URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby CrashingTheGate » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:09 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:Crazy last couple of weeks. I became disenchanted with Penn (still think it's an AMAZING school, just not for me), got into Columbia FINALLY after submitting way back in October, and just got offered the RTK at NYU this morning! This decision is a no-brainer for me, and I will definitely be at NYU!!! Hope some of you will be my classmates, and congratulations everyone else on your super awesome decisions!


Hopefully some $ comes through the pipelines, but after ASW this weekend I think NYU is the place for me too.

Care to break it down for someone who is going to have to make that NYU/CLS pretty soon most likely? As in NYU's deadline is tomorrow for me to accept $$$...though I hope to get that extended at least until Thursday or Friday.



I was at both ASD's for CLS and NYU last week and I completely feel what Law Monkey and others are saying. (in fact, I bet I spoke with some or all of them in person over the days). Beyond PI, NYU's vibe was noticeably more welcoming. NYU reminded me why I want to be a lawyer. CLS reminded me that I can (probably will) be very successful as a lawyer. NYU was positively inspiring. Prof. Bryan Stevenson was a definite highlight, but the whole institution just seemed to have more energy. Intangible, I know, but that's how I felt.

Additionally, as it pertains to this thread, I felt like the Student/Alumni of color community was MUCH stronger. We were invited to the annual BLAPA Gala (That is the Black, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander Association...I think...I may be wrong about what BLAPA stands for). It was an inspiring night (and a VERY fancy one). All of the speakers - alumni, students, professors, administrators - gave the sense of a real community doing interesting things to push the boulder of progress uphill. In short, for me, it felt very comfortable.

That being said, I bet the community at CLS has a similar event and we didn't have the opportunity to compare. Obviously, this was just a limited introduction to the schools. Did others who attended feel similarly? I'm happy to talk via PM about more of my impressions of the event if someone is interested.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:46 pm

I'm interested if you want to PM me. I'm just trying to gather intel. As far as the NYU feeling goes...I've heard that Columbia doesn't try to sell you as hard. To what extent I don't know.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:35 am

law_monkey wrote:Crazy last couple of weeks. I became disenchanted with Penn (still think it's an AMAZING school, just not for me), got into Columbia FINALLY after submitting way back in October, and just got offered the RTK at NYU this morning! This decision is a no-brainer for me, and I will definitely be at NYU!!! Hope some of you will be my classmates, and congratulations everyone else on your super awesome decisions!


Congrats on the scholarship!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:24 pm

lots of updates in other threads + very little action in this thread = :( /bump

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:03 pm

well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:36 pm

Is that per year?
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:45 pm

jd20132013 wrote:well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though


Go to Stanford. I've heard it's like Harvard, but in paradise :wink:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:53 pm

jd20132013 wrote:well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though


Ehhh yeah.. with the COA difference that still comes out to like 20-25k less debt from Stanford. I say go for it.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:13 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though


Go to Stanford. I've heard it's like Harvard, but in paradise :wink:

This isn't an attempt to open up an HLS spot or anything :lol:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:56 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:Is that a year?

yep, per year

This isn't an attempt to open up an HLS spot or anything :lol:


haha well if I knew someone from the thread would get it I'd feel good about it

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though


Go to Stanford. I've heard it's like Harvard, but in paradise :wink:

This isn't an attempt to open up an HLS spot or anything :lol:


lol

Decision will result in an "open" seat at either Harvard or Stanford. Sounds like a win-win for the OP and whoever gets their spot.


Disclaimer: This is an attempt to open up one of those spots. lol

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:well...a financial aid update, got my award from Harvard, 27K. Stanford's was 37K


It seems like everything is pointing towards going to Stanford right now...still not sure if that's what I'll do though


Go to Stanford. I've heard it's like Harvard, but in paradise :wink:

This isn't an attempt to open up an HLS spot or anything :lol:


Damn, I think the "wink" gave me away!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:50 am

Got my aid award today from HLS, it was a decent chunk of change but not enough (or too little) to really make my decision for me.

I guess its now up to the HLS ASW to get a feel and see where I will be headed.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby dkt4 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:17 am

what are you deciding between?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:47 pm

interesting to see the TLS breakdown.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=125921

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixytree » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:33 pm

Just got the AnBryce.... it's NYU for me! Good luck to everyone nearing the end of their cycle. It's been a long process and I'm so happy to be done.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby law_monkey » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:40 pm

pixytree wrote:Just got the AnBryce.... it's NYU for me! Good luck to everyone nearing the end of their cycle. It's been a long process and I'm so happy to be done.


CONGRATS CLASSMATE!!! :D

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby subtle » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:22 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I got WLed at Yale. I'm going to wait it out.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixytree » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:27 pm

subtle wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I got WLed at Yale. I'm going to wait it out.


good luck!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:28 am

subtle wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I got WLed at Yale. I'm going to wait it out.


+1.

I am actually incredibly honored to be waitlisted!

Edit: Now I will celebrate while I'm in Cali.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby subtle » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:08 am

yngblkgifted wrote:
subtle wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I got WLed at Yale. I'm going to wait it out.


+1.

I am actually incredibly honored to be waitlisted!

Edit: Now I will celebrate while I'm in Cali.


Let's hope we both get in! And yeah, I went to celebrate too.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:08 am

WL at Michigan. I've already decided where I'm going to go but it still sucks to get waitlisted. That's my 5th one along with UCLA, Vandy, Duke and Chicago.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby subtle » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:30 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:WL at Michigan. I've already decided where I'm going to go but it still sucks to get waitlisted. That's my 5th one along with UCLA, Vandy, Duke and Chicago.


Who cares? Anyway, are you heading to HLS?

Edit: I don't mean to be mean about it, but I mean, don't worry about the WLs. WLs suck the most when you actually care about getting off them.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Top14dreams » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:37 am

In at Cornell :D ...dreams do come true ;)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ksimon2007 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:42 am

Top14dreams wrote:In at Cornell :D ...dreams do come true ;)


Congratulations!




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