Sorry for the delay (I was away from LSD for a couple of days). Yes, that's what my letter reads- w/the 'schedule the appointment' part (instead of just 'contact'). I received a lot of rejections and none had any wording about trying again next year with an 'appointment' (and hand signed, to boot). Quiz: what's another word for 'appointment'?
Now, you can read it anyway you like. I've never believed that law schools just want to suck another $50 out of you, lead you on, increase their numbers and etc... I think that a lot of out-of-state U. Hawaii applicants just want to get their J.D. in paradise, then find a well-paying job on the mainland (without ever giving back to HI).
The way I read the letter is- if you're serious about our school and contributing to our state as a life-long HI or Asia-based attorney, then we'll take a closer look at you next year- with an 'appointment'...
I'm serious about being a life-long attorney in HI!
I looked at it as a 'carpet-bagger' filter, of sorts..
Or- maybe I'm just swimming in the Nile!