URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:06 pm

Happy New Year peeps!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:04 pm

So I have been researching DC law firms. They have a Howard grad or two, but there are no partners at any of these firms from Howard. I understand one of the major selling points of Howard is that top firms come to recruit, but if by chance you are one of the lucky few to get in the door, how would having a Howard degree bode in terms of partnership chances? From my research, making partner comes down to your educational background, your clients, who you know and your overall value to the firm.

Basically, can a Howard degree be a negative in a majority white world of law? Just thinking out loud here..

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:04 pm

Happy New year you all. And happy new year to all of you who took the Dec Test. Our scores are coming soon, I'm wishing you all the best

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:50 pm

BankruptMe wrote:So I have been researching DC law firms. They have a Howard grad or two, but there are no partners at any of these firms from Howard. I understand one of the major selling points of Howard is that top firms come to recruit, but if by chance you are one of the lucky few to get in the door, how would having a Howard degree bode in terms of partnership chances? From my research, making partner comes down to your educational background, your clients, who you know and your overall value to the firm.

Basically, can a Howard degree be a negative in a majority white world of law? Just thinking out loud here..


Lower tier schools are all lacking representation at the largest U.S. firms. It's not Howard being held back, lower tier schools in general aren't producing lawyers who become partners. Check out article below. It lists the top feeder schools for major law firm partners.

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/practitio ... m-partner/

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:34 pm

That's a good article, I was looking up DC firms and as I previously stated, there were no Howard partners...however there were several AU Law partners, as this article also states.

So if there are a lot of American Law partners, wouldnt networking be able to get you in the door if OCI cannot? I am new here, I am sorry if this is a dumb question. I see AU is $hit, but i am astounded at how many partners they have produced at DC firms.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:37 pm

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Nova » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 pm

BankruptMe wrote:So if there are a lot of American Law partners, wouldnt networking be able to get you in the door if OCI cannot? I am new here, I am sorry if this is a dumb question. I see AU is $hit, but i am astounded at how many partners they have produced at DC firms.


their job stats are so bad it doesn't seem like it makes any difference

Class of 12: 38.9% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs
Class of 11: 35.8% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=american

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby skizzle13 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:06 am

This is my first post after creeping around these parts for a bit. I can't wait for this thread to light up with acceptances. Best of luck to all!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:56 am

Got fee waivers just for registering for the LSAT.

Emailed some of the schools on my list this morning, got fee waivers too.

Wow

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:08 am

skizzle13 wrote:This is my first post after creeping around these parts for a bit. I can't wait for this thread to light up with acceptances. Best of luck to all!



Welcome!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:50 am

Offices are back open... been receiving hella "complete" emails. Here we go! Good luck to everyone applying a little late like I did. Lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alpwilliams » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:30 pm

To all that requested fee waivers.... Which schools approved them? So far I've been approved by UVA but Columbia, Cornell, and Chicago are giving me the run around. -____-

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:39 pm

Got this e-mail from SEO to one of my alternative e-mail addresses.

"Hi -

Happy Holidays and thank you for your interest in an internship through the SEO Career Program.

Our interview process is well underway and we have already begun admitting the class of 2014. The application should only take a few minutes. Submit today!"

Has anyone from TLS been admitted yet?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:40 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:Got this e-mail from SEO to one of my alternative e-mail addresses.

"Hi -

Happy Holidays and thank you for your interest in an internship through the SEO Career Program.

Our interview process is well underway and we have already begun admitting the class of 2014. The application should only take a few minutes. Submit today!"

Has anyone from TLS been admitted yet?


I submitted just before the Jan 1 deadline

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:47 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:Got this e-mail from SEO to one of my alternative e-mail addresses.

"Hi -

Happy Holidays and thank you for your interest in an internship through the SEO Career Program.

Our interview process is well underway and we have already begun admitting the class of 2014. The application should only take a few minutes. Submit today!"

Has anyone from TLS been admitted yet?


I received the same email. I was hoping to get in a few more acceptances and my new (hopefully improved) LSAT score before I submitted but I may just send anyway.

They tell you to send in the email but in the info session relayed that there is no disadvantage to send later as it comes down to where you're being accepted. So confusing!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:54 pm

Question, how important are "why" essays. I have some written, but I don't feel like they would sway an admissions committee one way or the other. Does not having one a make or break my apps?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:59 pm

toshiroh wrote:Question, how important are "why" essays. I have some written, but I don't feel like they would sway an admissions committee one way or the other. Does not having one a make or break my apps?


Anecdotally, they seem to be important for MVP. I wrote Why essays for most of the T14, I figured it can't hurt and it really doesn't take too much time to write a 1 page paper on why you want to attend a certain school

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:39 pm

toshiroh wrote:Question, how important are "why" essays. I have some written, but I don't feel like they would sway an admissions committee one way or the other. Does not having one a make or break my apps?


From what I've gathered, it can make or break you at Duke. Also important at MVP like californiauser stated.
I would just do it. It honestly doesn't take that long. Just search the website and find unique hings that you like about the school and type it up.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:44 pm

ughhh I guess lol. More useless/not so useless blabbering

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:54 pm

skizzle13 wrote:This is my first post after creeping around these parts for a bit. I can't wait for this thread to light up with acceptances. Best of luck to all!


Welcome!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:55 pm

Man, UVA is not playing today. A whole bunch of WL went out, alongside some rejections.

I am here waiting for the same fate. I have heard nothing since sending in mid-late October.

This in addition to a potential LSAT score release is making me super nervous!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:55 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:Got this e-mail from SEO to one of my alternative e-mail addresses.

"Hi -

Happy Holidays and thank you for your interest in an internship through the SEO Career Program.

Our interview process is well underway and we have already begun admitting the class of 2014. The application should only take a few minutes. Submit today!"

Has anyone from TLS been admitted yet?


I submitted just before the Jan 1 deadline


Me too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:56 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Man, UVA is not playing today. A whole bunch of WL went out, alongside some rejections.

I am here waiting for the same fate. I have heard nothing since sending in mid-late October.

This in addition to a potential LSAT score release is making me super nervous!


Sending good vibes your way!! *fingers crossed*

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:07 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Man, UVA is not playing today. A whole bunch of WL went out, alongside some rejections.

I am here waiting for the same fate. I have heard nothing since sending in mid-late October.

This in addition to a potential LSAT score release is making me super nervous!


Goodluck. I was in the WL group and I think the email went out as a group so I think you weathered the storm.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:09 pm

toshiroh wrote:Question, how important are "why" essays. I have some written, but I don't feel like they would sway an admissions committee one way or the other. Does not having one a make or break my apps?


I didn't write one for any school and I've gotten into Duke and Michigan so far (schools that are kinda known to YP). We'll see what Penn says I guess. So you don't have to write one. It's probably safer to write one but if the rest of your application is strong then I wouldn't be too worried about not including a why essay.




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