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

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Postby chiach1 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:So fellow URM's, why do you want to go to law school? To make a difference or to print money?


hopefully to make a difference. Even tho, I would like a decent salary to live comfortably on, I cant really see myself just working to make a buck for the rest of my life

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

Postby Psib337 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:47 pm

lawprospie wrote:I scored 7 pts below my PT average....I've should've known...the LSAT tests can be pretty variable in my opinion. The funny thing is I always did better....both raw and conversion score wise...with "harder" tests


I've never been a good test taker when it comes to multiple choice (anything with a short answer or essay questions I've always done well on) but there's always something about multiple choice. Even when I feel good about it I usually wind up with an unpleasant surprise. I'm definitely that person who gets down to two choices and picks the wrong one, hopefully in the next month I'll find a way to fix that.

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Postby anela00 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:11 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:So fellow URM's, why do you want to go to law school? To make a difference or to print money?


To make a difference.

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2013hopeful:D
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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:48 pm

adding on to: harvard, stanford, berkeley
submitted yesterday: virginia, ucla
submitted today: chicago, columbia, nyu

aa male
lgpa: 3.96
lsat: 164

softs:
-PBK
-study abroad: ecuador
-full time law firm work
-pre-law program
-public interest ps

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Postby chiach1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:43 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:adding on to: harvard, stanford, berkeley
submitted yesterday: virginia, ucla
submitted today: chicago, columbia, nyu

aa male
lgpa: 3.96
lsat: 164

softs:
-PBK
-study abroad: ecuador
-full time law firm work
-pre-law program
-public interest ps


Great number. What is your top choice?

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:00 pm

chiach1 wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:adding on to: harvard, stanford, berkeley
submitted yesterday: virginia, ucla
submitted today: chicago, columbia, nyu

aa male
lgpa: 3.96
lsat: 164

softs:
-PBK
-study abroad: ecuador
-full time law firm work
-pre-law program
-public interest ps


Great number. What is your top choice?


honored for acceptance at any HYS. im still wavering on my public interest or corporate path. so the HYS LRAPs would help make PI a more stable career path.

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Postby lawprospie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:21 pm

Psib337 wrote:
lawprospie wrote:I scored 7 pts below my PT average....I've should've known...the LSAT tests can be pretty variable in my opinion. The funny thing is I always did better....both raw and conversion score wise...with "harder" tests


I've never been a good test taker when it comes to multiple choice (anything with a short answer or essay questions I've always done well on) but there's always something about multiple choice. Even when I feel good about it I usually wind up with an unpleasant surprise. I'm definitely that person who gets down to two choices and picks the wrong one, hopefully in the next month I'll find a way to fix that.


TRUTH...I've gotten near perfect grades on tests towards the end of my college years....at a top 5 school...but can't score above 160 on the LSAT. I feel mighty slow :crosses eyes:

Also, question for my fellow URMS...how does one note that they want to hand in their apps now, but have it held until Dec scores come out? I'm done with my apps and want to get them out. I read on the Chicago website that as long as your signed up for Dec then they will already hold your app, unless you specifically tell them not to. Is this the case for all schools or should I email them or write a note in the addendum space my plans?

Congrats to all those who did well on the Oct test btw!

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Postby chiach1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:30 pm

Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.

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Postby lawprospie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:51 pm

chiach1 wrote:Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.


Exact same fee waivers....I also got the Duke Accelerated ED.

I'm not going to lie...I'm pleasantly shocked considering my LSAT score.

Edit: Also got a Vandy waiver...
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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:51 pm

chiach1 wrote:Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.


solicited fee waviers: virginia, ucla
unsolicited fee waviers: berkeley, duke, michigan

wish i would have waited for hidden waviers for nyu, columbia, and chicago (if they would have even given them to me), but i really just wanted to get those apps in asap

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:37 pm

lawprospie wrote:
chiach1 wrote:Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.


Exact same fee waivers....I also got the Duke Accelerated ED.

I'm not going to lie...I'm pleasantly shocked considering my LSAT score.


what are you numbers? i believe they also take gpa into account.

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:38 pm

just got a hidden Penn fee waiver.

has anyone gotten a Georgetown fee wavier with an Oct '12 lsat??

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Postby lawprospie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:53 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
lawprospie wrote:
chiach1 wrote:Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.


Exact same fee waivers....I also got the Duke Accelerated ED.

I'm not going to lie...I'm pleasantly shocked considering my LSAT score.


what are you numbers? i believe they also take gpa into account.



