lawschool22 wrote:If they all are dropping similarly, does the value of a top-tier LSAT (173+) diminish? It seems like this could almost hurt splitters somewhat at the middle-tier T14's
You don't think the value of GPAs diminishes more? Unless I'm not understanding exactly what you mean. 173+ should be the first kids picked in gym class if schools are trying to maintain/get back medians. I don't see how those scores would be valued less.
What I'm saying is, at this point a 170 is now considered "above median" and is useful for trying to improve Penn's (or another similar school's) median above peer schools, and 169 is now at-median. What this means is there are now more people with above median scores than before, and more people with at median scores than before. Theoretically this increases the chances that you will have candidates who are at or above both medians than you did before, because an "above" or "at" median score is now less rare. So they don't need to gobble up that splitter as frequently, because they can now just as easily get a kid with a 169 and median GPA.
Does that make any sense? lol