I made it into my "REACH"

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Barbie
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Barbie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:40 pm

Flustercluck wrote:Congrats! and love the 'tar... :)


Thanks!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby krad » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:49 pm

So glad to see that TT is back on track :D Congrats guys!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby jacob_c84 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:23 pm

I got into my Reach!

Ohio State
3.6
159
non-urm

What I think helped me: ED app, 5 yr w/e, OSU specific LOR

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby applepiecrust » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:30 am

GPA: 3.6 , LSAT 168
URM: Nope

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL:
UMich

Optional Essay:
"Why Mich" (which emerged from what looked like a DS AND "Why Law")

What you think got you into that school:
ED, Softs, diversity elements

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Ragged » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:50 am

180/4.0
URM: Yes, AA
School: Harvard
What got me in: The fact that I was a treasurer in a pre-law society, a president of a chess club and my mom says I'm special.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby sophia.olive » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:52 am

Ragged wrote:180/4.0
URM: Yes, AA
School: Harvard
What got me in: The fact that I was a treasurer in a pre-law society, a president of a chess club and my mom says I'm special.

Donate to Harvard much?.....

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:21 am

Ragged wrote:180/4.0
URM: Yes, AA
School: Harvard
What got me in: The fact that I was a treasurer in a pre-law society, a president of a chess club and my mom says I'm special.

Go be a dick in a different thread, this one is for happy people.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby iwanta170 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:16 am

GPA: mid 3.8
LSAT: 165 in October 2010, December 2010 score is pending
URM: No

Vanderbilt, George Washington

Optional Essay: No

What I think got me in: GPA, above average softs/LORs/PS, did vandy interview

Applied: First week of November

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:18 pm

Ragged wrote:180/4.0
URM: Yes, AA
School: Harvard
What got me in: The fact that I was a treasurer in a pre-law society, a president of a chess club and my mom says I'm special.


Comedy fail.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby nadiab420 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:25 pm

LSAT- 154, 167
GPA- 2.4, extreme downward trend, took 6 years to finish undergrad for no legit reason.
Non-URM.
Average softs, if that.
In at IU-Bloomington w/ more money than any of my other lower acceptances.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby lawyerwannabe » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:13 pm

123kl wrote:Harvard

169/4.03, non-urm

What got me in-- solid gpa from ivy, work experience with doj in one of my legal interests, tons of focused ecs with leadership, diversity statement


Best reach on the board! Already accepted into HARVARD!? Wow!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:19 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
123kl wrote:Harvard

169/4.03, non-urm

What got me in-- solid gpa from ivy, work experience with doj in one of my legal interests, tons of focused ecs with leadership, diversity statement


Best reach on the board! Already accepted into HARVARD!? Wow!


I don't know if 123kl goes to H, or Y/P, I hope not so I can restore some hope lol

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:19 am

I love this thread. Figured I'd bump it to see if anymore people got into their reach.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:20 am

SupraVln180 wrote:I love this thread. Figured I'd bump it to see if anymore people got into their reach.


Apparently haven't had one for a while. I can still dream though...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby subtle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:27 am

Here's hoping!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chasgoose » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:55 am

r6_philly wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:
123kl wrote:Harvard

169/4.03, non-urm

What got me in-- solid gpa from ivy, work experience with doj in one of my legal interests, tons of focused ecs with leadership, diversity statement


Best reach on the board! Already accepted into HARVARD!? Wow!


I don't know if 123kl goes to H, or Y/P, I hope not so I can restore some hope lol


Does it really make a difference if you go/went to HYP?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:02 am

chasgoose wrote:Does it really make a difference if you go/went to HYP?


Most likely not, but then I will be more sad if that is true. Don't mind me :lol:

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:17 am

SupraVln180 wrote:I love this thread. Figured I'd bump it to see if anymore people got into their reach.


I love this thread too. Here's to hoping for some reverse-splitter love

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby krad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:19 am

Gotti wrote:
SupraVln180 wrote:I love this thread. Figured I'd bump it to see if anymore people got into their reach.


I love this thread too. Here's to hoping for some reverse-splitter love


<3 this thread three! I'm still dreaming of my reaches! Come onnnn cycle...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby duckmoney » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:21 am

I can't decide if Chicago was a reach or a target. LSP gave me a "strong consider" but realistically it's not easy task when your LSAT is a few below median.

