2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby byakuya769@mac.com » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm not very optimistic of my chances at any of these schools save one.. but here goes

URM - AA male
LSAT - 167
LSDAS GPA - 2.97, large public university, Biology major (liberal usage of grade forgiveness in undergrad.. :( )
Currently enrolled in a small private university working on a MS in Finance - 3.8 gpa
Previously enrolled in large public university for a semester for a graduate program where I only received a 1.2 gpa

Applied to:

Harvard
Columbia
Chicago
Duke
Vanderbilt
Emory
Stetson

Just got a notice that I was wait-listed at Vanderbilt.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby 20121109 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:10 pm

byakuya769@mac.com wrote:I'm not very optimistic of my chances at any of these schools save one.. but here goes

URM - AA male
LSAT - 167
LSDAS GPA - 2.97, large public university, Biology major (liberal usage of grade forgiveness in undergrad.. :( )
Currently enrolled in a small private university working on a MS in Finance - 3.8 gpa
Previously enrolled in large public university for a semester for a graduate program where I only received a 1.2 gpa

Applied to:

Harvard
Columbia
Chicago
Duke
Vanderbilt
Emory
Stetson

Just got a notice that I was wait-listed at Vanderbilt.


You should have applied to more safety schools. That GPA will probably hold you back from HCC and maybe D.

Good luck, though <3

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby byakuya769@mac.com » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:18 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
You should have applied to more safety schools. That GPA will probably hold you back from HCC and maybe D.

Good luck, though <3


Thanks! Before taking the LSAT I really didn't know much about the general law market and how important it was for me to aim as high as possible.. (otherwise I would have taken a course to boost my lsat a bit more). Plus I'm married and just had a little one, so I figured if I am going to ask my wife to move.. I need to make sure that it's definitely for a school that's worth while.

Hope my recklessness doesn't kick my butt too much :mrgreen:

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby 17ShortFuse » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:19 pm

Just updating my cycle so far

In
Villanova (Full ride)
MS College (Full ride)
Chicago-Kent (Full ride)
DePaul ($20,000/year)
Washington University
Marquette (Finalist for a fellowship that would give me a full ride and guaranteed summer employment)
Univ. of Wisconsin (Full ride)
Ole Miss (Full ride)
Northern Illinois
Emory ($14,000/year)
UVA ($30,000/year)
USC

Out
UC Berkley

Wailisted
Duke
Vandy (My top choice :( )

Pending
Stanford
Columbia
Penn

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby 20121109 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:27 pm

17ShortFuse wrote:Just updating my cycle so far

In
Villanova (Full ride)
MS College (Full ride)
Chicago-Kent (Full ride)
DePaul ($20,000/year)
Washington University
Marquette (Finalist for a fellowship that would give me a full ride and guaranteed summer employment)
Univ. of Wisconsin (Full ride)
Ole Miss (Full ride)
Northern Illinois
Emory ($14,000/year)
UVA ($30,000/year)
USC

Out
UC Berkley

Wailisted
Duke
Vandy (My top choice :( )

Pending
Stanford
Columbia
Penn

Did you apply late or something? Didn't take your PS seriously? I think with your numbers, you should have been in at higher-ranked schools than those you have listed
byakuya769@mac.com wrote:Thanks! Before taking the LSAT I really didn't know much about the general law market and how important it was for me to aim as high as possible.. (otherwise I would have taken a course to boost my lsat a bit more). Plus I'm married and just had a little one, so I figured if I am going to ask my wife to move.. I need to make sure that it's definitely for a school that's worth while.

Hope my recklessness doesn't kick my butt too much :mrgreen:

Have you considered retaking and breaking 170? It would do a lot for your chances!!

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby byakuya769@mac.com » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:47 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Have you considered retaking and breaking 170? It would do a lot for your chances!!


It creeps into my mind from time to time, would give me a better cushion with the BIG law market too.. Really depends on what I hear back this cycle, and how my wife is doing in her job and her opportunities.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby 17ShortFuse » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:37 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
17ShortFuse wrote:Just updating my cycle so far

In
Villanova (Full ride)
MS College (Full ride)
Chicago-Kent (Full ride)
DePaul ($20,000/year)
Washington University
Marquette (Finalist for a fellowship that would give me a full ride and guaranteed summer employment)
Univ. of Wisconsin (Full ride)
Ole Miss (Full ride)
Northern Illinois
Emory ($14,000/year)
UVA ($30,000/year)
USC

Out
UC Berkley

Wailisted
Duke
Vandy (My top choice :( )

Pending
Stanford
Columbia
Penn

Did you apply late or something? Didn't take your PS seriously? I think with your numbers, you should have been in at higher-ranked schools than those you have listed


I applied after taking the December LSAT (personal family issues)

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:42 pm

Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In: Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted: Boston College

Rejected: N/A

Waiting: Georgetown
Wake Forest
NYU
Wisconsin

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Chibi_koinu » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:19 am

Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In: Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted: Boston College

Rejected: N/A

Waiting: Georgetown
Wake Forest
NYU
Wisconsin


Hi! Just wondering when you applied/ when you heard back from Columbia? (...and your major maybe?) Awesome cycle so far by the way :)

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:29 am

Chibi_koinu wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In: Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted: Boston College

Rejected: N/A

Waiting: Georgetown
Wake Forest
NYU
Wisconsin


Hi! Just wondering when you applied/ when you heard back from Columbia? (...and your major maybe?) Awesome cycle so far by the way :)


I applied to most of them in mid-November. G'town, Wake Forest & NYU in mid-December. I didn't hear back from Columbia until 2 weeks ago. I was a double-major (Communication & Sociology)

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby particular » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:04 am

I don't post here that often, but I've been a long time lurker. This board was a valuable resource when I was applying, so I thought I'd try to contribute/help others in some way. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about my cycle, the process, etc.

