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

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
Bearcat88
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Re: 2012 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Bearcat88 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:27 pm

AA female
-taking June LSAT (probably oct.as well)
-lor's are in.
-working on personal statement next coming months

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

Postby sfxx » Mon May 28, 2012 4:46 pm

finally in, been lurking this section for the last two cycles

good luck everyone!

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

Postby fips tedora » Mon May 28, 2012 5:01 pm

I feel like this page should have started after October LSAT. Until then, it's just a circle jerk of everyone stating their URM type.

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

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Tue May 29, 2012 2:10 pm

MTH2 wrote:I feel like this page should have started after October LSAT. Until then, it's just a circle jerk of everyone stating their URM type.



Once again, TITCR. Although a bit graphic, it's not a far off description.

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

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Tue May 29, 2012 9:09 pm

MTH2 wrote:I feel like this page should have started after October LSAT. Until then, it's just a circle jerk of everyone stating their URM type.

True. Maybe you should start a subtopic.

If you perform solid, whatever that may be, in law school and don't get Big Law, what is the average salary range for attorney's in the private sector?

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

Postby twenty » Wed May 30, 2012 1:02 pm

One thing to keep in mind -- when you're saying "don't get BigLaw", you may actually be saying "don't get NYC/Boston/LA/etc. BigLaw." If you have ties to somewhere like, say, Denver, you have a good shot at picking up a secondary legal market, even if it's 125k a year or so.

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

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:52 pm

LSAT>LDAC wrote:
MTH2 wrote:I feel like this page should have started after October LSAT. Until then, it's just a circle jerk of everyone stating their URM type.

True. Maybe you should start a subtopic.

If you perform solid, whatever that may be, in law school and don't get Big Law, what is the average salary range for attorney's in the private sector?

Just so this topic doesn't get derailed, it might be best to ask this in the Legal Employment forum.

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

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Wed May 30, 2012 5:07 pm

TrialLawyer16 wrote:
LSAT>LDAC wrote:
MTH2 wrote:I feel like this page should have started after October LSAT. Until then, it's just a circle jerk of everyone stating their URM type.

True. Maybe you should start a subtopic.

If you perform solid, whatever that may be, in law school and don't get Big Law, what is the average salary range for attorney's in the private sector?

Just so this topic doesn't get derailed, it might be best to ask this in the Legal Employment forum.


Noted, thanks.

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

Postby MeSoLitigious » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:28 pm

:lol: Sorry to have jumped the gun. It's just that I was so excited and I thought there might be others who felt similarly.

LSAT is Monday :shock: and part of me just can't muster up any more energy to study or care about prepping. I guess "burnout" is the best description. I am dealing with some pretty serious health issues right now, so this is really not ideal timing to test, but there isn't really much choice. I'll be saddled with even more responsibilities come fall, so June it is.

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

Postby gsean2013 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:10 pm

MeSoLitigious wrote::lol: Sorry to have jumped the gun. It's just that I was so excited and I thought there might be others who felt similarly.

LSAT is Monday :shock: and part of me just can't muster up any more energy to study or care about prepping. I guess "burnout" is the best description. I am dealing with some pretty serious health issues right now, so this is really not ideal timing to test, but there isn't really much choice. I'll be saddled with even more responsibilities come fall, so June it is.


Same here, I've been studying non stop since December and right now I'm just motivated to finally take the real test. Kinda sick of prep.

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

Postby TexasAggie13 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:32 pm

Checking in. Taking the LSAT on Tuesday, resume is nice and polished, and I am about to request my LORs. Still need to upload transcripts and begin drafting PS though. End goal is $$$ at UT. Best of luck to everyone.

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

Postby twenty » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:02 pm

On...Tuesday?

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

Postby MeSoLitigious » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:00 pm

Um.... :? I'm pretty sure the LSAT is on MONDAY June 11. My birthday, matter of fact.

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

Postby riverofbbq » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:16 pm

applying next cycle, checking in. 8)

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

Postby LSAT>LDAC » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:24 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:Checking in. Taking the LSAT on Tuesday, resume is nice and polished, and I am about to request my LORs. Still need to upload transcripts and begin drafting PS though. End goal is $$$ at UT. Best of luck to everyone.


I'm not sure if you've been to the thread since you posted this but your LSAT is tomorrow.

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

Postby GirlStop » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:40 pm

How does everyone who took the test today feel?

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

Postby MeSoLitigious » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:53 pm

I feel pretty ok. I am completely unsure how I did but I did maintain my composure at least. The girl sitting behind me started to hyperventilate, then sob. :(

I can understand her freaking out, because it was already hard enough to concentrate, due to a huge conference meeting in the hallway outside. But then the proctor kept going in and out of the room, and the ambient noise in the room would fluctuate by a billion decibels each time. This was right in the middle of a tricky reading comp passage.

I stayed cool, did my best. 8) Now all I can do is wait for the results!

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

Postby GirlStop » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:58 am

Glad you feel good ! I feel sorry for the girl :-(

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

Postby kcam1991 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:51 pm

I felt good about it. Think I out performed my average

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

Postby bob loblaw11 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Lurking for a while and diving in to this cycle. PR female. Let the madness begin!

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

Postby 727813 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Sadieche2464 wrote:
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).


I get mixed reviews when I talk to people about this. Several lawyers who went to T14 schools said that they had an alum write a LOR for the school they ended up attending. I don't know if that's just a coincidence or what? I saw on Asha's blogs 2 thing's about this:
1. Don't have a famous/powerful/alum write a LOR just because -- makes for a hollow LOR.
2. If someone has ties to the school (ex: alum, wrote letters for other students, etc) then it should specifically state a comparison and have substance.

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

Postby 727813 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:40 pm

CelticLily wrote: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.


Did you still need help with this? Good luck on your LSAT!

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

Postby fips tedora » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:48 pm

727813 wrote:
CelticLily wrote: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.


Did you still need help with this? Good luck on your LSAT!


727813, where are you at in Tampa Bay? If you're still studying for the LSAT, hit me up!

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

Postby Manhattanman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:39 pm

AA male here. Took the LSAT last December, got a 165. My UGPA is 3.03. I'm excited about our cycles. Good luck to you all on your LSATs if you've yet to taken them.

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

Postby TreyTrey » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 pm

AA Male 3.3/159 applying EVERYWHERE first day apps open, good luck everyone!




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