Jacques wrote:rondemarino wrote:deem wrote:When dealing with ED, is there usually a point where you should start losing hope? haha...like if I haven't been called by mid-dec, is that a decent sign that I'm not getting a call or is their selection process a little more random than that?
If you have a 168, or higher, I wouldn't worry too much.
Ronde, what makes you so confident about this? Certainly, there are going to be some people with 168s and GPAs down below the 25%...are you suggesting that on the strength of supporting the median LSAT score and being ED alone, they're going to get an offer of admission?
For the sake of this debate, let's assume a standing LSAT score of 168. There must be a GPA floor somewhere, right? -- the question is, where is it? 168/3.0? 168/3.3? 168/3.57?
Mostly. Think about it this way....
What are the median LSAT and GPA of these groups?
164/3.98, 168/3.77, 168/3.73 ---> 168 and 3.77
164/3.98, 168/3.77, 168/2.00 ---> 168 and 3.77
164/3.98, 168/3.77, 180/2.98 ---> 168 and 3.77
Its early in the game, and if a school is ever going to reach on a crappy GPA, its now, when the candidate is a sure bet to enroll. Obviously, there are exceptions. However, if you look at ED outcomes on LSN it'll be clear that ED is 99.99% numbers driven.
Take a look for yourself. Type this in your URL (http://michigan.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... =3&type=jd)
In that link, change the school name and lsat1 value to reflect a school's median. Let me know how many cases you find of candidates with median or higher LSAT scores being rejected.