Either way, IN!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby yepyep » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:21 pm

czelede wrote:Seriously, enough with the GPA/LSAT arguments. Schools have their own approaches to this, and it seems to be working out pretty well for them so just leave it at that. Plenty of reverse splitters get into great schools with solid applications (see the 4.0/169 into H that just posted, or take a look at the ED trends for Penn this cycle), and there is a reason why slacker splitters with nothing else to offer get shut out of everything.

Congrats to all the acceptances so far in this thread - it must feel awesome being the exception to the rule :)


I'm not sure slacker splitter is a fair assessment. I had a 2.7 in college, and while I didn't score exceptionally high on my lsat, i only took it once. I had an undiagnosed learning disability from a traumatic head injury that was treated after my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. After taking a year off, I had a 3.5 my last two years. While this is obviously a rare story, there are no doubt many others who did not get mediocre grades because they were "slacking". Rather ignorant to categorize a high number of people, most of whom you don't even fucking know.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby krad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:22 pm

duckmoney wrote:I can't decide if Chicago was a reach or a target. LSP gave me a "strong consider" but realistically it's not easy task when your LSAT is a few below median.

Either way, IN!


Congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby applepiecrust » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:21 pm

yepyep wrote:
czelede wrote:Seriously, enough with the GPA/LSAT arguments. Schools have their own approaches to this, and it seems to be working out pretty well for them so just leave it at that. Plenty of reverse splitters get into great schools with solid applications (see the 4.0/169 into H that just posted, or take a look at the ED trends for Penn this cycle), and there is a reason why slacker splitters with nothing else to offer get shut out of everything.

Congrats to all the acceptances so far in this thread - it must feel awesome being the exception to the rule :)


I'm not sure slacker splitter is a fair assessment. I had a 2.7 in college, and while I didn't score exceptionally high on my lsat, i only took it once. I had an undiagnosed learning disability from a traumatic head injury that was treated after my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. After taking a year off, I had a 3.5 my last two years. While this is obviously a rare story, there are no doubt many others who did not get mediocre grades because they were "slacking". Rather ignorant to categorize a high number of people, most of whom you don't even fucking know.


I really don't think czelede was characterizing all splitters as slackers, only those that get shut out of places where they could have had a shot with their high LSATs and unspectacular GPAs because they had precious little else to offer (other than the ability to score well on the LSAT).

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby czelede » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:31 pm

applepiecrust wrote:
yepyep wrote:
czelede wrote:Seriously, enough with the GPA/LSAT arguments. Schools have their own approaches to this, and it seems to be working out pretty well for them so just leave it at that. Plenty of reverse splitters get into great schools with solid applications (see the 4.0/169 into H that just posted, or take a look at the ED trends for Penn this cycle), and there is a reason why slacker splitters with nothing else to offer get shut out of everything.

Congrats to all the acceptances so far in this thread - it must feel awesome being the exception to the rule :)


I'm not sure slacker splitter is a fair assessment. I had a 2.7 in college, and while I didn't score exceptionally high on my lsat, i only took it once. I had an undiagnosed learning disability from a traumatic head injury that was treated after my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. After taking a year off, I had a 3.5 my last two years. While this is obviously a rare story, there are no doubt many others who did not get mediocre grades because they were "slacking". Rather ignorant to categorize a high number of people, most of whom you don't even fucking know.


I really don't think czelede was characterizing all splitters as slackers, only those that get shut out of places where they could have had a shot with their high LSATs and unspectacular GPAs because they had precious little else to offer (other than the ability to score well on the LSAT).


Yes, thank you. As a splitter myself I definitely don't think all splitters are slackers lol.

Edit: yepyep, I think you can also infer that if I say "slacker splitters get shut out of everything" and we both know that plenty of splitters get into great schools, obviously not all splitters are slackers.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:34 pm

In at Berkeley!

3.76 (FSU; social science major)
162, 167
Cuban male
Pretty solid public interest PS with experience and LOR to back it up. Also wrote a DS. Don't know what gave me the in, all I know is that I'm in and VERY excited about it!




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