Reverse Splitters Unite

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Tom Joad
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Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:38 pm

I have finally decided that I can no longer contain myself. It is time for reverse splitters to rise up and take back TLS. Reverse splitters, take pride in the fact that you took undergrad seriously (not a shot at splitters who took undergrad seriously and their gpas don't reflect it as well) and it can be shown in substantive numbers. Feel confident about your cycle because your above 75th percentile gpa can inch up your prospective school's 75th percentile gpa. Turn the other cheek when EE splitters dismiss the rigor of underwater basket weaving. This is all about pride!

In before 100 replies of Retake.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby lovejopd » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:17 pm

Count me in :D

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Icculus » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:31 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I have finally decided that I can no longer contain myself. It is time for reverse splitters to rise up and take back TLS.


When did you ever have TLS to begin with?

Edit: obviously I am just jealous

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Kess » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:03 pm

Count me in!

But I'd rather not "flaunt" this too much on TLS because people will tell me I am wasting my GPA. lol

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:05 pm

You gotta delineate.

Reverse Splitter = <165/>3.8

Semi-Reverse Splitter = 165-169/>3.8

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby duckmoney » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:21 pm

Reverse splitters are kind of unique in that it really depends on what school you're trying to target.

If your goal is Harvard, then a 169 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter. If your goal is WUSTL, then a 162 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter.

Reverse splitter just means that you are above a school's 75th% GPA and at or below a school's 25% LSAT. (Or, depending on who you ask, below median LSAT).

I was in this boat for many of the T14 schools last year. Cycle Summary: In every my LSAT was at or above the 25% (except Stanford), out / WL everywhere it wasn't.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:27 pm

duckmoney wrote:Reverse splitters are kind of unique in that it really depends on what school you're trying to target.

If your goal is Harvard, then a 169 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter. If your goal is WUSTL, then a 162 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter.

Reverse splitter just means that you are above a school's 75th% GPA and at or below a school's 25% LSAT. (Or, depending on who you ask, below median LSAT).

I was in this boat for many of the T14 schools last year. Cycle Summary: In every my LSAT was at or above the 25% (except Stanford), out / WL everywhere it wasn't.

I set the top of the reverse-splitter breed at 169, since 170 is the median at VPDN (M is the sole 169), the minimum threshhold of schools which the vast majority of TLSers can agree are "good" and offer "good prospects.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby JustSomebody » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:57 pm

This will definitely be me once I get my LSAT score back. I'm trying to decide whether I should ED to UVA or not. Getting locked into attending a certain school if accepted kind of makes me nervous, plus I would get no scholarship money, but it may be my only shot at T14. I don't know.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:59 pm

Checking in. Damn LR.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby duckmoney » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:02 pm

JustSomebody wrote:This will definitely be me once I get my LSAT score back. I'm trying to decide whether I should ED to UVA or not. Getting locked into attending a certain school if accepted kind of makes me nervous, plus I would get no scholarship money, but it may be my only shot at T14. I don't know.


You can use LSN to pretty accurately predict what scholarships you can expect from schools based on your numbers. UVA will not give you money RD if you're below median LSAT anyway, if that's any consolation.

If your next best bet would be worth taking over UVA, then don't ED. Although the only things I could think of that would be better than sticker at UVA would be good money at Vandy / UCLA / UT or a full ride at a T20 / maaaaybe T30 in your choice market. UVA is still probably better though.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:18 am

duckmoney wrote:Reverse splitters are kind of unique in that it really depends on what school you're trying to target.

If your goal is Harvard, then a 169 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter. If your goal is WUSTL, then a 162 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter.

Reverse splitter just means that you are above a school's 75th% GPA and at or below a school's 25% LSAT. (Or, depending on who you ask, below median LSAT).

I was in this boat for many of the T14 schools last year. Cycle Summary: In every my LSAT was at or above the 25% (except Stanford), out / WL everywhere it wasn't.


duckmoney, mind telling us your numbers, undergrad type, URM information, etc, to give us a good idea of what your cycle was like? If not I would appreciate a PM :)

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:34 am

I am a "semi-reverse splitter" and am in at UVA via ED. My stats are a 165 with a 3.91 LSAC GPA.

