TLS c/o 2020 - In #Squad We Trust

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby sorence » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:56 pm

myrik wrote:I feel like splitters with a particularly high LSAT would benefit from this cycle

But who knows - gonna be interesting to see medians when they come out


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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby myrik » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:59 pm

^ Sorry to hear. Yeah, I sort of feel the same way though - I think we're all trying to speculate and analyze a trend, and it just doesn't apply to so many of us. Like the theorizing about law schools placing a higher emphasis on high GPAs - man I wish it were that way!

Congrats & good luck on the rest of your cycle though, this is a stressful time

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby sorence » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:02 pm

myrik wrote:^ Sorry to hear. Yeah, I sort of feel the same way though - I think we're all trying to speculate and analyze a trend, and it just doesn't apply to so many of us. Like the theorizing about law schools placing a higher emphasis on high GPAs - man I wish it were that way!

Congrats & good luck on the rest of your cycle though, this is a stressful time


Yeah it's been interesting watching us all analyze and speculate about the data this cycle. We all want certain bits of it to be true for our own self-admittance reasons but as of yet I don't think any admissions committees are behaving as one might expect them to w/the pool of applicants they have.

Best of luck to you as well! It's been one hell of a waiting game all around.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:25 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

+1. Although I'm pretty resigned to just taking the one decent T13 offer I got at this point.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:32 pm

I have a feeling that every school is going to be dipping into their waitlists, especially to get URM applicants. This cycle isn't great for schools numbers wise, and unfortunately, that affects the applicants.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby dasq5511 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:45 pm

chandhi wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

171 as well and slightly overperforming, I think.


Are you K-JD? I have a suspicion that my underperformance (re: ton of waitlists) is due to being K-JD.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby RParadela » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:02 pm

For whatever reason, the normal LSAT/GPA splitters have done worse this cycle than in cycles past. If you look at people with around the 75th % LSAT scores and around 25th % GPA scores for the T13, results aren't great compared to other cycles. Cornell is a bloodbath; Gtown is slightly better than a coin flip (was 80+ % normally), Duke and Michigan are still good shots (70%), but down from the near sure-bets from previous cycle (high 80%). UVA and Northwestern look like they have done about the same as cycles past, but I wonder if this is because both of these schools are going to waitlist a big group of people in April which will drive percentages down.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby gargleblaster » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:04 pm

RParadela wrote:For whatever reason, the normal LSAT/GPA splitters have done worse this cycle than in cycles past. If you look at people with around the 75th % LSAT scores and around 25th % GPA scores for the T13, results aren't great compared to other cycles. Cornell is a bloodbath; Gtown is slightly better than a coin flip (was 80+ % normally), Duke and Michigan are still good shots (70%), but down from the near sure-bets from previous cycle (high 80%). UVA and Northwestern look like they have done about the same as cycles past, but I wonder if this is because both of these schools are going to waitlist a big group of people in April which will drive percentages down.


I reject your reality and substitute my own. Northwestern has been taking so long because their admissions/scholarship packages are LITERALLY STUFFED FULL OF CAS$$$H

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby chandhi » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:44 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

171 as well and slightly overperforming, I think.


Are you K-JD? I have a suspicion that my underperformance (re: ton of waitlists) is due to being K-JD.

One year work professional experience post-undergrad and a few months of full-time campaign work experience during undergrad. Definitely think it helped.

And good luck with the waitlists! At least they're not as bad as a ton of dings.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby haley12 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:35 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

171 as well and slightly overperforming, I think.


Are you K-JD? I have a suspicion that my underperformance (re: ton of waitlists) is due to being K-JD.


173, K-JD. And underperforming via a million waitlists.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kopetz » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:36 pm

haley12 wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

171 as well and slightly overperforming, I think.


Are you K-JD? I have a suspicion that my underperformance (re: ton of waitlists) is due to being K-JD.


173, K-JD. And underperforming via a million waitlists.


