I believe the consensus is that your ug "prestige" or whatever doesn't count for anything anyway. Perhaps, at best, it is a very lightly weighted soft factor. I've heard Columbia particularly loves the prestigious UG. Maybe that's true, maybe not. Maybe HBCUs are "prestigious," maybe not. Depends on your metric. Maybe they just want more URMs to apply. HBCUs are certainly full of them. That seems like the most likely reason to send the emails to me but, not being in Columbia's admissions office, I wouldn't know.
Absent any evidence that attending an HBCU gives you a boost, it doesn't matter at all if attending one should do so. And it looks like a discussion tailor-made to make some people defensive and upset, so I don't really think we need to have it. It won't be helpful to future applicants following this thread because by the time they find it, they'll already have gone to UG. It's not like our speculations--and that is precisely what these comments for the most part are, baseless speculations about the benefit of attending an HBCU in law school admissions--will help them in that respect. I'm going to stand by my (0L) opinion that in the vast majority of cases, your UG doesn't matter. If someone gives me evidence to the contrary, then this conversation will perhaps become useful. Although, just like any other soft, the amount by which you will outperform your numbers will remain unpredictable.
Besides, I haven't thought about SAT scores since I submitted my SEO application. Oh look, a segue!
Kool-Aid wrote:SEO Law...has anyone applied yet? If so, when do you think we may start hearing something?
Yes and I have no idea. I applied for the round 2 deadline, but I haven't heard anything yet. Anyone else?
Anybody know anything about that?