"If my numbers are above your medians and you don’t admit me, doesn't that mean that you're "yield protecting"? I.e., you didn't admit me because you're sure I wouldn't come?
Such questions deeply underestimate the confidence of this Admissions Office, which tends to assume that everyone who is admitted to Michigan Law will want to come to Michigan Law. Okay, okay, we know – not everyone comes, and people who are admitted to lots of other top law schools are the ones least likely to come. But if this yield-protection allegation were true, then we’d be implementing our nefarious plans very poorly; every year, the school with which we have the highest overlap for admitted candidates is Harvard.We never deny someone because we think, by virtue of their LSAT and GPA, that they will be unlikely to accept our offer of admission. Most people with high numbers will be offered admission – but it is also true that people with very strong numbers will often not be admitted. Like all top law schools, we simply receive far more applications from prospective students with high numbers than we could possibly admit – and we look at many, many factors apart from the numbers. No matter how strong a candidate you are numerically, it is worth putting effort into your application to ensure that you are portraying yourself as well as possible."
-Michigan Law FAQs
What do you think they're going to say? "Yeah, we implement this practice frequently." They've gotta be political about it, right? Schools obviously do this. My friend just got accepted at Georgetown and WL'd at American. 176/3.3. Go figure.
While I haven't finished reading this thread, I'm going to guess that someone will eventually bring up the fact that this was a joke post. I mean, addictedtobeinggreat? And still only has 1 post. C'mon guys. He's just toying with people.
Edit: As for the Harvard overlap thing...that's called lying with statistics. Of course Harvard is going to be the 'mode' in overlap. Their school is like 2-3 times larger than the rest of them.