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droctii
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Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby droctii » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:34 pm

Not sure if anyone has ever made a thread/publicly discussed this here, but how frequently do you think someone from the admissions department privately monitors TLS? After some thought, it occurred to me that it would not be too difficult to identify certain posters based on their profiles (stated gpa, lsat score, location, etc.), especially if I had a database of applicants.

That being said, do you think some of the comments made in various threads by posters about specific schools may influence how a candidate is reviewed?

Just saying...

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby moxy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm

droctii wrote:Not sure if anyone has ever made a thread/publicly discussed this here, but how frequently do you think someone from the admissions department privately monitors TLS? After some thought, it occurred to me that it would not be too difficult to identify certain posters based on their profiles (stated gpa, lsat score, location, etc.), especially if I had a database of applicants.

That being said, do you think some of the comments made in various threads by posters about specific schools may influence how a candidate is reviewed?

Just saying...


I would think/hope that they have better things to do.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:02 pm

moxy wrote:
droctii wrote:Not sure if anyone has ever made a thread/publicly discussed this here, but how frequently do you think someone from the admissions department privately monitors TLS? After some thought, it occurred to me that it would not be too difficult to identify certain posters based on their profiles (stated gpa, lsat score, location, etc.), especially if I had a database of applicants.

That being said, do you think some of the comments made in various threads by posters about specific schools may influence how a candidate is reviewed?

Just saying...


I would think/hope that they have better things to do.

I am pretty darn sure that at least some adcomms do monitor TLS.

Recently in the Fordham thread someone pointed out a typo in their decision listing on the status checker and 15 minutes later it was changed. Not conclusive, I know, but interesting. Quite honestly, I would be very surprised if most adcomms didn't have a member or two that checks TLS at least occasionally, if for no other reason than to see what people are saying about their school.

ETA: also, I think I remember reading on the TLS interview with Fordham's dean that he said people should be "a class act on TLS" or something like that, suggesting that it could be seen...

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby Phightins » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:06 pm

Some adcomms even have accounts on TLS and post occassionally. A good rule of thumb is "if you have to think about saying/posting something before you do, it's probably best not to."

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:11 pm

I know for a fact the Dean of Emory is on TLS as he post updates occasionally and I would bet that other schools are on here as well

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby moxy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:13 pm

mcdeeremitch wrote:I know for a fact the Dean of Emory is on TLS as he post updates occasionally and I would bet that other schools are on here as well


Nice guy .. his posts are informative. I think the OP is curious about any 'private' monitoring which happens behind the scenes .. and if such monitoring affects admission outcomes.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby alwayslovely » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:14 pm

Dean Shively of Wake Forest - He posts weekly. Keeps you updated on the admissions process and responds to comments in the thread.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:17 pm

moxy wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:I know for a fact the Dean of Emory is on TLS as he post updates occasionally and I would bet that other schools are on here as well


Nice guy .. his posts are informative. I think the OP is curious about any 'private' monitoring which happens behind the scenes .. and if such monitoring affects admission outcomes.


Yes he is a nice guy..but I gotcha...in regards to private monitoring I'm sure schools are not spending their nights and weekends stalking the threads but I wouild imagine that they sometimes browse...I think that as long as you don't come off as a complete and total idiot you should be fine

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby mrjohnsterman » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:18 pm

kinda off topic, but when we signed up for this site did they reserve the right to sell our email addresses and corresponding information (to law schools)?

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby droctii » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:32 pm

I agree with what you all have been saying. Most comments around here tend to be respectful, insight or well-intentioned, which is a good thing. I've always been cautious about electronic/digital (whatever you call it) footprints (I'm not a big FB user, etc.).

If I were a dean of admission, I'd spend an hour or so (maybe on the weekend) looking on threads about my school on forums like this to get a feel of the general sentiment toward the school (discounted accordingly for the self selecting, limited sample size), for a glimpse into the "real" thoughts of potential candidates (what kind of expectations, misconceptions, issues might be on the horizon from incoming students), and to find out about any scholarship negotiation tactics that candidates may be trying to use "this year."

But, that's me...
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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:34 pm

mrjohnsterman wrote:kinda off topic, but when we signed up for this site did they reserve the right to sell our email addresses and corresponding information (to law schools)?


I suppose TLS could do this, but given that it goes completely against the purpose of this website, don't worry about it.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby SarahT » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Again, brilliant choice of profile names on my part.

I am so original and creative. They'll never find me out.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby eaper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Texas Tech's Dean of Admissions has also answered some questions on the forums, so he's at least been around.

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby KibblesnBitts » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:49 pm

SarahT wrote:Again, brilliant choice of profile names on my part.

I am so original and creative. They'll never find me out.


Good morning class. A certain...agitator...for privacy's sake let's call her...Lisa S. No, that's too obvious...uuuh, let's say L. Simpson - Principal Skinner

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby duckmoney » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Paul Pless used to post on TLS all the time. Everyone thought he was a super nice and helpful guy...

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Re: Deans of Admission / Admission staff on TLS

Postby Opie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 pm

duckmoney wrote:Paul Pless used to post on TLS all the time. Everyone thought he was a super nice and helpful guy...


Espescially if your numbers aren't good enough to get into UIUC.




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