URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)

When are you submitting your apps?

September 1, 2017 12:01 AM EST
0
No votes
September
10
20%
After September LSAT
22
45%
November
11
22%
December
1
2%
After December LSAT
3
6%
February
0
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2
4%
 
Total votes: 49

selmangh
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby selmangh » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:48 pm

principalagent wrote:
selmangh wrote:Checking in. Black with ~3.8 and a 173. HYS is the dream so I'm debating whether I should retake or just work on my essays and hand everything in super early. Hope everyone has a great cycle!


Unless you have C&F issues you are very likely good to go. No need to retake at all


You think?! That's such a relief. Because I've been trying to make a study schedule for retaking but I keep hearing the "Why the f*** you lyin?" song in my head lol.

Out of interest, is anyone else applying for a joint program?

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DorkothyParker
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby DorkothyParker » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:13 pm

Mexican-American non-trad here. No shot at T-14. I probably should retake my 163 LSAT, but may wait until December to see what happens after early applications due to lack of funds and waiver appeal falling through. Looking to practice in the PNW or CA regions.

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AlPastor
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AlPastor » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Checking in.

3.8X MA with 2 years of work experience.
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clueless801
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby clueless801 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm

Am I allowed to check in? Not really URM as defined by LSAC but definitely a minority and can use all the advice and support from you guys!

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principalagent
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:10 pm

clueless801 wrote:Am I allowed to check in? Not really URM as defined by LSAC but definitely a minority and can use all the advice and support from you guys!


Of course!

RSolano
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:19 am

clueless801 wrote:Am I allowed to check in? Not really URM as defined by LSAC but definitely a minority and can use all the advice and support from you guys!



For sure!

lawpotato
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby lawpotato » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:15 am

Incrementalist wrote:Checking in as well. I am most interested in maybe going to USC.


I'm starting at USC this fall. Lemme know if you have any questions!

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Incrementalist
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Incrementalist » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:08 pm

lawpotato wrote:
Incrementalist wrote:Checking in as well. I am most interested in maybe going to USC.


I'm starting at USC this fall. Lemme know if you have any questions!


Thank you I will most definitely pm you on your experience and have a few questions to ask.

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YetSas81
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby YetSas81 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:57 am

AA female checking in! Scheduled June LSAT but moved to September and hoping to kill it! Good luck everyone!!

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Incrementalist
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Incrementalist » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:44 pm

clueless801 wrote:Am I allowed to check in? Not really URM as defined by LSAC but definitely a minority and can use all the advice and support from you guys!


Most definitely. We are all here to support one another.

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principalagent
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:51 pm

First poll is up!

studystudystudy
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby studystudystudy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:23 pm

Checking in! Native American/Mexican/European here. 3.92 LSAC GPA and aiming for 165ish on September LSAT. Top schools are UCLA, USC, Michigan, and the long list goes on :D

para219
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby para219 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:50 pm

Checking in. 164/3.4 MA. Retaking in September and December. UChicago is the goal. :D

youngdumbandbroke
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby youngdumbandbroke » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:58 am

checking in..............................................
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Americanengine
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Americanengine » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:42 pm

studystudystudy wrote:Checking in! Native American/Mexican/European here. 3.92 LSAC GPA and aiming for 165ish on September LSAT. Top schools are UCLA, USC, Michigan, and the long list goes on :D


Once you get your score feel free to message me. Native Pride

mmart207
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:33 am

Checking in! Half PR, half MA male. Will begin my senior year in the fall. Currently have a 3.69 GPA. No major softs, just a part time job I've worked for the past 3 years while I've been in school. Aiming for a 160+ in September, with December as a possible retake if needed.

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TheKingLives
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby TheKingLives » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:41 am

Hope I can check in as well! Not technically a URM but first-gen american and college student with english as a second language. Applying to a couple of law schools this cycle with the GRE and will consider taking the LSAT, but HLS is far and away my top choice and I feel I will be more successful with the GRE. Best of luck to everyone this cycle!

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calmike
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby calmike » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Power Ranger 1 ready!

Checking in.

Mexican Male
LSAT: 168
GPA. 2.9

Shooting for UCLA, UC Davis, UCI with $$$$$

tabstreet
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby tabstreet » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Checking in.
AA + MA male. International undergrad (Oxbridge) + 2 years WE (TFA). Prepping for September LSAT.
Y/H would be the dream!

Andersblooms93
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Andersblooms93 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:57 pm

tabstreet wrote:Checking in.
AA + MA male. International undergrad (Oxbridge) + 2 years WE (TFA). Prepping for September LSAT.
Y/H would be the dream!


Hey tabstreet, if you don't mind me asking, what grade did you receive @undergrad? (first class/ 2.1/2.2?) have you sent your transcript for the LSAC rating? My sister is in a similar position as you, she went to LSE, also half AA...not many data points (I haven't seen any at all) for AA URM's having studied in the UK. Her aim is CCNH however.

tabstreet
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby tabstreet » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Andersblooms93 wrote:
tabstreet wrote:Checking in.
AA + MA male. International undergrad (Oxbridge) + 2 years WE (TFA). Prepping for September LSAT.
Y/H would be the dream!


Hey tabstreet, if you don't mind me asking, what grade did you receive @undergrad? (first class/ 2.1/2.2?) have you sent your transcript for the LSAC rating? My sister is in a similar position as you, she went to LSE, also half AA...not many data points (I haven't seen any at all) for AA URM's having studied in the UK. Her aim is CCNH however.


Not a problem. Left with a 2.1 -- sending transcript to LSAC next month but based on various other threads I'm expecting it to come out as Above Average (AA). Very few data points; the LSAT will weigh enormously in both of our apps I suspect.

Andersblooms93
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Andersblooms93 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:52 pm

tabstreet wrote:
Andersblooms93 wrote:
tabstreet wrote:Checking in.
AA + MA male. International undergrad (Oxbridge) + 2 years WE (TFA). Prepping for September LSAT.
Y/H would be the dream!


Hey tabstreet, if you don't mind me asking, what grade did you receive @undergrad? (first class/ 2.1/2.2?) have you sent your transcript for the LSAC rating? My sister is in a similar position as you, she went to LSE, also half AA...not many data points (I haven't seen any at all) for AA URM's having studied in the UK. Her aim is CCNH however.


Not a problem. Left with a 2.1 -- sending transcript to LSAC next month but based on various other threads I'm expecting it to come out as Above Average (AA). Very few data points; the LSAT will weigh enormously in both of our apps I suspect.


Yes that's what I gather, LSAT will play the most important part. As a ballpark estimate (given you want H), i'd say 168+ with above average Oxbridge makes you a solid candidate for H. Good luck with your cycle!

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alleycat1212
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby alleycat1212 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Checking in! MA female, taking the LSAT in sept.!!

mmart207
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:42 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:Mexican-American non-trad here. No shot at T-14. I probably should retake my 163 LSAT, but may wait until December to see what happens after early applications due to lack of funds and waiver appeal falling through. Looking to practice in the PNW or CA regions.


No shot with a 163?

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Heluvsme23
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Heluvsme23 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:06 pm

Checking in!

AA Female
LSAC GPA: 3.76
HBCU Undergrad (c/o 2015)
LSAT: possibly September 2017

I sat out last cycle once I received my LSAT score from last December. Hoping for a way better score with my next LSAT.

Wishing everyone an amazing cycle!




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