Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

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Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby withoutapaddle » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:15 am

Whose more accepting of a low GPA high LSAT of the two?

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby 2014 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:41 am

Go mess around with mylsn.info with your numbers for an odds picture with your hypothetical/real numbers. My inclination is that both are comparable.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Big Dog » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:48 am

Based on my observations, Cornell is more splitter friendly (particularly later in the cycle).

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby akg144 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:03 am

UVA and NU - very kind to splitters - GL mate

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Nickg415 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:22 pm

170/3.2 . Its anecdotal but I was rejected from Corenell and accepted at Penn.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby wiz » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:38 pm

I think both are comparable, but Cornell might have a slightly lower GPA floor. It's also a little easier to be a splitter at Cornell than at Penn because Cornell has a lower median LSAT.

That said, the real splitter-friendly T14s are Northwestern, UVA, and Georgetown. Check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:43 pm

Cornell had a relatively rigid floor for non-URMs at 3.3 for many years, but I wouldn't be surprised if that has changed in light of declining apps

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby withoutapaddle » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:32 pm

Whose the best for big law UVA NU or Gtown?

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby jrd93 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:40 pm

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby wiz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:05 am

withoutapaddle wrote:Whose the best for big law UVA NU or Gtown?

UVA > NU >> Gtown

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Clearly » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:20 am

wiz wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Whose the best for big law UVA NU or Gtown?

UVA > NU >> Gtown

I'm not sure I'd agree. Strictly for biglaw I believe NU outplaces UVA.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby wiz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:29 am

Clearly wrote:
wiz wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Whose the best for big law UVA NU or Gtown?

UVA > NU >> Gtown

I'm not sure I'd agree. Strictly for biglaw I believe NU outplaces UVA.

Yeah, LST agrees with you, but UVA has the edge for biglaw + clerkship. They're still relatively close, though, so going to Northwestern over UVA is obvi defensible.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Clearly » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:42 am

wiz wrote:
Clearly wrote:
wiz wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Whose the best for big law UVA NU or Gtown?

UVA > NU >> Gtown

I'm not sure I'd agree. Strictly for biglaw I believe NU outplaces UVA.

Yeah, LST agrees with you, but UVA has the edge for biglaw + clerkship. They're still relatively close, though, so going to Northwestern over UVA is obvi defensible.

Totally. Def peer schools. Each made me worry for a different reason, UVA with the school employed fellowships, and NU with the "how many of these people got jobs because of better work experience / will I stand out at OCI" thing.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby McAvoy » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:44 am

withoutapaddle wrote:Whose

Next time, make sure you drop the "e" and add an apostrophe in there. :wink:

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby Puffin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:53 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Whose

Next time, make sure you drop the "e" and add an apostrophe in there. :wink:

:roll:

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby kemosabe » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:19 pm

I'm a splitter who got both. The consensus I've gotten is to apply broadly as a splitter bc the cycles are unpredictable. Might as well go for both, among others, and see what happens. Additionally, I think splitters need to go the extra mile and demonstrate specific interest wherever they apply.

It also matters how extreme of a split it is. +1 to the others who've mentioned NU and UVA as the most splitter friendly, even in more extreme cases (def NU). I've seen that this cycle and LSN seems to back those claims as well.

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Re: Whose more friendly to splitters UPenn or Cornell?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:26 pm

kemosabe wrote:apply broadly as a splitter




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