Dr. Dre wrote:true ... but still ... really anyone can form a "passion" for X , Y , Z . Partake in extensive research, volunteer work, etc. with the poor, victims, etc. Study in a diff. country. At least to me this is not very attractive. When I see that someone has a 170+ LSAT, then that's incredibly attractive.
If that 17O+ does not have a sound reason to go to law school, yeah that would be a negative, but I will overlook it. Kind of like a very attractive girl goes on a date with me and she looks like a mess that night and embarrasses me in front of my friends by her weird behavior. Sure, It'd be a negative, but something that can be overlooked because there are few women that look like her. She's a diamond in the rough. Just like the 170+ w/o WE, volunteer werk, reason 2 go to law school.
Again softs are all about your margins. I thought I stressed that. Take me. I'm 4.0 171. That gets into Harvard a whopping 56% of the time. Columbia 50% of the time. http://www.mylsn.info/hcu8tx Suddenly, its all about softs. I've done some stuff that's okay, I'd "rank" my softs in the 65th percentile. (Count up not down.) Suddenly it's all about how do your present your softs. And how can they show your desire for law school.
Lest anyone think I'm arguing softs over LSAT I retook a 170. LSAT matters so much more. But softs, if presented correctly can help.