legallyb wrote:His response just strengthens mine. If schools want you to boost their rank, it's because you have better credentials. They don't ask unqualified people to attend to boost their rank. That doesn't even make sense. Of course they want to improve their rank, but they do so by offering scholarships to those with higher numbers obviously. And, it would make sense that those with higher numbers should easily fall in the top 50%.
you are right in that most people who are given a scholarship with stips of top half usually keep the scholarship. they tend to be stronger candidates and perform better AS A WHOLE. Note, however, that predicting any one candidates outcome based on LSAT/GPA is not possible. Just don't get the impression that they are giving out scholarships to "help the people who will be in the top half." If anything, if schools were smart they would be giving out scholarships to ppl who will likely be in the bottom half because the people in the top half are probably not going to be as screwed by employment prospects.