URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:43 pm

isaiah1992 wrote:I sent in a snapshot of the page that says I accepted admission as well as the form I filled out saying I accepted. Berkeley doesn't really have a form so it was kind of difficult but I've heard SEO is pretty lenient on what you can submit as proof


I read the bolded as "snapchat".

I thought a couple of us would also be chilling at the Boalt ASW?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:48 pm

EvMont wrote:
DPhoenix wrote:Anyone heading to NYU's ASW this week?


yessir! Will you be at CLS or HLS as well?


Cool! And no. I'm down to three schools and NYU is one of them. Can't believe I'm at this point but CLS and HLS are not in that group.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:11 pm

I'm debating on whether to go CLS and NYU ASW, but after ASWs for the past two weekends along with dealing with life stuff I'm kind of burnt out. I may have to visit on my own time.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alllaweverything » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:12 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
alllaweverything wrote:the only SEO acceptance i've heard of was in SF, not NYC. does anybody have a link/background info on the NYC acceptance?


Anonymous User wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I received my acceptance into the program today.


yes please give us more info such as school deposited at, city you applied for, which URM you are. Congrats though!!! that's big news!


Sure thing!

I will attend UChicago Law School. I am a Non-URM Hispanic. I applied for an internship in New York City. I submitted my seat deposit in January. I interviewed in early March.

I hope that helps!

ETA: I did not have a follow-up interview.

Also, as a heads-up: be prepared to know the dates of all your events that could potentially conflict with your SEO Internship. Upon acceptance, they ask that you send them those dates immediately.


source: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=50541&start=4125



don't know how i managed to miss this - thanks!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:20 pm

I'll more than likely be attending NYU's.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:53 pm

Well, this thread has died.... lol

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:22 am

toshiroh wrote:Well, this thread has died.... lol



I know, right!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:29 am

Anyone else going to Chicago this weekend?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:58 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Well, this thread has died.... lol



I know, right!


I have a new job so I am working a lot. The thread does seem like it died out though. Maybe its the decisions everyone is faced with.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:00 am

ThePiedPiper wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Well, this thread has died.... lol



I know, right!


I have a new job so I am working a lot. The thread does seem like it died out though. Maybe its the decisions everyone is faced with.


I am guessing this is it.

I am on the fence for quite a few schools (regarding admissions decisions), so I have nothing new to add.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby metprez52 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:15 am

toshiroh wrote:I'll more than likely be attending NYU's.

Anyone else heading to NYU today?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:22 am

Yeah I'm visiting NYU, but I think I'm sitting this cycle out and retaking. I'm having trouble convincing myself to take on the debt. I wish everyone the best with their decisions, though. And who knows, maybe NYU will be so great that I can't resist.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:59 am

toshiroh wrote:Yeah I'm visiting NYU, but I think I'm sitting this cycle out and retaking. I'm having trouble convincing myself to take on the debt. I wish everyone the best with their decisions, though. And who knows, maybe NYU will be so great that I can't resist.


Really? What would have been a good outcome for you this time around? What are your current options?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:06 pm

finally sent in my deposit today although I'm still waiting on a few schools

feel free to pm me if interested

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:22 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Yeah I'm visiting NYU, but I think I'm sitting this cycle out and retaking. I'm having trouble convincing myself to take on the debt. I wish everyone the best with their decisions, though. And who knows, maybe NYU will be so great that I can't resist.


Really? What would have been a good outcome for you this time around? What are your current options?


A good outcome for me would have been at least half tuition at one of my top choices, which I didn't receive at any. UCLA almost gave me that, but I don't know if it's worth it.

My current options are
UCLA almost half tuition
NYU
Vanderbilt (not even a third scholly)
UF(full scholarship)
Northwestern
Georgetown

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:37 pm

Anybody going to Berkeley's ASW?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:02 pm

toshiroh wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Yeah I'm visiting NYU, but I think I'm sitting this cycle out and retaking. I'm having trouble convincing myself to take on the debt. I wish everyone the best with their decisions, though. And who knows, maybe NYU will be so great that I can't resist.


