URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby law_monkey » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:30 pm

In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:01 pm

I have love for Philly. Congrats.


law_monkey wrote:In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:24 am

law_monkey wrote:In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!


Yaaay, massive congratulations law_monkey! That's amazing that you got your first choice so early!! :D

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby law_monkey » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:58 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
law_monkey wrote:In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!


Yaaay, massive congratulations law_monkey! That's amazing that you got your first choice so early!! :D


Thanks!!! I don't want to be super impulsive and commit without doing a couple campus visits, but it's nice to feel fairly certain at this point.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:10 pm

law_monkey wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
law_monkey wrote:In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!


Yaaay, massive congratulations law_monkey! That's amazing that you got your first choice so early!! :D


Thanks!!! I don't want to be super impulsive and commit without doing a couple campus visits, but it's nice to feel fairly certain at this point.


Congrats!

Mind sharing your stats? 8)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:14 pm

law_monkey wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
law_monkey wrote:In at Penn today!!! It's pretty much my top choice, so I'm STOKED!!!


Yaaay, massive congratulations law_monkey! That's amazing that you got your first choice so early!! :D


Thanks!!! I don't want to be super impulsive and commit without doing a couple campus visits, but it's nice to feel fairly certain at this point.


so awesome congrats

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:58 pm

Thought i said this before, but Thanks all for the congrats!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby mez06 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:46 pm

I feel like Illinois let in a lot of URMs...now let's see how many of us decide to go there. Falling in love with it myself :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby thegrayman » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:56 pm

update on my cycle so far:

in at NYU!
out at UVA (OOS, RD)
interview with GULC alumni today - hope it goes well
nothing back from anywhere else, I blanketed the t-20

congrats to all, looking at the results so far some of you guys are crushing it!

:P

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:24 pm

thegrayman wrote:update on my cycle so far:

in at NYU!


Congrats on an amazing school!!!
Good luck w/ GULC interview today

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby hpfl121 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Seeing as how you were accepted by NYU, I would think you're going to crush your cycle as well, grayman. Good Luck!!

For me, in at GWU as of this morning. So far I have Illinois, OSU, and GWU. I still have about 17 or more schools to hear from so we'll see what happens.

Once again, Good Luck and Congrats to everybody in this thread!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:12 pm

Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:17 pm

timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Wow, so few early URM acceptances at Harvard. :(

I would suggest a LOCI. Anything other than that would seem a little much, in my opinion. Plus, you want to make sure you have some more options if you get waitlisted (doubtful).

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:23 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Wow, so few early URM acceptances at Harvard. :(

I would suggest a LOCI. Anything other than that would seem a little much, in my opinion. Plus, you want to make sure you have some more options if you get waitlisted (doubtful).


Thanks for the response. So you wouldn't suggest another LOR? I am toying with the idea of a Feb LSAT, but I'm not sure.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:33 pm

timmna wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Wow, so few early URM acceptances at Harvard. :(

I would suggest a LOCI. Anything other than that would seem a little much, in my opinion. Plus, you want to make sure you have some more options if you get waitlisted (doubtful).


Thanks for the response. So you wouldn't suggest another LOR? I am toying with the idea of a Feb LSAT, but I'm not sure.


Your LSAT is already on the URM high-side. If you're certain you can hit 170, then there's no harm in going for it (especially for scholly purposes), but I don't think you have to. An extra LOR won't hurt, but like I said, you won't have much to strengthen your application later if you send off both an LOR and LOCI this early. Good luck, whatever you decide though! I have a very good feeling you'll be admitted in the Spring. :wink:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:47 pm

timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Did you read JR's blog on this?

At this point, your application has been thoroughly reviewed. We’ve got a crack team here, and at least two of us have read your application. So we have a pretty good sense of who you are at this point. You’re more than welcome to send additional information – updated transcripts and resumes are particularly helpful. But don’t feel the need to send something just to send it. Remember, what you send reflects on your judgment – is that seventh letter of recommendation from your grandmother’s next door neighbor who always thought you should be a lawyer really going to reflect well on you?

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve started to go back through the holds. Some of you, we’ve already admitted; others have been asked to interview. Don’t freak out if that’s not you. This is a fairly long process, and it will take 6-8 weeks to go through all the applications, at which point some of the remaining holds be shifted to a wait-list.


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If you have new information that we should have to evaluate your candidacy, definitely send it in. Updated transcripts should be sent to LSAC, but feel free to send us other updates such as honors or awards you’ve recently won, a new job, or anything else that you think could materially impact our evaluation of you. (Keep in mind that we do not open email attachments, so most updates should be sent to our office via postal mail.) Otherwise, sit tight and try not to stress too much. We’ll try and get you a decision as soon as we can.


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I honestly won't do anything else just yet. If you don't hear word by February, I'll then send in a LOCI.

