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

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

Postby BlaqBella » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:34 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:Yes, of course, these situations are unique. Just optimistic me wants to send a msg of hope


Thanks, that means alot (I'm sitting on a B+/3.4ish GPA so my cycle success will totally depend on that darn 5-hour exam).

But with your 3.96 GPA, you're HYS-bound. Awesomeness.

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Postby Islander » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:36 pm

Wormfather wrote:
chiach1 wrote:
Islander wrote:Just wanted to share, I got in to UVA this morning with $60,000 and 10 minutes after the phone call, I got a JS1. Good Luck to everyone!!



Congrats on an Amazing day!!! What are your numbers, and when did you submit? Your success gives the rest of us hope :D


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Islander

Could be good news for everyone.


Thank you! I submitted on 9/29. Went complete at Harvard on 10/10. 3.78/161, did over the LSAT and sadly only got one point more.

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:39 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:Yes, of course, these situations are unique. Just optimistic me wants to send a msg of hope


Thanks, that means alot (I'm sitting on a B+/3.4ish GPA so my cycle success will totally depend on that darn 5-hour exam).

But with your 3.96 GPA, you're HYS-bound. Awesomeness.


i HOPE so! :mrgreen: Good luck! Did you just take the Dec test?

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

Postby BlaqBella » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:41 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:Yes, of course, these situations are unique. Just optimistic me wants to send a msg of hope


Thanks, that means alot (I'm sitting on a B+/3.4ish GPA so my cycle success will totally depend on that darn 5-hour exam).

But with your 3.96 GPA, you're HYS-bound. Awesomeness.


i HOPE so! :mrgreen: Good luck! Did you just take the Dec test?


I KNOW so. ;)

No, I'm taking in June 2013. Applying next year. Just e-stalking ya'll for now ;). All of your successes get me all giddy and excited for my round. Keep inspiring! :)

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Postby Islander » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:44 pm

Could be good news for everyone.[/quote]

Thank you! I submitted on 9/29. Went complete at Harvard on 10/10. 3.78/161, did over the LSAT and sadly only got one point more.[/quote]

I think that one point might be what got you the JS1, if so, worth it, no?


:o :D :wink:[/quote]

Totally worth it. I was about to register and try it again in February.

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Postby Islander » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:56 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Islander wrote:
Totally worth it. I was about to register and try it again in February.


Why not, a bump of a few points could get you pulled off of the waitlist...if that fate happened to befall you


I seriously hope that's not the case. I would do it the third time, but it's such a painful experience I would rather not.

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Postby BlaqBella » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:27 pm

Islander wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
Islander wrote:
Totally worth it. I was about to register and try it again in February.


Why not, a bump of a few points could get you pulled off of the waitlist...if that fate happened to befall you


I seriously hope that's not the case. I would do it the third time, but it's such a painful experience I would rather not.


No pain no gain, boo.

Keep it in your back pocket...just in case.

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:32 pm

A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.

If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.

Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:15 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.

If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.

Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.


170..3.7..urm...heart attack? o.O :?

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:31 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.

If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.

Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.


170..3.7..urm...heart attack? o.O :?


In my defense, I was never particularly privy to much regarding law schools admissions, let alone the unique URM process, until exactly 2 months ago. I took the LSAT on a sub-par Kaplan book and 4/5 PTs. Then I stumbled upon this website, whereupon I found much better materials to study for the LSAT and found out that being half-AA male seemed to provide a significant boost in the process. Well now I know. lol

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:43 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.

If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.

Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.


170..3.7..urm...heart attack? o.O :?


In my defense, I was never particularly privy to much regarding law schools admissions, let alone the unique URM process, until exactly 2 months ago. I took the LSAT on a sub-par Kaplan book and 4/5 PTs. Then I stumbled upon this website, whereupon I found much better materials to study for the LSAT and found out that being half-AA male seemed to provide a significant boost in the process. Well now I know. lol


Of course, strive for whatever accomplishment you want for yourself but if i had a 170... i would not be retaking lol

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:34 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.

If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.

Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.


170..3.7..urm...heart attack? o.O :?


In my defense, I was never particularly privy to much regarding law schools admissions, let alone the unique URM process, until exactly 2 months ago. I took the LSAT on a sub-par Kaplan book and 4/5 PTs. Then I stumbled upon this website, whereupon I found much better materials to study for the LSAT and found out that being half-AA male seemed to provide a significant boost in the process. Well now I know. lol


Of course, strive for whatever accomplishment you want for yourself but if i had a 170... i would not be retaking lol


Retaking for two reasons:

1) I figure if I can write the 170 without knowing the Bibles exist or without doing nearly the amount of PTs and drilling that most dedicated LSAT studiers commit to, I can surely do at least marginally better by doing those things. Especially if my aptitude for the test isn't bad, the learnable factors and speed/accuracy increase via practice can't hurt.

