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

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:55 pm

I have another to add. Also in at Northwestern: Black Female (161/3.7).
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:57 pm

bosmer88 wrote:I have another to add. Also in at Northwestern: Black Female (161/3.7).


AJD? Regular? Congrats!

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
bosmer88 wrote:I have another to add. Also in at Northwestern: Black Female (161/3.7).


AJD? Regular? Congrats!


Thank you. Nah, just the regular JD program. I was expecting a ding because my LSAT is on the low side, but still a nice surprise.

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

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:02 pm

bosmer88 wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
bosmer88 wrote:I have another to add. Also in at Northwestern: Black Female (161/3.7).


AJD? Regular? Congrats!


Thank you. Nah, just the regular JD program. I was expecting a ding because my LSAT is on the low side, but still a nice surprise.


congratulations! Did you have alot of W/E or did you interview? Just curious if those of us lacking in either of those fields can have hope.

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:05 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
bosmer88 wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
bosmer88 wrote:I have another to add. Also in at Northwestern: Black Female (161/3.7).


AJD? Regular? Congrats!


Thank you. Nah, just the regular JD program. I was expecting a ding because my LSAT is on the low side, but still a nice surprise.


congratulations! Did you have alot of W/E or did you interview? Just curious if those of us lacking in either of those fields can have hope.


Thanks. I had 2 years of WE post-college, but very little during college. I did an off-campus interview in Dec.

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

Postby ck3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:17 pm

Very late to this party. Highest LSAT 169, LSAC GPA 3.3 to 3.6 range
AA Male Non-Traditional

I applied in January to the following. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Harvard
Penn
Duke
Cornell
George Washington
WUSTL
Emory
UGA
GA State

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

Postby cinnamonchurros » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:17 pm

In at Michigan via status checker!

3.55/163 Biracial (AA/White)

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

Postby Percival Jenkins » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 pm

Checking in

AA Male
3.71
160

Applied to Stanford a week ago (its my dream school). If I dont get in ill take my last shot I have at the LSAT in October and apply early in the cycle and see where it goes.

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:25 pm

nick1 wrote:Checking in

AA Male
3.71
160

Applied to Stanford a week ago (its my dream school). If I dont get in ill take my last shot I have at the LSAT in October and apply early in the cycle and see where it goes.


I want to go to Stanford too... Let's hope that we both can make it in!

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

Postby Percival Jenkins » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:27 pm

bosmer88 wrote:
nick1 wrote:Checking in

AA Male
3.71
160

Applied to Stanford a week ago (its my dream school). If I dont get in ill take my last shot I have at the LSAT in October and apply early in the cycle and see where it goes.


I want to go to Stanford too... Let's hope that we both can make it in!


Similar stats. Ill keep my fingers crossed for both of us!!

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

Postby d330 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 pm

Wanted to go ahead and throw my numbers in the hat and add how this madness is going with me:

UVA: waitlisted
Michigan: in with a Darrow
Harvard: JS1 1/9

168/3.73
Worked all through school so I have plenty of work experience and as non traditional as it gets; in fact, nothing about my application is normal so any comparison based on numbers probably won't mean much. I have a number of publications and some pretty strong softs.

Part of me wants to argue that we over value numbers here. Maybe we don't, particularly since you come to a place like this when you're applying and not necessarily when you're doing that living that makes you a compelling applicant, but at some point who you are (softs, etc.) push your numbers and your application further - I imagine.

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

Postby davee817 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:42 am

Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.

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

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:27 am

davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


And Stanford with a 164. Very nice.

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

Postby GW1010 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:52 am

davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


Oh wow, congrats! When did you submit your application?

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

Postby TatNurner » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:34 am

Would it be a fair assessment to say we haven't seen many URMs above 170 this cycle (as compared to the usual)? I'm just trying to get a sense of how the changes we are seeing with the LSAT have played out amongst URMs.

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:40 am

I guess OP is never going to come back to TLS to create my requested poll of GPA/LSAT ranges. What a douche bag-- he creates one of the most important threads on TLS and doesn't even come back to check it. Next year, we can't let that happen. The poll would allow everyone to essentially post their information anoymously.

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:51 am

TatNurner wrote:Would it be a fair assessment to say we haven't seen many URMs above 170 this cycle (as compared to the usual)? I'm just trying to get a sense of how the changes we are seeing with the LSAT have played out amongst URMs.


13 170+ URMs, 21 168+ URMs on LSN - http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=1213

A couple on this list aren't actual URM so they're not factored into the count.

