Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:07 pm

3.x 17x

absolute dream school is NYU followed by Columbia.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby minnbills » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:34 pm

I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:35 pm

minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


All of it.

I'm ED'ing NYU and not expecting a dime. My family said they'll pay for my living expenses while I'm in law school, so I'll only be $150K + interest in debt when I graduate, but...yeah.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby SisterRayVU » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:32 pm

minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


Money ain't no thang.

But really, I don't care. I'll take on the debt if I can go to a strong school.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:03 pm

minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?



I won't lie. The idea of paying sticker anywhere really freaks me out. I don't really want to be over 130k in debt by the time I'm thirty. For me, it'll come down to how prestigious the school is versus how much money I can save elsewhere. Once we get out of the T6 I start becoming nervous about paying sticker. Maybe that's stupid, but I don't fancy living in debt, especially when I'm sure that I can find a decent job by graduating from a T20-T30 without nearly the same amount of debt, if any.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby bitterpessimist » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:33 pm

bitterpessimist wrote:Checking in ... unfortunately.

3.02/167 URM


I'm debating whether it would be wise to ED at my dream school, NYU. Any thoughts?

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Ginj » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:35 pm

bitterpessimist wrote:
bitterpessimist wrote:Checking in ... unfortunately.

3.02/167 URM


I'm debating whether it would be wise to ED at my dream school, NYU. Any thoughts?


You'll probably get in without ED.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Revolver066 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:49 pm

Ginj wrote:
bitterpessimist wrote:
bitterpessimist wrote:Checking in ... unfortunately.

3.02/167 URM


I'm debating whether it would be wise to ED at my dream school, NYU. Any thoughts?


You'll probably get in without ED.


What makes you say that? LSN doesn't exactly paint a rosy picture. I think ED is an option, especially if it's your dream school, but I'd say it's far from certain that you'll get in. Splitter URM's are unpredictable though.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby kalede » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:28 am

Starting my THIRD application cycle soon. I retook the LSAT in June and went from a 166 to a 170. My gpa is 3.38.

My first cycle, I applied too late and didn't get any money. This previous cycle, I was waitlisted pretty much everywhere I applied (BU, Minnesota, Wisconsin, W&M, Illinois, U Washington) but got into L&C, Cardozo, and Washington & Lee with decent money at each. I really wanted U Washington, but I was just informed they aren't taking anyone else off the WL. :(

I'm really pulling for UW, but I'm going to apply to a ton of schools in the 10-30 range and see what happens. Good luck, everyone!

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby chem » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:57 am

minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


Not going without at least half scholly, the only schools I would pay sticker for would be for schools I can't get into anyway. Interest is a horrifying thing at 150k, especially when biglaw is not a guarantee

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby barneytrouble » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:37 am

minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


Especially with WUSTL and now IUB as well. Really waffling between those 2 and any t13 that will have me. Pretty sure I would go for the debt. Geography is the biggest factor though as I would hate having to live/work anywhere in the midwest not named Chicago.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby neeko » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:26 pm

Checking in!

2.7x.
Retaking 161 from June on Saturday.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Curious1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:12 pm

Ok.

3.69/178 here. Applying to T11.

Good luck to us :)

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby minnbills » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:43 pm

barneytrouble wrote:
minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


Especially with WUSTL and now IUB as well. Really waffling between those 2 and any t13 that will have me. Pretty sure I would go for the debt. Geography is the biggest factor though as I would hate having to live/work anywhere in the midwest not named Chicago.


Yeah, I'm hoping I can land Cornell off the WL (assuming they even waitlist me) but in all probability I will have to choose between MN/WUSTL/Wisco/BC.

Though I'm also considering taking another year off if I can find a real job and retaking.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby SisterRayVU » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:35 pm

minnbills wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:
minnbills wrote:I feel like the scholarship vs. placement/prestige dilemma is really pronounced for splitters.

What are you all thinking in terms how much debt you're willing to take on in order to go to a really strong school?


