URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:55 pm

my PS is STRESSING ME OUT.
Especially trying to get a 'why law' part out.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:02 pm

okaygo wrote:my PS is STRESSING ME OUT.
Especially trying to get a 'why law' part out.


I just went through that. Still working on it... There's just not enough space, and when I reread it I feel like there's 1000000 holes and 10000000 flaws. I question my sanity and just take a nap

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:19 pm

Time to go work out. I've been studying since 1:00PM. I'll get back on it after I work out. I hope whatever school I end up at has ice gym facilities.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:01 pm

Hey on the PS is it okay if I use Garamond instead of Times New Roman?

On a related subject... is it okay if I go over two pages by two lines? Or is anything over two a bad thing??

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:04 pm

EstebanMFernandez wrote:Hey on the PS is it okay if I use Garamond instead of Times New Roman?

On a related subject... is it okay if I go over two pages by two lines? Or is anything over two a bad thing??


Depends on the school. If they say keep it under 2, then keep it under 2. A lot of schools will say anything from 2-4 though.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:20 am

I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:26 am

mac2013 wrote:Anyone have an example they can share of how they request fee waivers? This is the TLS example, is that what people are using?

Hello,

I have a quick question – I was wondering if School X offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. My information is:

LSDAS GPA: x.xx

LSAT SCORE: xxx

LSAC ACCOUNT NUMBER: Lxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your time,

Hopeful Law Student


This is what I sent to schools when I was applying to law school and couldn't afford to pay hundreds of dollars in law school application fees. I got a lot of good responses, even from schools in the T-14.

Dear X Law School Admission Staff,

I am very interested in applying to X Law School, but am currently facing financial hardship and will be unable to apply if not granted a fee waiver. Please apprise me of the necessary steps I must take to qualify for a need-based fee waiver.

My LSAC account number is: 00000000000

Thank you very much,

Law School Candidate

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:47 pm

BullShitWithBravado wrote:
mac2013 wrote:Anyone have an example they can share of how they request fee waivers? This is the TLS example, is that what people are using?

Hello,

I have a quick question – I was wondering if School X offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. My information is:

LSDAS GPA: x.xx

LSAT SCORE: xxx

LSAC ACCOUNT NUMBER: Lxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your time,

Hopeful Law Student


This is what I sent to schools when I was applying to law school and couldn't afford to pay hundreds of dollars in law school application fees. I got a lot of good responses, even from schools in the T-14.

Dear X Law School Admission Staff,

I am very interested in applying to X Law School, but am currently facing financial hardship and will be unable to apply if not granted a fee waiver. Please apprise me of the necessary steps I must take to qualify for a need-based fee waiver.

My LSAC account number is: 00000000000

Thank you very much,

Law School Candidate



Thanks! I will let you guys know if I have any success!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:23 pm

mac2013 wrote:I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.


I am applying to 11/14 t14 and USC/UCLA (my hometown)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:55 pm

Just took PT 59. -2 on logic games... sigh... disgraceful with how easy that damn section was.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:38 pm

mac2013 wrote:I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.


I'm applying to about 15 schools maximum, about 8 of which I have fee waivers for, and abou 6 of which I would actually attend. I narrowed down to only schools I would want to attend and schools that I don't really want to attend but I could use the acceptances for scholarship negotiations or just confidence boosters.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:44 pm

mac2013 wrote:I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.


I'll be applying to every school from Harvard to U$C.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:07 pm

woah i disappeared for awhile

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:15 pm

mac2013 wrote:I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.


Chicago all the way down to UCLA for me + Emory

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby amb89 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:13 am

Another email for a fee waiver today from Mich state. I really wish they would leave me alone lol

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:22 am

mac2013 wrote:I was just wondering how many schools are you guys applying to? Also how did you narrow down your list?

I currently have a list of about 14 schools. 12/14 T14 schools and 2 from my home state.


