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Numbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage by Kaiser Fung

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Why Do Law School Deans Send Each Other Junk Mail?

The University of Michigan launched a special admissions program to its law school in September 2008. This Wolverine Scholars Program targeted the top sliver of Michigan undergraduates, those with a 3.80 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher at the Ann Arbor campus, allowing them to apply to the ninth-ranked law school as soon as they finish junior year, before the competition opens up to applicants from other universities. Admissions Dean Sarah Zearfoss described the initiative as a “love letter” from the Michigan Law School to its undergraduate division. She hoped this gesture would ...

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