URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:41 am

So do we have a spreadsheet yet?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:46 am

Congrats okaygo!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:57 am

okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats and good job on the retake!
So did you take December as well?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:14 am

okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



wow
such completed cycle
great success
much excite
set high goals
met them completely
such excellence
much foresight
many perseverance
okaygo hoya
wow

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:33 am

I'm thinking....I was going to wait until I got my score back before I sent out any t14 apps but I wonder if it makes sense to begin sending those out now and just have them wait until I get my scores back...thoughts?

And congrats again everyone!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:15 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:25 am

I've been somewhat behind in my media consumption, but have we seen this? http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... -test-data

We can't argue about affirmative action because that breaks the forum rules and stuff. Just thought that you guys would find it interesting, especially given the much earlier conversations about Sander/UCLA.

Personally, as long as every reasonable (and unreasonable) measure is taken to protect individual privacy, I approve of the release. Government records should be public records, in part for research projects like these. More information is always better, especially when there's policy and individual opportunity at stake. He's going in with such a clear bias I'll be somewhat critical of his findings, but once the information is out there anyone can analyze it. Which I think is positive.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:30 am

midnight_circus wrote:I've been somewhat behind in my media consumption, but have we seen this? http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... -test-data

We can't argue about affirmative action because that breaks the forum rules and stuff. Just thought that you guys would find it interesting, especially given the much earlier conversations about Sander/UCLA.

Personally, as long as every reasonable (and unreasonable) measure is taken to protect individual privacy, I approve of the release. Government records should be public records, in part for research projects like these. More information is always better, especially when there's policy and individual opportunity at stake. He's going in with such a clear bias I'll be somewhat critical of his findings, but once the information is out there anyone can analyze it. Which I think is positive.


Wow, this is certainly interesting. This whole issue seems to be building up to something huge. I have to admit, this is enough to dissuade me from attending UCLA. The climate of all of this seems ridiculously distracting for UCLA URM law students.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:57 am

Black_Swan wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats and good job on the retake!
So did you take December as well?


Nope, October was my only retake.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:58 am

Futuregohan14 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



wow
such completed cycle
great success
much excite
set high goals
met them completely
such excellence
much foresight
many perseverance
okaygo hoya
wow


And thank you to Gohan and the rest of TLS family.
'Okaygo hoya' made me laugh

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:02 am

okaygo wrote:
Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:23 am

okaygo wrote:
Futuregohan14 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



wow
such completed cycle
great success
much excite
set high goals
met them completely
such excellence
much foresight
many perseverance
okaygo hoya
wow


And thank you to Gohan and the rest of TLS family.
'Okaygo hoya' made me laugh

Okaygo how many application complete status changes did you have? I'm on to my second status change. Seems like 3-4 changes are expected before acceptance news

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:50 pm

kenwash wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Futuregohan14 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



wow
such completed cycle
great success
much excite
set high goals
met them completely
such excellence
much foresight
many perseverance
okaygo hoya
wow


And thank you to Gohan and the rest of TLS family.
'Okaygo hoya' made me laugh

Okaygo how many application complete status changes did you have? I'm on to my second status change. Seems like 3-4 changes are expected before acceptance news


I had three status changes.
First was the complete on some date.
Then I got the interview request (done on 12/9)
Second status changes 12/13
Application Completed on 12/16 (letter postmarked on 12/16 as well)
Received 12/20

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:50 pm

applelover wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!



Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you.


Thanks apple!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Congrats okaygo, amazing accomplishment!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby NanaP » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:00 pm

midnight_circus wrote:I've been somewhat behind in my media consumption, but have we seen this? http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... -test-data

We can't argue about affirmative action because that breaks the forum rules and stuff. Just thought that you guys would find it interesting, especially given the much earlier conversations about Sander/UCLA.

