lawschool22 wrote:dubster101 wrote:Seems like almost everyone who has gotten a JS2 in the last week has been at or above the LSAT median (173+).
Definitely seems like the vast majority of admits were the so-called "locks" or close to it. I'm guessing they're going to withhold judgement on the folks (like me) with borderline stats for a bit until they see how the class shapes up.
I certainly hope that's the explanation! As Workingtitle points out, there are zillions of other possible explanations. I'd be curious to know especially about who interviewed the recent admits. Maybe JS can decide more quickly about the people she herself interviews, I don't know. At a certain point we're just torturing ourselves with idle speculation (which isn't to say I'll stop doing it any time soon!).
One encouraging data set can be found on mylsn (http://mylsn.info/whenwilliknow.php), if you select Harvard and application sent in November, you'll see that about the same number of November people were admitted in Jan-Apr as in December itself, so there's plenty of time. (It's quick and dirty, I have no idea how many of these people got early JS1s and slow conversion or got late JS1s and quick turnaround, but it's at least a bit of optimistic perspective.)
Happy holidays, and since there won't be any news try to get off of TLS!
-A Felllow Fretter