Dignan wrote:sure seem to be a lot fewer offers for 2010 than there were for 2009. This might be a case of people not updating their profiles yet, but I suspect that we're going to see at least a few more offers.
Right, but couldn't that also be multiple people getting offered the same $$$? So, once someone says "I'm not coming even with the money," NU can offer that money to someone else and they now both show $$$ on LSN.
It's possible--though, as I understand things, most law schools factor in yield rate when they make their offers. In other words, the offering school knows that many applicants will turn down the scholarship money and attend other schools, and so the school offers much more money than it has in its scholarship budget. In the event that the yield rate is worse than projected, then the school will have money left over to offer to other candidates. But if the yield rate is better or the same as projected, then there is no money left over and no second round of offers.
I know that most schools proceed like I described above, but it's possible that NU is different. It's also possible, as was suggested earlier today, that NU is being extra conservative because of uncertainty about this year's cycle. But I don't know if there was a significant second wave of offers last year, and I'm not sure if there will be one this year.