Emory 2011

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JakeL
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Re: Emory 2011

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:00 pm

rman1201 wrote:
onepass wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
onepass wrote:The fact that Emory takes a bit more time and reviews applications in a more holistic manner is incredibly appealing to me. Personally, I'm far more frustrated with how WUSL is handing out decisions.


Anyone who considers this holistic hasn't done enough LS research.


Law School Numbers only reflects a tiny tiny tiny percentage of the applicants a school receives. It's strange that people base so much on such a tiny sample. Dean Rosenzweig had a post a few pages back that indicated how different the actual Emory graph looks from the LSN graph. I've talked to quite a few people who are at Emory and who work at Emory and I continue to believe that as a school it is fairly holistic in its approach.

LSN Apps to Emory in 09 = 318
Total Apps to Emory = 4,589
LSN = 7% of all Emory apps. While small and self-selected, I wouldn't consider this a "tiny tiny percentage", nor would I consider it small enough to discredit such a strong correlation.



You're certainly far less likely to get a picture of outliers though.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:02 pm

Why is that? Students w/ a whole range of numbers use LSN

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby username99 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:03 pm

That's a great point about outliers. What concerns me about LSN is that for many if not most schools, the lines seem so clearly drawn between acceptance and rejection. Most charts are pretty easily cut into two categories, with some yellow sprinkled in the middle. If the charts are not accurate portraits, why would the lines be so clearly drawn? If they are inaccurate, wouldn't it be more random instead of what seems like very clearly defined numbers?

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby onepass » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:06 pm

I did see their medians. All I'm saying, is that it is dangerous to read too much into the graphs on LSN and to base decisions on where to apply off Law School Predictor. The samples are simply too small. In my personal experience from this cycle, I have been admitted to schools that LSP indicated I would be denied at and that the LSN graph showed me as being surrounded in red. There is some level of holistic approach that goes beyond a school's just looking at your LSAT and GPA.


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Re: Emory 2011

Postby onepass » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:16 pm



Hahahaha! I will agree with you on WashU.

I guess I really like Emory and feel a bit protective. WashU just makes me angry. If Emory only accepts 167 and higher LSAT scores in the first few batches, I will eat my words!

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby username99 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:17 pm

I don't know. I hope it's holistic because I'm below the lsat range. We'll see though.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby onepass » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:19 pm

I am a million times below their LSAT range! I feel really good about my application though. So, we will see!

Also, stupid question, but will decisions come via e-mail or by letter? Or will it be with both and the letter will include financial award information?

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby bergg007 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:20 pm

onepass wrote:I am a million times below their LSAT range! I feel really good about my application though. So, we will see!

Also, stupid question, but will decisions come via e-mail or by letter? Or will it be with both and the letter will include financial award information?


I believe they are paperless and you will receive Scholly with it.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby Stonewall » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:22 pm

onepass wrote:


Hahahaha! I will agree with you on WashU.

I guess I really like Emory and feel a bit protective. WashU just makes me angry. If Emory only accepts 167 and higher LSAT scores in the first few batches, I will eat my words!


you might have to add UGA to that list after this year

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:23 pm

tttlllsss wrote:Why is that? Students w/ a whole range of numbers use LSN


That's true to some extent, but I also believe to some extent that the average TLS or LSN user has higher gpa/LSAT than average applicants.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:25 pm

onepass wrote:I am a million times below their LSAT range! I feel really good about my application though. So, we will see!

Also, stupid question, but will decisions come via e-mail or by letter? Or will it be with both and the letter will include financial award information?


It doesn't hurt to apply. LSP/LSN aren't perfect, especially if you have an unusal app/splitter/urm/etc. They're just useful tools to establish a list of schools you can expect to have a fair shot at so you don't waste hundreds of dollars on app fees to schools you have little-to-no chance at (if you have that kind of money, by all means).

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:28 pm

JakeL wrote:
tttlllsss wrote:Why is that? Students w/ a whole range of numbers use LSN


That's true to some extent, but I also believe to some extent that the average TLS or LSN user has higher gpa/LSAT than average applicants.


