2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby GirlStop » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:03 am

Wow, super cool! Thanks for explaining

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby 1212 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:09 am

Thought I'd jump in!

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3.77/167

In:
Duke (PT)
UT (Full Ride)
Georgetown

Still waiting on the rest of the t14 minus Yale, UVA, and Vandy

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby shbe0701 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:32 am

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:52 pm

Is anyone still "checking in" ? I'm curious as to how many of you heard back from schools that applied in Sept/early Oct ? I guess I will check in as well!

AA female
3.65/164
2+ years work experience

Got into Duke PT on 11/4. I also applied to (thanks to fee waivers, mostly):
Georgetown
GW
Upenn
Uchicago
NYU
Umichigan

Will apply to (after next paycheck ha -big maybe though):
Harvard
Stanford
Columbia

Good luck to everyone! It's so nice seeing people kick ass!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby ajudk8 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:37 pm

Pretty big lurker here, but might as well check in:

AA Female, Top Tier private liberal arts
Double Major (Humanities)
3.65 & 160/160

Figured I didn't have a real shot at T-14 w/those numbers so ended up pretty much blanketing 2/3 of the top 30 (gotta love those fee waivers!). First apps in - 10/25, all apps in as of 11/8.

Of the T-14, applied to:
Columbia
Chicago
Michigan
Penn
Cornell
Duke
UVA

11/9 - In at Duke (PT) :shock:
11/10 - In at Wash & Lee

Loving the Duke admit (still in shock), but would be so bummed if it's all downhill from here!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:51 pm

ajudk8 wrote:Pretty big lurker here, but might as well check in:

AA Female, Top Tier private liberal arts
Double Major (Humanities)
3.65 & 160/160

Figured I didn't have a real shot at T-14 w/those numbers so ended up pretty much blanketing 2/3 of the top 30 (gotta love those fee waivers!). First apps in - 10/25, all apps in as of 11/8.

Of the T-14, applied to:
Columbia
Chicago
Michigan
Penn
Cornell
Duke
UVA

11/9 - In at Duke (PT) :shock:
11/10 - In at Wash & Lee

Loving the Duke admit (still in shock), but would be so bummed if it's all downhill from here!


Awesome and congrats on Duke! Doesn't that feel good. So I have to ask - because I may be in the same boat - will you choose to go to Duke if you don't get into a "better" school?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby ajudk8 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:00 am

Thanks AS33! It's hard to say at this point. $$ is a serious consideration and I want to see how the cards fall. But, it's likely I would go to Duke even if I did get into a higher ranked school. Duke has some major selling points. So the answer is: probably, maybe lol
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:22 am

Haha- you sound just a clueless as me! I am just anxious to hear from other schools. And like you, I almost feel like I don't stand a chance at the top schools I applied to. But Duke gave me some hope, and at the same time, presented the possibility that maybe we are underestimating ourselves? Good luck to you! And if you feel like it, keep me posted :)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:44 am

AS33 and ajudk8, I came across this profile on LSN. Although u might not match his profile exactly, this should brighten up your day a little and give you some hope

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kdubb513/jd

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:43 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:AS33 and ajudk8, I came across this profile on LSN. Although u might not match his profile exactly, this should brighten up your day a little and give you some hope

That's so nice of you! This definitely gave me a little more hope :)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kdubb513/jd

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby ajudk8 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:32 am

AS33 wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:AS33 and ajudk8, I came across this profile on LSN. Although u might not match his profile exactly, this should brighten up your day a little and give you some hope

That's so nice of you! This definitely gave me a little more hope :)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kdubb513/jd


Ditto. Thanks for this :D

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:31 pm

Has any one applied to Yale yet? I keep telling myself to write the 250...but so far nothing. I got the Yale brochure and letter today and remembered it was on my to-do list.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:Has any one applied to Yale yet? I keep telling myself to write the 250...but so far nothing. I got the Yale brochure and letter today and remembered it was on my to-do list.


