URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What type of music do you listen to when you get into a school?

Hip Hop / Rap
35
51%
EDM
1
1%
Pop / Top 40
8
12%
R&B
2
3%
Reggaeton / Bachata / Latin Trap / Dance Hall / Soca
11
16%
Rock
3
4%
Something less lit than the options above
8
12%
 
Total votes: 68

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jjdude14 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm

Congrats to everybody on their cycle movements today! I'm getting really excited, 3/12 acceptances so far with my first crack at the t14 today (Late December apps ftw)

Obviously we've got to wait on a lot more decisions and money but is anybody making moves towards solidifying their decisions? What strategies are you using to narrow it down?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby TripleM » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm

jkander31 wrote:... Losing hope ..


Don't lose hope. Having spent time observing several admissions offices I can assure you that there is no recognizable order or structure. They are pandemonium (see groupcat GIF above). Anyone who believes they have identified clear structure within the admissions process should be so kind as to inform the admissions offices. Here, for example, is actual footage of last year's selection process at an unnamed T13/14
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Are there some general models? Yes. Those models, however, are only that... models. There are always outliers and candidates who don't fit the model. URMs are, by definition, candidates who are unlikely to fit the model. That's literally inherent in the concept of URM. If we URM fit nicely into the standard models they wouldn't need a the sub-category of URM.

This is all to say that you'll just have to settle in for the ride. You know you're an outlier but you won't know where you lie until the day of your decision. It sucks, I know. The best advice I have is give yourself some distance from the process, including checking these boards. I promise you that they have absolutely no information that will be of use to you. All they will do is cause you stress and lead you to wild speculation.

Sorry, got to get back to wildly speculating about my applications. Worried I might have missed a post in which someone else wildly speculated about their application in a manner that would provide me with a new unanswerable question.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby holymolyoly » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:05 pm

I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Prudence » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 pm

holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM

Amazing!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jkander31 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 pm

TripleM wrote:
jkander31 wrote:... Losing hope ..


Don't lose hope. Having spent time observing several admissions offices I can assure you that there is no recognizable order or structure. They are pandemonium (see groupcat GIF above). Anyone who believes they have identified clear structure within the admissions process should be so kind as to inform the admissions offices. Here, for example, is actual footage of last year's selection process at an unnamed T13/14
Image

Are there some general models? Yes. Those models, however, are only that... models. There are always outliers and candidates who don't fit the model. URMs are, by definition, candidates who are unlikely to fit the model. That's literally inherent in the concept of URM. If we URM fit nicely into the standard models they wouldn't need a the sub-category of URM.

This is all to say that you'll just have to settle in for the ride. You know you're an outlier but you won't know where you lie until the day of your decision. It sucks, I know. The best advice I have is give yourself some distance from the process, including checking these boards. I promise you that they have absolutely no information that will be of use to you. All they will do is cause you stress and lead you to wild speculation.

Sorry, got to get back to wildly speculating about my applications. Worried I might have missed a post in which someone else wildly speculated about their application in a manner that would provide me with a new unanswerable question.


Hey Triple M,

It's funny because I get the most emotional support from random people on this form and not from my closest friends haha. They always give generic advice and I blow them off and tell them you don't know what it feels like to go through this and it's true. Random people who are going through this journey are great for bouncing ideas and lending a hand when you need it the most so I appreciate it.

The most depressing thing is that on the HLS form people are saying "should I give up hope since I didn't get into this JS2 and my JS1 was the first week of January" and I am like uhhhh.... mine was in November ... I should give up hope then. You're right, we do not fit into "a model" and with the increase in applicants this cycle law schools are innovating as they go. It is so stressful to hear different things from different people, but your advice is on point.

I will get off these forums starting now and will check back in a month. I don't need to waste this much time stressing. Lol good luck.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby igogo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:31 pm

Law School Native wrote:Applied early January with December LSAT Score. No updates since, typical?


+1

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby holymolyoly » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:58 pm

Prudence wrote:
holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM

Amazing!


Congrats on Columbia for you!!! You're killing it.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:59 pm

holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM


Congrats!! Join me :p

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Prudence » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:11 am

holymolyoly wrote:
Prudence wrote:
holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM

Amazing!


