URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Bosh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:02 pm

Hey cycle 2013-2014, checking in as well. A rising senior preparing to take the LSAT in oct as well. Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much. How is the oct LSAT prep going for those preparing to take it?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:26 pm

Bosh wrote:Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much.


They punted, it's not affecting anything, at all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BerkeleyBear » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:59 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much.


They punted, it's not affecting anything, at all.

I wouldn't go that far.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:02 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much.


They punted, it's not affecting anything, at all.

I wouldn't go that far.


Please explain how Fisher will have any effect on the 2013-2014 cycle.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BerkeleyBear » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BerkeleyBear wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much.


They punted, it's not affecting anything, at all.

I wouldn't go that far.


Please explain how Fisher will have any effect on the 2013-2014 cycle.

It obviously isn't. "Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much." I understand we're in a URM 13-14 thread, but this person didn't explicitly state they were only talking about this years cycle.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:57 pm

Wormfather wrote:Fischer won't affect any year's cycle.


Yup. Zero precedent set here. "We affirm Grutter and remand lower courts to use strict scrutiny" won't ever be cited or affect shit.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Tipp83 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:25 am

Checking in. Taking LSAT for the first time in October.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby RightWingConspiracy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:30 pm

First time test taker this coming October. Goodluck to you all!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Taking the LSAT for the first time in October! Good luck, guys. Hopefully, this is a great cycle for everyone! :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:14 pm

Bosh wrote:Hey cycle 2013-2014, checking in as well. A rising senior preparing to take the LSAT in oct as well. Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much. How is the oct LSAT prep going for those preparing to take it?


Fortunately it did not!

October prep is going well here. Exclusively self-studying with Blueprint and Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer. Finally cracking my nemesis LR getting between 0-4x per section. Games are relatively strong at 0-3x per section, all timed. Haven't actively worked on RC yet. Hope your studies are going well!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mojangles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Yup, applying this upcoming cycle! Did as well as I could have hoped for on the LSAT, wasn't necessarily cream of the crop but I was basically dancing in my car during lunch at work haha. too bad my LSDAS gpa is garbage.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:16 pm

mojangles wrote:Yup, applying this upcoming cycle! Did as well as I could have hoped for on the LSAT, wasn't necessarily cream of the crop but I was basically dancing in my car during lunch at work haha. too bad my LSDAS gpa is garbage.


Congrats on the LSAT! Where are you looking to apply?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mojangles » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:57 am

essyct wrote:
mojangles wrote:Yup, applying this upcoming cycle! Did as well as I could have hoped for on the LSAT, wasn't necessarily cream of the crop but I was basically dancing in my car during lunch at work haha. too bad my LSDAS gpa is garbage.


Congrats on the LSAT! Where are you looking to apply?


Thanks! I'm considering UofMN, UW, UIUC, WUSTL for sure, still contemplating on what others to hit up. Ideally, I would like to work/live in either chicago or minneapolis (chicago seems to have a much higher pay rate relative to CoL though). You applying this cycle? sorry if you posted in this thread already, i am bad at following screen names haha
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:55 am

No worries! Yes, I'm applying this cycle. I have a pretty good GPA so I'm hoping to get a decent LSAT score in October so that I'll have a fair shot at the T14.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mojangles » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:07 am

essyct wrote:No worries! Yes, I'm applying this cycle. I have a pretty good GPA so I'm hoping to get a decent LSAT score in October so that I'll have a fair shot at the T14.


awesome! study hard and hopefully things all work out for the best!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby RG10 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:01 pm

Hey just checking in! Took the June LSAT and got a 165 so I'll be retaking in October. I'm excited for this upcoming cycle and good luck to all of you.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Bosh » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:38 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hey cycle 2013-2014, checking in as well. A rising senior preparing to take the LSAT in oct as well. Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much. How is the oct LSAT prep going for those preparing to take it?


Fortunately it did not!

