URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Mojosodope wrote:
Kool-Aid wrote:Anybody else to the point where they're already counting down the days until law school? It's probably the fact I've had a long week at work, but I'm just ready to be back in school again.

To think I actually went into this cycle thinking I would try to defer my acceptance to my top choice and work another year...I don't see that happening now.

Oh and congrats to those with acceptance this week!


Still too busy worrying acceptances


+1 I am actually happy I sat out instead of going straight through to law school. It lowered the risk of burning out. Since I usually went to school all year round because I attended summer session semesters while in college.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:50 pm

After another long ass week (which isn't over) working biglaw hours for shitlaw pay with my non-profit, I been thinking about this whole biglaw v. PI thing. I was wondering that since I have an extremely PI heavy resume, how hard will it be to actually be competitive for a biglaw job? Would SEO help? I didn't get it the last time around, so I was kind of hesitant about applying again with three scores this time.

I had lunch with an AA male attorney who's an alum of my ugrad and he was telling me that he felt that my resume was way too PI and I would set myself up for failure during OCI. He said even if I wound up with a biglaw job after law school that they would probably try to pigeon hole me into civil rights and pro bono work, and I would regret becoming "that Black guy." I'm kind of torn because I want to practice law and I'm interested in PI work but I don't want to be poor all my life (sounds bad but it's the truth) and I probably make close to what most attorneys working in PI make coming out now.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:45 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:
Kool-Aid wrote:Anybody else to the point where they're already counting down the days until law school? It's probably the fact I've had a long week at work, but I'm just ready to be back in school again.

To think I actually went into this cycle thinking I would try to defer my acceptance to my top choice and work another year...I don't see that happening now.

Oh and congrats to those with acceptance this week!


Still too busy worrying acceptances


+1 I am actually happy I sat out instead of going straight through to law school. It lowered the risk of burning out. Since I usually went to school all year round because I attended summer session semesters while in college.


I'm definitely happy I didn't go straight to law school from undergrad, and I don't think it's wise for most people. By the time I matriculate I'll have been out of undergrad for 3 years, so I'm just ready to get back in school.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby staples88 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:35 am

I was looking through the 12-13 urm results thread and it looks like most people with 3.6+, ~164+ got on H's WL at least.

it'll take another go around to look at the date when these posters shared their results, but any idea of how well an applicant with #s in that range eventually gets off the WL?

there were a few people who got stanford but never got off H's WL despite having ~3.6, mid-to-high 160s.

also, any idea why twentypercentmore's unique situation (pretty sure it's common knowledge now but I won't say anything so as to not out him) hurts him so much? The 3.6 164 applicant I refer to above isn't helping most T14s on either number but still get in without a problem, so why s/he different from another applicant who doesn't help either stat?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby flowerhair789 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:51 am

sassybassy wrote:Just got the acceptance phone call from Berkeley! I can't. I'm going to cry. Happiness. Yayyyyyy! Indicated possible scholarship


Awesome! Congrats!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ktatl14 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:48 am

ThePiedPiper wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Is 700 words too short for a personal statement?



My PS was 600 words, and my cycle has been going pretty well.


Wellp we don't know who you are, and lurkers have no street cred round here


+1



My bad, I didn't know it was mandatory for me to introduce myself. I guess being a URM applying this cycle isn't enough to post in a URM forum. Thanks for making that clear mojo. I'm KT.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:43 am

ktatl14 wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Is 700 words too short for a personal statement?



My PS was 600 words, and my cycle has been going pretty well.


Wellp we don't know who you are, and lurkers have no street cred round here





My bad, I didn't know it was mandatory for me to introduce myself. I guess being a URM applying this cycle isn't enough to post in a URM forum. Thanks for making that clear mojo. I'm KT.


Um, if you're giving advice about a situation, then yes, introducing yourself and what type of success you've had with the thing you're giving advice about might be nice.

For example, had you said "I'm an [insert type of URM here] applying this cycle, and I've been accepted to a few t14s. My PS was only 600 words."

