URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What are your short term career goals?

Big Law
28
46%
Big Fed (DOJ Honors)
10
16%
State/Local Gov
3
5%
Public Interest
10
16%
In House
4
7%
Academia
5
8%
Regional Law
1
2%
Small Law
0
No votes
Solo Practice
0
No votes
JD Advantage
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 61

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Stephylynette
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Stephylynette » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:14 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Hi Everyone :D

AA Female here
GPA - 3.7X
LSAT - 160
2 years work experience in corporate
Undergrad at top college (right outside of ivy)

Hoping for T14 + GW/BC/BU

Had almost identical stats and I'm now at Duke with $$$. Happy to help you (and anyone else) with whatever questions you may have!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:28 pm

Accepted at UCLA

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:29 pm

Stephylynette wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Hi Everyone :D

AA Female here
GPA - 3.7X
LSAT - 160
2 years work experience in corporate
Undergrad at top college (right outside of ivy)

Hoping for T14 + GW/BC/BU

Had almost identical stats and I'm now at Duke with $$$. Happy to help you (and anyone else) with whatever questions you may have!


I would love to learn more about your cycle, securing that money and school choice. I will pm you!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby andysimbi » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:17 am

Hi everyone!

AA male here.

Got all of my applications in except for 3 that haven't opened yet (including USC Hastings, which let me fill out the whole application, but won't let me submit until 10/1...)

Not sure what to do with myself now that applications are in and I have nothing concrete to focus on, haha.

I did get an acceptance call from UCLA, so at least I know I can go to *a* law school, which is a relief.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 am

andysimbi wrote:Hi everyone!

AA male here.

Got all of my applications in except for 3 that haven't opened yet (including USC Hastings, which let me fill out the whole application, but won't let me submit until 10/1...)

Not sure what to do with myself now that applications are in and I have nothing concrete to focus on, haha.

I did get an acceptance call from UCLA, so at least I know I can go to *a* law school, which is a relief.



Congrats! I'm in a similar position as you and now it's just a waiting game :shock:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby selmangh » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:54 am

Handed in all my apps (except Yale which is ready for October 1st). Just waiting too

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:10 am

Submitted my first app last night. Gonna submit most of the rest this week. Gonna hold on to Yale (obv) and the couple that I don't have fee waivers from for two or three more weeks in hope that they take pity on me/my wallet

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 am

Impatiently waiting for my September LSAT score so I can start submitting apps :oops:

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Stephylynette
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Stephylynette » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:58 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Hi Everyone :D

AA Female here
GPA - 3.7X
LSAT - 160
2 years work experience in corporate
Undergrad at top college (right outside of ivy)

Hoping for T14 + GW/BC/BU

Had almost identical stats and I'm now at Duke with $$$. Happy to help you (and anyone else) with whatever questions you may have!


I would love to learn more about your cycle, securing that money and school choice. I will pm you!

I'd love to help out in any way possible so yeah just PM me!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:10 pm

Does anyone have any info re Urm deans scholarships at NYU?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 pm

RSolano wrote:Does anyone have any info re Urm deans scholarships at NYU?

+1 this

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jjdude14 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:20 pm

mmart207 wrote:Impatiently waiting for my September LSAT score so I can start submitting apps :oops:


SOML :roll:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Hi All!

My Stats
GPA: 3.96
LSAT: 166
Also have work/teaching experience during undergrad, currently doing my PhD, and have my own nonprofit in the works.

Looking for a HYS, ideally.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby FIFTYFIVE » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Incrementalist wrote:
FIFTYFIVE wrote:Quick question, y'all. What are you using/did you use to prepare for the LSAT? Books, courses, etc. I don't want advice from white men that destroyed their SATs and think standardized testing is cute. :P Thanks!


For me 7Sage was the best. I think it depends on the on the person and how you learn and comprehend material. I had used Manhattan Books and The LSAT Trainer but I found 7Sage to be the best because I loved the built in analytics function within the online course. I also liked their LR and LG explanations as opposed to the books I used. I did like the Manhattan Books and I could have taken or left The LSAT Trainer but I really enjoyed JY and his explanations in 7Sage. Plus I liked the community of people who were also studying and reviewing the material as well. They would ask questions and also answer personal questions for each other. It was a good support system because we were all going through the same thing.


Which 7Sage option did you do? I'm willing to pay some money but not a fortune.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby joeyjoe83 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:46 pm

Checking in!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Incrementalist » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:18 pm

FIFTYFIVE wrote:
Incrementalist wrote:
FIFTYFIVE wrote:Quick question, y'all. What are you using/did you use to prepare for the LSAT? Books, courses, etc. I don't want advice from white men that destroyed their SATs and think standardized testing is cute. :P Thanks!


For me 7Sage was the best. I think it depends on the on the person and how you learn and comprehend material. I had used Manhattan Books and The LSAT Trainer but I found 7Sage to be the best because I loved the built in analytics function within the online course. I also liked their LR and LG explanations as opposed to the books I used. I did like the Manhattan Books and I could have taken or left The LSAT Trainer but I really enjoyed JY and his explanations in 7Sage. Plus I liked the community of people who were also studying and reviewing the material as well. They would ask questions and also answer personal questions for each other. It was a good support system because we were all going through the same thing.


Which 7Sage option did you do? I'm willing to pay some money but not a fortune.


I did the Starter which was sufficient for me to learn the material. However, it never hurts to get access to more material. I also think it depends where you are testing and what you are most comfortable with if that makes sense.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby alleycdancer » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:00 am

I'm looking for some guidance on a study plan for December LSAT. Any advice?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 am

alleycdancer wrote:I'm looking for some guidance on a study plan for December LSAT. Any advice?

It depends on where you're testing at currently, and what your strengths and weaknesses are

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby clueless801 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Anyone here planning on applying to SEO?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 pm

clueless801 wrote:Anyone here planning on applying to SEO?


Me!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm

clueless801 wrote:Anyone here planning on applying to SEO?


I am but waiting to see what wonderful person in my circle will let me live with them in NYC, DC, or Boston

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Lalalsat96 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:30 am

Is it weird is my ps is a ds because im too lazy to write both :D (this writers block is real)

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:50 am

clueless801 wrote:Anyone here planning on applying to SEO?

I am but I'm worried since I prefer UT over a t14 that might affect me

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:01 am

Lalalsat96 wrote:Is it weird is my ps is a ds because im too lazy to write both :D (this writers block is real)


Writer's block can be a serious deterrent. However I would advise you to write a separate personal statement for at least the schools that ask for one and/or give you the option in a supplemental essay.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:49 pm

Which T14 do you think I can get into?

Mexican
168 LSAT
2.9 Gpa




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