Do law schools do any yield protection as part of their admissions decisions? My daughter has been admitted with merit money to schools ranked in the 20’s and hasn’t heard from 2 much lower ranked schools she applied to.
Yield protection is discussed frequently among law school applicants. Proof of whether or not it exists would require a statement from a law school admissions office. But, yes, many applicants suspect that law school admissions officers do practice yield protection.
Certain schools–Yale & Stanford, for example–do not need to be concerned with yield protection. Other top 14 law schools–except Harvard–tend to offer merit scholarship money to attract applicants away from other schools.
sure it is; it’s just common sense. Why would anyone extend burgdad an offer when they knew with near certainty that b-dad ain’t gonna come?
Protip: don’t blow off the short-answer essays, particularly if you are concerned about yeild protection. I remember a few years ago, a Florida gal with T10 numbers applied to Cornell Law. Her answer to the then short-answer question, ‘Why Cornell’, was ‘that she’d never lived in snow…’ Uh, auto-ding.