mez06 wrote: SupraVln180 wrote: Stanford4Me wrote:
than honestly, OP shouldn't go to LS. If you can't achieve over a 3.0 or 150, you won't do well in LS.
Save your unworthy elitism for some other trench of despair. This theory obviously makes no sense based upon the thousand of lawyers (successful at that) that have been produced by Texas Southern (Thurgood Marshall School of Law) and NCCU. Will there be firm recruiters waiting for you upon graduation at these schools,absolutely NOT. But a simple google search would prove your logic to be absurdly incorrect and flawed. The inability to research and formulate simple and basic logic would indicate that YOU
my friend won't do well in LS.
Yes and No.
LSAT and GPA are predictors for law school success. And compared to other graduate school standardized tests I hear the LSAT is actually a better predictor. (Median correlation correlation is .47 (1 being perfect)) http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/LSAT-Score- ... rmance.pdf
If you take an entire group of poor LSAT/GPA students you can say with some certainty that they are going to do worse on average than their higher LSAT/GPA counterparts if they were to compete with each other. For each individual anything can happen.
At TTT and TTTT schools though you have an entire class of low LSAT/GPA students (by TLS standards of course, not trying to be condescending) competing against each other. so >3.0 or >150 might actually be good for these schools. While these students have less opportunities than T1 and T2 students they do have some.
Also, the sense of "elitism" in terms of law school rankings should not be dismissed to do the fact that there aren't enough law jobs created each year for new law school grads. Employers seem to employ from better schools (in their region outside of T14) and they also recruit from the top of classes. in NC while NCCU students can get jobs they will probably have to do way better than their UNC/Wake counterpart. New law schools are opening every year when the market is already oversaturate. These schools are accepting the students that could not get into better established schools. These students are not getting jobs (on average.) When TLS people tell them not to go to law school, or to retake the LSAT these people get offended at the "elitism" when in fact generally speaking it is sound advice. Though I go back to the point that what you predict for a group is different than what an individual is capable of. The problem with this is that everyone thinks that they are the exception to the rule. An example of this is the 0L's (on TLS even) preparing to do well in 1L and than transfer to higher ranked schools.