A. Nony Mouse wrote:To be fair to Dre (in this one case only...), it's not like law schools get copies of the syllabi of your classes, nor are the course requirements listed on your transcript. No one will know whether that "History of the French Revolution" course has 2 multiple-choice finals or a 50-pp research paper, or whether the exams were open or closed book. (Only exception: if the prof who writes your LOR goes into the requirements for their course. And even then, no prof likes to think their own classes are cakewalks, so they'll spin it as rigorous and so on.)
Right -- I was only responding to the idea that classes could not vary in difficulty.
More to the point, the above would be true if we made the assumption that admissions personnel at top law schools know nothing about undergraduate institutions and their curriculum. I'm willing to bet that Asha & Co have done their homework and know quite a bit about the relative rigor of various majors, institutions, concentrations, and even select professors and courses from colleges they routinely see. I bet faye and asha get a lot of law apps each year from kids who have taken prof X's linear algebra class or prof Y's microeconomic theory class at whichever HYPSC ect./liberal arts colleges. This also in part accounts for why a particular school might draw a little deeper from its own class (or be able to pinpoint when a student from their school took more or less difficult coursework). A known quantity is preferable to an unknown quantity in most cases.
Anyway, the degree to which this matters is so minimal compared to the overall LSAC GPA that it hardly bears going into any further