JoeMo wrote:Don't ED to Boalt, they are known to be GPA whores. Someone might have already said that but just wanted to make you aware. ED to UVA would probably give you the best chance but I'm with whoever said ED to where you really really want to go and blanket the rest of the T14 and someone should bite. Also, I hope you have waivers because blanketing can get really expensive.
IMO, this is folly. The opinion that "one should bite" while true, is obviously no guarantee. When sub3's, even URM's, get 1 T14 (maybe 2 if they are URM) acceptances at best it is easy to see that things could have gone the other way and that they got 0. I think it is best for sub3's to use their ED's tactically rather than just shooting for the T14 preference when the lower T14 are basically fungible.
UVA is the most likely to bite on actual ED. NU is the most likely to give a regular acceptance. That being said, I think there is an argument for ED'ing NU because even if you likely won't get the ED scholly package, I'd imagine that ED'ing ingratiates you to the adcomms and makes them more likely to accept you once they defer you from ED to RD.