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sportsstar1234
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Top 30 Law School

Postby sportsstar1234 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:13 pm

Hello All,

I have currently been waitlisted from and rejected from several top 30 law schools. LSAT is 154 and gpa is 3.80 I am wondering if any of the schools will admit students with a high gpa but low lsat. Why would some schools waitlist and some schools reject students like me? Also, why would a top school admit a student with a low lsat - wouldn't it hurt their ranking and reputation?

WashU - Waitlisted
Emory - Waitlisted
BC - Rejected
Fordham - Rejected

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zozin
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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby zozin » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:17 pm

How much time did you spend studying for the LSAT? Don't waste that GPA with that LSAT score.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby sportsstar1234 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:21 pm

Why would a top 30 school waitlist or admit (if it happens) a student like me? Wouldn't the low lsat hurt their rankings?

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Borhas » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:24 pm

sportsstar1234 wrote:Why would a top 30 school waitlist or admit (if it happens) a student like me? Wouldn't the low lsat hurt their rankings?


yes but it would help their GPA rankings

also to take your money

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:26 pm

zozin wrote:How much time did you spend studying for the LSAT? Don't waste that GPA with that LSAT score.


Agreed. With a 3.8 and a solid LSAT score (160+) you could potentially get into some really good schools. I'd retake the LSAT, but study more strategically the second time around.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby sportsstar1234 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:29 pm

I was just asking why these schools would admit someone like me (if they do), why a school would admit a reverse splitter when it could hurt ranking?

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:30 pm

sportsstar1234 wrote:I was just asking why these schools would admit someone like me (if they do), why a school would admit a reverse splitter when it could hurt ranking?


Because they will then admit some slacker with a 2.9/168 to balance you out.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Nova » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:03 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
sportsstar1234 wrote:I was just asking why these schools would admit someone like me (if they do), why a school would admit a reverse splitter when it could hurt ranking?


Because they will then admit some slacker with a 2.9/168 to balance you out.



Lol. Yes.

Op, retake the LSAT. Use the same level of dedication you did in undergrad on the LSAT and I'm sure you will be fine. The LSAT is arguably more important than 4 years of college. You should treat it as such.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Br3v » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:05 am

zozin wrote:How much time did you spend studying for the LSAT? Don't waste that GPA with that LSAT score.


I have found I spend a majority of my time on TLS saying this

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby rickgrimes69 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:46 pm

zozin wrote:How much time did you spend studying for the LSAT? Don't waste that GPA with that LSAT score.


Agreed. Retaking is TCR.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Easy-E » Mon May 07, 2012 3:59 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
sportsstar1234 wrote:I was just asking why these schools would admit someone like me (if they do), why a school would admit a reverse splitter when it could hurt ranking?


Because they will then admit some slacker with a 2.9/168 to balance you out.



C'mon man that shit hurts.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon May 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Worth noting that OP was admitted to Emory with a 3.8/154 non-URM. Applications are down this year so opportunities are up for marginal candidates & splitters/reverse splitters & full pay students.

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Re: Top 30 Law School

Postby Chucky21 » Mon May 07, 2012 5:10 pm

emarxnj wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
sportsstar1234 wrote:I was just asking why these schools would admit someone like me (if they do), why a school would admit a reverse splitter when it could hurt ranking?


Because they will then admit some slacker with a 2.9/168 to balance you out.



C'mon man that shit hurts.


The truth always does.




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