jtxcounitah wrote:it could be relevant... anything to indicate that 3.7 is more likely to post 170+ than a 2.9? it is a self selecting population of test takers.
Assuming it were self-selecting, then the population self-selects out those who think they aren't intellectually capable of becoming lawyers, leaving those who think they can. The ones who think they can take the test and those who do well end up going to law school where they either graduate or get filtered out by 1L. In either case the end result is, if we assume someone who graduates from law school as being someone who is certifiable to become a lawyer, expected and non contradicting to the idea that law school should groom people to become lawyers.
granted, the existence of shit for-profit law schools disproves an underlying assumption of this line of reasoning, it does nothing to suggest that people with sub-3.0s are automatically unfit to become lawyers like some kind of moronic litmus test, which was the original argument put forth.