URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 pm

brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
dinan15 wrote:Hey guys, quick question:
So, I've heard that the T-6's tend to hold URM candidates till the very end, which would mean I wouldn't get decisions from these schools until mid-late April. Does anyone know if this is true [That way I'll stop obsessively checking my email and phone every five seconds and just relax until April]


It may be true for some applicants, but not all. Some URMs have already been accepted at multiple schools in the T6, and I imagine that more will be accepted when UChi and Columbia start in on their RD decisions. Sorry to ruin your relaxation!


Maybe it's true for URMs that are on the lower end of the stats. Idk. I've been accepted to a T8 already, haven't heard from T6 yet though.

Congratulations btw

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lawpotato » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:21 pm

Checking in! AA female 3.6/162 applied to UCLA, USC, UCI, Cornell, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and a few other safety schools. Finessed some fee waivers out of a couple. Not sure my chances at any of these schools, but I'm definitely getting an extra special lesson in patience waiting to hear back!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:26 pm

lawpotato wrote:Checking in! AA female 3.6/162 applied to UCLA, USC, UCI, Cornell, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and a few other safety schools. Finessed some fee waivers out of a couple. Not sure my chances at any of these schools, but I'm definitely getting an extra special lesson in patience waiting to hear back!

Good luck, I hope you get into all the schools you are hoping for. I am a California Native as well.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby poptart123 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Just got interview invite from SEO

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:36 pm

poptart123 wrote:Just got interview invite from SEO



+1

Gonna have to peruse the SEO thread to get an idea of what to expect lol

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby poptart123 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:54 pm

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poptart123 wrote:Just got interview invite from SEO



+1

Gonna have to peruse the SEO thread to get an idea of what to expect lol


Is asking them what percent gets interviews/what percent of interviews are accepted TMI to ask?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Dip » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:11 pm

DriveLikeNashvillian wrote:After looking at some of the urm numbers NYU has accepted in this and previous cycles, I'm kinda regretting not applying, even though I really don't have any interest in going, but I'm wondering if an acceptance (in the unlikely event I got in) would be any use in scholarship negotiation since I probably wouldn't get much, if any, money from them. My number one choice is Vanderbilt, but most people say they don't negotiate scholarships, so would I really just be wasting 30 bucks applying to NYU at this point in the cycle?

Where can one find these numbers?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:16 pm

Finally received an interview request from Cornell!! :D

It's been radio silence from Michigan, Nyu, and Harvard and I applied in September :(

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby hammy393 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:47 pm

dinan15 wrote:Hey guys, quick question:
So, I've heard that the T-6's tend to hold URM candidates till the very end, which would mean I wouldn't get decisions from these schools until mid-late April. Does anyone know if this is true [That way I'll stop obsessively checking my email and phone every five seconds and just relax until April]


I don't think this is true. If anything, diversity is a priority for schools and they might try to scoop up URMs (which there are few of) early. I'm at the T6s 25ths or below for both LSAT/GPA, and I've gotten interview requests from Harvard/Columbia and admitted to NYU

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:59 pm

Interview questions for SEO from past threads

why law/ law school
why seo
primary city and firms (name firms you want to work at)
behavioral questions
news article type case study

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:15 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:Interview questions for SEO from past threads

why law/ law school
why seo
primary city and firms (name firms you want to work at)
behavioral questions
news article type case study




Waiiiiiiit... I gotta name firms?!?!?! Lol

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby chasima » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:44 pm

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby azaleafire » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:57 pm

Gah am I just supposed to like... pick a firm? That seems odd. Also (petty alert) why are all the interview times so early.

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Postby PrezRand » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:00 am

dietcoke1 wrote:Interview questions for SEO from past threads

why law/ law school
why seo
primary city and firms (name firms you want to work at)
behavioral questions
news article type case study

Are there certain firms SEO works with or do they try to place you with any you want?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:00 am

PrezRand wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:Interview questions for SEO from past threads

why law/ law school
why seo
primary city and firms (name firms you want to work at)
behavioral questions
news article type case study

Are there certain firms SEO works with or do they try to place you with any you want?



I THINK they have firms they partner with.....

