Splitters 2013-2014

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Tariffs
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Tariffs » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:35 pm

3.45/172, applied in late November to every school.

Accepted to GW, NYU, and Berkeley.

Waiting to hear back from the rest of the T-14 (minus Yale), UCLA, and Fordham.

No waitlists or dings yet.

I'm a splitter because I had no direction/goals when I got to college. I worked my ass off in high school to get accepted to an Ivy, but once I was in I had no clue what I actually wanted to do with my education and had no motivation to study hard since it was ingrained in me that all I had to do was get into a top tier undergrad and I'd be set for life. I also started partying and being a lot more social than I ever was in high school (joined a fraternity, etc.) which also negatively impacted my GPA. Once I realized my interest in law and pursuing a career in it, GPA hasn't dipped below a 3.5. Would probably be sitting at a 3.6x if it weren't for that first year of college, but it is what it is.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby aesth24 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:08 pm

tjsmms061906 wrote:165/2.5

WUSTL: In
Notre Dame: In
W&L: In
Wisconsin: In
Richmond: In
Loyola Chicago: In
CUA: In
Rutgers-Newark: In
St John's: In

Fordham: Ding

Univ. Washington: Waitlisted

George Mason: Decision Made per status check but nothing received yet.

Pending on too many others to list.


Are you a URM by any chance?

nvm, just checked out your profile. Similar GPA, did you write an addendum for each school? Submitted to many of the same schools as you.

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Attax
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Attax » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:15 am

BRB applying to all the T14

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby phillywc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:18 am

173, 3.5X

In at Gtown, WL at Duke and UVA.

Still waiting to hear from 13 schools.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby scoobysnax » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:25 am

172/3.6 (fall grades bumped me up)

In at Georgetown, UCLA

Waiting on Penn, NYU, Columbia, and Berkeley. Should've applied to more schools in retrospect

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tjsmms061906
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby tjsmms061906 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:29 am

aesth24 wrote:
Are you a URM by any chance?

nvm, just checked out your profile. Similar GPA, did you write an addendum for each school? Submitted to many of the same schools as you.


I did not write an addendum because I felt it was unnecessary since my GPA was the result of immaturity.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby wowhio » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:05 am

3.57 / 177
All applications submitted 9/18, most complete Octoberish.

Accepted:
Duke
Georgetown
Berkeley
NYU
UCLA
Columbia

Still Waiting:
Harvard
Stanford

I wrote a WhyLawSchoolX statement for Berkeley, which was/is my first choice, but I didn't write any addenda or optional essays for any other schools. I took a risk with my personal statement topic, writing about a somewhat controversial political issue that is very important to me and also demonstrates why I am interested in law. I think that really paid off, actually. I'm a politics nerd, so I say... never listen to the stay-away-from politics advice!

I did not write or even really consider writing a GPA addendum. While my GPA may be "low" for some law schools, I think it's too high to apologize for. Plus, I am proud of my undergraduate record -- B's and all. So it didn't feel right to me to write one.

EDIT: To update.
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chingwoo
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chingwoo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:34 pm

aesth24 wrote:
tjsmms061906 wrote:165/2.5

WUSTL: In
Notre Dame: In
W&L: In
Wisconsin: In
Richmond: In
Loyola Chicago: In
CUA: In
Rutgers-Newark: In
St John's: In

Fordham: Ding

Univ. Washington: Waitlisted

George Mason: Decision Made per status check but nothing received yet.

Pending on too many others to list.


Are you a URM by any chance?

nvm, just checked out your profile. Similar GPA, did you write an addendum for each school? Submitted to many of the same schools as you.


Just applied to Notre Dame after seeing this.

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nooooo
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby nooooo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:14 pm

chingwoo wrote:
aesth24 wrote:
tjsmms061906 wrote:165/2.5

WUSTL: In
Notre Dame: In
W&L: In
Wisconsin: In
Richmond: In
Loyola Chicago: In
CUA: In
Rutgers-Newark: In
St John's: In

Fordham: Ding

Univ. Washington: Waitlisted

George Mason: Decision Made per status check but nothing received yet.

Pending on too many others to list.


Are you a URM by any chance?

nvm, just checked out your profile. Similar GPA, did you write an addendum for each school? Submitted to many of the same schools as you.


Just applied to Notre Dame after seeing this.


Ditto.

Congrats.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Chriz » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:22 pm

168/3.4 in at wisconsin, notre dame, Minnesota, Iowa, and wustl
Wait listed at UVA

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby okok » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:34 pm

3.6/172

IN
UCLA
UT
GEORGETOWN
CORNELL
DOOOOOK
NYU

WL
UVA

WAITING
the rest of the t14 excluding Yale & Stanford

From looking at this thread I have to say LS admissions make no sense to me

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby USMarineLaw » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:06 pm

Hey all, figured I'd add my numbers in here as well.

3.5/172, 4 years WE (military). Applied to all schools 11/11.

IN: (in the order given)
UVA
GULC
UNC
DUKE
GWU

WL:
None so far

chingwoo
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chingwoo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:33 am

wowhio wrote:3.57 / 177
All applications submitted 9/18, most complete by early October.