Congrats on Columbia for you!!! You're killing it.


So much URM excellence on this thread it’s astonishing. I’m proud of so many strangers haha

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby TripleM » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:24 am

holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM

With those numbers I’d bet your cycle has a lot more joy coming.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby reedm » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Prudence wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Prudence wrote:
What are js2? I really need to know because i have been so lost on the hls thread



It means your life is pretty much made lol. you have a guaranteed offer of 180k when you graduate if you want it.
JS2 = admitted to Harvard


Hahah ok thank you :D

hoping my life is made now that I got my Columbia acceptance


Wait so what's a JS1? Trying to understand too hahah

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby reedm » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:05 pm

holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM


that's awesome!!!! congratulations!

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Postby AlPastor » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:15 pm

holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM


Congrats!!!

And congrats to everyone! As Prudence said, y'all are killing it!
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Prudence » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:51 pm

reedm wrote:
Wait so what's a JS1? Trying to understand too hahah


JS is jessica soban, an HLS admissions dean and js1 is the HLS admissions interview
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Asked in the Columbia thread, didn’t really get a response, wondering if you all have thoughts:

You know how the Columbia admit letter states you should set up a meeting with a senior admissions officer, do you think we just email them and ask for their availability? Any other ideas?

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Postby P55 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Asked in the Columbia thread, didn’t really get a response, wondering if you all have thoughts:

You know how the Columbia admit letter states you should set up a meeting with a senior admissions officer, do you think we just email them and ask for their availability? Any other ideas?


Hey, I’m pretty sure you can just reach out by email. The officer that was on my acceptance letter is the same person I interviewed with, so I thought it was that way across the board. Either way, I think you’re fine just asking for their availability.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby andysimbi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Asked in the Columbia thread, didn’t really get a response, wondering if you all have thoughts:

You know how the Columbia admit letter states you should set up a meeting with a senior admissions officer, do you think we just email them and ask for their availability? Any other ideas?


Is it should or can?

I don’t know that I really have anything to ask, but if it’s expected I can probably come up with something...

Edit: Also, congrats!!!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks all and congrats as well!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:46 pm

Just completed my Cornell interview. Didn't go amazing but it wasn't bad either. Just have to wait and see now :roll:

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Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 pm

principalagent wrote:
holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM


Congrats!! Join me :p


Have you decided on UVA?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
principalagent wrote:
holymolyoly wrote:I GOT A DILLARD TO UVA!!!!! I cried so hard when I read the letter.

Edit: a few points above 75th LSAT and just above median GPA; AA URM


Congrats!! Join me :p


Have you decided on UVA?


Just waiting on HYS and Mich $$$, but UVA is leading the pack right now.

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Postby saffles » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:42 pm

mmart207 wrote:Just completed my Cornell interview. Didn't go amazing but it wasn't bad either. Just have to wait and see now :roll:

I hope there’s good news coming! >:D

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Postby mmart207 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:12 pm

saffles wrote:
mmart207 wrote:Just completed my Cornell interview. Didn't go amazing but it wasn't bad either. Just have to wait and see now :roll:

I hope there’s good news coming! >:D

Thank you I really appreciate it! How's your cycle coming along?

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Postby saffles » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:21 am

mmart207 wrote:
saffles wrote:
mmart207 wrote:Just completed my Cornell interview. Didn't go amazing but it wasn't bad either. Just have to wait and see now :roll:

I hope there’s good news coming! >:D

Thank you I really appreciate it! How's your cycle coming along?

On hold everywhere because I’m taking the February LSAT. I applied to UCLA and LLS so far —only have USC, Southwestern and WUSTL left—, but now I’m considering applying for Rothman and submitting a programmatic contribution to UCLA...
I’m only applying to schools with good Entertainment Law programs outside of NYC so fingers crossed ><

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby LawShopeful » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:04 am

mmart207 wrote:Just completed my Cornell interview. Didn't go amazing but it wasn't bad either. Just have to wait and see now :roll:


How long did it take you? I’m doing mine tomorrow



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