Yep... definitely in low supply.

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

Postby davee817 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:08 am

GW1010 wrote:
davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


Oh wow, congrats! When did you submit your application?


Thanks brother! I submitted Thanksgiving weekend, but wasn't complete at Harvard until 12/18/12.

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

Postby clouded.memory » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:11 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:I guess OP is never going to come back to TLS to create my requested poll of GPA/LSAT ranges. What a douche bag-- he creates one of the most important threads on TLS and doesn't even come back to check it. Next year, we can't let that happen. The poll would allow everyone to essentially post their information anoymously.

Maybe a mod could do it???

ETA: And congrats on all the great news, everyone!
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby davee817 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:12 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


And Stanford with a 164. Very nice.


Yeah! It's been a surreal cycle! Also in at Boalt, NYU, Michigan, G-Town, and UCLA. If this cycle has taught me anything it's that admissions committees are pretty holistic towards URM's. While my 3.99 GPA (UCLA) is a big factor, I think my acceptances have been based on my softs and PS.

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

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:27 am

davee817 wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


And Stanford with a 164. Very nice.


Yeah! It's been a surreal cycle! Also in at Boalt, NYU, Michigan, G-Town, and UCLA. If this cycle has taught me anything it's that admissions committees are pretty holistic towards URM's. While my 3.99 GPA (UCLA) is a big factor, I think my acceptances have been based on my softs and PS.


Stttanford? Nice. :). You should send them an e-mail and say, "Thank you for admitting me Stttanford." :/

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

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:28 am

davee817 wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


And Stanford with a 164. Very nice.


Yeah! It's been a surreal cycle! Also in at Boalt, NYU, Michigan, G-Town, and UCLA. If this cycle has taught me anything it's that admissions committees are pretty holistic towards URM's. While my 3.99 GPA (UCLA) is a big factor, I think my acceptances have been based on my softs and PS.


A 3.99 and a 164 LSAT URM is pretty fucking solid. I'm sure your PS and softs were very good but your GPA LSAT + URM are going to outweigh a PS and softs. To think otherwise would be kinda odd but whatever floats your boat. Congrats on Stanford and Berkeley BTW! I'm sure your PS and softs sealed the deal at those two. Where you leaning towards going? Depend on $$$?

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

Postby BlaqBella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:54 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:I guess OP is never going to come back to TLS to create my requested poll of GPA/LSAT ranges. What a douche bag-- he creates one of the most important threads on TLS and doesn't even come back to check it. Next year, we can't let that happen. The poll would allow everyone to essentially post their information anoymously.


It was actually a she that abandoned TLS on the basis of not scoring as planned on the June 2012 LSAT. She presumably had quit the law school plan altogether.

Douchebag-worthy? I don't think so. Let's not jump to conclusions here. As for next cycle's thread, you should do the honors.

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

Postby TatNurner » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:16 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
TatNurner wrote:Would it be a fair assessment to say we haven't seen many URMs above 170 this cycle (as compared to the usual)? I'm just trying to get a sense of how the changes we are seeing with the LSAT have played out amongst URMs.


13 170+ URMs, 21 168+ URMs on LSN - http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=1213

A couple on this list aren't actual URM so they're not factored into the count.

Yep... definitely in low supply.


Thanks John Rizzy Rawls. I thoroughly enjoyed your book, Da Law of Peeps.

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

Postby davee817 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:49 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:
davee817 wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
davee817 wrote:Any JS1's today?

I got mine! Freaking out.


And Stanford with a 164. Very nice.


Yeah! It's been a surreal cycle! Also in at Boalt, NYU, Michigan, G-Town, and UCLA. If this cycle has taught me anything it's that admissions committees are pretty holistic towards URM's. While my 3.99 GPA (UCLA) is a big factor, I think my acceptances have been based on my softs and PS.


A 3.99 and a 164 LSAT URM is pretty fucking solid. I'm sure your PS and softs were very good but your GPA LSAT + URM are going to outweigh a PS and softs. To think otherwise would be kinda odd but whatever floats your boat. Congrats on Stanford and Berkeley BTW! I'm sure your PS and softs sealed the deal at those two. Where you leaning towards going? Depend on $$$?


As cheesy as this sounds, I want to visit all the schools and get a feel for them before I make a decision. I want to make sure I'm comfortable and feel at home wherever I go. At this point I'm considering all schools equally. Money will be a factor, but it won't be that important. I gave up going off to an Ivy for undergrad because of money, I won't let money limit me again.




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