Really? What would have been a good outcome for you this time around? What are your current options?


A good outcome for me would have been at least half tuition at one of my top choices, which I didn't receive at any. UCLA almost gave me that, but I don't know if it's worth it.

My current options are
UCLA almost half tuition
NYU
Vanderbilt (not even a third scholly)
UF(full scholarship)
Northwestern
Georgetown


You have some good choices Tosh...Are any of them your top priority or choice?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:42 pm

ThePiedPiper wrote:
toshiroh wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Yeah I'm visiting NYU, but I think I'm sitting this cycle out and retaking. I'm having trouble convincing myself to take on the debt. I wish everyone the best with their decisions, though. And who knows, maybe NYU will be so great that I can't resist.


Really? What would have been a good outcome for you this time around? What are your current options?


A good outcome for me would have been at least half tuition at one of my top choices, which I didn't receive at any. UCLA almost gave me that, but I don't know if it's worth it.

My current options are
UCLA almost half tuition
NYU
Vanderbilt (not even a third scholly)
UF(full scholarship)
Northwestern
Georgetown


You have some good choices Tosh...Are any of them your top priority or choice?


My tops were NYU and Cornell(still waiting... assume it's a deny). I keep getting told to go to NYU at sticker, but I just don't think that's wise.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:50 pm

NYU hasn't given you a dollar? Not even need based? That's weird.

Are your goals worth going to NYU at sticker?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:59 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:NYU hasn't given you a dollar? Not even need based? That's weird.

Are your goals worth going to NYU at sticker?


they gave me 10,946 dollars in need based, which is like a drop in the bucket. Big Law, possibly lateral into Fed Govt/DOJ.... or start with DOJ honors when I graduate. I'm all over the place, but know that the ultimate goal is federal govt.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alpwilliams » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Haven't posted in a while, I was just WL at WUSTL...Pretty excited about that. lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:19 pm

This has been SUCH a slow week. I am still waiting on 3 schools (technically 4 if you count Northwestern, but I think I'm going to withdraw). We're closing in on mid-April. Lord give me strength.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:25 pm

teampeeta wrote:This has been SUCH a slow week. I am still waiting on 5 schools (technically 6 if you count Michigan, but I think I'm going to withdraw). We're closing in on mid-April. Lord give me strength.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:27 pm

toshiroh wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:NYU hasn't given you a dollar? Not even need based? That's weird.

Are your goals worth going to NYU at sticker?


they gave me 10,946 dollars in need based, which is like a drop in the bucket. Big Law, possibly lateral into Fed Govt/DOJ.... or start with DOJ honors when I graduate. I'm all over the place, but know that the ultimate goal is federal govt.


Wow 10k is a small amount. I know you will decide whatever is right for you. I know I had to speak to a number of current and past students that were similar to me ( black URMs from low income backgrounds) at the school I deposited at to get a feel for the debt and how to manage. They all seem to have a pretty good plan for it that really helped me ease my concern. They also received less aid than I did so it really helped to talk to them about my concerns.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:34 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:NYU hasn't given you a dollar? Not even need based? That's weird.

Are your goals worth going to NYU at sticker?


they gave me 10,946 dollars in need based, which is like a drop in the bucket. Big Law, possibly lateral into Fed Govt/DOJ.... or start with DOJ honors when I graduate. I'm all over the place, but know that the ultimate goal is federal govt.


Wow 10k is a small amount. I know you will decide whatever is right for you. I know I had to speak to a number of current and past students that were similar to me ( black URMs from low income backgrounds) at the school I deposited at to get a feel for the debt and how to manage. They all seem to have a pretty good plan for it that really helped me ease my concern. They also received less aid than I did so it really helped to talk to them about my concerns.


Thanks, ultimately I haven't made a decision yet. But Regardless, atleast if I do retake, I get to tell next years Cycle thread participants how awesome this thread was.... well up until April anyway :lol:




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