chrisbru wrote:DportIA wrote:
You are correct--155. I know one of our professors was talking about the shortfall the smaller class sizes means. I think the rankings in March will treat Iowa well, however, for increasing their GPA/LSAT medians with fewer apps across the country. Is this your take?
I'd say Iowa will at least hold steady, if not climb back up a spot or two, based on all things considered. We know that medians went up, and class size went down, which are both positive things in the ranking (generally speaking at least). The thing we don't know is bar passage rate and employment statistics. If those are both improving, we could maybe even be back in the top 25 again.
Nick, do you care to share your experience of finals with the prospects since you just finished your first semester exams?
Prospective students: Finals will still be all but unbearable between Thanksgiving and your last final, but they are much, much better if you are just persistent with your readings, outline, and review from the beginning. If you put in a strong, good faith effort from the beginning, while still giving yourself time to be social and have* (edit) fun throughout the semester (tapering towards the end), you will be OK and probably find yourself in the top half of the class.