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peter844
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Index numbers

Postby peter844 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:06 pm

Do law schools use index numbers for admission? For instance splitters... Though one criteria is above the range and one below the index number is the same as median applicants...Is this why they have a shot at acceptance?

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BrownBears09
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Re: Index numbers

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:11 pm

peter844 wrote:Do law schools use index numbers for admission? For instance splitters... Though one criteria is above the range and one below the index number is the same as median applicants...Is this why they have a shot at acceptance?


It's much more complex than just an index number. From a sheer statistics standpoint, normal splitters are valuable because LSAT score distributions are more controlled.

You're a reverse splitter (High GPA, Lower LSAT) and high GPAs are easier to find.

peter844
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Re: Index numbers

Postby peter844 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:13 pm

Right. Would you know if there is auto admit auto deny by index or is that bs. I read that on another forum.

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Re: Index numbers

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:15 pm

peter844 wrote:Right. Would you know if there is auto admit auto deny by index or is that bs. I read that on another forum.


I'm sure each school has auto-admit/deny criteria but it'll vary between schools, so a generalization isn't helpful. I wouldn't put much thought into it, you don't have much to gain from worrying.

peter844
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Re: Index numbers

Postby peter844 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Yea I am retaking anyway. Thanks for the help!




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