How do law schools maintain their class sizes?

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farewelltoarms
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How do law schools maintain their class sizes?

Postby farewelltoarms » Wed May 12, 2010 3:54 am

Honest question. If a school wants a class size of 300, but sends acceptances to a 1000, how can it possibly hope to be within even a hundred students of their desired amount?

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RockyLovesEmily
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Re: How do law schools maintain their class sizes?

Postby RockyLovesEmily » Wed May 12, 2010 3:56 am

They base their expected yield on their yield from the year before. And they waitlist people so they have people to fill the spots in case they underestimate.

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Kohinoor
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Re: How do law schools maintain their class sizes?

Postby Kohinoor » Wed May 12, 2010 4:07 am

RockyLovesEmily wrote:They base their expected yield on their yield from the year before. And they waitlist people so they have people to fill the spots in case they underestimate.

And also offer people scholarships not to come.

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Re: How do law schools maintain their class sizes?

Postby Norwood » Wed May 12, 2010 4:23 am

Rolling admissions and the waitlist allow for getting close to their target.




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