Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

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mr_toad
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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby mr_toad » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:30 pm

It does not seem statistically possible to me to fill out the "middle fifty percent of the class" with the abovementioned category 4 of LSAT 50+ and GPA 50+ and as these are by definition going to all be people in the upper fifty percent, not the middle 50.

Right? I'm not a math person, but I just don't see how that would work. I am totally willing to eat my words here if someone can explain it to me. I agree that the ODDS are much better, but disagree with the conclusion that this is who fills the middle 50+ of the class. Otherwise, the medians would massively shift to the right.

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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby ajmanyjah » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:24 am

anstud06 wrote:1. 75+ LSAT, 75+ GPA
2. 75+ LSAT, 50+ GPA
3. 75+ LSAT, 25+ GPA
4. 75+ LSAT, 25 GPA (by 25, I mean all up to and including)
5. 75+ GPA, 50+ LSAT
6. 75+ GPA, 25+ LSAT
7. 75+ GPA, 25 LSAT
8. 50+ LSAT, 50+ GPA

If you don’t fall into one of these 8 categories, it’s game over. Agree/disagree? I also think they're able to able to fill their class by #5.


Someone failed basic arithmetic...how could they fill their class with only people above the median for LSATs?

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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:27 am

ajmanyjah wrote:Someone failed basic arithmetic...how could they fill their class with only people above the median for LSATs?

Lol at the irony.

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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby beachbum » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:32 am

rad law wrote:
bk1 wrote:
existenz wrote:This is retarded.

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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:32 am

The kiss of death is not being above either median.

The bottom 25% LSAT is usually filled by URM's, legacies, extremely good softs, and the occasional high GPA splitter.

But it is silly to try to make a universal rule. Each school has different recruitment tactics.

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Re: Preference Ordering of LSAT/GPA to predict chances

Postby hellojd » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:39 am

Desert Fox wrote:The kiss of death is not being above either median.
But it is silly to try to make a universal rule. Each school has different recruitment tactics.


/thread.

And I also found it odd that OP thinks that you're in trouble if you're say at the 65th percentile for both LSAT and GPA.




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