bjsesq wrote:taxguy wrote:If you are going to quote me, at least do me the favor of doing it correctly. I never said that LSAT scores are meaningless. In fact, to the contrary, I have always said and felt that they are crucial for admission. What I also said is that they shouldn't be used as strongly as they are currently being used.
Remember this day. You will see within the next few years that the LSAT will either change or be downplayed a bit in admission at some law schools. In fact, I would bet that US News will adjust their rankings to downplay the importance of the LSAT in the rankings. I don't think it will be eliminated, but I would bet that as a factor, it will be decreased.
You want to believe this because your boy got a shit score. I get that. I'm curious as to what you believe would have better predictive capacity as to eventual success as an attorney. Is it networking skills? How would schools meaningfully determine such things, given the number of apps they have to deal with every year. Go on. I'll wait.
Here is your answer: obviously, the LSAT is the only standardized test available for law schools so it is better than nothing. I get that. Much better ,however, are these summer alternative admission programs that have been shown to be spectacularly successful in weeding out the top students. I would bet, as I noted in the prior post, that an increasing number of schools will be using these summer alternative admission programs for admission.
As for success at being an attorney, this is a totally different subject. First you have to get the job. Obviously, going to a t14 school and getting good grades will be very helpful. However, absent that then network like mad. If you have to work for free, do it and work like a demon on fire in order to hone your skills. Someone will always employ a good lawyer who has garnered a strong reputation.
In fact, Blogger22, please post how well you did in your first year of law school. I would bet and even give some odds that, if you work hard in your first year, you will out perform the majority of kids who had much higher LSAT scores than you. If you got into Maryland or GMU with a 150 LSAT, you will be at the bottom of the class LSAT wise. Thus, seeing your class rank would be very instructive