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

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

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:38 am

Advice to everyone in this thread:

Retake.

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

Postby ATR » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:17 am

whymeohgodno wrote:Advice to everyone in this thread:

Retake.

I'm heeding your advice... 3.89/164, retaking in December.

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

Postby JOThompson » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:58 am

atresia wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Advice to everyone in this thread:

Retake.

I'm heeding your advice... 3.89/164, retaking in December.

Generally sound advice, but be aware that a tiny increase of one point may not outweigh the disadvantage of having a late review of your application.

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

Postby queenlizzie13 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:15 am

JOThompson wrote:
atresia wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Advice to everyone in this thread:

Retake.

I'm heeding your advice... 3.89/164, retaking in December.

Generally sound advice, but be aware that a tiny increase of one point may not outweigh the disadvantage of having a late review of your application.


If I'm not happy with my cycle, I will be retaking again in June...

That way applications will be reviewed early once again. Otherwise, if I get into places I really want to go then I will be going next fall. If not, I will wait one more year and hope I rock the LSAT (3rd time's the charm maybe?)

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

Postby minuit » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Just wanted to stop by and say helloooooo :) It's taken me many months to let go of the fact that my LSAT is not what I planned on... and I don't think I'm totally over it yet. It's been over a year now! Let's all support each other <3

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

Postby ATR » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:34 pm

JOThompson wrote:Generally sound advice, but be aware that a tiny increase of one point may not outweigh the disadvantage of having a late review of your application.

True, but I'm going to raise my score past 165 for sure. I fucked up a LG that held me back from a 168. If I improve a little on everything, 170 is in play.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:14 am

I'm checking in, 4.01/162.

If I'm not satisfied with this cycle, I'll be re-taking in June and wondering what to do with myself for a year while I wait. Get into *really* good shape, I guess. Lots of pilates and spinning time...

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

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:22 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I'm checking in, 4.01/162.

If I'm not satisfied with this cycle, I'll be re-taking in June and wondering what to do with myself for a year while I wait. Get into *really* good shape, I guess. Lots of pilates and spinning time...


Have faith! I was worried about the same thing but I'm already into a T15. Just be patient! Some schools give us reverse splitters more credit (esp with challenging course load/academic institution/good softs!)

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

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:13 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I'm checking in, 4.01/162.

If I'm not satisfied with this cycle, I'll be re-taking in June and wondering what to do with myself for a year while I wait. Get into *really* good shape, I guess. Lots of pilates and spinning time...


Have faith! I was worried about the same thing but I'm already into a T15. Just be patient! Some schools give us reverse splitters more credit (esp with challenging course load/academic institution/good softs!)


Swimmergirl, since you got into UT at Austin, may I ask what undergraduate institution you attended, and what major you were?

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

Postby treeborn » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:24 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I'm checking in, 4.01/162.

If I'm not satisfied with this cycle, I'll be re-taking in June and wondering what to do with myself for a year while I wait. Get into *really* good shape, I guess. Lots of pilates and spinning time...


This is my plan. 3.9/163. Applying at reaches in the T14, and will retake in June if my cycle isn't acceptable to me.

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

Postby LawLucy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:33 pm

ViP wrote: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.


+1

oh the pain of it all....

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

Postby LawLucy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:44 pm

aulburch wrote:
aPosseAdEsse wrote:
aulburch wrote:3.9 / 158 / 2 years WE as an investment banker and state judicial clerk

In:
UPenn (WL Accepted, 7/01)
George Washington (WL Accepted, May)
William and Mary

Out:
NYU
Cornell
USC
UCLA
Emory

WL:
Yale (Rejected)
Columbia (Rejected)
UVA (Withdrew)
Duke (Rejected)
Georgetown (Rejected)
Vanderbilt (Withdrew)
Notre Dame (Withdrew)
Washington and Lee (Withdrew)



I'm looking at your numbers and feeling a tad confused. You were accepted at Penn, and waitlisted at Yale and Columbia with a 158? Simply out of curiousity, are you a URM?


