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Incoming 1Ls / How indicative are LSAT scores really?
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:15:03 PM »
Everyone knows that the SAT and the GRE are total scams that don't have any correlation with college/grad school success... but how indicative are LSAT scores of first year performance? 

Just to be clear: let's say you work your best, without necessarily forgoing all of life.  You go to class, you do the reading every night.  But you don't go overboard, and you don't even buy a highlighter.

If your LSAT scores are significantly higher than the 75% median, is it pretty likely that you're going to breeze through the school without backbreaking effort and still be able to stay in the top 10%?  Or are the LSAT's just a nice little way that admissions officers have found makes their job really easy?


I was really surprised to find out that it was in tier 4.  It has a much ligher local reputation than schools than other schools that are ranked higher.  It was my top choice to attend just because of its connections and its alumni base, even though my numbers and resume were such that I could have easily attended a "higher" school.

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