URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:44 pm

XicaDaSilva wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Northwestern app has been sent. Cornell and Penn are next week. May the chips fall where they may before my December retake.


Good luck, AA! T-37 days and then all we have to do is wait.


Thanks Xica!!!

Did anyone else just get a fee waiver from NYU?? Yayyyy!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:39 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote: Are any of you peeps good at basketball? That is going to be one of my primary methods of releasing stress during LS.


Don't want to sound cocky but have some skills. I'm actually looking forward to being at a school where I can randomly run pick up game instead of having to coordinate things.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:06 pm

Quan292 wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote: Are any of you peeps good at basketball? That is going to be one of my primary methods of releasing stress during LS.


Don't want to sound cocky but have some skills. I'm actually looking forward to being at a school where I can randomly run pick up game instead of having to coordinate things.


Do most law schools have intramural ?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:11 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Did anyone else just get a fee waiver from NYU?? Yayyyy!!!!!! :mrgreen:


I did. These fee waivers are saving my LIFE. And NYU was the highest school I planned to apply too so hopefully the schools ranked lower start sending more waivers my way

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:15 pm

okaygo wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Did anyone else just get a fee waiver from NYU?? Yayyyy!!!!!! :mrgreen:


I did. These fee waivers are saving my LIFE. And NYU was the highest school I planned to apply too so hopefully the schools ranked lower start sending more waivers my way



I'm thrilled with fee waiver from NYU. Are fee waivers selective or do they just give them out to whoever?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:18 pm

Selective. After my first take I got them only from TTT, witg new one I've gotten them from NYU UVA and Penn so far.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:22 pm

Does anyone have any examples of a letter of recommendation?

I have to basically write mine for one of my profs

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:26 pm

okaygo wrote:Selective. After my first take I got them only from TTT, witg new one I've gotten them from NYU UVA and Penn so far.


Oh ok... I see. I was worried when I got Penn with a 155, but they might have been extending it to alumni at that time.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:29 pm

Lol nope. My 155 did not receive a waiver from Penn.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:48 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
Quan292 wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote: Are any of you peeps good at basketball? That is going to be one of my primary methods of releasing stress during LS.


Don't want to sound cocky but have some skills. I'm actually looking forward to being at a school where I can randomly run pick up game instead of having to coordinate things.


Do most law schools have intramural ?


Columbia and NYU have serious bball teams that compete every year. You can find clips on youtube.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:16 pm

Damn, I go to sleep and pics are everywhere.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:28 pm

It hurts to see so many fellow HBCU students just settle, non-HBCU students as well. The I got a "152", that's awesome, I'm going to Famu Law, Barry Law, Howard, etc. And while those schools might be awesome for some people, I just think most students, many HBCU students aren't aware of the opportunity they have. I was in the same boat before I graduated. I was almost sold on going to Barry Law right out of college because one advisor walked up to me and told me all these great things about the school, which luckily I ended up researching and it turned out to be BS. Sigh... let me stop while I'm ahead. I almost went on a very long rant

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:43 pm

okaygo wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Did anyone else just get a fee waiver from NYU?? Yayyyy!!!!!! :mrgreen:


I did. These fee waivers are saving my LIFE. And NYU was the highest school I planned to apply too so hopefully the schools ranked lower start sending more waivers my way



Me too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:49 pm

Is anyone ED'ing anywhere?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:50 pm

toshiroh wrote:It hurts to see so many fellow HBCU students just settle, non-HBCU students as well. The I got a "152", that's awesome, I'm going to Famu Law, Barry Law, Howard, etc. And while those schools might be awesome for some people, I just think most students, many HBCU students aren't aware of the opportunity they have. I was in the same boat before I graduated. I was almost sold on going to Barry Law right out of college because one advisor walked up to me and told me all these great things about the school, which luckily I ended up researching and it turned out to be BS. Sigh... let me stop while I'm ahead. I almost went on a very long rant


When I got a 149 in 2011 I was sold on Howard. I applied in February and got wait listed for a week and was admitted but something told me to chill and now I can't thank God enough

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:52 pm

Hidden fee waiver from Chicago. :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:54 pm

toshiroh wrote:It hurts to see so many fellow HBCU students just settle, non-HBCU students as well. The I got a "152", that's awesome, I'm going to Famu Law, Barry Law, Howard, etc. And while those schools might be awesome for some people, I just think most students, many HBCU students aren't aware of the opportunity they have. I was in the same boat before I graduated. I was almost sold on going to Barry Law right out of college because one advisor walked up to me and told me all these great things about the school, which luckily I ended up researching and it turned out to be BS. Sigh... let me stop while I'm ahead. I almost went on a very long rant


If I had a dollar for every "advisor" that advised BS, I would be a millionaire. If only more applicants took the time to research. Unfortunately, we here on TLS are a small group....

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:57 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
toshiroh wrote:It hurts to see so many fellow HBCU students just settle, non-HBCU students as well. The I got a "152", that's awesome, I'm going to Famu Law, Barry Law, Howard, etc. And while those schools might be awesome for some people, I just think most students, many HBCU students aren't aware of the opportunity they have. I was in the same boat before I graduated. I was almost sold on going to Barry Law right out of college because one advisor walked up to me and told me all these great things about the school, which luckily I ended up researching and it turned out to be BS. Sigh... let me stop while I'm ahead. I almost went on a very long rant


If I had a dollar for every "advisor" that advised BS, I would be a millionaire. If only more applicants took the time to research. Unfortunately, we here on TLS are a small group....


I've never understood how there are so many terrible pre-law advisers. I could understand a few spread out around colleges, but it's a systemic problem.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:13 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Hidden fee waiver from Chicago. :mrgreen:


I just got the fee waiver email. I was salty since they didn't give me one in September when I requested!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:21 pm

californiauser wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Hidden fee waiver from Chicago. :mrgreen:


I just got the fee waiver email. I was salty since they didn't give me one in September when I requested!


How do you request one?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:23 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
californiauser wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Hidden fee waiver from Chicago. :mrgreen:


I just got the fee waiver email. I was salty since they didn't give me one in September when I requested!


How do you request one?


I emailed admissions asking for one.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:44 pm

Okay I need a URM perspective on my dilemma. Scored 165 in October, 3.3X gpa, MA. I would have had a 168/169 if I went -0 on LG like I was doing during practice.

I am confident I can hit 170 by December and want to retake. However, my practice group is going to trial in the next few weeks. All hands on deck type deal.Not sure how much time I will have to stay sharp/improve.

What do you guys think about applying now with my current stats and then taking in February? I would prefer to begin next fall.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:03 pm

Chicago will totally get an app from me now! If only Berkeley would make my week and send some out.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:07 pm

applelover wrote:Chicago will totally get an app from me now! If only Berkeley would make my week and send some out.


Berkeley doesn't do merit based waivers, only need (and I think there might be a way to get one if you're public interest focused).

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:11 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
applelover wrote:Chicago will totally get an app from me now! If only Berkeley would make my week and send some out.


Berkeley doesn't do merit based waivers, only need (and I think there might be a way to get one if you're public interest focused).


Hmm okay thank you.




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