Second, Sanders fails to point out that on a curve system such as most law schools, it is not necessarily the overall quality of work that results in lower grades, but just in comparison to the other students. At a high caliber schools, brilliant students with exceptional quality of work are going to find themselves in the bottom 10% simply because someone has to occupy the bottom. Where are the other 49% of black students falling? If blacks were so unqualified to be in such an institution in the first place, I would expect the proportion in the bottom 10% to be higher.
anyone who took the lsat should know what a gaussian curve is, right?
Just in case you're not being sarcastic...
Quote from: misery on November 03, 2005, 11:03:53 PMJust in case you're not being sarcastic...I do know what it is, but I wasn't being sarcastic; I don't think there's any relationship between knowing that and taking the LSAT. I think the last time I thought about it was a high school math class, and it's the sort of thing I could easily imagine not remembering.