Michigan trolls like to pretend that the LSAT doesn't matter there.
Hmm, ok. Can you cite three examples for us?
Just cite two. I admit to pretending the LSAT doesn't matter here.
I obviously overstated this point a little. I'm sure even the most ardent Michigan trolls will acknowledge that the LSAT is a factor. But there seems to be a repeated insistence that (1) LSAT is a bad measure, (2) somehow it is all that matters to other schools, and (3) Michigan is the only one above using it.
This is precisely the same thing as the admittingly "overstated" point. Michigan is not above using the LSAT and no one has suggested otherwise. And other than Upset T14 student, "LSAT is all that matters to other schools" isn't a fair representation of Michigan students or prospective students here.
As I said, I admit I overstated the point, but there are a few examples of posts in this thread that imply that Michigan is doesn't "worship the LSAT like all the other schools," or only cares about how "interesting" you are, or just recognizes that those with high LSAT scores have no more to offer "just a pathetic number."
With regards to Michigan only caring about how interesting you are - again, this is pretty much the same thing as the overstated point you admitted before. Michigan cares about the LSAT too. None of the quotes you posted suggest that Michigan only cares about how interesting you are, just like none of them suggest that Michigan doesn't care about the LSAT.
You're not overstating the point a little, you're overstating it by a lot.
Simultaneously here you've been suggesting that Michigan impermissibly uses non-LSAT factors, like optional essays, but at the same time is an LSAT whore just like everyone else. I'm not really sure what exactly you want Michigan to do anymore. To me, an admissions process that considers both soft and hard factors sounds like a good one to me. And since I don't have access to the hidden camera you apparently have in Dean Zearfoss' office, I really don't know that much about the exact process. What I do know is the final result - Michigan's student body, which I'd like to think is pretty good and one of our school's biggest strengths.