URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What do you want to practice in immediately after graduation?

Corporate (Financial)
3
9%
Corporate (Tech)
1
3%
Corporate (Other)
4
12%
Litigation
10
29%
IP Litigation
1
3%
Tax
0
No votes
Impact/High-Profile Public Interest
4
12%
Public Interest
7
21%
Government
4
12%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 34

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diamondlaw21
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby diamondlaw21 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:49 am

Heluvsme23 wrote: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!


Also an AA female with a 3.76 taking in September! Best of luck to you

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:14 am

Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:05 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby acr440 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:38 am

Biting the bullet and applying this year after 2 years of doing other things. Puerto Rican, Male, 3.6, LSAT in September. Good luck everyone!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:56 pm

PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

What's up bro. How you doing man?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

What's up bro. How you doing man?

Enjoying my freedom from school lol

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:37 am

PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

What's up bro. How you doing man?

Enjoying my freedom from school lol

That's great to hear lol. I have two weeks and then I start. I have my apartment and all my furniture.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:58 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

What's up bro. How you doing man?

Enjoying my freedom from school lol

That's great to hear lol. I have two weeks and then I start. I have my apartment and all my furniture.

Nice. Hope u enjoy USC!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Duckhat » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:02 pm

Long time lurker gearing up for a September retake!

UGPA 2.9
LSAT 166
AA Male
5 Years work experience, strong LoRs

I've got some t14 dreams but waiting on improving my score/ seeing $$ offers before I start convincing myself of anything.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:09 pm

New poll! Also fill out the spreadsheet!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby DorkothyParker » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm

mmart207 wrote:
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?



I have a very poor undergrad GPA (2.9). I finished UG in 2009. I do have a graduate certificate (2016) and 3.97 in that program, but I know that won't have as great an effect on acceptance. There is a lot going on with me. I have a lot of statements to write!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
mmart207 wrote:
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?



I have a very poor undergrad GPA (2.9). I finished UG in 2009. I do have a graduate certificate (2016) and 3.97 in that program, but I know that won't have as great an effect on acceptance. There is a lot going on with me. I have a lot of statements to write!


I see. I was confused because a 163 can do wonders for URMs and T-14s when coupled with a nice GPA. And yeah, I believe they look at both but really only use the UG GPA when considering admission. I wouldn't say you have no shot though. If you write some great essays, you may have a shot at the lower end of the T-14

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AvatarMeelo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:39 pm

principalagent wrote:New poll! Also fill out the spreadsheet!


Took me a bit to realize that New York is considered Mid-Atlantic. Learn something new every day.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:54 pm

PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Good luck guys. I was from last cycle. Don't short yourself. You can do it. Apply to all the schools you want to go to.

Ayyy its killa cam again wassup b

What's up bro. How you doing man?

Enjoying my freedom from school lol

That's great to hear lol. I have two weeks and then I start. I have my apartment and all my furniture.

Nice. Hope u enjoy USC!

Thanks I know I will lol. Good luck to you this year my friend.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jjdude14 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:31 pm

AA Male checking in. KJD, been lurking for a couple years.

3.85 GPA/ September LSAT

Praying for UMich, NW, or UCLA

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Hi-So - ArshavinFan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:43 pm

jjdude14 wrote:AA Male checking in. KJD, been lurking for a couple years.

3.85 GPA/ September LSAT

Praying for UMich, NW, or UCLA



LOL - you're in the position that you wont need to pray if you get a 164+ imo, but being grateful is never a wrong move.

Good luck - going through it last year - i can honestly say that its nerve wracking but worth it

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:53 am

Has anyone started requesting fee waivers? Is there any prevailing wisdom about sliding URM status into an email (with the understanding that, on the whole, our numbers are seen in a different light with that in consideration)?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:10 pm

principalagent wrote:Has anyone started requesting fee waivers? Is there any prevailing wisdom about sliding URM status into an email (with the understanding that, on the whole, our numbers are seen in a different light with that in consideration)?


No I haven't requested any but as a side note I've heard that many fee waivers are given out at the LSAC forums around the country. I am going to one partially for that reason!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby YetSas81 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:49 am

RSolano wrote:
principalagent wrote:Has anyone started requesting fee waivers? Is there any prevailing wisdom about sliding URM status into an email (with the understanding that, on the whole, our numbers are seen in a different light with that in consideration)?


No I haven't requested any but as a side note I've heard that many fee waivers are given out at the LSAC forums around the country. I am going to one partially for that reason!


This is true. I went to the forum last month and received fee waivers from all the schools that I plan to apply to outside of the T14s. Fee waivers are given out by top schools later but based on gpa/lsat (not sure about other factors). I only went for the fee waivers :D

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:00 am

YetSas81 wrote:
RSolano wrote:
principalagent wrote:Has anyone started requesting fee waivers? Is there any prevailing wisdom about sliding URM status into an email (with the understanding that, on the whole, our numbers are seen in a different light with that in consideration)?


No I haven't requested any but as a side note I've heard that many fee waivers are given out at the LSAC forums around the country. I am going to one partially for that reason!


This is true. I went to the forum last month and received fee waivers from all the schools that I plan to apply to outside of the T14s. Fee waivers are given out by top schools later but based on gpa/lsat (not sure about other factors). I only went for the fee waivers :D



Ah that's good to know, I thought T14s would be giving out waivers there too

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:25 am

Ugh, the only forum in my area is well after I intend to apply :(

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Incrementalist » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:23 pm

Have you tried getting the fee waiver through LSAC themselves. They grant them according to income so you don't have to pay the application fee. Just suggesting it as another alternative to those who didn't try.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:31 pm

Incrementalist wrote:Have you tried getting the fee waiver through LSAC themselves. They grant them according to income so you don't have to pay the application fee. Just suggesting it as another alternative to those who didn't try.


Yeah, a lot of schools give you fee waivers if you already have a fee waiver from LSAC. I plan on getting the rest from the LSAC forum in October and anything else, I'll just call the school, tell them I'm a URM with my GPA and LSAT and that I'm very interested and just ask for a waiver, I'm sure they won't say no.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:49 pm

mmart207 wrote:
Incrementalist wrote:Have you tried getting the fee waiver through LSAC themselves. They grant them according to income so you don't have to pay the application fee. Just suggesting it as another alternative to those who didn't try.


Yeah, a lot of schools give you fee waivers if you already have a fee waiver from LSAC. I plan on getting the rest from the LSAC forum in October and anything else, I'll just call the school, tell them I'm a URM with my GPA and LSAT and that I'm very interested and just ask for a waiver, I'm sure they won't say no.

How do you get one from the LSAC forum

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby usaorbust » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:10 pm

PrezRand wrote:
mmart207 wrote:
Incrementalist wrote:Have you tried getting the fee waiver through LSAC themselves. They grant them according to income so you don't have to pay the application fee. Just suggesting it as another alternative to those who didn't try.


Yeah, a lot of schools give you fee waivers if you already have a fee waiver from LSAC. I plan on getting the rest from the LSAC forum in October and anything else, I'll just call the school, tell them I'm a URM with my GPA and LSAT and that I'm very interested and just ask for a waiver, I'm sure they won't say no.

How do you get one from the LSAC forum


On the LSAC website on the Apply tab on the bottom right hand corner you can apply for a waiver. They are strictly need based waivers.




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