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

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AAyala
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby AAyala » Mon May 21, 2012 3:40 am

Hello Everyone!

Native American/ Latino/ LGBT male here. Just switched from the June LSAT to the October LSAT. I am requesting my letters of rec. this week (before summer break); also, I am going to work on my personal statement this summer...in addition to studying for the October LSAT.

Born and raised in SoCal and want to stay/practice in SoCal. I want to focus on criminal law and someday become a DDA.
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby NoChainz » Mon May 21, 2012 10:19 am

AA Male checking in, getting ready for that June LSAT. Primarily look at schools on the East Coast and Midwest, with an eye on a few schools in the Southeast.
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Psib337 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:31 pm

AA female, taking the June LSAT and then hunting down some old teachers for LORs and starting my personal statement, hopefully between the two I'll be busy enough to not worry about my LSAT score all the time. Looking at schools everywhere but I'd like to be in New York.

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Sadieche2464 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:40 pm

AA Female here... taking LSAT in June... and likely again in October. I'm not pt-ing where I would like to, but I don't want to be in a situation where I underperform bc of 1st time test day nerves and only have December to make up for it. Look forward to this thread being a great resource for us all. :)

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby 727813 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:54 pm

AA female checking in. Behind on the LSAT curve because I was a FT student with a FT job. But I am studying now (not as much as I should be) and I signed up for the PR course in August-Sep. Taking it in Oct. Hopefully I won't need to take it again in Dec. Everything else is good to go.

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby 727813 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:55 pm

Quick Question: Is anyone reaching out to alumni for LORs?

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Ambesa87 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:52 pm

AA male here. Like several of you, I've been lurking these forums for a while (a long while), contemplating whether or not law school make sense for me. I finally decided that it did, and I'm planning on taking the LSAT in Oct. and applying during this upcoming cycle. Best of luck to you all!

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Sadieche2464 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:17 pm

727813 wrote:Quick Question: Is anyone reaching out to alumni for LORs?


I'm wondering how much this helps. In my case, I work full time in a law office with two attorneys that graduated from my dream school, but don't have a relationship with either of them. Because of my office's weird dynamics and because I'm generally bad at networking, I'm not sure how important it is for me to try to formulate a relationship for LOR purposes (especially with tls users going on and on about how little they matter).

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Man of Morehouse 11
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Man of Morehouse 11 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:39 pm

What's up everyone...AA Male here planning to test in October. LOR are in and because I just recently learned that I have OCD when it comes to law school, I'll be looking over the PS I've had for about a year now. I plan to take a TestMasters prep course because I am not as structured as you all. I need more guidance and a lot of instruction. Looking forward to hearing and partaking in this thread's success.

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby eav1277 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:25 am

-Undergrad from Sunny CA
-MA Male
-June LSAT (anyone else nervous/excited?)
-Spend way too much time on this website
-I'm hoping to see everyone post their good news as they hear back from schools! :D


When is everyone planning to sign up for the Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS)?

jt_thomas24
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby jt_thomas24 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:17 pm

AA Male checking in.


Currently putting in 25hrs of studying a week. Going to push to 35-40 starting June 1st. Took my diagnostic (153) the day after I graduated and have rarely taken days off ever since. Signed up for the Oct test, still waiting on rec's and should probably get moving on my ps.


I have been abnormally excited about this whole process and strangely enjoy studying. Lets get it.

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Alltheirsplendor
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Wed May 23, 2012 2:24 pm

jt_thomas24 wrote:AA Male checking in.


Currently putting in 25hrs of studying a week. Going to push to 35-40 starting June 1st. Took my diagnostic (153) the day after I graduated and have rarely taken days off ever since. Signed up for the Oct test, still waiting on rec's and should probably get moving on my ps.


I have been abnormally excited about this whole process and strangely enjoy studying. Lets get it.


Oh man...This makes me feel sooooo lazy. I just graduated a week ago and am taking in October.... But I decided I would take the rest of May off... Does that make me a bum, haha?

Hey guys... I guess I'm checking in? Although I feel like this is a bit too early. Oct LSAT. Applying mostly to schools in the Midwest, East, and perhaps a couple of schools in the West (which is where I'd love to be short of one school in the East). If anyone is interested in having some study session together online, lemme know via PM.

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312ldn
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby 312ldn » Thu May 24, 2012 8:10 am

Hey! Long time lurker. I will be taking the October exam. I'm so excited and I really look forward to being on this journey! I had my last exam today and I'm going to start revising tomorrow

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Real Madrid » Thu May 24, 2012 8:13 am

Me. I deferred for fall 2013 start, so I am eager to watch all of the cycle hysteria from an outsider's perspective. :D

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gsean2013
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby gsean2013 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:09 pm

Kinda random but has anyone else been using LSP to see their chances at some schools. Does anyone know how accurate it is with URM splitters? I'm an AA male with a sub 3.0 gpa and a 170 lsat.

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Fri May 25, 2012 11:27 pm

gsean2013 wrote:Kinda random but has anyone else been using LSP to see their chances at some schools. Does anyone know how accurate it is with URM splitters? I'm an AA male with a sub 3.0 gpa and a 170 lsat.


From the stats I have seen LSP has proven to be pretty accurate; particularly in favor of URM splitters with number like yours. Supplement those with a strong PS and solid softs and your sky is the limit. I'm looking for an LSAT score in that range so the partying that bludgeoned my 3.6+ Gpa can still be good memories and not regrets.

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby moonman157 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:31 pm

2012-2013 well represented minority checking in

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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 pm

moonman157 wrote:2012-2013 well represented minority checking in


:x

MeSoLitigious
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby MeSoLitigious » Sat May 26, 2012 1:46 pm

I also have been lurking on TLS for ages, and now I'm finally ready to get this show on the road and get started with law school.

I am kinda burned out on LSAT prep. I have hit the wall with logic games and I pretty much just give up on them. Luckily I really do well on Logical reasoning and Reading Comp, otherwise I'd just give up altogether.

Im amazed by those hitting 170! Serious competition in this thread!

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fips tedora
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby fips tedora » Sat May 26, 2012 3:59 pm

Stop using LSP to predict your chances if you are a URM because it does not factor such boosts. Use Lawschoolnumbers.com and check out URM's cycles.

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LSAT>LDAC
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Sat May 26, 2012 8:55 pm

Any one here in Phi Alpha Delta at their undergraduate university?

MeSoLitigious
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby MeSoLitigious » Sat May 26, 2012 8:59 pm

:cry: Why am I such a lazy sack? I really should be studying harder for the LSAT given that it's only 16 days away :shock: :shock: :shock: otherwise I may end up retaking in October! :(

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Alltheirsplendor
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Sun May 27, 2012 2:31 am

MTH2 wrote:Stop using LSP to predict your chances if you are a URM because it does not factor such boosts. Use Lawschoolnumbers.com and check out URM's cycles.


TITCR.

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CelticLily
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby CelticLily » Sun May 27, 2012 5:47 am

Checking in. AA female with sub 3.0 GPA so hoping to be a super splitter after taking the LSAT in October. I finally found the people that will be doing my LOR for me so I'm working to get those done ASAP so that I can spend the summer working on my personal statement. The goal is to send out my applications the minute I get my scores back since apparently splitters have a better chance the earlier they apply.

Is anyone willing to PM the format they used for their resume? I haven't updated mine since junior year and I have no idea how to go about fixing it.

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