2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby TatNurner » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:03 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
whenwin wrote:Interesting... I did a little bit of research and, according to my calculations, last year there were 366 URM applicants on LSN; this year there are only 216. Y'all think this (pretty substantial) drop is indicative of a drop in the total number of URMs that are applying this year, or just an LSN thing?



it does not mean much. People create lsn profiles later in the cycle. If you check back in a month or so, your number may go up. Also i can also argue that since lsn is not something everyone does/knows about, you can't use it as a representative sample.


You make a good point that the final number of URMs on LSN for this cycle will be higher later in the year, but it doesn't seem like it can explain a 40ish% drop in URMs registering for the website, especially given what we are hearing about the number of applicants/LSAT takers dropping.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby mcdeeremitch » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:26 pm

Update: just got a $13,000 scholly from w&l...not a big deal compared to everyone else but at 154/3.19...I couldn't believe I was even accepted

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby amc987 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:23 am

mcdeeremitch wrote:Update: just got a $13,000 scholly from w&l...not a big deal compared to everyone else but at 154/3.19...I couldn't believe I was even accepted


Congrats!!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby plaiseadieu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:55 pm

mcdeeremitch wrote:Update: just got a $13,000 scholly from w&l...not a big deal compared to everyone else but at 154/3.19...I couldn't believe I was even accepted


Congratulations!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:02 pm

what do you guys think about this?

i applied early november, and have heard nothing from:

usc
ucla
michigan
nyu
columbia
duke
vanderbilt
berkeley
WUSTL

also, WL'd at georgetown and HELD (applied EA) at UT.

i'm 3.37/167/mexican, so i guess i'm not auto-ding and i'm certainly far from auto-admit. going on 3 months, does being URM have something to do with the great silence from most of my schools?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby jpp07001 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:43 pm

Checking in with this cycle. Here is mine so far:
3.48 151 LSAT AA MALE

IN
Northeastern (30K scholarship)
Suffolk
New England Law

Waiting on:
Cornell
BC
Georgetown (ED)
Vermont
Harvard(lol)

Withdrew:
Howard

Might apply to U of Minnesota...but Northeastern was my number one choice so I am pretty happy. Good luck on everyone waiting

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby NYC KID » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:58 am

jpp07001 wrote:Checking in with this cycle. Here is mine so far:
3.48 151 LSAT AA MALE

IN
Northeastern (30K scholarship)


Congrats! That alone is awsome. I'm a HA male with a 152 LSAT, but only a 3.06 LSDAS GPA and was deferred to the regular pool.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Ga0-3L » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:18 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:what do you guys think about this?

i applied early november, and have heard nothing from:

usc
ucla
michigan
nyu
columbia
duke
vanderbilt
berkeley
WUSTL

also, WL'd at georgetown and HELD (applied EA) at UT.

i'm 3.37/167/mexican, so i guess i'm not auto-ding and i'm certainly far from auto-admit. going on 3 months, does being URM have something to do with the great silence from most of my schools?


I doubt it...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby 1212 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:31 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:what do you guys think about this?

i applied early november, and have heard nothing from:

usc
ucla
michigan
nyu
columbia
duke
vanderbilt
berkeley
WUSTL

also, WL'd at georgetown and HELD (applied EA) at UT.

i'm 3.37/167/mexican, so i guess i'm not auto-ding and i'm certainly far from auto-admit. going on 3 months, does being URM have something to do with the great silence from most of my schools?


I'm in slightly similar circumstances. I haven't heard anything from Michigan and UCLA despite having applied in early October. I think a lot of schools are trying to see how their applicant pool shapes up given the drop in test takers/applications.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:35 pm

i see. i should mention that i know i've got a pretty slim chance at most of those. just wondering why it's taking so long, and why i've been passed over in so many rounds of rejects AND admits. i kinda thought they might wait, like you were getting at, to see how their pool is at the application deadline.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Ga0-3L » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:34 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:i see. i should mention that i know i've got a pretty slim chance at most of those. just wondering why it's taking so long, and why i've been passed over in so many rounds of rejects AND admits. i kinda thought they might wait, like you were getting at, to see how their pool is at the application deadline.