Stats:
AA Male
GPA: 3.86
LSAT: 164
Undergrad: Ivy
W/E: 3 years work experience

IN
Harvard
Columbia
Cornell

OUT
Yale
Stanford

WAITLISTED
Penn (Withdrew)
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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby citydweller09 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:27 am

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby SimplyC26 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:09 pm

citydweller09 wrote:Just adding info to this thread for posterity. My cycle went pretty much the way people predicted in my "chances" threads, so it turns out people on TLS are pretty well-informed! One caveat: As a URM, ignore anyone who tells you to plug your numbers into Law School Predictor to gauge your chances at schools. It was wildly inaccurate for my cycle, and if I'd been foolish enough to follow it I would've cheated myself out of some wonderful opportunities. That said, here's how it went:

Stats
AA Female
GPA: 3.4
LSAT: 168
Undergrad: HYP
Graduate degree from an Ivy
WE: 1 year (by the time I start law school)

IN
Harvard
Stanford
Columbia
NYU
UChicago
UMichigan
UPenn
Georgetown

OUT
Yale

WAITLISTED
UVA (withdrew)

WITHDREW BEFORE DECISION
Duke (I was UR for about 4 months with not a peep from them. I was probably headed for a WL, but opted to withdraw before receiving a decision from them.)

And that's it! Hopefully my info will help out future applicants. I've definitely found TLS really informative throughout this process. Good luck to everyone!



Congrats on an amazing cycle!! Not too many people pull off Harvard & Stanford.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:27 pm

Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby cyh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:14 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law




special softs? type of undergrad?

Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:38 pm

cyh wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law




special softs? type of undergrad?

Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU



*Attended a Top40, Jesuit (private) university.
*President of AHANA Leadership Council
*Vice President of Haitian Association
*Vice President of my Fraternity's Chapter
*Interned/Worked for EA Sports for 2 years
*First-generation American
*Wrote a strong PS about discovering my identity and finding my niche as a student and as an individual.
*Wrote a strong DS about coping with my Haitian background and utilizing that to become a leader on campus.

Any other questions?

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Illijah » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:09 am

Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU


Pretty remarkable....congrats

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:21 pm

Illijah wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law

Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU


Pretty remarkable....congrats


Thanks! I really expected Columbia to be a ding. I just applied because I got a fee waiver from the school (probably because I got one from LSAC). It just goes to show you that, when applying to school, you should always aim high. It also proves that devoting significant time to your application (ie-Personal Statement, Diversity Statement, Addendi) is imperative and can make all the difference for one's cycle.

Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby cyh » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:03 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:
Illijah wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.1
LSAT: 162

In:
Georgetown
Columbia
George Washington
American
University of Connecticut
Howard
Northeastern
Rutgers-Newark
Suffolk
New England School of Law



Waitlisted/Held:
Boston College
Wisconsin

Rejected:
N/A

Waiting:
Wake Forest
NYU


Pretty remarkable....congrats


Thanks! I really expected Columbia to be a ding. I just applied because I got a fee waiver from the school (probably because I got one from LSAC). It just goes to show you that, when applying to school, you should always aim high. It also proves that devoting significant time to your application (ie-Personal Statement, Diversity Statement, Addendi) is imperative and can make all the difference for one's cycle.

Best of luck to everyone!



+1

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:57 pm

Just to update my cycle, OUT at NYU.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby moviechicka » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:15 pm

Race:Black
GPA: 3.48
LSAT: 152

In:
UGA
American
DePaul $$
Hofstra $$$
Syracuse
Howard
MSU-Full Ride
Georgia State
Santa Clara
Chicago Kent

Out:
Cardozo
Brooklyn Law

Waitlisted:
Emory
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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby SBimmer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:32 pm

Thanks all for your candor.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:49 pm

moviechicka wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.48
LSAT: 152

In:
UGA
American
DePaul $$
Hofstra $$$
Syracuse
Howard
MSU-Full Ride

Out:
Cardozo
Brooklyn Law

Waitlisted:
Emory

Waiting:
Georgia State University
Santa Clara
Chicago Kent



So are you going to take the full-ride or $$ schools over the higher ranked schools or what's happening? I'm actually interested in your cycle.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby moviechicka » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:36 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:
moviechicka wrote:Race:Black
GPA: 3.48
LSAT: 152

In:
UGA
American
DePaul $$
Hofstra $$$
Syracuse
Howard
MSU-Full Ride

Out:
Cardozo
Brooklyn Law

Waitlisted:
Emory

Waiting:
Georgia State University
Santa Clara
Chicago Kent



So are you going to take the full-ride or $$ schools over the higher ranked schools or what's happening? I'm actually interested in your cycle.

I'm going to UGA unless Emory takes me off the waitlist. I'll probably still go to Georgia since the in state tuition is so affordable. I live in Atlanta and I would love to work here. Both are good regional schools.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Jules Winnfield » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:46 pm

Smart choice, with all things considered. You've had a great cycle!




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