Dr. Dre wrote:
(1) Researching thoroughly and writing cleanly and accurately are both far more "important" than spotting issues quickly. And those two factors are not really tested on the LSAT at all. In fact, (2) analytical writing is a skill that is pretty much ignored on the LSAT and in the admissions package you submit in its entirety to the school.
No. writing ability<reasoning ability
"Spotting issues quickly" is not an integral component of either of those.
(2)do you know why it's ignored in the admissions package? because it's so subjective.
Oh Gosh, good point. We certainly don't want to associate the formal science
of legal practice with other subjective grad school programs that involve writing and analysis, like History and English and Policy.
probably the only time you can prove your writing ability is through your PS....but, how many times would one have edited their PS: been read by peers/teachers/advisors and proofread over and over again....LSAT tests exactly what is important. none of the bullcrap you call writing skills, filling paperwork, socializing.
bullcrap you call writing skills
bullcrap ... writing skills
LOL, no need to equivocate now
. I'll go ahead and say "spotting issues" involves a lot more bullcrap that writing persuasively and succinctly. Do you realize that virtually none of that "issue spotting" and "reasoning" is actually used for the first few years of practice unless you're out there practicing law by yourself? When you write a motion, you're using a template that a million other people have already used. Most of the case law is already summarized; you have to look up the keycites to make sure a new case hasn't changed it, and if it has, congrats - you get to finally do a couple pages of new reasoning. You also talk about subjectivity as if that isn't the biggest part of legal reasoning in the first place. Writing briefs and arguing in front of a judge/jury isn't a science. You can give the assignment to five top notch attorneys, and they'll all analyze it differently. Issue spotting is borderline irrelevant compared these other skills.