Looks like a whole lot of folks found out they are being held today. Give it some time.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:52 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Did you read JR's blog on this?

At this point, your application has been thoroughly reviewed. We’ve got a crack team here, and at least two of us have read your application. So we have a pretty good sense of who you are at this point. You’re more than welcome to send additional information – updated transcripts and resumes are particularly helpful. But don’t feel the need to send something just to send it. Remember, what you send reflects on your judgment – is that seventh letter of recommendation from your grandmother’s next door neighbor who always thought you should be a lawyer really going to reflect well on you?

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve started to go back through the holds. Some of you, we’ve already admitted; others have been asked to interview. Don’t freak out if that’s not you. This is a fairly long process, and it will take 6-8 weeks to go through all the applications, at which point some of the remaining holds be shifted to a wait-list.


--LinkRemoved--

If you have new information that we should have to evaluate your candidacy, definitely send it in. Updated transcripts should be sent to LSAC, but feel free to send us other updates such as honors or awards you’ve recently won, a new job, or anything else that you think could materially impact our evaluation of you. (Keep in mind that we do not open email attachments, so most updates should be sent to our office via postal mail.) Otherwise, sit tight and try not to stress too much. We’ll try and get you a decision as soon as we can.


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I honestly won't do anything else just yet. If you don't hear word by February, I'll then send in a LOCI.

Looks like a whole lot of folks found out they are being held today. Give it some time.


Thanks for the links. I had read the first post of his, but not the other. I was afraid of being rejected before I can change any minds, but I think I might take your advice and wait a little while before sending in any additional info.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:58 pm

Can anyone give more info on the Duke Priority Track?

I sent in my (fee waived) app this morning then got an email about 30 minutes ago about priority track.

Is it too late to get into this?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:59 pm

timmna wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
timmna wrote:Need some advice. Just got held at Harvard which I'm a bit bummed about. I already updated my transcripts with a 4.0 last semester; not sure what else I should add to my file. Am I done for? Should I cash in on some LORs professors have offered to write? Should I just wait for the axe to swing? Any advice, however brutal, would be appreciated.


Did you read JR's blog on this?

At this point, your application has been thoroughly reviewed. We’ve got a crack team here, and at least two of us have read your application. So we have a pretty good sense of who you are at this point. You’re more than welcome to send additional information – updated transcripts and resumes are particularly helpful. But don’t feel the need to send something just to send it. Remember, what you send reflects on your judgment – is that seventh letter of recommendation from your grandmother’s next door neighbor who always thought you should be a lawyer really going to reflect well on you?

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve started to go back through the holds. Some of you, we’ve already admitted; others have been asked to interview. Don’t freak out if that’s not you. This is a fairly long process, and it will take 6-8 weeks to go through all the applications, at which point some of the remaining holds be shifted to a wait-list.


--LinkRemoved--

If you have new information that we should have to evaluate your candidacy, definitely send it in. Updated transcripts should be sent to LSAC, but feel free to send us other updates such as honors or awards you’ve recently won, a new job, or anything else that you think could materially impact our evaluation of you. (Keep in mind that we do not open email attachments, so most updates should be sent to our office via postal mail.) Otherwise, sit tight and try not to stress too much. We’ll try and get you a decision as soon as we can.


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I honestly won't do anything else just yet. If you don't hear word by February, I'll then send in a LOCI.

Looks like a whole lot of folks found out they are being held today. Give it some time.


Thanks for the links. I had read the first post of his, but not the other. I was afraid of being rejected before I can change any minds, but I think I might take your advice and wait a little while before sending in any additional info.


Have faith. Your numbers are strong for an AA applicant so cast all fears aside. You had also just sent in an updated transcript with a 4.0 GPA. Don't bombard them with any additional updates just yet.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LAWLAW09 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:10 pm

held at Harvard.


YP strikes again.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby miracle2011 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:13 pm

I was also held today at Harvard, which I count as a small miracle.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Shloime » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:16 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Can anyone give more info on the Duke Priority Track?

I sent in my (fee waived) app this morning then got an email about 30 minutes ago about priority track.

Is it too late to get into this?


Send them an email explaining the situation. They'll definitely put you on PT

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:17 pm

Good luck, fellow Harvard Helders. Hopefully it's just something we have to wait out...

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:23 pm

I was held today at Harvard as well. I don't know what else I should do. Should I update my grades? Get another recommendation? Damn. Are any of you doing anything? And how do you send it to them (besides an updated transcript...which I haven't done).


On the flipside, I got into UChicago today!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:26 pm

Shloime wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:Can anyone give more info on the Duke Priority Track?

I sent in my (fee waived) app this morning then got an email about 30 minutes ago about priority track.

Is it too late to get into this?


Send them an email explaining the situation. They'll definitely put you on PT


Thanks. Just registered for it anyway, and sent the guy who appears to be in charge of it an email.




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