aptivych wrote: OnlyHumean wrote:
aptivych wrote:Does anyone know if there's some form of LSAT to GRE conversion? What would a 170 on the LSAT correspond to the GRE, and what would a perfect score on the GRE (is it 170?) correspond to the LSAT? I'm genuinely curious because all the hearsay is that there's way more people getting perfect scores on the GRE than the LSAT. IF that's the case, how is HLS planning on differentiating among all the perfect GRE applicants?
Also, I was just on reddit and saw that there's speculation this might expand to T-12 next year? Could someone with more knowledge please confirm this?
1. I don't think there is any real way of comparing them other than by looking at how different raw scores and percentiles compare, but even that isn't particularly helpful.
2. Who exactly do you think has knowledge of decisions at 12 different law schools that were all made based on information that was released less than a day ago?
1. Ok, fair. I guess percentiles is the way to go then, for the time being.
2. Hey don't be so harsh - I'm not that naive. But I raised that question in the very slim chance there could be someone on TLS who has even just a small insight into how this might play out in the future. If no one can answer my question, that's fine, it's not like I was expecting an easy answer anyway.
If all you want is "some insight" into the situation, you can find that in a lot of places. I just think that is something clearly different from asking someone to confirm what 12 other schools are going to do in the upcoming cycle. I don't even think there is a person who even has all that information at this stage, let alone that would be willing to post it here. But whatever, water, bridges, etc.
As for insight here: HLS wasn't the first school to do this, the University of Arizona did it a year ago. ~150 law school Deans (including from HLS) expressed support for the move. Whether this included the rest of the T13, I don't know, but I'm sure it's easy enough to find out.
Then there's this Kaplan survey, done in 2016: http://press.kaptest.com/wp-content/upl ... ptance.pdf
14% of the 200+ ABA schools they surveyed said they "probably" or "definitely" will accept GREs instead of LSATs
53% said they "strongly" or "somewhat" oppose the idea of the LSAT being the only test used in admissions
How many of the other T13 schools where in the above percentages? I don't know.
I assume that Harvard being Harvard, this might open the floodgates for other schools (both those already inclined, and those who are skeptical) but nobody knows that for sure at this point.