URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby quashbat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks TPP, when did you submit your apps?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:18 am

quashbat wrote:Thanks TPP, when did you submit your apps?


I submitted mine before Thanksgiving. Around Nov. 4th-10th

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:43 pm

NLJ250 wrote:1) CLS 65.45%
2) NYU 54.93%
3) HLS 53.55%
4) Chicago 53.02%
5) UPenn 52.51%
6) NU 51.04%
7) Duke 48.55%
8. Stanford 47.09%
9) Cornell 45.08%
10) Boalt 44.85%
11) UVA 44.23%
12) UMich 41.25%
13) Yale 38.83%
14) Gtwon 31.75%


Newest NLJ 250 numbers for those interested.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:07 pm

californiauser wrote:
NLJ250 wrote:1) CLS 65.45%
2) NYU 54.93%
3) HLS 53.55%
4) Chicago 53.02%
5) UPenn 52.51%
6) NU 51.04%
7) Duke 48.55%
8. Stanford 47.09%
9) Cornell 45.08%
10) Boalt 44.85%
11) UVA 44.23%
12) UMich 41.25%
13) Yale 38.83%
14) Gtwon 31.75%


Newest NLJ 250 numbers for those interested.


Can you share a link to the info?

Noticeable drop for Penn. Interesting considering almost all of the other schools' percentage increased (outside of UChi which decreased 2%). This makes me think either schools/debt loads are pushing students to the firm or opportunities in PI/gov related jobs are becoming even harder to get (which is scary considering they are already incredibly hard to get for people at any law school), or both. When the ABA data becomes available it would be interesting to look at the influence class size changes have had on these numbers.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BobMoses » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:36 pm

DPhoenix wrote:
californiauser wrote:
NLJ250 wrote:1) CLS 65.45%
2) NYU 54.93%
3) HLS 53.55%
4) Chicago 53.02%
5) UPenn 52.51%
6) NU 51.04%
7) Duke 48.55%
8. Stanford 47.09%
9) Cornell 45.08%
10) Boalt 44.85%
11) UVA 44.23%
12) UMich 41.25%
13) Yale 38.83%
14) Gtwon 31.75%


Newest NLJ 250 numbers for those interested.


Can you share a link to the info?

Noticeable drop for Penn. Interesting considering almost all of the other schools' percentage increased (outside of UChi which decreased 2%). This makes me think either schools/debt loads are pushing students to the firm or opportunities in PI/gov related jobs are becoming even harder to get (which is scary considering they are already incredibly hard to get for people at any law school), or both. When the ABA data becomes available it would be interesting to look at the influence class size changes have had on these numbers.


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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:52 pm

I just got my "Admissions Packet" from Howard ( it's like three papers in an envelop) and the scholarship stips are a little unreasonable. To keep any scholarship over 20,000, you have to be in the top 15% of the class for 2L and 3L year. I mean maybe it's not that intense, but geesh that's a lot of pressure on top of having to get a job and stuff

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:52 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my "Admissions Packet" from Howard ( it's like three papers in an envelop) and the scholarship stips are a little unreasonable. To keep any scholarship over 20,000, you have to be in the top 15% of the class for 2L and 3L year. I mean maybe it's not that intense, but geesh that's a lot of pressure on top of having to get a job and stuff


:mrgreen:
They aren't going to give the $$$$$$ away that easily

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:31 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my "Admissions Packet" from Howard ( it's like three papers in an envelop) and the scholarship stips are a little unreasonable. To keep any scholarship over 20,000, you have to be in the top 15% of the class for 2L and 3L year. I mean maybe it's not that intense, but geesh that's a lot of pressure on top of having to get a job and stuff


:mrgreen:
They aren't going to give the $$$$$$ away that easily


Yeah it's super conditional. But it's still a full ride.....technically. Not sure how easy it'd be to get top 15%.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:34 pm

mt2165 wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my "Admissions Packet" from Howard ( it's like three papers in an envelop) and the scholarship stips are a little unreasonable. To keep any scholarship over 20,000, you have to be in the top 15% of the class for 2L and 3L year. I mean maybe it's not that intense, but geesh that's a lot of pressure on top of having to get a job and stuff


:mrgreen:
They aren't going to give the $$$$$$ away that easily


Yeah it's super conditional. But it's still a full ride.....technically. Not sure how easy it'd be to get top 15%.


Lol yeah idk how hard it is but if you don't make the cut off you move all the way down to half tuition. Ahah I would never sign up for that.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:43 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
mt2165 wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my "Admissions Packet" from Howard ( it's like three papers in an envelop) and the scholarship stips are a little unreasonable. To keep any scholarship over 20,000, you have to be in the top 15% of the class for 2L and 3L year. I mean maybe it's not that intense, but geesh that's a lot of pressure on top of having to get a job and stuff


:mrgreen:
They aren't going to give the $$$$$$ away that easily


Yeah it's super conditional. But it's still a full ride.....technically. Not sure how easy it'd be to get top 15%.


Lol yeah idk how hard it is but if you don't make the cut off you move all the way down to half tuition. Ahah I would never sign up for that.


Yeah and not to knock Howard or anything but there is very little reason to be there if you're not at least top 20%.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:51 pm

Extremely boring week for my cycle. Fingers crossed for some kind of movement this week. Positive energy out to everybody for an interesting upcoming week!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby femmefatale » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:58 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
femmefatale wrote:First acceptance today! In at my safety, American University!

I applied later in the cycle, so this is the first school I've heard back from.


