URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:29 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:Greatest week of my life. In at UMich yesterday, in at NYU via ASWebsite.


Congrats dude, a week to remember for sure!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:32 pm

Congrats!

And let's all share a collective LOL that I am UR1 since 11/20 at NYU.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:33 pm

okaygo wrote:Congrats!

And let's all share a collective LOL that I am UR1 since 11/20 at NYU.


ahaha

Honey, I am Le Salty that they are just ignoring me like the non-athletic kid on the playground. I am UR1 as of 1/5.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:34 pm

does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:41 pm

californiauser wrote:does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me


It's kind of hard to say, because to say your absolute max debt number is 200K, that basically means you'll settle for nothing less than half tuition. I don't know about y'all, but I don't imagine a lot of schools will be knockin' on my door to hand me half tuition scholarships. But, who knows.

As of right now, my only absolute rule is I won't pay sticker.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:41 pm

So I ask a T30 school for a last minute fee waiver.

They tell me, send them my LSAT/GPA

I get queasy and am like ok. So I do it and tell them they are my top choice and I am AA male.

I am way below the 25ths for both, but they just extended their app deadline to Aug 1.

Does the fact that after sending them my GPA/LSAT, they grant me a waiver and say I should come visit the school mean I am in contention...or are they just being nice? I have done this with other schools and they said my numbers are too low to grant a waiver to. Probably like 3-5 others said no.

Am I reading too much into this? this is someone up on the admissions food chain that emailed me back btw. not a student or secretary

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:54 pm

EvMont wrote:
californiauser wrote:does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me


It's kind of hard to say, because to say your absolute max debt number is 200K, that basically means you'll settle for nothing less than half tuition. I don't know about y'all, but I don't imagine a lot of schools will be knockin' on my door to hand me half tuition scholarships. But, who knows.

As of right now, my only absolute rule is I won't pay sticker.


I came into the law school process like "Oh I wont take on more than 100K debt" but now, like Ev, I have to say I won't pay sticker.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:55 pm

BankruptMe wrote:So I ask a T30 school for a last minute fee waiver.

They tell me, send them my LSAT/GPA

I get queasy and am like ok. So I do it and tell them they are my top choice and I am AA male.

I am way below the 25ths for both, but they just extended their app deadline to Aug 1.

Does the fact that after sending them my GPA/LSAT, they grant me a waiver and say I should come visit the school mean I am in contention...or are they just being nice? I have done this with other schools and they said my numbers are too low to grant a waiver to. Probably like 3-5 others said no.

Am I reading too much into this? this is someone up on the admissions food chain that emailed me back btw. not a student or secretary


It's my understanding that fee waivers are generally a good sign but nothing to bank on regarding your chances of acceptance. Many schools will grant fee waivers with only the intention of implying that your're a viable candidate but this could be because you're actually a very compettiive applicant with a solid chance at admission or they're just trying to game the rankings/increase the number of applicants to their school. This isn't to say you won't get in or that your chances aren't very good, but certainly don't bet on it because of the fee waiver.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:04 pm

californiauser wrote:does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me


I think it's hard for me set a number because I have to weigh the cost/benefit of each particular school.

Even amongst the T14 all schools are not created equally, especially concerning my specific goals.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:06 pm

californiauser wrote:does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me


I wouldn't go over 100k for any school besides HYS. After working for a few years I really value my paycheck and can't justify paying six-figures for a law degree. Plus, as a URM I think you can go to a lower-ranked school and have a good chance (or at least higher than your non-URM peers) of getting the same type of opportunities.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:06 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:
californiauser wrote:does anyone have an absolute debt number that they won't go over for law school? like 150k, 200k, 50k, etc.?

edit: and as far as NYU ur dates go, I'm stuck at UR1 10/12 -- im pretty sure if i ever get in that I won't go because I won't be getting a large scholly -- 275k + NYC COL is too much for me


I wouldn't go over 100k for any school besides HYS. After working for a few years I really value my paycheck and can't justify paying six-figures for a law degree. Plus, as a URM I think you can go to a lower-ranked school and have a good chance (or at least higher than your non-URM peers) of getting the same type of opportunities.


150k not including my 17k in UG debt.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:31 pm

In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:50 pm

teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:09 pm

teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats! I havent heard anything from Columbia about $ either. Hopefully it will come soon :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:18 pm

I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:20 pm

okaygo wrote:I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.


Ehh... that or if I can sleep my way to the top of my class that'll work, too....

I kid, I kid...
Maybe

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:21 pm

toshiroh wrote:
okaygo wrote:I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.


Ehh... that or if I can sleep my way to the top of my class that'll work, too....

I kid, I kid...
Maybe


Tosh, you are definitely not the gunner type.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:24 pm

okaygo wrote:
toshiroh wrote:
okaygo wrote:I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.


Ehh... that or if I can sleep my way to the top of my class that'll work, too....

I kid, I kid...
Maybe


Tosh, you are definitely not the gunner type.


Yeah lol. I'll just be there getting lost in the shuffle somewhere on this 1L grind :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:33 pm

mac2013 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats! I havent heard anything from Columbia about $ either. Hopefully it will come soon :)



Thanks! I'm sure you can get them to offer you whatever given your other fantastic scholarship offers. Or you can just withdraw if you aren't interested. Hope it comes soon though!

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teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats!


Thanks! Hope your cycle is going well!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:35 pm

okaygo wrote:I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.


Image

Black, nerdy and proud. :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:35 pm

teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats! Columbia is an amazing school. Will you be visiting?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:38 pm

So I am heading over to Credit Suisse for a Vandy admitted students reception here in NYC. I know there are somy NYC-based Vandy admits on TLS so I hope to see some of you there!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:57 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
teampeeta wrote:In at Columbia today. No scholarship $, though.


Congrats! Columbia is an amazing school. Will you be visiting?


Thanks! I'm going to try. I have work and I don't get a ton of time off, so I can probably only go to a couple of ASWs. I have to see what makes sense closer to April. It kind of sucks because that means things are going to be more expensive then.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:16 pm

okaygo wrote:I feel like a lot of you all are going to be gunners and it's really upsetting that I won't be there to witness the hilarity of it all.


i have a gunner mentality. But I dont like to make people look dumb in class and stuff

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:20 pm

Any of you guys cracked open getting to maybe, LEEWS, etc?




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