law school merit aid

Oh U.S. News, the things that schools do for you…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/business/law-school-grants.html?src=recg

(There’s even a real-life application of a standard deviation calculator!)

As common as G.P.A. requirements are, they often barely register in applicants’ deliberations. The very human tendency to overestimate one’s talents is part of the problem. Like the children of Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon, all incoming 1L’s seem to believe that they are above average.

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