Thank you for being diligent enough to look something up. Aram, if you want tips on how to argue better, Big H just showed you how.
However, (and I only read the abstract so far), this study shows that UGPA is a better predictor of success in law school than the LSAT. Also, it was comparing three types of testing with each other, and not surprisingly, the strongest correlation to success on the LSAT was success on timed tests. Keep in mind that since the Harvard professor's study did not create these three groups, the number they came up with (9% if I remember correctly) represents the whole student body. So the Indiana guy is saying that the LSAT is more likely to predict success for students who take timed law tests than it will for students who must write papers or complete a take home test. Furthermore, the Indiana prof says right in the abstract that these timed tests, including the LSAT, have nothing to do with lawyering.
It's after 2:00 my time, I'm going to bed. I'll keep up on the thread, especially any links to academic work. I'm interested in learning more about this topic and I appreciate learning from other applicants who can point me to some meaningful sources. But for those that can't reason their way out of a paper bag, good luck in law school. For your 171 sake, I hope the LSAT is a better predictor than two (count 'em, two now) law professors think. Now if we could just find someone willing to say that scoring a 171 will make you a success in life....
Just look at the index formula for admission to any Univ. The LSAT is given preference in all of them. Please explain that. Give me your opinion please. Do you think the GPA from a community college can be compared to that from Harvard? The LLSAT taken in the community college can be compared to the one taken at Harvard for sure (its the same exam).