comet_halley wrote: 2014 wrote: comet_halley wrote:
2014 wrote:Several 167s with below median GPAs in...I suppose that doesn't bode well for maintaining their 168 LSAT median next year does it?
Because they already knew that their USNEWS Ranking would fall this year, it's hard to maintain their 168 LSAT median with the new ranking. They have to take more reality strategy to prevent UIUC tragedy. The employment data really screwed their ranking.
People keep mentioning that but I don't fully understand. How does employment statistic reporting impact LSAT medians, and why are other schools not facing the same ramifications of higher reporting standards?
The employment data is bad, so the usnews ranking falls,
The USNEWS ranking falls, then more high LSAT student would not choose the school even with Scholarship.
So the LSAT Median would be affected by employment data.
Thanks, UIUC. Just going to re-post this here. My thoughts after listening to the dean:
Supremely unconcerned. Our LSAT still went up, and last time I paid attention to how USNews worked, that was weighted heaviest. Plus, even if we do drop, it will only be a couple spots, should not have much effect on this incoming class, and will generate nothing but great press.
There is going to be a ton of pressure on peer schools to follow suit in how to report next year, and in the meantime ATL, campos, most of TLS, and the NYT will generate only positive reviews. The NYT has a guy who pretty much does nothing but report on LS stuff now. He would love to portray a school "doing the right thing" as a martyr.