I have a 3.61 from a prestigious school, but only a 158...retaking in Dec...thought that NYU fee waiver and info about it's ED program was looking mighty tempting.

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Postby Trips_93 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:42 pm

chiach1 wrote:Unsolicited fee waivers from uva, duke and nyu.
I know more of us out here have plenty of good news, lets share.


What does the unsolicited waiver actually mean? I mean, does it mean they want you to attend? Or they just want people to ding?

I've gotten unsolicited waivers from uva, duke and penn and my numbers are 3.58/158. Wouldn't it be pointless to ding me since I'm really not a spectacular candidate numbers wise to being with? Or is that just wishful thinking?

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

Postby bizzybone1313 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:47 pm

So fellow URM's, have you had a lot of haters trying to discourage you from going to law school? I have had so many. I could tell stories for days. I am sure a lot of you have had people trying to encourage you to enroll at the local TTTT law school.

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Postby Trips_93 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:51 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:So fellow URM's, have you had a lot of haters trying to discourage you from going to law school? I have had so many. I could tell stories for days. I am sure a lot of you have had people trying to encourage you to enroll at the local TTTT law school.


One of my classmates, also applying to law schools at the moment, said I have an unfair advantage.

He got a 147 on the LSAT. Yea, I bet he wont get into a decent school because he isn't URM...

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Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:42 pm

164 LSAT in October....I can't take it again, I just can't. 3.5 GPA from top private. Strong softs.
Any chance at NYU?

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:51 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:164 LSAT in October....I can't take it again, I just can't. 3.5 GPA from top private. Strong softs.
Any chance at NYU?


are you urm? if so, definite chance. if its your #1, why not apply ED?

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Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:56 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
alex.feuerman wrote:164 LSAT in October....I can't take it again, I just can't. 3.5 GPA from top private. Strong softs.
Any chance at NYU?


are you urm? if so, definite chance. if its your #1, why not apply ED?


I am an ultra Mexican (like generations back forever) female. green card holder.

I did ED NYU, applied last friday. Hoping against hope. I lived in Bowery and Spring and let me tell you all. NYU is possibly in the best location ever. It is in heaven, there's cobblestone streets, french cafes, hipster bars and indie free museums around to your hearts' content. Every time I go down there it's so beautiful I wanna cry.

(btw Columbia is in Harlem and full of biglaw hores, not that I'm biased on anything)

Oh I live in NYC.

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Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:58 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:
alex.feuerman wrote:164 LSAT in October....I can't take it again, I just can't. 3.5 GPA from top private. Strong softs.
Any chance at NYU?


are you urm? if so, definite chance. if its your #1, why not apply ED?


I am an ultra Mexican (like generations back forever) female. green card holder.

I did ED NYU, applied last friday. Hoping against hope. I lived in Bowery and Spring and let me tell you all. NYU is possibly in the best location ever. It is in heaven, there's cobblestone streets, french cafes, hipster bars and indie free museums around to your hearts' content. Every time I go down there it's so beautiful I wanna cry.

(btw Columbia is in Harlem and full of biglaw hores, not that I'm biased on anything)

Oh I live in NYC.


I misspelled whores. sorry.

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Postby jns66 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:05 pm

Also obsessed with NYU. EDed yesterday. 166 3.7 PR

I am going to retake in December, so I figure they will probably hold me. I love it down there!! Good luckkk

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:06 pm

I am obsessed with Columbia. Ya'll can have NYU and I will take Columbia. Deal?

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Postby jns66 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:08 pm

I'll take what I can get at this point! I'm nervous because of how unpredictable URM cycles are. I have some people telling me I'll be okay, and some people telling me I'm screwed. ugh

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

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:14 pm

jns66 wrote:I'll take what I can get at this point! I'm nervous because of how unpredictable URM cycles are. I have some people telling me I'll be okay, and some people telling me I'm screwed. ugh


my feelings exactly (rage cries)

Incidentally, waste some time at work with this: http://whitepeopleproblems.us/

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

Postby anela00 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:57 pm

I've gotten quite a few fee waivers, but here are the ones I actually care about:

Unsolicited Fee Waivers: Michigan, Chicago, Columbia, UPenn, Cornell, Northwestern, UVA, Duke, UCLA, University of Arizona

Solicited Fee Waivers: Georgetown (TFA alum)

Still hoping for one from NYU . I can't believe I've gotten all of those, and yet Arizona State and New Mexico won't give me fee waivers! Grrr.




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