comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )

accuracy of Law School Predictor

spot on
5
11%
usually accurate with minor discrepancies
15
33%
somewhat accurate
22
49%
total BS
3
7%
 
Total votes: 45

dsosah
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:30 pm

comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby dsosah » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:12 am

Hello everybody, for those of you who have experience with the application cycle, can you comment on the accuracy of the Law School Predictor website if your used it? I'm not sure if this topic has already been discussed recently, but nothing came up on my search and I was just wondering for those who used it, how well did it predict your actual cycle? Thanks.

t14fanboy
Posts: 438
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:51 pm

Re: comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby t14fanboy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:18 am

use lawschoolnumbers.com

User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18406
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby bk1 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:20 am

Answer: it depends.

Things that make it less effective (off the top of my head):

1. Splitters
2. Reverse-Splitters
3. URM's
4. People below certain GPA or LSAT floors.
5. ED
6. Berkeley, Yale, Stanford
7. Not having work experience for NU/Harvard

Just use LSN. It'll give you a better picture than LSP.

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:44 am

bk1 wrote:Answer: it depends.

Things that make it less effective (off the top of my head):

1. Splitters
2. Reverse-Splitters
3. URM's
4. People below certain GPA or LSAT floors.
5. ED
6. Berkeley, Yale, Stanford
7. Not having work experience for NU/Harvard

Just use LSN. It'll give you a better picture than LSP.


Plus:

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/?page_id=173

AffordablePrep
Posts: 357
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:27 am

Re: comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby AffordablePrep » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:06 am

It's pretty useless. It's cool and reinforcing when you're prepping for the LSAT, but just looking at the school's medians really gives you more info. All LSN is doing is plugging in a formula where all the #'s balance out - i.e. a 6.0 GPA and 160 LSAT or 2.0 GPA and 300 LSAT will get you into Harvard, when in reality this would never happen even if such numbers existed. LSN is flawed, in my opinion, because it does not take into consideration that some schools like Berkely really require both numbers, regardless of how high any one number is.

dsosah
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:30 pm

Re: comment on the accuracy of Law school predictor (poll)

Postby dsosah » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:53 am

thanks everybody for your input, I kind of figured it wasn't all that accurate, I just didn't want to get my hopes all high for what is telling me ;) although it does works as a nice reinforcer, at least for a while.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], hwwong, mintme and 6 guests