FIRST of all, several readers have brought to my attention that some website called "Above the Law" is running a March Madness-style tournament to determine the "worst" law school. Regardless of whether they copied the idea off of my annual attempt to find a ScamMadness Champion First Grand Supreme, I am flattered that they're doing roughly the same thing I am, only with a fraction of the MADNESS.
SECOND of all, let the games begin!
The play-in/first round this year will look at...Present Applicant Limbo!
Yes, that's right, our play-in winners will be determined by which institution opened its doors the broadest for an individual non-URM applicant according to the self-reporting done at Law School Numbers for the current admissions class. Is this reliable? Hell no. It is madness? Scam on!
Roger Williams: 146/2.7
Seton Hall: 153/3.3 with numerous rejections.
Valparaiso: 154/2.4 or 144/3.3
Memphis: 154/2.25 or 146/2.9
UC-Hastings: Just...too damn selective.
Welcome to Round 2, and better luck next year, Seton Hall and friends.