im_blue wrote:Desert Fox wrote:im_blue wrote:I agree that Boalt has a retarded viewpoint, but you've also got to understand their motives here. After affirmative action was banned in CA, Boalt emphasized their holistic admissions even more in order to keep their URM numbers up. Not surprisingly, this holistic evaluation favors GPA and softs over LSAT, which in their view is biased not only against applicants who didn't/couldn't take prep courses, but URMs as a whole.
I don't buy the "holistic because of URM" issue. They clearly have different cut offs for URMs and non URMs.
State law forbids AA, so they have to have something plausible to justify their decisions in case they get sued again and/or get a FOIA request.
Right, so a white chick (no super amazing softs) with a 161/162 would have no chance of getting into Boalt... And a lesser chance of finishing in (reasonable estimate, top 10% of 1L class, won a few top grades awards), yup and there's zero chance that this white chick didn't just finish 1L year at Boalt...