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

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

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:19 pm

anela00 wrote: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.

whats your numbers?

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

Postby anela00 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:39 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
anela00 wrote: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.

whats your numbers?


In my profile

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

Postby chiach1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:29 am

Also have unsolicited from penn and Vanderbilt. Solicited waiver from ucla

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

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:47 am

anela00 wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:
anela00 wrote: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.

whats your numbers?


In my profile


great numbers!!!... so much so your disbelief of getting many fee waivers seems unbelievable lol

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

Postby anela00 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:46 am

2013hopeful:D wrote:
great numbers!!!... so much so your disbelief of getting many fee waivers seems unbelievable lol


Haha thanks! But actually, I received all of those fee waivers BEFORE my October 173 score. I got a 164 in June and received all the fee waivers over the summer. So my disbelief is justified :)

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

Postby chiach1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Trips_93 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.


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?


TBH, Im not sure. But if anything, it would mean something more positive than negative

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:53 pm

chiach1 wrote:
Trips_93 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.


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?


TBH, Im not sure. But if anything, it would mean something more positive than negative


agreed. no one really can be sure. but, you have to take into account that as a urm your scores might be more competitive than what they seem.

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

Postby weareyoung16 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:39 pm

So, has anyone on here had a JS1 invite yet?

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Postby chiach1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:11 pm

weareyoung16 wrote:So, has anyone on here had a JS1 invite yet?


not to my knowledge. what are your numbers and urm status?

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

Postby bizzybone1313 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:26 pm

Based on the number of pages and posts in this thread, it does look like it is going to be a down cycle in terms of apps for URM's. Is that how you all feel?

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

Postby jcan91 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:09 pm

It could be. Maybe everyone is silent because they're retaking in December so apps haven't really gone out yet?

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Postby Manhattanman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:31 pm

jcan91 wrote:It could be. Maybe everyone is silent because they're retaking in December so apps haven't really gone out yet?

+1

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

Postby astrodoggy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:35 am

End of fall semester is kicking my butt but I'm less than a month away from getting those fall grades and transcripts in. LORs finally all in, working on supplemental essays. hard to believe that I'll have all my apps in this time next month.

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

Postby kcam1991 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:47 am

weareyoung16 wrote:So, has anyone on here had a JS1 invite yet?


Got an invite today AA urm

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:47 am

kcam1991 wrote:
weareyoung16 wrote:So, has anyone on here had a JS1 invite yet?


Got an invite today AA urm


JS1 is almost certain to be merely a formality for you with those numbers :D nevertheless, good luck!

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Postby angflos » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:59 am

Does anyone write back to unsolicited fee waiver emails if its a school they're interested in? I'm assuming no, but I've received some from schools I'm interested in applying and got paranoid.

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Postby kcam1991 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:05 am

aiaea wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:
weareyoung16 wrote:So, has anyone on here had a JS1 invite yet?


Got an invite today AA urm


JS1 is almost certain to be merely a formality for you with those numbers :D nevertheless, good luck!


Thanks! Still nervous though lol

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

Postby angflos » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:12 am

What's JS1?

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Postby kcam1991 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:17 am

angflos wrote:What's JS1?


The interview with the Harvard law school dean Jessica Soban. It is necessary but not sufficient to be admitted. The JS2 is the acceptance phone call.

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

Postby Psib337 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:20 pm

Am I the only one that's worried about taking the LSAT in December and applying so late? I feel like by screwing up the October test I've screwed myself if I get anything less than a 170 (which most likely won't happen). I'm scared all the classes will be close to full and by January everyone will be extra picky.

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Postby BlaqBella » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:28 pm

Psib337 wrote:Am I the only one that's worried about taking the LSAT in December and applying so late? I feel like by screwing up the October test I've screwed myself if I get anything less than a 170 (which most likely won't happen). I'm scared all the classes will be close to full and by January everyone will be extra picky.


I think your only focus right now should be on scoring your optimal best on the December LSAT. Worrying yourself with concerns after-the-fact diverts attention from an exam that can make or break you.

As for your latter sentence, it depends. It depends on where you want to go. It depends on # of applicants applying. It depends on your holistic application. It depends on your LSAT score in December and what the school is looking for.

The cycle for URMs can be so unpredictable, so nothing is truly ever definitive. Just focus all your energy (not to be confused with worry) on the LSAT and doing your best.

:)

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:30 pm

kcam1991 wrote:
angflos wrote:What's JS1?


The interview with the Harvard law school dean Jessica Soban. It is necessary but not sufficient to be admitted. The JS2 is the acceptance phone call.


+180 for correct and effective use of conditional logic

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

Postby kcam1991 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:00 pm

aiaea wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:
angflos wrote:What's JS1?


The interview with the Harvard law school dean Jessica Soban. It is necessary but not sufficient to be admitted. The JS2 is the acceptance phone call.


+180 for correct and effective use of conditional logic

Lol thanks. But I stole that from someone else.

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Postby lawprospie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:08 pm

Psib337 wrote:Am I the only one that's worried about taking the LSAT in December and applying so late? I feel like by screwing up the October test I've screwed myself if I get anything less than a 170 (which most likely won't happen). I'm scared all the classes will be close to full and by January everyone will be extra picky.



Yo we need to have a kumbaya/come to Jesus moment cause I'm stressing over the same #$%@ thing! But think about it like this...what if we do score 170+ or even high 160's.....that would definitely cancel being late in the cycle...methinks

In good news I got a Cornell fee waiver...

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

Postby twenty » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:14 pm

I saw in a Blueprint video not too long ago that roughly half the applicants that apply to law school apply after December scores are released. I think the risk of having a better score severely outweighs the downside to applying in January.




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