URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby cartercl » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:07 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
cartercl wrote:Is anyone applying to Cornell? I am debating whether or not to attach a Why Cornell essay since the question on the application that asks you why you want to attend only provides three lines for an answer. I'm leaning towards the "if they wanted you to write one they would have asked" answer, but I don't know. Any thoughts?


Answer it in the lines provided.


Will do. Thanks.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby sikwitt » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:13 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
winner21 wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
winner21 wrote:AA Male, 3.3 LSAC GPA, Private college in NYC. I really wanna know what's my chances in the T14? I have some pretty good softs, interned at Department of Defense this summer, interned for a U.S Senator, started the college Democrats chapter at my school, member of an honors society, self publishing a childrens book, op-ed writer for the school newspaper. What Kind of LSAT score do I need to be competitive with my GPA and softs? What schools would be interested in me.

I'm applying this cycle too. Planning to have all of my applications off right after the October LSAT. I've secured the letters of rec, they are being sent out to LSAC in September and I'm studying for the LSAT and working on the essays right now.


Totally depends on the LSAT score. What are you working with on practice exams?


Yeah I'm studying with the Powerscore LR and LG Bibles. I've been taking practice exams pretty much, scoring in the low 160s. I really wanna know what score I need with my current background (GPA, Softs) to be competitive in the T14. What schools I should be looking at. Everything will be sent out as soon as I get my LSAT score back in Oct.


The higher the better, but for T14 I'd safely say 165+ if you also want scholarship money with that acceptance letter.


To be honest, I think you'll be ok acceptance-wise with low 160s if you apply early. I agree if you want $ you should aim for 164-165ish range


Given the close proximity to exam date you should be spending less time on TLS and more time taking practice tests and working on your weaknesses. October will be here before you know it. :shock:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby sikwitt » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:14 pm

bk1 wrote:
sikwitt wrote:Class of 2013 checking in to give back to the young'uns. I also went to CLEO so feel free to ask me about that. Good Luck to all of you.


Worth it?


Sure, you make connections and get plugged into their network. You also learn a bit and work on cases with law professors. I only did it because I didn't get SEO. For anyone who doesn't get SEO, why not?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:43 pm

Is CLEO that program where students have to pay to attend?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby sikwitt » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:16 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Is CLEO that program where students have to pay to attend?



I did the AIE program. It's a weekend long event held once on both coasts (this year was LA and ATL). We had to pay a registration fee and for travel, but registration is returned after you attend and a travel stipend of $200 is alloted as well. Essentially, most people paid nothing or close to nothing depending on how early they booked their flights.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:37 pm

First app just submitted.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:07 pm

tkgrrett wrote:First app just submitted.




Congrats. I imagine it's a relief getting the first one out the way. Good luck to you and the rest of the URMs.

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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:13 pm

I'm late to the game, but best of luck all. If any of you have NYU related questions or "how to overcome crap LSAT"...um...shoot me a PM. It might take me a couple days to respond, but I will.

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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:14 pm

Also, apply to SEO. Its $$$ and connections. Don't ask questions...just do it.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:09 pm

In case anyone is wondering... Cornell is already accepting apps(The only top school doing so.)

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Rand M.
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Rand M. » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:22 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:Also, apply to SEO. Its $$$ and connections. Don't ask questions...just do it.


She knows of what she speaks.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:26 pm

Isn't SEO for current undergraduates and recent graduates? Recent is not defined on the website.

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Rand M.
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Rand M. » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:57 pm

2011Cycle wrote:Isn't SEO for current undergraduates and recent graduates? Recent is not defined on the website.

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SEO is essentially for anyone who will be attending law school in the fall that follows the summer they're applying for. The reason they don't give a specific definition for recent graduate, is that there isn't one. There were a few people in their late twenties, and quite a few who had been out of school for at least a couple of years. I was straight out of undergrad, but I think the majority had taken some time off. Any URMs applying to law school, should just apply to SEO right along with it. The app process doesn't really take that much until you're granted an interview, and if you manage to get it, the benefits are very well worth it.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:04 pm

Thanks,Rand.

I am much older than a few years; May not be as receptive.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:48 pm

Rand M. wrote:
2011Cycle wrote:Isn't SEO for current undergraduates and recent graduates? Recent is not defined on the website.

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SEO is essentially for anyone who will be attending law school in the fall that follows the summer they're applying for. The reason they don't give a specific definition for recent graduate, is that there isn't one. There were a few people in their late twenties, and quite a few who had been out of school for at least a couple of years. I was straight out of undergrad, but I think the majority had taken some time off. Any URMs applying to law school, should just apply to SEO right along with it. The app process doesn't really take that much until you're granted an interview, and if you manage to get it, the benefits are very well worth it.


Oh hey!!!!! Are you coming to NYC any time soon?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:17 pm

Who wants to read my ps first draft?/

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blackwater88 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:46 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Who wants to read my ps first draft?/


I'll take a look at it, not very good with grammar but can still give you feedback on content.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby sikwitt » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:37 pm

blackwater88 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Who wants to read my ps first draft?/


I'll take a look at it, not very good with grammar but can still give you feedback on content.


same, decent at grammar. Send it my way.

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Gaucho
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Gaucho » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:50 pm

just checking in. here's to a great cycle for everyone!

anyone else from cali?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:12 pm

So I log back in after a brief hiatus and I have a ton of messages in my inbox...

Um, my laptop is down and classes are about to start...if you sent me a message recently and I haven't responded, I'm not ignoring you...I just can't get back to you right now because of time-constraints and a complete lack of a chargeable laptop (my new one hasn't arrived yet) lol...

Please bear with me, I will get back to you as soon as I can. I promise :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blackwater88 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:33 pm

Gaucho wrote:just checking in. here's to a great cycle for everyone!

anyone else from cali?


SoCal, aguante Argentina!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:15 pm

blackwater88 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:just checking in. here's to a great cycle for everyone!

anyone else from cali?


SoCal, aguante Argentina!

Southern/Central Cali here. i'm guessing from your username you go to UCSB? you want to stay in cali for ls?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blackwater88 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:32 pm

Knockglock wrote:
blackwater88 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:just checking in. here's to a great cycle for everyone!

anyone else from cali?


SoCal, aguante Argentina!

Southern/Central Cali here. i'm guessing from your username you go to UCSB? you want to stay in cali for ls?


Are you talking to me or Gaucho?

Unless Xe Services has a secret base in UCSB, I don't see the relation :s

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:36 pm

blackwater88 wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
blackwater88 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:just checking in. here's to a great cycle for everyone!

anyone else from cali?


SoCal, aguante Argentina!

Southern/Central Cali here. i'm guessing from your username you go to UCSB? you want to stay in cali for ls?


Are you talking to me or Gaucho?

Unless Xe Services has a secret base in UCSB, I don't see the relation :s


sorry was talking to gaucho (gauchos are ucsb's mascot)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blackwater88 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:40 pm

Knockglock wrote:sorry was talking to gaucho (gauchos are ucsb's mascot)


oh duh

I assumed he was Argentinian.




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