URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:59 pm

EvMont wrote:I really wish we could just send those types of things through lsac. I feel like there are probably some scholarship orgs that basically just want the same stuff schools get from lsac. There should be a way for those orgs to register with lsac so people can just apply using the same service. :idea: :wink:


also so LSAC can charge another $25 per app.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:08 pm

August Wilson wrote:
EvMont wrote:I really wish we could just send those types of things through lsac. I feel like there are probably some scholarship orgs that basically just want the same stuff schools get from lsac. There should be a way for those orgs to register with lsac so people can just apply using the same service. :idea: :wink:


also so LSAC can charge another $25 per app.


Hahah. True. Also, I'm pretty sure I paid about $150 so that I could then get charged $25 per app. I gotta make sure I get the most outta that initial sum.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:22 pm

right? all that cash for the privilege to give them more cash.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:28 pm

EvMont wrote:
August Wilson wrote:
EvMont wrote:I really wish we could just send those types of things through lsac. I feel like there are probably some scholarship orgs that basically just want the same stuff schools get from lsac. There should be a way for those orgs to register with lsac so people can just apply using the same service. :idea: :wink:


also so LSAC can charge another $25 per app.


Hahah. True. Also, I'm pretty sure I paid about $150 so that I could then get charge $25 per app. I gotta make sure I get the most outta that initial sum.


What happened to the days when it was only $12 per app. All this money. I applied during the wrong cycle :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:05 pm

SEO Question: I applied before but I'm more PI interested now than I was then. I don't want to rule out biglaw completely but I'm leaning PI and my current job gives me more of a chance to network/partner with folks in PI. Should I still apply?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:11 pm

I haven't posed in here in a while but I just got accepted to Penn Law! I'm really surprised I already received a decision because I just applied this past weekend! :shock:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:14 pm

essyct wrote:I haven't posed in here in a while but I just got accepted to Penn Law! I'm really surprised I already received a decision because I just applied this past weekend! :shock:


Congrats on the Penn acceptance!!! That's a big deal!!! And welcome back.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:16 pm

essyct wrote:I haven't posed in here in a while but I just got accepted to Penn Law! I'm really surprised I already received a decision because I just applied this past weekend! :shock:



Congrats.... what are you numbers?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby abdcefjj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:22 pm

For anyone interested in social justice lawyering/PI, http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2425&context=llr is a great overview of some of the frustrations both with the term "public-interest," which some (and being the Left-y I am, I'm inclined to agree) feel is WAY too inclusive, and also with some of the ways that legal education forces prospective social justice lawyers to "adopt
a professional identity that unduly limits their way of envisioning and experiencing law and lawyering to something that, more often than not, is divorced from social justice."

It's good stuff and something I've been thinking about ever since I decided to apply to law school. In the midst of adjusting to "thinking like a lawyer" (whatever that means) , how will I handle receiving an education where many of the (white, straight, middle-class) professors will be teaching us things based on tacit assumptions (that law itself is neutral, that lawyering is objective, that it is possible to separate legal issues from their cultural contexts, that emotionality and rationality are opposed to each other) that I do not necessarily hold? How will I handle having a very different internship/job search schedule when all my firm-bound friends float through OCI (lol I know they don't float they work their asses, off, but still)? One thing I'm thinking about doing is developing my own "alternative syllabus" of texts to read before law school, like the radical version of One L or Getting to Maybe, lol. Or maybe there is something like that already out there? I'm sure there is, just don't know what it is.

I'm also debating how much I'll want to call ish out in classes. I've been in predominantly white institutions for so long now that I've kinda given up calling out racism and sexism in many contexts. It's just too exhausting and the payoff is rarely worth it. Part of me wants to just ignore all the racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic BS I'm sure I'll hear in classes and just keep my eyes on the ultimate goal. But then I wonder whether I would be squandering an opportunity to "teach" (that sounds arrogant, but it's kinda the truth sometimes) others about how/why their actions/words are messed up.

Anyway sorry this was kinda long, and totally derailing whatever SEO convo was happening, but I'm just wondering whether any of y'all are thinking about this too. It's really difficult to find threads on TLS that REALLY talk about social justice, as opposed to just "How to work at the ACLU/ land a Skadden Fellowship." I get that part of the reason why that is the case is because this website attracts a very self-selecting group of people (and I'm now one of them so no self-righteousness there, lol), but still. Hot damn. It's kinda scary/frustrating.

which is why I posted this here. where the cool people are at :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:26 pm

essyct wrote:I haven't posed in here in a while but I just got accepted to Penn Law! I'm really surprised I already received a decision because I just applied this past weekend! :shock:


Congrats!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:33 pm

BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:38 pm

essyct wrote:BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:


Accolades still abound. Congrats! Here's to hoping you get that UPenn acceptance too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:39 pm

essyct wrote:BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:


subtle Joe Paterno trolling

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:43 pm

essyct wrote:BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:


Hopefully, you'll get it soon. Welcome back!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:44 pm

californiauser wrote:
essyct wrote:BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:


subtle Joe Paterno trolling


:lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby essyct » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:45 pm

californiauser wrote:
essyct wrote:BAHAHA omg, guys. I am such an idiot. I jumped the gun on that one. It was Penn State that I got the email from. :lol:

All I saw was Penn and I went crazy. As you were. :roll:


subtle Joe Paterno trolling


hahaha :lol: My first post in a while and it was a total fail. This is just going to make my denial that much more heartbreaking/embarrassing.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:19 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:19 pm

NYU called me this afternoon but didn't leave a message. My status checker hasn't changed. I called them back on my break but the office was closed. WTF?
Why you trollin', NYU?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby twenty » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Can you log on to ASW?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:25 pm

Nope.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:32 pm

midnight_circus wrote:Nope.


Strange. You usually will see "Decision Letter Sent" on your status checker a day or two before the call. You should also be able to access the ASW before the call.

Maybe your package was so awesome they called you before giving you access.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:38 pm

DPhoenix wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:Nope.


Strange. You usually will see "Decision Letter Sent" on your status checker a day or two before the call. You should also be able to access the ASW before the call.

Maybe your package was so awesome they called you before giving you access.


As much as I'd love to hope, I'm guessing not. Surely they'd have left a message, then?

ETA: I think it was literally a mistake and I will continue to think this until I receive any official indication to the contrary.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:42 pm

midnight_circus wrote:NYU called me this afternoon but didn't leave a message. My status checker hasn't changed. I called them back on my break but the office was closed. WTF?
Why you trollin', NYU?


Weird. Also, how did you know it was NYU calling?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:44 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:NYU called me this afternoon but didn't leave a message. My status checker hasn't changed. I called them back on my break but the office was closed. WTF?
Why you trollin', NYU?


Weird. Also, how did you know it was NYU calling?


I looked up the number and it was consistent with most of the faculty at NYU Law. Then I called them and it rolled to a voicemail describing the admission office's hours.

Edited for clarity.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby twenty » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:00 pm

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