have gone with Gradkowski. Alternatively you can wait a year and possibly rescore a McNabb for more prestige.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby knightrider2002 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:12 am

NUMB3RFIFTY wrote:
Probably rejected me just because they couldn't pronounce my name.

They probably rejected you for affiliating yourself with a sub-par quaterback that can't throw for beans.

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:26 am

andyman wrote:I've read of instances on this board where people have gotten what seemed like auto-rejections. The accusation is that the law schools didnt even bother reading their application and rejected them based on their numbers. I find it hard to believe that law schools would do that to their applicants considering the applicants are paying an application fee. Does anybody have a more concrete answer on the validity of those claims about applications being rejected without being thoroughly reviewed?



Would you really feel that much better knowing they spent 4 minutes reading your shitty essay?

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Re: Is it true that some schools dont even read the whole app?

Postby underdawg » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:35 pm

andyman wrote:I've read of instances on this board where people have gotten what seemed like auto-rejections. The accusation is that the law schools didnt even bother reading their application and rejected them based on their numbers. I find it hard to believe that law schools would do that to their applicants considering the applicants are paying an application fee. Does anybody have a more concrete answer on the validity of those claims about applications being rejected without being thoroughly reviewed?
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