Unitas wrote:xeckosk8trx wrote:Welcome to my world.
University of Iowa (26)
University of Cincinnati (52)
Case Western Reserve Univesirty (55) $10,000
Louisiana State University (75)
University of Buffalo-SUNY (87)
Catholic University (94) $10,000
Florida International University (Tier 4)
Nova Southeastern University (Tier4)
Florida Coastal ( Tier 4) $15,000
William and Mary (28)
University of North Carolina (30)
Washington and Lee (30)
American University (45)
Tulane University (45)
University of Florida (51)
Villanova Law (61)
Penn State University (65)
University of Miami (71)
DePaul University (87)
Loyola Chicago (87)
Do you maybe think the reason for so many waitlists is people applying to 50 schools like this??? You were accepted to almost the same amount I applied to.
You are correct. However, in order to give themselves a "snowball's chance in hell", people have to apply to many schools. It has continued to the point that an average applicant is applying to 20+ schools, and it's not unusual for people to do 30-40. That was unheard of just a decade ago. The irony is that the applications have "snowballed" out of control.
Maybe the ABA should consider imposing a limit of, say, 15 schools per applicant within a cycle. That's plenty. And maybe there should be a 3-strikes rule, where you can only apply to any first-year JD program twice in a lifetime. And maybe there should be a 2 in 5 rule for taking the LSAT. That is, 2 times within 5 years. That would get everything back under control by making people choose judiciously when they take the LSAT and what schools they apply to. But the LSAC would hate that b/c it makes so much money in the current system.