lol... this thread was so long ago... i'm amazed it is still around!! Reading it almost brings tears to my eyes. I'm happy that my story has been so inspirational to them.... I wish all of you luck in your up in comming cycle and hope that you all have the success that I'v had.
Low LSAT means nothing.!! my LSGPA is now a 3.2! top 1/3 of the class!! Beat kids who got over a 160 on the LSAT.. So again! the LSAT MEANS NOTHING!! IT IS JUST A STUPID WAY FOR SCHOOLS TO SEPARATE STUDENTS!! gOOD LUCK TO ALL!!
No wonder you did poorly on the LSAT. What makes you think that you can draw a reasonable conclusion about the correlation between LSAT scores and law school success based on one person's experience?
Now now, ender, you're bigger than that...
<----apologizes and humbly asks for forgiveness. I was actually trying to be funny, but it didn't really come off that way.
I just tend to root for the underdog. Obviously, the post in question is somewhat questionable. For one thing, I'm not sure if a 3.2 is really top 1/3, even at IU. Secondly, you're correct that you can't really extrapolate from one individual in this context. Finally, I think most people understand the LSAT does have some correlation with LS grades, even if (partly) simply because it reflects the amount of time and effort invested in one's prep.
However, given that the LSAT is weighed so heavily in this process, and given that everyone knows its importance, I can't really blame someone for blowing off steam by making broad statements when he beats the odds. The truth is that work and effort are just as important as aptitude in law school, and all the aptitude in the world won't matter if you don't go to class or do the reading. The OP is therefore a shining and inspiring example of the tortoise/hare proverb.