African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

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African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby Clint Eastwood » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Another esteemed poster of this site showed me this video, and I thought more people might find it interesting. It has a lot of good bits about the LSAT and some things about rankings, as well as a discussion about African-American applicants and applications.


http://www.youtube.com/uvalawschool

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby MURPH » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:23 pm

Wow the sign in the back says "free chipotle." I hope I get into UVA.

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby Clint Eastwood » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:00 pm

MURPH wrote:Wow the sign in the back says "free chipotle." I hope I get into UVA.


That was my first impression, too. :lol:

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby Jay-Electronica » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:01 pm

i think this is third thread on this video

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby jmaan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:06 pm

Negrodamus wrote:i think this is third thread on this video


o for real?

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Postby MURPH » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:08 pm

His conclusion at the end is that the ABA is considering removing the requirement that students take the LSAT. They are voting on it this year. Wow. That is incredible. I am glad I am applying this year. Imagine how unpredictable an admissions cycle would be if you didn't have a standardized score to give an estimate of where you will be accepted. If I had to rely on my GPA alone I'd be looking at Cooley.

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby Jay-Electronica » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:09 pm

Yea, I think some people chose not to sit through the whole 42 mins, because it didnt get a lot of responses, but I thought it was pretty good.

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby jmaan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:16 pm

ya i thought it was a good watch

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Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:17 pm

MURPH wrote:His conclusion at the end is that the ABA is considering removing the requirement that students take the LSAT. They are voting on it this year. Wow. That is incredible. I am glad I am applying this year. Imagine how unpredictable an admissions cycle would be if you didn't have a standardized score to give an estimate of where you will be accepted. If I had to rely on my GPA alone I'd be looking at Cooley.


I'd never get in to even a TTT.

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Postby rundoxierun » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:22 pm

MURPH wrote:His conclusion at the end is that the ABA is considering removing the requirement that students take the LSAT. They are voting on it this year. Wow. That is incredible. I am glad I am applying this year. Imagine how unpredictable an admissions cycle would be if you didn't have a standardized score to give an estimate of where you will be accepted. If I had to rely on my GPA alone I'd be looking at Cooley.


Yea, except Im pretty sure the requirement would be "removed" in the same way undergrad schools like Bowdoin dont require a standardized test for entrance... but when their asst. dean of admissions came to my HS to visit me you best believe he asked me what my scores were.

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
MURPH wrote:His conclusion at the end is that the ABA is considering removing the requirement that students take the LSAT. They are voting on it this year. Wow. That is incredible. I am glad I am applying this year. Imagine how unpredictable an admissions cycle would be if you didn't have a standardized score to give an estimate of where you will be accepted. If I had to rely on my GPA alone I'd be looking at Cooley.


I'd never get in to even a TTT.


Just as true for me. They'd probably start counting majors if they eliminated the LSAT.

And I didn't know there was no statistical difference between race, gender, and ethnicity on specific questions in the experimental section, but that overall African-Americans do worse overall. I would have assumed that what is true for the test as a whole would be true for individual questions.

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby dailygrind » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:47 am

aznflyingpanda wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
MURPH wrote:His conclusion at the end is that the ABA is considering removing the requirement that students take the LSAT. They are voting on it this year. Wow. That is incredible. I am glad I am applying this year. Imagine how unpredictable an admissions cycle would be if you didn't have a standardized score to give an estimate of where you will be accepted. If I had to rely on my GPA alone I'd be looking at Cooley.


I'd never get in to even a TTT.


Just as true for me. They'd probably start counting majors if they eliminated the LSAT.

And I didn't know there was no statistical difference between race, gender, and ethnicity on specific questions in the experimental section, but that overall African-Americans do worse overall. I would have assumed that what is true for the test as a whole would be true for individual questions.


That's a really good point. Well, if all goes well you can ask him next year, eh?

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby ogman05 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:56 am

Two days too late. Old news man. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108748&p=2620116#p2620116

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Re: African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor

Postby nycparalegal » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:11 am

Great video. I'm only about quarter of the way, and if I had seen this first before applying I probably would have saved a bunch of money on long shots.




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