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Sunday, December 16, 2018

51% Of Law Schools Increased Their Median LSATs, 60% Increased Their Median GPAs

Following up on my previous posts:

Spivey Consulting, Breaking Down the 2018 Law School Data:

You can see the full data here.

LSAT median changes for the fall 2018 entering class:

  No Change 1 point increase 2 point increase 3+ point increase Decrease
Top 14 Ranked Schools 8 (57%) 6 (42%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Top 20 Ranked Schools 10 (50%) 10 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Top 100 Ranked Schools 39 (39%) 50 (50%) 5 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (6%)
Top 150 Ranked Schools 62 (41%) 68 (45%) 6 (4%) 3 (2%) 10 (7%)
All ABA Accredited Law Schools 81 (40%) 84 (41%) 15 (7%) 6 (3%) 12 (6%)

Overall, just over half of all ABA-accredited law schools were able to increase their LSAT median, and 66 schools had increases in all three of their LSAT ranges: 25th percentile, median, and 75th percentile. ...

Overall, 121 schools had an increase in GPA median of any amount — that's roughly sixty percent of schools. 73 schools were able to increase GPA in all ranges: 25th percentile, median, and 75th percentile.

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Comments

What'd going on at Baltimore?

Posted by: Matthew Bruckner | Dec 17, 2018 8:42:00 AM

So in all likelihood bar passage rates will go up in a few years, making all of this fevered talk of lowering the MBE pass rate to 'basic literacy' unnecessary. Now, I do wonder - how many law schools tell 0Ls that members of both political parties have been mulling major changes to graduate student lending and income-based repayment programs, which may well occur while said 0Ls are in school and mean the difference between a manageable payment and a mortgage-sized one? It's an interesting ethical issue to ponder.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 17, 2018 9:13:48 AM