« on: August 05, 2007, 07:13:52 PM »
Well...I took the SAT's in 1994....so I doubt they would have any bearing on my applications. I am 2+ years out of undergrad, and I went part time for 6 years.
I do have to consider a school where a "non-traditional" student would be more the norm.
As for my perception of social justice I tend to think of it as a right to civil equality for all members of society- especially the disabled,women,children as well as minorities of religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. As a psychology major I am drawn towards "helping people"- but I simply don't having any interest in the therapuetic aspect of that.
I asked about your SAT b/c it can help predict your LSAT to some extent, at least as a minimum. If you take 1/2 your SAT, drop the zero at the end, and add a one a front, you theoretically get your likely LSAT score plus/minus three points. (So 1400 = 170 or 167-173.) This is a very rough shorthand with frequent exceptions, but you should probably be able to do at least as well as your predicted range if you study hard enough. (You may also of course be able to exceed it considerably.)
Social justice as equality before the law makes sense to me.
I scored an 1130 on my SAT but got a 161 on the LSAT. This isn't exactly an accurate system.
The 1994 SAT isn't even scored like the later tests that went to 1600, so it doesn't really provide an accurate baseline. Second, people tend not to prep as much for the SAT (if at all), so that doesn't show what a person who preps for several months or takes a course might be able to do.
See below. There was a slight shift in percentiles at this time, but it wasn't that extreme. An 1130 at that time, for example, would probably be more like an 1150 or 1160 today.
Just wondering but what was your SAT score and what is your LSAT score?