Same, albeit as a nontraditional super-splitter.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby VapidP » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:34 am

haley12 wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Are 170 people over performing with $$$$, I wonder.


I'm at 171 and definitely underperforming ny numbers.

171 as well and slightly overperforming, I think.


Are you K-JD? I have a suspicion that my underperformance (re: ton of waitlists) is due to being K-JD.


173, K-JD. And underperforming via a million waitlists.


Yeah, I think working for 2 years at an interesting startup made me over perform as a splitter. Def work and apply next cycle if you think you under performed.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Leliana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:38 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jstans » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 am

My theory on the weirdness of this cycle:

With high scores being relatively down, T13 schools are panicking and sending out more WL's because HYS may reach lower in terms of LSAT scores and snag some applicants that would otherwise end up at a lower T13 school. So these schools are kind of YPing on a broader scale in a panicked attempt to protect medians, if at all possible. But who's really affected are T20 schools, whose medians aren't as high as the T13 but may suffer the most from scores being down based on the possibility of the lower T13 schools reaching down into T20 range scores in the case that HYS have to compensate. Thus the seemingly massive and across the board WL's from schools like Vandy and such for applicants who you would assume would've been outright accepted in a normal cycle. So it's kind of like a shockwave starting at the top, spreading outward through the rankings.

*Disclaimer: this theory is the product of too much coffee during a layover. Take it as you wish.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby alpha kenny body » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:45 am

Sounds plausible. Trickle down admissionomics.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jstans » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:46 am

fips tedora wrote:Sounds plausible. Trickle down admissionomics.


Almost referenced trickle down, but that could've discredited my theory depending on the economic mindset of some TLSers.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby alpha kenny body » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:47 am

jstans wrote:
fips tedora wrote:Sounds plausible. Trickle down admissionomics.


Almost referenced trickle down, but that could've discredited my theory depending on the economic mindset of some TLSers.

Jed Barlet would've used it; good enough for me

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:15 am

Has anyone just considered starting a TLS school of law? Minimum 3 lsat takes required

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby shotgunheist » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:19 am

thatlawlkid wrote:Has anyone just considered starting a TLS school of law? Minimum 3 lsat takes required


Also will accept a separate admissions tests, after we get a single 180 and 4.0 student to boost rankings.

It will contain two questions. 1) How many top schools are there? 2) What is your ranking on Penn State Dickinson's email list?

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jhc14 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:22 am

thatlawlkid wrote:Has anyone just considered starting a TLS school of law? Minimum 3 lsat takes required

The optional essay would be: Write three alternate conspiracy theories to explain this admissions cycle's patterns, based on the limited data posted on tls.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby shotgunheist » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:31 am

jhc14 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:Has anyone just considered starting a TLS school of law? Minimum 3 lsat takes required

The optional essay would be: Write three alternate conspiracy theories to explain this admissions cycle's patterns, based on the limited data posted on tls.


Then the required essay will be, brewpub or production brewery? And everyone that answers brewpub immediately fails.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 am

shotgunheist wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:Has anyone just considered starting a TLS school of law? Minimum 3 lsat takes required


Also will accept a separate admissions tests, after we get a single 180 and 4.0 student to boost rankings.

It will contain two questions. 1) How many top schools are there? 2) What is your ranking on Penn State Dickinson's email list?

......T14? :oops: :lol:

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:40 am

I need a haircut but I'm holding off until closer to ASW mid-April.
-Neurotic about everything

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:42 am

Just went over some of CLS's instructions on getting fed clerkships - the process is really painstaking in general :(

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:17 am

Dodocogon wrote:Got a new amex card today and they gave me a $10k limit - my current card is only $2k and my income definitely doesn't warrant that high of one.. I mean my credit is good but :shock:

You all keep me responsible okay - this is just for me to get cash back on groceries lol


Got approved for a $28k limit right before I went on vacation to Ireland last year...it was all I could do not to just stay there and max out the card and make a new life for myself.

I could make $28k stretch long enough to find a job.



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