What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

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What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby prospectiveprospect » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:17 pm

My gpa will not quite hit 3.0 and have been testing the lsat from 170-175. not very good we. which schools will like my lsat the most?
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Re: What top law school loves high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby biggamejames » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:18 pm

I think Penn, GULC, NU.

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Re: What top law school loves high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby custom_concern » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:20 pm

biggamejames wrote:I think Penn, GULC, NU.


NU is out if OP has no (or no quality) WE.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby hayman » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:20 pm

wustl is good with your #s

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Re: What top law school loves high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:20 pm

GULC, Northwestern, WUSTL, and George Washington come to mind.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Mark71121 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:27 pm

i snagged GULC and NU with similar numbers. that was last cycle though so im not sure if things changed.

i did not have a good excuse for low gpa and attended a community college. if u have a good excuse (tough major, elite ug, etc) definitely write an addendum and explain the situation.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby NayBoer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:28 pm

I'm in a similar spot.

Definitely NU; probably GULC; maybe UVA and Mich; perhaps Penn or Cornell. Not HYSCCN, Boalt or Duke.

Also, outside T14, definitely WUSTL and UIUC; maybe Notre Dame and UWash; perhaps Minn. Not UCLA, USC or Vandy.

Edit - as above, NU only with work experience. And also as above GW belongs somewhere in the list.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:34 pm

I'm pretty sure NU doesn't even look at your GPA if you've got a 173+ and WE...

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Postby NayBoer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:38 pm

rayiner wrote:I'm pretty sure NU doesn't even look at your GPA if you've got a 173+ and WE...
They just make you sit on the waitlist until June. : P

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:50 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:My gpa will not quite hit 3.0 and have been testing the lsat from 170-175. not very good we. which schools will like my lsat the most?


NU's out then. With your numbers, reaches would be something like UMich and Duke, targets would be something like Cornell, GULC, and UT, and your safeties would be something like WUSTL, UMTC, UIUC, and W&L.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Hook 'Em » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:52 pm

Illinois.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Spaceman_Stiff » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:56 pm

Don't leave out UMN... although I think for Low GPA splitters they do like WE.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:12 pm

Peter0061 wrote:Don't leave out UMN... although I think for Low GPA splitters they do like WE.


UMN outright dinged me this cycle...

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Hook 'Em » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:15 pm

rayiner wrote:
Peter0061 wrote:Don't leave out UMN... although I think for Low GPA splitters they do like WE.


UMN outright dinged me this cycle...


+1, but my GPA is very low

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Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:16 pm

Hook 'Em wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Peter0061 wrote:Don't leave out UMN... although I think for Low GPA splitters they do like WE.


UMN outright dinged me this cycle...


+1, but my GPA is very low


They seemed much less splitter-friendly all around this cycle.

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Postby keg411 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:23 pm

rayiner wrote:I'm pretty sure NU doesn't even look at your GPA if you've got a 173+ and WE...


<33333
Based on their splitter love, I've fallen in love with NU, even though I was never thinking Chicago when I started this process.

As a likely splitter/weak splitter (unless I bomb the LSAT, in which case I'm a "not applying" non-splitter), I've pretty much resigned that I'm headed for the midwest since the most split-friendly schools seem to be there (except for W&L). However, are there any southern schools that like splitters? Or are they all low enough ranked that as long as you have a 167-168+ you're okay? (I mean like UF/FSU/UGA, etc; not Emory/Vandy). Their LSAC profiles seem to hate splitters, but from browsing LSN and the splitter threads they don't seem quite as hated on.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Spaceman_Stiff » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:29 pm

rayiner wrote:
Hook 'Em wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Peter0061 wrote:Don't leave out UMN... although I think for Low GPA splitters they do like WE.


UMN outright dinged me this cycle...


+1, but my GPA is very low


They seemed much less splitter-friendly all around this cycle.



Really? The law school application process for splitters makes no sense to me at all... So random. I guess my suggestion would be to apply to every school in the T25 then!

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Hook 'Em » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:29 pm

keg411 wrote:
rayiner wrote:I'm pretty sure NU doesn't even look at your GPA if you've got a 173+ and WE...


<33333
Based on their splitter love, I've fallen in love with NU, even though I was never thinking Chicago when I started this process.

As a likely splitter/weak splitter (unless I bomb the LSAT, in which case I'm a "not applying" non-splitter), I've pretty much resigned that I'm headed for the midwest since the most split-friendly schools seem to be there (except for W&L). However, are there any southern schools that like splitters? Or are they all low enough ranked that as long as you have a 167-168+ you're okay? (I mean like UF/FSU/UGA, etc; not Emory/Vandy). Their LSAC profiles seem to hate splitters, but from browsing LSN and the splitter threads they don't seem quite as hated on.


SMU and U of Houston seem very splitter friendly. Seems like a 167 should get you in at either school.
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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby NayBoer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:34 pm

keg411 wrote:
rayiner wrote:I'm pretty sure NU doesn't even look at your GPA if you've got a 173+ and WE...


<33333
Based on their splitter love, I've fallen in love with NU, even though I was never thinking Chicago when I started this process.

As a likely splitter/weak splitter (unless I bomb the LSAT, in which case I'm a "not applying" non-splitter), I've pretty much resigned that I'm headed for the midwest since the most split-friendly schools seem to be there (except for W&L). However, are there any southern schools that like splitters? Or are they all low enough ranked that as long as you have a 167-168+ you're okay? (I mean like UF/FSU/UGA, etc; not Emory/Vandy). Their LSAC profiles seem to hate splitters, but from browsing LSN and the splitter threads they don't seem quite as hated on.
GMU, if NoVA counts as Southern.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby prospectiveprospect » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:05 pm

so if i understand everyone i have a decent chance at going to a t14 school? so i should probably blanket my applications across 6-14, and some other top 25 schools im interested in like uiuc

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:08 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:so if i understand everyone i have a decent chance at going to a t14 school? so i should probably blanket my applications across 6-14, and some other top 25 schools im interested in like uiuc


I think you have about a 50% chance of getting in the T14 if you can pull off an LSAT score of 173. I would send a lot of apps out. It's tough to predict where an extreme splitter might be able to get in.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby missvik218 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:14 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
NU's out then. With your numbers, reaches would be something like UMich and Duke, targets would be something like Cornell, GULC, and UT, and your safeties would be something like WUSTL, UMTC, UIUC, and W&L.


Do you think Duke is possible with that low of a gpa?! It's basically my dream school, but I had understood that they weren't really splitter friendly ...

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby biggamejames » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:17 pm

Duke rejected me last year with a 3.45/171. I'd say it's an uphill battle.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:19 pm

missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
NU's out then. With your numbers, reaches would be something like UMich and Duke, targets would be something like Cornell, GULC, and UT, and your safeties would be something like WUSTL, UMTC, UIUC, and W&L.


Do you think Duke is possible with that low of a gpa?! It's basically my dream school, but I had understood that they weren't really splitter friendly ...


Frankly, anything below a 3.4 for Duke would be tough. I'm not even sure a 180/3.0 would get in. Schools like GULC, NU, and Cornell are much more forgiving of a low GPA.

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Re: What top law school love high lsat/low gpa splitters?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:23 pm

Get 170+. Do Early Decision at MVP, NU, or GULC.

Get 175+. Do Early Decision at one of CCN.




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