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

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

Postby Gotti » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:09 pm

Yeah 3 weeks is nothing and I really need to get a 17 MINIMALLY for schools to take me seriously since I have a 163/164 already. It'll look like luck or something if I get a 166 or 167 and they'll like average the scores. I don't think 3 weeks is enough time for me to practice and get a 170 or even a 169, so I decided not to retake. Thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it. I guess all I can hope to do is get off penn's WL or that a school I really want accepts me :)

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

Postby modmx » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:21 pm

Gemini wrote:
Gotti wrote:Today's the last day to register for the Feb LSAT...haven't done any LSAT prep since I took the October test. It's like 3 weeks away and I hardly have any material to study with since I've taken all the PTs (i've taken the LSAT twice).

Should I take it again?

Also, will it push my apps all the way to the back again??


Register only if you think you'll do better. If you need to practice, then June would be better. Your apps won't be held that long but if you do better, the score can leverage you more money at the school you end up attending.



Gotti and Gemini, I am in the same boat in regards to thought. I am considering that as a reverse splitter with good softs, I might get into a decent school but I doubt I'll receive any money.

Gemini, can you elaborate as to how I would use my June score, that I receive in July, to leverage more money? Wouldn't merit scholarships be pretty much exhausted by then?

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Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:57 pm

modmx, im actually considering retaking in June also, and i have been told that while it would hold no bearing for this cycle, if you do really well you can withdraw and reapply while taking a year off, and if u do the same there is no harm no foul

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

Postby Gotti » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:23 am

modmx wrote:Gotti and Gemini, I am in the same boat in regards to thought. I am considering that as a reverse splitter with good softs, I might get into a decent school but I doubt I'll receive any money.

Gemini, can you elaborate as to how I would use my June score, that I receive in July, to leverage more money? Wouldn't merit scholarships be pretty much exhausted by then?


Yeah your June score would be for the 2011-2012 cycle, not this one. You pretty much gotta get a really good score in February (latest) to leverage scholly money and get off WLs.

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Postby Gemini » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:26 am

Really? I kinda assumed you can take the June exam too. Not for a decision but to perhaps help with money.

Mod, I would recommend you to call the schools you've been accepted to and ask them this. They would know this more than me. :P

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Postby Gotti » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:28 am

Gemini wrote:Really? I kinda assumed you can take the June exam too. Not for a decision but to perhaps help with money.

Mod, I would recommend you to call the schools you've been accepted to and ask them this. They would know this more than me. :P

Oh I didn't think you could...my bad!!

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Postby lilliea » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:50 pm

Add two more schools to the list of schools that like me, but can't quite offer me admission. UVA and GW both put me on their waitlists today.

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

Postby polinerdemory » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:21 pm

BU
163
3.77
Non-URM

Have faith, my friends!

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

Postby Gemini » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:51 pm

polinerdemory wrote:BU
163
3.77
Non-URM

Have faith, my friends!


W-O-W! Were you accepted today?

The news from my end is sad. WL at Minn and ding at Cornell. My streak has been broken and I'm afraid this new BAD streak will continue into BU/BC. :(

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

Postby polinerdemory » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 pm

Gemini wrote:
polinerdemory wrote:BU
163
3.77
Non-URM

Have faith, my friends!


W-O-W! Were you accepted today?

The news from my end is sad. WL at Minn and ding at Cornell. My streak has been broken and I'm afraid this new BAD streak will continue into BU/BC. :(


I was accepted last Thursday. I was in awe to say the least. Looks like you got into GW and Fordham! GW rejected me today, and Fordham WL-ed me a while back. Funny how these cycles turn out. Best of luck!

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

Postby peter844 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:07 am

sojasoph wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
sojasoph wrote:splitter checking in 179/3.3


This is a REVERSE splitter thread. Reverse splitter= Low LSAT, high GPA. Example: I'm a 3.95/157. You are the exact opposite.

cool story bro


haha just reading this. Goes to show how much near perfect LSAT scores apply in reality and common sense....bro..
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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:09 am

peter844 wrote:
sojasoph wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
sojasoph wrote:splitter checking in 179/3.3


This is a REVERSE splitter thread. Reverse splitter= Low LSAT, high GPA. Example: I'm a 3.95/157. You are the exact opposite.

cool story bro


haha just reading this. Goes to show how much near perfect LSAT scores apply in reality and common sense.


I bet he lost his one point on RC.

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

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:27 am

Waitlisted at UVA today. BUMMER. I should hear from Northwestern this week (hopefully)! Wish me luck!


PS Congrats on BU thats so awesome polinerdemory!

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:53 am

In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D

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

Postby Gotti » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:59 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D

Wow!!!! Congrats Aggie!! Top 30!

ETA: would you take Hastings over UMN?

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Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:01 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D

Congrats. Minneapolis/St. Paul is a really cool area. As long as you can withstand sub zero temps and snow for a third of the year or so

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Postby pinkcamellia » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:06 am

lilliea wrote:Add two more schools to the list of schools that like me, but can't quite offer me admission. UVA and GW both put me on their waitlists today.


Hey, a WL isn't a ding! Hang in there. :D

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:09 am

Gotti wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D

Wow!!!! Congrats Aggie!! Top 30!

ETA: would you take Hastings over UMN?


Yep... Unless I get an acceptance from one of my super reaches (boalt, NU, off UCLA WL). I want to practice in California, and I suspect my chances of doing so would be much, much better going to a school in CA (outside of top 10). I also LURVE the SF bay area.

Honestly, I would've had a hard time justifying even going to UVA if they'd taken me today instead of WL'ing me. Mostly because I have this petrifying fear that I am going to go to an LS OOS and end up either not being able to pass the CA bar, or worse yet, no firms at all from CA will go to OCI at OOS School X and I'll be totally screwed.

It does feel really nice to (finally) have a fairly decently highly ranked school. LOL D: Petty, I know. =/

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

Postby Gemini » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:21 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D


Congrats, you def deserve it!!

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

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:24 am

Gemini wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:In @ U Minn and WL @ UVA.

Finally, an acceptance outside of the nether regions of tier 1 law schools.

I'd like to trade BU for UMN! :D


Congrats, you def deserve it!!


Awww, thanks Gem :DD

Sorry for not checking in on this thread in a few days, I've been inundated with crazy thesis research (woot, 12 hours at the library! At least down town is really close, Starbucks!!!) and such, plus dealing with my emo hubby crying about how hard pharmacowhatever is! LOL =]

Any news on your decisions front, Gem?

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

Postby subtle » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:27 am

I love when reverse splitters get into schools. Congrats!

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:33 am

subtle wrote:I love when reverse splitters get into schools. Congrats!


It was a bit of a relief to know I'm not a completely terrible applicant. Heh. =/

I've never had a problem with my self-esteem until I started this process.

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

Postby subtle » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:35 am

That's because the entire law school process is actually horrible. Applying to undergrad wasn't this bad.

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:39 am

subtle wrote:That's because the entire law school process is actually horrible. Applying to undergrad wasn't this bad.


LOL... yeah that it is.

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

Postby subtle » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:42 am

It's the whole not knowing thing. For undergrad, I knew on a certain date at a certain time I was going to have an emailed decision in my inbox, and on that date at that time, there it was.




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