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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:07 pm
by lawfreak
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?

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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:09 pm
by FiveSermon
no

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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:09 pm
by 094320
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Re: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:12 pm
by nygrrrl
Really? Did you really just start this thread? REALLY?

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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:16 pm
by ptblazer
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:23 pm
by Bildungsroman
No.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:41 am
by paulinaporizkova
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:41 am
by DeeCee
Lame thread. IBTL.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:42 am
by AreJay711
If it was going to be one way it would probably be easier for men since less men go to college than women.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:45 am
by arism87
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:47 am
by HowdyYall
no

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:52 am
by AreJay711
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:55 am
by arism87
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:35 am
by achilles
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 :)

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:11 am
by NorCalBruin
I think (hot) females have an advantage. Anyone who's seem legally blonde knows that! DUH!

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 am
by JG Hall
black male > black female

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:46 am
by joebloe
No.

No.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:18 am
by Curry
No.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:26 am
by GATORTIM
It really only matters if you are planning a sex change operation

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:30 am
by ahduth
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:40 am
by sojasoph
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

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:41 am
by sojasoph
JG Hall wrote:black male > black female

thats subjective

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:52 am
by Jackson Pollock
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?

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:01 am
by ahduth
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?

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:46 am
by Cupidity
Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no boost for GLBT

not even your sex change would help you.