URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:35 am

Congrats on all the new acceptances. You all deserve it!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:00 pm

toshiroh wrote:Congrats on all the new acceptances. You all deserve it!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:31 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:In at Columbia w/ Butler! Toooooo excited. : -)

Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 1/15/14
Decision: (postmarked) 2/7/14

In at Cornell!

Sent: 12/29/13
Complete: 2/3/14
Decision: 2/12/14



Congrats Jodie!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40 pm

Nova wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Congrats on all the new acceptances. You all deserve it!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:19 pm

applelover wrote:
Nova wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Congrats on all the new acceptances. You all deserve it!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby blackbirdfly » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:12 pm

Congrats Mandyjay, Jodie, and LawschoolorNah!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby blackandstrong » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:06 pm

Admissions interview with Northwestern on Saturday. Feeling scared. Any thoughts or well wishes?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:00 pm

blackandstrong wrote:Admissions interview with Northwestern on Saturday. Feeling scared. Any thoughts or well wishes?


I'm sure you'll do well! Make sure you have the general questions down like why NU, why law, any particular interests, and be well versed on your résumé. I know there's a lot of information on this in the Northwestern threads as well to help you with your prep. Good luck!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:06 pm

I appreciate the love yall!

PS: PiedPiper, i see you coming for FutureGohan's KingofGif title. Lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:06 pm

blackandstrong wrote:Admissions interview with Northwestern on Saturday. Feeling scared. Any thoughts or well wishes?


Here is an interview guide that I copied a while ago from the Interview thread. It is specific to NU. Good luck!!! Go forth and kill it! :D

INTERVIEW FORMAT AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS
The interview should begin with small talk to allow the applicant a moment or two to get comfortable. You can explain to the applicant that the purpose of the interviewing program is to learn about their interpersonal skills and to provide them with a chance to discuss anything they feel did not or will not come out in their paper application. Let the applicant know that you will leave time at the end of the interview for them to ask any questions they have.

Start the interview with easier questions that focus on the applicant’s background, then work your way toward motivational or forward-looking questions. For instance, you might start by talking to the applicants about why they chose their college or major and their extracurricular activities before asking them questions about why they are pursuing law school and where they see themselves five or ten years from now.

What follows are some examples of questions typically asked by Admissions Committee members during on-campus interviews. Please use these questions only as a guide; if you have favorite questions that yield good insight into the candidate, please feel free to use them.

Sample Questions
1. How did you make the decision to attend your undergraduate school?
2. How did you choose your major? Did you enter with the same major you graduated with?
3. As we look at your transcripts, will we notice any trends in your grades or any classes that were a struggle, or were your grades consistent all the way through?
4. What was your favorite class in college and why?
5. Who was your favorite college professor and why?
6. What was your most difficult class in college and why?
7. Describe the main extracurricular activities in which you were involved.
8. What do you feel your most significant leadership opportunity has been?
9. How do you define an effective leader?
10. Describe your leadership style.
11. When you have free time, what do you enjoy doing for fun?
12. If you could now go back and start your undergraduate experience over, is there anything you would do differently or advice that you would give yourself as an incoming freshman, or would you do it again the same way?
13. What is the most challenging project or situation that you have encountered in your work?
14. What is the most significant project you have had to manage? How did you approach the task and what did you learn from the experience?
15. Describe the most significant written document you have completed.
16. Describe an oral presentation you made in which you were successful in communicating an idea or convincing others of your idea.
17. Was there ever a time that you experienced a conflict or disagreement with someone else in the workplace? If so, please describe the situation and how you handled it.
18. How do you generally go about resolving conflicts with others?
19. What do you consider as some of the best advice you have received from others concerning your educational choices or career?
20. What do you consider as your most difficult decision up to this point in your life?
21. If I were to meet with your supervisors and/or faculty members with whom you have had the closest interactions and ask them what qualities they feel you have that will help you succeed in a legal career, what do you think they would point out?
22. How did you make the decision to go to law school?
23. What kind of employment do you see yourself pursuing after you graduate from law school?
24. What is your ultimate dream for your long-term career?
25. How will you define success in your career?
26. I assume that you are applying to some other schools besides Northwestern. To what other schools are you also applying?
27. If you were to be accepted to all of the schools to which you are applying, how will you choose which school to attend?
28. On the down side, what if you don't get into law school this year? What is your backup plan?
29. What do you think your greatest challenge in law school will be?
30. What is it about Northwestern Law that appeals to you?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:56 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I appreciate the love yall!

PS: PiedPiper, i see you coming for FutureGohan's KingofGif title. Lol.

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Lmao!!! I was trying to dethrone him so low key bro but you caught on to me lol.


FutureGohan I am coming for you:
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:35 pm

Ppl heard back from Penn Cornell and Georgetown recently. Congrats all of you!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:09 pm

JS1 soon, guys. Keep me in your thoughts!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:31 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:JS1 soon, guys. Keep me in your thoughts!


Good luck, you got this!


Also, coco and coolbeans... how are your cycles going?!?! You guys are always offering congrats and I can't for the life of me remember if I had the chance to do the same for you guys! :) :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:15 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:JS1 soon, guys. Keep me in your thoughts!


Good luck, you got this!


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Also, coco and coolbeans... how are your cycles going?!?! You guys are always offering congrats and I can't for the life of me remember if I had the chance to do the same for you guys! :) :)


I applied after the Dec LSAT scores were released, so I haven't heard back from any of the T14 schools, but NYU! Thanks for asking! :D
The way URMs have been crushing the cycle ITT is giving me a lot of hope!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:19 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I appreciate the love yall!

PS: PiedPiper, i see you coming for FutureGohan's KingofGif title. Lol.

Image

Lmao!!! I was trying to dethrone him so low key bro but you caught on to me lol.


FutureGohan I am coming for you:
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:28 pm

Cocoblues wrote:I applied after the Dec LSAT scores were released, so I haven't heard back from any of the T14 schools, but NYU! Thanks for asking! :D
The way URMs have been crushing the cycle ITT is giving me a lot of hope!!!


Cool! Congrats on NYU! That's pretty awesome!!! Keep us posted!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:33 am

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Happy Valentines Day to all the beautiful and lovely ladies in this thread. Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable day that's filled with love and enjoyment.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:37 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:I applied after the Dec LSAT scores were released, so I haven't heard back from any of the T14 schools, but NYU! Thanks for asking! :D
The way URMs have been crushing the cycle ITT is giving me a lot of hope!!!


Cool! Congrats on NYU! That's pretty awesome!!! Keep us posted!


Thanks, Mandy!

And Pied, thanks and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:46 am

ThePiedPiper wrote:Image
Happy Valentines Day to all the beautiful and lovely ladies in this thread. Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable day that's filled with love and enjoyment.



Thanks, Pied! You're awesome!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:19 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:

Also, coco and coolbeans... how are your cycles going?!?! You guys are always offering congrats and I can't for the life of me remember if I had the chance to do the same for you guys! :) :)


I love celebrating all the good news!! I've heard back from three so far - Duke, Texas, and my regional T30. I'm still waiting on all the others.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:20 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:Image
Happy Valentines Day to all the beautiful and lovely ladies in this thread. Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable day that's filled with love and enjoyment.



Aww thanks! Happy V-Day Pied!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Trippel » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Congratulations on the amazing acceptances this week! and... Happy Valentines day! (glad it landed on Friday this year)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:07 pm

Just want to say congrats to everyone ITT, we are KILLING it. Does my heart proud to see all the URM success.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:12 pm

okaygo wrote:Just want to say congrats to everyone ITT, we are KILLING it. Does my heart proud to see all the URM success.


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