2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Champion
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Champion » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 am

It look me minutes to apply to schools since I had my personal statement, and my diversity statement pretty much fell into all optional/supplemental essay categories. It was only about $380 to apply to all of them. LSAC fee waivers waive a bunch of law school reports also. Everyone I know with the fee waiver did about 30 last cycle, I thought this was normal :lol:

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:33 am

Champion wrote:It look me minutes to apply to schools since I had my personal statement, and my diversity statement pretty much fell into all optional/supplemental essay categories. It was only about $380 to apply to all of them. LSAC fee waivers waive a bunch of law school reports also. Everyone I know with the fee waiver did about 30 last cycle, I thought this was normal :lol:


Yea, I can see that. It's probably more normal for someone who isn't sure where they want to go, and wants to see where they will get in to help them make a decision. I don't see anything wrong with it! Especially if you quickly withdraw from schools you're sure you wouldn't go to.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby hyakku » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:24 pm

Might as well throw my hat in

AA Male
~3.1 GPA / 170 LSAT

Applying:
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
Berkeley (lawl)
Georgetown
Chicago


Got fee waivers from Cornell / UT austin I was thinking about applying to, but I don't really want to go to either of them. I might try them simply to see if I can get some money from them, but at the same time I feel like it'd be kind of fucked to take someone's "spot", not that admissions really works this way. Looking at some of your lists makes me think I should just not really care and blanket more schools, but I couldn't really see myself at any schools outside of those 6, so I'm finding it hard to justify spending the extra money, outside of the potential to leverage $$.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:04 pm

Just received a voicemail from texas austin. I'm in! no mention of scholarship though, maybe that comes in the mail?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Rawlberto » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 pm

hyakku wrote:Might as well throw my hat in

AA Male
~3.1 GPA / 170 LSAT

Applying:
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
Berkeley (lawl)
Georgetown
Chicago


Got fee waivers from Cornell / UT austin I was thinking about applying to, but I don't really want to go to either of them. I might try them simply to see if I can get some money from them, but at the same time I feel like it'd be kind of fucked to take someone's "spot", not that admissions really works this way. Looking at some of your lists makes me think I should just not really care and blanket more schools, but I couldn't really see myself at any schools outside of those 6, so I'm finding it hard to justify spending the extra money, outside of the potential to leverage $$.


UT is probably not needed, but apply to Cornell. You can use any offer they give you as leverage against say GT if they aren't very interested in giving you a $, as they are peer schools. You can shoot all the schools in the t14 an email and they will be more than happy to give a fee waiver, save the big three.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:06 pm

Dani.B wrote:Just received a voicemail from texas austin. I'm in! no mention of scholarship though, maybe that comes in the mail?



Yeah it does. Thats what she said today on the phone. I think its mailed separately and you should receive it some days after the acceptance package.
Congrats!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby hyakku » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:06 am

Rawlberto wrote:
hyakku wrote:Might as well throw my hat in

AA Male
~3.1 GPA / 170 LSAT

Applying:
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
Berkeley (lawl)
Georgetown
Chicago


Got fee waivers from Cornell / UT austin I was thinking about applying to, but I don't really want to go to either of them. I might try them simply to see if I can get some money from them, but at the same time I feel like it'd be kind of fucked to take someone's "spot", not that admissions really works this way. Looking at some of your lists makes me think I should just not really care and blanket more schools, but I couldn't really see myself at any schools outside of those 6, so I'm finding it hard to justify spending the extra money, outside of the potential to leverage $$.


UT is probably not needed, but apply to Cornell. You can use any offer they give you as leverage against say GT if they aren't very interested in giving you a $, as they are peer schools. You can shoot all the schools in the t14 an email and they will be more than happy to give a fee waiver, save the big three.


That's what I was thinking. It's weird, I emailed them originally because my LSAT scores came Late, and a good amount said I wasn't qualified, but this week I've already gotten two from Texas and Cornell (after they just told me no), and Columbia (they gave me one for need based but when I went to pay it was waived). I'm also considering northwestern, but I'm only applying if Ive got fee waivers. I could see myself at NU,but Im not really willing to drop another $100 to find out.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 pm

SO how is everyone's cycle going so far????????



