Adjudicator wrote:It is ironic that we are called elitists for actually working hard to prepare, but the people who just show up thinking that they are entitled to succeed are not?
Am I going to be an elitist when I study harder than others in law school, too?
Or when I work harder as a lawyer?
This response is not directed at you in specific, however, i can understand why people are upset. The point is getting a 170+ does not make one an elitist, rather it is bashing those who get below a 160. I was in between a 153-161 on my PT's. I prepared for this exam for about four months, and did not think it was a formality, however, i do not expect a 170. Getting a 150 is not really the end of the world, as it still goes to show that you did better than 50 to 60 percent of test takers.
The other point why people are upset is the sheer weight of this exam in determining your admissions. I understand it is a good predictor, and i do not doubt that, however, it does not mean that someone who kept a 4.0 in college and got a 160 is less qualified than the 170 and 2.5 gpa person. The fact that law school admissions is quite impersonal at best, as you literally are some numbers to a school speaks to the frustration that people have.
That also is not to say those who have a 170 or even got a 180 should feel bad, in fact, to get a score like that is nothing short of amazing, and speaks to their ability to do well as well.