For Incoming Law Students: Why Law Schools Weigh Your LSAT Score so Heavily

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First, congratulations on your admission!

If you wondered why law schools focus more on LSAT scores than GPA, this article will answer your question.  In short, this Fordham Law School professor explains that 1) nearly all students look equal (like saints) based on their personal statements alone, 2) a strong GPA at some schools represents greater academic performance than at others, so GPAs alone are not an accurate measurement, and 3) LSAT scores are the only standardized way to compare students.  However, I think it is unfortunate that students with years of strong academic performance can be hurt by simply having a bad testing day.  But maybe this is a necessary evil.

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