Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      541110 Offices of Lawyers
    • Abstract:
      Law school admission decisions are heavily influenced by a student's undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. These measures, although predictive of first-year law school grades, make no effort to predict professional competence and, for the most part, they do not. These measures also create adverse impact on applicants from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. This article describes the rationale for and process by which we explored new tests to predict lawyer effectiveness rather than law school grades and reports results of a multiyear empirical study involving over 3,000 graduates from Berkeley Law School and Hastings College of the Law. Tests measuring personality constructs, interests, values, and judgment predicted lawyering competency but had little or no adverse impact on underrepresented minority applicants. Combined with the LSAT and UGPA, these broader tests could assess law applicants on the basis both of projected professional effectiveness and academic indicators. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Professor of Law (Emerita), Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley
    • ISSN:
      0897-6546
    • Accession Number:
      10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x
    • Accession Number:
      65030674
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SHULTZ, M. M.; ZEDECK, S. Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions. Law & Social Inquiry, [s. l.], v. 36, n. 3, p. 620–661, 2011. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Shultz MM, Zedeck S. Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions. Law & Social Inquiry. 2011;36(3):620-661. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x.
    • APA:
      Shultz, M. M., & Zedeck, S. (2011). Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions. Law & Social Inquiry, 36(3), 620–661. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Shultz, Marjorie M., and Sheldon Zedeck. 2011. “Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions.” Law & Social Inquiry 36 (3): 620–61. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x.
    • Harvard:
      Shultz, M. M. and Zedeck, S. (2011) ‘Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions’, Law & Social Inquiry, 36(3), pp. 620–661. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Shultz, MM & Zedeck, S 2011, ‘Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions’, Law & Social Inquiry, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 620–661, viewed 18 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Shultz, Marjorie M., and Sheldon Zedeck. “Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions.” Law & Social Inquiry, vol. 36, no. 3, June 2011, pp. 620–661. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Shultz, Marjorie M., and Sheldon Zedeck. “Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions.” Law & Social Inquiry 36, no. 3 (June 2011): 620–61. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01245.x.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Shultz MM, Zedeck S. Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions. Law & Social Inquiry [Internet]. 2011 Jun [cited 2019 Sep 18];36(3):620–61. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=65030674&custid=s8280428