EMZE wrote:Something else I wanted to comment on was that CLS mentioned in the deferral letter that this years early decision applicant pool has been stronger than ever before. Though the program doesn't exactly have some decades long history from which to really draw great statistics from, it would seem to run counter to all the expectations that this would be the most generous cycle since the downturn of the legal market/LSAT takers. I've tried to make the leap in my mind as to what would cause that, what with all the strange and out of range (typically at the lower end) acceptances we have seen from other schools that would make this the case at CLS. Maybe more people feel they have a shot and are ED'ng to Columbia, whereas in other circumstances they would have ED'd somewhere in the MPV range?
Tough break man, I'm sure my deferral is in the queue.
About the letter saying that this year's (ED) applicant pool is stronger than ever, every school says that every year. I really don't think I've ever seen a rejection letter that didn't say that. It might even be true this year (your theory about people taking a gamble hoping this year's applicant pool might be soft definitely applies to me), but they're always gonna talk about how strong the applicant pool is.