Effect of applications being down

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Effect of applications being down

Postby sid.bahl » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:19 pm

Hey guys. I've been reading quite a bit about the fact that law school applications are at an all-time low. How do you think this will affect law school admissions decisions? In our favor? Or against us?

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby TripTrip » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:21 pm

sid.bahl wrote:Hey guys. I've been reading quite a bit about the fact that law school applications are at an all-time low. How do you think this will affect law school admissions decisions? In our favor? Or against us?

It will be terrible for us. Law schools are going to see their applicants and just close outright.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby TheThriller » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:44 pm

You should probably use the forum search function or your common sense.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby longlivetheking » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:43 am

lol this thread will end well.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby guano » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:21 am

longlivetheking wrote:lol this poster will end well.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Zombie Apocalypse and WWIII

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:45 pm

The TLS and correct answer is that admissions committees will lower their standards. We've already seen their standards relax last year.

How severely they do so will depend on how much schools lower their class sizes. If they aren't willing to, their numbers will lower. If they are willing to, their numbers may not suffer much.

The effect is that on average the applicant will get into a few more of his/her targets and will probably get into a reach.

TLS also predicts that you have a better chance of getting off the waitlist this year.

Also, at schools that are keen to maintain their numbers splitters will do better.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:51 pm

Thank you for your help everyone!

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:57 pm

The interesting question is who is not applying anymore.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:05 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:The interesting question is who is not applying anymore.


The 3.9's and 175 LSAT types that would rather not gamble on the roulette wheel who will instead get an MBA or do something else more lucrative. But for people like me, who have always wanted to be a lawyer, I unfornuately have to gamble. At least my gamble will be at a elite LS if I so choose to pursue this route.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:07 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:The interesting question is who is not applying anymore.


The 3.9's and 175 LSAT types that would rather not gamble on the roulette wheel who will instead get an MBA or do something else more lucrative. But for people like me, who have always wanted to be a lawyer, I unfornuately have to gamble. At least my gamble will be at a elite LS if I so choose to pursue this route.

Source

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:12 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:The interesting question is who is not applying anymore.


The 3.9's and 175 LSAT types that would rather not gamble on the roulette wheel who will instead get an MBA or do something else more lucrative. But for people like me, who have always wanted to be a lawyer, I unfornuately have to gamble. At least my gamble will be at a elite LS if I so choose to pursue this route.

Source


That information has been posted on TLS as well as on LSAC's website numerous times. A lot of people with very high LSAT scores are choosing to not attend law school even though they have the least amount of risk due to their numbers. And the people with very bad numbers are continuing to apply to law school.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:15 pm

Why would they take the LSAT then?!?! Seems like an utter waste of time to me...

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:16 pm

"Source: da Internet. Find it yourself bitch"

That non douchey behavior is encouraged in table 42 of the bluebook.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby TheThriller » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:18 pm

Here is a breakdown of the answer you are looking for since the ability to use the search function seems to escape you.

You're MBA and WE will have more effect on your cycle then declining apps. However, the effect is negligible:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=205200&p=6491718#p6491718

The fact that you are Indian/Asian will have no effect on your cycle. You are not a URM bro.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=205316&p=6498464#p6498464

And don't appeal a rejection. Suck it up and get over yourself. People get rejected from law school everyday.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=205317&p=6498465#p6498465

I would run through and list all the threads that popped up on a simple search of "declining applications" but I'm not that altruistic.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:20 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:"Source: da Internet. Find it yourself bitch"

That non douchey behavior is encouraged in table 42 of the bluebook.



I am strapping up my "J's" right now. I am about to go ball on some fools on the hardwood. Otherwise, I would look it up. But seriously, a lot of peeps with high LSAT's are oping out of law school altogether.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:22 pm

sid.bahl wrote:Why would they take the LSAT then?!?! Seems like an utter waste of time to me...


Some of these people are the types that study for 50 hours and show up on test day and pull 170's.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:24 pm

The Thiller - Thanks for your help although I didn't request it. Much appreciated and sorry to take up so much of your time. I'm still not sure what this "search" function means. Perhaps I'll learn how to use it in law school.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby Ave » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:27 pm

They might not be simply opting out altogether; LSAT scores are valid for 5 years and that allows for people to wait a few years before applying/going to law school while figuring out if legal market is going to be worth the tuition and the three years.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby hannnahbb » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:29 pm

TheThriller wrote:Here is a breakdown of the answer you are looking for since the ability to use the search function seems to escape you.

You're MBA and WE will have more effect on your cycle then declining apps. However, the effect is negligible:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=205200&p=6491718#p6491718

The fact that you are Indian/Asian will have no effect on your cycle. You are not a URM bro.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=205316&p=6498464#p6498464

And don't appeal a rejection. Suck it up and get over yourself. People get rejected from law school everyday.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=205317&p=6498465#p6498465

I would run through and list all the threads that popped up on a simple search of "declining applications" but I'm not that altruistic.


Seriously if you're going to take the time to help don't be such a dick about it, some people don't get how these forums work entirely.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:30 pm

sid.bahl wrote:The Thiller - Thanks for your help although I didn't request it. Much appreciated and sorry to take up so much of your time. I'm still not sure what this "search" function means. Perhaps I'll learn how to use it in law school.

Some users think it's their duty to limit what they consider redundant threads even though it isn't their business.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby thelawyler » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:33 pm

sid.bahl wrote:The Thiller - Thanks for your help although I didn't request it. Much appreciated and sorry to take up so much of your time. I'm still not sure what this "search" function means. Perhaps I'll learn how to use it in law school.


Yeah, research ability using search is a good skill for a lawyer to have.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:34 pm

thelawyler wrote:
sid.bahl wrote:The Thiller - Thanks for your help although I didn't request it. Much appreciated and sorry to take up so much of your time. I'm still not sure what this "search" function means. Perhaps I'll learn how to use it in law school.


Yeah, research skills is a good skill for a lawyer to have.

It'd be sweeter though if instead of WLing I could ask a forum for free and that forum wasn't comprised of cockbags.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:37 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
sid.bahl wrote:The Thiller - Thanks for your help although I didn't request it. Much appreciated and sorry to take up so much of your time. I'm still not sure what this "search" function means. Perhaps I'll learn how to use it in law school.

Some users think it's their duty to limit what they consider redundant threads even though it isn't their business.



Yeah. I just don't see the need to be such a douche. It doesn't affect him at all.

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Re: Effect of applications being down

Postby TheThriller » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:48 pm

Sorry if I hurt your feelings dude. TLS is all about tough love.




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