jrose5 wrote:The way I see it is (and this is pure speculation), the vast majority of applicants don't have the extracurricular credentials or work experience to exempt them from a sub median LSAT/GPA... despite the fact that a lot of TLSers like to claim that they have "super softs," the fact is, tons of other people have been highly active individuals throughout college. Even being president of a club, for example, is probably not a game-changer (unless it was SGA president, then maybe). Hence, adcomms focus on numbers for the vast majority of applicants... but don't mistakenly believe from that, that they are focused exclusively on numbers.
Most TLS users actually claim they have average softs (because if you've been here long enough, someone will tell you that everything you do is average until you get a 173+). From just what I've seen, the only people that claim to have "great softs, LoRs, and PS" are people with below median numbers.
In my opinion, the only great softs are anything that will provide diversity or a proven track record of success. that's just me though.