Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

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Grizz
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Re: Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

Postby Grizz » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:36 am

Voltaire wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Voltaire wrote:If you believe that LSAT score and GPA combined are heavily correlated to success in law school, it would seem to follow that a student would generally preform better at the school in the 50s all other things being equal.



The correlation is known, but it's not high. It's just above the cut off from low to moderately correlated. But going from bottom to top with only a couple LSAT point difference would not happen under the known correlation. This isn't even a debate.

Gotcha. I'm half-drunk and was just playing devil's advocate. I can see you guys have had this discussion before though. Nevamind.

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Re: Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:53 am

finding a shipwrecked treasure or winning the lottery?

working for the CIA or MI6?

resurrecting Jesus or Mohammad?

just thought I'd throw in some equally valueless hypos.

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Re: Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:56 am

gwuorbust wrote:finding a shipwrecked treasure or winning the lottery?

working for the CIA or MI6?

resurrecting Jesus or Mohammad?

just thought I'd throw in some equally valueless hypos.

Lottery, because you'd possibly have to litigate against the insurer of the treasure (see Columbus)

MI6 so I can get James Bond's autograph

Jesus. Yeah he was kinda silly, but at least he wasn't a pedo.

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Re: Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

Postby gradesmatter » Sun May 01, 2011 2:32 am

Better to be at the T14 with the bad grades, because at least you have the name of the school on your resume. Top 25% out of a lower tier 1 aint gonna cut it for a good legal job.

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Re: Bad grades at T14 vs good grades at low tier 1?

Postby rayiner » Sun May 01, 2011 11:23 am

I know bottom quarter T14 folks with a biglaw job ITE.




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