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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT discrepancies
« on: July 02, 2007, 12:51:10 PM »
Rude...
i wasn't asking at all being rude, but those numbers are almost identical to mine and i have really written off any top 50 schools, as i am a white male, but if she is a white female, maybe i should reconsider and try a few long shots.

There is more to an app than LSAT/GPA/race.

Also, take some shots, there is only one surefire way to not get in...
sure there is, but affirmative action, being the joke it is, lets very unqualified people into schools based on race. not socioeconomic factors, but race and race alone. being a white male i dont have that going for me, hence the reason i asked about race.

You also have to admit that Law Schools don't want assholes in their classes. With a perspective like that, I'd admit a retarded monkey with a 123 over you.

I've never met a retarded monkey who wasn't an a-hole.  Come on, man.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Low Score for June LSAT
« on: July 01, 2007, 11:01:44 PM »
If I retake it in Sept it would be my third time!! Wouldn't that look bad? My score will not come in until Oct. 22. I heard it's better to turn in your appilcation early.

You're better off with a third, good score than a 141.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Low Score for June LSAT
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:48:39 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone did well for their June LSAT. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to get in anywhere with a 141 on my LSAT. 

Sign up for September and a prep course.

Eat, sleep, study until then.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: CURVES...
« on: May 26, 2007, 03:30:54 PM »
Its a titty bar over here

Here too...only instead of pole-dancing, they jiggle on an elliptical...

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Rickster is the authority on who is a splitter and who is not.

Somebody in another thread awhile ago posted a little formula... I thought that was pretty good.

Anyway, I think that if you are above the 75th LSAT and below the 25th GPA for your targets, reaches, and most or all of your safeties, you're a splitter.

Damn right, I am!

No, seriously.  See my editted entry above...I'm not trying to be an ass, I promise.

Here's the deal: I don't consider myself in the same league as someone like Moni/Mini, numbers-wise.  To call us both splitters is inconsistent, I feel.  Maybe she's a Splitter and I'm a Deep Splitter.  I don't know.

Like jolie said, we can keep arguing, but in the end it doesn't matter.  25th-75th makes a sense, but you still get too relative to be consistent.

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I'm somewhat of a splitter (3.39/175).  My cycle is officially done (details in sig and lsn).  Michigan definitely seems to be one of the more splitter friendly law schools.
With very similar numbers to Moni/Mini, I'm going to Michigan, too!  177/3.41

You're not splitters.  It's not relative.  It's a low GPA with a high LSAT.

Low GPA is relative.

No, it's not.  Just because you think you should have a higher GPA doesn't make yours low.

EDIT: The only reason I bring it up is that people are starting to make their way to the boards for next year's cycle.  When we speak of "Splitter-friendly" schools, someone with my numbers would be completely remiss to apply to some of the schools that people like Moni and Johnny have gotten into.  They may apply, but to have any realistic idea that they'll get in is silly.  If we're using a label, it should be consistent and generally accurate.

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I'm somewhat of a splitter (3.39/175).  My cycle is officially done (details in sig and lsn).  Michigan definitely seems to be one of the more splitter friendly law schools.
With very similar numbers to Moni/Mini, I'm going to Michigan, too!  177/3.41

You're not splitters.  It's not relative.  It's a low GPA with a high LSAT.

What's the cutoff for a low GPA?

Certainly not 3.4.

I could come up with an arbitrary number, for sure, but I think the most liberal of standards doesn't go too much past 3.25.

But I'm just saying, a 176 and 3.4 doesn't make one a splitter...just like a 154 and 1.7 doesn't either.

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I'm somewhat of a splitter (3.39/175).  My cycle is officially done (details in sig and lsn).  Michigan definitely seems to be one of the more splitter friendly law schools.
With very similar numbers to Moni/Mini, I'm going to Michigan, too!  177/3.41

You're not splitters.  It's not relative.  It's a low GPA with a high LSAT.

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While I'm thinking about it...Paul1454 and Sisterjanet are joining me at Tennessee.

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Congrats, MCB!

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