2) My dream school is Harvard, and LSN statistics over the last decade cites 3.6+/172+ as auto-admit for URMs, whereas 3.6+/170+ drops that chance down to about 80%. Studying hard and smart for a 2 point advantage, for a little bit of peace of mind? That's 6 months well spent for me.

In summation: I would rather control everything within my power during this admissions process that I possibly can. Then, wherever I get rejected, I'll know it happened despite my absolute, unequivocal best efforts.

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:04 pm

Wormfather wrote:Well good luck JRR...back to this cycle...

Anymore good news today?


Thanks, apologies for the semi-hijack.

Best of luck to everyone.

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Postby owlie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:47 pm

Checking in.

LSDAS: 2.8 (ugh.)
LSAT: 162

Softs: MA, Navy vet, grad GPA (3.7 @ CCN), 5+ yrs work exp, president of a couple things in college and grad school, first in family, blah blah 2.8 still sucks.

Took the October LSAT, decided to roll through this cycle to see what happens. Worst case = June retake and next cycle.

Good luck, all!

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Postby efresh88 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:22 pm

JS2!!!! I can't believe I just got accepted to HARVARD!! Keep hope alive people if it can happen to me it can happen to anyone!!!

3.87/165 URM MA

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Postby wbrother » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:24 pm

efresh88 wrote:JS2!!!! I can't believe I just got accepted to HARVARD!! Keep hope alive people if it can happen to me it can happen to anyone!!!

3.87/165 URM MA


You're a boss! Congratulations!

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:07 pm

efresh88 wrote:JS2!!!! I can't believe I just got accepted to HARVARD!! Keep hope alive people if it can happen to me it can happen to anyone!!!

3.87/165 URM MA


That is amazing. Congrats!

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Postby Manhattanman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:36 pm

Wormfather wrote:Well good luck JRR...back to this cycle...

Anymore good news today?


First Acceptance!!!
165/3.03. good softs.

In at Fordham.... Yeah it's not Harvard or UVA, but I'm excited. As always, congrats to new admits and good luck to those still waiting.

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Postby kcam1991 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:43 pm

efresh88 wrote:JS2!!!! I can't believe I just got accepted to HARVARD!! Keep hope alive people if it can happen to me it can happen to anyone!!!

3.87/165 URM MA


Congrats. I hope to see you there!

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Postby owlie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:07 pm

Manhattanman wrote:
Wormfather wrote:Well good luck JRR...back to this cycle...

Anymore good news today?


First Acceptance!!!
165/3.03. good softs.

In at Fordham.... Yeah it's not Harvard or UVA, but I'm excited. As always, congrats to new admits and good luck to those still waiting.


Congrats, Manhattanman! Gotta love that first acceptance.

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Postby owlie » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:56 pm

Wormfather wrote:
owlie wrote:
Manhattanman wrote:
Wormfather wrote:Well good luck JRR...back to this cycle...

Anymore good news today?


First Acceptance!!!
165/3.03. good softs.

In at Fordham.... Yeah it's not Harvard or UVA, but I'm excited. As always, congrats to new admits and good luck to those still waiting.


Congrats, Manhattanman! Gotta love that first acceptance.


I wouldnt know. :oops: :x :cry:


womp womp. :oops: Sorry, worm. If it's any consolation, I'm sure you'll be swimming in much nicer offers than I am soon enough.

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Postby blackandstrong » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:27 pm

Wormfather wrote:
owlie wrote:
Manhattanman wrote:
Wormfather wrote:Well good luck JRR...back to this cycle...

Anymore good news today?


First Acceptance!!!
165/3.03. good softs.

In at Fordham.... Yeah it's not Harvard or UVA, but I'm excited. As always, congrats to new admits and good luck to those still waiting.


Congrats, Manhattanman! Gotta love that first acceptance.


I wouldnt know. :oops: :x :cry:


Haha, Worm. You'll be OK. I'll definitely see you at Harvard.

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Postby Manhattanman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:21 am

Worm is going to dominate this cycle. #LanceArmstrong

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Postby Teflon_Don » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:31 am

Is top 7 the best I'm gonna get?? I'm really happy with getting into Berk/UVA but I wanna fall in love with one of them and not think about getting into better! Ha. I'm a planner :( 3.96/169 MA

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Postby blackandstrong » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:58 am

Teflon_Don wrote:Is top 7 the best I'm gonna get?? I'm really happy with getting into Berk/UVA but I wanna fall in love with one of them and not think about getting into better! Ha. I'm a planner :( 3.96/169 MA


You'll be in HYS, Don. Guarantee that.




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