2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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whenwin
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby whenwin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:16 pm

Still waiting on YHS. :? Applied 4 months ago. Waiting is no fun! Here's hoping that this is the week for a bunch of Stanford acceptances and/or JS1s from the hold list at Harvard! Good luck, everyone.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:33 pm

i think its interesting that at this time last cycle, the urm thread was on page 68...we are at 26.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Hull_at_The_House » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Update, cycle is pretty much winding down now.

IN
Harvard, Columbia, NYU (IILJ finalist), Chicago, Berkeley, UVA, Georgetown (withdrew), UCLA (withdrew)

WL
Penn

Still waiting on Yale, Stanford and Michigan (although this is almost certainly a WL by now)

Leaning pretty hard towards HLS right now but only got in recently (still delirious), so going to withdraw from most of the other schools by the end of the week.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby whenwin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:54 pm

sharktankdean wrote:i think its interesting that at this time last cycle, the urm thread was on page 68...we are at 26.


So what do you think... fewer URM applicants, schools being slower with admissions decisions, or just not as many people posting here?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:02 am

sharktankdean wrote:Supposedly this is meant to be URM acceptance week at Stanford. But looking at tls and lsn it does not look like that many people got in this time last yr...


I had heard that 3/7 was a big day for URM acceptances last year.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:20 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Supposedly this is meant to be URM acceptance week at Stanford. But looking at tls and lsn it does not look like that many people got in this time last yr...


I had heard that 3/7 was a big day for URM acceptances last year.



honestly that might have just been unique to last cycle...looking at previous cycles i can't see any threads...plus last cycle 3/4 hd a decent number of urm admits....the # that got in on 3/7 wasnt really big.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:21 am

sharktankdean wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Supposedly this is meant to be URM acceptance week at Stanford. But looking at tls and lsn it does not look like that many people got in this time last yr...


I had heard that 3/7 was a big day for URM acceptances last year.



honestly that might have just been unique to last cycle...looking at previous cycles i can't see any threads...plus last cycle 3/4 hd a decent number of urm admits....the # that got in on 3/7 wasnt really big.


If nothing else, the time frame for them to make decisions is quickly narrowing. Back in Dec. waiting until Mid-April sounded awful. Even if we have to wait until then, at this point there isn't much more waiting we can do.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:21 am

whenwin wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:i think its interesting that at this time last cycle, the urm thread was on page 68...we are at 26.


So what do you think... fewer URM applicants, schools being slower with admissions decisions, or just not as many people posting here?



cant really say...but i dont think the # of urm applicants went down

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby mcdeeremitch » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:50 pm

Upate: 154/3.19 (AA male)

In:

Washington & Lee (13,500)

Howard (12,500)

Richmond

Out:
Georgetown
BU

WL:
Fordham

Waiting:

UCLA
WUSTL
BC
Notre Dame
UVA
Emory

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:42 pm

Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby boosk » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:02 pm

JustE wrote:Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!


How were you notified?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:11 pm

boosk wrote:
JustE wrote:Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!


How were you notified?


PM'd

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:22 pm

JustE wrote:Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!


Congrats!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby planeride » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:57 pm

JustE wrote:Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!


Wow, didn't know the Dean's Scholarships went that high. Congrats!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Ga0-3L » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:00 pm

I don't know if there were less URMs this cycle but I haven't posted here before because I didn't know there was a here. I'm off to a pretty slow start (if you can even call it that in March)... I'm not sure how URM status has/will affect me... I don't understand anything about this process... I just want to go to Emory Law :(

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dake! » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:52 pm

JustE wrote:Dean's Scholarship at Michigan ($108k). Couldn't ask for more. My cycle is over. GO BLUE!!!


Congrats JustE! That's amazing!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Thank you!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby anjmissy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:22 pm

just thought i would update my cycle
AA female, lgbt 157, 3.2

In:
W&L 15,500 a year (attending)
Wake Forest 12,000 a year
Elon 30,000 a year
NCCU 20,000 a year
Temple
George Mason
American
Richmond
Howard

WL:
Virginia
GW

Out:
Georgetown

Pending:
W&M
Emory
Maryland

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:07 pm

Random question:

Are any of you considering diversity when deciding on a law school. I for one am all about the rankings (and $$) :D dont get me wrong, but lets say your choosing among the top 3, top 6, t10, do you stop and look at minority numbers? Is that important to you at all?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:12 pm

Dani.B wrote:Random question:

Are any of you considering diversity when deciding on a law school. I for one am all about the rankings (and $$) :D dont get me wrong, but lets say your choosing among the top 3, top 6, t10, do you stop and look at minority numbers? Is that important to you at all?


I've looked at it. One of the reasons I chose a larger school (Besides the rankings, money, and the fact that no small schools like me very much) is the fact that they generally have a larger minorty population and this one in particular has a strong BLSA. My undergrad also has a very strong relationship with the school I ended up at. The rankings and cash made it easily a top choice, the other things made it the obvious pick for me.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spiritniffler189 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Dani.B wrote:Random question:

Are any of you considering diversity when deciding on a law school. I for one am all about the rankings (and $$) :D dont get me wrong, but lets say your choosing among the top 3, top 6, t10, do you stop and look at minority numbers? Is that important to you at all?


Yeah, when I visited Cornell I met with a 3L BLSA member and asked her questions irrelevant to the # of minorities...from how does the administration look out for minorities to where can I get my hair done, etc. She also gave me her views on BLSA's at the other schools I'm looking at, and it made me like the school a lot more than I did before my visit...I think besides looking at the #'s, it's important to see the quality of life for minorities -- is there staff that care for the minority students, listen to their concerns, etc. A smaller minority population may mean the students have more access to resources (textbooks & supplements the BLSA purchases) and a stronger sense of community than it might at bigger schools

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:20 am

marveling over the fact i didnt find this thread sooner! good luck, everyone! congrats on your AMAZING ACCEPTANCES thus far:)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:08 am

I was just wondering if amc987, Mitterand or Justdoingmybest got JS1s?.... I think we all submitted around the same time and our cycles are pretty much similar (yes I admit it, I stalked your profiles a little)...I'm trying to see if i should be looking forward to more js1s...or jut give up now

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby lsdream » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:27 am

Dani.B wrote:Random question:

Are any of you considering diversity when deciding on a law school. I for one am all about the rankings (and $$) :D dont get me wrong, but lets say your choosing among the top 3, top 6, t10, do you stop and look at minority numbers? Is that important to you at all?


I'm in a similar position. Deciding between UChicago and UVA - Scholly is now almost the same at both so that's not a distinguishing factor any longer. There are aspects I really like about both, and some concerns with both as well. UChicago is ranked higher but both have strong rankings. How much weight do you place on fit/preference or is it all about the highest ranked school you're accepted into? The diversity numbers (not %'s) are slight at UChicago given the number of students. It's not an overriding factor, but I do find myself considering it as well.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby hernanmi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:39 pm

160/3.5/MA male (numbers slightly altered)

IN

UIUC (31K)

Wisconsin

Cardozo (90K)

American

Temple

Marquette (90K)

DePaul (60K/2.2 stip)

Valpo (full ride/3.0 stip) -withdrawn



OUT
Georgetown
GW
BU
Minnesota

WL:
Fordham
Notre Dame :(

Waiting:
USC
WUSTL
Cornell
Indiana
Indiana-Indy
Chicago-Kent




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