Well, @Koza , a couple of stats. Make of their relevance what you will:
From another thread on avg. LSAT score by school for 2017 (including only NESCACS per your request (Yale #1 btw). @Publisher put the list together ranking the schools in order of average score. Before you ask, I don’t know why Williams, Bowdoin and the others aren’t on the list. Maybe a bad test year. Maybe @Publisher has some insight. He only went through the top 56 schools.
#10 Tufts University–164.48
#17 Amherst College–162.79
Then there’s this list (adjusted for undergraduate size) of Top Feeder schools. Here’s the link and a snippet (NESCACS only) of the list:
#3 Amherst 41 JDs
#19 Williams 30 JDs
#20 Wesleyan 43 JDs
#25 Bowdoin 22 JDs
#27 Tufts 64 JDs
The ranking only goes to Top 30. It also gives the two top law schools each school feeds the most.
Then there is this blurb on the same site the rankings appear. It takes on a topic that I think often gets oversimplified on CC. Yes, I went to law school a long time ago. But I was on my firm’s recruiting committee for years and have been active as an alumnus of my law school, which is a perennial top 5. Yes, a great LSAT makes up for a lot. Yes, a crappy LSAT is hard to overcome. Yes, GPA matters. A lot. Yes, Harvard Law School has students in every class from obscure schools and those of low academic rank. That all said, you are still better off coming from a strong undergrad, and even rigor of undergraduate major is viewed favorably. They look at everything. Just just food for thought.
*Does institutional selectivity matter?
When applying to law school, yes, it appears that institutional selectivity does in fact play a role. In our sample, of the students who went on to enroll at America’s best JD programs, approximately 56% graduated from colleges categorized as “Most Selective” or “Extremely Selective.” However, 24% of elite law school students in our sample did graduate from schools indicated as minimally selective or non-selective, suggesting that attendance at a highly selective undergraduate college or university isn’t a prerequisite to earning a top-flight JD. Click here to see how we group colleges by selectivity.