What about when they look like a 'star' does that mean $$$? more than one app with the same stats?
I think the LSAC's indicator might be pretty good. It came out about right for all my friend's decisions when he applied last year. That's pretty anecdotal though.
The logic is quite simple. If I know that Harvard admits roughly 40% of the non-URM applicants with similar indexes, I know that I will probably be admitted as long as the nonquantative aspects of my application are superior to the 60% that don't get admitted. There is no way to know what will happen until I apply, but this method is a lot more realistic than looking at the .65 chiashu spits out and blindly assuming I have a 2 out of 3 chance of getting into Harvard.
www.lawschoolstats.comhow accurate is this tool? Broad question I know, but I just wanted to get some feeback of how people felt about this.
You are assuming that schools pick a percentage of applicants with a certain index and admit that number without fail. You are also assuming they hand this info out in the form of past results.
Here is how you determine if you will get in. If there are fewer seats available then students who A) are desired more by the school than you; and B) who end up desiring to go to this school, your admissions chances are zero. If not, they are 1. Iím sure someone canít poke a hole straight through this, but save your time.
These calculators should be used as very general guides. If every student with your numbers got into a school the year before and you apply to this school alone and get rejected, what are you going to do? Sue them? If you apply to several schools that are within your LSAT and GPA ranges, assuming you donít have some retched quality that permeates your app like a giant metaphoric turd, you will get into at least one law school and all these numbers wonít mean sh*t(pun intended).