Right now I have a list of 13 t14 schools, and in the next few weeks I'll probably cut out another 2 or 3 that I don't really see myself attending because of their location, culture, AAs enrolled, lack of specific academic opportunities I want, etc.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:05 am

amb89 wrote:Another email for a fee waiver today from Mich state. I really wish they would leave me alone lol



They got themselves blocked this morning.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:09 am

toshiroh wrote:Just took PT 59. -2 on logic games... sigh... disgraceful with how easy that damn section was.

What are you trying to score?! Most people would be happy with -2. I got that in October and I felt like the man!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:23 am

Georgetown and Michigan fee waivers came in, so that is 8 for 14. Hoping for Cornell next week!

I think I will send the following apps out next week: Penn, Chicago, Michigan, Duke and Georgetown. UVA and Northwestern are already out.

I figure I can hold off on H and S as they generally don't start admitting URM apps until March/April and I will need a stronger LSAT. Still uncertain on when I will send out Berkeley, Cornell, NYU and Columbia...don't know if I should wait until my new score or send now. Ugh. :?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:37 am

AAJD2B wrote:Georgetown and Michigan fee waivers came in, so that is 8 for 14. Hoping for Cornell next week!

I think I will send the following apps out next week: Penn, Chicago, Michigan, Duke and Georgetown. UVA and Northwestern are already out.

I figure I can hold off on H and S as they generally don't start admitting URM apps until March/April and I will need a stronger LSAT. Still uncertain on when I will send out Berkeley, Cornell, NYU and Columbia...don't know if I should wait until my new score or send now. Ugh. :?



You should have a waiver from Cornell for sure any day now, they really love URMS.

Are you doing a Why Michigan? From their URM stats, I'm not sure I am even going to apply there.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby NanaP » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:46 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Georgetown and Michigan fee waivers came in, so that is 8 for 14. Hoping for Cornell next week!

I think I will send the following apps out next week: Penn, Chicago, Michigan, Duke and Georgetown. UVA and Northwestern are already out.

I figure I can hold off on H and S as they generally don't start admitting URM apps until March/April and I will need a stronger LSAT. Still uncertain on when I will send out Berkeley, Cornell, NYU and Columbia...don't know if I should wait until my new score or send now. Ugh. :?



You should have a waiver from Cornell for sure any day now, they really love URMS.

Are you doing a Why Michigan? From their URM stats, I'm not sure I am even going to apply there.


Is Mich not URM friendly?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:48 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Georgetown and Michigan fee waivers came in, so that is 8 for 14. Hoping for Cornell next week!

I think I will send the following apps out next week: Penn, Chicago, Michigan, Duke and Georgetown. UVA and Northwestern are already out.

I figure I can hold off on H and S as they generally don't start admitting URM apps until March/April and I will need a stronger LSAT. Still uncertain on when I will send out Berkeley, Cornell, NYU and Columbia...don't know if I should wait until my new score or send now. Ugh. :?



You should have a waiver from Cornell for sure any day now, they really love URMS.

Are you doing a Why Michigan? From their URM stats, I'm not sure I am even going to apply there.


Yup, I am writing one. Are the URM stats that bad?? I figure it can't be anymore worse than Berkeley or Chicago.

Mich tends to throw money out so if need be, you can negotiate. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:56 am

EstebanMFernandez wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Just took PT 59. -2 on logic games... sigh... disgraceful with how easy that damn section was.

What are you trying to score?! Most people would be happy with -2. I got that in October and I felt like the man!


Ideally a 170+, but I would be perfectly content with a 168. Once you get into the upper score range, those 2 points count. That -2, coupled with dumb mistakes on LR brought down my score.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:56 am

Maybe it's not supperr different than a few others, but I remember seeing a whole section in a thread about how it has gotten worse....

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:09 pm

Michiagan is the one t14 school I'm definitely not applying to at this point. I think there are only 10 AAs in the class of 2015, which is less than 3% of the class. Plus, I just don't think I can get down with Ann Arbor.




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