URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

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Oscar85
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Postby Oscar85 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:35 am

Ah. Thanks a lot! One more question: what numbers should I be looking at if I have a LDSAC GPA of 3.75 and want to go to to T10 schools (top schools are: Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, UChicago, and NYU)? I'm Mexican, so I assume that I am an URM.

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Postby kcam1991 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:41 am

Oscar85 wrote:Ah. Thanks a lot! One more question: what numbers should I be looking at if I have a LDSAC GPA of 3.75 and want to go to to T10 schools (top schools are: Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, UChicago, and NYU)? I'm Mexican, so I assume that I am an URM.


Do you haven LSAT score?

Oscar85
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Postby Oscar85 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:44 am

kcam1991 wrote:
Oscar85 wrote:Ah. Thanks a lot! One more question: what numbers should I be looking at if I have a LDSAC GPA of 3.75 and want to go to to T10 schools (top schools are: Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, UChicago, and NYU)? I'm Mexican, so I assume that I am an URM.


Do you haven LSAT score?

Sorry while I was typing I was thinking that I should mention that I don't take the LSAT until October. Last preptest I took I got a 165, so I hope to score 170 or above. But I meant to ask what LSAT number I should be looking at.

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Postby twenty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:06 am

1) Don't "assume" anything -- several URM posters got screwed in June after PTing in the 170's, and ended up 5-10 points below that. We're be willing to have a more structured chat with you after October. Sorry, but that's the way of it.
2) Don't rule out Northwestern and Duke -- historically, they've been pretty good with scholarship money for URMs.

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Postby sfxx » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Has anyone itt taken a powerscore lsat course? My original plan was to self study and take the june lsat, but, unfortunately, I found out I needed to take a course this summer in order to graduate next spring.

After studying from march-may I stopped once summer started. I'm signing up for the powerscore august-october class for the october lsat. Anyone else taking or has previously taken the powerscore class?

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Postby Alltheirsplendor » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:05 am

sfxx wrote:Has anyone itt taken a powerscore lsat course? My original plan was to self study and take the june lsat, but, unfortunately, I found out I needed to take a course this summer in order to graduate next spring.

After studying from march-may I stopped once summer started. I'm signing up for the powerscore august-october class for the october lsat. Anyone else taking or has previously taken the powerscore class?


Go Testmasters.

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby sfxx » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:06 pm

Alltheirsplendor wrote:
sfxx wrote:Has anyone itt taken a powerscore lsat course? My original plan was to self study and take the june lsat, but, unfortunately, I found out I needed to take a course this summer in order to graduate next spring.

After studying from march-may I stopped once summer started. I'm signing up for the powerscore august-october class for the october lsat. Anyone else taking or has previously taken the powerscore class?


Go Testmasters.


It came down to powerscore or testmasters. I've heard nothing but good things about powerscore (albeit I haven't heard a ton) and testmasters isn't offering a schedule of classes that works for me.

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astrodoggy
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby astrodoggy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:00 pm

With less than a month before school and a month 'til all apps open up I'm buzzing with anticipation and nerves. Two years of TLS browsing have lead up to this. so ready... I think ;)

kcam1991
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Postby kcam1991 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:28 pm

It's crazy how many ppl don't know about this site. Idk what I would do without tls

Bankrupt257
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Postby Bankrupt257 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:35 pm

AA Male from DC checking in.

Never thought I would be applying for law school, but with all the money being thrown around I am going to cash in on my URM status lol.

UG i just wanted big law for the big money and the possibility of working on Wall St.

Now i actually want to practice law and give back to the community lol what a difference 3 years makes!...working on my first application now (W&M).

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Postby BarNoneProject » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:21 pm

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Best of luck to you all. We have all been in your shoes!

Bankrupt257
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Bankrupt257 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:07 am

What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Psib337 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:02 am

Bankrupt257 wrote:What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?


Everywhere, Stanford all the way down to schools in the 60s

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby thatdude222 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:15 pm

Bankrupt257 wrote:What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?


Looking all over the place, but these are my preferred choices across all reach, target, and safety schools I'm applying to:

UVA
Duke
NW
GULC
Texas
Vandy
Emory
SMU

I'm a splitter (2.7/172) looking to stay in the South mostly and in a bigger city (with a few exceptions).

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby BruceWayne » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:28 pm

thatdude222 wrote:
Bankrupt257 wrote:What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?


Looking all over the place, but these are my preferred choices across all reach, target, and safety schools I'm applying to:

UVA
Duke
NW
GULC
Texas
Vandy
Emory
SMU

I'm a splitter (2.7/172) looking to stay in the South mostly and in a bigger city (with a few exceptions).


What type of URM are you and where in the South is your preference? Good luck!

