SanBun wrote:kittenmittons wrote:SanBun wrote:yeah, I hate how law schools are pretending to be holistic- I mean really, I'm guessing that 95% of the time they look at your # and if they don't like 'em, they just gloss over the app and toss it out unless you cured cancer or something, which then may get you a WL. Columbia in particular seems very # focused yet makes such a big deal of telling people of how holistic they are (the dean came to my school and said the same thing). Funny, seeing how in the past year virtually no non-URM with LSAT below 171 was admitted. I guess they're only holistic once you're 171+
Why is this a problem?
because that's not what I understand as "holistic"
Specifically, what's wrong with a minimum # standard, then a more holistic approach? Does Columbia have time to read through 7800 applications to see who is interesting/has compelling softs? It makes perfect sense to set a floor and then evaluate people above that.
Also (I'm not trying to be a dbag here, I'm also biased because I haven't done anything interesting in my life), why do interesting people/cool life stories make better lawyers?