UG lsat median

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UG lsat median

Postby masked kavana » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:14 pm

does this even matter?
do ad comms look at your school median and take into account that only a couple of people from your ug scored as high or higher?

if not whats it there for?

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:21 pm

No, not even a little bit. FWIW, my school didn't even have one as not enough people had taken it.

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby 20130312 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:23 pm

Maybe if they've never heard of your UG, they'll use it. Otherwise, no.

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:46 pm

I read an interview with a dean of admissions in which he said they use the LSAT median to interpret a student's GPA. Presumably, if your school has a low LSAT median, they might view a high GPA suspiciously - especially if your school has a high median GPA.

Of course, one has to view these claims critically, as what admissions staff say often doesn't seem to fit with what they do.
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Re: UG lsat median

Postby 20130312 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:48 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:Of course, admissions staff seem to say a lot of stuff like this, but then just make decisions on the basis of the numbers.


^ This. Their medians are extremely important to adcomms.

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby masked kavana » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks for the replies. I just never understood the need for it, but what everyone is saying definitely makes sense

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby Opie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:51 pm

I got the top score in my UG. Pretty sad considering I got a 164. I did use the data to petition my school's administration to beef up the critical thinking curriculum since they're redesigning it right now.

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Opie wrote:I got the top score in my UG. Pretty sad considering I got a 164. I did use the data to petition my school's administration to beef up the critical thinking curriculum since they're redesigning it right now.


LOL

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby Veyron » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:18 pm

To the extent that law schools take into account the quality of your undergrad, they do it on the basis of UG lsat median, not USNWR ranking. Cornell's dean was pretty explicit about that.

However, it doesn't matter to any great extent for the vast majority of UGs.

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Re: UG lsat median

Postby Opie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:17 pm

Veyron wrote:To the extent that law schools take into account the quality of your undergrad, they do it on the basis of UG lsat median, not USNWR ranking. Cornell's dean was pretty explicit about that.

However, it doesn't matter to any great extent for the vast majority of UGs.


+1

There are basically three levels from what I've heard:

The really good schools: HYP, etc.

Pretty good schools: on down to the top 30 or so on USNews

Everybody else.




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