gothamm wrote:Post^ is a breath of fresh air. I love it when TLS "gurus" say not to count on being top 1/3 because the odds are against you. Some even break it down to say that you have a 2/3 chance of not keeping it, ignoring the fact that everyone is of different intellectual/test taking ability. If you did well on the LSAT, then I think it is likelier that you will do well on law school exams imo. The LSAT was just a random conglomeration of crap that we had to adapt to. This adaptability suggests that you can adapt to other tests, such as law school exams.
I was beginning to freak out thinking that I only had a 33.3% "chance" of keeping the scholarship. But then I realized that it's not just a chance. It's not random. GPAs and LSATs are not random. Sure, there will be some who will have a hard time staying the top third - I might be one of those, for all I know. But I think natural talents and abilities take that 33.3% chance and knock it down significantly. I'm not going to try and estimate a percentage for it, but I know that I'm just going to get to school and work my hardest.