No. YP is simply "You can't reject me because I'm rejecting you!" It's like no-bidding a girl in sorority rush because she's too pretty or something.
What it seems UIUC is doing is taking a more holistic approach... not as holistic as Berkeley, but really looking at softs and the personality that comes through the application. I mean, you can have good numbers and still not be someone they'd want representing the school (think Tucker Max type, for example).
This makes sense, I'm a total asshole who would much rather do anything than actually go to class or study
Really though, just trying to gain some insight. You make some great points Lwoods. I'm hoping to gain a grasp on how the whole law school admissions process works... And hopefully not kick myself for not trying for a higher ranked school (Duke or UT Austin maybe?). Although I'll probably end up taking my tier 3 full-ride, despite what the majority of people on here tell me!