Space_Cowboy wrote:People quoting LSP as gospel reminds me of how the economy went down the pooper - blind plugging and chugging of numbers.
80% of the decisions are easy to make. A 4.0/180 isn't going to get rejected by Geriogetown. Nor is a nun-URM 3.0/155 getting into Cornell. LSP is horrifically weak with borderline cases - splitters. It is also does a terrible job of taking into account how much being below both medians is the kiss of death. For example consider 168/3.6. Doesn't sound too far away from Michigan's (169/3.7) or Penn's (170/3.8 ) medians, right? However, if you look at LSN graphs, you'll find that its almost impossible to get into Michigan or Penn with a 168/3.6, and yet, LSP tells you that you have a close to 50% chance of getting in.
Like every tool, LSP has its strengths and weaknesses. Getting a second opinion is a good way of figuring this out.
ps - I get the feeling OP worked at AIG FP......
LOL on the AIG thing.
Yeah, this is a weird cycle, too. The OP should take that into account. Two or three years ago all of this was probably a lot more predictable. As it is, I've taken the LSAT once and my score would have been good enough to gain admission to a lot of my schools of choice in '07, but now it appears that I am on the cusp or possibly on the outside looking in. Gauging one's chances is important. If it becomes clear to me through consulting others here in addition to checking out LSP that I need to take a swing at a Feb retake to shore up my chances, then that's what I'll do. This forum has been a valuable source of info for me.