Yeah, sort of given up. Checking Chapman LSN's page...don't see too many people gotten off the waitlist. And yeah, it really sucks to be waitlisted but I can't complain too much with my numbers. Why are law schools so obsessed with numbers? It just doesn't seem right...the numbers don't tell the whole story.
Yeah they should really be focusing on things like your personal statement and hopes and dreams since they are more indicative of your work product
Yes. I believe that would be a better way to review an applicant.
Not I'm just saying this simply because my numbers are not the best. It doesn't make sense to put such a high emphasis on the LSAT and GPA. Many schools say that they look at your entire application holistically, but I just don't feel that is the case at all.
Schools separate candidates by numbers because raw numbers are better predictor of your performance in law school than any other variable. Believe it or not, they do
evaluate candidates holistically, but they do so after the candidate meets basic predictors of performance based on past work (GPA / LSAT). I agree that you don't have to be a genius to get good grades, nor are they necessarily reflective of intelligence on the whole. Know what they are reflective of? Whether or not the student gives enough fucks to go to class, take notes, play the game, and get good grades. If you did bad in UG or on the LSAT, you'll probably do bad in law school too, and not because you aren't smart enough of good enough - it's simply because you didn't work hard enough. Being a lawyer is hard work bruh, law school is too, and there's no reason to believe that a candidate who couldn't cut it in UG will do any better in grad school.