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Level of difficulty

anax

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Level of difficulty
« on: November 27, 2007, 06:40:25 PM »
In everyone’s opinion, how do you think the difficultly levels (as a law student, not getting in) of Duke, Michigan, and Cornell would compare?

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Re: Level of difficulty
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 08:30:55 PM »
Student quality is going to determine this, for two related reasons
1) The smarter the students, the faster the professor is going to move. Students with lower credentials are going to have a harder time keeping up.
2) You're on a curve, so even if you're smart, if everyone else is a little bit smarter than you, you might lose out come exam-time.

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Re: Level of difficulty
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 10:02:20 PM »
Then I guess the question becomes, who has the smartest students, Duke/Michigan/Cornell?

Re: Level of difficulty
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 07:04:55 PM »
Then I guess the question becomes, who has the smartest students, Duke/Michigan/Cornell?
I doubt there's a discernible difference in student quality among them.

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Re: Level of difficulty
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 07:22:38 PM »
True, but I would guess that Duke/Michigan would generally get better students than Cornell (simply because they have higher averages), but as far as Duke/Michigan, I don't see there being much difference.

Re: Level of difficulty
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 11:21:01 AM »
True, but I would guess that Duke/Michigan would generally get better students than Cornell (simply because they have higher averages), but as far as Duke/Michigan, I don't see there being much difference.

lol.  you really think a point or two on the LSAT makes any difference?  Especially at the high end of the scale, where a raw score difference of one or two questions accounts for a scaled point?

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