More WL movement than in years past?

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bingbang1025
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More WL movement than in years past?

Postby bingbang1025 » Fri May 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Question from a waitlisted applicant....

Given that law school applications are significantly down (and apparently, top LSAT-scorers are where the biggest drop is coming from), does this mean that schools must reach deeper into their applicant pools, in turn making this a better year to be waitlisted?

brotoss
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Re: More WL movement than in years past?

Postby brotoss » Fri May 11, 2012 4:03 pm

I hope so...but I'm skeptical. I'm waitlisted at three schools around T24-T35. It seems they haven't rejected anyone and instead placed like almost every application on a waitlist or quasi-waitlist.

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BarcaCrossesTheAlps
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Re: More WL movement than in years past?

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Fri May 11, 2012 4:34 pm

I've been admitted to virtually every WL school I had.... I applied (late) to 20+ schools. About 4 denied, 6 accepted, and roughly 10 wait listed me. I withdrew from all of two schools.... Deposited and now I'm figuring on where to go.

I think this is a weird year. Very weird... of course everything is relative. But from my vantage point, I'd say they are taking more from the WL. There are other factors, too. I think (no evidence for..) more people are deciding not go as well, which frees spots up. I've seen many people decide to drop law school for a year due to the costs, and rightly so.




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