It's not entirely clear to me why they don't release the same sort of info for preferencing that they do for EIP. I assume they just don't give a fuck.
Considering that half of the links they ever send out to us are broken, they often use surveymonkey instead of the far more advanced qualtrics that they have free access to, and they sent an e-mail out this year about how to use Gmail filters as if it were a brand new thing and not part of the original launch of Gmail in the early 2000s, I'm going to guess that it has more to do with technological competency.
The technology systems we have in our classrooms are actually really easy to use from an user interface perspective, yet so many faculty members require the IT dept. to "set it up" for them(as in, press some obviously labeled buttons). Don't assume malice where you can assume lack of expertise. I think the office actually fairly genuinely wants to be helpful.If students were to bring this to their attention, and suggest that maybe ITS could figure it out, this could happen.
On a side note, I think this is fairly endemic to the legal profession itself. Harvard Law seems downright sophisticated next to the ancient systems and computers you'll be working with at even the top law firms. At least Harvard has invested money in fairly easy-to-use systems and our equipment is up-to-date. In stark contrast, I had to constantly hit "save" with stressful panic this past summer because my firm's laptop had a tendency to just crash for no reason at all (and possibly came out when I was still in high school).