URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:55 pm

applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


Y, H, S, and Columbia.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:57 pm

applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


BYU

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby lastminuteuser » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:59 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 pm

lastminuteuser wrote:
applelover wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Yes, my female friend.


oh okay. I know a few MAs who got WL'd today with 165+ LSATs and 3.7+ GPAS. I think they will probably end up taking a lot of URMs off the WL though.


FWIW I went UR2 at Penn on 1/15 and haven't heard anything from Penn or UVA (complete in November for both) and my numbers are 3.7X and 165+...could be that they just haven't gotten around to waitlisting me yet, haha. One thing that may be saving me is that I attended a t5 ug, not really sure though. I was really surprised to hear about so many high achieving URMs being waitlisted...

Good luck to everyone out there esp. to those who are now on the WL!!vI am convinced that this is just a really weird year for JD admissions.


Penn always YPs

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:01 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Penn is snatching wigs and hairpieces off heads today. A number of URMs were WL or rejected, myself included. Bleh.

I was WL'd. Anyone plan on staying on the WL?


Still waiting to hear from them.

AAJD2B and Pied, sorry to hear about the waitlist. It sucks, but there is still some hope. Good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:03 pm

applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??

HYS, CCN.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:03 pm

applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


For me it would be in this order Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, then Cornell. But that is because these are my top 4 choices. Some people may think I am crazy though lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:05 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


For me it would be in this order Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, then Cornell. But that is because these are my top 4 choices. Some people may think I am crazy though lol.


Any reason why you'd pay sticker at Michigan?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:05 pm

I don't think I could attend any school in NYC at sticker. The COL there is just too expensive for me.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:10 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Penn is snatching wigs and hairpieces off heads today. A number of URMs were WL or rejected, myself included. Bleh.

I was WL'd. Anyone plan on staying on the WL?


They snatched me bald and I am already bald at that. They took the few pieces of specks I have left on my head lol.


*DEAD*

Sorry to hear that, my brother.


I reserve the right to use this phraseology in the future. LOL.

Penn is messing up, and missing out. I'm confused at the strategy...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 pm

applelover wrote:I've decided to throw in a SEO app and work something out with my current employer. My only problem is condensing my résumé to one page. I'm trying to decide which WE, honors, service, and leadership positions to remove. This is going to be a long night.


I did the same thing, and was having trouble with the same aspect. I thought about it for two seconds and just submitted the same 2 pager that I did for most of my law school apps. They requested an interview the next day. Pretty sure when they see where you've been accepted already, your 2 page resume is not going to be a deal... at all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:
applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


For me it would be in this order Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, then Cornell. But that is because these are my top 4 choices. Some people may think I am crazy though lol.


Any reason why you'd pay sticker at Michigan?


I visited Michigan last year and loved the atmosphere and feel of the school. Also they have the Child Advocacy Law Clinic which I want to participate in since I grew up in the foster care system myself. Not to mention Michigan also has a great sports program as well with it being in the Big 10 Conference and I love sports.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:15 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
applelover wrote:I've decided to throw in a SEO app and work something out with my current employer. My only problem is condensing my résumé to one page. I'm trying to decide which WE, honors, service, and leadership positions to remove. This is going to be a long night.


I did the same thing, and was having trouble with the same aspect. I thought about it for two seconds and just submitted the same 2 pager that I did for most of my law school apps. They requested an interview the next day. Pretty sure when they see where you've been accepted already, your 2 page resume is not going to be a deal... at all.


Thank you for posting this. I actually need to go back and fill out that law school section.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:17 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:
applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


For me it would be in this order Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, then Cornell. But that is because these are my top 4 choices. Some people may think I am crazy though lol.


Any reason why you'd pay sticker at Michigan?


I visited Michigan last year and loved the atmosphere and feel of the school. Also they have the Child Advocacy Law Clinic which I want to participate in since I grew up in the foster care system myself. Not to mention Michigan also has a great sports program as well with it being in the Big 10 and all and I love sports.


Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes for you that you'll get in.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:22 pm

Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes for you that you'll get in.


Thank you AAJD2B!!! I have my fingers crossed for you as well.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Sorry about today guys. That Waitlist situation is crazy.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:33 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:Sorry about today guys. That Waitlist situation is crazy.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:35 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:
applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


For me it would be in this order Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, then Cornell. But that is because these are my top 4 choices. Some people may think I am crazy though lol.


Any reason why you'd pay sticker at Michigan?


I visited Michigan last year and loved the atmosphere and feel of the school. Also they have the Child Advocacy Law Clinic which I want to participate in since I grew up in the foster care system myself. Not to mention Michigan also has a great sports program as well with it being in the Big 10 Conference and I love sports.


I really hope you get in!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ttime97 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:40 pm

I'm not sure I would pay sticker anywhere. I really want to go to law school but since my family can't help at all, I would really need..something to buffer the crazy crazy debt law schools require. Not necessarily a full ride but something. But maybe I can only say this cause I received $$$ from one of my safeties.

Also, was wl'd by Penn with 165+ and 3.7+ from a top 5 ug. Nothing is sacred :P But they have a good program for what I want to do so i'll hang around. For now.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:43 pm

I don't know how many of you have read through the SEO thread, but just as a heads up, they do read these forums especially on days where major activity (interviews, acceptances, rejections) is taking place. I doubt that they have time to go through post history trying to out people, but do be aware that all of those lurkers aren't hapless 0Ls.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby blackbirdfly » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:46 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:50 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
EvMont wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Penn is snatching wigs and hairpieces off heads today. A number of URMs were WL or rejected, myself included. Bleh.

I was WL'd. Anyone plan on staying on the WL?


I won't be hearing back for a while, but if I was WL'd I'd stay on. I loved Penn when I visited and I really like the idea of taking a few courses at Wharton. Plus, their big law placement numbers are REALLY good.


Thanks for the encouragement Ev! I'm just flabbergasted that Penn say they want more black students at their school but have WL'd and even rejected strong URMs, including a 3.6/168 URM.

I guess I should be happy to still have a shot there.


I don't understand this either. I think I mentioned this a while back, but I have a friend who's a 1L there and he TOLD me that the adcomm has reached out to the black students there asking for help recruiting more AAs. So, I'm not really sure how WL quality people fits into that strategy.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:58 pm

I really hope you get in!!


Thank you CB I appreciate it!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:02 pm

Also, I'd only pay sticker for H and S, and Yale( if I applied). I would *not* take out crushing debt for anywhere else, ever
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:08 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
applelover wrote:Out of curiosity, which schools would people be willing to attend at sticker??


Y, H, S, and Columbia.


As of this exact moment, this would be my list, too. Though, I'd be a little mad about that last one.




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