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how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?

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how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« on: February 05, 2007, 03:38:36 PM »
now that most have 1st term grades what do we think?
i'll go first.
LSAT:143
1st term grades: A- B B B-
screw you LSAC, and US NEWS & World Reports and the culture of prejudice you enable.


challandler

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 03:49:51 PM »
You can't infer a faulty correlation from a single data point. 

Also, your LSAT score likely placed you at a school where students have similar scores.  Thus, the correlation between scores and grades will be lower than if you were competing with a random sample of students from all law schools.

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 04:03:40 PM »
You can't infer a faulty correlation from a single data point. 

Also, your LSAT score likely placed you at a school where students have similar scores.  Thus, the correlation between scores and grades will be lower than if you were competing with a random sample of students from all law schools.

I don't think the OP was doing anything but enjoying his/her solid first semester grades.

Thanks for being Debbie Downer and continuing to argue with every single person on both LSD boards.

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 04:06:00 PM »
You can't infer a faulty correlation from a single data point. 

Also, your LSAT score likely placed you at a school where students have similar scores.  Thus, the correlation between scores and grades will be lower than if you were competing with a random sample of students from all law schools.

I don't think the OP was doing anything but enjoying his/her solid first semester grades.

Thanks for being Debbie Downer and continuing to argue with every single person on both LSD boards.

Many lower ranked law schools actually have tougher grading curves... So his/her success at a school with a 2.4 - 2.6 grading curve would only strengthen the OP's argument.

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 04:07:04 PM »
LSAT :154 A,A,A,A- But michigan student does make a good point as to the level of competition.  What would be interesting to see is how well a student with a low LSAT does after a transfer to a T1 school

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 04:31:37 PM »
LSAT :154 A,A,A,A- But michigan student does make a good point as to the level of competition.  What would be interesting to see is how well a student with a low LSAT does after a transfer to a T1 school

Wow, awesome semester!  Your rank must be kick @ss!

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 04:52:04 PM »
LSAT: 178, First semester: A, A, A, A. 

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 04:54:08 PM »
LSAT: 180, First Semester: S, S, S, S, S  :-[

GA-fan

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007, 04:55:35 PM »
I agree with Vapid- you've already selected yourself via LSAT into a school where you're on par with most of the students. If you can read, you can pwn them.

Re: how good an indicator is the LSAT score really?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007, 09:17:40 AM »
LSAT: 180, First Semester: S, S, S, S, S  :-[

Dude... what's the :-{ for? I'd take all 'S' s from Yale over all A's from Cooley any day. You're the average genius... don't be all :-[ about it.
Rob