Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

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Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby lawfreak » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:07 pm

Do law school's take lower LSAT scores for women (similar to URM) in relation to men?

Just in case you don;t understand me: for ex. a law school would take a dude with a 160 and a girl with a 158 as if they scored the same?

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:09 pm

no

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:09 pm

No.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby nygrrrl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:12 pm

Really? Did you really just start this thread? REALLY?

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby ptblazer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:16 pm

No! I think females might get the edge when ALL THINGS are equal, but in all honesty (coming from a male) they aught to. There are fewer women than men in law so it is in everyone's interest.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:23 pm

No.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:41 am

i see you are a male. if you get a sex change operation you would probably be able to get by with a lower lsat score.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby DeeCee » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:41 am

Lame thread. IBTL.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:42 am

If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby arism87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:45 am

AreJay711 wrote:If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.


Yeah, the answer is no, but this doesn't seem like such a ridiculous question to me. Colleges are starting to see a huge unbalance, with females outscoring males.

That said, I think (maybe I'm wrong) most law schools are about even, with a slightly higher percentage of males. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see this change in coming years, though.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby HowdyYall » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:47 am

no

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:52 am

arism87 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.


Yeah, the answer is no, but this doesn't seem like such a ridiculous question to me. Colleges are starting to see a huge unbalance, with females outscoring males.

That said, I think (maybe I'm wrong) most law schools are about even, with a slightly higher percentage of males. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see this change in coming years, though.


I know there is no benefit for men but I agree that there is potential for men to be underrepresented in the future. The only reason it might not happen is because of cultural gender norms. Lawyers are supposed to argumentative assholes which is more socially acceptable for men than women. It will be interesting to see what happens, I think.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby arism87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:55 am

AreJay711 wrote:
arism87 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.


Yeah, the answer is no, but this doesn't seem like such a ridiculous question to me. Colleges are starting to see a huge unbalance, with females outscoring males.

That said, I think (maybe I'm wrong) most law schools are about even, with a slightly higher percentage of males. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see this change in coming years, though.


I know there is no benefit for men but I agree that there is potential for men to be underrepresented in the future. The only reason it might not happen is because of cultural gender norms. Lawyers are supposed to argumentative assholes which is more socially acceptable for men than women. It will be interesting to see what happens, I think.


Interesting point. Or maybe it will happen and us asshole females will just be ostracized and hopelessly single. Sigh.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby achilles » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:35 am

arism87 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:
arism87 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.


Yeah, the answer is no, but this doesn't seem like such a ridiculous question to me. Colleges are starting to see a huge unbalance, with females outscoring males.

That said, I think (maybe I'm wrong) most law schools are about even, with a slightly higher percentage of males. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see this change in coming years, though.


I know there is no benefit for men but I agree that there is potential for men to be underrepresented in the future. The only reason it might not happen is because of cultural gender norms. Lawyers are supposed to argumentative assholes which is more socially acceptable for men than women. It will be interesting to see what happens, I think.


Interesting point. Or maybe it will happen and us asshole females will just be ostracized and hopelessly single. Sigh.


wow i was going to bold the same thing and comment. guess i'll plan on being less socially acceptable and single as well :)

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby NorCalBruin » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:11 am

I think (hot) females have an advantage. Anyone who's seem legally blonde knows that! DUH!

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby JG Hall » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 am

black male > black female

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby joebloe » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:46 am

No.

No.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby Curry » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:18 am

No.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby GATORTIM » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:26 am

It really only matters if you are planning a sex change operation

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby ahduth » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:30 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:i see you are a male. if you get a sex change operation you would probably be able to get by with a lower lsat score.


Definitely. This diversity statement has all sorts of angles to it.

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby sojasoph » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:40 am

ahduth wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:i see you are a male. if you get a sex change operation you would probably be able to get by with a lower lsat score.


Definitely. This diversity statement has all sorts of angles to it.

hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby sojasoph » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:41 am

JG Hall wrote:black male > black female

thats subjective

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby Jackson Pollock » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:52 am

arism87 wrote:Interesting point. Or maybe it will happen and us asshole females will just be ostracized and hopelessly single. Sigh.


How you doin?


achilles wrote:wow i was going to bold the same thing and comment. guess i'll plan on being less socially acceptable and single as well :)


How you doin, too?

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby ahduth » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:01 am

achilles wrote:
arism87 wrote:
Interesting point. Or maybe it will happen and us asshole females will just be ostracized and hopelessly single. Sigh.


wow i was going to bold the same thing and comment. guess i'll plan on being less socially acceptable and single as well :)


Meh. Women will take their role as societal overlords eventually here. I hope it happens soon, because men are doing a terrible job of it.

Just make sure to consider me for jobs when you run things, please?

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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:46 am

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no boost for GLBT

not even your sex change would help you.




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