hdivine wrote:Maybe this isn't the best place for this comment, but as it's particularly important for those of us top-tier hopefuls, I thought it was worth presenting.
I found this: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ReaganRepub22
The profile is obvious piffle. Nobody turns down half the school's in the T14 for some fourth-tier school, and nobody (I hope) gets into Yale with such a callous disregard for basic grammar. While this one is obvious, though, how reliable can we expect other LSN profiles to be? And how much should we rely on that data for schools like Yale when the representative sample sizes are small?
I don't think LSN is useful for schools like Yale, but not for the reason that there are fake profiles (I'd imagine those are relatively few) but because Yale doesn't seem to care as much about numbers as some schools and because there are so few data points. For basically every other school (except Stanford) LSN is pretty useful.