URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:27 am

toshiroh wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:So these following apps are out: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, W&M

Next batch will include: Duke, Michigan, Georgetown

Awaiting December release: H, S, NYU

Contingent on a fee waiver: Cornell

Debating whether to apply: Berkeley

Miscellaneous schools that I may include: UCLA, WUSTL, USC, GW, BU, Cardozo

I think I will cap at 20 schools total. No more.


I feel so behind whenever you post your progress. I was planning to send all my apps out after my DEC score, but now I feel maybe I should start now... but I feel like that blaring low OCT 2012 score will just kill my chances if I send them


How low is low? At the very least send out Penn. They tend to be more forgiving of lower numbers.

To be honest, I sent my apps out to the likes of Chicago and Columbia because I strongly believe my softs (work experience) help mitigate my low LSAT score. Besides, the record shows these schools do not start sending out decisions until January. Chicago was forever late last year. People didn't hear back until April or so.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:48 am

160, which wouldn't be all that bad if I had the GPA to offset it. I think I'll go ahead and send Penn and Cornell.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:15 am

AAJD2B wrote:So these following apps are out: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, W&M

Next batch will include: Duke, Michigan, Georgetown

Awaiting December release: H, S, NYU

Contingent on a fee waiver: Cornell

Debating whether to apply: Berkeley

Miscellaneous schools that I may include: UCLA, WUSTL, USC, GW, BU, Cardozo

I think I will cap at 20 schools total. No more.


Did you get waivers for the Miscellaneous schools? Also, I dont see any Canadian schools on that list :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:23 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:So these following apps are out: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, W&M

Next batch will include: Duke, Michigan, Georgetown

Awaiting December release: H, S, NYU

Contingent on a fee waiver: Cornell

Debating whether to apply: Berkeley

Miscellaneous schools that I may include: UCLA, WUSTL, USC, GW, BU, Cardozo

I think I will cap at 20 schools total. No more.


Did you get waivers for the Miscellaneous schools? Also, I dont see any Canadian schools on that list :)


Just USC, BU and Cardozo.

Girl, I found out the Canadian schools had a November 1 deadline when I spoke to them at the LSAC forum. They wanted me to get my transcript and LORs to them in under two weeks and I could not transmit via LSAC's website. I had no choice but to bench that plan.

Did you send any out yet?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:50 am

AAJD2B wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:So these following apps are out: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, W&M

Next batch will include: Duke, Michigan, Georgetown

Awaiting December release: H, S, NYU

Contingent on a fee waiver: Cornell

Debating whether to apply: Berkeley

Miscellaneous schools that I may include: UCLA, WUSTL, USC, GW, BU, Cardozo

I think I will cap at 20 schools total. No more.


Did you get waivers for the Miscellaneous schools? Also, I dont see any Canadian schools on that list :)


Just USC, BU and Cardozo.

Girl, I found out the Canadian schools had a November 1 deadline when I spoke to them at the LSAC forum. They wanted me to get my transcript and LORs to them in under two weeks and I could not transmit via LSAC's website. I had no choice but to bench that plan.

Did you send any out yet?


:( nope... I have a firm deadline of thanksgiving for everything to be sent out... I have been so busy with work to really focus, so I will take off a week to get everything in order.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:54 am

I see a lot of people work in here. I thought yall was mostly k-jd.
What is everones we looking like? i'm 2 yrs-teaching.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:57 am

Quan292 wrote:I see a lot of people work in here. I thought yall was mostly k-jd.
What is everones we looking like? i'm 2 yrs-teaching.


1 year as a probation officer, 1 1/2 years working and pretty much building the Mental Health Court in North Fl. 2 years out of undergrad. No KJD for me lol.

My WE is pretty weak though, compared to TFA and all that.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:01 pm

Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:09 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:


Wow congrats. That's pretty awesome. What are your stats, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:44 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:


I did my Vandy interview a few weeks ago. It was pretty casual. I wouldn't stress over it.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:51 pm

californiauser wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:


I did my Vandy interview a few weeks ago. It was pretty casual. I wouldn't stress over it.


I'm not so worried about the interview but moreso about it being at Goldman Sachs. It's my dream employer and where I would love to be in-house counsel. :oops:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Quan292 wrote:I see a lot of people work in here. I thought yall was mostly k-jd.
What is everones we looking like? i'm 2 yrs-teaching.


I have 1 year of retail management and 1 year of working in Higher Education.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby NanaP » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:03 pm

Quan292 wrote:I see a lot of people work in here. I thought yall was mostly k-jd.
What is everones we looking like? i'm 2 yrs-teaching.



3 - Years Finance
LSAT stinks tho so hopefully the work experience can help

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Am I the only K-JDer here?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:30 pm

El Principe wrote:Am I the only K-JDer here?


Nope.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:07 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:


How long did it take for you to get the invite? I requested an interview last week and haven't heard anything

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:16 pm

I am 2 years out of school now. Anyone know of any T10-t20 schools that are worth applying to because of big money like a full ride? I know previously someone mentioned USC.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby amb89 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:19 pm

whats up with canada schools, do they use the same lsac/lsat system?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:20 pm

Mojosodope wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Just got an invite to interview with a Vandy alum. He is a VP and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. Freaking out. :shock:


How long did it take for you to get the invite? I requested an interview last week and haven't heard anything


Two days. I submitted my app on 11/5, went complete 11/6 and got the message today.

Maybe it's due to location that I've had such quick turnaround? I'm in NYC.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:21 pm

mac2013 wrote:I am 2 years out of school now. Anyone know of any T10-t20 schools that are worth applying to because of big money like a full ride? I know previously someone mentioned USC.


How could we possibly tell you where you have a chance of a full ride without knowing your numbers?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:22 pm

mac2013 wrote:I am 2 years out of school now. Anyone know of any T10-t20 schools that are worth applying to because of big money like a full ride? I know previously someone mentioned USC.


Cornell and Texas. Michigan and UVA throws a lot of $$$ too.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:25 pm

amb89 wrote:whats up with canada schools, do they use the same lsac/lsat system?


Nope, they do not. Toronto has their own system that you have to apply to and McGill is separate. You apply via their website online.

They need to partner with LSAC if they wish to recruit more US applicants. The other foreign country that was at the LSAC forum was Australia. University of Melbourne has a JD program. Pretty cool.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:26 pm

mac2013 wrote:I am 2 years out of school now. Anyone know of any T10-t20 schools that are worth applying to because of big money like a full ride? I know previously someone mentioned USC.


If you get into Northwestern via ED, they'll give you 50K/year. It's not a full ride, but it's a solid chunk of change.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:28 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
amb89 wrote:whats up with canada schools, do they use the same lsac/lsat system?


Nope, they do not. Toronto has their own system that you have to apply to and McGill is separate. You apply via their website online.

They need to partner with LSAC if they wish to recruit more US applicants. The other foreign country that was at the LSAC forum was Australia. University of Melbourne has a JD program. Pretty cool.


I don't think your eligible for US financial aid if you go to school outside of the country.

One of my reasons for not applying to UofToronto, because working in Toronto would be sick




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