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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

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Postby Xizenta » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:39 am

As far as splitter adjustments... are they done per school on a case by case basis?
Or is there some general rule you apply to all schools?

I was looking at my situation with a 3.17 and 170, and it said that UCLA and USC were "consider"s as in a 50% chance according to the accuracy page.

Then I looked at law school numbers and saw that no where near 50% of people got admitted with scores in that range last cycle. In fact almost everyone gets waitlisted. What's the deal with that?

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby GhostDynasty » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:08 pm

Thank you for a great program. That being said, I hope it gets it wrong for me, :-)

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby Xizenta » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 pm

YCrevolution wrote:I'm planning out upgrades for Law School Predictor: Version 3.0. If you have any suggestions/comments, please let me know (via this thread is fine).


Hi, I was wondering why no one has collaborated with LSN yet to do regression analysis on the charts there... It seems to me that this would be the only way to get reliable feedback regarding splitters. On LSP it seems all the models are linear, while the real models are of course curved...

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby Xizenta » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:54 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Xizenta wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:I'm planning out upgrades for Law School Predictor: Version 3.0. If you have any suggestions/comments, please let me know (via this thread is fine).


Hi, I was wondering why no one has collaborated with LSN yet to do regression analysis on the charts there... It seems to me that this would be the only way to get reliable feedback regarding splitters. On LSP it seems all the models are linear, while the real models are of course curved...

LSP works with published (and sometimes unpublished/estimated) admissions index formulas, which are linear.



Right, I knew that. But you must admit that the index formulas, as official as they may be, are not as reliable as a simple curve that could come from regression analysis on the real data, right? For example, for a GPA below 3.3, no LSAT score can really salvage a UCLA application... However, the linear formula puts you above the 95th percentile for matriculated students...

I'm sure there are other examples, but this is just one that I remember from the beginning of my own cycle; at first I thought I would have a shot at UCLA with 3.2 / 170 based on LSP, then I saw the graph.

Just wondering what you think about all this.


(By the way, the reason why I previously said that LSP seems linear to me rather than stating it as a matter of fact is because I'm not sure how you have the splitter modifier built into your formulas... that could possibly make LSP not linear.)

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby LSlobbyist » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:26 pm

YC, just wanted to thank you for putting this program together. I can tell you that it certainly helped me in my application strategy, and I'm sure that there's numerous applicants and law students who feel the same.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:47 pm

YCrevolution wrote:Version 3.0 releasing on June 22, 2010. For more info, check out the video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw4dJoACarw


:D

Fuck yeah -- LSP v3.0, brought to you by Michael Bay!

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Postby PlugInBaby » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:53 pm

State residency feature...good call. Does that apply to only the state schools or private as well? Thus far in my cycle its the in-state schools (all private) that are giving me love.

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby Wooderson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:32 pm

V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby Knock » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:53 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments


Can't wait. Thanks for this amazing tool!

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby thecilent » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:24 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments


Yeah, I also wanted to say sweet job with this site. It's seriously awesome and a great tool. I'm always promoting it to pre-law friends

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby PlugInBaby » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:29 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments


I'm quite looking forward to seeing it. Fun toy to have tonite to bide the time for my LSAT score to finally show up.

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby Knock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:30 pm

PlugInBaby wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments


I'm quite looking forward to seeing it. Fun toy to have tonite to bide the time for my LSAT score to finally show up.


Same. Hopefully it can kill some time until I get my score.

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:39 pm

Knockglock wrote:
PlugInBaby wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments


I'm quite looking forward to seeing it. Fun toy to have tonite to bide the time for my LSAT score to finally show up.


Same. Hopefully it can kill some time until I get my score.


I'll be sad to see the walls implemented and some "admits"s turn into denys, but at least it'll be more accurate. :lol:

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Re: Law School Predictor: Version 2.6 Official Thread

Postby randomperson » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:56 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Wooderson wrote:V. 3.0 COMING JUNE 22, 2010!!!-----------------------------or maybe not

As of today, it looks like quite likely so.

There will quite likely be:
- updated data (LSATs and GPAs and rankings)
- state residency feature for the top 100 law schools
- accounting for LSAT and/or GPA "walls" for some schools (this takes time to research and implement)
- minor adjustments to prediction algorithms

Possibly in the near future:
- Canadian law schools
- other adjustments




What is a LSAT and/or GPA "wall"?




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