Nom Sawyer wrote:It sounds like schools often accept off the waiting list in particular response to certain needs, such as replacing a High LSAT or finishing the balance for diversity... thus I'd think that the waitlist would still be pretty large, but definitely not on the order of larger than the class.
A couple hundred at most would be my guess.
yeah, my guess would be closer to that number than over 550-600. In the article Benito posted, an adcomm from Duke undergrad (IIRC) spoke about how they sometimes don't have enough oboe or violin players in their incoming class and have to pull off the waitlist to fill the gap. Law schools want diversity in many areas, but I don't think there are enough specialized little niches like violin players or people from Hawaii that they want to fill in order to justify an enormous waitlist.