Especially with WUSTL and now IUB as well. Really waffling between those 2 and any t13 that will have me. Pretty sure I would go for the debt. Geography is the biggest factor though as I would hate having to live/work anywhere in the midwest not named Chicago.


Yeah, I'm hoping I can land Cornell off the WL (assuming they even waitlist me) but in all probability I will have to choose between MN/WUSTL/Wisco/BC.

Though I'm also considering taking another year off if I can find a real job and retaking.


I don't have the GPA for Cornell but hoping LSAT + rest of app can give me a decent shot :/

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby chasgoose » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:11 pm

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby chasgoose » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:11 pm

Curious1 wrote:Ok.

3.69/178 here. Applying to T11.

Good luck to us :)


Unless there is something horrible about your application, you will definitely get into Columbia and NYU with those numbers, with money. Chicago too, if you apply early enough. That said you will probably get WL'd at at least a couple of the T6-11 (Berkeley, Penn if you don't show you want to go), so if you have your heart set on one of them, make sure that its very clear that you want to go. Of YHS, Harvard is clearly your best shot, followed by Yale (your numbers put you in contention if there is something special about you), then Stanford (which seems to be the most reticent of the group to bite at sub-median GPAs and the least dependent on LSATs).

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Curious1 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:26 pm

chasgoose wrote:
Curious1 wrote:Ok.

3.69/178 here. Applying to T11.

Good luck to us :)


Unless there is something horrible about your application, you will definitely get into Columbia and NYU with those numbers, with money. Chicago too, if you apply early enough. That said you will probably get WL'd at at least a couple of the T6-11 (Berkeley, Penn if you don't show you want to go), so if you have your heart set on one of them, make sure that its very clear that you want to go. Of YHS, Harvard is clearly your best shot, followed by Yale (your numbers put you in contention if there is something special about you), then Stanford (which seems to be the most reticent of the group to bite at sub-median GPAs and the least dependent on LSATs).


Thanks brah,

My absolute first choice is Harvard, so really hoping for a stroke of luck there. Yale is definitely a stretch, but maybe I get a tiny boost from coming from the same UG? Don't really wanna go to Stanford. If I get dinged at Y and H then its Columbia/Chicago for me. If it comes to that, you can be sure I will make a thread and ask for advice.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Revolver066 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:11 am

Curious1 wrote:Ok.

3.69/178 here. Applying to T11.

Good luck to us :)


Obligatory "GTFO you're not a splitter" post. :)

But seriously.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Curious1 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:22 am

Revolver066 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:Ok.

3.69/178 here. Applying to T11.

Good luck to us :)


Obligatory "GTFO you're not a splitter" post. :)

But seriously.


Technically I am where I'm applying! Don't hate me :(

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:24 am

No hate, just jealously. At least from me.

Good luck. I'm curious to see if your top undergrad can get you into Harvard or Yale.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Curious1 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:30 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:No hate, just jealously. At least from me.

Good luck. I'm curious to see if your top undergrad can get you into Harvard or Yale.


Thanks dude. I'll be sure to keep you guys posted.

And good luck yourself. I see from LSN that you're not doing Berkeley or Stanford? With Your work experience I think the GPA floor might be softer than you think.

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:35 am

Curious1 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:No hate, just jealously. At least from me.

Good luck. I'm curious to see if your top undergrad can get you into Harvard or Yale.


Thanks dude. I'll be sure to keep you guys posted.

And good luck yourself. I see from LSN that you're not doing Berkeley or Stanford? With Your work experience I think the GPA floor might be softer than you think.


I'm pretty sure Stanford is out, and having spent most of my life in California (and the UC system for undergrad) I'm looking to move east. But thanks for the confidence boost!

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Revolver066 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:03 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:No hate, just jealously. At least from me.

Good luck. I'm curious to see if your top undergrad can get you into Harvard or Yale.


+1

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Re: Splitters unite! 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby emkay625 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:23 am

So kids......how did we fare after today?

It did not go well for me. Will have to retake in December and against all sound advice, I am not cancelling either. I just can't handle not ever knowing the score.

This means I lose the much-needed advantage of applying early.

Grumble.




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