Ummm, no. Thanks for looking at my numbers and not thinking that I'm qualified to go to Penn based on my own merits. I'm so tired of everyone on TLS thinking it's impossible to go a top law school with one blemish on your academic record. For a 23 year old, I've done quite a few things in and outside of the classroom that more than justify going to Penn (fundraising over $4 million in DC, working for an investment bank and private equity group for 2 years, helping found a start-up company to assist NGOs, scoring a pre-law school state judicial clerkship, graduating MCL/PBK from a Top 5 school). It just goes to show that you shouldn't be discouraged from applying to schools because of the opinion of others. If you know you have the ability to excel and a record that demonstrates it, apply wherever you deem fit.

FYI: People with LSATs as low as 152 got into Yale last year. Regardless of race, those people were qualified to attend the top law school in the country.

Enjoy the online rat race. I'm resting up before 1L.



Dear GOD that was well said. Thank you.

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

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:15 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I'm checking in, 4.01/162.

If I'm not satisfied with this cycle, I'll be re-taking in June and wondering what to do with myself for a year while I wait. Get into *really* good shape, I guess. Lots of pilates and spinning time...


Have faith! I was worried about the same thing but I'm already into a T15. Just be patient! Some schools give us reverse splitters more credit (esp with challenging course load/academic institution/good softs!)


Swimmergirl, since you got into UT at Austin, may I ask what undergraduate institution you attended, and what major you were?


Sure thing. I'll PM you!

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

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:42 am

Just got into American today - 161/3.88...Nice to have a first acceptance in the bank.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:58 am

Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).

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

Postby Spinozist21 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:06 am

Again, I am not sure if I count as a reverse splitter or what I count as.

158, 3.5LSAC GPA (although I wrote an addendum that my GPA should be considered 3.7 as that would be what it was without one bad semester the semester after I transferred schools).

I have applied/plan to apply:
Wisconsin
Iowa
American
Pittsburgh, ED
Penn State--accepted
Villanova
Case
Ohio State

I would really like to apply to some others, but I just do not see how I can get into a top 20...although academically I think I match up well, I just suck at standardized tests.

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

Postby Spinozist21 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:10 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


I had considered applying to UIC, but I just didn't see how a 158 would make the cut.

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

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:10 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


It's called being a URM lololol.

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

Postby Spinozist21 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:14 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


It's called being a URM lololol.


Well, that seems like an incorrect generalization.

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

Postby DeeCee » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:27 am

3.95 UGPA, 4.0 GGPA, 157, applied to:

American
GW
GTown
UNC
Pace (I want to do enviro law)
Northeastern--fee waiver
UMaryland--fee waiver
UVA--fee waiver
Cornell--fee waiver
Penn--fee waiver
UMichigan--fee waiver

Let me emphasize that I do not count on getting in most of the schools I have fee waivers to.....though it's worth knowing where you stand for $12 a piece. I pretty much have no idea where I'll get in to so we'll see what happens!

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:44 am

Spinozist21 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


I had considered applying to UIC, but I just didn't see how a 158 would make the cut.


You should apply even now. Go check out the thread w/ Dean Pless...

It'll only cost you $12, and you might make the cut, you have no idea.

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

Postby JOThompson » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:11 am

Spinozist21 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


I had considered applying to UIC, but I just didn't see how a 158 would make the cut.

The school takes a few reverse splitters. I was on the waitlist as a 159/3.74/non-URM. Before the trolls arrive to crucify me, let me point out that getting waitlisted is different than having a real shot at admission. Still, I'd encourage you to try.

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

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:12 am

Spinozist21 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


It's called being a URM lololol.


Well, that seems like an incorrect generalization.


No, it's pretty correct, actually (barring hyper-amazing softs on par with curing cancer).

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

Postby jwrash » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:20 am

HeavenWood wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Congrats Lizzie... I'm still waiting! Grr...

And re: Low LSAT scores... Indeed, Dean Pless at UIC even stated that last year, they accepted scores as low as 147 (albeit not many of them).


It's called being a URM lololol.


Well, that seems like an incorrect generalization.


No, it's pretty correct, actually (barring hyper-amazing softs on par with curing cancer).

+1

I must, however, disagree with your assumption that any soft is "on par" with curing cancer. :wink:

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

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:22 am

jwrash wrote:I must, however, disagree with your assumption that any soft is "on par" with curing cancer. :wink:


What about curing AIDs or solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?




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