URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby kjadkins » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:00 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Wasn't going to apply to Chicago but got a fee waiver.

I noticed that they say not to attach a separate DS. What are yalls thoughts on this?
I honestly would not go there if I got into just about any of its peer schools or better(the Windy City says it all) so it's not that serious but I like to present the best app I can...


If you're dead set on sending in a DS, could you somehow morph your DS into a PS? My DS is a lot shorter so I revised it a bit and used it as my PS for a few schools that had a shorter page/word limit than my original PS allowed.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:16 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Wasn't going to apply to Chicago but got a fee waiver.

I noticed that they say not to attach a separate DS. What are yalls thoughts on this?
I honestly would not go there if I got into just about any of its peer schools or better(the Windy City says it all) so it's not that serious but I like to present the best app I can...

Make sure you've got something in your PS that at least hints at how you'd add diversity to the class.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:44 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Wasn't going to apply to Chicago but got a fee waiver.

I noticed that they say not to attach a separate DS. What are yalls thoughts on this?
I honestly would not go there if I got into just about any of its peer schools or better(the Windy City says it all) so it's not that serious but I like to present the best app I can...


I submitted a DS and got accepted, so I'm not sure how much it harms your application, if it harms it at all. Just make sure it's not poorly written and you'll probably be fine. Also, FWIW we have similar stats.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby calvmpv » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:55 pm

Fresh wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:Wasn't going to apply to Chicago but got a fee waiver.

I noticed that they say not to attach a separate DS. What are yalls thoughts on this?
I honestly would not go there if I got into just about any of its peer schools or better(the Windy City says it all) so it's not that serious but I like to present the best app I can...


I submitted a DS and got accepted, so I'm not sure how much it harms your application, if it harms it at all. Just make sure it's not poorly written and you'll probably be fine. Also, FWIW we have similar stats.


I felt the same way you did about UChicago...and told myself the same thing about still wanting to submit the best app possible. I was about to submit a DS until I did some last-minute TLS searching and decided to make my DS into a PS. In the end, I was still happy with what they saw and I just got in this week. Doesn't seem to have hurt Fresh though. But true...just make sure that if you're going to send both that they're well-written, free of errors/repetitive information, etc.

Also, congrats on another acceptance Fresh! :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks for the assistance guys, I think I'm going to send the DS with it, might as well give them a full picture.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:10 pm

Also Fresh, yep we have almost identical stats... I am a retake of a 161 though so we'll see if that affects anything.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:17 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Also Fresh, yep we have almost identical stats... I am a retake of a 161 though so we'll see if that affects anything.


It won't :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:06 pm

Gaia your 'tar is gonna get me in trouble @ work =/

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:11 pm

Alltheirsplendor wrote:
Wolverine Den wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:rejected from chicago
waiting on stanford, columbia (totally rejected from NYU and Harvard I think) duke and penn


Sophie, to be quite frank your cycle is a bit confounding. There is absolutely no reason at all for you to be rejected from H or S, let alone Chicago. I do hope you get one of H and/or S. With your numbers, it would extremely be well deserved. Hang in there, I wish you nothing but the best of luck with the rest of your cycle!!!


Ditto.


Thanks guys, you're super nice.
My rejection from Chicago is totally my fault though. I sent the wrong essay to Chicago accidentally, and I didn't notice till yesterday.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:12 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:My rejection from Chicago is totally my fault though. I sent the wrong essay to Chicago accidentally, and I didn't notice till yesterday.


I'm sorry sophie =/ thats really rough

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:14 pm

Fresh wrote:Gaia your 'tar is gonna get me in trouble @ work =/


Lmao...Borderline NSFW tars are my signature. You should be fine, though. Given the context of TLS, I doubt anyone will think you're indulging in anything questionable at work :)

Congrats again to those with new acceptances!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:14 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Alltheirsplendor wrote:
Wolverine Den wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:rejected from chicago
waiting on stanford, columbia (totally rejected from NYU and Harvard I think) duke and penn


Sophie, to be quite frank your cycle is a bit confounding. There is absolutely no reason at all for you to be rejected from H or S, let alone Chicago. I do hope you get one of H and/or S. With your numbers, it would extremely be well deserved. Hang in there, I wish you nothing but the best of luck with the rest of your cycle!!!


