2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Geneva
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:45 pm

I'm thrilled to have gotten admitted to UCLA and Berkeley but stumped as to what to do for Admitted Students Weekends. I planned to go to UCLA's diversity welcome weekend in April (which is all expense paid by UCLA). I just got into Berkeley this week and found out that Berkeley's only ASW is the SAME WEEKEND! Any idea if we can have travel costs defrayed if we visit UCLA a weekend other than the designated ASW? Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions you can give!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:42 am

lsdream wrote:
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.


I'm looking at Chicago with 75k vs. UVA with 90k. Once I got the Chicago offer, my mind was pretty much set on Chicago. The employment numbers they boast are just too good to turn down, and each student opinion I've consulted has been overwhelmingly positive. That leads me to my main point: it depends what you're looking for. In my case, I'm going to have to take out everything in loans that isn't covered by scholarships and I'm pretty much biglaw or bust at this point.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby BDChairman » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:15 pm

Checking in, Interesting cycle

GPA: 3.46
LSAT: 163

Accepted:
NYU , waiting to hear on scholarship but I would go at sticker price
UNC, $0
USC $18,000/yr plus tuition waiver
Alabama $25,000.00/yr
Georgia State $0

Rejected:
UGA
UPenn

WL:
Georgetown
UVA
Vanderbilt

Waiting:
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
Emory

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sharktankdean
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:02 pm

BDChairman wrote:Checking in, Interesting cycle

GPA: 3.46
LSAT: 163

Accepted:
NYU , waiting to hear on scholarship but I would go at sticker price
UNC, $0
USC $18,000/yr plus tuition waiver
Alabama $25,000.00/yr
Georgia State $0

Rejected:
UGA
UPenn

WL:
Georgetown
UVA
Vanderbilt

Waiting:
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
Emory



congrats!!!!!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby amc987 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:07 pm

sharktankdean wrote: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


I have not received a JS1 yet... *fingers crossed that this week is URM interview/acceptance week at Harvard and Stanford*

And don't worry, sharktankdean. When operagrl posted about her JS1 (She and I are basically numbers twins and have had very similar cycles to this point), I was happy for her, freaked out about my own state and immediately wondered whether you, Miterrand or Justdoingmybest had gotten invites as well. The fact that you haven't either gives me some hope that there may be another wave somewhere down the line...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:27 pm

amc987 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote: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


I have not received a JS1 yet... *fingers crossed that this week is URM interview/acceptance week at Harvard and Stanford*

And don't worry, sharktankdean. When operagrl posted about her JS1 (She and I are basically numbers twins and have had very similar cycles to this point), I was happy for her, freaked out about my own state and immediately wondered whether you, Miterrand or Justdoingmybest had gotten invites as well. The fact that you haven't either gives me some hope that there may be another wave somewhere down the line...



hopefully by this time next week we will be sipping something and celebrating more good news

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:31 pm

sharktankdean wrote:hopefully by this time next week we will be sipping something and celebrating more good news


+100
:)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby parebare23 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:41 pm

Checking in.. hoping to have a big week this week with decisions!

IN:
GW
Wake
Pepperdine
Brooklyn
American
St. Johns
Southwestern
Villanova
Howard

WL:
UVA
Georgetown

OUT:
Berkeley
UCLA

WAITING:
NYU
Stanford
Duke
Columbia
Penn
UNC
Tulane
USC
Loyola Marymount

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:00 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:In

Mich
Berkeley
UVA
BC
BU
UCLA
Mizzou
SLU
USC
GULC
WUSTL

Held

Harvard
NU

Waitlisted

UChi
Columbia
Penn
Vandy

Dinged

Notre Dame
Duke


ETA: WUSTL acceptance and Duke reject

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Barca10 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:51 pm

First time poster on here. I had a different name on here before, but changed it because I am too paranoid for my own good.

170/3.97/Mexican/Male

IN
Berkeley
Duke
Vanderbilt - $35K/Year Scholarship
Penn
NYU
USC

WL
Georgetown

Pending
Stanford
Yale
Harvard
UVA
Columbia
UCLA
Michigan

Geneva
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby toliveNdieNLA » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:03 am

Geneva wrote:Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?


CRS will already have that information noted on your Academic Summary Report, if you elect to disclose your race, for Yale's adcoms.

Geneva
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:20 am

toliveNdieNLA wrote:
Geneva wrote:Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?


CRS will already have that information noted on your Academic Summary Report, if you elect to disclose your race, for Yale's adcoms.

oh, i don't think i agreed to CRS...too late to change it now?

Geneva
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:20 am

toliveNdieNLA wrote:
Geneva wrote:Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?


