BigZuck wrote:You're ex-military, right?
Also no, I don't think they care about employability all that much. They don't have much incentive to care. LSAT/GPA is a way bigger part of the calculus.
That's not entirely right. They do have some incentive to care because employment % is factored into the rankings. However, it doesn't seem like they care all that much, because you don't really see STEM majors getting a boost.
That said, Mike it sounds like you were going to law school predictor. That site is okay maybe for giving you a rough idea of places to apply but it really is not very accurate. For instance, people with an LSAT at or above WUSTL's median are virtual auto admits, but its results don't reflect that.
Softs can help at the margins: law schools can't accept every marginal candidate, but they need to accept some of them. That's where softs come into play. However, don't think for a second that 95%+ of schools wouldn't prefer, for instance, a 168/3.5 with "meh" softs over a 166/3.5 with great softs (assuming neither is a URM). A lot of schools might admit both, but the 168 is going to do better (barring some felonies or something).