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  • April 13, 2014 1:47 pm

    From Homer to the law

    An interesting post at the blog Excess of Democracy entitled “The Best Prospective Law Students Read Homer”. An excerpt:

    As you can see [from the table in the post], the best prospective law students were the Classics majors. Even though there were just 190 of them, they achieved a 159.8 LSAT and a UGPA of 3.477—the highest in both categories.

    Among the rest, there is a pretty good correlation between LSAT and UGPA. As expected, some of the majors with disproportionately low UGPAs but high LSATs were in the sciences (I labeled Biology, specialization; Biology, general; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Mathematics on the chart.) Among majors with disproportionately low LSATs but high UGPAs were Accounting, Law, Social Work, and Spanish.

    My trivial anecdotal evidence in addition: I know there’s at least one law school bound student, with a scholarship to boot, in our Homer course this semester.