Hope everyone's exams have been fun so far!
Regarding the 165 deal ... that makes sense, right? We have almost nobody over 166, so let's say that 166+ has like 40% of our class. Probably 45% of our class has a 165, and then probably 15% of our class are URMs with under a 165. That would make 165 our median, and if you were a non-URM that's what you would have needed to get in. I'm guessing our 25/50%'s are 165/166...
Anyway, there's no telling what's going to happen next year, so apply anyway. With the awful economy, there might be way more people going to law school or maybe way less people (you guys have probably figured it out already). Because our endowment is invested, we might not give out much $$$ and that might result in lower scores getting in.
Anyway, contracts should be fun, right?
Edit: Now that I think about it, our 25th % might really suck. If 15% of our class are URMs, and they range from 155 to 160 mostly, then we might end up with something kind of crappy for our 25%. Since our 75% didn't go up much, that might screw us over a bit on USNews.