2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:26 pm

newyork14 wrote:Is there any way to get this thread pinned like the versions from past cycles?


Only with mod intervention.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby heyduchess » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:01 pm

rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:08 pm

heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.


IMHO all softs fall under the category of "Popeye," that is, "I Yam What I Yam."

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:53 pm

heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.


Do we have a reliable guide for how admissions folks break these schools into groupings? Is a Stanford or Duke or Chicago degree viewed significantly differently from one from Brown, Dartmouth, or Cornell? Which public schools make the cut as "top public"? I agree that the type of school you come from matters, and we've got some evidence that the admissions folks at the top law schools care, but I'd prefer we get something that corresponds to their thinking rather than guess at it. There's a great potential to introduce noise, here.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby heyduchess » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:55 pm

wmbuff wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.


Do we have a reliable guide for how admissions folks break these schools into groupings? Is a Stanford or Duke or Chicago degree viewed significantly differently from one from Brown, Dartmouth, or Cornell? Which public schools make the cut as "top public"? I agree that the type of school you come from matters, and we've got some evidence that the admissions folks at the top law schools care, but I'd prefer we get something that corresponds to their thinking rather than guess at it. There's a great potential to introduce noise, here.


top public is: berk, ucla, mich, uva, unc historically.
i think it's like hyps, ivy, etc.
I'd leave it open for write in's. last year, people wrote in specific schools.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:59 pm

heyduchess wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.


Do we have a reliable guide for how admissions folks break these schools into groupings? Is a Stanford or Duke or Chicago degree viewed significantly differently from one from Brown, Dartmouth, or Cornell? Which public schools make the cut as "top public"? I agree that the type of school you come from matters, and we've got some evidence that the admissions folks at the top law schools care, but I'd prefer we get something that corresponds to their thinking rather than guess at it. There's a great potential to introduce noise, here.


top public is: berk, ucla, mich, uva, unc historically.
i think it's like hyps, ivy, etc.
I'd leave it open for write in's. last year, people wrote in specific schools.


Yeah, we can add a column like that, but it won't collect data for analysis, just user review.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:33 am

wmbuff wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:I'm just here to see every person mark their softs as average or better.


Still v. unclear as to how to gauge softs, but I just used that Reddit post as a guide cuz I always believe what I read on the internet!

Also, should we have caliber of UG institution? Like Ivy/Top 20/Top Public, etc.


Do we have a reliable guide for how admissions folks break these schools into groupings? Is a Stanford or Duke or Chicago degree viewed significantly differently from one from Brown, Dartmouth, or Cornell? Which public schools make the cut as "top public"? I agree that the type of school you come from matters, and we've got some evidence that the admissions folks at the top law schools care, but I'd prefer we get something that corresponds to their thinking rather than guess at it. There's a great potential to introduce noise, here.


top public is: berk, ucla, mich, uva, unc historically.
i think it's like hyps, ivy, etc.
I'd leave it open for write in's. last year, people wrote in specific schools.


Yeah, we can add a column like that, but it won't collect data for analysis, just user review.


And added, for those who want to compare degrees. No analysis on these new columns but what you do in your head.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby legalbeegul » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm

What does the "WE" column in the spreadsheets mean?

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:54 pm

legalbeegul wrote:What does the "WE" column in the spreadsheets mean?


As stated last time this was asked, Work Experience.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:12 pm

I've added an interview field and dates for the request and the interview to Virginia, Northwestern, Cornell, Texas, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and Wash U. Do any of the others do interviews often enough to be worth collecting that data?

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby jel2184 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm

Im a newbie to these but what does LS22 index mean? Obviously its an index of your gpa and lsat but what is the scale and does a certain threshold mean anything? Thanks

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby wmbuff » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:20 pm

jel2184 wrote:Im a newbie to these but what does LS22 index mean? Obviously its an index of your gpa and lsat but what is the scale and does a certain threshold mean anything? Thanks


It's just an index that lawschool22 developed to help us get an idea of our relative strengths as applicants. It doesn't represent anything on the schools' end necessarily, but may serve as a proxy for the indexes some of them use.

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby AvatarMeelo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Was looking for this - bumping this back to the first page. Keep up the good work homie!

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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets

Postby mwells56 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:29 pm

bump/asking if there's any chance the mods can sticky this




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