Wednesday, February 28, 2007

LSAT Train to Clarksville

I'm really swamped right now, but I just couldn't let this post by David Bernstein at the VC slide. He writes: "As I've suggested before, the best way to judge the 'rank' of a law school from the perspective of students is by looking at the quality of its student body, primarily through the most objective factor available, LSAT scores."

Huh? Classroom contribution and legal abilities judged by the LSAT? Over the past 2 and a half years I've always said that I knew I'd come to Boalt after seeing a copy of Boalt Briefs in Booth on admit day. The fact that we had an energic new dean coming in, a top 5 reputation, etc., were all factors as well. But again, it was the sense of humor of the students, and their really diverse backgrounds. During admit day, I did not meet a single person who had worked at a law firm. Nothing against that, I just appreciate the people who didn't go into freshman year of undergrad thinking they were God's gift to the legal system and joined every single pre-law society on campus. Spare me. Boalt did!!!

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Blogger MRP said...

I read the paper that the comment refers to. It seems to be in part based on the author's complaint that Harvard is ranked lower than Yale and Stanford (and finding ways to justify his belief that Harvard is actually a better school).

2/28/2007 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud of myself - I get the reference in the title! Monkees!

3/03/2007 11:52 AM  

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