yepyepyep wrote:Two fear-inducing thoughts I'd appreciate getting debunked:
(1) Harvard decided this year was the year to reduce their class size, especially with their drop to 3 in the rankings probably having to do with their class size being 3x that of Y and S;
(2) Since applications were lower, and thus Harvard probably regular accepted applicants with profiles they normally don't, those people would be less likely to deny Harvard (since there's less likelihood they got into S and/or Y), and so the number of spots for WLs will be less.
These thoughts make me sad
(1) Not happening. Friends of mine who attended the ASWs said that Harvard was arguing that its size is an advantage over Y and S all the fucking time. Plus, tuition dollars are the most stable form of income for a law school. Harvard would have to reduce their faculty size in order to balance the reduction in tuition. I can think of 3 new faculty hires in the past 2 years.
(2a) Nowhere on LSN does it indicate that Harvard dipped below their LSAT/GPA averages in amounts larger than in previous years.
(2b) This effect would've also hit Stanford. I don't think it has from the LSN numbers.