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

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

Postby clouded.memory » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:19 am

2013hopeful:D wrote:
clouded.memory wrote:Um, speaking of this last part... I was going to register for the February LSAT tonight... But now that I got a JS1... If I register, will I screw up my chances?


HLS only interviews strong candidates. So, if you have a JS1, then you have already been identified as an "admittable" candidate. Retaking is your choice. But, I imagine that having a new score two months after your HLS interview will have no significant impact on your decision. Some interviewees have been admitted the next day. So, I would be comfortable saying that after the interview, a decision would be made shortly.

However, if you want to bolster your credentials for another law school OR you just want to retake, then you should still retake. But, if HLS is your number one, you are 70-99.99% already in with a JS1. I made that statistic up, but I have yet to hear of ANYONE who had a JS1 and was rejected. GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS on your JS1!!!

This was extremely helpful. Thank you so much for explaining this!

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

Postby blackandstrong » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:08 am

clouded.memory wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:
clouded.memory wrote:Um, speaking of this last part... I was going to register for the February LSAT tonight... But now that I got a JS1... If I register, will I screw up my chances?


HLS only interviews strong candidates. So, if you have a JS1, then you have already been identified as an "admittable" candidate. Retaking is your choice. But, I imagine that having a new score two months after your HLS interview will have no significant impact on your decision. Some interviewees have been admitted the next day. So, I would be comfortable saying that after the interview, a decision would be made shortly.

However, if you want to bolster your credentials for another law school OR you just want to retake, then you should still retake. But, if HLS is your number one, you are 70-99.99% already in with a JS1. I made that statistic up, but I have yet to hear of ANYONE who had a JS1 and was rejected. GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS on your JS1!!!

This was extremely helpful. Thank you so much for explaining this!


Plus, you're a URM. URMs usually get into Harvard after a JS1

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

Postby lawprospie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:46 am

Congrats to everyone who has recieved acceptances so far.

I'm officially done with all apps. I finished last night.

I applied to all the T14, except NU and Yale.

I'm UR at Berk, NYU, Michigan, UVA, Duke, and Gtown

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Postby blackandstrong » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:49 am

lawprospie wrote:Congrats to everyone who has recieved acceptances so far.

I'm officially done with all apps. I finished last night.

I applied to all the T14, except NU and Yale.

I'm UR at Berk, NYU, Michigan, UVA, Duke, and Gtown


Keep us updated!

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

Postby jcan91 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:52 pm

IN AT WILLIAM AND MARY!

My first acceptance! I have a future!

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Postby clouded.memory » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:25 pm

jcan91 wrote:IN AT WILLIAM AND MARY!

My first acceptance! I have a future!

Congrats, jcan! That's great news!

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

Postby jcan91 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:45 pm

clouded.memory wrote:
jcan91 wrote:IN AT WILLIAM AND MARY!

My first acceptance! I have a future!

Congrats, jcan! That's great news!


Thanks!!

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:48 pm

Time to get this show on the road.

3.99/167 MA

Sent in my apps these last few days. The next few months should be very interesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/amonthofsundays

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

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:51 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Time to get this show on the road.

3.99/167 MA

Sent in my apps these last few days. The next few months should be very interesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/amonthofsundays


The schools you choose to apply to is very, very interesting. Good luck.

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Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:23 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Time to get this show on the road.

3.99/167 MA

Sent in my apps these last few days. The next few months should be very interesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/amonthofsundays


The schools you choose to apply to is very, very interesting. Good luck.


How so?

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Postby blackandstrong » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Time to get this show on the road.

3.99/167 MA

Sent in my apps these last few days. The next few months should be very interesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/amonthofsundays


The schools you choose to apply to is very, very interesting. Good luck.


How so?


I think he means that you'll probably get in all 3 of HYS. Probably the entire T-14.

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

Postby blackandstrong » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:11 pm

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I didn't want to post another useless thread in this forum.

I was recently awarded a fee waiver. Will law schools see this when I apply and will they take this into account?

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

Postby Noluck123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:50 pm

Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.

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Postby danitt » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:52 pm

Noluck123 wrote:Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.

With your numbers?!? Damn. That's brutal. Sorry about that.

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Postby TatNurner » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:58 pm

Noluck123 wrote:Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.


Out of curiousity, did you write a why penn?

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Postby Noluck123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:08 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Noluck123 wrote:Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.


You dont want to hear this but with yoru numbers you need to go, right now and look your application. Something could to be wrong, something so wrong that it could be a problem in other applications. Over the last few years they have been pretty good to URMs with your numbers. And of the dings in that link, I'm pretty sure most of them were not AAs.

http://myLSN.info/ffuk62



But...

