URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:15 pm

okaygo wrote:Thanks for the congratulations you all!
Second good news of the day: group interview request at GULC.


You killing it today okaygo. Congrats on that great news as well.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:40 pm

californiauser wrote:URM who applied later than me and with my exact numbers accepted to NYU and I haven't been....I guess it's time to start freaking out


Its okay! You'll hear back soon!.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:01 pm

O well submitted the SEO App

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:38 pm

Congrats on all the Acceptances! I got my first response as well and am in at NYU.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:04 pm

californiauser wrote:URM who applied later than me and with my exact numbers accepted to NYU and I haven't been....I guess it's time to start freaking out


Im in the same boat as you and I think I know who you are talking about. I'm ED and its killing me to not have any updates over these past couple of days.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:01 am

Mojosodope wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Congrats to all of the new admits! And Okaygo on the internship!

Speaking of internships, has anyone applied for SEO yet?


Need to figure out my damn ACT score,

does anyone know if they actually check those...like can I estimate?


I did! Sent in my application right before the round 2 deadline. I would really, really love to get that. So much.
As for the ACT scores, I forgot mine too. (Memorized my SAT for some reason. Of course, that's only 3 numbers and they were way easier to remember.) I had changed my email since high school, so I needed to submit a help request for the change, but they got back to me in < 24 hours and everything was pretty quick/easy. Probably better than estimating, although I have no idea if they actually check.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:13 am

Oh. And as for biglaw, I want to do it for as long as I can before I lateral into an in-house position at a tech company. I would absolutely consider myself biglaw or bust, though if I get a good clerkship I would gladly take it.
I have considered entering academia at several points in my life--I love research/writing and teaching--so a hitherto undiscovered passion for legal academia might sway me away from biglaw. I doubt it will, though after I've practiced for a while I might want to try to teach as a adjunct clinic attorney or something. (But I have low hopes for the law school hiring market, so it's more an idle thought than an actual plan.)

What's strange is that although I thought I wanted to do transactional work related to emerging companies, the more research I do about law school/legal work, the more I'm interested in litigation. I should probably not worry until I actually have to decide, but...uncertainty stresses me out. :\

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:30 am

now that I'm in at NYU I regret signing up for the Dec LSAT.

i want to sleep on saturday

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:53 am

Cancel it before Saturday and schools won't even know you signed up for it.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:31 am

Mojosodope wrote:now that I'm in at NYU I regret signing up for the Dec LSAT.

i want to sleep on saturday



Though the retake might get you more money. I guess it depends on how confident you are on your score improving this weekend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:41 am

Mojosodope wrote:now that I'm in at NYU I regret signing up for the Dec LSAT.

i want to sleep on saturday


I say go with your gut instinct mojo. If you are content with your score and happy with your options thus far I say no don't take it. But if you are concerned with the money you dished out. I say go for it and take it. And make sure you murder the LSAT to juice more money out of the schools. And make your effort worth every penny you spent.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:00 am

Who received the Harvard BLSA email today?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:02 am

okaygo wrote:Who received the Harvard BLSA email today?


I did.
:?
Harvard, why you tease me with email but no JS1 invite?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:14 am

August Wilson wrote:
okaygo wrote:Who received the Harvard BLSA email today?


I did.
:?
Harvard, why you tease me with email but no JS1 invite?


exactly. I don't want to be a piece in Harvard's games.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:15 am

August Wilson wrote:
okaygo wrote:Who received the Harvard BLSA email today?


I did.
:?
Harvard, why you tease me with email but no JS1 invite?


:( I didn't

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:25 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
August Wilson wrote:
okaygo wrote:Who received the Harvard BLSA email today?


I did.
:?
Harvard, why you tease me with email but no JS1 invite?


:( I didn't

Me either and due to this being the second time I haven't received a BLSA email reported in this thread, I'm feeling some sort of way.

:cry:
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:36 am

applelover wrote:Me either and due to this being the second time I haven't received as BLSA email reported in this thread, I'm feeling some sort of way.

:cry:


says the girl with a JS2 on the way.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:42 am

okaygo wrote:
applelover wrote:Me either and due to this being the second time I haven't received as BLSA email reported in this thread, I'm feeling some sort of way.

:cry:


says the girl with a JS2 on the way.



+1 !

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:48 am

Thanks ladies, but that isn't seeming too likely these days.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:00 pm

applelover wrote:Thanks ladies, but that isn't seeming too likely these days.


Have faith. You're gonna be fine.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:09 pm

August Wilson wrote:
applelover wrote:Thanks ladies, but that isn't seeming too likely these days.


Have faith. You're gonna be fine.


+1

I approve of this message.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:11 pm

this is funny, I just went to a forum because a URM got accepted to Mich and checked his post history and clicked on an old forum and a lot of us were in there at the same time lol

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=218763&p=7197905#p7197905

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:02 pm

applelover wrote:Thanks ladies, but that isn't seeming too likely these days.


your crazyyyyy

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:07 pm

Man there are some significant downsides to the K-JD path.
1) I'm going to be incredibly broke this summer,
2) and as such, I may have to live at parents home for 3 months prior to 1L which would be awful
3) I can't figure out where I'm going to get the money for seat deposit/security deposit/first months rent
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:12 pm

okaygo wrote:Man there are some significant downsides to the K-JD path.
1) I'm going to be incredibly broke this summer,
2) and as such, I may have to live at parents home for 3 months prior to 1L which would be awful
3) I can't figure out where I'm going to get the many for seat deposit/security deposit/first months rent


1. SEO might help that
2. you can save money this way... but honestly I broke my bank to live elsewhere, try a cheap summer sublet. I'm sure you can get a deal from a desperate sublet-er last minute.
3. Financial aid at whatever school you get into might be able to help you with this. I know of some students who have gotten financial aid dispensed early on to help with these costs.




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