URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:22 pm

Have applications into

Stanford
Michigan
Georgetown
UT
George Washington
Columbia
Cornell
NYU
UVA

Still have:

UChicago, Penn, Duke (really like duke! will finish today)

Things seem promising regarding the release of my oct. score right now. I should have thought so from the beginning, but it was rather traumatizing.
Still waiting on LSAC to declare that they received a LOR that they got faxed monday morning... is that long for a fax? The wait that is. Should I be concerned about that?

So I'm thinking in december I become 3.5/173(+)
am 3.4/173 till then

Wish me luck!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:57 pm

timmna wrote:
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...


My pleasure!! Can't wait to tally your acceptances. :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:57 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Have applications into

Stanford
Michigan
Georgetown
UT
George Washington
Columbia
Cornell
NYU
UVA

Still have:

UChicago, Penn, Duke (really like duke! will finish today)

Things seem promising regarding the release of my oct. score right now. I should have thought so from the beginning, but it was rather traumatizing.
Still waiting on LSAC to declare that they received a LOR that they got faxed monday morning... is that long for a fax? The wait that is. Should I be concerned about that?

So I'm thinking in december I become 3.5/173(+)
am 3.4/173 till then

Wish me luck!


AMAZING numbers. You won't be needing luck at all. Congrats on the slew of acceptances that's going to come your way. :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:04 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Have applications into

Stanford
Michigan
Georgetown
UT
George Washington
Columbia
Cornell
NYU
UVA

Still have:

UChicago, Penn, Duke (really like duke! will finish today)

Things seem promising regarding the release of my oct. score right now. I should have thought so from the beginning, but it was rather traumatizing.
Still waiting on LSAC to declare that they received a LOR that they got faxed monday morning... is that long for a fax? The wait that is. Should I be concerned about that?

So I'm thinking in december I become 3.5/173(+)
am 3.4/173 till then

Wish me luck!


Wait.. so you know your october score but LSAC just hasnt released it to schools yet? Or are you just 100% confident it is over 173?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:50 pm

I know for URMs the T14 tend to be forgiving on LSAT for those who have a high GPA. What about schools the other way around?

Cornell I heard is like that. Is UVA? Any others?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:22 am

URM Boost:


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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:30 am

LAWLAW09 wrote:URM Boost:


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That made me want to leave the south...

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:33 am

Nightrunner wrote:
reaisan wrote:
LAWLAW09 wrote:URM Boost:


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That made me want to leave the south...

...that's what did it?
Ha! Among other things. I can't get married here... :(

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:36 am

I was gonna ask, "And you're still in America?"

lol

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby CryingMonkey » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:41 am

I've sent in:

Berkeley
Chicago
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
Georgetown
Harvard (jr1 11/4)
Texas (accepted 11/3)
UVA

Today I'm adding Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, and Stanford. I may sit on Yale for a couple more days but it'll go in midweek at the latest.

Fingers crossed!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:43 am

CryingMonkey wrote:I've sent in:

Berkeley
Chicago
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
Georgetown
Harvard (jr1 11/4)
Texas (accepted 11/3)
UVA

Today I'm adding Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, and Stanford. I may sit on Yale for a couple more days but it'll go in midweek at the latest.

Fingers crossed!


Good luck buddy. Hope to be joining you at HYS. How did the jr1 go?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 pm

I know I should be trying to pack my queer AA bags up out the south... But does any one know how reliable these employment statistics are from UGA? They're from 2008, so I'm suspect.
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Also, what do you think are some good routes to international law firms? Would it be a good idea to learn an Asian language or French while in law school? Sounds like a lot to put on a plate.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:05 pm

reaisan wrote:Also, what do you think are some good routes to international law firms? Would it be a good idea to learn an Asian language or French while in law school? Sounds like a lot to put on a plate.


Any law firm that has offices outside the country in which it was formed will purport itself as being an "international law" firm. This does not necessarily mean its focus is on international law. Besides, there are many facets of international law and you'll need to get specific on what type of international law you wish to practice. You'd also need to decide on your employer --(you can work for a law firm, government body, an international organization (like the UN) or international courts)-- and your location (US, UK, Europe, Asia, etc).

Generally speaking though, Europe is where its at for international law.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:38 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:Any law firm that has offices outside the country in which it was formed will purport itself as being an "international law" firm. This does not necessarily mean its focus is on international law. Besides, there are many facets of international law and you'll need to get specific on what type of international law you wish to practice. You'd also need to decide on your employer --(you can work for a law firm, government body, an international organization (like the UN) or international courts)-- and your location (US, UK, Europe, Asia, etc).

Generally speaking though, Europe is where its at for international law.
Thanks, sound like the basic three paths to working outside the country. I just wonder how to walk along the routes. Government seems like it would take some additional years of schooling, research or work experience to really stand out. I can't just show up with my JD and be competitive.

Same with NGOs as big as the UN, I feel. But, hopefully I have a shot with some smaller ones with just a JD.

I'm just wondering if I should take some time to volunteer/intern to be a shoe-in for some of the jobs. Thoughts from the crowd?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:59 pm

reaisan wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:Any law firm that has offices outside the country in which it was formed will purport itself as being an "international law" firm. This does not necessarily mean its focus is on international law. Besides, there are many facets of international law and you'll need to get specific on what type of international law you wish to practice. You'd also need to decide on your employer --(you can work for a law firm, government body, an international organization (like the UN) or international courts)-- and your location (US, UK, Europe, Asia, etc).