Eh without rolling admission it has pretty much been my last app-related thing to do on my list.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:40 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:Has any one applied to Yale yet? I keep telling myself to write the 250...but so far nothing. I got the Yale brochure and letter today and remembered it was on my to-do list.


Eh without rolling admission it has pretty much been my last app-related thing to do on my list.


Ditto. Having trouble writing a 250 I'm completely satisfied with. The fact that it's not rolling admissions means there isn't much pressure to get it in but I do want to submit by the 15th for the sake of my own sanity.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:41 pm

spek wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:Has any one applied to Yale yet? I keep telling myself to write the 250...but so far nothing. I got the Yale brochure and letter today and remembered it was on my to-do list.


Eh without rolling admission it has pretty much been my last app-related thing to do on my list.


Ditto. Having trouble writing a 250 I'm completely satisfied with. The fact that it's not rolling admissions means there isn't much pressure to get it in but I do want to submit by the 15th for the sake of my own sanity.


Agreed. I think Thanksgiving is what I'm trying to hold myself to.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby PoMama » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:25 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:AS33 and ajudk8, I came across this profile on LSN. Although u might not match his profile exactly, this should brighten up your day a little and give you some hope

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kdubb513/jd


JDMB, that really WAS quite nice of you! However since AA males typically receive higher boosts (AA females outnumber AA males in just about ANY law school class), an LSN link to a female profile may offer closer comparison. I submit for consideration, the following:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Lschool10gurl
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/NOBulldog
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BrooLoo

Sure wish there'd been resources like these around back when *I* was applying to law school. Watching this cycle w/particular interest as I root for my daughter (who doesn't "do" online forums). :)

p.s. agree w/earlier poster(s) who noted an unusually high number of high-scoring URMs posting this year. Awesome! Those w/lower numbers, however, should definitely NOT be deterred. Good Luck to all!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:28 pm

PoMama wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:AS33 and ajudk8, I came across this profile on LSN. Although u might not match his profile exactly, this should brighten up your day a little and give you some hope

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kdubb513/jd


JDMB, that really WAS quite nice of you! However since AA males typically receive higher boosts (AA females outnumber AA males in just about ANY law school class), an LSN link to a female profile may offer closer comparison. I submit for consideration, the following:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Lschool10gurl
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/NOBulldog
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BrooLoo

Sure wish there'd been resources like these around back when *I* was applying to law school. Watching this cycle w/particular interest as I root for my daughter (who doesn't "do" online forums). :)

p.s. agree w/earlier poster(s) who noted an unusually high number of high-scoring URMs posting this year. Awesome! Those w/lower numbers, however, should definitely NOT be deterred. Good Luck to all!


PoMama- you sound like my Mama! Thanks for the links. Best of luck to your daughter :)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby curiouskitty21 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:21 pm

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Champion » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:50 am

AA Male 3.74, 159.

Applied to thirty one schools since I had the LSAC fee waiver. Blanketed the T20, and then some other schools.

In at Texas, UCLA, UGA thus far!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:40 am

Thirty-one? And I thought 12 was a lot!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:59 am

AS33 wrote:Thirty-one? And I thought 12 was a lot!



lol. My friends thought I was over doing it by applying to 10.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 am

Haha yea I think 31 might be a new record.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:00 pm

AS33 wrote:Haha yea I think 31 might be a new record.



Yeah that's the most that I've heard of. I applied to 21. (Fee waivers!)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby boosk » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:17 am

almost forgot about the URM forum!

MA 165/3.56 here,

applied to the T20 more or less, except yale (havent even begun to contemplate my 250 yet)

in @ UT w/ some $
out @ UVA
in @ W&M w/ fellowship $

good luck everyone,

***HOPIN FOR A T6 MIRACLE!!!***

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:34 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
AS33 wrote:Haha yea I think 31 might be a new record.



Yeah that's the most that I've heard of. I applied to 21. (Fee waivers!)



Hell I thought that 15 was intense (applications seemed to drag on forever with all of the supplemental essays). I can't imagine doing twice that amount.




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