Gail wrote:I don't want to say anything bad about Indiana again. Especially since I would have been really excited to attend had I gotten the 120k (or even if they were to do something like OOS waivers + 10k).
I'm more surprised by the sudden change of direction. Some have said that this is a long run strategy, which I could agree with. It just seems like, given the state of the law school climate as it is (Illinois taking a rankings hit and everyone likely seeing some slowdown in what has been a rapid median inflation over the last decade) IUB could have been primed to really do something incredible this year.
I could easily see their current strategy back-firing, putting them two steps back. Then again, people have said that there are a lot of defers and if Indiana offers 120k to enough people over both medians, they could surprise everyone yet.
It just makes it appear that a certain level of talent (however much that is measured by numbers) is not inherently worth anything but is entirely arbitrary. If I get in this year with 10K (for example) and the people with my exact same numbers in the classes before and after me (if they go back to chasing LSATs next year) have full rides, that would make me a very unhappy student. Why are they worth that much more because they applied a year before or after me? (I understand the rankings thing, I'm just making a theoretical argument.) Just annoying. I'll still attend if I can get some kind of decent scholly, but I think the massive difference that just one year makes is little sketchy.