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

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:20 pm
by fidesverita
So far it looks like regular splitters are doing pretty well with the T10 (high lsat, low GPAs).

Hopefully there's good news for us reverse splitters after the holidays...

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

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:45 pm
by azukibeanlove
nickc8 wrote:
azukibeanlove wrote:
nickc8 wrote:3.89/157

So far...

In at: UCincy, Santa Clara, and McGeorge

Held for further review at: Ohio State (first choice)

Rejected at: Illinois


Oh wow, I almost have the same stats as you - 3.89/158
I haven't heard back from Santa Clara though. :/


I wouldn't worry...it would be odd if you didn't get into Santa Clara. Best of luck with your cycle!


Hopefully. What do you think of Davis / Hastings?

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

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:01 pm
by nickc8
azukibeanlove wrote:
Hopefully. What do you think of Davis / Hastings?


I didn't even bother with Hastings. If you are a URM, you might stand a chance there. Davis is a crapshoot...I'm not expecting much, but maybe a waitlist. I think, for us, it comes down to our softs/personal statement to differentiate from the crowd.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:22 pm
by azukibeanlove
nickc8 wrote:
azukibeanlove wrote:
Hopefully. What do you think of Davis / Hastings?


I didn't even bother with Hastings. If you are a URM, you might stand a chance there. Davis is a crapshoot...I'm not expecting much, but maybe a waitlist. I think, for us, it comes down to our softs/personal statement to differentiate from the crowd.


Yeah I'm not a URM :( but I did apply to LEOP. Ugh Davis is pissing me off because I submitted my application on Nov. 6, but it's STILL awaiting evaluation. WTF?!

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

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:11 am
by 1armedscissor
3.9 / 163 / strong softs (prestigious natl scholarship)

In at Penn RD :)
Good luck guys

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

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:38 am
by mjapplying
158/ 3.77
In at George Mason- RD full time
was not expecting this at all

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

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:25 am
by nyskidude
163/3.84.

So far my big acceptances have been Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Rejected at GULC, waitlisted at Notre Dame and Virginia (actually excited that I was even waitlisted there).

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

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:25 pm
by JOThompson
159/3.74 with unusual, but not necessarily strong, softs. I'm very happy about being accepted to Minnesota and Iowa. When I posted my naive "What are my chances?" thread, a few folks told me to not bother with even with T1. Anyhow, good luck to all my fellow high GPA splitters.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:08 pm
by Cosmo Kramer
starchinkilt wrote:3.71/158 here

applying to buffalo, maine, and penn st.



you can ride in my boat if you want (3.70/158) applying to pitt, temple, fordham, IU, etc. Anyone else thinking about a retake in February after applying this cycle?

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

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:20 pm
by Mparty7441
158/3.75

Accepted:
Buffalo w/$$
Cincy (Don't know about $$)
Quinnipiac (Don't know about $$)

Rejected:
Illinois

On hold:
Iowa

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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:58 pm
by FireFly289
Wow - wish I had found this site earlier. I've really got a substantial reverse splitter problem. 3.9 from a top 10 school with an MA, 3 years of work experience, great recs, but a 155 on the LSAT. I do have a history of standardized tests not predicting my success in school all along which I have included in an addendum. Just to confirm my suspicions, do I have a chance at Tulane or UMD? Does anyone have any success stories with being a real reverse splitter and a non-URM that still frequents these boards?

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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:05 pm
by hey123
155/166 3.8

IN
minnesota $
BU
Northwestern ED

Go reverse splitters!

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

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:47 pm
by mountaineerlaw
Glad I found my home, I'm a 3.8//157.

I put in my apps to a scattering of a couple of T30s (ha not holding my breath), a bunch between 50-100, and a couple safeties. Hopefully I'll hear back before too long.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:54 am
by MBZags
3.88/163/(December score?)

In at:
Cincinnati with $$
Washington & Lee

And I'm waiting on a bunch of schools.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:28 pm
by chango
Hello, comrades.

157/3.95


Kinda crazy, because I was in the top 5% for SAT and GRE. I really didn't expect a 157. Had my heart set on USC, but oh well. Can always transfer out after my first year if my grades are good enough and my heart is still set.

And to preempt, I don't want to retake. If I put law school off a year, I'll chicken out.

Have to stay in SoCal, so that really only leaves me Loyola and Southwestern. (Pepperdine and Chapman aren't exactly the best environments for a gay man).

Loyola would be great (I think), and I'm starting to warm to Southwestern.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:35 pm
by savesthedayajb
chango wrote:Hello, comrades.

157/3.95


Kinda crazy, because I was in the top 5% for SAT and GRE. I really didn't expect a 157. Had my heart set on USC, but oh well. Can always transfer out after my first year if my grades are good enough and my heart is still set.

And to preempt, I don't want to retake. If I put law school off a year, I'll chicken out.

Have to stay in SoCal, so that really only leaves me Loyola and Southwestern. (Pepperdine and Chapman aren't exactly the best environments for a gay man).

