Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

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ViP
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Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:19 pm

It had to be done...

This thread is the new home for those of us that sport a 3.75+ GPA and an LSAT score from 164 down.

Discuss school lists, splitter-like questions, acceptances/rejections, etc.

It's OK to be a reverse-splitter on TLS. You belong, too. I promise.
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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Mparty7441 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:24 pm

158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:27 pm

Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Mparty7441 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:39 pm

ViP wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.


I wasn't, so I'm ok. I'm not really worried. I'm a NYSter, so I'd be pretty content going to Buffalo which I'm a shoe-in for.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby rachkicks406 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:42 pm

3.94/ 164

boo.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby panadera » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:48 pm

I don't fit in any splitter category. I'm not 170+ or below 164. Sad day for being left out!

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:20 pm

kpd-m wrote:I don't fit in any splitter category. I'm not 170+ or below 164. Sad day for being left out!


Haha I was thinking about that...

All I know is that a 165+ can't possibly qualify as a low score, unless you're applying T10.

If you have a 165+ and a relatively low GPA (<3.2 or so), you should definitely have a place in the traditional splitters thread.

Then again, there are plenty of applicants that aren't splitters at all.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Miracle » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:22 pm

ViP wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.


That is mean...

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby actingchick25 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:24 pm

I'm 3.97/161

Not sure if I'm retaking in Dec. or not. Thinking about just applying with this score, so I'm interested to see where people in the same position are looking.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Mparty7441 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:40 pm

Miracle wrote:
ViP wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.


That is mean...


I actually didn't take it as mean at all. lol. I was expecting someone to say "don't waste your money and your life on law if you don't have a 170." So I was happy to see a half sarcastic response along with a serious response attached. (I expect the next poster in this thread to say that however)

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby nickc8 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:45 pm

I belong here!

3.89/157

Hopefully I can get into a Tier 1...but I don't feel too confident at this point.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby goingoingone » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:46 pm

I'm 3.94/161. Pretty much expecting to be in waitlist city for a while.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:49 pm

Miracle wrote:
ViP wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.


That is mean...


In what universe :?

I didn't intend to be mean at all... I'm trying to make light of the situation and show the poster that he/she should have some confidence and optimism.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby rjd262 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:54 pm

LSAT 161 GPA 3.76

Planning to apply to

Minnesota
Wisconsin
Iowa
William Mitchell
St. Thomas
Hamline
American
perhaps: BU or BC

Probably looking to stay in midwest, think i'll throw in American and BU or BC though just for the heck of it. My number 1 choice is Minnesota but would be fairly happy with Wisconsin or Iowa.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:56 pm

nickc8 wrote:I belong here!

3.89/157

Hopefully I can get into a Tier 1...but I don't feel too confident at this point.


With that monster of a GPA, you shouldn't lose hope on the first tier.

Of course, a 157 is low by Tier-1 standards, but you're undoubtedly an anomaly with that T14 GPA.

As long as you're somewhat realistic with your expectations, your cycle may happily surprise you.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Mparty7441 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:05 pm

ViP wrote:
Miracle wrote:
ViP wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:158/3.75

I'm going nowhere.


But you found your way to this thread and it's your new home, so you have that going for you.

Really, though.

You're fine. You have a shot at plenty of first tier schools... The only reason you should be depressed is if you were initially banking on a T14.


That is mean...


In what universe :?

I didn't intend to be mean at all... I'm trying to make light of the situation and show the poster that he/she should have some confidence and optimism.


Don't worry man. I got ya.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby nucklm05 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:07 pm

3.92/165, so I technically don't meet your criteria, but I am facing the same issues as the rest of you are.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby nickc8 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:11 pm

ViP wrote:
nickc8 wrote:I belong here!

3.89/157

Hopefully I can get into a Tier 1...but I don't feel too confident at this point.


With that monster of a GPA, you shouldn't lose hope on the first tier.

Of course, a 157 is low by Tier-1 standards, but you're undoubtedly an anomaly with that T14 GPA.

As long as you're somewhat realistic with your expectations, your cycle may happily surprise you.


Thanks. I plan to blanket schools between 30-50 range and see what I have to work with.

When I put my numbers in LSP, I get nearly all "Considers" in that range...so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Are you applying anywhere else in T14? Seems like you have a shot at a few.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ConnArk » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:11 pm

Yep I belong in here too! 160/3.88.

Because of my lower than expected LSAT I'm in the process of building a new list of schools to apply to. The ones I'm hoping for now are SMU, George Mason, UNC, and American maybe? I'm still looking. I just hope I'm not overestimating my chances. Where are you guys looking?

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:24 pm

nickc8 wrote:
ViP wrote:
nickc8 wrote:I belong here!

3.89/157

Hopefully I can get into a Tier 1...but I don't feel too confident at this point.


With that monster of a GPA, you shouldn't lose hope on the first tier.

Of course, a 157 is low by Tier-1 standards, but you're undoubtedly an anomaly with that T14 GPA.

As long as you're somewhat realistic with your expectations, your cycle may happily surprise you.


Thanks. I plan to blanket schools between 30-50 range and see what I have to work with.

When I put my numbers in LSP, I get nearly all "Considers" in that range...so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Are you applying anywhere else in T14? Seems like you have a shot at a few.
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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Mparty7441 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:25 pm

ConnArk wrote:Yep I belong in here too! 160/3.88.

Because of my lower than expected LSAT I'm in the process of building a new list of schools to apply to. The ones I'm hoping for now are SMU, George Mason, UNC, and American maybe? I'm still looking. I just hope I'm not overestimating my chances. Where are you guys looking?


I'm applying to a load of schools. I was gonna apply to 10, but I've gotten a lot of waivers so after tomorrow I'll be at 16. You can check me out on LSN, same name as here.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby jmhallah » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:16 am

3.9 / 158

depressed.. hoping to get into Indiana-Bloomington as I'm an Indiana resident..

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby ViP » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:25 pm

jmhallah wrote:3.9 / 158

depressed.. hoping to get into Indiana-Bloomington as I'm an Indiana resident..


Your numbers are fine. That GPA will take you farther than you think.

I actually like your chances at Bloomington. LSAT is above the 25th %, and your GPA is above the 75th %.

Make sure you apply EARLY, take your PS seriously, and look to write "optional" essays that express your personal interest in the school.

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby hellokitty » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:18 pm

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby beautyhide » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:21 pm

I wish I were in your shoes.
LSAT ....you can retake...but you can't redo your undergrad..
my undergrad GPA is TRAGIC i tell you..TRAGIC...




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