SplitLife wrote:He liked that she did a summer internship in the city with UMADD (University Mother's Against Drunk Driving) and then went back to her undergrad campus and started a chapter there. Also liked how I was the VP of UMADD on our campus and incorporated it with my fraternity and the rest of the Greek community. Referred to me as _______ (my name) from UMADD.
When I spoke with the dean of another school from the area, she also pretty much made it clear to me that she really liked my involvement with UMADD...I guess UMADD is a big deal in the area. I mean it must be if they flew my GF out there after her sophomore year, put her up in a furnished apartment and everything...
TLS will believe anything.
This situation that didn't happen does not demonstrate the importance of networking, and those of us who don't buy OPs story aren't arguing against the importance of networking. Networking does not work by name-dropping a random admit. Being engaged to a random TT admit doesn't overcome an LSAT score that is 6 points below median IRL (TT LSAT medians are what... 160? So we're talking about an applicant who supposedly maxed their LSAT at around 154/153?). OP has only indicated that he is a random admit, not a highly recruited admit or someone who has connections ("from UMADD" ).
IMO it would be pretty ridiculous admissions strategy to admit someone from the WL with a 6-point below median LSAT score instead of admitting someone with a closer score just for YP at a TT.
For the record, calling OP on what is pretty clearly a flame given the five UMADD references is not my attempt to argue that leverage/ties have can never have an effect on WL admissions. Nor am I arguing against the importance of networking. Ugh.