« on: April 16, 2005, 02:50:35 PM »
The LSAT is generally a good predictor for how well you will do your first year in law school, i.e. whether you'll flunk out or not. It's not a very good predictor of much else. Of course you take a person with a good LSAT, they are more likely to go to a better school that will prepare them for the Bar and having gotten a good LSAT score (most likely through studying) they are more likely to be better test takers and to prepare more for the bar. But I don't think that makes the LSAT a good predictor for who will pass the Bar, more that the sort of person that does well on the LSAT is likely to do well at other things too (I'm talking generally, don't yell at me if you got a low sore, they're mountains of exceptions to the rule).