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

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

Postby snowballgirl » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:31 am

berkeleykel06 wrote:I hate to be a downer but this really should be the retake thread. I was squarely in you guy's position with a 166/3.95 last year.

There is absolutely nothing keeping you guys out of the T6 or the T14 w/$$ except one test that can be studied for.

Not trying again when you haven't maxed out your 3 tries is basically wasting thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarship money or career prospects. You are not maximizing your potential. Sure, you may get lucky and get into a UVA or Penn, but you'll be paying sticker there when you have no business doing so. A couple of points on the LSAT could mean a literal $100,000 (plus interest) difference. Similarly, you may get big money at a top 50 school, but why settle for this when you could get big money at a T14?

You may think you are making the best decision now, but if you're anything like me in a few months when it's time to sign your loans and the shit gets real you'll regret this decision and wish you had taken a year off to work a bit and retake, but by then it will be much more difficult to switch gears.

I love reverse splitters (yay for hard work during undergrad), but this is a really major life decision and I just wanted to give you guys my perspective. Please don't hate.

FWIW, I'm paying sticker at UVA (RD)



I am going to have to agree with HeavenWood.

Also, I believe the advice given is a touch presumptuous. Personally, as someone who is taking care of an ailing parent, I value spending as much time as I can with my family before law school. I value my time so much that chasing a number seems silly to me. As I am not swimming in debt from my prior education, paying sticker for solid legal training is not so loathsome. In conclusion, your values may not necessarily be someone else’s values.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:28 am


Sorry about Penn and UIUC Aggie. But +1 on SF's awesomeness. Beats LA by a mile.

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Well, in retrospect and looking at how many folks actually make it back to CA after training at either Penn or UIUC, (3-6%??? per USNW&R for 2 years running), I just can't justify it. So, in a way, I guess they did me a favor. I do love Illinois, their flash drive, Dean Pless's awesome transparencyness, and their sweeeet love for veterans that is lacking from Cali schools besides UCLA, but whatever =/

I am still hoping to be pulled off the WL @ UCLA - They remain my top pick. But, I am OK with UCH. Everyone I've spoken to thus far has been very pleased with their overall education there and the job prospects don't look so dour, so there's that.

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:34 pm

3.7 158

thinking about sending out some more apps

in at hofstra, seton hall, and penn state

where should i be realistically applying considering many of you have had great success this cycle with similar numbers!

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

Postby birD » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:12 pm

3.7 158

thinking about sending out some more apps

in at hofstra, seton hall, and penn state

where should i be realistically applying considering many of you have had great success this cycle with similar numbers!


Have you thought about Suffolk in Boston? I have 3.9, 159 and got a 35k per year scholarship. It's actually a pretty well regarded school in Boston too.

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:47 am

I'm a reverse splitter, even after a retake. :( But, I got into Georgetown on Friday! I'm feeling somewhat hopeful for some of the other schools. After reading this forum for far too long, I'm starting to think that that optimism might be somewhat naïve, but here's hoping.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:51 am

subtle wrote:I'm a reverse splitter, even after a retake. :( But, I got into Georgetown on Friday! I'm feeling somewhat hopeful for some of the other schools. After reading this forum for far too long, I'm starting to think that that optimism might be somewhat naïve, but here's hoping.


Oh, congratulations on Georgetown! Will it be @ sticker?

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:00 am

I mean, probably. I haven't heard anything to the contrary, and I doubt that there will be. I really wasn't expecting to get in with a 162, so I'd be somewhat shocked with any sort of offer. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for law school, but I'm fortunately in a position where I have no debt from undergrad.

Whatever. I just want to know from my other schools. I know that some are going to come back definite no's, but the waiting is driving me insane.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:04 am

subtle wrote:I mean, probably. I haven't heard anything to the contrary, and I doubt that there will be. I really wasn't expecting to get in with a 162, so I'd be somewhat shocked with any sort of offer. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for law school, but I'm fortunately in a position where I have no debt from undergrad.

Whatever. I just want to know from my other schools. I know that some are going to come back definite no's, but the waiting is driving me insane.


Considering the best I've done thus far with a 162 and a GPA way over 4.00 is a WL @ UCLA, I'd say you have some very compelling juice on your resume/CV!

I definitely echo the sentiment on wanting to hear from the rest. I wish more of mine were acceptances rather than dings/WLs. LOL.

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:12 am

All I can offer by way of explanation is that I write really well, I can charm the pants off recommenders, and I'm all kinds of underrepresented. I'm a black, Hispanic, female who identifies as LGBT.

That's all I've got. I don't know. This forum is addictive and scary all at once.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:12 am

subtle wrote:All I can offer by way of explanation is that I write really well, I can charm the pants off recommenders, and I'm all kinds of underrepresented. I'm a black, Hispanic, female who identifies as LGBT.

That's all I've got. I don't know. This forum is addictive and scary all at once.


Ah, you're a URM.

Well that'll do it. Congratulations regardless :D Do you have an LSN acct to PM me so I can play along at home? :)

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:16 am

Thanks. LSN? This forum has waaaaaaaay more acronyms than any I've ever seen before.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:17 am

subtle wrote:Thanks. LSN? This forum has waaaaaaaay more acronyms than any I've ever seen before.


Law School Numbers. It's where we write our decisions and then the super awesome people do their statistical hocus pocus and derive LSP etc. Also neat-o charts!!

lawschoolnumbers.com

it's pretty dang awesome.

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:21 am

Greaaaat. Thanks for giving me another way to obsess over this. I'm heading over right now.

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:27 am

subtle wrote:Greaaaat. Thanks for giving me another way to obsess over this. I'm heading over right now.


My pleasure. :D

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:19 pm

no love from my fellow reverse splitters!

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

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:33 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:no love from my fellow reverse splitters!


I'm a bystander in all of this. I could perhaps put up a list of schools and throw darts at them and give them to you. That's about as helpful as my advice would be.

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:36 pm

thats what ive been doing so i mean maybe you are better at darts then i am haha

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:47 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:thats what ive been doing so i mean maybe you are better at darts then i am haha


LOL, yeah I can't really help you, besides suggest McGeorge and UC Hastings, University of Arizona... it seems like you're selecting east coast-ish schools and I don't really know the markets out there. =/

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:47 pm

im looking at the west coast too! ive applied to mcgeorge so im trying to see what schools over there would accept me for me!

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:13 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:im looking at the west coast too! ive applied to mcgeorge so im trying to see what schools over there would accept me for me!


How about Pepperdine and Western, Loyola??

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Do I have a decent shot there?

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:24 pm

Mainly hastings davis or irvine as I am enticed by all of them

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:46 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:Mainly hastings davis or irvine as I am enticed by all of them


Davis might be a tough sell with a 158. Pepperdine should be in though. I bet you'd have a very good shot @ Chapman as well.

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

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:49 pm

What about hastings or irvine

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

Postby subtle » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:59 am

My friend just found out that she got rejected from Seton Hall. :( I'm not feeling very optimistic about the rest of her prospects. She just tests so poorly. :(




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