DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS

When will scores be released?

December 29th (Monday) or earlier
35
16%
December 30th (Tuesday)
9
4%
December 31st (Wednesday)
8
4%
January 1st (Thursday)
14
6%
January 2nd (Friday)
115
51%
January 3rd (Saturday)
10
4%
January 4th (Sunday)
5
2%
January 5th (Monday, Official Due-by Date)
28
13%
 
Total votes: 224

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby hillz » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:27 pm

Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:but isn't the point of a median to avoid "being thrown off" from each student?

Huh? I don't follow.

im just too lazy to try to explain haha. i just hope that we ALL did amazing on the lsat and we don't have to worry about medians

Lol ok


I think cavalier means that the median won't be changed/"thrown off" as much if for example, a student with a 152 were admitted. Because schools report a median rather than a mean, the 152 just gets slotted in as the lowest score and isn't averaged in, where it could do greater damage. A median is less susceptible than a mean to being thrown off by scores that are extremely low or extremely high for the school.

I know you already know this, Rigo...just explaining what I think was meant.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Rigo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:38 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby hillz » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:47 pm

Dirigo wrote:
hillz wrote:I know you already know this, Rigo...just explaining what I think was meant.

Hillz, stop being a meanie. I don't need a lecture. We get it: you're a goddess in the eyes of UVA! Now leave all of us dumbs alone! :cry: :cry:







jk happy holidays. Thanks for being my ambiguous question Rosetta Stone.


Blah blah. We'll see who the real dumb is when you get your 178 back next week.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby LSATneurotic » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:55 pm

Dirigo wrote:Numbers are one of the few things schools can control though, so they definitely work to control them. Schools don't give out scholarships to people because they're nice.
Reputations don't change year to year but numbers are a part of rankings which are a big part of reputation.

I was expecting more of an argument from you, Neurotic, but I don't really disagree with what you wrote. I'm relieved since I'm very low energy right now. Hah. Of course high scoring people get dinged. There can be many reasons for that.

I hope your holidays went well and your new score solidifies Harvard for you. :mrgreen:

Well we dont really disagree on the essence of the matter; my only point was that you exaggerated, especially for the t-14: if numbers were all that mattered, then 4.0 173 would get in everywhere.

And thanks. I hope so too. Already had my JS1, so I might not need an increase to get in, but It Wouldnt hurt, that's for sure.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby cavalier2015 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:33 pm

[/quote]

I think cavalier means that the median won't be changed/"thrown off" as much if for example, a student with a 152 were admitted. Because schools report a median rather than a mean, the 152 just gets slotted in as the lowest score and isn't averaged in, where it could do greater damage. A median is less susceptible than a mean to being thrown off by scores that are extremely low or extremely high for the school.

I know you already know this, Rigo...just explaining what I think was meant.[/quote]

Hillz can read minds too! This is exactly what I meant but was too lazy to type out. No wonder you got the scholly

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Rigo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:47 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby cavalier2015 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:52 pm

Dirigo wrote:lol okay guys. Don't listen to me.
Just be a nice person and you'll get T14.
Fvck the LSAT. Pet homeless cats.


Haha it's not that but it's notion that 170 or above the 75ths is the be all end all deal. I know on TLS we recommend using mylsn and lsn and all those tools but that's a very very very small sample data size. For example, for somone who enters a lsat range of 165-167 and a 3.4 to a 3.5 (random figures I used for the sake of people below both 25ths at most top schools) it shows a 0% chance at uva. But with closer inspection, there's like 3-4 people who were rejected. The sample is so small that it's useless to use those tools. Just apply and have a good application and see what happens. From personal experience I beleive this mantra. I was below the averages at Harvard when applying from HS and guess what, I wrote a compelling essay and got accepted! Every single person and every statistical indicator said I was a fucking dumbass to apply. Story: apply and perfect your application.

