2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Guchster » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:07 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Just curious because of all this SEO stuff, what's so attractive about it? I went to an info session when I was a Fresh in college, but I forgot most of it. Also, I'm quite lazy and the idea of a non-essential program forces me into a fetal position


Free supplements that you'll spend $400 plus ANYWAY for all your first year courses

You get a very generous stipend from your firm.

Meet all the recruiters, partners, and (from junior to senior) associates from the Top 30 law firms that make the hiring decisions.

*HUGE* plus for 1L SA because first off you have a top30 law firm on your resume and depending on your firm you get substantive work you can talk about in interviews.

You get exposure to what transactional work and litigation REALLY means, as well as insights into how restructuring of debt, securities and antitrust litigation, and private equity/funds work at a law firm--things people won't TRULY get a practical sense of until they actually work at a firm (which will be during the 2L summer for 95% of law school students)

Meet a strong group of friends that you can always connect with and some contacts when you arrive at your law firm

Get inducted into the SEO alumni framework (meet tons of cool 2Ls/3Ls/associates/partners that did SEO that will mentor your and give you advice).

+a billion more reasons that I can't think of right now.
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:09 pm

Guchster wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Just curious because of all this SEO stuff, what's so attractive about it? I went to an info session when I was a Fresh in college, but I forgot most of it. Also, I'm quite lazy and the idea of a non-essential program forces me into a fetal position


Free supplements that you'll spend $400 plus ANYWAY for all your first year courses

You get a very generous stipend from your firm.

Meet all the recruiters, partners, and (from junior to senior) associates from the Top 30 law firms that make the hiring decisions.

*HUGE* plus for 1L SA because first off you have a top30 law firm on your resume and depending on your firm you get substantive work you can talk about in interviews.

You get exposure to what transactional work and litigation REALLY means, as well as insights on what things like restructuring of debt, securities and antitrust litigation. and private equity finance works at a law firm--things people won't TRULY get a practical sense of until they actually work at a firm (which will be during the 2L summer for 95% of law school students)

Meet a strong group of friends that you can always connect with and some contacts when you arrive at your law firm

Get inducted into the SEO alumni framework (meet tons of cool 2Ls/3Ls/associates/partners that did SEO that will mentor your and give you advice).

+a billion more reasons that I can't think of right now.


Cool. Agradecido.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Anonymous321 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi Everyone! Thought I'd pass along the good news to fellow URMs.(I'm on TLS, just want to maintain anonymity)

Applied and was accepted into Stanford! LSAT is sub-median/high gpa/MA.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:25 pm

Anonymous321 wrote:Hi Everyone! Thought I'd pass along the good news to fellow URMs.(I'm on TLS, just want to maintain anonymity)

Applied and was accepted into Stanford! LSAT is sub-median/high gpa/MA.

Good luck to everyone!


That's awesome. CA resident?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Anonymous321 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:47 pm

Thanks! I'm a non-resident.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:20 am

1212 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Former OL just dropping in to congratulate you all on some nice acceptances! More are soon to come! Also, if anyone has any specific questions about UVA, I'd be more than happy to give you my thoughts on my experience here so far.


Thanks for the congrats!! How did you decide on UVA? Is there anything you know now that you wish you took into account? I am worried about the feasibility of going to all the ASWs and am wondering what factors other people take into account when selecting their school.



Be on the look out for a more detailed PM answering this question in the next few days. We are just wrapping up exams and I can barley think about anything other than crim or contracts until after Wednesday. But basically, go to as many ASW's as you can. Consider money, ranking, but NEVER underestimate your gut feeling that you get about a place. Btw, enjoy the process! ASW's are a great time to network, dress up (kinda) and get drunk at social events. If you get too messed up, it's not like you HAVE to see these people ever again. (being facetious...err...kinda).

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby 1212 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:08 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
1212 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Former OL just dropping in to congratulate you all on some nice acceptances! More are soon to come! Also, if anyone has any specific questions about UVA, I'd be more than happy to give you my thoughts on my experience here so far.


Thanks for the congrats!! How did you decide on UVA? Is there anything you know now that you wish you took into account? I am worried about the feasibility of going to all the ASWs and am wondering what factors other people take into account when selecting their school.



Be on the look out for a more detailed PM answering this question in the next few days. We are just wrapping up exams and I can barley think about anything other than crim or contracts until after Wednesday. But basically, go to as many ASW's as you can. Consider money, ranking, but NEVER underestimate your gut feeling that you get about a place. Btw, enjoy the process! ASW's are a great time to network, dress up (kinda) and get drunk at social events. If you get too messed up, it's not like you HAVE to see these people ever again. (being facetious...err...kinda).


Sounds like my kind of party. haha. Good luck on exams!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:04 pm

In at UVA 35/yr :shock: Hard to turn down. Even though I really really love NYU. Maybe I'll get the AnBryce!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:52 pm

Just got the KB1 email!

Submitted 10/27
UR 11/2
Complete 11/10
KB1 12/19

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:03 pm

I know what a KB1 is, but what is the significance? I tried to find the answer on the HLS thread, but I'm afraid I'm going to be fired soon if I spend another 5 min on TLS

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:16 pm

AS33 wrote:I know what a KB1 is, but what is the significance? I tried to find the answer on the HLS thread, but I'm afraid I'm going to be fired soon if I spend another 5 min on TLS


You need a KB1 in order to be admitted. About 800/1200 people who receive a KB1 get a KB2 so it's usually a good sign.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks. I hate/love this process

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:52 pm

Sh@keNb@ke wrote:Just got the KB1 email!

Submitted 10/27
UR 11/2
Complete 11/10
KB1 12/19


Omy! Congrats! We have practically the same numbers, submit date, and same race lol but different gender so I wont get too excited! Or worried... :lol:

Congrats again!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:53 pm

AS33 wrote:Thanks. I hate/love this process


agreed!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby mickeyD » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:01 pm

Harvard applicants:

Went through all the LSN data for URMs with LSATs of 166+. I'm a splitter (3.5x, 17x) so it was helpful for me to see what my chances looked like. For those of you with 166+ LSAT scores, you might want to take a look. Sample size = 187.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby TatNurner » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:55 pm

^Good work MickeyD.

Can you link me to the 3.4/178 who got rejected? I've been able to find the profiles of all the other outliers but I can't seem to find that one.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby mickeyD » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:01 pm

TatNurner wrote:^Good work MickeyD.

Can you link me to the 3.4/178 who got rejected? I've been able to find the profiles of all the other outliers but I can't seem to find that one.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jaggededge

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:08 pm

mickeyD wrote:Harvard applicants:

Went through all the LSN data for URMs with LSATs of 166+. I'm a splitter (3.5x, 17x) so it was helpful for me to see what my chances looked like. For those of you with 166+ LSAT scores, you might want to take a look. Sample size = 187.

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Don't really understand how a 3.4 178 got rejected but someone with the same GPA but a much lower LSAT score got admitted.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Just got into NYU!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Cookie2 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Congrats everyone! Its great to hear so much good news!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:25 pm

Got into Michigan this morning!!! So excited!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:38 pm

In at NYU today! My first acceptance!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:03 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:In at NYU today! My first acceptance!


Yay! Congrats :D

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:35 pm

Got accepted to NYU today too. This thread is really pickin up!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:51 pm

Congrats everyone! Happy to hear your cycles are going so well. I'm still waiting on my first acceptance. Applied third week of Nov. Hope for good news any day now. GOOD LUCK!!!




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