URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:33 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.


YAY! This thread's first acceptance. Congrats!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby XicaDaSilva » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:44 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.


Congrats, applelover! :D :D And so it begins, folks...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:57 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.


Congrats!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sassybassy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:00 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.


Ahhhhhhh! THATS SO EXCITING! Congrats

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby twenty » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:20 pm

Apple, I'm curious if you're AA or a different URM? I'm trying to track the priority acceptances coming from Duke. :)

Also, congrats! :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:22 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.



CONGRATSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :D :) :) :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:29 pm

Ok so question about your resumes. I had like 10 different on campus jobs during undergraduate to try and stay afloat, how do I pick and choose which ones are resume worthy?

Not 10 at the same time, some overlap. Lots of them were temporary, grant dependent positions so it wasnt like I was fired or jumped around on purpose.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby twenty » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:35 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:Ok so question about your resumes. I had like 10 different on campus jobs during undergraduate to try and stay afloat, how do I pick and choose which ones are resume worthy?

Not 10 at the same time, some overlap. Lots of them were temporary, grant dependent positions so it wasnt like I was fired or jumped around on purpose.


Put some of them under the educational portion of your resume, specifically ones with an academic purpose or "bend" to them. Especially if they were short term jobs you got on campus.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:40 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:Ok so question about your resumes. I had like 10 different on campus jobs during undergraduate to try and stay afloat, how do I pick and choose which ones are resume worthy?

Not 10 at the same time, some overlap. Lots of them were temporary, grant dependent positions so it wasnt like I was fired or jumped around on purpose.


I would eliminate the ones where you didn't gain any substantive skills first.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:11 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Is anyone applying for the AnBryce scholarship at NYU? I need to get that essay done.

It's weird that my PS, DS and apps are pretty much done but I still have so much to do. The goal is to send out my first batch of apps to all my reach schools come November 1st no matter my LSAT score (well, not really....I won't send out with a sub-160).

Oh and is anyone considering applying to Canadian law schools? I think I will.


I'm applying for AnBryce and a couple of the RTK public interest scholarships. NYU is my top choice so i'm trying to make my app perfect. Its hard to find much examples for it tho.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:22 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:25 pm

Thank you all. Duke's PT program is a blessing because you get a non-binding decision in ten days.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 pm

applelover wrote:Thank you all. Duke's PT program is a blessing because you get a non-binding decision in ten days.



Missed it the first time applelover. Congrats buddy!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby -dasein- » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:00 pm

applelover wrote:Got accepted into Duke today. I hope they offer scholarship money.


Congrats!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:12 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:Ok so question about your resumes. I had like 10 different on campus jobs during undergraduate to try and stay afloat, how do I pick and choose which ones are resume worthy?

Not 10 at the same time, some overlap. Lots of them were temporary, grant dependent positions so it wasnt like I was fired or jumped around on purpose.


I would eliminate the ones where you didn't gain any substantive skills first.
twentypercentmore wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:Ok so question about your resumes. I had like 10 different on campus jobs during undergraduate to try and stay afloat, how do I pick and choose which ones are resume worthy?

Not 10 at the same time, some overlap. Lots of them were temporary, grant dependent positions so it wasnt like I was fired or jumped around on purpose.


Put some of them under the educational portion of your resume, specifically ones with an academic purpose or "bend" to them. Especially if they were short term jobs you got on campus.


Thank you, both!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:44 am

Taking PT54 today and PT55 on Sunday. Hopefully I see some gains.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:36 am

toshiroh wrote:Taking PT54 today and PT55 on Sunday. Hopefully I see some gains.


Good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:43 am

Did anyone get a Harvard BLSA email today? My heart just about jumped out of my chest, I thought it was a JS1 email -- still cool nonetheless :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:49 pm

californiauser wrote:Did anyone get a Harvard BLSA email today? My heart just about jumped out of my chest, I thought it was a JS1 email -- still cool nonetheless :lol:


Nice!!!! What did it say???? I am infatuated with Harvard's BLSA. I can so see myself being fully engaged in that association. Sigh.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:51 pm

californiauser wrote:Did anyone get a Harvard BLSA email today? My heart just about jumped out of my chest, I thought it was a JS1 email -- still cool nonetheless :lol:


Yup I got it. I haven't sent in my app yet so I didn't even think about the people waiting for JS1s.

And congrats Applelover!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:53 pm

Early Decisions question.

So I have been narrowing my schools down (no money to waste on schools I wouldnt want to attend) and I have pretty clear number 1 (NYU). My numbers have me as a reach so I think the ED would help. I plan on retaking in December but would have to ED beforehand.
Oh and I have no money but would be able to live at home (reluctantly).

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:00 pm

Quan292 wrote:Early Decisions question.

So I have been narrowing my schools down (no money to waste on schools I wouldnt want to attend) and I have pretty clear number 1 (NYU). My numbers have me as a reach so I think the ED would help. I plan on retaking in December but would have to ED beforehand.
Oh and I have no money but would be able to live at home (reluctantly).


Given your numbers on your profile I say go ahead and ED to NYU. It appears you applied later in the cycle, hence your waitlist. I think you will get in this time around.

That said, choose two/three backup schools in the event NYU doesn't pan out...perhaps two or three of Columbia, UPenn, UVA, Michigan or Cornell?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Quan292 wrote:Early Decisions question.

So I have been narrowing my schools down (no money to waste on schools I wouldnt want to attend) and I have pretty clear number 1 (NYU). My numbers have me as a reach so I think the ED would help. I plan on retaking in December but would have to ED beforehand.
Oh and I have no money but would be able to live at home (reluctantly).


Is your home in Manhattan? Half the allure of NYU is the Village and it would be a huge detriment to have to subway home every day/night.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:00 pm

Quan292 wrote:Early Decisions question.

So I have been narrowing my schools down (no money to waste on schools I wouldnt want to attend) and I have pretty clear number 1 (NYU). My numbers have me as a reach so I think the ED would help. I plan on retaking in December but would have to ED beforehand.
Oh and I have no money but would be able to live at home (reluctantly).



Do you mind me asking what you think you did wrong last cycle that is making you try again this year? (according the LSN, it looks like you applied last year)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Should I go ahead and send my apps off, even if I plan on taking the Decemember LSAT? Do you all think it would make any difference?




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