ERIC Number: ED469243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of LSAT Performance and Patterns of Application for Male and Female Law School Applicants. LSAC Research Report Series.
Wightman, Linda F.
This study investigated differences in performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and subsequent applications and admission decisions separately for men and women. Data were drawn from the 1990-1991 law school applicant pool, a total of 83,336 applicants, who generated 417,103 applications at 178 law schools. The undergraduate grade point average data presented in this study are consistent with hundreds of studies that report that women earn higher grades than men at both the high school and undergraduate levels. Data do not support a need for concern that female test takers are differentially selecting themselves out of the applicant pool. Nor do data support concerns about negative social consequences resulting from womens slightly lower LSAT scores. An appendix shows undergraduate majors of the sample. (Contains 11 figures, 26 tables, and 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Newtown, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test