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

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

Postby Rand M. » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:51 am

sojasoph wrote:
JG Hall wrote:black male > black female

thats subjective


No, it's not.

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

Postby smashedpumpkins » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:54 am

I'm not sure why everyone is so up in arms over this. Females have a significant advantage in hard sciences and MBA admissions because so few women apply to those things. This doesn't seem to be the case with law school, but it's not a ridiculous question.

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

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:07 am

It is actually true that the mean score for female applicants is almost always lower by 1 point and for a few schools it is lower by 3+ points

See page 9 here:

http://www.lsac.org/LsacResources/Resea ... -10-01.pdf

This is slightly counterbalanced by higher UGPAs for female applicants shown on page 10. Generally there is a higher mean score with a large standard deviation for male LSAT takers, so there are proportionally fewer females in the highest LSAT scores.

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

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:20 am

bdubs wrote:It is actually true that the mean score for female applicants is almost always lower by 1 point and for a few schools it is lower by 3+ points

See page 9 here:

http://www.lsac.org/LsacResources/Resea ... -10-01.pdf

This is slightly counterbalanced by higher UGPAs for female applicants shown on page 10. Generally there is a higher mean score with a large standard deviation for male LSAT takers, so there are proportionally fewer females in the highest LSAT scores.

But this doesn't address the question of whether or not it is "easier" for a woman to get into LS than a man, if everything else is identical. It just says female applicants in this pool have lower median LSAT scores.
In fact, this helps explain why there are fewer women than men in the schools examined (because, if all were equal, naturally there would be more higher-scoring students admitted, thus more men.)

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

Postby GATORTIM » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:36 pm

PM from OP

lawfreak wrote:We already saw that comment posted you asshole!!!!
Why don't you come up with something original for a change!?Subject: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

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


Dude, you opened yourself up to childish/asshole responses by posting such an asinine question...tough guy

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

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:39 pm

ahduth wrote:
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?

Ahhh a return to the good 'ole days

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

Postby Deuce » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:41 pm

lulz

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

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:01 pm

"tough guy" it sounds to me like you're the childish one here! lmao!!!!

Besides, it seems to me that quite a few of the posters here seem to agree with me that I asked a decent question hose-brain (yes, I know, I just stooped to your "mature" level)
GATORTIM wrote:PM from OP

lawfreak wrote:We already saw that comment posted you asshole!!!!
Why don't you come up with something original for a change!?Subject: Is it easier for Women or Men to get into law school?

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


Dude, you opened yourself up to childish/asshole responses by posting such an asinine question...tough guy

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

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:06 pm

GATORTIM wrote:PM from OP

x


edit this out or something; against forum rules to post PMs

that being said, i dont think it was a ridiculous question for the same reason as what someone said earlier about MBA and engineering schools, etc., though i certainly dont know the OP's intentions in asking it.

smashedpumpkins wrote:I'm not sure why everyone is so up in arms over this. Females have a significant advantage in hard sciences and MBA admissions because so few women apply to those things. This doesn't seem to be the case with law school, but it's not a ridiculous question.

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

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:34 pm

My reason for posting this question is in order to get a better understanding of my chances at certain law schools. When I go to a site like law schoo lnumbers, and I see that a female student has the same lsat score as me, I would like to know if I can compare chances with hers. I hope this sheds some light on those of you who are wondering what my intentions of posting this thread were.
DoubleChecks wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:PM from OP

x


edit this out or something; against forum rules to post PMs

that being said, i dont think it was a ridiculous question for the same reason as what someone said earlier about MBA and engineering schools, etc., though i certainly dont know the OP's intentions in asking it.

smashedpumpkins wrote:I'm not sure why everyone is so up in arms over this. Females have a significant advantage in hard sciences and MBA admissions because so few women apply to those things. This doesn't seem to be the case with law school, but it's not a ridiculous question.

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

Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:35 pm

No.

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

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:57 pm

No.

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

Postby DeeCee » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:59 pm

::PM edited out to GATORTIM from LAWFREAK::

Glad you posted this. This person harassed me in a PM, too.
I wrote back-- Whoa. Someone should probably chill and not get so personally offended by a half-ass joking comment. I hope you have a more positive day.

How about the OP should not be so crazy and PM to harass people.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:06 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:edit this out or something; against forum rules to post PMs

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

Postby 4102011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:09 pm

This thread has gone from wtf to huh? to more wtf.

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

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:10 pm

There's no rule against posting PMs. There are rules against harassing posters in PMs though! I'll let Vanwinkle take care of this.

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

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:12 pm

Lol....If you call that harassment then you're pretty sad! If anything the comments these people posted to begin with was harassment
acrossthelake wrote:There's no rule against posting PMs. There are rules against harassing posters in PMs though! I'll let Vanwinkle take care of this.

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

Postby Drake014 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:15 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:
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?


This post is
A. An efficient means of hitting on women, doing it 2 at a time.
B. An inefficient way of hitting on women because it instantly shatters the illusion that they're the only chick you ever hit on. Thereby you are guaranteeing your rejection by both.
C. 5th base

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

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:16 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:edit this out or something; against forum rules to post PMs

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acrossthelake wrote:There's no rule against posting PMs. There are rules against harassing posters in PMs though! I'll let Vanwinkle take care of this.


whoah say whaaat? haha guess im totally wrong then, wow ive been carrying around that misconception for awhile

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

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:17 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:There's no rule against posting PMs. There are rules against harassing posters in PMs though! I'll let Vanwinkle take care of this.


whoah say whaaat? haha guess im totally wrong then, wow ive been carrying around that misconception for awhile


Yeah. It's in poor taste a lot of the time, but it's allowed. Some posters don't know a lot about class or taste, but we don't necessarily regulate that.

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

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 pm

ahem...speaking of lacking in class lol
acrossthelake wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:There's no rule against posting PMs. There are rules against harassing posters in PMs though! I'll let Vanwinkle take care of this.


whoah say whaaat? haha guess im totally wrong then, wow ive been carrying around that misconception for awhile


Yeah. It's in poor taste a lot of the time, but it's allowed. Some posters don't know a lot about class or taste, but we don't necessarily regulate that.

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

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:20 pm

lawfreak wrote:ahem...speaking of lacking in class lol



lawl. enjoy your vacay.




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