englawyer wrote: Kulax22 wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:Not being accepted is clearly unfortunate, especially for folks who have worked hard and have a sincere desire to attend. With that said, isn't it hypocritical for these forums to chastise law schools for being number whores (Harvard being one of the top targets) and then complain when an "auto admit" isn't admitted?
+1. Do we really want it to solely be a numbers game? I like the fact that the adcomms take some time to consider people as possibly being individuals
-1. numbers-based admissions is very transparent, and in a way fair. if the process was dominated by non-number factors, people "in the know" would have a huge advantage. it would also mean hiring expensive admissions consultants to have a fair shot. at least this way, you can see quite clearly what LSAT is needed for X school.
lol i hope that was sarcasm, or else you're just really skewing words. poster never said the process should be "dominated" by non-number factors, just that "adcomms take some time to consider people as possibly being individuals" and not let it devolve into solely a numbers game
there's a lot more to being a qualified applicant than simply the numbers haha. this whole process w/ HLS has been a lot more personalized than i thought it would be, leading me to think they may actually read your PS and LORs to get a better feel of you as a person...and if those are off, even w/ seemingly auto admit numbers, they may hold or ding you. not saying those held or dinged were for those reasons