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Postby nervouspervus » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:38 pm

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Re: Attending a school with LSAT score well above top 25%

Postby UVAIce » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:49 pm

I think you are asking the wrong question here. Being that much better (hypothetically) than the bottom 1/4 of your class is not going to help you all that much. Even then, the problem with going to a school where the student body is (hypothetically) that much weaker makes it harder on you as now you have to score in the top 10% or higher in the class to gain employment rather than being slightly above median, etc.

I can attest to the fact that of the people I know in the top of my class there is a mix of LSAT scores from okay (for UVA) LSAT scores to the high scorers (above the 75th percentile). I also know people with those LSAT scores in the bottom of the class.

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Re: Attending a school with LSAT score well above top 25%

Postby guano » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:02 pm

nervouspervus wrote:Currently an applicant, but decided to cross over to ask: Did any of you (splitters?) who had LSAT scores decently above the top 25%-ile see a correlation between your LSAT score and first year grades? Is it more feasible to expect to rank highly if you have a score higher than most of your peers? I guess there is obviously a point of diminishing returns(i.e. someone who scores a 172 and attends a school with a 170 top 25%-ile probably will be in relatively equal competition)...The test is supposed to be of decent validity, but, I'm just curious to see how this all pans out for a splitter during his/her first year at a school he/she may have been overqualified for as a result of a low GPA.

Anecdotally I've seen the opposite. Statistically, I believe the correlation is 0.57, or thereabouts, which means you should not expect to rank higher than your peers.
Note that the 25/75 spread at most schools is within 1.5 standard deviations from the median, which means that the difference between a good day or a bad day at the test (assuming no retakes) could be the difference between top 25% and below median

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Re: Attending a school with LSAT score well above top 25%

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:10 pm

UVAIce wrote:I think you are asking the wrong question here. Being that much better (hypothetically) than the bottom 1/4 of your class is not going to help you all that much. Even then, the problem with going to a school where the student body is (hypothetically) that much weaker makes it harder on you as now you have to score in the top 10% or higher in the class to gain employment rather than being slightly above median, etc.

I can attest to the fact that of the people I know in the top of my class there is a mix of LSAT scores from okay (for UVA) LSAT scores to the high scorers (above the 75th percentile). I also know people with those LSAT scores in the bottom of the class.


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Re: Attending a school with LSAT score well above top 25%

Postby acw1213 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:20 pm

Not sure if this helps but:

My LSAT: 153

Did 1L at a TTT whose top-25% LSAT score was 158. Finished 1L in the top 10%.

I then transferred to a T1 in the top 25 with a top-25% LSAT score of 168. Finished 2L in the top 25%.

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Re: Attending a school with LSAT score well above top 25%

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:13 pm

UVAIce wrote:I think you are asking the wrong question here. Being that much better (hypothetically) than the bottom 1/4 of your class is not going to help you all that much. Even then, the problem with going to a school where the student body is (hypothetically) that much weaker makes it harder on you as now you have to score in the top 10% or higher in the class to gain employment rather than being slightly above median, etc.

I can attest to the fact that of the people I know in the top of my class there is a mix of LSAT scores from okay (for UVA) LSAT scores to the high scorers (above the 75th percentile). I also know people with those LSAT scores in the bottom of the class.


I think by "top 25%" he means above the 75th




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