The shorthand reference of -8 to -14 refers to the number of questions you can miss to obtain a 170 on the LSAT. It's also a reflection of test difficulty. Harder LSATs allow you to miss more questions whereas easier exams require you to miss fewer questions.After every LSAT, there is a discussion of the relative difficulty of the test. You often hear numbers such as -10 or -12 thrown around as indicators of the LSAT scale. Simply, it refers … [Read more...]
What LSAT Score Do You Need for Law School?
Are you trying to figure out your target LSAT score? You should always research your goal law schools early on and find out the score range of the most recent first year class. Although you can find this information on each school’s website, we thought it would be helpful to show you all of them in one place.The LSAT scores represented are for students who were admitted in 2020. LSAT Percentiles What do the percentiles mean? These numbers … [Read more...]
Money Talks: LSAT, GPA, Tuition, & Salary Data for the T100 Law Schools
Does a law degree from a prestigious university automatically mean a six figure salary? Does starting salary correlate strongly with tuition, or is rank a more important factor?Law school is expensive, no doubt about it, with tuition ranging from $27,000 to almost $69,000. Given that starting salaries in the private law practice sector range from $62,000 to a whopping $190,000, it can certainly be a smart investment in the long run though. As … [Read more...]
What 25th and 75th LSAT Score Percentiles Mean for Law School Admissions
With your LSAT score in hand, it's time to consider what that number means for your admissions odds. Everyone knows that an LSAT score is almost universally prized above all other factors. It often counts more towards an acceptance than GPA, letters of rec, personal statement, and resume combined! Often several times more than that collective "other." But exactly what does this number mean to the schools you intend to apply to? Let's … [Read more...]
Should You Cancel Your LSAT Score?
After the completion of a real LSAT, many test-takers will be asking a very important question. Should I cancel my score? If you find yourself amidst their numbers, don’t worry. You’re definitely not alone. It’s very common for LSAT-takers to second-guess themselves and fret. You may even experience this the moment you leave the testing center! How did you do on the test? What will your score be? Which questions did you get right and wrong? … [Read more...]
Which LSAT Has the Toughest Curve?
Everyone and their mother takes the test in September. The fall test administrations are so popular that many students are afraid the curve is much tougher as a result. However, you shouldn't worry about a "tougher curve," because it doesn't matter how popular the test is. Let me explain. LSAT Scoring Contrary to popular belief, the LSAT is not graded on a curve! At least, not in the traditional sense of the word. In a typical college or law … [Read more...]
What Are Splitters, Reverse Splitters, and Super Splitters?
If you are applying to law school, you will come across an unusual and somewhat confusing term: Splitter. And no, it has nothing to do with baseball pitches, cutting trees, or a certain San Antonio Spurs/Philadelphia 76ers basketball player. A "splitter" is someone who has LSAT and GPA numbers that are split between high and low marks. Often, the medians for a law school play a role in determining if one is truly a splitter. While this concept is … [Read more...]