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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby missvik218 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:14 am

cendien wrote:Hey YC -

Sorry if I missed this earlier in the thread. Do you have plans to implement residency checks for the state schools? I would imagine that would have an impact at schools like UVA, UT, Michigan(?) etc.

Otherwise, an amazing program that only continues to impress! Thanks for all you do here.

I was going to ask this exact same thing!! It would be another useful option to go along with ED.

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:41 pm

YCR, am I interpreting this correctly? I'm in the 59th percentile for my PT class, and would have been 43rd percentile (shockingly, since I thought I was way closer to 25th) for FT. Do these percentiles refer to where I would have stood if I'd been a member of last year's entering class?

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:13 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:YCR, am I interpreting this correctly? I'm in the 59th percentile for my PT class, and would have been 43rd percentile (shockingly, since I thought I was way closer to 25th) for FT. Do these percentiles refer to where I would have stood if I'd been a member of last year's entering class?

Yes, although the percentiles are estimated and can vary somewhat from the actual data (generally okay estimates for everything between 25/75, but it starts becoming notably off at either end off the spectrum).


Thanks, YCR. It feels great to be above average, for a change. (I was bluntly informed that I need to stop making references to my "below average" LSAT score, even if it does feel that way at times. Now that school has actually started, maybe I can put that damn number behind me for good.)

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:35 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:YCR, am I interpreting this correctly? I'm in the 59th percentile for my PT class, and would have been 43rd percentile (shockingly, since I thought I was way closer to 25th) for FT. Do these percentiles refer to where I would have stood if I'd been a member of last year's entering class?

Yes, although the percentiles are estimated and can vary somewhat from the actual data (generally okay estimates for everything between 25/75, but it starts becoming notably off at either end off the spectrum).


Thanks, YCR. It feels great to be above average, for a change. (I was bluntly informed that I need to stop making references to my "below average" LSAT score, even if it does feel that way at times. Now that school has actually started, maybe I can put that damn number behind me for good.)

But OperaSoprano is, by definition, way above average. 8)


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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby pissantvache » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:14 pm

edit: i don't know why, but after loading 3 or 4 times without it, suddenly the % at/below ranking came up for me on full-time programs. Please disregard this post.

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby Bronte » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:38 pm

pissantvache wrote:edit: i don't know why, but after loading 3 or 4 times without it, suddenly the % at/below ranking came up for me on full-time programs. Please disregard this post.


Actually, this happened to me the first time as well. Probably a cache thing. It's not happening anymore.

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby rkdwotjr01 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:51 pm

How indicative is this for splitters?

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby jss1100 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Anything in development for instate applicants applying to state schools like UNC?

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby mizzoutigers88 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:05 pm

Are you changing it for high LSAT/Low GPA splitters only, or for reverse splitters as well?

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:16 pm

YCrevolution wrote:I am happy to report that I have a new algorithm for calculating splitter predictions; preliminary tests would suggest better prediction (roughly 10% better at the aggregate level) for all but about 1% of splitters (and about 0.1% of the applicant pool) who would have highly pessimistic results under the new regime.


Is this going to be part of the next update?

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby tigress81 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:19 pm

hey YC, I love the program! it rocks! if I could just have one tiny extra thing, it would be for an additional item -- state of residence!!! I'd really love to know if my state of residence boosts my chances, and if so, by how much.

Still though, fantastic, I could toy with this all day.

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

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Re: Law School Predictor Official Thread: Version 2.5

Postby HawksJetsFalcons » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:21 pm

EDIT: nvm.




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