I feel these alleged top law schools were really misleading. They all claim to look at other "soft" factors. I figured I have great extracurriculars and volunteer work, unique jobs and internships, graduate school, wonderful recommendations, and an almost perfect GPA from a pretty difficult and highly respected school. In addition, my educational background and jobs were different from 99% of the other applicants. CPA/JDs area rare species. I figured these soft factors might outweigh my slightly low LSAT score (which wasn't too low as it did qualify me for Mensa) and I might have a shot at an ivy school. Not at all. I am absolutely convinced that all these schools look at is LSAT score and race. I wasted all this money applying to schools naively thinking maybe they really do look at soft factors. All I have to say is watch out harvard and yale because when I am done with law school and have money spilling out of my ears, I am going to make the law school I go to the top school in America.
gpa 3.9(undergraduate) 4.0 (graduate) and LSAT 164. I do realize my LSAT was a bit low but I figured if there is any candidate admitted based on the soft factors, I would be an pretty good choice. I am not just basing this on me. I have followed this board and LSN pretty religiously and nobody seems to be admitted with a lower lSAT unless they are are URM, no matter what their soft factors are. Why don't these schools just post a cut-off instead of saying they have no cut-off. I truly think that they do.
I haven't done anything like a pulizer winning novel...however, I finished my bachelor's and master's degree in 4 years total. And I was teaching my own class in a T1 business school by the age of 21. I also worked 40 hours a week during most of school. I have published some articles. I realize this stuff isn't extraordinary, but I figured it probably better than most candidates and might make up for some LSAT points. Some people are going into this game with no volunteer work, jobs, or extracurriculars.
(please LSDers, I am not trying to start another whose major is harder debate)
"you are unique, and so is everybody else."I got that in a fortune cookie once, it made me sad. However, passing along that wisdom, makes me happy.