I think that's exactly what is going on... I only applied in-state but I have noticed the same trend - 3rd tier answers quickly, 2nd tier answers quick, top tier - nothing heard back yet. But it's not just me - all of my friends applying this cycle are hearing back from schools in the same order, same speed... and they aren't URM. So I doubt it has any thing to do with that.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby kmh504 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:41 pm

Held at Northwestern today ( my alma mater) :/ they requested an on campus interview. I took two undergrad classes with professors from the law school - I wouldn't say I got 'close' to them enough for a rec but I'm thinking of reaching out to them for some advice...maybe?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Moriarty » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:07 pm

kmh504 wrote:Held at Northwestern today ( my alma mater) :/ they requested an on campus interview. I took two undergrad classes with professors from the law school - I wouldn't say I got 'close' to them enough for a rec but I'm thinking of reaching out to them for some advice...maybe?


A little advice wouldn't hurt (okay, assuming that the advice is sound). If one of them helped spark your interest in the school, bring it up in the interview.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby kmh504 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:14 pm

Moriarty wrote:
kmh504 wrote:Held at Northwestern today ( my alma mater) :/ they requested an on campus interview. I took two undergrad classes with professors from the law school - I wouldn't say I got 'close' to them enough for a rec but I'm thinking of reaching out to them for some advice...maybe?


A little advice wouldn't hurt (okay, assuming that the advice is sound). If one of them helped spark your interest in the school, bring it up in the interview.

+1 one very much did actually - the course was called "American lawyers : demystifying the profession" lol I just didn't want name dropping to sound too eager or snobbish during the interview :p

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby parebare23 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:51 pm

Invited to interview for SEO today! I'm a SEO alum from another program - but this is my first with the corporate law program... any tips/topic help from those who have been through it or have knowledge about the law program interview?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby shbe0701 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:11 pm

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby parebare23 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:34 pm

shbe0701 wrote:congrats! How long ago did you submit your SEO app?


Thank you! I submitted my app on 1/9.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Lacepiece23 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:26 am

Just checking in longtime lurking but thought i'd update as to how my cycle is going

In
Pitt (full ride)
Wake (Partial)
Seton Hall (partial)
W & L
W & M
Ohio State

WL
UVA

Pending
Cornell
Duke
Michigan
Chicago
NYU
Vanderbilt

Stats: 3.4(3.5) AA Male 158 still in undergrad

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby crispycan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:18 am

AA Male 160 3.3 here

In
Syracuse
Mich St $$
Wake Forest $$
Illinois $$$
Miami Fl $$
Wash U

Pending
Mich
Cornell
Vandy
Emory
Howard
BU
G Wash
Ohio St

I don't post often, but wanted to share my cycle. My cycle has been above my expectations so far. I have a few reaches that I haven't heard from, but still hoping for the best. Good to get in Wash U hopefully can snag a couple other high ranked schools. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:16 pm

Update: AA Male 3.19/154

Got W&L with $ two weeks ago

In at Richmond last night

...still waiting on about 9 more schools (will post once cycle gets further along)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:20 pm

Quick Update:

3.21/166 WE

In:
Michigan
NYU
Northwestern
U Texas
Emory ($90k)

Waitlist:
UVA

Waiting on:
Duke
Cornell
Columbia
Stanford
Penn
Chicago
Berkeley
Howard

Sending a GPA Addendum today... Also waiting to hear back from SEO. Good luck everyone!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:44 pm

Michigan and Columbia are KILLING ME...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:21 pm

Is Michigan being really weird this cycle? I have heard from Chi and NYU but not them which is surprising. I almost feel as if theyre just waiting on me to withdraw because they feel Im not too interested in the school and most likely wont be attending.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:29 pm

AS33 wrote:Michigan and Columbia are KILLING ME...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:32 pm

Dani.B wrote:Is Michigan being really weird this cycle? I have heard from Chi and NYU but not them which is surprising. I almost feel as if theyre just waiting on me to withdraw because they feel Im not too interested in the school and most likely wont be attending.


Yes. Agree. All of the above.




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