Yeah, you could be right about that, in that the LSN data is skewed toward high GPA/LSATs

I wonder what the median LSAT for LSN users is

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby JayWilTheBoat » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:35 pm

So I guess we should be starting to get some decisions in soon... good luck everyone.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:38 pm

Does anyone else's family ask "isn't that a black school?" when they say they applied to Emory?
I guess because it's in GA and sounds like "Ebony"...

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby krad » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:38 pm

rman1201 wrote:Does anyone else's family ask "isn't that a black school?" when they say they applied to Emory?
I guess because it's in GA and sounds like "Ebony"...


lolno! But then again I grew up in FL so they know of the school...

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby Cade McNown » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:39 pm

L :lol: L @ that Emory Admissions Email today. Submitted App in February and appears that I'm at no disadvantage to those of you who submitted back in October. Muahahahahahahahaha

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby username99 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:40 pm

krad wrote:
rman1201 wrote:Does anyone else's family ask "isn't that a black school?" when they say they applied to Emory?
I guess because it's in GA and sounds like "Ebony"...


lolno! But then again I grew up in FL so they know of the school...


Wait, it's not Ebony?!?!?!?!?

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:42 pm

username99 wrote:
krad wrote:
rman1201 wrote:Does anyone else's family ask "isn't that a black school?" when they say they applied to Emory?
I guess because it's in GA and sounds like "Ebony"...


lolno! But then again I grew up in FL so they know of the school...


Wait, it's not Ebony?!?!?!?!?


No. Ebony School of Law is still awaiting accreditation.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:42 pm

Cade McNown wrote:L :lol: L @ that Emory Admissions Email today. Submitted App in February and appears that I'm at no disadvantage to those of you who submitted back in October. Muahahahahahahahaha


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Re: Emory 2011

Postby Sandro » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:42 pm

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby krad » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:42 pm

sad kitteh!!

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby username99 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:45 pm

I love you guys. We're going to be so happy together next year!!!

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby ze2151 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:47 pm

ok... where do we start?

for one, i know from my cycle that just getting accepted at a school didn't mean squat to me until i found out how much money i was getting. in dean ethan's email, he told you, you're going to find that out when you get your acceptance, which, if your acceptance arrives in february, is a full month faster than i found out from any school in my cycle. so there's that.

for two, if you think emory is a school filled will homogenized students (the 3.7/167 automaton) you are sorely mistaken. frankly, hardly anyone here at emory knows about lawschoolnumbers or tls, and even the ones that do know of it give it about as much attention as it deserves. allow me to be your first data point. i am here and i did not score 166/167. emory takes outliers just the same as any other school. we have a strong heritage of diversity. did you know former dean ben johnson ('39) spearheaded a petition to strike down a georgia law causing higher ed. institutions to lose tax exempt status if they should integrate? this occurred in 1962. emory was not dragged into the era of equal protection, it led the way. in that vein, emory remains a super diverse and interesting place to go to school, in any way one can construe diversity; ethnically, religiously, geographically, socially, etc... please, i would appreciate it if you would ease off on comparing emory's students to a nondescript group of people who just happened to make some all-important cutoff.

for three, emory's admissions staff is the most responsive, friendly, hardworking staff i had the pleasure to meet in my cycle, and i met quite a few staffs. this was my experience. i'm sorry if yours hasn't been the same. but have you visited? did you reach out to the school prior to clicking "send" on lsac.org? if emory isn't living up to your expectations, i'm sorry about that. but give them a little time here. remember, you won't enroll until late august. that is over six months away. you still have plenty of time to settle up w/ your lessor and find a quality place to live, wherever you may go.

for four, i don't want to seem insensitive because i can remember all too well the stress of this process. i know for three solid months i got into a serious relationship with my mailman, just hoping the acceptances would roll in. it's tough, and i'm going to try to read all this as (at least most of) you all feeling very eager to get that acceptance and earnestly hoping emory will reciprocate the interest you've shown. hang tough. it will be worth it, and if any of you have questions about the school; or if anyone comes down here and would like me to show him/her around, please let me know.

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Re: Emory 2011

Postby cinephile » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:50 pm

That email we got today's making me nervous. Can't wait to hear back, but still nervous about getting a rejection.




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