URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LuBru » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:11 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:13 pm

Is anybody else who is applying to NYU also going for the AnBryce?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:16 pm

LuBru wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:That said, I still think you have a decent shot at some T14s. I would still shoot an app to UMichigan, UVA, NYU, Columbia, Northwestern (they love work experience--assuming, of course, you've been working those 5 years), Cornell, Georgetown and Duke, to name a few. You still have some strong numbers that may get you some money with an acceptance from a T14. In fact, I think you have a very strong shot at Cornell and Duke. Even Georgetown. Just get those applications out ASAP.


Yeah I actually just got a fee waiver from UVA - I know that doesn't REALLY mean anything, but I'll take it as a good sign :)

I have been working every second of the last 5 years doing administrative work for nonprofit organizations with some great strides in terms of advancement so I feel secure on that part of my application. Now I just have to get my LSAT in order! Thanks everyone for all the advice. I REALLY appreciate it.


Whether or not you get your LSAT in order, I have a very strong feeling you'll be going to a T14 come next year :mrgreen: . Only reason you should resit is if you want more money or an acceptance letter from HYS. Other than that, you'll have a fruitful cycle, no doubt.

All the best to you and please keep us updated on your admission cycle! :wink:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:19 pm

Question?

What would you guys say are my chances at a T14 school?

URM, PR
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Should I ED, RD or stick to Top 30 ?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:21 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:Question?

What would you guys say are my chances at a T14 school?

URM, PR
3.51
163
Really good softs.
Should I ED, RD or stick to Top 30 ?


Any top choices? What schools are you currently looking at?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:22 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:Question?

What would you guys say are my chances at a T14 school?

URM, PR
3.51
163
Really good softs.
Should I ED, RD or stick to Top 30 ?


Any top choices? What schools are you currently looking at?


Top choices are Duke and NYU
Also very interested in BC, GW, BU and Fordham

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:29 pm

timmna wrote:Is anybody else who is applying to NYU also going for the AnBryce?


I am.. as soon as this Genetics class stops ruining my life and I actually have time to work on the essay.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LuBru » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:30 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:30 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:Question?

What would you guys say are my chances at a T14 school?

URM, PR
3.51
163
Really good softs.
Should I ED, RD or stick to Top 30 ?


Any top choices? What schools are you currently looking at?


Top choices are Duke and NYU
Also very interested in BC, GW, BU and Fordham


Read some advice on applying early decision from Anna Ivey:

http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2010/ ... make_sense


I think you should apply RD. You have a a very strong shot at both your top choices and the remainder of your schools.

Check a portion of NYU's acceptance from last year:

http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/


A number of URMs got in with lower numbers than yours.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:32 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:Question?

What would you guys say are my chances at a T14 school?

URM, PR
3.51
163
Really good softs.
Should I ED, RD or stick to Top 30 ?


Any top choices? What schools are you currently looking at?


Top choices are Duke and NYU
Also very interested in BC, GW, BU and Fordham


Read some advice on applying early decision from Anna Ivey:

http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2010/ ... make_sense


I think you should apply RD. You have a a very strong shot at both your top choices and the remainder of your schools.

Check a portion of NYU's acceptance from last year:

http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/


A number of URMs got in with lower numbers than yours.


Thanks!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:38 pm

LuBru wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:Whether or not you get your LSAT in order, I have a very strong feeling you'll be going to a T14 come next year :mrgreen: . Only reason you should resit is if you want more money or an acceptance letter from HYS. Other than that, you'll have a fruitful cycle, no doubt.

All the best to you and please keep us updated on your admission cycle! :wink:


Aww, thanks for the support! Boalt is really truly my number 1. I come from an arts background so part of me thinks they would like me because I'm atypical... Do you think it is worth it to shoot them an app this week with my current LSAT - or is that a waste of an app fee? I wish they weren't so crazy with the ultra early decision making!


Yes, definitely apply. :mrgreen:

Check these profiles out with close to and lower numbers than yours:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/MartianManhunter/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ThatOneCoolGuy/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bayareadunks/jd

Also check out:

http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/


I definitely think you have strong shot! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:51 pm

Last cycle's LSN data indicates Vandy and UMich could start making decisions at the end of this week..