I chose to ED as I love UVA and it was my no.1 choice. I have never met a UVA grad that did not love the school. Also, I am former Army and still have Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for the first year of law school (yay for taking 20 credits a semester in UG). So I will have about $29,500 knocked off my tuition as well as a stipend worth about $10,000 for my first year. After that I will have to borrow, but I feel that with the job prospects at UVA and their new loan forgiveness program it is worth the risk.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:43 am

lol I would consider you a big time splitter, not semi.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:51 am

Yeah, I was just playing off of HeavenWood's description. Where are you looking to apply Tom Joad (You can PM if you want)?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:13 am

PMed away good sir.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby duckmoney » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:40 am

Tom Joad wrote:
duckmoney wrote:Reverse splitters are kind of unique in that it really depends on what school you're trying to target.

If your goal is Harvard, then a 169 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter. If your goal is WUSTL, then a 162 / 4.0 is a reverse splitter.

Reverse splitter just means that you are above a school's 75th% GPA and at or below a school's 25% LSAT. (Or, depending on who you ask, below median LSAT).

I was in this boat for many of the T14 schools last year. Cycle Summary: In every my LSAT was at or above the 25% (except Stanford), out / WL everywhere it wasn't.


duckmoney, mind telling us your numbers, undergrad type, URM information, etc, to give us a good idea of what your cycle was like? If not I would appreciate a PM :)


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/duckmoney

Happy to answer any questions about my cycle, but its pretty straightforward

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Theheat633 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:32 am

Checking in. GL all!

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby TA923 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:02 am

Tom Joad wrote:I have finally decided that I can no longer contain myself. It is time for reverse splitters to rise up and take back TLS. Reverse splitters, take pride in the fact that you took undergrad seriously (not a shot at splitters who took undergrad seriously and their gpas don't reflect it as well) and it can be shown in substantive numbers. Feel confident about your cycle because your above 75th percentile gpa can inch up your prospective school's 75th percentile gpa. Turn the other cheek when EE splitters dismiss the rigor of underwater basket weaving. This is all about pride!

In before 100 replies of Retake.


YOUR GPA doesn't seem to reflect a mastery of grammar.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Mitterrand » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:58 am

Checking in :x

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 am

TA923 wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:I have finally decided that I can no longer contain myself. It is time for reverse splitters to rise up and take back TLS. Reverse splitters, take pride in the fact that you took undergrad seriously (not a shot at splitters who took undergrad seriously and their gpas don't reflect it as well) and it can be shown in substantive numbers. Feel confident about your cycle because your above 75th percentile gpa can inch up your prospective school's 75th percentile gpa. Turn the other cheek when EE splitters dismiss the rigor of underwater basket weaving. This is all about pride!

In before 100 replies of Retake.


YOUR GPA doesn't seem to reflect a mastery of grammar.


Oh damn, I am super embarrassed and I am not even joking.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby beta » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:13 pm

i belong here. :D

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:29 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
TA923 wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:I have finally decided that I can no longer contain myself. It is time for reverse splitters to rise up and take back TLS. Reverse splitters, take pride in the fact that you took undergrad seriously (not a shot at splitters who took undergrad seriously and their gpas don't reflect it as well) and it can be shown in substantive numbers. Feel confident about your cycle because your above 75th percentile gpa can inch up your prospective school's 75th percentile gpa. Turn the other cheek when EE splitters dismiss the rigor of underwater basket weaving. This is all about pride!

In before 100 replies of Retake.


YOUR GPA doesn't seem to reflect a mastery of grammar.


Oh damn, I am super embarrassed and I am not even joking.


LOLwhy?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby keldrian » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:58 am

i belong here...checking in!

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby lsatcrazy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:29 am

3.95/167 here, though I just retook....

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:02 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:3.95/167 here, though I just retook....


Hopefully the 7 and 6 switch places. Nice avatar by the way.




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