Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

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Xiaolong
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Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

Postby Xiaolong » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:30 am

From the BCG Law School Guide 2009

"LSAT scores provide another important means for classifying law students. U.S. News & World Report slightly changed its method of ranking law schools based on LSAT scores in 2006. No longer is a school’s median LSAT score a criterion for ranking; rather, the range of LSAT scores from the 25th to the 75th percentile is reported and used to rank the school."

So schools schould look towards raising their 25th/75th percentile to rise in the rankings, correct?

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Re: Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

Postby im_blue » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:07 am

They changed back to using median LSAT and GPA.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/educatio ... ology.html

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Re: Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

Postby skip james » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:26 am

im_blue wrote:They changed back to using median LSAT and GPA.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/educatio ... ology.html


dude, that article was from april 2009. it describes how they formulated 2009's rankings.

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Re: Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

Postby Xiaolong » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:45 am

skip james wrote:
im_blue wrote:They changed back to using median LSAT and GPA.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/educatio ... ology.html


dude, that article was from april 2009. it describes how they formulated 2009's rankings.


Apparently im_blue is right on this one. Surprising that such an important change would go unnoticed by the people at BCG.

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Re: Why do schools care so much about their LSAT MEDIAN?

Postby im_blue » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:08 am

skip james wrote:
im_blue wrote:They changed back to using median LSAT and GPA.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/educatio ... ology.html


dude, that article was from april 2009. it describes how they formulated 2009's rankings.

Which is when the most recent rankings were released.




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