What? With a 3.3/161 you think you are overqualified for a T2? Am I misinterpreting your statement? If that kind of cocky attitude came through in your PS at all, neither your WL at Houston or your ding from OK surprise me at all.
This brings me to an important point that I've been thinking about for awhile. (Note: none of what follows is directed at anyone in particular.) Everyone loves to talk about their soft-factors in terms of giving them a boost. Everyone thinks that they are the world's best writer with the world's best WE and ECs and the strongest LORs from the most influential people. What is rarely mentioned is the fact that your soft-factors can be used just as easily to reject you despite your numbers. For instance, being obnoxious about your qualifications could easily get you rejected (especially if they aren't even all that impressive). As another example, say you got a great GPA from a crappy run-of-the-mill LAC and a mid-160s LSAT. By the numbers, it would appear you should get into low T1 schools easily. Perhaps your high GPA belies the fact that you are actually a pretty poor writer. Maybe your PS was complete garbage. Maybe you didn't really want to go to school X and never presented a compelling reason for the adcoms to believe that you actually wanted to go there. Maybe you are a world-class prick and one of your LORs was less than flattering.
The point is, you can't tell any of these things just by looking at someone's LSN profile. So before you start plucking LSN profiles (which are of questionable veracity, anyway) and making broad assessments about affirmative action, and individual's worthiness of admission, remember "this persons might write on a 6th grade level."
Thank you, ron jeremy. Besides being one of the most prolific actors of our time, You make some very valid points. I believe that Admission Officers do their very best to assemble the best incoming class possible. Having a 3.3 gpa and 161 lsat score will surely make you a "CANDIDATE" at many schools, but if you cant bring something special to the table then there are many other people with similar stats that can.
Jeff, do you actually believe that you are overqualified for a tier 2 school? Well, go ahead and think that and blame AA if it makes you feel better. The bottom-line is that some URMs with a lower lsat score (but probably with better gpa, personal statement, and extracurricular stuff) got into Houston because the Admissions Comm. thought they were better candidates than you.