vuthy wrote:Then I'm confused. If the schools really couldn't care less about the median, then why make any special efforts (as they have apparently -- or at least allegedly -- been doing) to keep medians as high as possible, e.g., by taking splitters? Or is all of this just baseless conjecture on the part of TLSers?
They care about medians tremendously. But they could not care less about median as far as a raw score. You could call it a 40 or a 340 and it is meaningless. LSAC can tweak it up or down (keeping the dispersion a normal bell curve) and the static LSAT score is meaningless.
What just about every single law school cares about is their LSAT median relative
to other schools, particularly those you compete against.
So if LSAC makes it "easier" or adjusts the scores so they are slightly higher, and Duke Law goes up +1 but Vanderbilt, UVA, NU, etc all go up +3, that is all that matters.