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Top 14 vs everyone else

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Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:51:04 AM »
Students who go to the top 14 schools get better grades and lsat scores than everyone else.  They may even be smarter than everyone else.

I wish that someone could do an experiment and take all of the students at Yale, and put them in a T2 school. Then take the students from the T2 school and put them at Yale.
Would the tables suddenly turn? 

I don't really have any idea what would happen, but it would be cool to see the results.
I aggree that LSAT is a good measurement of what makes a sucessful lawyer.  It's possible that the ability to do well on the LSAT accounts for about 25% of the skills it takes to be a good lawyer.
I think GPA is a bunch of crap though.  What is the quality difference between a 3.0 and a 3.5 student?  Is that difference equal to the quality difference between a 3.4 and a 3.9?  What about a 2.5 and 3.0?
What's the real correlation between undergrad GPA and Law GPA?

Maybe the average T2 student won't make a better lawyer than the average T14 student.
But a lot of T2 students will be better lawyers than a lot of T14 students even though the T2ers went to "less respected" schools.



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Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 11:55:03 AM »
I like burritos.

I'm a fan as well.

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Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 11:56:09 AM »

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Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 11:56:50 AM »
I like Costco Hot Dogs.  $1.50 for a drink and a polish.

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 11:59:54 AM »
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Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 12:17:07 PM »
what goes in your favorite burrito? ...... chicken/beef/steak

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 12:21:05 PM »
what goes in your favorite burrito? ...... chicken/beef/steak


Chicken hands down. Does anyone else think it's strange that you can get fish tacos but no one makes a fish burrito?

Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 12:31:08 PM »
that was the single greatest thread hi-jack ever...

however, i have to correct the OP that the LSAT is not predictive of being a good attorney. it is predictive of success (i.e. good grades) in the 1st year of law school.

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Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 12:56:09 PM »
that was the single greatest thread hi-jack ever...

however, i have to correct the OP that the LSAT is not predictive of being a good attorney. it is predictive of success (i.e. good grades) in the 1st year of law school.

I'm always down for a good discussion about food, but forgive me for replying to something non-chipotle related.

A good score on the LSAT may not be the cause of success as an attorney, but high a LSAT score increases the chances of admission into a high ranked school, and going to a highly ranked school increases the chances of landing a high paying job.