I agree with you 100% on everything, Cal...I have often wondered if some of those people were lying, as well. For example, I think some (not all) of these "URMS" are bitter non-URMs...no offense...but I really wouldn't put it past some of those people who post on the PR boards to do something like that. Like there was one person--I think they were supposed to be Black--who was listed that allegedly got into Northwestern with a 150 LSAT...I'm sorry, but I just don't buy that one, though there could probably be amazing outlying factors...but still...since I don't see that under Northwestern anymore, that makes me believe that person was lying even more.
In terms of Nikegirl, I saw her profile for the first time while I was in Chicago a couple weeks ago...I figure she could be an URM, lying or has some kick-@ss story, work experience or something...plus the fact she's from a top 10 school. Now, if she were Black, went to a top 10 undergrad and got a 165 (a score that, from what I've seen and read, is high for African Americans--again, no offense...check lsnumbers and see that the avg African Americans applying to those kinds of schools probably avg about a 160, and I'm holding an article in my hands right now from the "Emory Lawyer" that cites the avg LSAT score for AA's as a 142 in comparison to a 152 for Whites), I can see her getting into those schools, especially if she has an amazing story/hard major. I think this is the most likely scenario.
Still, she could be a legacy--as well or solely--or, before Aonghus repeats himself, she's got an incriminating picture of the Dean of Admissions.