How many schools do TLS members apply to?

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby TheThriller » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I should have applied to Northwestern.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby westphillybandr » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:38 pm

paglababa wrote:
westphillybandr wrote:I applied to 3. If I didn't get into one of the three, I knew I wasn't going. But it depends on what your other options are.


Due to location?


No. Due to the fact that I wanted biglaw and I knew where I was competitive with my stats.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby 0831kf » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:24 pm

11 out of T14 (except Yale, Stanford, Berkeley) because I just thought Yale was impossible and I didn't want to go to West. And out of T14, only applied to Fordham and GWU as safety.

13 in the end.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:32 pm

Two. But I was only serious about one. Fortunately, I was successful.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby 0831kf » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:57 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Two. But I was only serious about one. Fortunately, I was successful.


Wow, that's good.

Honestly, if my number wasn't good enough to try to Harvard and CCN, I would've ED somewhere, get the result back early and have a peaceful mind (assuming I got in...).

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:24 am

Honestly never entertained the thought of applying outside the T14, which in retrospect was the right decision for the wrong reasons. Didn't apply to Yale or Stanford (GPA), Northwestern (K-JD) or Berkeley (fuck Berkeley), so it wound up being 10. Looking back, applying to Cornell was probably a waste because I would have gone to GULC over Cornell in a heartbeat. Always assumed my cycle would be CC if it went decent-to-well, NV if it went mediocre-to-decent, and GULC if it went rather poorly, but that was before I was aware of just how extensive merit money can be even when an applicant is relatively unremarkable.

LSAC said the median number of applications was seven. I'd guess for the TLS types (neurotic, by and large), it's in the 11-15 range.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby jselson » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:38 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:LSAC said the median number of applications was seven. I'd guess for the TLS types (neurotic, by and large), it's in the 11-15 range.


Basically. But you hear that it's all a numbers game, that schools need you more than you need them, but when push comes to shove, you doubt it and over apply. It's risk management, you never know, etc. It's also interesting how different law school admissions is from PhD programs.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby paglababa » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:08 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Honestly never entertained the thought of applying outside the T14, which in retrospect was the right decision for the wrong reasons. Didn't apply to Yale or Stanford (GPA), Northwestern (K-JD) or Berkeley (fuck Berkeley), so it wound up being 10. Looking back, applying to Cornell was probably a waste because I would have gone to GULC over Cornell in a heartbeat. Always assumed my cycle would be CC if it went decent-to-well, NV if it went mediocre-to-decent, and GULC if it went rather poorly, but that was before I was aware of just how extensive merit money can be even when an applicant is relatively unremarkable.

LSAC said the median number of applications was seven. I'd guess for the TLS types (neurotic, by and large), it's in the 11-15 range.


lol. I feel like most of the people in this thread share this sentiment. I think B is a good school, but being from the east coast, not sure if I'll apply either.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:10 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:Applied to 18, paid full application fee for 2. I was originally only going to apply to 13 or 14, but TLS convinced me to apply to others for scholly negotiation purposes.


How did this work out for you? I planned to apply to a few schools that are simiilarly ranked with the ones I want to attend, in the hopes that I can use competing offers to get more cash.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:28 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Applied to 18, paid full application fee for 2. I was originally only going to apply to 13 or 14, but TLS convinced me to apply to others for scholly negotiation purposes.


How did this work out for you? I planned to apply to a few schools that are simiilarly ranked with the ones I want to attend, in the hopes that I can use competing offers to get more cash.


Negotiations proved somewhat fruitful for some of the lower ranked T14s, but ironically enough, I didn't end up leveraging schollies that much.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:53 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Applied to 18, paid full application fee for 2. I was originally only going to apply to 13 or 14, but TLS convinced me to apply to others for scholly negotiation purposes.


How did this work out for you? I planned to apply to a few schools that are simiilarly ranked with the ones I want to attend, in the hopes that I can use competing offers to get more cash.


Negotiations proved somewhat fruitful for some of the lower ranked T14s, but ironically enough, I didn't end up leveraging schollies that much.


By "ironically enough," do you mean you got into Stanford?

Eta: ;)

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:31 pm

jselson wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:LSAC said the median number of applications was seven. I'd guess for the TLS types (neurotic, by and large), it's in the 11-15 range.


Basically. But you hear that it's all a numbers game, that schools need you more than you need them, but when push comes to shove, you doubt it and over apply. It's risk management, you never know, etc. It's also interesting how different law school admissions is from PhD programs.


Lol +1. I was applying to Ls while my SO applied for PhD. So different in innumerable ways

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:04 pm

BigZuck wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Applied to 18, paid full application fee for 2. I was originally only going to apply to 13 or 14, but TLS convinced me to apply to others for scholly negotiation purposes.


How did this work out for you? I planned to apply to a few schools that are simiilarly ranked with the ones I want to attend, in the hopes that I can use competing offers to get more cash.


Negotiations proved somewhat fruitful for some of the lower ranked T14s, but ironically enough, I didn't end up leveraging schollies that much.


By "ironically enough," do you mean you got into Stanford?

Eta: ;)


I swear I wasn't trying to flash the SLS card, haha.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby y2zipper » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:06 am

Assuming my LSAT is good enough and I'm an actual 3.0 splitter, I'm looking at about 13 apps. Probably the top 14 - HLS and the 2 LA schools.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby theInnerCircle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:09 am

Did 6. Wish I had done 8. Basically wish I had done another reach or two in Cali. Was not feeling confident at the time.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby pruufreadr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:32 pm

3. And, I was an idiot and applied during the last hour of the last day for the deadline at my #1 choice. I should not have been surprised that they waited until nearly the same to admit me with $.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Rlabo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:58 pm

15 here.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:48 pm

I applied to 10, and I wish I applied to more.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:54 pm

pruufreadr wrote:3. And, I was an idiot and applied during the last hour of the last day for the deadline at my #1 choice. I should not have been surprised that they waited until nearly the same to admit me with $.


I'm sorry that you got admitted to your top choice with a scholarship. Douche.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby HankBashir » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:44 pm

I applied to 15, and I paid full fees for 6 of them. Merit waivers to the rest.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:46 pm

Wormfather wrote:I applied to 14, but in retrospect I should have only applied to seven or eight


Sucks to suck, lower T14...AMIRITE!?!

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby pruufreadr » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:07 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
pruufreadr wrote:3. And, I was an idiot and applied during the last hour of the last day for the deadline at my #1 choice. I should not have been surprised that they waited until nearly the same to admit me with $.


I'm sorry that you got admitted to your top choice with a scholarship. Douche.


Yeah, that sounded ungrateful. I am actually thankful and glad. I was just flustered because I was about to leave for somewhere else and move into my new home when they called me. Thanks for calling me out on my attitude.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:17 pm

13 here.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby IAFG » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:24 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Applied to 18, paid full application fee for 2. I was originally only going to apply to 13 or 14, but TLS convinced me to apply to others for scholly negotiation purposes.


How did this work out for you? I planned to apply to a few schools that are simiilarly ranked with the ones I want to attend, in the hopes that I can use competing offers to get more cash.

I successfully used schools I would not have attended against schools I would have.




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