While we contemplate the biggest snow storm so far this year that is paralyzing a lot of the country, I am hunkered down before the fire catching up on my reading. I came across an interesting article on the LSAT as a predictor of success in law practice, and I want to share it with you. Check out “Does Hiring Smart People Hurt Law Firms?” as seen in Above the Law.
This is a subject that has bothered me for a long time, and I am glad to see it getting some exposure. Professor Henderson at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law is only confirming what so many of us suspected, however—that “smart” in terms of success in law practice means a whole lot more than doing well on the LSAT and going to the top-rated law schools. By those traditional standards, many potentially excellent lawyers are overlooked at levels where their real talents could be valuable, and, according to this theory, big firms are being deprived of that talent. CONTINUE READING >