We need to resurrect this thread.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:47 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:SO how is everyone's cycle going so far????????



We need to resurrect this thread.



In at Duke, Michigan and Harvard. Still in shock from my KB2 earlier this morning.

ETA: In at Berkeley on Nov. 28th
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm

spek wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:SO how is everyone's cycle going so far????????



We need to resurrect this thread.



In at Duke, Michigan and Harvard. Still in shock from my KB2 earlier this morning.


That's awesome; you are kicking ass this cycle.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby MyLegendLives » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:28 pm

Congrats Spek! Similar cycle so far.

I'm in at Duke, Michigan, Berkeley, and Harvard. The last two both came today.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:29 pm

MyLegendLives wrote:Congrats Spek! Similar cycle so far.

I'm in at Duke, Michigan, Berkeley, and Harvard. The last two both came today.


Thanks! And congrats on Berkeley (and all the others!), that's awesome!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Woohoo!!! Loving the success.
So far in at Duke and UT.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby tooswolle » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:52 pm

First of all I'd like to congratulate everyone who has gotten decisions and has shared their stats. I'm not a high scoring urm (unfortunately choked on a reading section) but I'm going to throw myself in.

3.28, 158 M/A Male

Applied with few waivers to:

Duke
Vanderbilt
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois
University of Wisconsin
University of California, Irvine
Tulane
And a few tier two schools


Good luck to everyone else, hopefully we all have great cycles.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:02 am

Everyone is getting acceptances!

Around what time did you guys apply? Really wish acceptances would roll my way.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:52 am

FryBreadPower wrote:Everyone is getting acceptances!

Around what time did you guys apply? Really wish acceptances would roll my way.



Applied 10/30

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:53 am

Justdoingmybest wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Everyone is getting acceptances!

Around what time did you guys apply? Really wish acceptances would roll my way.



Applied 10/30


PT or ED? Or all RD?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:09 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Everyone is getting acceptances!

Around what time did you guys apply? Really wish acceptances would roll my way.



Applied 10/30


PT or ED? Or all RD?


PT for Duke

The rest are all RD
Stanford
Harvard
Columbia
NYU
Chicago
Michigan
UPenn
UVA
UT
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:30 am

In at Duke and W&M (applied 10/25). I think the other ones will take forever..

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby pineappl » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:18 am

Joining in :D
I echo the sentiment that y'all are quite impressive!! We're going to be a force in law school!

AA female, 3.96 Ivy, 167... semi-unusual DS, had fun with PS. (I say, at least I can have fun with the PS, regardless of whether the admissions offices like it:))

Pretty much done applying... As fas as I can recall, I've applied to:
UT-Austin (in)
Duke (in)
Harvard
Columbia
Chicago
Indiana
WashU
Georgetown
Penn
UVA
Michigan
William and Mary
Cornell
LSU
Vandy
Emory
USC

Maybe coming later: Yale, NYU.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:22 am

Any one who applied around 11/4 RD have any decisions yet?

Applied to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, Duke, Michigan, Virginia, UPenn, Berkeley, UCLA and no word yet :(

I'm just super impatient I guess.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:00 am

FryBreadPower wrote:Any one who applied around 11/4 RD have any decisions yet?

Applied to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, Duke, Michigan, Virginia, UPenn, Berkeley, UCLA and no word yet :(

I'm just super impatient I guess.


You should hear from UCLA and Berkeley soon (this week or next). maybe Michigan. I don't think people who applied around the time you did have heard back.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:17 am

FryBreadPower wrote:Any one who applied around 11/4 RD have any decisions yet?

Applied to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, Duke, Michigan, Virginia, UPenn, Berkeley, UCLA and no word yet :(

I'm just super impatient I guess.


I applied to all of those minus HYS and Chicago, around that time, and haven't heard from any of them yet.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby lsdream » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:17 am

Joining in.

3.962 (LSDAS 4.0)/159
AA Female
Applied to 17 schools - Coast to Coast.
Nervous as I haven't heard anything to date.

Good luck all!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:47 am

173 3.77 Cuban in at Berkeley. Good luck over the next two months everybody. It should be a fun ride




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