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Re: About law school medians

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:08 am

Alt alert!

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Re: About law school medians

Postby ixwad » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 am

No, just a first time poster -- I registered shortly before the Oct. LSAT, and this is the first time I've felt compelled to post. A mod can IP check me if desired.

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Re: About law school medians

Postby bdubs » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:45 am

ixwad wrote:For the record, some people in this thread seemed to assume that the OP assumes URM will score lower than other candidates. In reality, I think the (accurate) assumption is simply that, while all groups have candidates applying with high and low scores, URMs with low scores will be accepted at a greater rate than non-URMs with low scores.


It isn't necessarily that URMs are always accepted below median, it's that above median URMs tend to get into better schools and have great scholarship offers which are more attractive. Once you get into the HYS world, that is where you will see more above median URMs because there is nowhere with better prospects.

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Re: About law school medians

Postby maxm2764 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:55 am

sch6les wrote:So the median for regular good 'ol white Republican male admits is going to be higher, no?


Wait, I thought Republicans brought the medians down too?

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Re: About law school medians

Postby ahduth » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:23 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
sch6les wrote:So the median for regular good 'ol white Republican male admits is going to be higher, no?


Wait, I thought Republicans brought the medians down too?


Damn, beat me to it. :lol:

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Re: About law school medians

Postby vatech11 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:23 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:URM admits don't affect the medians. Why? Because there are so few of them. If a school had 25% AA or native american, the yes it would have an effect. Because no non-HBCU does, it really doesn't affect the numbers.

Also, the numbers are lower due to splitters. Usually, high LSAT low GPA individuals.

HTH.

Oh and OP, you fail.


Please google median and mean and then write 200 words on the difference Jimmy.


+1000

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Re: About law school medians

Postby Unitas » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:06 pm

I have never seen a thread like this filled with so much fail on both sides. What has happened to TLS? :?

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Re: About law school medians

Postby ggocat » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:04 pm

I don't have median numbers handy, but this study (page 9) shows distribution of differences in mean scores comparing black and white students. You'll notice that it's fairly common to have a difference in mean LSAT scores of 5 to 11 points and GPAs of 0.10 to 0.50.

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Re: About law school medians

Postby 09042014 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:06 pm

Unitas wrote:I have never seen a thread like this filled with so much fail on both sides. What has happened to TLS? :?


If TLSer's could do math well they'd be at Med school, and if they could understand math at a 6th grad level they'd be in Business school.

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Re: About law school medians

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Unitas wrote:I have never seen a thread like this filled with so much fail on both sides. What has happened to TLS? :?


If TLSer's could do math well they'd be at Med school, and if they could understand math at a 6th grad level they'd be in Business school.

I can do math. I just can't do science.




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