CRS will already have that information noted on your Academic Summary Report, if you elect to disclose your race, for Yale's adcoms.


it's in my DS but that's at the end of the application

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby 2015JD » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 am

Puerto-Rican 164 3.55

Waiting on:
Boston College Law School
Harvard Law School
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
New York University School of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law--Bloomington
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Vanderbilt University Law School
William & Mary Law School

Rejected at:
Boston University School of Law
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Columbia University School of Law
Cornell Law School
Duke University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Waitlisted at:
The George Washington University Law School
Washington and Lee University School of Law

In at:
Fordham University School of Law (no money)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University ($40k a year guaranteed)

I knew I was going to be rejected at like 80% of the schools I applied to but was hoping for at least a WL at Georgetown or Cornell (or at least one T14 for that matter, I tried for the shotgun effect). But I figured with my numbers and the URM status I was a guaranteed in at Cardozo, Fordham, W&L, W&M, Maryland, and BC. Very upset that I got WL at W&L, very upset Fordham isn't giving me a dime. Going into this whole thing W&M was my first pick, unfortunately every day I don't get that congratulations e-mail makes me think I am heading for a rejection, same for BC, and Maryland (figured they were a safety).

As it stands now Cardozo is my only option (Fordham is not worth the $120,000 difference they want me to pay).

Maybe my application had some glaring error that turned everyone off. I don't know I had 2 people check my PS over they thought it was fine. Whatever it is my cycle feels like shit right now, and is probably going to turn worse.

Should have added I have an LSAC fee waiver, so the schools only cost $16 a pop to apply.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby toliveNdieNLA » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:35 am

Geneva wrote:
toliveNdieNLA wrote:
Geneva wrote:Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?


CRS will already have that information noted on your Academic Summary Report, if you elect to disclose your race, for Yale's adcoms.

oh, i don't think i agreed to CRS...too late to change it now?


There adcoms, smart folks and can figure out if your URM. It was, however, a mis-step for you to not have not checked that box on the CRS main page. I would update it ASAP and maybe similar to when you submit a updated transcript, LSAC will generate a new Academic Summary Report for YLS.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:10 am

toliveNdieNLA wrote:
Geneva wrote:
toliveNdieNLA wrote:
Geneva wrote:Random question: Does anyone know why the Yale application does not ask about race/heritage?


CRS will already have that information noted on your Academic Summary Report, if you elect to disclose your race, for Yale's adcoms.

oh, i don't think i agreed to CRS...too late to change it now?


There adcoms, smart folks and can figure out if your URM. It was, however, a mis-step for you to not have not checked that box on the CRS main page. I would update it ASAP and maybe similar to when you submit a updated transcript, LSAC will generate a new Academic Summary Report for YLS.


it really really was. i lost hundreds of dollars applying to schools that would have waived my app fees. oh well, live and learn. i wonder if adding another rec letter will do the trick...hmmmm...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:34 pm

In at Columbia!

Pretty sure Stanford has my heart, especially since they just went up to number 2 and harvard has shown me no love :lol:

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:44 pm

Dani.B wrote:In at Columbia!

Pretty sure Stanford has my heart, especially since they just went up to number 2 and harvard has shown me no love :lol:


congrats!!!! now i need you to call Dean Deal and tell her to show the rest of us love :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

P.S. your cycle has been great

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby 1212 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:45 pm

Dani.B wrote:In at Columbia!

Pretty sure Stanford has my heart, especially since they just went up to number 2 and harvard has shown me no love :lol:


Congrats!!! That's awesome. Columbia is absolutely great!

still think you should just go out west with me!!!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:47 pm

Random question...since the ranking would you all choose Stanford over Harvard now or does it not make a difference...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Thanks you guys! I really am amazed at my cycle, if I never found this board the highest up I would've applied is Emory :lol:

I really think I'm heading out west. If Harvard lets me in, a big plus is that it's closer to home, but I really think I prefer Stanford over Harvard overall though, not sure if that makes me strange :lol:

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:57 pm

Dani.B wrote:Thanks you guys! I really am amazed at my cycle, if I never found this board the highest up I would've applied is Emory :lol:


This is sooo true before i found TLS i thought the T-14 schools could only be attained in my dreams.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby cylon_clone » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:13 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Dani.B wrote:Thanks you guys! I really am amazed at my cycle, if I never found this board the highest up I would've applied is Emory :lol:

This is sooo true before i found TLS i thought the T-14 schools could only be attained in my dreams.

x3 (although I did end up applying to Emory as a safety)

sharktankdean wrote:Random question...since the ranking would you all choose Stanford over Harvard now or does it not make a difference...

I chose Stanford over Harvard even before the rankings. I didn't even apply to Harvard, even though my chances were probably better there given the class size. To quote annoying hipsters - I was a fan of Stanford before it got famous.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:02 pm

I preferred stanford over H before the rankings as well. I honestly thought I had no chance at either so it wasn't something I gave much thought too. :lol:

For one stanford is beautiful, weather is similar to where I'm from 2. they have a smaller class size, and seems to have better employment statistics because of it. At harvard it seems a few people manage to fall between the cracks, but not so at stanford.




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