LawSchoolMyths wrote:My point with GPA is mainly that the best indicator of the future is the past. GPA takes into account your study habits, how quickly you can learn, how hard you wortk etc. Sometimes someone who has had a low GPA in undergrad can get a high one in LS and vice versa, but usually the factors I mentioned stay the same and therefore GPA does as well.
I finished undergrad with a 2.41 GPA. This fall, I edited my roommate's law school personal statement in which he stated that he graduated "Magnum cum Lade".
Also, my law school GPA was more than 50% higher than my undergraduate GPA. Let that sink in for a minute.
Your "best indicator of the future is the past" reasoning ignores the slightly important fact that you're describing the 18-28 age range. In that age range, the past is a shitty indicator for what someone might do in the future.
What you've propagated here...is...a myth.