3. We have too many white males.
You make an excellent point, Knight. Most of the people on the WL already have sub-par numbers, so softs might be more important.A cursory look at LSN, however, reveals a very different picture. It seems like borderline numbers might eventually be admitted, while many other WL riders have great softs, legacy status, or something inexplicable.
You both make good points, but everyone on waitlists does not have all that similar of numbers. You can usually find a 3-4 point range in lsat scores and .4-.5 range in GPAs for applicants on waitlists. So in waitlist world are all these people now created equal, numbers-wise? Or will someone on the waitlist with slightly lower numbers always get bumped over someone with slightly better numbers, even if that first person had a tougher major, more WE, better show of interest in the school, etc.