The Law School Admissions Council has informed me that you may be considering law school this year. I invite you to take a closer look at HLS and the unparalleled opportunities that are available in our legal "metropolis."
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Now, to be clear, my numbers are almost certainly not high enough for Harvard. So I'm wondering who else got this letter? I feel like Harvard must just be trying to get more people to apply so that they can get more application fees and reject more people and thus look even more exclusive than they already are, maybe.
Did Harvard send this to everyone with numbers at a certain level (even though it's clearly a level not quite high enough for them), or I wonder if they're only sending it to people who don't really have a shot, to try to get their rejection #s up. Or something else?
Curious to hear others' thoughts on the matter.