Reverse-splitter friendly schools

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ash0117
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Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby ash0117 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:54 pm

Hello,

I am wondering if you all know of reverse-splitter friendly schools that I could have a decent shot at.

Stats: 3.9/ 167

Average softs, non-URM

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:57 pm

I'm no expert, but California schools seem to prefer high GPA candidates. Duke and Cornell also seem to be reverse-splitter friendly, from what I've heard. Other than that, not really sure. Check out Law School Numbers.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby Glock » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:02 pm

Just blanket the top-14. You are not extremely competitive at the top and middle, but your odds get better as you drop down the list. You will get a few acceptances. Berkeley is GPA-whoredom, in at Cornell, etc. You can retake if you want higher.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby JOThompson » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:11 pm

I was a reverse splitter for the 2010 cycle. I had success with midwestern T30s and some of the lower ranked UC schools. Still, if I could do it differently, I would have retaken the LSAT.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby duckmoney » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:12 pm

You should get Vandy with money. In at Texas too but money is less likely.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Retake. Seriously.

If you're too dumb/stubborn/have taken 3 times already, then Boalt is your best shot. Write an awesome PS and you have a chance.

Besides that, you will probably get Virginia if you ED, Cornell, GTTTown, Texas, etc.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby Real Madrid » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:20 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Retake. Seriously.

If you're too dumb/stubborn/have taken 3 times already, then Boalt is your best shot. Write an awesome PS and you have a chance.

Besides that, you will probably get Virginia if you ED, Cornell, GTTTown, Texas, etc.


OP is in the top 5/6% of all test takers. I don't think scoring a 167 would put you in the "dumb" boat.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:22 pm

Real Madrid wrote:OP is in the top 5/6% of all test takers. I don't think scoring a 167 would put you in the "dumb" boat.

Actions speak louder than somewhat arbitrary test scores.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby ash0117 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:54 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:Retake. Seriously.

If you're too dumb/stubborn/have taken 3 times already, then Boalt is your best shot. Write an awesome PS and you have a chance.

Besides that, you will probably get Virginia if you ED, Cornell, GTTTown, Texas, etc.


OP is in the top 5/6% of all test takers. I don't think scoring a 167 would put you in the "dumb" boat.


Well, I am taking it again in October, hoping for a 171+. Definitely honing in on the few types of questions that I struggle with. Thanks!

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:56 pm

ash0117 wrote:Well, I am taking it again in October, hoping for a 171+. Definitely honing in on the few types of questions that I struggle with. Thanks!

Glad to hear it. Just a few points can push you from probably Cornell at best to a lock for CCN.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby lawgod » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:06 pm

Eh. I think stanford likes GPA's more than they like LSATs. Probably the admissions dean was just bad at LSAT or something.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:12 pm

lawgod wrote:Eh. I think stanford likes GPA's more than they like LSATs. Probably the admissions dean was just bad at LSAT or something.

Yeah, OP's LSAT is perfectly fine for Stanford. The thing is, you need that LSAT AND you need to have actually done something significant with your life, which OP doesn't mention. Alternatively, you need a 173, but even then they might reject you.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby bhan87 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:15 pm

The top reverse-splitter friendly schools also happen to be two of the most unpredictable schools (Stanford and Berkeley).

Stanford is probably out regardless (despite being reverse-splitter friendly, you're still at the 25th for their LSAT). Berkeley is a possibility, but you'll need a unique and well-crafted PS that'll win over Dean Tom (Berkeley habitually rejects plenty of high-numbered candidates for not having an interesting profile).

UCLA should most definitely be in, likely with $$.

You'll have good options with that GPA, but would a retake for just a handful of points kill you? I think a 171ish will get you CCN. 173ish and your in contention for HLS.

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Re: Reverse-splitter friendly schools

Postby JoeFish » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:16 pm

You could definitely get some T14s; two schools that haven't been mentioned are Boston University and Boston College. You'd be nearly auto-admit at both probably with good money.




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