October prep is going well here. Exclusively self-studying with Blueprint and Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer. Finally cracking my nemesis LR getting between 0-4x per section. Games are relatively strong at 0-3x per section, all timed. Haven't actively worked on RC yet. Hope your studies are going well!


I just saw your reply. My prep is also going well. Getting the LR drills down as its my challenging section, thanks to Cambridge bundle and manhattan review forum, I hope for more improvement. LG has been progressing but I guess I have to start working on my RC section now.

For those that have been following URM cycle, will a 170+ lsat score help boost my median GPA of 3.55 to HYS? That's where I would love to go fall 2014, but of course any other t14 acceptance would also be terrific. I'm a black male URM.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Typhoon24 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:34 pm

Bosh wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hey cycle 2013-2014, checking in as well. A rising senior preparing to take the LSAT in oct as well. Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much. How is the oct LSAT prep going for those preparing to take it?


Fortunately it did not!

October prep is going well here. Exclusively self-studying with Blueprint and Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer. Finally cracking my nemesis LR getting between 0-4x per section. Games are relatively strong at 0-3x per section, all timed. Haven't actively worked on RC yet. Hope your studies are going well!


I just saw your reply. My prep is also going well. Getting the LR drills down as its my challenging section, thanks to Cambridge bundle and manhattan review forum, I hope for more improvement. LG has been progressing but I guess I have to start working on my RC section now.

For those that have been following URM cycle, will a 170+ lsat score help boost my median GPA of 3.55 to HYS? That's where I would love to go fall 2014, but of course any other t14 acceptance would also be terrific. I'm a black male URM.


170 3.55 would be a lock at harvard/stanford for an AA male. 165+/3.5+ is already really strong for them too. Yale is never predictable, so i dont include it in the equation.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Xixak » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:47 am

Typhoon24 wrote:
Bosh wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Bosh wrote:Hey cycle 2013-2014, checking in as well. A rising senior preparing to take the LSAT in oct as well. Hope the Supreme Court decision today doesn't change things up that much. How is the oct LSAT prep going for those preparing to take it?


Fortunately it did not!

October prep is going well here. Exclusively self-studying with Blueprint and Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer. Finally cracking my nemesis LR getting between 0-4x per section. Games are relatively strong at 0-3x per section, all timed. Haven't actively worked on RC yet. Hope your studies are going well!


I just saw your reply. My prep is also going well. Getting the LR drills down as its my challenging section, thanks to Cambridge bundle and manhattan review forum, I hope for more improvement. LG has been progressing but I guess I have to start working on my RC section now.

For those that have been following URM cycle, will a 170+ lsat score help boost my median GPA of 3.55 to HYS? That's where I would love to go fall 2014, but of course any other t14 acceptance would also be terrific. I'm a black male URM.


170 3.55 would be a lock at harvard/stanford for an AA male. 165+/3.5+ is already really strong for them too. Yale is never predictable, so i dont include it in the equation.


Really? A 3.55 GPA is good enough?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Typhoon24 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Xixak wrote:
Really? A 3.55 GPA is good enough?


good enough for some.

according to Law school numbers, several AAs last cycle got in to SLS and HLS with a 3.5-3.6 ish GPAs. some of them had sub-165s too. Obviously this is LSN, so it's not written in stone, but it shows that this has happened before.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:33 pm

Just checking in, in the midst of prepping for the October LSAT (retaking 162).

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:25 pm

Typhoon24 wrote:
Xixak wrote:
Really? A 3.55 GPA is good enough?


good enough for some.

according to Law school numbers, several AAs last cycle got in to SLS and HLS with a 3.5-3.6 ish GPAs. some of them had sub-165s too. Obviously this is LSN, so it's not written in stone, but it shows that this has happened before.


You'll be fine. We have almost identical stats/URM.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:13 am

First time test-taker in October. MA/AA Male. 3.84.




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