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Postby Rigo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:54 pm

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby mike0331 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:02 pm

But a 3.2GPA sucks... even though it's bio. So I'd like to be a "splitter" so they open my app. I think I'm a strong applicant with ongoing work with a legal non-profit, impressive ECs during my undergrad, and having served overseas... but that means crap if my numbers are so low I get written off off the bat.

Mike

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Skool » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:08 pm

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Edit: I know this is the extreme end of the position Rigio has been arguing against.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Skool » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:14 pm

mike0331 wrote:But a 3.2GPA sucks... even though it's bio. So I'd like to be a "splitter" so they open my app. I think I'm a strong applicant with ongoing work with a legal non-profit, impressive ECs during my undergrad, and having served overseas... but that means crap if my numbers are so low I get written off off the bat.

Mike


Yeah, the thing is, we just aren't that rare. I have tons of amazing experience at a legal non profit, my experience is actually better than many of the junior attorneys in my office right now (Trial work, extensive appellate work, compelling direct service stuff). It's definitely better than most of the K-JDs who's numbers will blow mine out of the water. But I'm friends with plenty of people who have this kind of experience. There are so many of us because legal non-profits have started hiring people with good gpas and solid undergrad backgrounds for 1-3 year stints with the idea of pushing them out the door (and usually into law school) before salary increases/benefits/maternity leaves/etc. start eating into budgets. The paralegal position at most legal non-profits is becoming a dead-end. We aren't that rare since there are tons of legal non-profit people across the country applying to the top law schools. Entry level paras/non-profit people don't mean too much. Experience plus numbers matter. Don't let nobody tell you differently. And of course, RETAKE.

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Postby Rigo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:49 am

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Clemenceau » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:13 am

Even if you do decide to ED after starting the regular decision app, I'm fairly certain that you can email the signed ed contract to the admissions office and they'll gladly change your app status to ed.

But don't give them that satisfaction.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby chuckbass » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:55 am

What is this dumpster fire

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby mike0331 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:13 am

Skool wrote:
mike0331 wrote:But a 3.2GPA sucks... even though it's bio. So I'd like to be a "splitter" so they open my app. I think I'm a strong applicant with ongoing work with a legal non-profit, impressive ECs during my undergrad, and having served overseas... but that means crap if my numbers are so low I get written off off the bat.

Mike


Yeah, the thing is, we just aren't that rare. I have tons of amazing experience at a legal non profit, my experience is actually better than many of the junior attorneys in my office right now (Trial work, extensive appellate work, compelling direct service stuff). It's definitely better than most of the K-JDs who's numbers will blow mine out of the water. But I'm friends with plenty of people who have this kind of experience. There are so many of us because legal non-profits have started hiring people with good gpas and solid undergrad backgrounds for 1-3 year stints with the idea of pushing them out the door (and usually into law school) before salary increases/benefits/maternity leaves/etc. start eating into budgets. The paralegal position at most legal non-profits is becoming a dead-end. We aren't that rare since there are tons of legal non-profit people across the country applying to the top law schools. Entry level paras/non-profit people don't mean too much. Experience plus numbers matter. Don't let nobody tell you differently. And of course, RETAKE.


May not mean much... but there are also a contingent of people applying with nothing but good numbers.

Mike

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby GreenTee » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:25 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:What is this dumpster fire

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Postby GreenTee » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:27 pm

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:48 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:What is this dumpster fire

What is this dumpster fire

What is this dumpster fire

What is this dumpster fire


You probably get this a lot, but if I end up at WUSTL I need to buy you a beer.

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Rigo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:36 pm

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Postby Rigo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:41 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby jw316 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:37 pm

GreenTee wrote:This very quickly became the worst waiters thread of all time.


But actually though. Needz more shitpoasting, drunk PW'ing, matchmaking, etc.

Dirigo wrote:6 dayz!

Exactly y'all!

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:15 pm

The feb thread was exciting for like a day or two during Christmas but now it's srs bsns there. And nobody poasts here anymore so gg TLS




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