« on: February 13, 2006, 10:36:35 AM »
The fact that LSAT allows a method of selection from the pool of law school applicants is undisputed. What it measures (future success, level of intelligence etc) can be argued. The LSAT is here to stay, perhaps modified as time goes by, but it will still be here, including it's associated imperfections. A personal analysis will determine where each person's strengths and weaknesses. While some will be able to improve their scores to an acceptable level, others may have to mitigate low LSAT numbers by focusing on other areas.
By one method or another, a fixed number will be decided as to admissions to top tier schools. If you don't get into Harvard, that doesn't mean you're dumber than someone else who did, nor does it doom you to be less successful. Even if you spent (##) months and did get a 180, that doesn't mean you'll be successful in law. Know who you are and stop limiting the definition of your potential with numbers.