Pleasye wrote:I'm sure even if they didn't schedule it in anticipation of the rankings release they are well prepared to answer questions about it. As Dean Gold stated in that email they announced a few weeks ago that part of the plan for LLS going forward is to release the size of incoming 1L classes which I know makes prospective students want to die because it might lessen their chances but it really is a good thing once you are a 1L. Smaller classes means less people to compete with for jobs.
Also, I think I've said this in here before but one of the things that has most impressed me about LLS is how hard our career services office works. As 1Ls we are required to meet with a career counselor in November and mine turned out to be super helpful. I filled out a form that told her of my interests beforehand and she made sure to address all of them and explain to me their different hiring practices and what they looked for. She also reviewed my resume (several times) and cover letter and met with me in February when I was getting anxious about getting a job for this summer. Professor's are also (from what I have seen) willing to meet with students and give advice and even contact information for colleagues/acquaintances of theirs.
All of this is good to hear. I've been told much of this before, but it is good to have it reinforced. I can't remember; which year are you in? In the interest of full disclosure (and I don't mean this to be rude), are you employed as any type of an ambassador or representative of the school?
As for cutting class size, I think this is excellent as well. I know of a few other schools that are doing the same. I'm also hoping a good chunk of schools (basically, the TTTT paper mills) will completely go out of business in the next couple of years. This might be wishful thinking, but the law school industry can't keep cranking out way more grads than projected openings.
Anyhow, thanks again.