ohpobrecito wrote:I would say definitely not, particularly after this past cycle.
Exactly. See below:
Mike Spivey wrote:At most places where i consistently speak with admissions friends application are down or level. The one school I know of where applications are up is WUSTL, which makes a good deal of sense given that they gave out so an unprecedented amount of money last cycle. Almost categorically schools seem acutely worried about a dearth in LSAT scores and that their medians will drop, including way up towards the top.
That is what I know, hopefully we will get some data soon.
Mike Spivey wrote:I can't give specifics for confidentiality reasons, with both clients and friends who are in the admissions world, but what we seem to be seeing early on, even at the top (which always trickles down so will impact middle of tier 1) is the strong*potential* (still early but growing evidence) that floors on gpa will be lowered or considerably lowered for a mad LSAT free for all AND that top schools may be offering substantial money early. The scholarship early part would be a boon for leveraging offers before the LSAC date when schools can say "accept our money or we can rescind your offer" .
So again, early indication is very good news for you dashing folks. This could be about the best cycle ever for applicants.
Mike Spivey wrote:My prediction 3 weeks ago was that we would see a good deal more admits at previously established floors, but not a lowering of the floors. So the early evidence is I was off and there may be a more seismic change.
Mike Spivey wrote:Yep, "mad LSAT free for all" as in trying to gobble up LSATs at the top because they are in short supply rather than the LSAT scores are angry from lack of company. (although that might apply here too)
Mike Spivey wrote:...I mean LSAT scores in the 173+ range.
For schools I think just about everyone is going to be impacted although t3 perhaps less so than the others. Still, even at a t3 I think there already might be some shift in strategy. No mas on this!
You can read more over in this thread around page 62 onward: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=197451&start=1525