That's interesting. Our Career Services gives the median GPA as a 3.2 but who knows where the differences in calculations come from. At any rate it's somewhere around (either a bit above or below) a B+ median.
2/10 of a point is a huge difference. I also gave some thought to grade inflation when composing my thread. This makes me think that many of the students who go from such schools are the bottom-feeders. Maybe they're smart, or maybe their academic abilities were overestimated coming out of high school. Who knows? I also wonder if lower ranked schools tend to throw more money at those graduates, even if they have lower numbers, because of an assumption that those graduates are still going to be better law students.
Even if so, going from Brown UG to Villanova Law is still a tough sell for me. Is there any data on the average financial aid package of Ivy UG's who go to law school?
To be fair, money must be a big factor sometimes. And there are enough state school grads going to elite law schools to know that there just wouldn't be enough seats for everyone to go from Ivy/elite UG to Ivy/elite Law.
And how does someone score in the top 5-10% nationally on the SAT/ACT (as many of those grads do) and then bomb the LSAT? If standardized test scores don't even predict standardized test scores in a lot of cases, how can they be predictive of 1L law performance?