Congrats!!! The first acceptance is always the sweetest. :D


Thanks! Hopefully there's more good news coming soon.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby femmefatale » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:59 pm

calle_25 wrote:
femmefatale wrote:First acceptance today! In at my safety, American University!

I applied later in the cycle, so this is the first school I've heard back from.


Congratulations!!! No matter what, the first acceptance is a huge deal!


Thanks Calle!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:35 am

More info on UCLA. Looks like things are getting worse, this was posted by a 2L on reddit:
I'm at UCLA and mired in the racism issues on campus. Last week a student got a note in her uclaw mailbox saying "stop being a sensitive n****r", and another two girls were confronted by an aggressive 1L guy in an elevator over their participation in the anti-racism events, so things have been really intense. About Wednesday of last week, it shifted from something that was being talked about in small-groups to something school wide. Our dean started sending out letters and meeting with groups of students to address the issues.

I really liked the idea of staying in SoCal and going to UCLA until I found out about all this.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:42 am

logicspeaks wrote:More info on UCLA. Looks like things are getting worse, this was posted by a 2L on reddit:
I'm at UCLA and mired in the racism issues on campus. Last week a student got a note in her uclaw mailbox saying "stop being a sensitive n****r", and another two girls were confronted by an aggressive 1L guy in an elevator over their participation in the anti-racism events, so things have been really intense. About Wednesday of last week, it shifted from something that was being talked about in small-groups to something school wide. Our dean started sending out letters and meeting with groups of students to address the issues.



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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:06 am

Futuregohan14 wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:More info on UCLA. Looks like things are getting worse, this was posted by a 2L on reddit:
I'm at UCLA and mired in the racism issues on campus. Last week a student got a note in her uclaw mailbox saying "stop being a sensitive n****r", and another two girls were confronted by an aggressive 1L guy in an elevator over their participation in the anti-racism events, so things have been really intense. About Wednesday of last week, it shifted from something that was being talked about in small-groups to something school wide. Our dean started sending out letters and meeting with groups of students to address the issues.



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LMAO Gohan do not make me laugh, this is serious.

But, honestly though, who ITT is still seriously considering UCLA?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:26 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
Futuregohan14 wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:More info on UCLA. Looks like things are getting worse, this was posted by a 2L on reddit:
I'm at UCLA and mired in the racism issues on campus. Last week a student got a note in her uclaw mailbox saying "stop being a sensitive n****r", and another two girls were confronted by an aggressive 1L guy in an elevator over their participation in the anti-racism events, so things have been really intense. About Wednesday of last week, it shifted from something that was being talked about in small-groups to something school wide. Our dean started sending out letters and meeting with groups of students to address the issues.



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LMAO Gohan do not make me laugh, this is serious.

But, honestly though, who ITT is still seriously considering UCLA?


I was really considering it a long time ago. But they have some deep rooted issues at that school that they really need to solve. This is why I wrote my PS because of issues like this. It really is crazy that you cannot recieve a quality education without being harassed.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby P-Haze » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:26 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
Futuregohan14 wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:More info on UCLA. Looks like things are getting worse, this was posted by a 2L on reddit:
I'm at UCLA and mired in the racism issues on campus. Last week a student got a note in her uclaw mailbox saying "stop being a sensitive n****r", and another two girls were confronted by an aggressive 1L guy in an elevator over their participation in the anti-racism events, so things have been really intense. About Wednesday of last week, it shifted from something that was being talked about in small-groups to something school wide. Our dean started sending out letters and meeting with groups of students to address the issues.






LMAO Gohan do not make me laugh, this is serious.

But, honestly though, who ITT is still seriously considering UCLA?


I was because it suited my purposes. And I posted a few days ago responding to something Pied had said suggesting people use UCLA for their own purposes in spite of the issues. But this is next level, if accurate; unacceptable in general, and for a state funded institution that uses tax payer money from every ethnicity to run operations, infuriating, disgusting, criminal and I could go on, but will stop there before I get too colorful with my words.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ChuggaChuggaChooChoo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Not even slightly considering it anymore...may even withdraw my app altogether

That shit is messed up.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:00 pm

It really bothers me that there is not a single black attorney in my office at DOJ. No MA or PR or Hispanic either as far as I can gather. Only a handful of women, and two Asian Americans.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:01 pm

UCLA has no problem going into the inner-city to recruit kids to play ball, but when it comes to academics, hah, good luck if you're a minority who can't shoot a ball or run fast!

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Postby AAJD2B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:08 pm

californiauser wrote:UCLA has no problem going into the inner-city to recruit kids to play ball, but when it comes to academics, hah, good luck if you're a minority who can't shoot a ball or run fast!


Days of slavery are far from over.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby P-Haze » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:11 pm

Unfortunately, UCLA has issues in general, not just the law school. If people do decide not to attend after submitting an app definitely email the dean and let her know why. If you wanted to submit an app, but have since changed your mind based on the issues going on, I would also advise people to fill Dean Moran's inbox and let her know that. She needs to know people are watching and aware. I think that is just one way to also support the URM’s currently at the school. Personally, I have sent correspondence expressing my displeasure.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:13 pm

P-Haze wrote:Unfortunately, UCLA has issues in general, not just the law school. If people do decide not to attend after submitting an app definitely email the dean and let her know why. If you wanted to submit an app, but have since changed your mind based on the issues going on, I would also advise people to fill Dean Moran's inbox and let her know that. She needs to know people are watching and aware. I think that is just one way to also support the URM’s currently at the school. Personally, I have sent correspondence expressing my displeasure.



I actually dont think that this a bad idea

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby P-Haze » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:17 pm

If you are so led. Passionate, but professional:

moran@law.ucla.edu




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