« on: February 17, 2010, 07:48:07 PM »
A lot of people mistakenly suppose that since a law school is low ranked, it might be a lot less challenging than say Columbia Law. That is not true. In fact, T3 and T4 law schools are often more difficult to succeed in because they are overfilled by intelligent, ambitious and highly competitive candidates who just could not do well on LSAT. LSAT does not measure how smart or how law-able you are, the only thing it measures is how well you take the LSAT. LSAT creators state that fast pace of the test is justified, because if they give test takers more time, most people will get all questions right. No. First, in real legal/business life a professional will usually have months or years to get it right. Secondly, in my professional experience, people who cannot get it right almost always will never get it right, be it 1.5 min, 7 weeks or 10 years. You say because I cannot answer an absolutely uninteresting and uneccesary convoluted question in 1.5 min I am not quite up to snuff with the best future lawyers in America? No way. Does correctly distributing councellors and campers in two boats correctly predict professional success? Only if you will become a professional newspaper puzzle solver. But this is the system our society has created. I believe the result of this system is mainly counterproductive and resembles a caste system. In the middle ages valiant, strong and able peasant could never become a knight, similarly, today extremely able law students who are not good at taking LSAT almost never can get into a top law school and face dire disadvantages in obtaining top law positions.