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:01 am

azaleafire wrote:Gah am I just supposed to like... pick a firm? That seems odd. Also (petty alert) why are all the interview times so early.



I think I snatched up the last reasonable time all month. I kept seeing 5am (I'm two hours behind them) & was like "helllll nah" so I took interviewing sooner than I wanted to over interviewing at the crack of dawn

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby DriveLikeNashvillian » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:04 am

Dip wrote:
DriveLikeNashvillian wrote:After looking at some of the urm numbers NYU has accepted in this and previous cycles, I'm kinda regretting not applying, even though I really don't have any interest in going, but I'm wondering if an acceptance (in the unlikely event I got in) would be any use in scholarship negotiation since I probably wouldn't get much, if any, money from them. My number one choice is Vanderbilt, but most people say they don't negotiate scholarships, so would I really just be wasting 30 bucks applying to NYU at this point in the cycle?

Where can one find these numbers?


lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby azaleafire » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:05 am

brinicolec wrote:
azaleafire wrote:Gah am I just supposed to like... pick a firm? That seems odd. Also (petty alert) why are all the interview times so early.



I think I snatched up the last reasonable time all month. I kept seeing 5am (I'm two hours behind them) & was like "helllll nah" so I took interviewing sooner than I wanted to over interviewing at the crack of dawn


Yeah I waited to consult a friend and the only 4pm (CST) slot was taken. I waited to think for THREE MINUTES and a 6am I was willing to go for was taken! So I am just waiting until I am back on EST. Figures it gives me a chance to go through this list: http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby HaveMercy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:58 am

dietcoke1 wrote:Interview questions for SEO from past threads

why law/ law school
why seo
primary city and firms (name firms you want to work at)
behavioral questions
news article type case study

Can you elaborate on that news article case study?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Requested for SEO interview as well. I was off of yesterday so I didn't check my e-mail till' this morning. Now I have and interview at 6 am! Lol

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Torres1893 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:15 pm

I'm 4 for 4 right now in my acceptances. Just hoping my luck continues and I get accepted to UT or Mich. Even if I don't at least I know I have options available to me. My cycle is going much better than I expected when I opened up that email in October.

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Postby PrezRand » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Torres1893 wrote:I'm 4 for 4 right now in my acceptances. Just hoping my luck continues and I get accepted to UT or Mich. Even if I don't at least I know I have options available to me. My cycle is going much better than I expected when I opened up that email in October.

Congrats!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby uhwrestler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:44 pm

so far for my t-14 apps
in at georgetown
in at cornell median gpa and 25th lsat
everywhere else pending

applied late november and mid December
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Torres1893 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:58 pm

uhwrestler wrote:so far for my t-14 apps
in at georgetown
rejected at cornell
everywhere else pending

applied late november and mid December


really upset about cornell i really liked ithaca and cornell's campus
im really surprised about cornell i was at median gpa and 25th lsat urm aa male
many ppl with my stats were accepted last year

hopefully i fare better at chicago and columbia and other t-14's
kinda of worried about my chances at higher ranked schools now since cornell is 13 and i was dinged
pm me for exact stats


Don't worry about it too much. Looking at the acceptance forum and the law admissions subreddit it looks like Cornell is rejecting everyone, even if you meet their numbers or exceed them. I'm sure you'll get into a higher ranked school.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:46 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
uhwrestler wrote:so far for my t-14 apps
in at georgetown
rejected at cornell
everywhere else pending

applied late november and mid December


really upset about cornell i really liked ithaca and cornell's campus
im really surprised about cornell i was at median gpa and 25th lsat urm aa male
many ppl with my stats were accepted last year

hopefully i fare better at chicago and columbia and other t-14's
kinda of worried about my chances at higher ranked schools now since cornell is 13 and i was dinged
pm me for exact stats


Don't worry about it too much. Looking at the acceptance forum and the law admissions subreddit it looks like Cornell is rejecting everyone, even if you meet their numbers or exceed them. I'm sure you'll get into a higher ranked school.


The consensus on TLS so far seems to be that we think Cornell is trying to get a better ranking (so they're trying to raise their medians + probably make themselves look more selective). Someone with a 180 got rejected. Don't take it too hard.

I got rejected from Cornell but I've already been accepted to Michigan (a higher ranked school).



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