What Predicts Law Student Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant Data and Law School Outcomes

  title={What Predicts Law Student Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant Data and Law School Outcomes},
  author={Alexia Brunet Marks and Scott A. Moss},
  journal={LSN: Legal Education (Topic)},
Despite the rise of “big data” empiricism, law school admission remains heavily impressionistic; admission decisions rely on anecdotes about recent students, idiosyncratic preferences for certain majors or jobs, or mainly the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Yet no predictors are well‐validated and studies of the LSAT or other factors fail to control for other factors. The lack of evidence for what actually predicts law school success is especially surprising since, after the 2010s downturn… 
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