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Reporting Other Applications

I've seen on some law schools apps that they want to know other schools you have applied or will be applying to. Do schools find this out anyway?

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  • LouislepauvreLouislepauvre Alum Member
    743 karma

    99.9% sure they have no way of knowing. I’m not answering it. I don’t want schools to know where they stand in my batch. That info could affect scholarship money, acceptance. I really think it’s none of their business.

  • meletzyoshermeletzyosher Member
    edited December 2018 66 karma

    I agree about it being none of their business. But, and here's the twist, what if I list a school ranked far below theirs? Now they will think the other school is the safety school and they are the real goal!! Haha!! Sucks to be an admissions officer!

  • LouislepauvreLouislepauvre Alum Member
    743 karma

    @meletzyosher said:
    I agree about it being none of their business. But, and here's the twist, what if I list a school ranked far below theirs? Now they will think the other school is the safety school and they are the real goal!! Haha!! Sucks to be an admissions officer!

    But what if that translates to: Let’s not give them scholarship money. They’ll get it from that shitty school, and if they want it, they can ask.

  • meletzyoshermeletzyosher Member
    66 karma

    Because if I'm already accepted they don't want me to withdraw. That looks bad. And why reject me if I really want to come?

  • skernoshskernosh Legacy Member
    18 karma

    I had this same question. It seems like a really odd question to ask. Initially I filled mine out, but I think I am just going to leave it blank.

  • LSAT_WreckerLSAT_Wrecker Legacy Member
    4850 karma

    There are a couple of previous threads on this topic but fwiw, I flat out asked one adcom why they asked that question. She told me, “blah blah blah, yield protection, blah blah blah.” I did not answer the question on any application on which it was optional. I did get into the school (w/$$$$) that answered the question.

    N=1 so take it with a grain of salt.

  • SupernoviceSupernovice Alum Member
    323 karma

    They are digging for intel on you. It's like "talking to the cops;" you don't have to do it, but if they ask and you tell them, then that's all fine and usually not to your benefit. hehe

    There's a podcast on here where David interviews a former admissions chick and she addresses this directly--it's them wanting information on you AND other schools. You can use other schools as a bargaining chip when applying, especially if they've made you an offer. Think of it as "leverage," if used properly. Somewhere, there's a strategy here. Just gotta find out exactly what it is, but you guys are on the right track. It seems like the application version of "Paper/Rock/Scissors." You know the other person is gonna do Rock, so you should do Paper, but if they know that you know that they are gonna do Rock and anticipating that you do Paper, then they're going to do Scissors... But if that's a foregone conclusion, what if you decide just to do Scissors, but, of course, they're clever so, they could know that you know that they know that you know.... Blech.

    Just answer their question with a question: "Have you applied to any other law schools?"

    "I dunno... Have I?" Muahahaha! 🙅😎

    The interview was pretty cool and worth a listen.

    You can find it here: https://7sage.com/discussion/#/discussion/18596/7sage-podcast-episode-9-admissions-behind-the-scenes-david-busis-and-selene-steelman

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