Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

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Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:49 pm

I'm asking this because TLS and LSAC's website, often use LSAT scores and statistics from 2009. So when I compare the statistics of people of 2009 to myself, is that accurate enough for me to help predict my chances at a certain school?

i am also aware that many school's programs have changed over the years. For instance, Fordham went from 160 to 80 students in its part time program (a fellow tls'r told me that) which added to its selectivity.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:51 pm

lawfreak wrote:I'm asking this because TLS and LSAC's website, often use LSAT scores and statistics from 2009. So when I compare the statistics of people of 2009 to myself, is that accurate enough for me to help predict my chances at a certain school?

i am also aware that many school's programs have changed over the years. For instance, Fordham went from 160 to 80 students in its part time program (a fellow tls'r told me that) which added to its selectivity.


Only part time programs have seen drastic class size changes.

Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com for up to date (albeit self-reported) stats. You can also get median GPA/LSAT and other figures directly from law school websites themselves.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby sanjola » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:52 pm

I would think they are. Except for a handful of schools who made a big leap on the list, most schools have consistent number. This is more apparent the further up the list the school lands.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby glitched » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:13 pm

i have nothing to contribute to this thread except to ask why you used a barometer as your instrument of measurement...? why not just use the word "measure"?

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:15 pm

I apologize. I thought I was posting to college level people with an IQ that's greater than a jar of mayonnaise.
glitched wrote:i have nothing to contribute to this thread except to ask why you used a barometer as your instrument of measurement...? why not just use the word "measure"?

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby TigerBeer » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:17 pm

lawfreak wrote:I apologize. I thought I was posting to college level people with an IQ that's greater than a jar of mayonnaise.
glitched wrote:i have nothing to contribute to this thread except to ask why you used a barometer as your instrument of measurement...? why not just use the word "measure"?


can you use that iq to convert jars of mayonnaise to units of measurement for iqs

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:19 pm

No, maybe an intellectual like yourself can help me with that. After all, the hidden meaning behind my words is too much for me to grasp.
TigerBeer wrote:
lawfreak wrote:I apologize. I thought I was posting to college level people with an IQ that's greater than a jar of mayonnaise.
glitched wrote:i have nothing to contribute to this thread except to ask why you used a barometer as your instrument of measurement...? why not just use the word "measure"?


can you use that iq to convert jars of mayonnaise to units of measurement for iqs

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby glitched » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:25 pm

lawfreak wrote:I apologize. I thought I was posting to college level people with an IQ that's greater than a jar of mayonnaise.
glitched wrote:i have nothing to contribute to this thread except to ask why you used a barometer as your instrument of measurement...? why not just use the word "measure"?


loll - barometer measures atmospheric pressure. not the relevance/usefulness of admission statistics. good job college grad.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:27 pm

glitched wrote:loll - barometer measures atmospheric pressure. not the relevance/usefulness of admission statistics. good job college grad.


Are you so aspie that you don't understand the basic cliches used in conversational English or are you just making a shitty attempt at trolling?

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby glitched » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:40 pm

bk1 wrote:
glitched wrote:loll - barometer measures atmospheric pressure. not the relevance/usefulness of admission statistics. good job college grad.


Are you so aspie that you don't understand the basic cliches used in conversational English or are you just making a shitty attempt at trolling?



basic cliche in conversational English? I've never used it. But oh I'm just one person - not a representative sample of course.


And I was just making a slight jab at the OP, nothing enough to warrant an insult from him.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:45 pm

And I was just posting a harmless question. Nothing to warrant an insulting jab from you. Have a great night!
glitched wrote:
bk1 wrote:
glitched wrote:loll - barometer measures atmospheric pressure. not the relevance/usefulness of admission statistics. good job college grad.


Are you so aspie that you don't understand the basic cliches used in conversational English or are you just making a shitty attempt at trolling?



basic cliche in conversational English? I've never used it. But oh I'm just one person - not a representative sample of course.


And I was just making a slight jab at the OP, nothing enough to warrant an insult from him.

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby androstan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:16 am

World English Dictionary
barometer (bəˈrɒmɪtə)

— n
1. an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, usually to determine altitude or weather changes
2. anything that shows change or impending change: the barometer of social change

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby Fresh » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:23 am

lawfreak wrote:I apologize. I thought I was posting to college level people with an IQ that's greater than a jar of mayonnaise.


blatant anti-mayo trolling. what are you, mustard?

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Re: Are admission stats from 2009 a good barometer for 2011?

Postby dr allen pearl » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:28 am

... "it's pronounced thermometer..."




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