Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Author Topic: Top 14 vs everyone else  (Read 4353 times)

R.P. McMurphy

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 318
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 02:58:12 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.



landing high paying job =/= good attorney

however, i do agree that a high LSAT will open more doors for you. i think that's what you're getting at. i don't think i'd describe it has predictive of being a good attorney though.
LSN | Washington & Lee University Law Class of 2011

jack24

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1050
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 03:04:01 PM »
landing high paying job =/= good attorney

however, i do agree that a high LSAT will open more doors for you. i think that's what you're getting at. i don't think i'd describe it has predictive of being a good attorney though.

You're right.  There is a big difference between financial success of an attorney and effectiveness.
I do think that the ability to do well on the LSAT does indicate a good level of intelligence and critical thinking skills.
That's why I think it makes up 25% of being a good lawyer.

Either way,  GPA means way less than most people think.

sle3pyguii

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 03:05:01 PM »
Chipotle is great, but nothing beats SoCal hole in the wall Mexican joints.


Are we talking strictly burritos? Because the Mexican food trucks(not sure what to call them) are pretty high up there. But yes, hole in the wall places are awesome.

There's a really good one near Chinatown. Forgot the streets though.

R.P. McMurphy

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 318
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 03:06:32 PM »
landing high paying job =/= good attorney

however, i do agree that a high LSAT will open more doors for you. i think that's what you're getting at. i don't think i'd describe it has predictive of being a good attorney though.

You're right.  There is a big difference between financial success of an attorney and effectiveness.
I do think that the ability to do well on the LSAT does indicate a good level of intelligence and critical thinking skills.
That's why I think it makes up 25% of being a good lawyer.

Either way,  GPA means way less than most people think.

I agree. Where'd 25% come from?
LSN | Washington & Lee University Law Class of 2011

Lobstah!

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
  • Lobster is murder.
    • View Profile
    • If I only had a brain...
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 03:07:11 PM »
landing high paying job =/= good attorney

however, i do agree that a high LSAT will open more doors for you. i think that's what you're getting at. i don't think i'd describe it has predictive of being a good attorney though.

You're right.  There is a big difference between financial success of an attorney and effectiveness.
I do think that the ability to do well on the LSAT does indicate a good level of intelligence and critical thinking skills.
That's why I think it makes up 25% of being a good lawyer.

Either way,  GPA means way less than most people think.

It's one of the few indicators of work ethic that people who have never met you and know nothing about you have. Everyone can get decent to good grades in undergrad, it just takes some people more work than others. It's not always an accurate indicator, but adcomms use what they have and they have GPA's and LSAT scores.
Don't think changing your avatar will make you safe.  I'll eat baby lobsters.  I'm not above that.

Kingdom of Lizards

jack24

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1050
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2008, 03:27:24 PM »

I agree. Where'd 25% come from?

the arse.

Yeah that's basically correct. I just think it's pretty much split into 4 categories, 25% each..
Intelligence, work ethic, personality/charisma, motivation.
 It's not science, just a fart of information.




stewie griffin

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 191
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2008, 03:38:24 PM »
Someone needs to rickroll this thread.
Temple University Beasley School of Law 2011

you fine american.

Final record: 5-1-4

JeNeSaisLaw

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1945
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2008, 03:41:02 PM »
Back to Chipotle...

I am a Chipotle addict. I see it and have to stop *blushes*
LSN
Vanderbilt Class of 2011

Susan B. Anthony

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2008, 03:43:26 PM »
I hate Chipotle because I think cilantro tastes oily and fishy and gross.

Baja Fresh is so much better

stewie griffin

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 191
    • View Profile
Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2008, 03:44:05 PM »
Back to Chipotle...

I am a Chipotle addict. I see it and have to stop *blushes*

somebody's in looooooove!!!   :-* :-* :-*
Temple University Beasley School of Law 2011

you fine american.

Final record: 5-1-4