Slightly easier admission?

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Slightly easier admission?

Postby handlesthetruth » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:42 am

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... -year_low/

Given the above (and last year's general median gpa and lsat increases for the t14 presumably the result of an increase in apps), would it be appropriate to expect the opposite for the numbers of next years class: Medians, 25ths, 75ths, will be lower?


Thoughts?

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby aliarrow » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:47 am

No, because schools have just been cutting class sizes instead of accepting lower numbers.

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby youarereadingthis » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:06 am

aliarrow wrote:No, because schools have just been cutting class sizes instead of accepting lower numbers.


Can you provide a link to back this up?

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby aliarrow » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:08 am

http://www.top-law-schools.com

Its just what I've been reading from different students of different schools who find out from the schools themselves. It's also come via admissions decisions (ie Admissions are tough this year, we're reducing our class size from x to y). I know personally BU is cutting about 30-40 spots

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby handlesthetruth » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:24 am

aliarrow wrote:No, because schools have just been cutting class sizes instead of accepting lower numbers.



Thread? I lurk quite a bit and haven't read this...

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby handlesthetruth » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:50 pm

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:04 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:
aliarrow wrote:No, because schools have just been cutting class sizes instead of accepting lower numbers.



Thread? I lurk quite a bit and haven't read this...



I know Texas has been slowly cutting class sizes for 2 years and I expect them to continue. They've gone from about 415 to 380

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:14 pm

There was some article that stated the while applications were down, student quality had gone up. Sorry I don't have the link.

Also, it's no secret that cutting class size is the easiest way to move up in the rankings. This is because in doing so, it affects multiple areas of the ranking categories (ratio/lsat medians/gpa medians/expenditures).

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby youarereadingthis » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:54 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:There was some article that stated the while applications were down, student quality had gone up. Sorry I don't have the link.

Also, it's no secret that cutting class size is the easiest way to move up in the rankings. This is because in doing so, it affects multiple areas of the ranking categories (ratio/lsat medians/gpa medians/expenditures).


Ya, but one or two schools is not a representative sample size, nor is speculation (or general feelings of toughness) any sort of proof that this is a happening trend.

Cutting class sizes can mean less tuition money, which is probably more important than rank for many schools.

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Re: Slightly easier admission?

Postby handlesthetruth » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:01 pm

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