Generally speaking though, Europe is where its at for international law.
Thanks, sound like the basic three paths to working outside the country. I just wonder how to walk along the routes. Government seems like it would take some additional years of schooling, research or work experience to really stand out. I can't just show up with my JD and be competitive.

Same with NGOs as big as the UN, I feel. But, hopefully I have a shot with some smaller ones with just a JD.

I'm just wondering if I should take some time to volunteer/intern to be a shoe-in for some of the jobs. Thoughts from the crowd?


There is essentially no such thing as an international law job straight out of undergrad. There is basically no such thing as international law at all besides government niches.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:25 pm

BU: Applied
Cornell: Applied
Drexel: Applied
Duke: Applied
Emory: Applied
Fordham: Applied
George Washington: Applied
Georgetown: Applied
Howard: Applied
Indiana - Bloomington: Applied
NYU: Applied
Penn: Applied
Pitt: Applied
Temple: Applied
U of Chicago: Applied
U of Illinois: Applied
U of Texas: Applied
UVA: Applied
Villanova: Applied
WUSTL: Applied

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:02 pm

kk19131 wrote:BU: Applied
Cornell: Applied
Drexel: Applied
Duke: Applied
Emory: Applied
Fordham: Applied
George Washington: Applied
Georgetown: Applied
Howard: Applied
Indiana - Bloomington: Applied
NYU: Applied
Penn: Applied
Pitt: Applied
Temple: Applied
U of Chicago: Applied
U of Illinois: Applied
U of Texas: Applied
UVA: Applied
Villanova: Applied
WUSTL: Applied
Goo' luck! <3 Top choice being?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:05 pm

tkgrrett wrote:There is essentially no such thing as an international law job straight out of undergrad. There is basically no such thing as international law at all besides government niches.
Aha! So, should I be trying to gain experience volunteering abroad and such now... or wait until after I a JD and debt?! Or, will it not make much of a difference either way? I think I can't start getting relevant experience until law school and taking a year off would only delay the inevitable.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:10 pm

kk19131 wrote:BU: Applied
Cornell: Applied
Drexel: Applied
Duke: Applied
Emory: Applied
Fordham: Applied
George Washington: Applied
Georgetown: Applied
Howard: Applied
Indiana - Bloomington: Applied
NYU: Applied
Penn: Applied
Pitt: Applied
Temple: Applied
U of Chicago: Applied
U of Illinois: Applied
U of Texas: Applied
UVA: Applied
Villanova: Applied
WUSTL: Applied


Best of luck! I like this format, I think i'll copy you.

Yale: Intend to apply
Harvard: Under Review for 2 weeks, no JR1
Stanford: Under Review
Columbia: Applied
Chicago: Applied
NYU: Applied
Berkeley: Under Review
Michigan: Complete/Under Review
Virginia: Complete pending review/decision
Penn: Complete
Duke: Accepted
Georgetown: Complete
Cornell: Applied
Northwestern: Did not apply
UCLA: Accepted
USC: Under Review

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:17 pm

Knock wrote:Duke: Accepted
Georgetown: Complete
Cornell: Applied
Northwestern: Did not apply
UCLA: Accepted
USC: Under Review
Oh my, congrats on Duke! Hope money swings your way. :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:19 pm

reaisan wrote:
Knock wrote:Duke: Accepted
Georgetown: Complete
Cornell: Applied
Northwestern: Did not apply
UCLA: Accepted
USC: Under Review
Oh my, congrats on Duke! Hope money swings your way. :)


Your too kind :oops:. Thank you so much :D.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:13 pm

reaisan wrote:
kk19131 wrote:BU: Applied
Cornell: Applied
Drexel: Applied
Duke: Applied
Emory: Applied
Fordham: Applied
George Washington: Applied
Georgetown: Applied
Howard: Applied
Indiana - Bloomington: Applied
NYU: Applied
Penn: Applied
Pitt: Applied
Temple: Applied
U of Chicago: Applied
U of Illinois: Applied
U of Texas: Applied
UVA: Applied
Villanova: Applied
WUSTL: Applied
Goo' luck! <3 Top choice being?




I applied ED to Penn. :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:00 pm

kk19131 wrote:I applied ED to Penn. :)

Aw, yeah! Get it! I hope not EDing doesn't destroy my chances to schools. My top is Cornell as it stands.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby reaisan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:11 pm

I started looking into what law students can do to prepare for international law, so I thought I'd share.

Target your school's international law professors and beg and cry blood until one of them lets you research under them.

Join the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Maybe you can make some strong connections.

Write a law review note or article-- this may be hard to get in to. So, try to have past experience. Usually, your undergrad will still allow you to submit to reviews under your major. Build a small rep for yourself and then try for review at your law school.

Join an international law organization as early as you are comfortable with your work load. This may help you meet faculty you will eventually beg to work with. These people can also recommend you for positions/internships/semesters abroad down the road.

By the way, study abroad-- and definitely take a language course then. You can try and take it before to "prepare" but the stress of learning a new language plus 1L sounds like a low GPA.

Um, I'll add more as I find stuff. Good luck and take care everyone! :)




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