farewelltoarms wrote:As to the person who speculated that the same number of applicants are applying as last year but just to more schools, I find that suspect. I would think that alot more people are applying this year as people who tried to find jobs last year but couldn't turn to law school. Secondly, I really think that the average person, not on TLS forums, really only applies to a handful of different schools. I doubt that most people can afford the application fees for 10+ different schools, or even the out of state tuition for most schools.
If you look at the total number of applicants, the number signing up on LSN rises each year as the site becomes more popular. I think more and more people are covering their bases this year because they want to make absolute sure they get in somewhere, and more and more people are using LSN and TLS to educate themselves better about the application process. But there's also more debt aversion right now, especially with the uncertainty of the future of the legal market. Dean Pless of Illinois posted on this very site that applications have skyrocketed, but the total number of applicants hasn't dramatically risen. That was back in November or so, so I don't know if that trend has held up, but so far, that seems to make sense.
I agree with farewelltoarms. Also, take a look at the number of UF applicants listed on LSN, this year and last - about the same. The number of acceptances this year already beats the number of acceptances through the end of last, from what I remember.
Also, consider that some people might only apply to a few law schools. These people will almost never sign up for LSN. LSN gives you a warped view in this way.
alanabanana wrote:well I am a 161, 3.6 and it would really suck to be placed on the waitlist. I am placed on the waitlist of GW, a school ranked way higher than UF, but that seems to mean nothing to UF. My decision is in transit 3/16, so my fingers are crossed. But, if it's waitlist..I remain a nole! But, a change of scenery would be nice after 4 yearssss. We shall see.
words of encouragement are always splendid.
I've been routing for you, and perhaps there is still hope - certainly from the waitlist, if that's where you unfortunately end up, given your relatively high numbers. If I were you, I would delay making my seat deposit at FSU for as long as possible, and never withdraw from UF's waitlist.