jbagelboy wrote:BiglawAssociate wrote:dabigchina wrote:BiglawAssociate wrote:
accepting splitter dumbs would probably all help.
Yeah bro calling splitters dumb is going to win you a whole lot of fans around here.
But yeah you are overthinking it. If they
1. Emphasized work experience in admissions like NU
2. Threw around money like NU/duke
Their problems would go away tomorrow.
High GPA/low LSATs are likely dumb. Plus, the law student GPA/LSAT medians have gone way down since I was in law school, so current law students are dumber than when I was in school. The smartest people are choosing not to go to law school.
But yeah, probably throwing money around, emphasizing work experience, cutting class sizes (this is a big one I think), etc. would make Michigan jump up above Berkeley/Duke. Also, employing their own grads (like UVA does - doesn't UVA employ 20% of its own grads if not more?) would help too.
Splitter means the opposite: high lsat/low gpa. And I hardly think gpa/lsat is a fair proxy for intelligence.
Reverse splitter then.
The LSAT is a pretty reasonable proxy, although I guess if someone has to take it 3 times to do well, then they are likely dumb.