LSN vs predictors

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LSN vs predictors

Postby imbored25 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Im a spiltter, when i put in my stats in several law school predictors it says i have virtually no chance at schools that when looking at LSN i get the impression id be an auto admit, do these predictors not work well with spiltters or am i really screwed?

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:04 pm

Don't rely on predictors; LawSchoolNumbers is much more useful.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby RaleighStClair » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:24 pm

I've found the graphs on LSN to be particularly useful. If you see a bunch of green dots in your area, you're probably in. Distinct separations of green and red/yellow indicate a GPA or LSAT cutoff.
As a splitter myself, I don't trust the Predictor. For example, if you enter 2.8/168 in to LSP, you are an auto-deny at WUSTL. LSN clearly indicates that (nearly) everyone 168< was accepted, regardless of GPA.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby billyez » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:47 pm

LSN is more useful because it can be more specifically tailored to someone's inquiry. But netiehr should be viewed as definitive.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:44 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Don't rely on predictors; LawSchoolNumbers is much more useful.

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bport hopeful
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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:12 pm

predictors cant handle splitters.

Im a splitter (without even really good numbers), and LSP gave me denies at places I got in with money, and places I was considered at I got like 75% tuition.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby Klinklang » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:18 pm

bport hopeful wrote:predictors cant handle splitters.

Im a splitter (without even really good numbers), and LSP gave me denies at places I got in with money, and places I was considered at I got like 75% tuition.


O rly? High GPA/low LSAT or vice versa, if I may ask?

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:04 am

Shameless plug time! I made a guide for splitters in the TLS Content Competition forum. It may be helpful to all you splitters.
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:30 am

Klinklang wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:predictors cant handle splitters.

Im a splitter (without even really good numbers), and LSP gave me denies at places I got in with money, and places I was considered at I got like 75% tuition.


O rly? High GPA/low LSAT or vice versa, if I may ask?

3.12/166

Again, not that extreme

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby JoeFish » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:08 am

Klinklang wrote:O rly? High GPA/low LSAT or vice versa, if I may ask?


Just a terminology note: Splitter almost always refers to High LSAT and Low GPA; a High GPA and Low LSAT applicant is a reverse splitter.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby Perdevise » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Predictor may be a good eyeball device, but its not perfect. For example, the new LSP gave me a Consider at NYU, but at LSN, almost everyone with my numbers got in.

Though, the data source my matter. If LSN, which is self-reported, discourages people from putting in when they get rejected, it may be biased. If the predictors have access to all the data, that could be a positive.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:13 pm

Predictors are better to figure out what range of schools you should apply to, LSN gives you a better idea of where you specifically will have shots, and generally gives you a good idea of where youll get in.

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Re: LSN vs predictors

Postby gloriacollins » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:04 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Don't rely on predictors; LawSchoolNumbers is much more useful.



yeah i too agree with you..:)




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