I'm sure you would've gotten a very different, and much more positive, response.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ktatl14 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:01 pm

My apologies, didn't know I had to legitimize myself to make a comment, though it makes sense. And thanks for the appropriate sentence stem Monk, ill be sure to use it next time.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:17 pm

ktatl14 wrote:My apologies, didn't know I had to legitimize myself to make a comment, though it makes sense. And thanks for the appropriate sentence stem Monk, ill be sure to use it next time.


Welcome to the URM thread, we're not a very trusting bunch, but we are nice and helpful once you get to know us.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ktatl14 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:45 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:My apologies, didn't know I had to legitimize myself to make a comment, though it makes sense. And thanks for the appropriate sentence stem Monk, ill be sure to use it next time.


Welcome to the URM thread, we're not a very trusting bunch, but we are nice and helpful once you get to know us.



For sure. KT, AA Male been accepted into NYU, Berkeley, Duke, GULC, Georgia and Vandy.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:57 pm

Had about four dreams last night that I received a 164.... I don't think I would be too disappointed with that. Just two below my average....

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:57 pm

ktatl14 wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:My apologies, didn't know I had to legitimize myself to make a comment, though it makes sense. And thanks for the appropriate sentence stem Monk, ill be sure to use it next time.


Welcome to the URM thread, we're not a very trusting bunch, but we are nice and helpful once you get to know us.



For sure. KT, AA Male been accepted into NYU, Berkeley, Duke, GULC, Georgia and Vandy.


Congrats on the acceptances. So early in the cycle and you've got great options already!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:57 pm

ktatl14 wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:My apologies, didn't know I had to legitimize myself to make a comment, though it makes sense. And thanks for the appropriate sentence stem Monk, ill be sure to use it next time.


Welcome to the URM thread, we're not a very trusting bunch, but we are nice and helpful once you get to know us.



For sure. KT, AA Male been accepted into NYU, Berkeley, Duke, GULC, Georgia and Vandy.


Wow congrats. Amazing cycle so far!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:58 pm

toshiroh wrote:Had about four dreams last night that I received a 164.... I don't think I would be too disappointed with that. Just two below my average....


Tosh was this a retake?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:04 pm

okaygo wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Had about four dreams last night that I received a 164.... I don't think I would be too disappointed with that. Just two below my average....


Tosh was this a retake?


Yes, from October 2012.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:16 pm

Congrats to sassy and KT !!!!! Everyone's cycle is looking good!

Tosh, I'm sure you did soooo well!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:23 pm

I feel like I should be/wish I was hearing back from schools. But I just submitted 11/15-20, and a few went complete much later so I dunno.

Meh.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:33 pm

okaygo wrote:I feel like I should be/wish I was hearing back from schools. But I just submitted 11/15-20, and a few went complete much later so I dunno.

Meh.



I'm in the same boat. I think January will be our month girl!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:34 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:I feel like I should be/wish I was hearing back from schools. But I just submitted 11/15-20, and a few went complete much later so I dunno.

Meh.



I'm in the same boat. I think January will be our month girl!


Didn't u just complete some apps?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:40 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:I feel like I should be/wish I was hearing back from schools. But I just submitted 11/15-20, and a few went complete much later so I dunno.

Meh.



I'm in the same boat. I think January will be our month girl!


Yes, I'm hoping so! I'm just ready to get to March so we can all know everything!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:43 pm

okaygo wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
okaygo wrote:I feel like I should be/wish I was hearing back from schools. But I just submitted 11/15-20, and a few went complete much later so I dunno.

Meh.



I'm in the same boat. I think January will be our month girl!


Yes, I'm hoping so! I'm just ready to get to March so we can all know everything!


Wahhh March is so far away

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:45 pm

So everyone here knows I'm gunning for GULC/GW.
(And by extension Cornell/UVA for scholly negotiations if I can swing GULC)

But where do you people WANT to go? Just the highest T14 you can get?




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