cactuarX3 wrote:birdlaw117, i totally agree that LSAT matters, but i think that when it comes down to 1-2 points, it's basically luck (guessed one more 50/50 question right, etc.)
it seems that law school admissions would agree since generally they don't care about 1-2 point increases in the LSAT since that seems not to indicate any real improvement
however, you're probably right in that 1-2 questions makes a world of difference (which sucks super hard)
The way I see it is that the schools still have to draw a line somewhere. Yes, a person who scored a 168 might have scored one or two points lower or higher, but that works both ways. If you're an adcomm looking at a 168, you could be looking at an unlucky 170 or a lucky 165. When you're looking at a 175, though, it's a much safer bet that the applicant didn't just luck into that range.
I guess what I'm saying is that a 170 floor is likelier a result of the fact that they are
taking into account the margin of error, and don't want to auto reject someone who was just an unlucky 172.