3.3/170

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:52 pm

i totally agree, rad_law. i feel awful and was pretty much blindsided.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:54 pm

I think you should have a few people look over your PS/resume before you apply to other schools.

How well did you know your LOR writers?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:58 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:I think you should have a few people look over your PS/resume before you apply to other schools.

How well did you know your LOR writers?


i would be shocked if my LORs were hurting me. i've only read one of the two, which was glowing, and the other professor taught me for 3 classes, and we were very friendly.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:00 pm

rad law wrote:Something's bugging me about the outright ding. Something's gotta be up with this.


+1. This seems really out of character for UVA.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby Chants » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:03 pm

I asked my LOR writers to submit their letters to LSAC and send them to me via email "so I can send them to those schools that do not utilize LSAC." I had no reason to assume they would be anything but positive but I wanted to screen them all the same...

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Chants wrote:I asked my LOR writers to submit their letters to LSAC and send them to me via email "so I can send them to those schools that do not utilize
LSAC." I had no reason to assume they would be anything but positive but I wanted to screen them all the same...


That is extremely shady.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
Chants wrote:I asked my LOR writers to submit their letters to LSAC and send them to me via email "so I can send them to those schools that do not utilize
LSAC." I had no reason to assume they would be anything but positive but I wanted to screen them all the same...


That is extremely shady.


haha +1. that would make me feel awful. lying during the app process seems like a great start for a career in a profession based on ethics!

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby Chants » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:08 pm

Reading LORs before you send them off to schools that will determine your immediate if not entire future....shady? If you say so... :roll:

Lying? What if I decide to apply to a school that does not utilize lsac down the road? "Lying" is a bit harsh. And best of luck saving the world with your supreme lawyer ethics.
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Re: 3.3/170

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:09 pm

As mentioned above, it may have to do with your references/recommendations or other non-hard elements contained in your application. Or it may be due to a surge of very highly qualified applicants this year to Virginia.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Chants wrote:Reading LORs before you send them off to schools that will determine your immediate if not entire future....shady? If you say so... :roll:

Lying? What if I decide to apply to a school that does not utilize lsac down the road? "Lying" is a bit harsh. And best of luck saving the world with your supreme lawyer ethics.


It wouldn't be shady if you had been honest about your reasons for wanting to see the letters.

Lying is what it is.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby Chants » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:14 pm

Anyway, back on topic- looking into your LORs might not be a bad idea going forward with t14's. It will at least put your mind at ease that those are not the issue. Good luck with the rest of your cycle OP.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:19 pm

thanks, chants. in no way did i mean to imply that i am the ultimate ethicist, only that you weren't entirely forthright with your recommendation writers.

everyone else:
with similar numbers, would you all attend the best school you were accepted to or seek out $$$ from a lower ranked school?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:24 pm

mteevin wrote:thanks, chants. in no way did i mean to imply that i am the ultimate ethicist, only that you weren't entirely forthright with your recommendation writers.

everyone else:
with similar numbers, would you all attend the best school you were accepted to or seek out $$$ from a lower ranked school?


I have very similar numbers (170/3.4) and I'm EDing to Duke, so I guess that answers your question. If Duke doesn't come through, I'll seriously consider switching my UVA app to ED- but I'd also like to see what happens with Vandy.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:26 pm

beachbum wrote:
mteevin wrote:thanks, chants. in no way did i mean to imply that i am the ultimate ethicist, only that you weren't entirely forthright with your recommendation writers.

everyone else:
with similar numbers, would you all attend the best school you were accepted to or seek out $$$ from a lower ranked school?


I have very similar numbers (170/3.4) and I'm EDing to Duke, so I guess that answers your question. If Duke doesn't come through, I'll seriously consider switching my UVA app to ED- but I'd also like to see what happens with Vandy.


i'm also an economics major -- saw your profile on LSN. are you in the south? just curious why you're sticking to one region, primarily.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:33 pm

mteevin wrote:
beachbum wrote:
mteevin wrote:thanks, chants. in no way did i mean to imply that i am the ultimate ethicist, only that you weren't entirely forthright with your recommendation writers.

everyone else:
with similar numbers, would you all attend the best school you were accepted to or seek out $$$ from a lower ranked school?


I have very similar numbers (170/3.4) and I'm EDing to Duke, so I guess that answers your question. If Duke doesn't come through, I'll seriously consider switching my UVA app to ED- but I'd also like to see what happens with Vandy.


i'm also an economics major -- saw your profile on LSN. are you in the south? just curious why you're sticking to one region, primarily.


Nah, I'm in Missouri. Several of the schools I'm interested in (Duke, Vandy) just happen to be in the south, though I'm definitely a fan of the region in general.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:09 pm

Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby mteevin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:15 pm

CaliMizzou, a TLSer who's also on LSN got accepted with a 3.31/170. Thought that gave me a pretty good chance.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:18 pm

mteevin wrote:CaliMizzou, a TLSer who's also on LSN got accepted with a 3.31/170. Thought that gave me a pretty good chance.


Any idea if he is a Virginia resident?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:19 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?


http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Yeah, you must have done something horribly wrong to get straight up rejected. Either that or you are the unluckiest applicant ever. Did you sleep with the dean's wife or something?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby im_blue » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:58 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?

They are definitely not raising their median to 171 this year, otherwise we would being seeing tons of 3.84-/170 WLs. Also, the number of October test takers was down 10.5% compared to last year, so it's unlikely that they'll get enough 171s to raise their median.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:59 pm

im_blue wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?

They are definitely not raising their median to 171 this year, otherwise we would being seeing tons of 3.84-/170 WLs. Also, the number of October test takers was down 10.5% compared to last year, so it's unlikely that they'll get enough 171s to raise their median.


So OP just got royally screwed?

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:03 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
im_blue wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?

They are definitely not raising their median to 171 this year, otherwise we would being seeing tons of 3.84-/170 WLs. Also, the number of October test takers was down 10.5% compared to last year, so it's unlikely that they'll get enough 171s to raise their median.


So OP just got royally screwed?


Yeah, somethin like that.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby cjr52 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:24 pm

beachbum wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
im_blue wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Is UVA trying to raise their LSAT median to 171 this year?

Does anyone know of any 170/3.4ish applicants this cycle who ED'ed and got responses?

They are definitely not raising their median to 171 this year, otherwise we would being seeing tons of 3.84-/170 WLs. Also, the number of October test takers was down 10.5% compared to last year, so it's unlikely that they'll get enough 171s to raise their median.


So OP just got royally screwed?


Yeah, somethin like that.


I have the exact same numbers and I'm gonna send in my ED app this weekend... now I'm nervous.

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Re: 3.3/170

Postby irishman86 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:46 pm

It's not looking pretty at the T-14. Retake for a 174+?




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