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24 September 2008

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President George W. Bush signed an additional amendment to Executive Order 13183 on December 3,

bob

This is so Michigan can still meet their instate quota without having those instate residents bring down the median LSAT. Michigan right now has to accept something like 20% Michigan residents, needless to say a relatively small pool of applicants trying for such a large percent of the incoming class is going to produce lower LSAT's than the competition from the country as a whole. The median LSAT from out of state students is around 169-170 and instate is about 164-165. It is much more competitive for students from 49 states competing for 80% then it is for 1 state competing for 20%. So to sum up if they can eliminate the instate student who are bringing the median down then the entire school median will go up and so too the ranking, so they think.

bob

This is so Michigan can still meet their instate quota without having those instate residents bring down the median LSAT. Michigan right now has to accept something like 20% Michigan residents, needless to say a relatively small pool of applicants trying for such a large percent of the incoming class is going to produce lower LSAT's than the competition from the country as a whole. The median LSAT from out of state students is around 169-170 and instate is about 164-165. It is much more competitive for students from 49 states competing for 80% then it is for 1 state competing for 20%. So to sum up if they can eliminate the instate student who are bringing the median down then the entire school median will go up and so too the ranking, so they think.

Anonymous...

Now Illinois is doing it, but with a 3.0 requirement. This smells of what the those above were commenting about. A way to sneak blacks in through the back door without having to report their poor LSAT scores. This is a scandal if this is allowed to stand.

Legal Transcription

Wow this is rather bold of them. So one must skip all opportunities of getting into any other law school (that enrollment cycle) that requires the LSAT just for them? Hmm.

anon

Prof. Henderson - your link on the right side of the page links to a 404 - IU must have changed the site recently.

Gregory S. McNeal

One other added benefit which has not been addressed. The yield here will likely be pretty good, UM will only lose those applicants who chose to not go to law school at all. Wolverine Scholars haven't taken the LSAT and are effectively ineligible for admission at any other law school during that admission cycle. (Save for the ingenious applicants who take the GMAT and hedge their bets with an application to programs such as the Stanford JD/MBA, although such applicants likely will not have the requisite work experience for those programs.)

Chetly Zarko

Great analysis with the caveat that JC is also correct. By allowing only Michigan students to apply with the 3.8 or better, the Law School can make some calls to professors and identify the race (if it isn't already identified in the student's undergrad file), and circumvent Proposal 2. It would be harder to do that outside the university. Since everyone can apply, it is superficially in compliance and the decision is obscured by the holistic review.

I'm a FOIA specialist here in Michigan and have been involved with admissions-related FOIAs. It may be difficult to FOIA anything out of there, but I'd be interested in knowing what you'd specifically like to get out of them.

JC

You're missing the elephant in the room, which is that I'm sure U. Mich. has determined that this is a way they can admit minority students without running afoul of state law banning preferences. Note that not everyone with a 3.8 will be admitted.

Baron

What happens when an institution without a strong UG program tries this and lowers the GPA limit? Think: Cleveland State.

Does the ABA still turn its eyes?

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