I'm IN at G-Town, Berkeley, and Mich. But been UR since November at NYU, haven't heard anything.

I'm not sure I could change my apps now even if I wanted to.

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Postby Dmini7 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:11 pm

I guess it is time for me to check in. 164/3.2 AA male. If I do not like how this cycle turns out I guess I will take time off to study the LSAT, get work experience, and shoot for a 170.

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Postby Noluck123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:15 pm

TatNurner wrote:
Noluck123 wrote:Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.


Out of curiousity, did you write a why penn?



No. It just seems like a straight up ding is a bad sign for the other schools I'm still waiting to hear from. Like Worm said, maybe there's something in my app that rubbed them the wrong way.
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Postby blackandstrong » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Dmini7 wrote:I guess it is time for me to check in. 164/3.2 AA male. If I do not like how this cycle turns out I guess I will take time off to study the LSAT, get work experience, and shoot for a 170.


You'll have a great cycle. However, I think HYS are probably off the table with that GPA. Should be competitive on down the T-14 though.

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Postby Teflon_Don » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Checking in. 169/3.96 MA male. In at: Berkeley, Georgetown, NYU, Cornell, Full ride at UT, 105k UVA, 67.5k Michigan

Keep up the great work everyone!

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:34 pm

Teflon_Don wrote:Checking in. 169/3.96 MA male. In at: Berkeley, Georgetown, NYU, Cornell, Full ride at UT, 105k UVA, 67.5k Michigan

Keep up the great work everyone!


Awesome results. The best news still awaits you though.

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

Postby Dmini7 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:43 pm

blackandstrong wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:I guess it is time for me to check in. 164/3.2 AA male. If I do not like how this cycle turns out I guess I will take time off to study the LSAT, get work experience, and shoot for a 170.


You'll have a great cycle. However, I think HYS are probably off the table with that GPA. Should be competitive on down the T-14 though.



Yeah, I am not expecting much, I screwed around in UG and realize now how important it truly was. With that said, not expecting anything from t-14 I did send a few reaches to UVA Georgetown and Northwestern. Really hoping for some success at a t25.

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

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Noluck123 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
Noluck123 wrote:Dinged at Penn. :?

Didn't even make it to the WL.


You dont want to hear this but with yoru numbers you need to go, right now and look your application. Something could to be wrong, something so wrong that it could be a problem in other applications. Over the last few years they have been pretty good to URMs with your numbers. And of the dings in that link, I'm pretty sure most of them were not AAs.

http://myLSN.info/ffuk62



But...

I'm IN at G-Town, Berkeley, and Mich. But been UR since November at NYU, haven't heard anything.

I'm not sure I could change my apps now even if I wanted to.


OK, maybe they're just being really picky regarding URMs this cycle. Still, dayum.


Penn seems historically rough for URMs according to myLSN. I mean, with a 3.5/163, you are still below both medians and Penn isn't exactly known for being holistic. If anything, they're one of the major hard numbers T14s, which is probably why they YP more than almost another school save Michigan and UVA.

Still, with such a limited number of AAs to go around a straight up ding is really weird. Any glaring weaknesses - bad LOR, unexplained gaps in resume or education, C&F issues - could've done the trick. Though if that were the case Berkeley, GULC, or Michigan would've picked it up as well I would think.

Tough break. Hopefully the rest of your cycle goes well.

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

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:49 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
blackandstrong wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:I guess it is time for me to check in. 164/3.2 AA male. If I do not like how this cycle turns out I guess I will take time off to study the LSAT, get work experience, and shoot for a 170.


You'll have a great cycle. However, I think HYS are probably off the table with that GPA. Should be competitive on down the T-14 though.



Yeah, I am not expecting much, I screwed around in UG and realize now how important it truly was. With that said, not expecting anything from t-14 I did send a few reaches to UVA Georgetown and Northwestern. Really hoping for some success at a t25.


You've got a good to decent chance at NW, GULC, Michigan, and Cornell. And you're basically a lock for almost all 16-25 schools. HTH.

http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php

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

Postby Dmini7 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:56 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
blackandstrong wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:I guess it is time for me to check in. 164/3.2 AA male. If I do not like how this cycle turns out I guess I will take time off to study the LSAT, get work experience, and shoot for a 170.


You've got a good to decent chance at NW, GULC, Michigan, and Cornell. And you're basically a lock for almost all 16-25 schools. HTH.

http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php


That makes me feel a bit better, I just want some form of news haha, maybe I will throw an app to Cornell :/.




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