As law schools struggle, diversity offers opportunities

Marjorie Shultz cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 10, 2014
Marjorie M. Shultz and Sheldon Zedeck … conducted a study in which they identified 26 skills that were important to lawyer effectiveness…. The professors found that the LSAT had very weak predictive value for 10 of the skills and no value at all for the other 16. Interestingly, two of the 10 correlations were negative—meaning, the higher the LSAT score, the less effective the lawyers in the study were at exhibiting the skills in question (in this case, networking and community service). Undergraduate GPA had even less predictive value across the 26 skills.