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Well, the problem would be I don't think there's any grad schools which take LSAT/GPA into account nearly as heavily as law schools do, so the usefulness of such a site would be limited. The GRE usually isn't make-or-break for any school, is it?
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GRE scores are not as important because you are evaluated on work in the field - grades and usually a writing sample. Future law students typically have not done any work in the field, and so cannot be evaluated in the same way.
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Palavra wrote:I don't know actually. Probably not. That raises the question; why are LSAT scores so important for law schools when GRE scores are less important for grad schools?
A lot of reasons. Most departments are oriented toward a type of research, or specialty, or focus. Therefore, "fit" is much more important. Picking a graduate school is like picking someone to marry, because you will be with this person between 4 to 6 years (going for PhD), and during that time he or she will serve as a mentor, friend, and at times adversary. From a money standpoint, the Grad school rankings (such as they are) are not determined by GRE score, or even GPA of its matriculated students, but rather the quality and quantity of research the school puts out.
Law school on the other hand, has a large percentage of its rankings come from LSAT. LSAT also has a decent correlation to student success. Therefore, more weight is put on LSAT