« on: January 11, 2005, 04:36:26 PM »
I think what we're saying is high LSAT scores are a good predictor of high grades
I think the tone of most of the posts though suggests that those with lower LSATs are doomed to the bottom of their class. In light of the intensity that this discussion has taken, its important to remember that a lot of things need to be assumed to make that correlation significant. In reality, the world doesn't function "ceteris paribus."
Additionally, its important to note that law schools theoretically use this information to only admit people to their schools who have a reasonable potential to do well. While some people in each school will inevitably make Cs, law schools shouldn't reasonably expect any individual applicant to fall into that category at the point they are admitted. I mean, if your goal was to propigate the existing curve, wouldn't you simply admit some 135 LSAT 2.0 GPAs to make up the bottom of the curve, some 156 LSAT 3.3 GPAs to make up the middle of the curve and then just reserve the top 10-15% if the class for the exceptional grades and LSATs.