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GPA, LSAT, and probability of getting in
« on: November 14, 2003, 01:15:56 AM »
The following site will calculate your probability of getting into schools based on your gpa and lsat.  It gives more concrete numbers than the lsac website

http://www.chiashu.com/lsat.html

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Re:GPA, LSAT, and probability of getting in
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2003, 12:50:04 PM »
so will the LSAC calculator at
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Re:GPA, LSAT, and probability of getting in
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2003, 12:50:51 PM »
The original lsac website is here:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/search/cgi-bin/lsatgpa.asp

It only gives you a range.  The calculation is a best-fit approximation based on all the people who applied to each school.

Please e-mail me if you figure out any school num - school name correlation.  I want to update the page so any potential law student can use it.

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Re:GPA, LSAT, and probability of getting in
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2003, 03:00:32 PM »
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Where does your data come from?  If from LSAC, how do you have "more concrete numbers" then them?

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2003, 04:05:42 PM »
My data came from the LSAC.

The difference is that LSAC only gives you a range, whereas I give you the exact calculation.  You can try it and verify that my calculations are correct.

I only wanted ot provide this because the difference between 40% and 60% is quite significant, but the LSAC lumps them in the same range.

You can also use my site, vary the LSAT and GPA, and see how much the school of your choice values LSAT vs. GPA.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2003, 04:15:26 PM »
I'm just curious how it works - not questioning the accuracy of your methods.  I haven't looked at this stuff in a long time.

I'm still confused though. How do you take a range and convert it to an absolute?  Or do you somehow harvest more than the ranges from LSAC?

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2003, 04:52:56 PM »
Let's just say it's not that hard to harvest the information that the lsac is trying to hide if you're tech savvy.

It also isn't difficult to see that the parameters they have are based on ALL the applicants of that year, and they have a formula approximating the probabilities.  It is a mathematical formula for distribution.

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2003, 05:12:40 PM »
Ah - I see.

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Re:GPA, LSAT, and probability of getting in
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2003, 07:15:20 AM »
Hi...I want to go2 law school...but i spent 3 yrs of undergrad partying.  Say my gpa is 2.0 but i did exceptionally well on my lsats....say 175.   Do I have a chance for at least a decent school?? THanks....