A. Nony Mouse wrote:why would applicants with 155 and below lsat scores be applying to NU/the T14 anyway though?
A different generation, economy has changed, and recent data shows the median LSAT for applicants who apply to Law schools. As for why. You have to ask this generation because they do apply in mass to T14 law schools.
http://taxprof.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341 ... 970c-800wi
Also the way T14 law schools targets these applicants via emails, LSAC forums, and held events under the banner of diversity.
yyyuppp wrote:Bulla wrote:yyyuppp wrote:wait listing applicants doesn't increase the schools rankings. someone already said this, but they don't get more people to apply by having some big wait list (which there is not evidence ITT that they actually waitlist more people than other schools). I don't think Rodriguez is some super noble figure, but he also seems to have a problem with the exact same thing you do and would like to do something about it. i don't get the point of this.
If 500 applicants applied to NU. NU has to sent offers based on only 500 applicants pool. This would be different then having 4,000 applicants. This is how they show that their application pool is competitive and it helps with boosting the Rank. This is how they can show that they only accept 25% of applicants.
im not following what you're saying. 4000 applicants apply because its a good school. what does the waitlist have to do with that? why would more people apply cuz of their chances of getting wait listed?
i agree that schools broadcast that they are diverse and wish to attract diverse applicants, and maybe that is more lip service than reality, but to equate that with them leading people with sub 160 lsat scores scores to think they have a good chance at getting in if they are diverse is not accurate from my understanding of their marketing.
You have their report and contentions
Harming Diversity, Skewing Admissions
“Experimentation Benefits Us All”
https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam ... eckdam.pdf