ImTheWiz wrote:NJPitcher wrote:I'll chime in as a 3.18/173 (no retakes).
You'll ride a lot of WL in the T14, and you'll get $$ at UCLA/Vandy on down. I'd be shocked if you wind up with any money at the 14s, but outside they'll want your LSAT and odds are you'll get money. Here's my LSN if you want my whole cycle: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/njpitcher
I wrote no LOCIs and made no real attempts to get off waitlists, but both NYU and Penn let me in off of WL. I tend to think NYU is an easier shot since they have a larger class and a higher acceptance %, so as long as you hit their numbers you have a shot - just be prepared to pay sticker. I'm not sure how I feel about the ED giving you an advantage at any of these places though, as I tend to think that in their eyes they're already reaches for you, so odds are you'll accept if admitted (in other words the ED doesn't tell them much they don't already know).
If you really want NYC then I'd prob apply NYU/NU/Cornell/Fordham, and pepper any other apps you think might give you some bargaining power. You'll also get some fee waivers with your LSAT, so take advantage of those.
Not to hijack, but I'm in a very similar situation as the OP (sans WE, though). NJPitcher, your results are very encouraging, particularly the fact that you got to NYU and Penn RD, but the bolded portion above seems to go against the majority of wisdom I have heard on this board. Your logic sounds solid though. Can anyone expand on this?
My opinion is total conjecture, and not founded in any research of any sorts. LSN may have the ability to tell you if ED would give the borderline people a significant advantage, but I haven't done that research at all, and I'm purely going on anecdotal evidence. Totally the worst kind of statement to make, and I'd hate other people who aren't myself for making such a claim, so take it for what it's worth. I tend to think that the possibility of $$ and having options outweighs any slight advantage granted by ED. While it may help you get NYU, I tend to think that 95% of the time you'd get NYU anyways when you get it ED, and by EDing you merely take away your options. Again, totally based in nothing other than what I would do myself were I an admin officer trying to help my stats.