KevinP wrote:@UP: Berkeley has always been critical of the LSAT and has been pushing for research into developing an alternative method.
Directly from Berkeley's research:
"To base admission to law school so heavily on LSAT scores is to choose
academic skills (and only a subset of those) as the prime determinant of who gets into
law and law-related careers that demand many competencies in addition to test taking,
reading and reasoning skills. Moreover, it allocates the scarce resource of legal
education, along with its ensuing influence and privilege, on the narrow basis of skills
that are heavily linked to wealth and class."
Source: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/LSACR ... nal-12.pdf
Kind of ironic they essentially link wealth and class to the LSAT but yet place such heavy emphasis on the GPA which is probably just as strongly correlated with wealth and class.
Also, Penn released some data. They released the 25th/75th percentiles but it doesn't look like they posted medians.
http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/jd ... stics.html
Re: Penn - Those are still numbers for c/o 2013, no?
Edit -What the, I just pressed refresh and it changed to c/o 2014. Still no info on medians though.