Personally, as long as every reasonable (and unreasonable) measure is taken to protect individual privacy, I approve of the release. Government records should be public records, in part for research projects like these. More information is always better, especially when there's policy and individual opportunity at stake. He's going in with such a clear bias I'll be somewhat critical of his findings, but once the information is out there anyone can analyze it. Which I think is positive.



I kind of agree with you that it can be helpful for policy reasons etc.....I just read Sanders article, and personally, I think Sanders is off base here. It's well known that having a more diverse institution whether it's a company or a university is much more conducive to the overall health of a corporation or educational experience for everyone. Most schools have almost 70% filled with white students, what more do white folks want?? Is it so bad to give URM's from non affluent backgrounds a chance at elite universities?? The notion that a black student with lower test scores is taking the place of a white or asian applicant is not true at all......This whole argument is so dumb...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby NanaP » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:01 pm

congrats okaygo on your great cycle!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby flowerhair789 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:09 pm

okaygo wrote:Guys I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats, Okaygo!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:04 pm

californiauser wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:I've been somewhat behind in my media consumption, but have we seen this? http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... -test-data

We can't argue about affirmative action because that breaks the forum rules and stuff. Just thought that you guys would find it interesting, especially given the much earlier conversations about Sander/UCLA.

Personally, as long as every reasonable (and unreasonable) measure is taken to protect individual privacy, I approve of the release. Government records should be public records, in part for research projects like these. More information is always better, especially when there's policy and individual opportunity at stake. He's going in with such a clear bias I'll be somewhat critical of his findings, but once the information is out there anyone can analyze it. Which I think is positive.


Wow, this is certainly interesting. This whole issue seems to be building up to something huge. I have to admit, this is enough to dissuade me from attending UCLA. The climate of all of this seems ridiculously distracting for UCLA URM law students.


Damn straight. What little interest I had in applying is long gone.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:23 pm

midnight_circus wrote:
californiauser wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:I've been somewhat behind in my media consumption, but have we seen this? http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... -test-data

We can't argue about affirmative action because that breaks the forum rules and stuff. Just thought that you guys would find it interesting, especially given the much earlier conversations about Sander/UCLA.

Personally, as long as every reasonable (and unreasonable) measure is taken to protect individual privacy, I approve of the release. Government records should be public records, in part for research projects like these. More information is always better, especially when there's policy and individual opportunity at stake. He's going in with such a clear bias I'll be somewhat critical of his findings, but once the information is out there anyone can analyze it. Which I think is positive.


Wow, this is certainly interesting. This whole issue seems to be building up to something huge. I have to admit, this is enough to dissuade me from attending UCLA. The climate of all of this seems ridiculously distracting for UCLA URM law students.


Damn straight. What little interest I had in applying is long gone.


Exactly. This is how I feel about all of the UC schools.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ttime97 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:36 am

First - congrats to all the admits! :mrgreen:

Black_Swan wrote:So do we have a spreadsheet yet?


I'm a lurker but I thought this question was interesting. What would the spreadsheet show? Numbers and schools all in one place? It would be VERY intersting/revealing to see how the urm cycle plays out...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:19 am

ttime97 wrote:First - congrats to all the admits! :mrgreen:

Black_Swan wrote:So do we have a spreadsheet yet?


I'm a lurker but I thought this question was interesting. What would the spreadsheet show? Numbers and schools all in one place? It would be VERY intersting/revealing to see how the urm cycle plays out...


I imagine she had something like this http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=219901 in mind?
Some of the Harvard analytics are urm-excluded because we might skew the stats. URM data is going into/influencing certain calculations, but not all. The rest are inclusive. We could certainly have our own, but I fail pretty hard at xcel analytics so I wouldn't be the one building it.

Edited: Corrected an error in my discussion of the spreadsheets.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:20 pm

Yes, nothing fancy. Just one spreadsheet. Working something out and will hopefully get one soon!
Also congrats to all the newly admits!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Anyone applying to Columbia? I haven't heard much about it in this thread.




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