URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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wlee1220
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:06 am

Am I the only one that does that whole watch night church thing on NYE? I always wanna do something different, but the fam would never let me live that one down...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:11 am

wlee1220 wrote:Am I the only one that does that whole watch night church thing on NYE? I always wanna do something different, but the fam would never let me live that one down...


I go to church. I used to go out but church was safer, cheaper, and really helped me cleanse my spirit for the new year.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alpwilliams » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:30 am

AAJD2B wrote:
whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yes, you have company. I think alpwilliams is in a similar boat as well as a few others who sat in December for the first time....maybe Dr. Zero and XicaDiSilva (sp?). You're definitely not alone here. :)


LOL ahh just call me out. Where's the love? haha

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:52 am

Is it too late to solicit fee waivers? I am thinking about trying to get one from UTexas.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:55 am

Apps submitted!! Definitely had a little me, myself, and I dance party after I sent them :D :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:59 am

mandyjay11 wrote:Is it too late to solicit fee waivers? I am thinking about trying to get one from UTexas.


I don't think so bc Dec scores will be coming out soon, and with that another waive of waivers will be coming out, so you might as well try!

I did try to solicit a merit-based one from Texas with no success (said they only give out CRS ones), but you may have better success!
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:02 am

mandyjay11 wrote:Is it too late to solicit fee waivers? I am thinking about trying to get one from UTexas.


Mandy this is what UT Austin told me if you want to give it a try:

Hello,

The only fee waiver an applicant can apply for is a need-based waiver. UT Law offers a limited number of merit-based waivers through LSAC’s CRS Program. You cannot apply or request a merit-based waiver. To ensure consideration, you need to register with CRS.

For consideration for need-based application fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate financial need, present a competitive academic record, the Law School must have a clear interest in admitting the student, and the limit on fee waivers has not been reached. To apply for this type of fee waiver, an applicant must submit an Application for Fee Waiver, available online at http://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/areq.WBX?page_sw=1. The completed Application for Fee Waiver form must be submitted along with a completed application for admission no later than March 1. If a fee waiver is denied, the applicant will be given an opportunity to submit the required fee.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:04 am

ThePiedPiper wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:Is it too late to solicit fee waivers? I am thinking about trying to get one from UTexas.


Mandy this is what UT Austin told me if you want to give it a try:

Hello,

The only fee waiver an applicant can apply for is a need-based waiver. UT Law offers a limited number of merit-based waivers through LSAC’s CRS Program. You cannot apply or request a merit-based waiver. To ensure consideration, you need to register with CRS.

For consideration for need-based application fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate financial need, present a competitive academic record, the Law School must have a clear interest in admitting the student, and the limit on fee waivers has not been reached. To apply for this type of fee waiver, an applicant must submit an Application for Fee Waiver, available online at http://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/areq.WBX?page_sw=1. The completed Application for Fee Waiver form must be submitted along with a completed application for admission no later than March 1. If a fee waiver is denied, the applicant will be given an opportunity to submit the required fee.


My goodness, a notary? Like seriously why are they making this so hard?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:08 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:Is it too late to solicit fee waivers? I am thinking about trying to get one from UTexas.


Mandy this is what UT Austin told me if you want to give it a try:

Hello,

The only fee waiver an applicant can apply for is a need-based waiver. UT Law offers a limited number of merit-based waivers through LSAC’s CRS Program. You cannot apply or request a merit-based waiver. To ensure consideration, you need to register with CRS.

For consideration for need-based application fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate financial need, present a competitive academic record, the Law School must have a clear interest in admitting the student, and the limit on fee waivers has not been reached. To apply for this type of fee waiver, an applicant must submit an Application for Fee Waiver, available online at http://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/areq.WBX?page_sw=1. The completed Application for Fee Waiver form must be submitted along with a completed application for admission no later than March 1. If a fee waiver is denied, the applicant will be given an opportunity to submit the required fee.


My goodness, a notary? Like seriously why are they making this so hard?


My sentiments exactly. I gave it a much needed :roll: and was like it isn't that serious. lol. Well at least for me it wasn't

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:23 am

Does anyone know if LSAC being closed for the holidays affects when complete reports are sent to schools?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

Question time:

Do the classes you take in law school matter?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:06 am

coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know if LSAC being closed for the holidays affects when complete reports are sent to schools?


I thought it would for mine. I was going to send em in after the holidays but decided to complete them all 2 days ago. On the LSAC website it says my reports were sent, and plenty of schools have already contacted me to let me know they received.

It might matter for today/tomorrow because LSAC staff might literally be off for New Years Day.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:19 am

okaygo wrote:Question time:

Do the classes you take in law school matter?


Wondering about this too. I definitely want to take some International/Human Rights Law classes but don't know how closely firms scruntinize the courses on your transcript.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:28 am

okaygo wrote:Question time:

Do the classes you take in law school matter?

That's a good question to ask in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=221920

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:05 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know if LSAC being closed for the holidays affects when complete reports are sent to schools?


I thought it would for mine. I was going to send em in after the holidays but decided to complete them all 2 days ago. On the LSAC website it says my reports were sent, and plenty of schools have already contacted me to let me know they received.

It might matter for today/tomorrow because LSAC staff might literally be off for New Years Day.


Thank you!! I'm starting to get emails from schools saying they have received my apps.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:55 pm

alpwilliams wrote:LOL... Have y'all seen this?

http://abovethelaw.com/2013/06/how-to-w ... st-letter/


LOL. I only hope I'll get to have that much fun at work.

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okaygo
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:14 pm

kenwash wrote:
okaygo wrote:Question time:

Do the classes you take in law school matter?

That's a good question to ask in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=221920


That was a gold mine of knowledge. Thanks.
I seriously don't know how people go to law school without TLS :shock:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MikeSpivey » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:55 pm

Thanks Mike! We love you! :P


It's a pleasure being here. Happy 2014 everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:56 am

Happy new year, folks! Here's to hoping we all get into Columbia next week.

(But I know we're gonna be waiting until late January)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:24 am

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its a drizzy momenntttt.

I hope nobody makes a baby tonight...unless it was planned.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:40 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:28 am

Happy New Years guys and gals!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:53 am

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Happy New Year Folks!!! Here Is To Us Hearing Great News In The Year Of 2014!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:03 pm

Happy new year all! May good news come our way soon!!!




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