URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What are your short term career goals?

Big Law
27
47%
Big Fed (DOJ Honors)
10
17%
State/Local Gov
2
3%
Public Interest
9
16%
In House
4
7%
Academia
5
9%
Regional Law
1
2%
Small Law
0
No votes
Solo Practice
0
No votes
JD Advantage
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 58

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chewinggum
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chewinggum » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:15 am

mmart207 wrote:September scores need to drop :x

:!:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:43 am

Anyone watch the season finale of Rick and Morty on Sunday?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chasima » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:57 pm

Hey guys--ended up withdrawing my apps this summer after retaking the LSAT in February 2017 and have reapplied this year. Casting a much narrower net, but honestly expecting a similarly looooong wait this cycle so I will be checking in occasionally! PM me any questions, good luck everyone!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:35 am

chasima wrote:Hey guys--ended up withdrawing my apps this summer after retaking the LSAT in February 2017 and have reapplied this year. Casting a much narrower net, but honestly expecting a similarly looooong wait this cycle so I will be checking in occasionally! PM me any questions, good luck everyone!

O ya i remember u. :)



I wonder where O Drama is

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chasima » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 am

PrezRand wrote:
chasima wrote:Hey guys--ended up withdrawing my apps this summer after retaking the LSAT in February 2017 and have reapplied this year. Casting a much narrower net, but honestly expecting a similarly looooong wait this cycle so I will be checking in occasionally! PM me any questions, good luck everyone!

O ya i remember u. :)



I wonder where O Drama is


Ha hello!!! I remember you too. Good luck this cycle :)

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jjdude14 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:09 pm

mmart207 wrote:Anyone watch the season finale of Rick and Morty on Sunday?


ugh yeah, I already miss it. Maybe they'll come out with the next season by the time we're 3Ls

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:10 am

New season comes out December 2018! Honestly this season wasn't all that though.. :|

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby FIFTYFIVE » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:16 pm

hey all! quick question. I am currently going through the 7sage curriculum in preparation for the December LSAT. I'm pretty busy with 7sage but I did buy the LSAT Trainer as well. Since I don't want to my money to go to waste, is there any particular section of the Trainer I should definitely prioritize? Anyone who has used the Trainer have any insight? Thanks!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:41 pm

How I ain't still checked in? I'm CHECKED IN!

My stats
LSAC GPA: 4.01
LSAT: September 17 pending
Graduated from well-regarded CUNY College, now a PhD student at Berkeley Law. My softs go hard as hell (in my opinion). What LSAT score do I need to have a better than random chance at H/Y/S? Would stay at Boalt, but it gotta be with $

Edit: Also trying to go to legal academia, so I kinda have to shoot for the stars.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Lalalsat96 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:39 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:How I ain't still checked in? I'm CHECKED IN!

My stats
LSAC GPA: 4.01
LSAT: September 17 pending
Graduated from well-regarded CUNY College, now a PhD student at Berkeley Law. My softs go hard as hell (in my opinion). What LSAT score do I need to have a better than random chance at H/Y/S? Would stay at Boalt, but it gotta be with $

Edit: Also trying to go to legal academia, so I kinda have to shoot for the stars.


I know an AA Male that got H with a 166 and i cant remember his gpa but it was lower than 3.8 for sure. Pretty sure for H at least URMs can get into with high gpas and 165+ and all the other stuff.

Also i feel like the general consensus is you can only do academia from HYS (maybe Chicago) there may be some exceptions but for the most part HYS which is a harsh reality for people who want full tutition merit scholarships

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby saffles » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:55 pm

FIFTYFIVE wrote:hey all! quick question. I am currently going through the 7sage curriculum in preparation for the December LSAT. I'm pretty busy with 7sage but I did buy the LSAT Trainer as well. Since I don't want to my money to go to waste, is there any particular section of the Trainer I should definitely prioritize? Anyone who has used the Trainer have any insight? Thanks!


I'm using the trainer! (I have four more lessons still to go) In my honest opinion...
For all: Lesson 31: LSAT Vocabulary
For RC: Lesson 35: Question Strategies
For LR: pg 487 - 488 Question Stem: Quick Quiz ; pg 256 (Lesson 16: Sufficient Assumption & Supporting Principle)
For LG: Lesson 28: The Good and the Great

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 am

Just submitted my last app besides Y. Now to start FAFSA and CSS

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:17 am

I'm considering attending the lsac forum in NYC. Hopefully I can get a few fee waivers before I apply. I regret not taking the sept lsat. :(

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby holidayinn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:54 pm

Hey all,

Been lurking on TLS for a while but just came across this thread today and so happy I did. Latino male, first gen, 3.2 from top20 undergrad with a masters too and took lsat in Sept, wishing these scores would just be released already. Of course how I do on lsat will help trim schools list down, but shooting for 162-165 realistically, and hoping to go to Fordham with $$

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Hi-So - ArshavinFan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:33 pm

chasima wrote:Hey guys--ended up withdrawing my apps this summer after retaking the LSAT in February 2017 and have reapplied this year. Casting a much narrower net, but honestly expecting a similarly looooong wait this cycle so I will be checking in occasionally! PM me any questions, good luck everyone!



lol - i was wondering what happened to you! Nice to see you're alright!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:44 pm

Hey, I sent my first application in yesterday (harvard) and I noticed today that I forgot an article in my personal statement. I was wondering if I should send them a correct version. The sentence it is in is the first sentence of the third paragraph if that makes a difference.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby diamondlaw21 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:59 pm

welp...let me gear up for this December retake. anyone else?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby dsrtbb » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:07 pm

diamondlaw21 wrote:welp...let me gear up for this December retake. anyone else?

+1 sadly - but hopeful!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chewinggum » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm

dsrtbb wrote:
diamondlaw21 wrote:welp...let me gear up for this December retake. anyone else?

+1 sadly - but hopeful!

Yep

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby trafalgar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:27 pm

chewinggum wrote:
dsrtbb wrote:
diamondlaw21 wrote:welp...let me gear up for this December retake. anyone else?

+1 sadly - but hopeful!

Yep

same

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby YetSas81 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 am

Same here.

Are you guys planning to still submit now and hold for review (for the schools that allow it) or just wait until after December scores are released before submitting apps?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby diamondlaw21 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am

YetSas81 wrote:Same here.

Are you guys planning to still submit now and hold for review (for the schools that allow it) or just wait until after December scores are released before submitting apps?


I think I’m going to try to submit and be held for review. I don’t know how that’ll work out with studying for the retake, but it will probably end up with me submitting after the December test but before scores are released. The reason is a personal one (accountability lol). If I tell myself to wait until scores are released, I’ll inevitably submit like two weeks after that date and disadvantage myself even further.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby DowsingForAJD » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 pm

Is anyone applying to NYU? They specifically ask if you are a member of an underrepresented group and ask you to attach a statement. If I'm not writing a diversity statement, what should I do? List my group but just not include a statement?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:08 pm

DowsingForAJD wrote:Is anyone applying to NYU? They specifically ask if you are a member of an underrepresented group and ask you to attach a statement. If I'm not writing a diversity statement, what should I do? List my group but just not include a statement?


I am applying. I used my DS as my underrepresented statement. If you do identify yourself as one I would at least write 1-2 paragraphs describing that and how it affects/impacts you as an individual.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby clueless801 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:37 pm

YetSas81 wrote:Same here.

Are you guys planning to still submit now and hold for review (for the schools that allow it) or just wait until after December scores are released before submitting apps?


I wanted to do it but my score doesn't even hit their 25th so I'm paranoid of getting rejected before taking December... just going to apply the minute scores drop I guess.




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