bruin91 wrote:So crazy what a difference a few LSAT points can make. While a 75%+ GPA and a 165 will get you into a T20 with no money, a 75%+GPA and a 168 will get you substantial amount of money. (Basing this off LSN)
How can a few questions on the LSAT make a difference of $100,000? I don't get it.
Totally agree with this…
I feel like LSAT scores have taken on way more weight in law school admissions than they were ever meant too/should. I blame it on the rankings, the fact that the best students want to go to the highest ranked schools, and those schools have to complete for high LSAT averages to attract the best students and it creates one really screwed up feedback cycle. To the point that there are students spending thousands of dollars and months of their live, just to get a better LSAT score rather than pursuing real world experience, community service, work, research, scholarship. I find it completely lopsided that we’re talking about scoring +2 on a test as being more important than having the best recommendations, work experience, publications, character, career aspirations, etc… I mean I think that a test is important, but to the point that people are studying as much as we all do, it’s not like the LSAT measures intelligence or our capacity to perform well in law school, it’s measures how much time and money we can devote to learning the test… I just find it kind of ridiculous, but it’s not like we're going to change the system.