URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Kaitlyn
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:45 pm

HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:45 pm

HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.


What's your LSDAS GPA + LSAT score(s)?

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:45 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


Speedy, ftw.

HERMES
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby HERMES » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:46 pm

RJ127 wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


3.2/171 are my scores. totally forgot to include that!

Speedy, ftw.

HERMES
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby HERMES » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:47 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


3.2/171

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:00 pm

HERMES wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


3.2/171


With that combination, you should blanket the t-14, even schools that are farther west than you would like to travel. To be fair, if you haven't gotten your application package together yet (personal/diversity statements, letters of rec, transcripts, etc.) it may be difficult to get apps out before xmas break. With that in mind, it may behoove you to wait until next cycle so you are not scrambling to turn in an application that may come out less than perfect. However, if you can submit this soon during this cycle (like before xmas soon) then by all means cast a wide net.

Kaitlyn
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:59 pm

RJ127 wrote:
HERMES wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


3.2/171


With that combination, you should blanket the t-14, even schools that are farther west than you would like to travel. To be fair, if you haven't gotten your application package together yet (personal/diversity statements, letters of rec, transcripts, etc.) it may be difficult to get apps out before xmas break. With that in mind, it may behoove you to wait until next cycle so you are not scrambling to turn in an application that may come out less than perfect. However, if you can submit this soon during this cycle (like before xmas soon) then by all means cast a wide net.


QFT

I don't know what the GPA floor is at many of these schools- but, if what I've been seeing this cycle is any indication- you should definitely blanket the T14, and I think you could definitely get some great schools on the east coast (Penn, UVA, GULC, Cornell- to guess tentatively). Early is always best, so if you can continue working/doing something meaningful over the course of this year, I'd say wait next cycle and get them in August/September.

pixystics
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixystics » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:28 am

Kaitlyn wrote:
pixystics wrote:In at NYU!! My first decision, very excited.

AA Fem



Amazing, congrats! Did you ED?


No, regular decision. Didn't want to take myself out of the running for scholarships. I'm below their usual cutoff (so have hope people!), but I had strong softs, first gen and 3 years of WE. Also dedicated a whole paragraph of my PS to "Why NYU" and did an additional statement on overcoming adversity.

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DieAntwoord
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DieAntwoord » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:56 am

HERMES wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
HERMES wrote:hey everyone i just joined and posted this in 'what are my chances' but thought i'd see what you guys think. essentially, i'm wondering if i should apply this year, wait until next, and which schools would be a good fit for my stats.

-25
-graduating ug this year; took about 8 yrs off and on
-steady, decent public service work experience
-lots of w's/d'/c's on transcript - some semesters are 4.0, others are 2.5 - def have a grade addendum
-urm: aa

where should i aim? any idea how my transcript will play out?

would love to remain on the east, but no further than the midwest.



LSAT score?


3.2/171

Luckily for you the west favors GPA. You can follow my LSN cycle which will probably be pretty similar to yours. I would wait until next cycle to apply unless you can get everything in now! But hell why not apply to some schools that dont hand out big schollies just for a shot and then apply next year also. I dont think you have to apply outside the t14. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/TheSharklord

Maybe some mid-west corn schools for safties

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things fall apart
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby things fall apart » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Wanted to join in, you all are murdering me on the stats but a URM nonetheless. Complete this week so I won't know anything for 4-6 weeks...its going to be a loooong winter.

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mfeller2
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby mfeller2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:17 pm

Got an acceptance letter from Georgetown last night. First acceptance definitely feels special and it came with a little handwritten note! Good luck to everybody still waiting!

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timmna
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:42 pm

mfeller2 wrote:Got an acceptance letter from Georgetown last night. First acceptance definitely feels special and it came with a little handwritten note! Good luck to everybody still waiting!


Congrats! And I love your avatar!

MrThomasFT3
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby MrThomasFT3 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:36 pm

In at:

UGA
Wake Forest
Miami
Depaul

Waiting for:
UNC
Tennessee
Cornell (only applied due to a fee waiver, we'll see)
Penn State

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sophia.olive
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:42 pm

MrThomasFT3 wrote:In at:

UGA
Wake Forest
Miami
Depaul

Waiting for:
UNC
Tennessee
Cornell (only applied due to a fee waiver, we'll see)
Penn State

Is that your complete list, why no 'Bama. It is Cheap and in the same area ranking wise.

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LAWLAW09
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:21 am

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pixystics
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:40 pm

In at UVA... got the call from the admissions director today. Said he was blown away by my ps. Woohoo!

Also in Northeastern

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s0ph1e2007
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:53 pm

pixystics wrote:In at UVA... got the call from the admissions director today. Said he was blown away by my ps. Woohoo!

Also in Northeastern


Wow!! Congratulastions!!
That's a pretty awesome complement!
When did you go UR first?

miracle2011
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby miracle2011 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:57 pm

Just thought that I'd chime in with my acceptances so far

UCLA Law
Georgetown
Michigan

I an AA male, look up my user name on LSN if you want stats.

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femme
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby femme » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:51 pm

I'm proud to announce that I'll have my first decision within a few days. It's most likely going to be a rejection, however, since I sent out my first application in October, I'm stoked to receive any news.

pixystics
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:06 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
pixystics wrote:In at UVA... got the call from the admissions director today. Said he was blown away by my ps. Woohoo!

Also in Northeastern


Wow!! Congratulastions!!
That's a pretty awesome complement!
When did you go UR first?


It's changed so much, I can't remember. I submitted November 18. I think I went under review in late November

djfe4president
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby djfe4president » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:41 pm

in at u.c. berk.

ilovethatschool

pixystics
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:45 pm

djfe4president wrote:in at u.c. berk.

ilovethatschool


congrats!! im jealous

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DorianGray89
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:29 am

In at Boston College and Fordham

Hopefully I'll hear back from Duke and Georgetown soon.

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Fresh
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:32 am

DorianGray89 wrote:In at Boston College and Fordham

Hopefully I'll hear back from Duke and Georgetown soon.



congrats!!!

Did anybody ITT get a Darrow invite from Mich?

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timmna
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:44 am

pixystics wrote:
djfe4president wrote:in at u.c. berk.

ilovethatschool


congrats!! im jealous


+1 on both counts. When did you find out?




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