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JD2B2015
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LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby JD2B2015 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:18 pm

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've reviewed the Useful Links post (posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=152447) in this forum and had a question about the strengths and weaknesses of LawSchoolNumbers (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com) and AdmissionsDean (http://www.admissionsdean.com). What are the benefits of establishing a profile on these sites? Does someone become a member simply to satisfy a voyeuristic curiosity or do these types of sites provide reliable metrics to help predict specific admissions outcomes? Any with experience (or cautionary tales) about either site would be greatly appreciated.

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minnbills
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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby minnbills » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:26 pm

I would venture a guess that for schools that have tons of applicants, they can be very accurate at guaging one's chances.

Data on a school with 800 applicants and very clearly defined trends on the GPA/LSAT graph will probably be very accurate.

On the other hand, a school with only 20 applicants participating on one of thse sites is much more sketchy.

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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby JD2B2015 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:37 pm

That makes sense -- like any crowd sourcing website, it's pretty much all about the numbers. Not sure if either one of these sites has the traffic/subscribers it would take to move the needle in either direction. We'll see, the cycle has just begun!

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bport hopeful
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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:40 pm

LSN pretty much dictated my cycle, save for one school.

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Kilpatrick
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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:42 pm

Never heard of admissionsdean but lawschoolnumbers was a pretty awesome resource when I was applying.

JD2B2015
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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby JD2B2015 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:01 pm

LSN pretty much dictated my cycle, save for one school.

Never heard of admissionsdean but lawschoolnumbers was a pretty awesome resource when I was applying.


Oh, okay, thanks for the feedback. It's good to know that these types of sites provide value. :o

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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:12 pm

JD2B2015 wrote:Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've reviewed the Useful Links post (posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=152447) in this forum and had a question about the strengths and weaknesses of LawSchoolNumbers (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com) and AdmissionsDean (http://www.admissionsdean.com). What are the benefits of establishing a profile on these sites? Does someone become a member simply to satisfy a voyeuristic curiosity or do these types of sites provide reliable metrics to help predict specific admissions outcomes? Any with experience (or cautionary tales) about either site would be greatly appreciated.

Dude is a liar, an alt, and a shill for AdmissionsDean.com. It's kind of sad that someone is faking being 0Ls in order to talk about how great that site is. Apparently this person has been doing it for some time, too, under multiple accounts.

And now they're banned.

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A cautionary tale: It turns out that several past posters on TLS claiming to use and like AdmissionsDean.com were all this guy. Which means their AdmissionsDean.com profiles must have been fake, too. Do you want to rely on a site full of fake profiles?

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vanwinkle
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Re: LawSchoolNumbers & AdmissionsDean

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:51 pm

bport hopeful wrote:LSN pretty much dictated my cycle, save for one school.

I'd just like to note that LSN has been useful for TLS posters year in and year out since I registered. They're trustworthy and have a good reputation, as far as I know. IMO, they're legit.




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