jbagelboy wrote:I've mentioned this before in other quarters, but the number of people getting into CLS off reserve is larger the doom and gloom here indicates. LSN sample of reserve to admit is deceptively small. In large part, what accounts for this is a lot of people stop updating LSN profiles after May (note the massive "pending" and unchanged WL sections from previous years), and when dealing with such small sample sizes, if TLS/LSN are particularly unrepresentative in any given year it can cause a sizable discrepancy.
I know too many people at CLS who were admitted over the summer for the 3% figure to hold. It's a non-negligible portion of the entering class. Although I will say, people admitted off reserve tend to have spectacularly high LSATs: 175+. If you're really curious, contact the admissions office and get an accurate figure of the #/% of reserve admits.
Credible anecdote + valid criticism of the data = great points. I neglected to consider that people weren't as religiously dedicated to their LSN profiles as I am to mine, so I'm glad to hear this view. Hopefully this is the silver-lining some people need to sooth the waitlist stings of today.