Accepted:
Duke
Georgetown
Berkeley
NYU
UCLA

Still Waiting:
Harvard
Stanford
Columbia

I wrote a WhyLawSchoolX statement for Berkeley, which was/is my first choice, but I didn't write any addenda or optional essays for any other schools. I took a risk with my personal statement topic, writing about a somewhat controversial political issue that is very important to me and also demonstrates why I am interested in law. I think that really paid off, actually. I'm a politics nerd, so I say... never listen to the stay-away-from politics advice!

I did not write or even really consider writing a GPA addendum. While my GPA may be "low" for some law schools, I think it's too high to apologize for. Plus, I am proud of my undergraduate record -- B's and all. So it didn't feel right to me to write one.


Haha I wish I had a 3.57. Would help alot in my applications.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby vuthy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Kind of a weird cycle so far. In at NYU and WUSTL; no news from anywhere else. Applied mid-December. 170/3.3, highly unique softs.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chingwoo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:03 pm

vuthy wrote:Kind of a weird cycle so far. In at NYU and WUSTL; no news from anywhere else. Applied mid-December. 170/3.3, highly unique softs.


I mean its been around a month since your application. Congrats on WUSTL/NYU.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby BoneDaddy126 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:04 pm

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:02 pm

check in.
175 3.6
Non URM Hispanic
Good Softs and 1 big controversial soft...
Applied Vandy up in early-mid December

Acceptance to Vandy

Priority Reserve (waitlist :roll: ) Duke (hoping its just YP)

Will report other decisions as they come in

chingwoo
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chingwoo » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Getting killed on these scholarship offers now.

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Attax
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Attax » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:17 pm

Got some updates:
WUStL in
Texas in
W&L in, 35k/year
Baylor in, 15k/year. Have began negotiations
Houston in

Indiana WL
UC Davis WL

BC pending
Bama pending (will be waiting awhile)
UNC pending
USC pending
W&M pending
Emory pending
NW pending (interviewed)
UIUC pending (held for 2nd review)
UMN pending

Need to send off that SMU app
2.75/168 very good softs

Marquis
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Marquis » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:57 pm

Long-time lurker, first-time poster. Having a pretty good cycle so far, but I'm incredibly nervous about merit aid and taking on law school debt. I applied very broadly to maximize potential for scholarship negotiation.

2.70/165
Non-Trad: Undergrad outside of US & 9+ Years W/E in Finance & Non-Profit sectors including starting my own company.

All applications submitted 12/19.

In
Univ. of Alabama ($)
William & Mary ($)
Washington & Lee ($)
Northeastern ($)
Penn State ($)
Univ. of Maine ($)
UConn

Dinged
UT Austin

W/L
None yet.

Pending
UVA
BU
BC
Suffolk
Northwestern
Georgetown
George Washington U.
WUSTL
Wake Forest

I'm a splitter because... I was basically young and stupid during UG. Slacked off and skipped classes etc. In retrospect I really would have benefited from taking a year or two off to work prior to heading to UG. My PS dealt rather extensively with my growth and personal development post-UG and how my experiences shaped my desire to go to law school. Subsequently I did not feel the need to address the GPA in an addendum.
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ClericalError
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby ClericalError » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:14 pm

okok wrote:3.6/172

IN
UCLA
UT
GEORGETOWN
CORNELL
DOOOOOK
NYU

WL
UVA

WAITING
the rest of the t14 excluding Yale & Stanford

From looking at this thread I have to say LS admissions make no sense to me



+1
...or maybe schools mean it when they say they look at applicants holistically, with GPA/LSAT not solely dispositive....*







*no.

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Serett
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Serett » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:12 pm

Mild splitter, 170/3.5x

In (chronological order of acceptance):

Duke
UCLA
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Michigan

No response yet (alphabetical):

Berkeley
Chicago
Cornell
Harvard (yeah, not a good shot)
NYU
Northwestern (still need to interview, so understandable)
Pennsylvania
Virginia

Kind of worrisome that I didn't hear back in the UC and NYU waves today, but I'm still being hopeful until I get the WL/ding.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby musharraf » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:37 pm

Serett wrote:Mild splitter, 170/3.5x

In (chronological order of acceptance):

Duke
UCLA
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Michigan

No response yet (alphabetical):

Berkeley
Chicago
Cornell
Harvard (yeah, not a good shot)
NYU
Northwestern (still need to interview, so understandable)
Pennsylvania
Virginia

Kind of worrisome that I didn't hear back in the UC and NYU waves today, but I'm still being hopeful until I get the WL/ding.


I hear you. I'm trying to stay positive too, even though it's hard watching everyone else celebrate riding the waves. A little love from more schools would dramatically help my production of good vibes.

I'm waiting on all the schools you are -UVA and Cornell but +Duke. I'm WL'd at Penn but in at UGA, UT-Austin, and Emory. 173/3.3, URM.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Kanye West » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:02 pm

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby MT Cicero » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:10 pm

Sub-3.0 / 170+ (***UPDATE WITH 3 DECISIONS THIS PAST WEEK)

Acceptances:
-UCLA
-NU
-G'town
-Lewis & Clark

WL:
-UVA
-UW
-Chi

Rejections:
-Cal
-Penn

Still waiting on a few of the T14.

Very non-traditional with strong softs, PM for details.




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