IronSkadden wrote:With regard to how prof phrased the GPA passage, he told me he may have gotten carried away praising me. To me this indicates his phrasing approximated: "so-so and could have had an even higher GPA if they weren't so committed to X Y and X outside of the classroom".
That sounds much better, as in perhaps-we-made-a-big-deal-over-nothing better.
IronSkadden wrote:But I am concerned by how unfamiliar he is with law school admissions. He believes the personal statement matters a lot and that adcomms look at the whole person, a la undergrad or b-school.
Does this impact any of your opinions?
Don't be concerned by that - that makes him an ordinary professor. My wife worked part-time for a university helping students with their application materials to graduate programs (editing PSs, et cetera) and she still believes that. People like to think that what they do matters.