FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:30 am

romothesavior wrote:
D Brooks wrote:I don't think I'm entitled to not be paying sticker. It's just that I don't know one, personally, that is.


Found one:

MC Southstar wrote:I'd make some comment like "you should be able to do better than that!" but as a minority paying sticker for MVP, I guess we're equalized now.


I'm ORM dude, big difference.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:31 am

Ah true... I forgot. (You're Asian, right?)

The way you said it in your previous post just now made it sound like you are a URM paying sticker at MVP.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:31 am

You should have taken GULC, but whatever, I'm paying stick at NU, what can I say?

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:33 am

romothesavior wrote:D Broski, you're going to do fine man. You're going to a great school, and being a URM will give you a pretty sizeable grade cushion. It really is staggering how few AAs there are in biglaw, and with decent grades from a great school, I'm sure you will find your way into a top firm. You are a commodity in this industry, so long as you can pull grades

If anything, just use that debt as a motivator in law school. I plan to keep a framed copy of my loan report on my desk. :D


Where's the evidence for this? I'm not believing the hype...

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:36 am

hiromoto45 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:D Broski, you're going to do fine man. You're going to a great school, and being a URM will give you a pretty sizeable grade cushion. It really is staggering how few AAs there are in biglaw, and with decent grades from a great school, I'm sure you will find your way into a top firm. You are a commodity in this industry, so long as you can pull grades

If anything, just use that debt as a motivator in law school. I plan to keep a framed copy of my loan report on my desk. :D


Where's the evidence for this? I'm not believing the hype...


If there was quantifiable evidence of this, there would be a big pile of lawsuits. You should know this.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:39 am

Remember you can only be a URM admit for so many years... until you become a diversity hire.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby D Brooks » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:42 am

Cupidity wrote:Remember you can only be a URM admit for so many years... until you become a diversity hire.


Late to the party and also not funny.

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Postby YCrevolution » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:55 am

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby D Brooks » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:04 am

YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:18 am

D Brooks wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.


Waitlists are a myth this year.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby najumobi » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:29 am

Desert Fox wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.


Waitlists are a myth this year.
explain?

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby miamiman » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:30 am

Desert Fox wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.


Waitlists are a myth this year.


good morning, DF. that is all.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:32 am

najumobi wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.


Waitlists are a myth this year.
explain?


Waitlist movement has been very slow. Some schools like UVA and Duke are over enrolled. Chances of getting off a waitlist are lower than they were in the past (which even then was low).

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:35 am

Well Columbia's waitlist letter seemed rather optimistic. Harvard pulled quite a few from the waitlist, URM and Non-URM this cycle. But there has been no movement on the UChicago waitlist. I guess it depends on the school.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby najumobi » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:39 am

Desert Fox wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.
Waitlists are a myth this year.
explain?
Waitlist movement has been very slow. Some schools like UVA and Duke are over enrolled. Chances of getting off a waitlist are lower than they were in the past (which even then was low).
oh damn. this is very different from what many TLSers projected would happen--that b/c applicants applied to a lot more schools than normal schools would have a harder time figuring out the number of those who would enroll and thus use their waitlists more.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:44 am

Can't your parents pay your tuition? Or are they still mad at you for that trip to the Rose Bowl you charged on their card?

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby D Brooks » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:50 am

vanwinkle wrote:Can't your parents pay your tuition? Or are they still mad at you for that trip to the Rose Bowl you charged on their card?


:| It was the Sugar Bowl.

My parents have always made it clear to my sisters and I that they'd cover our UG tabs but would be done after that. They were nice enough to agree to buy me a new laptop and cover all moving expenses though.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby stratocophic » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:50 am

Desert Fox wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So you'll be wearing your UChicago t-shirt to orientation, right?


Whoa, I just remembered I'm still on their waitlist.


Waitlists are a myth this year.
This. Wrong year to be a splitter.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby Grizz » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:58 am

MC Southstar wrote:I'm ORM dude, big difference.


I feel your pain, MC.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:59 am

rad law wrote:
MC Southstar wrote:I'm ORM dude, big difference.


I feel your pain, MC.

When it comes to employment, Asians qualify as diversity.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby miamiman » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:00 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
rad law wrote:
MC Southstar wrote:I'm ORM dude, big difference.


I feel your pain, MC.

When it comes to employment, Asians qualify as diversity.


nothing I've read suggests this

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:04 pm

D Brooks wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Remember you can only be a URM admit for so many years... until you become a diversity hire.


Late to the party and also not funny.


Cmon man. If you get a URM bump, at least have a sense of humor about it!

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:06 pm

Cosmo Kramer wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Remember you can only be a URM admit for so many years... until you become a diversity hire.


Late to the party and also not funny.


Cmon man. If you get a URM bump, at least have a sense of humor about it!


40 Acres and 10 pts on the LSAT.

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Re: FAIL: URM paying sticker at a T14, taking questions!

Postby SwollenMonkey » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:09 pm

D Brooks wrote:I got approved for my GradPlus loan from the govt the other day and my stomach turned looking at the 5 figure loan I'll be taking out yearly to go to law school. I'm not going to be sticker exactly, but my paltry scholarship still makes it seem that way.

Additionally, I'm having second thoughts about not taking the half-tuition scholarship I got at a lower T14.


How is this fail? You are now, I'm sure, in the same boat as other applicants and students. Were you knocked down to the Land of Humility?

Which URM are you?




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