« on: February 28, 2008, 02:04:30 PM »
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.
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."
Yield protection is what the high numbers folks cry when they get rejected. They are so used to these other pathetic schools in love with their one-day LSAT score they don't know what to do when a school wants more than just a pathetic number....
The problem is not Michigan but all the schools that actually do worship the Numbers only fools that think they are entitled to everything. The reason you didn't get in is because you have little to offer beyond a score and that can easily come across in a poorly written essay or no essay at all (you don't write one b/c you have no clue how to sell youself beyond a score.
If you look at the pdf of the application from Michigan's website (which most people probably don't), you will see many help points that talk about how they would love for you to tell more about what makes you interesting. Being well rounded and well qualified doesn't necessarily make you interesting.