Loyola would be great (I think), and I'm starting to warm to Southwestern.



Loyola >>>>>Southwestern Be smart about this.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:42 pm
by chango
care to elucidate?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:35 am
by JOE!
savesthedayajb wrote:
chango wrote:Hello, comrades.

157/3.95


Kinda crazy, because I was in the top 5% for SAT and GRE. I really didn't expect a 157. Had my heart set on USC, but oh well. Can always transfer out after my first year if my grades are good enough and my heart is still set.

And to preempt, I don't want to retake. If I put law school off a year, I'll chicken out.

Have to stay in SoCal, so that really only leaves me Loyola and Southwestern. (Pepperdine and Chapman aren't exactly the best environments for a gay man).

Loyola would be great (I think), and I'm starting to warm to Southwestern.


Loyola >>>>>Southwestern Be smart about this.


I chose Chapman with a full ride over Loyola with a decent scholarship, and I would do it again, but it depends on what you're looking for. I wasn't aiming for biglaw and want to work in Orange County, so it made sense. Plus I just felt like Chapman was a better fit, which is more important than 0L's tend to think.

As for Chapman not being a good environment for a gay man, I'm curious what makes you think that. While Dean Eastman is conservative, I wouldn't call it a conservative school. Both the students and faculty are pretty well distributed across the political spectrum.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:52 am
by Tarheelborn&bred
Splitter too..so glad I'm not the only one!
3.8/157 Funny how one test means more than 3 years of work.
In at U of Kentucky as an out of state resident, so if you consider top 100 as T1, then there is hope for everyone.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:34 am
by chango
JOE! wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:
chango wrote:Hello, comrades.

157/3.95


Kinda crazy, because I was in the top 5% for SAT and GRE. I really didn't expect a 157. Had my heart set on USC, but oh well. Can always transfer out after my first year if my grades are good enough and my heart is still set.

And to preempt, I don't want to retake. If I put law school off a year, I'll chicken out.

Have to stay in SoCal, so that really only leaves me Loyola and Southwestern. (Pepperdine and Chapman aren't exactly the best environments for a gay man).

Loyola would be great (I think), and I'm starting to warm to Southwestern.


Loyola >>>>>Southwestern Be smart about this.


I chose Chapman with a full ride over Loyola with a decent scholarship, and I would do it again, but it depends on what you're looking for. I wasn't aiming for biglaw and want to work in Orange County, so it made sense. Plus I just felt like Chapman was a better fit, which is more important than 0L's tend to think.

As for Chapman not being a good environment for a gay man, I'm curious what makes you think that. While Dean Eastman is conservative, I wouldn't call it a conservative school. Both the students and faculty are pretty well distributed across the political spectrum.


Well, for one thing, http://www.lsac.org/SpecialInterests/lgbt-chart.asp

One out of five is pretty abysmal.

I'm curious, do you know any LGBT students at Chapman, Joe?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:30 pm
by JOE!
Hmm... LSAC's information is definitely incorrect. I don't know about LGBT faculty and administration, but there definitely is an LGBT student organization called Outlaw: http://www.chapman.edu/law/students/outlaw/. I do know a couple LGBT students

There's also at least 1 LGBT specific course. You can browse the course descriptions here: http://www.chapman.edu/law/programs/courses.asp. The only course that seems directly LGBT specific is Sexuality, Gender Identification, and the Law, although some other courses probably address the same issues (like Law and Social Sciences).

I'm biased in pushing Chapman, but I'd urge you to contact someone from Outlaw; they could probably address your concerns a lot more specifically. Or feel free to PM me with any questions.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:49 pm
by pinkhearts
what do you think the threshold is on the lsat here for the splitting? i have 3.84/167 and based on the medians it looks like a split. any experience with those stats out there? i'm asian/haupa so i am not getting any URM traction either.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:30 am
by actingchick25
3.97/161, In at the University of MN!

It can happen, everyone told me it was quite the long-shot!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:09 am
by im_blue
pinkhearts wrote:what do you think the threshold is on the lsat here for the splitting? i have 3.84/167 and based on the medians it looks like a split. any experience with those stats out there? i'm asian/haupa so i am not getting any URM traction either.


Your numbers should be competitive for Cornell, Michigan, and Northwestern (with WE).

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

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:30 pm
by azukibeanlove
Hey everyone,

My numbers are 3.9/158 - not an impressive LSAT score, but got into UC Hastings on Jan. 7th (yes, I'm that person on LSN). I remember someone telling me to not bother with Hastings or Davis with my score, but I applied anyway - I have nothing to lose, right? I applied to Hastings' LEOP, but I got in through first cycle without LEOP, meaning that LSAT SCORE ISN'T EVERYTHING, AND GPA DOES COUNT. So to all my fellow reverse splitters - have faith!! Our hard work will pay off :)

Good luck to everyone's cycles!