Reverse Splitters Unite

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moxy
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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby moxy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:27 pm

167, 3.98 .. Checking in!

T1hopeful
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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby T1hopeful » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:17 am

161/3.84

So far, in at W&L, UIUC, and GW (wasn't really expecting to get in there, to be honest).

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby cdelgado » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:12 am

Checking in.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby psach44 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:34 am

joining...

3.77/165

applied nyu columbia penn fordham and harvard (why not?)

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby pinkzebra23 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Just checking in. I've stalked TLS forums forever, but never posted. I prefer not to list my numbers, but I can assure you I'm an extreme reverse splitter. Non-URM. In at Tulane, W&L, George Mason, and Chicago-Kent. Applied ED at GW but was WL'd. Still have a couple to hear back from, but I'd ideally like to end up in the DC or NOVA area.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby LuckyinLaw? » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:36 pm

167/3.97 .... but also applied late in the cycle, so I'm still playing the waiting game for most schools. Also, congrats to all my fellow reverse splitters who have been hearing good news from great schools!

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:53 pm

Retook LSAT. No longer reverse splitter. Doesn't matter as I'm in UVA with the first score anyway. Best of luck frendz!

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby bombasty » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:21 am

Checking in:

3.9 UGPA; 3.83 LSDAS
156 LSAT (Retaking in Feb)

I've read that traditional splitters are more numerous than reverse splitters. I find that perplexing, since GPA seems much easier to influence than LSAT scores. Not many aspiring law school candidates have a knack for logic games, but almost any candidate can crank out A's if they put in the effort.

Or am I wrong?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:28 am

bombasty wrote:Checking in:

3.9 UGPA; 3.83 LSDAS
156 LSAT (Retaking in Feb)

I've read that traditional splitters are more numerous than reverse splitters. I find that perplexing, since GPA seems much easier to influence than LSAT scores. Not many aspiring law school candidates have a knack for logic games, but almost any candidate can crank out A's if they put in the effort.

Or am I wrong?


I think in reality reverse splitters are more common than traditional splitters, although that may not seem to be the case in top law schools, since a minimum LSAT is almost required to get into the T14.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Philosopher King » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:42 am

You all know I'm a reverse splitter. 155/4.0. For my target school I'm at like the 99th percentile for GPA but around the 20th percentile for LSAT. I'm hoping for admission but, having applied in January I'm super late. Hey, that's what you get with a December LSAT, right?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby armstrot » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:51 am

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Kess » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:12 pm

armstrot wrote:Big time reverse splitter non-URM 160, 3.89. So far I got accepted into: UVA, NU, Minnesotta $, Iowa $, Wake Forest $, Arizona $ and withdrew from my bunch of other schools. I applied early and widely.


That's really fantastic. Any special softs?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby armstrot » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:52 pm

Yeah, I think my softs were very "special":) or unique. I am a non-traditional student with interesting life and work experience. Also, I let couple of lawyer friends of mine proofread my PS and they thought it was great:) I tried tailoring my PS for each school when possible. Overall, I felt really good about my application except my LSAT score. If I had the TIME and money I would have loved to improve my score because it really is the biggest deciding factor. However, I am glad that these schools were able to see beyond my pitiful LSAT score. Interestingly, Berkeley has been my only rejection.


Kess wrote:
armstrot wrote:Big time reverse splitter non-URM 160, 3.89. So far I got accepted into: UVA, NU, Minnesotta $, Iowa $, Wake Forest $, Arizona $ and withdrew from my bunch of other schools. I applied early and widely.


That's really fantastic. Any special softs?

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Kess » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:07 pm

armstrot wrote:Yeah, I think my softs were very "special":) or unique. I am a non-traditional student with interesting life and work experience. Also, I let couple of lawyer friends of mine proofread my PS and they thought it was great:) I tried tailoring my PS for each school when possible. Overall, I felt really good about my application except my LSAT score. If I had the TIME and money I would have loved to improve my score because it really is the biggest deciding factor. However, I am glad that these schools were able to see beyond my pitiful LSAT score. Interestingly, Berkeley has been my only rejection.


Kess wrote:
armstrot wrote:Big time reverse splitter non-URM 160, 3.89. So far I got accepted into: UVA, NU, Minnesotta $, Iowa $, Wake Forest $, Arizona $ and withdrew from my bunch of other schools. I applied early and widely.


That's really fantastic. Any special softs?


Well big congrats! I am a terrible reverse splitter- 155/4.XX- but I guess my life story is not all that interesting. I am an immigrant and a first generation college student with decent work experience in UG but I guess that is not very unique for a NYC person.lol. Where do you think you will be heading?

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Philosopher King
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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby Philosopher King » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:56 pm

Kess wrote:Well big congrats! I am a terrible reverse splitter- 155/4.XX- but I guess my life story is not all that interesting. I am an immigrant and a first generation college student with decent work experience in UG but I guess that is not very unique for a NYC person.lol. Where do you think you will be heading?


Those are great numbers. You're headed the same place I am. So there's no need to worry.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby lovejopd » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:07 pm

armstrot wrote:Big time reverse splitter non-URM 160, 3.89. So far I got accepted into: UVA, NU, Minnesotta $, Iowa $, Wake Forest $, Arizona $ and withdrew from my bunch of other schools. I applied early and widely.

Congrats

I am Jelly :)

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby scram202 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:35 pm

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


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


Update 3.8x/162

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:24 am

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby brokenconundrum » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Update:

3.78/155/Kinda URM

Out: Boalt, NYU (applied for shits and giggles)
In: American, USD ($), Loyola LA ($$) and selected as one of their Public Interest Scholars.

Still waiting on: Hastings, USC, UCLA (again, shits and giggles). Think I'm leaning heavily toward LLS.

Hope everyone else's cycles are going well! I'll probably withdraw from USD and American soon so hopefully that frees up a spot for those on the WL.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby btowncane » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 pm

Can't complain so far.

In: George Mason, Villanova, Syracuse, St. John's, Hofstra ($), Marquette, Miami and Suffolk
Out: UConn
Waitlisted: W&L, Seton Hall and Catholic (Withdrew)
Waiting: LSU, Maryland, Tenn, Oregon, Wisconsin, MSU, South Carolina, Richmond and Northeastern.

Good luck with the rest of your cycles!
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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:36 pm

ugh hi guys. waitlists up to my ears...

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby moshid » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:43 am

gravityrides0 wrote:ugh hi guys. waitlists up to my ears...

yus me too

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby the_dude83 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:45 pm

how do w/l treat reverse splitters typically?
I am a reverse splitter with a much lower lsat, but I am not looking for T14 by any means!

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

Postby ConLawNerd91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:56 pm

the_dude83 wrote:how do w/l treat reverse splitters typically?
I am a reverse splitter with a much lower lsat, but I am not looking for T14 by any means!


This...I guess I'm a tad naïve.

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Re: Reverse Splitters Unite

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