URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby nabadgelyo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has deposited! I'm sure you will all succeed at whatever school you decide to attend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:15 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has deposited! I'm sure you will all succeed at whatever school you decide to attend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:16 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has deposited! I'm sure you will all succeed at whatever school you decide to attend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:33 pm

Thanks friends!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:46 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has deposited! I'm sure you will all succeed at whatever school you decide to attend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jrd93 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:55 pm

If you haven't already, can you please post/update stats in this thread( http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 9&start=25 ) to help future applicants pleeeaasssseeee!!!!!!! Thank you guys!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Hey guys anyone planning to attend Vandy's ASW? I decided just to wait out these last few weeks before depositing but barring something drastic I think I'm going to deposit at Candy. Congrats to everyone on such great cycles!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby runinthefront » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:36 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:44 pm

runinthefront wrote:
wlee1220 wrote:Hey guys anyone planning to attend Vandy's ASW? I decided just to wait out these last few weeks before depositing but barring something drastic I think I'm going to deposit at Candy. Congrats to everyone on such great cycles!!!!


I went to the previous one and it was beyond awesome


I'm hoping this one is too. I'm really excited about Vandy so we'll see

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:20 am

If anyone is attending Stanford's ASW, please PM me. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:18 am

URM cycles are truly unpredictable.

Rejected to almost every school I applied to, yet waitlisted at a T30. Wut

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:16 am

Congrats friends to everyone who has deposited :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby twenty » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:58 pm

BankruptMe wrote:URM cycles are truly unpredictable.

Rejected to almost every school I applied to, yet waitlisted at a T30. Wut


You're quite a bit below everyone's 25ths though, aren't you? It might be worth your time to sit out the cycle (ideally by choice, if you're fortunate enough to have the opportunity) and retake the LSAT in October.

Good luck man. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:27 pm

twenty wrote:[ It might be worth your time to sit out the cycle (ideally by choice, if you're fortunate enough to have the opportunity) and Good luck! Follow your dreams! the LSAT in October.

Good luck man. :)


R-etake is still getting turned into Good luck! Follow your dreams!? I thought that would've ended after April Fool's Day.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:28 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:
twenty wrote:[ It might be worth your time to sit out the cycle (ideally by choice, if you're fortunate enough to have the opportunity) and Good luck! Follow your dreams! the LSAT in October.

Good luck man. :)


R-etake is still getting turned into Good luck! Follow your dreams!? I thought that would've ended after April Fool's Day.


Yeah it's old by now...but good lord is this turning into a nail biter for ole mt

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:09 pm

I went to UCLA's BLSA solidarity dinner last night. I must say, I was quite impressed about how candid they were about discussing the racial issues on campus. I'll go into more detail about my time here when I return Sunday.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:38 pm

toshiroh wrote:I went to UCLA's BLSA solidarity dinner last night. I must say, I was quite impressed about how candid they were about discussing the racial issues on campus. I'll go into more detail about my time here when I return Sunday.


Do tell

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Moltenmama » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:10 pm

El Principe wrote:
toshiroh wrote:I went to UCLA's BLSA solidarity dinner last night. I must say, I was quite impressed about how candid they were about discussing the racial issues on campus. I'll go into more detail about my time here when I return Sunday.


Do tell

Please do!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:48 pm

Moltenmama wrote:
El Principe wrote:
toshiroh wrote:I went to UCLA's BLSA solidarity dinner last night. I must say, I was quite impressed about how candid they were about discussing the racial issues on campus. I'll go into more detail about my time here when I return Sunday.


Do tell

Please do!


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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:13 pm

toshiroh wrote:I went to UCLA's BLSA solidarity dinner last night. I must say, I was quite impressed about how candid they were about discussing the racial issues on campus. I'll go into more detail about my time here when I return Sunday.


I, too, am waiting to hear this tale.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby runinthefront » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:04 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:56 pm

runinthefront wrote:Have any of you guys visited Cornell/Ithaca?

I was accepted there with a hefty scholarship, which almost definitely ended my cycle since the COA will end up being less than any other T20 I've been accepted to. However, due to financial reasons, I will probably be unable to travel to Ithaca until early summer. They've rejected my request for a travel stipend outside of an official ASW, and I unfortunately have to miss the ASW...

Also, are any of you planning on depositing at a place you haven't visited yet? Please tell me I'm not crazy... :|


You aren't crazy. My friend deposited at HLS without ever having visited before. Do you have any other contenders that might make you decline your Cornell acceptance? I wouldn't want them to win by default but if it's Cornell w/ scholarship v. Univ of Kentucky Law at sticker, does it really matter how much you like Ithaca?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby runinthefront » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:11 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:24 pm

runinthefront wrote:Cornell's scholarship beats out every other scholarship by at least $30,000. Even with the cost of living in Ithaca and the absurd cost of tuition, this still amounts to a nearly identical COA between Cornell and the school I loved my second choice (Vanderbilt). With the biglaw+ fed clerkship scores differing significantly between the two schools, I don't think my fear of the cold/snow can trump choosing the school with the best outcomes for employment. Would you agree that there is enough of a difference in employment outcome between the two that other factors (quality of life/market destination) should hold less weight?

In an ideal world, I would like to end up working in the South, but I'm more interested on securing employment in general.


Ironically, this would've been a perfect question for AAJD2B to answer since she was strongly in favor of both schools/ probably was going to attend one of them. I'd defer to someone with more experience with both schools (I didn't apply to or do much research on either). However, my layman's intuition is that Cornell's slightly better ranking (it's inside the T14 whereas Vandy is not) and smaller class sizes would make securing employment from there easier. Plus, if you have more scholarship money, that lessens your debt load and gives you a broader variety of employment prospects more quickly (you might be able to consider non-firm work sooner if you have fewer loans to pay off). I don't think a fear of snow would cause me to choose Vandy over Cornell, but I don't know. Maybe Ithaca is a hellish place in the middle of nowhere and full of trolls and crazies?


On another note, is anyone at Stanford's ASW? Any sense of whether they're done admitting people yet?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:41 am

Cornell at the same COA of Vanderbilt is a no-brainer decision for Vanderbilt. I can't see the upside of Vanderbilt in this info because they're not really peer schools in terms of employment prospects.

EDIT: I don't really see how Vanderbilt has an advantage unless you want to crack secondary/tertiary "big"-law that Vandy feeds into, such as TN or Kentucky, but other than that, Cornell will give you a greater advantage for the rest of the markets. Ithaca may be in the middle of nowhere, but it's much closer to NYC and the rest of the major markets on the East Coast, which is an important consideration considering

Unless you have a wife & kids, or a dying family member from TN who's leaving a will containing a hefty sum of money contingent on graduation from Vanderbilt law, Cornell is the obvious choice with the same COA.




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