URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:03 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
okaygo wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


No I didn't answer that question.
And just use word. (.doc)



Thanks all!


I answered it with schools that were comparable to the school whose app I was filling out.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:23 pm

Is t it almost time for December LSAT score release?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:36 pm

okaygo wrote:Is t it almost time for December LSAT score release?

Not until after new year.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:37 pm

okaygo wrote:Is t it almost time for December LSAT score release?


Scores will be released sometime between Jan 2nd and Jan 6th.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:24 pm

Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


I answered the question completely and honestly. It didn't hurt that I was mostly applying to peer schools, I guess, but I had no desire to try to ply mind games with adcomms by only listing certain schools that would for some reason make them want to admit me. I don't even know what those would be. Anyway, Dean Perez (and I believe Spivey but I can't recall exactly, I'd need to look it up) said to disclose in full and I trust their advice.

Upload your files as .doc/.docx. I think they also take .rtf. Just make sure they aren't .pdf.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:14 pm

bruin91 wrote:Asking for a friend... How would a MA fare with a 3.2 164?

Maybe sticker at GULC/Cornell/NU

Big scholarships at schools with median of 164 and below, probably.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:28 pm

Nova wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Asking for a friend... How would a MA fare with a 3.2 164?

Maybe sticker at GULC/Cornell/NU

Big scholarships at schools with median of 164 and below, probably.


An MA got UChi last cycle with a 162 and below 25th gpa per LSN
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby lemons » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:48 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:
Nova wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Asking for a friend... How would a MA fare with a 3.2 164?

Maybe sticker at GULC/Cornell/NU

Big scholarships at schools with median of 164 and below, probably.


An MA got UChi last cycle with a 162 and below 25th gpa last cycle per LSN


Lol that was my brother

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:02 pm

lemons wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:
Nova wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Asking for a friend... How would a MA fare with a 3.2 164?

Maybe sticker at GULC/Cornell/NU

Big scholarships at schools with median of 164 and below, probably.


An MA got UChi last cycle with a 162 and below 25th gpa last cycle per LSN


Lol that was my brother


How is he liking UChi?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby lemons » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:09 pm

californiauser wrote:
How is he liking UChi?


He loves it there! He's not used to the weather haha but he really enjoys his classes and he's made a lot of friends and connections. He doesnt find it at all conservative (like I thought it would be) and he's already been offered some SA positions

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alpwilliams » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:47 pm

How many waivers did you guys request for? How many were granted and by which schools? T14 wise...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:04 pm

okaygo wrote:Is t it almost time for December LSAT score release?


Ugh. Shit is about to get real. Here's hoping 2014 starts on a good note!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby lemons » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:33 pm

teampeeta wrote:
okaygo wrote:Is t it almost time for December LSAT score release?


Ugh. Shit is about to get real. Here's hoping 2014 starts on a good note!


seconded. i'm thinking about applying ed to gw or uva because i am tired of this haha and i just want to go to law school already! haha

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:40 pm

alpwilliams wrote:How many waivers did you guys request for? How many were granted and by which schools? T14 wise...


Nothing from HYS, obviously.
Only had to solicit from Columbia and GULC. GULC said yes, Columbia laughed in my face.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:48 am

alpwilliams wrote:How many waivers did you guys request for? How many were granted and by which schools? T14 wise...

I only had to solicit from Columbia and they said no.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:04 am

kenwash wrote:
alpwilliams wrote:How many waivers did you guys request for? How many were granted and by which schools? T14 wise...

I only had to solicit from Columbia and they said no.


I solicitude Columbia and that failed. I solicited Stanford and Harvard based on need, Stanford accepted and I'm waiting on Harvard.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:57 am

midnight_circus wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


I answered the question completely and honestly. It didn't hurt that I was mostly applying to peer schools, I guess, but I had no desire to try to ply mind games with adcomms by only listing certain schools that would for some reason make them want to admit me. I don't even know what those would be. Anyway, Dean Perez (and I believe Spivey but I can't recall exactly, I'd need to look it up) said to disclose in full and I trust their advice.

Upload your files as .doc/.docx. I think they also take .rtf. Just make sure they aren't .pdf.


