john7234797 wrote:guano wrote:jvincent11 wrote:Class of 2015
LSAT 25th 50th 75th
Penn: 164 170 171
UVA: 164 170 171
NU: 164 170 171
With law school apps down even more from last year with the biggest reduction in the applications scoring in the 170-174 range, are reverse splitters finally going to be rewarded for those 4 years of sacrifice and dedication?? I guess my question real question is does a 165 and a 3.9 actually give an application >50% chance at these schools?
no, it'll make splitters more valuable than ever and reverse splitters less valuable (less high LSAT scores to help balance low LSAT scores)
But if they take a bunch of splitters they need some reverse-splitters too to balance out the GPA hit so that median doesn't fall too far. Both should see a slight boost, which is expected with applications down...
That's kind of like saying "I have a good chance at dating a supermodel because a supermodel needs a man, and I'm a man." The boost to splitters is/will be much, much larger due to relative scarcity.