How Often do Law Schools Change Admissions Philosophies?

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Broncos15
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How Often do Law Schools Change Admissions Philosophies?

Postby Broncos15 » Wed May 06, 2015 5:23 pm

Hey,

I was wondering how commonplace is it for schools to change their acceptance philosophies ( ie. splitter friendly/unfriendly, emphasis on softs, etc)

For instance U of Chicago has become notoriously more GPA- centric now compared to in the past when there were high volumes of apps

http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source ... ba1832.pdf 5,000+ apps 25%/75% GPA were 3.47/3.78

Even as recently as 2010 the splits for 25/50/75 were 3.57/3.66/3.79 with over 5,000 apps

But now what would have been a upper 75% GPA just a few years ago is the new bottom 25% GPA for the incoming Fall 2014 class (4,400 apps)

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Re: How Often do Law Schools Change Admissions Philosophies?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed May 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Chicago changed when the Ruby became a thing. Changes like that are really rare. And even that change was really just them deciding to buy a slightly higher GPA rather than any kind of wholesale change




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