Thanks!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:55 am

midnight_circus wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


I answered the question completely and honestly. It didn't hurt that I was mostly applying to peer schools, I guess, but I had no desire to try to ply mind games with adcomms by only listing certain schools that would for some reason make them want to admit me. I don't even know what those would be. Anyway, Dean Perez (and I believe Spivey but I can't recall exactly, I'd need to look it up) said to disclose in full and I trust their advice.

Upload your files as .doc/.docx. I think they also take .rtf. Just make sure they aren't .pdf.


Black_Swan: I would either answer the question completely and honestly (as midnight suggested) or leave it blank. I'm doing the latter, especially at schools that YP. Not trying to pay my $100 only to get WL'd at UVA or Penn.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:58 am

I listed schools but only those lower ranked when compared to the law school I was applying to. So far, so good. I have yet to be waitlisted or denied by schools who requested this information.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MikeSpivey » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:26 am

AAJD2B wrote:I listed schools but only those lower ranked when compared to the law school I was applying to. So far, so good. I have yet to be waitlisted or denied by schools who requested this information.


It couldn't really hurt you early cycle because the schools have no way of verifying where else you applied to. This changes layer in the cycle and, while I doubt it, a school could reverse engineer when you applied to x or y, compare with your application, see the discrepancy and shaft you on $$$. I doubt this would happen but I also don't see a reason to lie or not disclose on that part of the application.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:43 am

MikeSpivey wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:I listed schools but only those lower ranked when compared to the law school I was applying to. So far, so good. I have yet to be waitlisted or denied by schools who requested this information.


It couldn't really hurt you early cycle because the schools have no way of verifying where else you applied to. This changes layer in the cycle and, while I doubt it, a school could reverse engineer when you applied to x or y, compare with your application, see the discrepancy and shaft you on $$$. I doubt this would happen but I also don't see a reason to lie or not disclose on that part of the application.


Since when is deciding to not provide full disclosure equated to lying?? It can only be lying if I lied about where I applied.

As for providing full disclosure, there is always the possibility an applicant made a decision to apply to more higher-ranked law schools after the fact whether early or late in the cycle. There is also the possibility an applicant changed where s/he decides to send his/her app out. Where is the falsity in that?

At the end of the day, this whole process is about wheeling, dealing, bargaining, marketing and schmoozing where applicable. You just have to be smart about it.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MikeSpivey » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:51 am

AAJD2B wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:I listed schools but only those lower ranked when compared to the law school I was applying to. So far, so good. I have yet to be waitlisted or denied by schools who requested this information.


It couldn't really hurt you early cycle because the schools have no way of verifying where else you applied to. This changes later in the cycle and, while I doubt it, a school could reverse engineer when you applied to x or y, compare with your application, see the discrepancy and shaft you on $$$. I doubt this would happen but I also don't see a reason to lie or not disclose on that part of the application.


Since when is deciding to not provide full disclosure equated to lying?? It can only be lying if I lied about where I applied.

As for providing full disclosure, there is always the possibility an applicant made a decision to apply to more higher-ranked law schools after the fact whether early or late in the cycle. There is also the possibility An applicant changed where he decides to send his/her app out. Where is the falsity in that?

At the end of the day, this whole process is about wheeling, dealing, bargaining, marketing and schmoozing where applicable. You just have to be smart about it.


1. "It can only be lying if I lied about where I applied."

I didn't say "you lied"

2. "there is always the possibility an applicant made a decision to apply to more higher-ranked law schools after the fact whether early or late in the cycle. There is also the possibility An applicant changed where he decides to send his/her app out."

I said "reverse engineer WHEN you applied"

3. "At the end of the day, this whole process is about wheeling, dealing, bargaining, marketing and schmoozing where applicable. You just have to be smart about it."

Agreed. I'm not sure you are being smart but I was speaking for generic advice, not you as an unique and beautiful snowflake. Again, though, I think it is unlikely it will hurt you. I'm just not sure why one wouldn't disclose where all they are applying early, as later you would use am admission to a higher ranked law school to leverage more scholarship money from that school anyway.

But to each their own.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:53 am

LOL at the shade throwing. :lol:

Indeed, to each his/her own Mr. Spivey.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:55 am

Futuregohan14 wrote:Image


Moving right along....I love this Time of the Year cover, Gohan! :lol: :lol:

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! :mrgreen:




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