Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

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Illini372
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Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby Illini372 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:49 pm

:( oh well, shows that LSP isn't always the greatest gauge, I had "worse" odds to get into Vandy and I was in there two months ago.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby Flanker1067 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:52 pm

HAHAHAHA, read some threads about Berk faculty review or "who did you hear from?". They probably rejected about a thousand people today, including me.

Illini372
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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby Illini372 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:03 pm

maybe they're going for an lsat median boost, who knows


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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:10 pm

Illini372 wrote:maybe they're going for an lsat median boost, who knows


Doubt it . . . on TLS alone there's a number of people with low - mid 160's getting in

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby Flanker1067 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:12 pm

One person with a 153. I kind of feel bad for that person, I think it will be very difficult in a school full of 168+ to do well. I am not all about the LSAT as a predictor or anything, but I am just saying, that person got crushed by their future classmates.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby hiromoto45 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:20 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:One person with a 153. I kind of feel bad for that person, I think it will be very difficult in a school full of 168+ to do well. I am not all about the LSAT as a predictor or anything, but I am just saying, that person got crushed by their future classmates.



I don't agree that would be the case. A lot of people with lower SAT scores do better than students that got 1400 plus on the SATs in college. There are more factors than just LSAT scores that go into performance in law school.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby CG614 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:21 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:One person with a 153. I kind of feel bad for that person, I think it will be very difficult in a school full of 168+ to do well. I am not all about the LSAT as a predictor or anything, but I am just saying, that person got crushed by their future classmates.

Yeah, they are going to get rocked on those exams with the Logic Games and Logic Reasoning questions.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby Flanker1067 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:24 pm

Believe me I agree, and I don't like the way school nitpick about "protecting" medians or anything like that. I think it is ridiculous to take a 165 over a 164 or 3 for that reason. Seriously though, a 153 is pretty bad. They got outscored by 25 (more or less) questions on a 100 question test, and these are the people they will be competing with in test based courses in law school. I am not saying they can't do well, but I would be afraid if I were them.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby TTTennis » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:26 pm

CG614 wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:One person with a 153. I kind of feel bad for that person, I think it will be very difficult in a school full of 168+ to do well. I am not all about the LSAT as a predictor or anything, but I am just saying, that person got crushed by their future classmates.

Yeah, they are going to get rocked on those exams with the Logic Games and Logic Reasoning questions.


This is hilarious.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby yeff » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Relative to its peer law schools, Berkeley weighs GPA and other soft factors more heavily than LSAT. This is not a secret.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:00 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:One person with a 153. I kind of feel bad for that person, I think it will be very difficult in a school full of 168+ to do well. I am not all about the LSAT as a predictor or anything, but I am just saying, that person got crushed by their future classmates.

That person also had a 3.95 GPA in college, so he apparently knows how to perform in class even if he blew chunks on the LSAT.

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Re: Anyone else get the axe from Berkeley today?

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:21 pm

Berkeley understands the USNWR ranking game, so they experiment with these low lsat/gpa students. It's based on median not average. You can admit anyone with any number below the 25th and above 75th, and it will have no effect on their median.




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