My roommate and I are both applying to law school for fall 2005. She was recently accepted at a T14 school. Her LSAT is mid 160s and her GPA is near perfect. My question is this: Did the fact that her father recently passed away hold any sway with the admissions committee? Also, as a result of her father's passing she was forced to work full-time her senior year of college. I would be interested to hear your comments. Thank you.