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Harvard Law to accept GRE scores

https://today.law.harvard.edu/gre/ A day after they fall irishlaw03/09/17
If I tear up my toilet JD and renounce it, could I apply to isthisit03/09/17
I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success mrlollipop03/09/17
I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success mrlollipop03/09/17
LSAT measures talent, GPA measures dedication dingbat03/09/17
I don't agree with either. There are plenty of people gradua thirdtierlaw03/09/17
"I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success jonthomas03/09/17
Kinda sad that our profession has fallen so much that a mid- sillydood03/09/17
Idk if its the profession falling, as much as it the veil be bucwild03/10/17
This is Harvard trying to be innovative...which they can aff jdcumlaude03/10/17
Seems like a short term strategy, at best. How long before u jonthomas03/10/17
irishlaw (Mar 9, 2017 - 12:15 pm)

https://today.law.harvard.edu/gre/

A day after they fall behind Stanford, trying to game their GPA?

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isthisit (Mar 9, 2017 - 12:33 pm)

If I tear up my toilet JD and renounce it, could I apply to Harvard Law with my GRE?

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mrlollipop (Mar 9, 2017 - 12:37 pm)

I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success in law school than GPA. Am I not correct?

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mrlollipop (Mar 9, 2017 - 12:37 pm)

I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success in law school than GPA. Am I not correct?

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dingbat (Mar 9, 2017 - 1:36 pm)

LSAT measures talent, GPA measures dedication

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thirdtierlaw (Mar 9, 2017 - 2:44 pm)

I don't agree with either. There are plenty of people graduating undergrad with 4.0 GPAs who never cracked a book. I also believe anyone can do well on the LSATs if they actually take the time to practice and study.

I don't see the GRE being any more or any less effective than the LSATs at determining whether or not someone will be a good law student.

I'm still waiting to see how my high logic games scores are relevant to the practice of law. Though to the LSATs credit, when my sister got married 2 years ago I was able to bust out the seating chart in like 15 minutes. So I guess it wasn't a total waste of time.

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jonthomas (Mar 9, 2017 - 11:55 pm)

"I heard that LSAT is a more accurate way to predict success in law school than GPA. Am I not correct?"

You are correct, sir!

Correlations between LSAT scores and first-year law school grades ranged from .19 to .56 (median is .38). The correlations between UGPA and first-year law school grades ranged from .06 to .43 (median is .26).

http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/your-score/law-school-performance

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sillydood (Mar 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm)

Kinda sad that our profession has fallen so much that a mid-tier STEM grad student is objectively more impressive than Harvard freaking law.

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bucwild (Mar 10, 2017 - 8:31 am)

Idk if its the profession falling, as much as it the veil being pulled back. Maybe society never should have held lawyers in high prestige. My parents still don't understand why I'm more proud of my B.S. STEM degree than my JD, even though the JD is from an arguably more prestigious university (although even that's up for debate)

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jdcumlaude (Mar 10, 2017 - 8:20 am)

This is Harvard trying to be innovative...which they can afford to do. The issue for me will be all the low tier schools emulating this and taking in anyone which a GRE score....it is a perfect scheme to increase enrollment and avoid accountability.

Any low tier school could simply start taking in GRE takers on a "trial" basis. The first round of matriculants would have very low scores but still qualify for Direct Loans. Half of these folks will flunk out and the schools gain the marginal benefit of extra tuition dollars....the aba will write this off and "innovative" because hey Harvard is doing it too. The only party to benefit is the law schools and admin....

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jonthomas (Mar 10, 2017 - 11:33 pm)

Seems like a short term strategy, at best. How long before usnews.com starts to include the GRE in its calculations?

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