DCLaw11 wrote:northwood wrote:This is taken off of the University of Louisville's fall 2010 entering class profile from their website. Some schools want stronger canidates( either their LSAT or GPA- in this case they want a better LSAT score) for their pt program than their fulltime program.
Highest LSAT Score for the entire entering class
75th % - 160 Median - 157 25th % - 155
GPA Statistics for the entire entering class
75th % - 3.67 Median - 3.39 25th % - 3.1
Highest LSAT Score for the Full Time Program
75th % - 159 Median - 157 25th % - 154
GPA Statistics for the Full Time Program
75th % - 3.68
Median - 3.4
25th % - 3.08
Highest LSAT Score for the Part Time Program
75 % 162 Median - 159 25 % - 155
GPA Statistics for the Part Time Program
75 % - 3.35 Median - 3.28 25 % - 3.27
That's strange. I bet it's because of what happened to GW a year or two ago where they went down 8 spots because their PT program had lower LSATs then the FT, and US News started factoring both PT and FT scores in their ranking.
I think it also has something to do with the number of applicants per program. There are likely many more applicants in the FT program, so that is a more realistic view of the numbers.
But I'd guess as people begin to realize the "investment" aspect of going to law school, PT programs will become more popular. I think people will start treating law school like business school. Work a bit, gain experience, save some cash, enter a night program, keep working during school. I predict more PT programs will be created, and the "rankings" criteria will change.