Why Some Law Schools Average Multiple LSAT Scores
My alma mater, the University of Miami School of Law, is one of those schools that is still considering the average of multiple LSAT scores. My former college newspaper (which, I confess I used to call “The Slurricane” rather than “The Hurricane” as editor of its rival, the yearbook) published this today about why Dean Michael Goodnight (and they don’t come any more knowledgeable or professional aboutlaw school admissions by the way) says the average score is more important to them.
Oh – and the funniest question I’ve been asked today is this:
“Is it true that you have a better shot at a long-shot school if you apply at the end of the admission cycle? I’ve hear that you have a better shot of getting into the ‘maybe’ pile this way.”
Ok, my response was (literally): “That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.” Why would a law school want a procrastinator who shows poor judgment about his chances of getting into their school? Why would they take a late applicant over someone they’ve already waitlisted who applied nice and early, thereby showing serious interest in the school? Why would a law school make room for someone at the end of the application cycle unless they bring something to the class they wouldn’t otherwise have represented there?….
Ok… I’m off to the UCSB law fair.
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