[It] always made more sense to me to focus on outputs rather than what are incoming LSAT scores? Who cares? I mean, honestly, to this day, it’s for some reason it’s always men, I don’t think I’ve ever had a woman come to me, they’re grown men who tell me like what their SAT scores were or what their LSAT scores were, and I’m like, who on God’s green earth could possibly care? But it becomes this important part of their identities, the whole thing is so ludicrous, you know?
— Anna Ivey, founder of Ivey Consulting and former dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, in comments made about men and their need to brag about their LSAT scores, during David Lat’s most recent Original Jurisdiction podcast. During the rest of the podcast, Lat moderates a conversation between Ivey and Professor Dan Rodriguez of Northwestern Law, who previously served as dean there, on the extensive changes being made to the U.S. News law school rankings in the wake of dozens of top schools deciding to withdraw from the rankings entirely.
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