Ditto.


Thanks guys, you're super nice.
My rejection from Chicago is totally my fault though. I sent the wrong essay to Chicago accidentally, and I didn't notice till yesterday.


An essay meant for another school? Sorry to hear this, btw.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby wellBecause » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:50 pm

Hey all my fellow URMs! I've been surfing around here for a little while and I've finally decided to suck it up and post. I can see how TLS consumes lives, and I am totally down for my life to be consumed!

I'm URM female, 160, 3.5, T25, 3 yrs WE . I sent out my applications RD in early-mid November to the schools listed in my stats. I've been accepted to GW and Fordham. Still waiting on the majority. I really want Columbia/NYU as I'm not looking to leave NYC.

I'm mainly interested in NYC BigLaw - IP (Entertainment), but wouldn't be devastated if my career path were to deviate from my current goals. I have 3 yrs WE in music licensing and definitely intend to stay in the whole copyright law vicinity.

Quick question, I just received fee waivers from Penn and Northwestern. I originally planned on applying to both, but those fees were killin me...and the extra essays for Penn were a deterrence to my fatigued brain at the time. Do you think it is too late in the game to send these - considering I would still need to set up an interview for N and write additional essays for Penn? Especially with my lower #s it may be too late to even be considered...I would love to have your opinions.

Lastly, congrats everyone on all the acceptances!!!! Let's keep em coming :lol:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:52 pm

In at W&M! Happy to have all of the well regarded Virginia schools as an option.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby aperson88 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:48 pm

In at UVA!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BHDLaw » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:49 pm

ksimon2007 wrote:In at W&M! Happy to have all of the well regarded Virginia schools as an option.


Congratulations to you! In today as well (along with W&L and Richmond). Would love to add UVa to that list, but who knows. Congrats!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:57 pm

Congratulations, ksimon2007 and aperson88!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:12 pm

wellBecause wrote: Quick question, I just received fee waivers from Penn and Northwestern. I originally planned on applying to both, but those fees were killin me...and the extra essays for Penn were a deterrence to my fatigued brain at the time. Do you think it is too late in the game to send these - considering I would still need to set up an interview for N and write additional essays for Penn? Especially with my lower #s it may be too late to even be considered...I would love to have your opinions.


Definitely send out your apps to those schools and see what happens. :wink:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:20 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:Congratulations, ksimon2007 and aperson88!!


Thanks and congratulations to you on some outstanding acceptances.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:40 pm

BHDLaw wrote:
ksimon2007 wrote:In at W&M! Happy to have all of the well regarded Virginia schools as an option.


Congratulations to you! In today as well (along with W&L and Richmond). Would love to add UVa to that list, but who knows. Congrats!!


Awesome news! Keep them coming. I'm pulling for you regarding UVA.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:11 pm

Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:21 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...


Helpful to have well thought out answers to these questions:


Why Harvard?

Why law?

Do you have any questions?

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URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby law_monkey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:27 pm

LuBru wrote:I don't have any news... and it is making me crazy! Is anyone else more than a little obsessed with apps right now? It's like waiting for my LSAT score, but much much worse. Whenever I get a large envelope in the mail I freak out like it is an acceptance - but it's usually life insurance paperwork or something equally lame.

I think I got a little spoiled with that acceptance via Duke priority track so early. I'm still waiting for decisions from: Lewis & Clark, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UT, UVA, Penn, Boston U, Chicago and Michigan. Uggg.

Sorry everyone, this post has no purpose except to vent and reassure myself that I'm not the only one who logs into EVERY status checker EVERY day. Sometimes twice a day, if I'm honest. :)


You're DEFINITELY not the only one! Except it's worse for me now because I've heard back from almost everywhere, so now it only takes 2 seconds to check my status checker and then I feel empty and don't know what to do anymore. Law school apps create a long and dangerous world to being pathetic... :(

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:32 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...


Know how to connect everything in your resume to your interest in law or some interest in general. He may ask you a question or two specific to your resume.




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