URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:27 am

toshiroh wrote:Okay, so I know T-14 is the goal, but anyone look at some 15-30 schools just in case. I'm looking at Emory and UCLA as possible schools to fall back on. Leaning towards Emory, if I had to choose between the two.


UCLA, USC, WUSTL and Vandy for me. You're taking in December right? Is this a first take ?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:29 am

toshiroh wrote:Okay, so I know T-14 is the goal, but anyone look at some 15-30 schools just in case. I'm looking at Emory and UCLA as possible schools to fall back on. Leaning towards Emory, if I had to choose between the two.



I looked into emory.... im just worried about wasting time and money going to a school in a market that I wont stay in and at a school that may not boost my chances at being employed to pay off the debt

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:39 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:If anyone wants to PS swap then PM me!

ETA: I really just want to post it in the Personal Statement forum but I'm too paranoid.


I'm in for the swappp


Yay! It still needs polishing so I'll send it to you in the next few days.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:42 am

Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:51 am

AAJD2B wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Okay, so I know T-14 is the goal, but anyone look at some 15-30 schools just in case. I'm looking at Emory and UCLA as possible schools to fall back on. Leaning towards Emory, if I had to choose between the two.


UCLA, USC, WUSTL and Vandy for me. You're taking in December right? Is this a first take ?


Yep December for me. No, it's my second take. I got accepted into UCLA last time around. Sometimes I regret not just going, other times I don't. Really looking at NYU/Cornell/North Western/U Penn

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:52 am

okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:04 pm

I don't think I could fade Howard. The combination of TTT (I know they still have god job placement) and the potential for distraction make it a no go for me.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:10 pm

I am applying to UW and Seattle U because they are in the market I want to work in after law school.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:30 pm

californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



How's Howard do with jobs tho?

I imagine they have a supportive alumni group, but... just curious.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jstep » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:32 pm

Hey can anyone please provide any insight for my chances at t14 - ucla - usc -ut?

3.22 / 170 URM MA

Top 15 public school grad, worked part-time throughout school (to address GPA concerns)

My main strategy is to ED at UVA at this point
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:38 pm

Just found out my black guy friend with a 3.8 got a 174. And he wants to go to UVA. There goes my scholarship money.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:47 pm

El Principe wrote:
californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



How's Howard do with jobs tho?

I imagine they have a supportive alumni group, but... just curious.


Not amazing, but OK for a TTT

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=howard

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:59 pm

californiauser wrote:
El Principe wrote:
californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



How's Howard do with jobs tho?

I imagine they have a supportive alumni group, but... just curious.


Not amazing, but OK for a TTT

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=howard


Hmm, that's not bad... their top 10% actually gets over $110,000

Although, I'd feel a little safer with a good local/regional school here, like SMU or Houston with $$$.

That's what I'll be looking forward to anyways if I don't improve my LSAT in December.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:22 pm

californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



More than 58% of Howard U grads (2011) didn't have jobs at graduation. And only 16 students -- yes, 16 -- were hired through their OCI.

So there's that.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:26 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



More than 58% of Howard U grads (2011) didn't have jobs at graduation. And only 16 students -- yes, 16 -- were hired through their OCI.

So there's that.


Wow. That's insane.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:42 pm

okaygo wrote:Just found out my black guy friend with a 3.8 got a 174. And he wants to go to UVA. There goes my scholarship money.


He'll prob get YP

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:51 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also I could maybe be tempted to GW with $$$



Would anyone be temped by Howard with a full ride?


If one couldn't get t-14, Howard full-ride + living expenses doesn't seem like a terrible deal.



More than 58% of Howard U grads (2011) didn't have jobs at graduation. And only 16 students -- yes, 16 -- were hired through their OCI.

So there's that.


That's a nevermind....

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:00 pm

jstep wrote:Hey can anyone please provide any insight for my chances at t14 - ucla - usc -ut?

3.22 / 168 URM MA

Top 15 public school grad, worked part-time throughout school (to address GPA concerns)

My main strategy is to ED at UVA at this point


Hey I've seen your posts in other places, there's not much I can say about your numbers cuz there very little data for MAs. Check lawschoolnumbers.com, but I don't think EDing to UVA is a good idea IMO. Perhaps other posters like Nova or twenty will reply.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:01 pm

Mojosodope wrote:
okaygo wrote:Just found out my black guy friend with a 3.8 got a 174. And he wants to go to UVA. There goes my scholarship money.


He'll prob get YP



Y UVA? He's prbly has all of HYS on lock.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:01 pm

Hey everyone.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:25 pm

Anyone know the general turnaround time at UVA from complete to phone call? Also, any insight on USC? A friend of a friend said I should apply. She's a black female 2L at USC with an offer from my old firm.

Sidenote: I just took an unfamiliar timed LR section and went -2. I dunno what happened in October but I seek revenge in my December retake. Glad to see my timing is also in a similar range.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:38 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Anyone know the general turnaround time at UVA from complete to phone call? Also, any insight on USC? A friend of a friend said I should apply. She's a black female 2L at USC with an offer from my old firm.

Sidenote: I just took an unfamiliar timed LR section and went -2. I dunno what happened in October but I seek revenge in my December retake. Glad to see my timing is also in a similar range.


The only thing I really know about USC is that the Rothman scholarship is ridiculous. http://weblaw.usc.edu/how/jd/rothman/

Guaranteed 1L Summer at Skadden.


ETA

I'm also out on Howard. Their placement isn't bad for their rank, but if something were to happen and you hit near the bottom of the class, things could go bad quickly. My opinion might change if I was set on living in DC.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jstep » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:12 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:49 pm

jstep wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
jstep wrote:Hey can anyone please provide any insight for my chances at t14 - ucla - usc -ut?

3.22 / 168 URM MA

Top 15 public school grad, worked part-time throughout school (to address GPA concerns)

My main strategy is to ED at UVA at this point


Hey I've seen your posts in other places, there's not much I can say about your numbers cuz there very little data for MAs. Check lawschoolnumbers.com, but I don't think EDing to UVA is a good idea IMO. Perhaps other posters like Nova or twenty will reply.


Yeah that's the gist I've been getting.

In your opinion, do you think it's a bad idea because of $ or because I may have a shot at a school ranked a few slots higher?


I honestly don't know. You're URM which makes your cycle already unpredictable. On top of that you're a splitter which adds to the unpredictability.
What I can tell you is the following, if you ED to UVA you won't get money. Also your gpa bars you from CA schools which are gpa whores. If I was in your position, I would consider retaking the LSAT. I would also apply regular decision, might get some $ at the lower t-14. If I didnt get into a school I wanted this cycle, then I would apply next year to UVA on the ED track.




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