law review at big schools?

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henry flower
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law review at big schools?

Postby henry flower » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:42 am

Is it harder to make law review at schools with large classes like Georgetown and Harvard, since there are more applicants competing for the slots? Or is it somehow scaled?

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby Grizz » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:44 am

1) Go look up how many people got on LR from each school.
2) Do your own math.
3) ???
4) Profit!

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby henry flower » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:36 pm

really!? i'm terrible at math, and this seems like something TLS should know...

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:40 pm

henry flower wrote:really!? i'm terrible at math, and this seems like something TLS should know...


It is a legitimate question. Carry on...

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby JazzOne » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:42 pm

It's hard to make law review.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:42 pm

henry flower wrote:really!? i'm terrible at math, and this seems like something TLS should know...


Being able to interpret readily accessible statistical data should be a skill worth having.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby henry flower » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:48 pm

It is a skill worth having... but I don't have it and I'm sure someone on here has a definitive-sounding answer. Obviously, it's hard to get LR; I'm asking for relative difficulty.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:51 pm

henry flower wrote:It is a skill worth having... but I don't have it and I'm sure someone on here has a definitive-sounding answer. Obviously, it's hard to get LR; I'm asking for relative difficulty.


It's relatively hard.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby henry flower » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:54 pm

Haha, you guys suck. I'll see if I can figure it out and report back.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby Cavalier » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:10 am

Step 1: Determine class size at school
Step 2: Determine number of law review invites that go out to each class
Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby JazzOne » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:55 am

Cavalier wrote:Step 1: Determine class size at school
Step 2: Determine number of law review invites that go out to each class
Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.

So, which ones are harder? Can you just tell me?

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby henry flower » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:00 am

This forum has certainly claimed to have answers for questions much more arcane than mine... also, that "Profit!" meme is really obnoxious.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:07 am

Here is class size info if that helps with at least part of figuring this out. I felt compelled to attempt to provide something useful after OP getting pounded ITT.

From: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=141338

1. Stanford University 170
2. University of Chicago 191
3. Cornell University 205
4. Yale University 214
5. Duke University 228
6. University of Pennsylvania 255
7. Northwestern University 271
8. University of California – Berkeley 292
9. University of Virginia 368
10. University of Michigan 371
11. Columbia University 397
12. New York University 450
13. Georgetown University 463
14. Harvard University 559

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby JazzOne » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:09 am

The thing is, even if you calculate the selectivity of each LR, you still won't know how hard it is to get on. Some schools are more competitive than others, so even if a top school takes a larger percentage of the class, it could still be more challenging than getting on LR at a lower-ranked school where a smaller percentage of the class makes LR.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby ggocat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:14 am

edited: haha. I am in fact an idiot.
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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby dailygrind » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:29 am

ggocat wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower higher lower the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.


no, he's right. it's because he did the process backwards (from an intuitive standpoint) when he divided class size by the number of law review invites rather than law review invites by class size. so the resulting ratio is better when lower rather than better when higher.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby JazzOne » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:12 am

dailygrind wrote:
ggocat wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower higher lower the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.


no, he's right. it's because he did the process backwards (from an intuitive standpoint) when he divided class size by the number of law review invites rather than law review invites by class size. so the resulting ratio is better when lower rather than better when higher.

lol

Correction fail

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby JG Hall » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:05 am

go to Yale.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby ggocat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:35 am

dailygrind wrote:
ggocat wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower higher lower the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.


no, he's right. it's because he did the process backwards (from an intuitive standpoint) when he divided class size by the number of law review invites rather than law review invites by class size. so the resulting ratio is better when lower rather than better when higher.


haha. I am in fact an idiot.
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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby AC Vegas » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:54 am

ggocat wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
ggocat wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Step 3: Divide the class size by the number of law review invites. The lower higher lower higher the number, the higher the portion of the class that gets law review.


no, he's right. it's because he did the process backwards (from an intuitive standpoint) when he divided class size by the number of law review invites rather than law review invites by class size. so the resulting ratio is better when lower rather than better when higher.

"divide the class size by the number of law review invites" = #LawReview / ClassSize
(e.g., "divide 100 by 10" = 10 / 100).
Assume class size of 100 and law review invites of 10. The result is 0.10; 10% of the class gets law review.
Assume class size of 100 and law review invites of 20. The result is 0.20; 20% of the class gets law review.

The higher the number, the greater the portion of the class that gets law review.


Swing and a miss.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby Gemini » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:56 am

ITT, the OP is too lazy to do the work himself.

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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby WVUCelticFan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:01 pm

ggocat wrote:"divide the class size by the number of law review invites" = #LawReview / ClassSize Class size / # Law Review
(e.g., "divide 100 by 10" = 10 / 100 100 /10).
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Re: law review at big schools?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:53 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this thread. Thanks.




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