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Postby thatdude222 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:03 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
What type of URM are you and where in the South is your preference? Good luck!


I'm an AA Male. I'd really prefer to practice in Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, or Florida eventually. Outside of the South, DC, Chicago, or the CA Bay Area.

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astrodoggy
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby astrodoggy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:29 pm

thatdude222 wrote:
Bankrupt257 wrote:What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?


Looking all over the place, but these are my preferred choices across all reach, target, and safety schools I'm applying to:

UVA
Duke
NW
GULC
Texas
Vandy
Emory
SMU

I'm a splitter (2.7/172) looking to stay in the South mostly and in a bigger city (with a few exceptions).

That's a superb LSAT score. What was your method of study? I feel like you should should an app to CCN.

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thatdude222
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Postby thatdude222 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:55 am

Thanks for the suggestion, I just might go for it. For study I initially just used the Powerscore Bibles and a lot of practice tests. Later on I took a Powerscore course because I accepted a full-time job and was also working on a masters and felt like because I was so busy I needed a course to keep a structured, consistent study schedule.

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Postby rhcp47 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:21 am

Bankrupt257 wrote:What schools are everyone looking at?

T14 or bust?


U Washington (Seattle)
UCLA
USC
Colorado
NW
Texas
Minnesota

I'm also a splitter (3.1/169) and I'm hoping for the West/Northwest but was convinced to toss other schools and geographic regions in the mix.

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Postby Noluck123 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:57 pm

AA male 3.5/ 167-168..isshhh.

From what I've read on this site I believe my softs would be considered good/above average.

Where should I apply? Would HYS be a waste of application money? Chances at CCN?

Thanks.

Bankrupt257
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Postby Bankrupt257 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:28 pm

Noluck123 wrote:AA male 3.5/ 167-168..isshhh.

From what I've read on this site I believe my softs would be considered good/above average.

Where should I apply? Would HYS be a waste of application money? Chances at CCN?

Thanks.


Do you have a real score or are these PT's?

Anything over a 165, I would personally blanket the T14 with your GPA from Columbia on down.

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Postby Noluck123 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:42 pm

Bankrupt257 wrote:
Do you have a real score or are these PT's?

Anything over a 165, I would personally blanket the T14 with your GPA from Columbia on down.




Real. A lil disappointed in my score. Will possibly retake if schedule allows it. Not sure yet.

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Postby Psib337 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:53 pm

Well since everyone else is naming schools I guess I'll join in:

BU
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Cardozo
Columbia
Duke
Fordham
Georgetown
Loyola (LA)
Miami
NYU
Pepperdine
Pitt
Richmond
USC
Stanford
Temple
Tulane

I'm definitely going to look for fee waivers otherwise I'll probably wind up maxing out my credit card. I know it's a lot but I figure at least one of them will let me in. I also finally got around to asking people to write LORs for me and luckily they all said yes! I've been out of school for a year so my main concern was wondering if they'd remember me but luckily I went to a small school and there weren't many people in my major.

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby sfxx » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:20 pm

Psib337 wrote:Well since everyone else is naming schools I guess I'll join in:

BU
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Cardozo
Columbia
Duke
Fordham
Georgetown
Loyola (LA)
Miami
NYU
Pepperdine
Pitt
Richmond
USC
Stanford
Temple
Tulane

I'm definitely going to look for fee waivers otherwise I'll probably wind up maxing out my credit card. I know it's a lot but I figure at least one of them will let me in. I also finally got around to asking people to write LORs for me and luckily they all said yes! I've been out of school for a year so my main concern was wondering if they'd remember me but luckily I went to a small school and there weren't many people in my major.


That's a huge range, what are your numbers?

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Psib337
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Postby Psib337 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:17 am

sfxx wrote:
Psib337 wrote:Well since everyone else is naming schools I guess I'll join in:

BU
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Cardozo
Columbia
Duke
Fordham
Georgetown
Loyola (LA)
Miami
NYU
Pepperdine
Pitt
Richmond
USC
Stanford
Temple
Tulane

I'm definitely going to look for fee waivers otherwise I'll probably wind up maxing out my credit card. I know it's a lot but I figure at least one of them will let me in. I also finally got around to asking people to write LORs for me and luckily they all said yes! I've been out of school for a year so my main concern was wondering if they'd remember me but luckily I went to a small school and there weren't many people in my major.


That's a huge range, what are your numbers?


Right now 3.31/154, obviously I'm retaking the LSAT again since I doubt anyone's gonna take me with a 154. I wasn't ready and took the test anyway, I think I was expecting to magically do better. I graduated so my GPA is what it is, I'm considering writing an addendum because it'd be higher except for two completely uselss classes that I just didn't understand (music theory and ear training) and that I had to take for 4 semesters.




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