sinfiery wrote:Well, the safety net would be the reason. This 3.1/174 has Gtown at 200k as his best choice this cycle and that's all.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=209739
Though I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, I don't think it is that bad of an idea if you are wanting to work into a market UVA places.
It's not a safety net if you're setting a ceiling for yourself. The safety net is waiting a year and THEN ED-ing UVA. Just because one guy with a 3.1/174 had a bad cycle doesn't mean you should limit your own opportunities. I outperformed a lot of people with better stats than me because of the small things -- doing all the addenda and REALLY polishing them, doing optional interviews, applying as early as possible, writing a decent PS. I also know other people with similar stats who did the same thing and had similar levels of success.
I think my point is this: yes, it's scary to be a splitter. Everyone's cycle is slightly different, it's hard to predict. But the lack of predictabiilty is exactly WHY this person should not ED to UVA. They might be robbing themselves of an amazing cycle and great opportunities. Why settle and limit yourself? Work your fucking ass off and do the best you can to give yourself the best opportunity possible.