Oh, yes of course. But what I wanted to ask was whether doing well on the LSAT is a reliable indicator of doing well in law school. What do you think? Of course, because the grades are curved, there must be some people getting a C+ average but I'm sure even at Harvard some people don't try their best for whatever reason.
What I really want to know is whether there are people that DO try their best but don't get good grades and don't get employed, and maybe drop out even?
The LSAT only really predicts how well you do...relative to other people? So it predicts someone with a 173 does better than someone with a 155. But considering the vast majority of Harvard Law students are somewhere in the high 160s up to 180, our band is too small for it to really predict much within that range.
There's less correlation between effort and grades than you think. I know people here who barely try and get great grades, and others who work really hard only to get all Ps. I got my better grades in the classes I showed up to least and where I had like entirely blank pages for lecture notes.
Employment here isn't quite as grades driven. A string of Low Passes is problematic, and you need top grades for the grade-picky firms and top clerkships etc, but for the average Harvard student your employment odds, at least for biglaw, rise and fall with your interviewing skills and background. If you have a banking/consulting background at top companies like Goldman and McKinsey, you can still go to really top firms with below median grades.
And I do know people who have gone on leave because they weren't happy with their grades.