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LuBru » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:53 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Sinra » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:55 pm

timmna wrote:Is anybody else who is applying to NYU also going for the AnBryce?



I am thinking about it but don't want to embarrass myself. I definitely qualify for it. But I don't know. It depends for me on if NYU is going to view me as a URM or not...they seem more inclined to inclusivity in that regard. It is bugging the hell out of me that there is no solid ground really (again other than vanwinkles--maybe sometimes, maybe not other times, maybe not LOL) on non-white Hispanics that are not necessarily black and definitely not PR or Mexican. It's a tossup I suppose. I'm still angry that games got the better of me on this g-d LSAT.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:17 pm

Sinra wrote:
timmna wrote:Is anybody else who is applying to NYU also going for the AnBryce?



I am thinking about it but don't want to embarrass myself. I definitely qualify for it. But I don't know. It depends for me on if NYU is going to view me as a URM or not...they seem more inclined to inclusivity in that regard. It is bugging the hell out of me that there is no solid ground really (again other than vanwinkles--maybe sometimes, maybe not other times, maybe not LOL) on non-white Hispanics that are not necessarily black and definitely not PR or Mexican. It's a tossup I suppose. I'm still angry that games got the better of me on this g-d LSAT.


I don't think you'd embarrass yourself. If you get in (and you seem to have a chance) it won't matter which kind of minority you are when applying for the scholarship. It seems like a really great program; might as well send the essay in with your app!

And, I agree about the games.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixystics » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:43 am

Is anybody else who is applying to NYU also going for the AnBryce?


I went for it. Why not?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:37 pm

How long does it usually take from submitting an app on LSAC to being complete? (Considering all my documents are uploaded on LSAC and I'm not waiting on anything).

Thanks.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:38 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:How long does it usually take from submitting an app on LSAC to being complete? (Considering all my documents are uploaded on LSAC and I'm not waiting on anything).

Thanks.


Depends on the school. Usually you will be complete within a few business days though.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LuBru » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:07 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Flett » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:22 pm

I just started sending apps too. Have 23 fee waivers and many are from schools I can't see myself attending, but I did get the one I really wanted. Here's to hoping! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:19 pm

LuBru wrote:Hey all, are you guys getting a TON of fee waivers? Originally when I first started to get them I assumed I'd apply to almost all the schools. But now I have received about 35 in the last week and am starting to feel overwhelmed. How is everyone sorting through all this? A few are from T20s and I will definitely apply, and a few are from really low schools that I can wipe off the list without a second thought, but a lot are from decent T1 schools - places I would attend if the money was great and some of my T20 prospects don't turn out. Do people really apply to 30+ law schools!? This seems excessive...

Oh and for those who helped me out earlier with my extremely low LSAT dilemma, I am not going to retake in December and will instead focus on getting my preferred apps in before Thanksgiving. While I know I can improve my score, I'm not confident that I can do it this December with the other things that will be going on in my work and home life. I won't lie though, the deluge of fee waivers has boosted my confidence a teensy bit. I know it doesn't REALLY mean anything, but I can't help it! :)


As a URM, you should definitely apply broadly, with lots of reaches. I too have gotten tons of fee waivers, but didn't use probably 90%+ of them. I would probably aim for 15-20 applications, with most of those reaches and targets, if you can afford it. I would choose the top 15-20 schools you are interested in attending and have a chance at getting in, and not applying to other places simply because they give you a fee waiver. But congrats on the fee waivers, and best of luck on your cycle.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:20 pm

Flett wrote:I just started sending apps too. Have 23 fee waivers and many are from schools I can't see myself attending, but I did get the one I really wanted. Here's to hoping! :mrgreen:


The one you really wanted is all that matters :). Congrats and good luck!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:40 pm

No news from anyone for a while

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Fresh wrote:No news from anyone for a while


Expect things to pick up around the holidays. Folks are still working on finalizing their apps. :wink:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:15 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
Fresh wrote:No news from anyone for a while


Expect things to pick up around the holidays. Folks are still working on finalizing their apps. :wink:


I wanted to thank you for the kind words on my thread. I'm definitely going for the reaches.

Just sent in the last of my apps. Waiting on a rec letter, then just waiting...




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