texag08 wrote:What are your odds to get offerred a seat if you are WL'ed?
I think that will be hard to predict. All schools accept more applicants than will actually enroll, under the assumption that enough applicants remain to have a full class. If more applicants withdraw than the school's statistical models have predicted, they'll offer to admission those on the waitlist to ensure a full class.
In one of the prospective student seminars, Keehan explained that SMU's waitlist is not ordered. They rather try to replace an applicant who has withdrawn with an applicant who has a similar profile and not necessarily choose an applicant based solely on GPA/LSAT. Maybe it was an applicant with a graduate degree in science who has published, maybe it was a single mother with an interesting background.