Law Schools Browse LSN for YP?

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Huey Freeman
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Law Schools Browse LSN for YP?

Postby Huey Freeman » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:53 am

This might be a bit of a stretch, but I can't help but wonder if top law schools scan LSN to see where applicants have already gotten in to yield protect more.
For example, let's say there's an applicant with a 3.XX GPA/1XX LSAT/and softs y and z. It isn't too hard to determine exactly who that applicant is.

Now, let's say this applicant gets admitted to Yale. Would a school like Chicago be able to notice this from LSN and waitlist him, to see if he's really committed? I mean, the chances of someone matriculating to Chicago after getting into Yale aren't statistically super high.

I mean, this may only apply to a select group of applicants, maybe URMs (as there's a smaller pool to guess LSN profiles from in general), but it might explain why some people get into a high ranked school and then get hit with waitlists at lower ranked ones.

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Re: Law Schools Browse LSN for YP?

Postby Yukos » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:27 pm

1) It's very easy for school X to guess whether an applicant will get into school Y if they have his application. Really, they could just go on mylsn.info and save themselves a lot of time.

2) I'm sure it's extremely easy to match an applicant to a LSN profile assuming the applicant put in more than just his raw numbers (e.g. date he applied, state residency or a soft). Trawling LSN for many of your applicants would be really time consuming though.

3) In general, the better schools release decisions before after the worse schools. Even people who get into Harvard in the first wave could've heard already from UVA, UM and Boalt. Stanford is generally the last T14 to release decisions.

To sum, worrying that law schools are going to identify your LSN profile is not a good reason to not have one. Schools have no problem knowing who to yield protect, and YP decisions are made before you get into HYS. Just don't trash talk schools on LSN and you should be fine.
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Re: Law Schools Browse LSN for YP?

Postby mlansky » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:59 pm

Yukos wrote:3) In general, the better schools release decisions before the worse schools. Even people who get into Harvard in the first wave could've heard already from UVA, UM and Boalt. Stanford is generally the last T14 to release decisions.


...waittttttasecoond, did you mean to say after instead of before?

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Re: Law Schools Browse LSN for YP?

Postby Yukos » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:32 pm

mlansky wrote:
Yukos wrote:3) In general, the better schools release decisions before the worse schools. Even people who get into Harvard in the first wave could've heard already from UVA, UM and Boalt. Stanford is generally the last T14 to release decisions.


...waittttttasecoond, did you mean to say after instead of before?


Yep :/




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