URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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El Principe
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Cornell just sent a request for my final transcripts. I did bad in a hard class and my GPA went from 3.64 - 3.6. Should I be worried?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:42 pm

El Principe wrote:Cornell just sent a request for my final transcripts. I did bad in a hard class and my GPA went from 3.64 - 3.6. Should I be worried?


No, because there's nothing you can do about it now.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:48 pm

In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:51 pm

EvMont wrote:
El Principe wrote:Cornell just sent a request for my final transcripts. I did bad in a hard class and my GPA went from 3.64 - 3.6. Should I be worried?


No, because there's nothing you can do about it now.


Lol, that shouldn't make me feel any better, yet somehow the honesty does.

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Yo, congrats. Gotta turn up this weekend!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:56 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:17 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.

Congratulations!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:21 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.


Congrats, guys!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:36 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.


Congrats to the both of you.

Sorry for those who have fallen. You still have great options, I am sure!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:41 pm

El Principe wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:My Vandy reception was VERY convincing. Seriously, I've never witnessed such a happier bunch of lawyers where most everyone knew each other. A family, it seemed like. Folks were reminiscing about their experiences and all seemed to love it. There were Vandy attorneys from several law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell, Proskauer Rose, Hogan Lovells, O'Melveny [deleted], Wilkie Farr, Shearman and Sterling, Goldman Sachs....all of whom were interested to listen and hear more about me. Many were recent grads who found placement in NYC. Very smart group of people. I know Vandy isn't as strong in employment placements as the T14s, but man did this reception make it that more difficult for me to decide.

Oh, and there was like one black attorney and Vandy alum, I think. Not many minorities showed up, though we were well represented as admitted students. I would say a good 10 of us, or so, including other URM groups.

Anyway, tough decisions are ahead :cry:



I was set on Texas, but I'm hearing so many good things about Vandy. I'm seriously considering going to the ASW in April if they'll still reimburse plane tickets.

Tomorrow's my day off, so I'll call and check and see how that process goes.

With a strong aid package and/or a Law Scholars Award, Vandy could go right back on top of the list. I think Vandy could work well for you. I hear they do quite well in NYC, plus you have ties and pertinent work experience, so perhaps that helps too. Small class sizes.

And I don't know how Vandy's lay prestige is in NY, but down here in the South, people think I'm a god for getting a scholarship there. So there's that...


Vandy's lay prestige is strong here in NYC but not as strong as Columbia, NYU and Cornell. But you wish to stay in Texas, right? Texas, Duke and Vandy are huge names down there. Can't go wrong with any of those choices, honestly.

As for my situation, even with scholarship, Vandy will cost me over 150k. I don't think it's worth that, no matter how great the student experience.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:58 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.



LETS GO! West Coast = Best Coast!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:01 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.


Felicidades!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:04 pm

Congrats

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ChuggaChuggaChooChoo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:11 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
El Principe wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:My Vandy reception was VERY convincing. Seriously, I've never witnessed such a happier bunch of lawyers where most everyone knew each other. A family, it seemed like. Folks were reminiscing about their experiences and all seemed to love it. There were Vandy attorneys from several law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell, Proskauer Rose, Hogan Lovells, O'Melveny [deleted], Wilkie Farr, Shearman and Sterling, Goldman Sachs....all of whom were interested to listen and hear more about me. Many were recent grads who found placement in NYC. Very smart group of people. I know Vandy isn't as strong in employment placements as the T14s, but man did this reception make it that more difficult for me to decide.

Oh, and there was like one black attorney and Vandy alum, I think. Not many minorities showed up, though we were well represented as admitted students. I would say a good 10 of us, or so, including other URM groups.

Anyway, tough decisions are ahead :cry:



I was set on Texas, but I'm hearing so many good things about Vandy. I'm seriously considering going to the ASW in April if they'll still reimburse plane tickets.

Tomorrow's my day off, so I'll call and check and see how that process goes.

With a strong aid package and/or a Law Scholars Award, Vandy could go right back on top of the list. I think Vandy could work well for you. I hear they do quite well in NYC, plus you have ties and pertinent work experience, so perhaps that helps too. Small class sizes.

And I don't know how Vandy's lay prestige is in NY, but down here in the South, people think I'm a god for getting a scholarship there. So there's that...


Vandy's lay prestige is strong here in NYC but not as strong as Columbia, NYU and Cornell. But you wish to stay in Texas, right? Texas, Duke and Vandy are huge names down there. Can't go wrong with any of those choices, honestly.

As for my situation, even with scholarship, Vandy will cost me over 150k. I don't think it's worth that, no matter how great the student experience.


I'm in a very similar boat for Vandy in terms of cost. Don't think I could go through with that.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:18 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Vandy's lay prestige is strong here in NYC but not as strong as Columbia, NYU and Cornell. But you wish to stay in Texas, right? Texas, Duke and Vandy are huge names down there. Can't go wrong with any of those choices, honestly.

As for my situation, even with scholarship, Vandy will cost me over 150k. I don't think it's worth that, no matter how great the student experience.


Yeah, I think that's around where my COA will be, but they're still deciding who should get the law scholars awards + need based scholarships/grants are supposed to go out by April, but honestly, I feel the same. My COA would have to be under 100K in order to go anywhere tbh. That's about where I'll be with Texas, so Vandy's going to have to keep coming strong.

And I'm still pending on Duke so I'm crossing my fingers... but lord knows what's going to happen with scholarships if that even happens.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:20 pm

El Principe wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Vandy's lay prestige is strong here in NYC but not as strong as Columbia, NYU and Cornell. But you wish to stay in Texas, right? Texas, Duke and Vandy are huge names down there. Can't go wrong with any of those choices, honestly.

As for my situation, even with scholarship, Vandy will cost me over 150k. I don't think it's worth that, no matter how great the student experience.


Yeah, I think that's around where my COA will be, but they're still deciding who should get the law scholars awards + need based scholarships/grants are supposed to go out by April, but honestly, I feel the same. My COA would have to be under 100K in order to go anywhere tbh. That's about where I'll be with Texas, so Vandy's going to have to keep coming strong.

And I'm still pending on Duke so I'm crossing my fingers... but lord knows what's going to happen with scholarships if that even happens.


did you get the 90k scholly?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:33 pm

80K

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:00 pm

El Principe wrote:
EvMont wrote:
El Principe wrote:Cornell just sent a request for my final transcripts. I did bad in a hard class and my GPA went from 3.64 - 3.6. Should I be worried?


No, because there's nothing you can do about it now.


Lol, that shouldn't make me feel any better, yet somehow the honesty does.


Haha. I'm a natural worrier, but I've trained myself to calm the fuck down by using this strategy. :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:02 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.


Congrats to the both of you.

Sorry for those who have fallen. You still have great options, I am sure!

LawSchoolOrNah
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:18 pm

Anyone have a clue how long after you submit a seat deposit you can expect to hear back from SEO regarding their decision?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:39 pm

Thanks everyone!
Now I might be able to stay in CA.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:47 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:In at Berkeley. Literally the craziest week of my life since Sunday. Completely numb from it all.


Congrats!
In as well.


Yay!! Congrats to both of you!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby calle_25 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:50 pm

Congrats to all the Berk admits and to everyone else with good news recently!!

I was thrilled to also get into Berkeley and hope to go to the ASW.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alllaweverything » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:01 pm

congrats on all the great news, y'all! URM takeovaaaaaa

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:05 pm

URM takeover at the Berkeley ASW? I'm down.




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