URM AA applying T-14

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URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:39 pm

GPA: 3.86 and LSAT: 169. Solid softs. I'm applying T-14 but only got my apps in the first week in Jan. How much of a disadvantage have I incurred because of the tardiness? If I get into NYU or Chicago I'll be happy and won't really give a shit about whatever else happens.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:42 pm

I think UChicago's twitter said they were done making decisions.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:50 pm

What kind of urm are you?

You're not at a significant disadvantage either way.

Nevermind: I guess you're AA. You're good. You'll probably get mixed results but end up with an acceptance within T6.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:53 pm

Also did you end up cancelling your first score?

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby moneybagsphd » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:57 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:I think UChicago's twitter said they were done making decisions.

"All decisions are out and status checkers are updated. Thanks for the effort put into all of these apps - really great group."-twitter
Weird, just went complete yesterday.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:01 pm

Didn't cancel my first score, which was a 161 in Oct - hoping that doesn't do me in either.

And why would Chicago let people still apply if they're done with decisions? :?

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:03 pm

AA Male to clarify

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:20 pm

You'll be fine.

I hope you applied to YHS.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:32 pm

I did. :D And if Chicago's indeed out of the picture, and HYS a fighting chance at best, NYU is looking like my intersection between best shot and best fit. A visit might be in order.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:37 pm

Thurgreat marshall wrote:I did. :D And if Chicago's indeed out of the picture, and HYS a fighting chance at best, NYU is looking like my intersection between best shot and best fit. A visit might be in order.


Chicago isn't out of the picture, but that's irrelevant. You have a pretty good chance of getting into at least one of HYS.

You shouldn't settle for anything less than T6. You may have to ride waitlists and such but I even doubt that.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:49 pm

Check out this (different numbers but he applied later than you)

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/dkt4

There are many more others.

You may be waitlisted at other T14 schools though. Don't be discouraged. Self-esteem issues on their part, nothing personal. In fact you have a pretty good chance of getting waitlisted at Chicago but you'll get into at least one of HYS.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:08 pm

very encouraging. thanks blessedassurance!

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby plaiseadieu » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:14 am

Transferthrowaway wrote:I think UChicago's twitter said they were done making decisions.



i'm so confused...just saw their twitter post and dont understand why my status checker still says under review ... :|

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby clarion » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:28 am

plaiseadieu wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:I think UChicago's twitter said they were done making decisions.



i'm so confused...just saw their twitter post and dont understand why my status checker still says under review ... :|


Um, just to set this all to rest, UChi was talking about being done making decisions on that batch of applications. As one of the people in said batch, everyone was told (Friday the 13th this month) whether they were waitlisted, accepted or rejected assuming they applied by a certain date. It created quite a bit of pandemonium on the TLS thread, but yeah. They're not DONE done. They were just done for the time being.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby whenwin » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:26 pm

clarion wrote:Um, just to set this all to rest, UChi was talking about being done making decisions on that batch of applications. As one of the people in said batch, everyone was told (Friday the 13th this month) whether they were waitlisted, accepted or rejected assuming they applied by a certain date. It created quite a bit of pandemonium on the TLS thread, but yeah. They're not DONE done. They were just done for the time being.


^ This. Those tweets referred to applicants who went complete Sept - Nov.

Also, Harvard seems to have held a good number of URMs. Could be a good thing for late applicants like you, since you'll be considered with a lot of the people who submitted before you. I have very similar numbers and was held, fwiw.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby Thurgreat marshall » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:42 am

UPDATE (for anyone who gives a damn): In @:

Georgetown
Northwestern
Duke
Berkeley
Columbia (Hamilton)
Stanford

no word from anyone else. I've gotta do better at updating my LSN.

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Re: URM AA applying T-14

Postby MyLegendLives » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:59 am

Thurgreat marshall wrote:UPDATE (for anyone who gives a damn): In @:

Georgetown
Northwestern
Duke
Berkeley
Columbia (Hamilton)
Stanford

no word from anyone else. I've gotta do better at updating my LSN.



Congratulations! I know an AA female with similar numbers (same LSAT, slightly higher GPA) who was admitted to every school from Yale on down. You've got more great news coming.




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