URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:28 pm

El Principe wrote:@okaygo

UVA sent you the waiver or did you solicit it?


Email UVA they give out waivers like candy on Halloween.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:29 pm

So is everyone attempting HYS? I wasn't even going to try it.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:34 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
El Principe wrote:@okaygo

UVA sent you the waiver or did you solicit it?


Email UVA they give out waivers like candy on Halloween.


Unlike Chicago and NYU which are stingier than the grinch on Christmas.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:37 pm

teampeeta wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
El Principe wrote:@okaygo

UVA sent you the waiver or did you solicit it?


Email UVA they give out waivers like candy on Halloween.


Unlike Chicago and NYU which are stingier than the grinch on Christmas.



It's very strange to me how these waivers work. I got Chicago with a 155. Were they looking for someone to auto-deny?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:46 pm

teampeeta wrote:
amb89 wrote:exactly what im saying. She has to be comparing herself with Caucasians or other urms


I am a dude, fwiw. I don't think I'm comparing myself to Caucasians. The URM in question last year didn't list their ethnicity, but here are their results: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/whisperinthewind. This guy also didn't get into HLS and he is AA. His LSAT is a bit lower but his GPA is significantly higher than mine: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jediwannabe

My original question actually wasn't about retaking- although I've asked that in other threads and appreciate people's feedback to the extent that it isn't "What, you're crazy, you must not have looked at LSN because you're a lock at school XYZ." It was about URMs who had received JS1s at Harvard. I had heard that we tend to hear back later in the cycle, but was interested in whether any URMs had gotten interview invites/ were feeling the love from JS earlier than normal. I also wondered what their numbers were if they didn't mind sharing.


There is definitely something that schools uniformly didn't like about jediwannabe that resulted in across the board waitlists. He or she probably knows this reason. It is disappointing they didn't specify what that reason is for receiving such perplexing results. I am guessing he just "winged it" and didn't put much effort into his applications.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:52 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
amb89 wrote:exactly what im saying. She has to be comparing herself with Caucasians or other urms


I am a dude, fwiw. I don't think I'm comparing myself to Caucasians. The URM in question last year didn't list their ethnicity, but here are their results: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/whisperinthewind. This guy also didn't get into HLS and he is AA. His LSAT is a bit lower but his GPA is significantly higher than mine: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jediwannabe

My original question actually wasn't about retaking- although I've asked that in other threads and appreciate people's feedback to the extent that it isn't "What, you're crazy, you must not have looked at LSN because you're a lock at school XYZ." It was about URMs who had received JS1s at Harvard. I had heard that we tend to hear back later in the cycle, but was interested in whether any URMs had gotten interview invites/ were feeling the love from JS earlier than normal. I also wondered what their numbers were if they didn't mind sharing.


There is definitely something that schools uniformly didn't like about jediwannabe that resulted in across the board waitlists. He or she probably knows this reason. It is disappointing they didn't specify what that reason is for receiving such perplexing results. I am guessing he just "winged it" and didn't put much effort into his applications.


Jediwannabe is by far the most perplexing MyLSN profile I have ever come across. What gets me is that he did get accepted to UC Berkeley and Stanford so clearly his app wasn't completely terrible, but waitlists from all of CCNMVP isn't replicated by ANY other profile I've seen on the site.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:54 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
El Principe wrote:@okaygo

UVA sent you the waiver or did you solicit it?


Email UVA they give out waivers like candy on Halloween.


Unlike Chicago and NYU which are stingier than the grinch on Christmas.



It's very strange to me how these waivers work. I got Chicago with a 155. Were they looking for someone to auto-deny?


I get the feeling. Can't hurt to apply tho. You retaking December?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:59 pm

El Principe wrote:
I get the feeling. Can't hurt to apply tho. You retaking December?



I used up my third retake in October n now I'm at a 160

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:03 pm

Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:04 pm

okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:06 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!


I submitted my last few apps in mid-September. It's starting to get real now. I feel like once I get my first acceptance, my anxiety will subside tremendously.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:10 pm

californiauser wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!


I submitted my last few apps in mid-September. It's starting to get real now. I feel like once I get my first T-14 acceptance + $$$, my anxiety will subside tremendously.


There I fixed it for you.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:11 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!


Hah I think i would rather not get invited to the party.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:12 pm

Srs question guys. In the box on the apps where it asks you to list other schools you are applying to did you all do that? Like telling W&M that I'm applying to Duke doesn't seem smart.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:12 pm

californiauser wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!


I submitted my last few apps in mid-September. It's starting to get real now. I feel like once I get my first acceptance, my anxiety will subside tremendously.


I've been getting "your app is complete" emails the last few days, and the realization that it is now totally out of my hands has not been kind to my nerves.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:13 pm

I know of exactly one URM who has gotten a JS1.

Also, I got that awesome Yale packet today. I was daydreaming about New Haven until I saw that I'm right at both 25 percentiles. :x

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:17 pm

Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:18 pm

okaygo wrote:Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)



I was sure we'd stay stagnant. We were stuck in the 20s (or 30s?) for weeks.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:19 pm

Brettanomyces wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)



I was sure we'd stay stagnant. We were stuck in the 20s (or 30s?) for weeks.


And then October release day came and the rest was history.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:21 pm

okaygo wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)



I was sure we'd stay stagnant. We were stuck in the 20s (or 30s?) for weeks.


And then October release day came and the rest was history.


Nothin like a couple of Drake gifs to increase the post count.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)



I was sure we'd stay stagnant. We were stuck in the 20s (or 30s?) for weeks.


And then October release day came and the rest was history.


Nothin like a couple of Drake gifs to increase the post count.


More like okaygo's cute selfies.

I've gotta check this thing every 5 minutes now, hoping she'll post another.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 pm

toshiroh wrote:Who else is studying for Dec. I decided to take this whole week off from taking PTs and just focus on drilling, methods etc. I feel really, really, burnt out, and it's no use wasting perfectly good PTs on a burnt out score.


I'm retaking in Dec. I take a PTs Mondays and Tuesdays, drill Wed-Fri. Then PT again on Sat. What's your schedule like?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:24 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:
okaygo wrote:Also last years URM thread only ever got to 75 pages. Check us out. 8)



I was sure we'd stay stagnant. We were stuck in the 20s (or 30s?) for weeks.


And then October release day came and the rest was history.


Nothin like a couple of Drake gifs to increase the post count.


It gets the people going.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:24 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Who else is studying for Dec. I decided to take this whole week off from taking PTs and just focus on drilling, methods etc. I feel really, really, burnt out, and it's no use wasting perfectly good PTs on a burnt out score.


I'm retaking in Dec. I take a PTs Mondays and Tuesdays, drill Wed-Fri. Then PT again on Sat. What's your schedule like?


I was PTing/drilling every weekday and chilling out--working on the Trainer a bit--on the weekend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:25 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
californiauser wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:
okaygo wrote:Planning to hit submit on my GW, Duke, W&M and GULC apps tonight. I'm so scared lol.


Yay! One more person joining the anxiety party!


I submitted my last few apps in mid-September. It's starting to get real now. I feel like once I get my first acceptance, my anxiety will subside tremendously.


I've been getting "your app is complete" emails the last few days, and the realization that it is now totally out of my hands has not been kind to my nerves.


I found the period immediately after app submittal to be less stressful than the days leading up to sending out apps. For me, it's now at the point where it's 2x stressful as pre-apps.




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