URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What do you want to practice in immediately after graduation?

Corporate (Financial)
4
10%
Corporate (Tech)
2
5%
Corporate (Other)
4
10%
Litigation
11
28%
IP Litigation
1
3%
Tax
1
3%
Impact/High-Profile Public Interest
5
13%
Public Interest
7
18%
Government
4
10%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 39

PhilNoir
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PhilNoir » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:40 am

das_Gesetz wrote:Checking in. AA Male

GPA: 3.93
LSAT: cancelled, 169, 172
HYP Undergrad
mediocre softs

My dream is YLS - worried my testing history may be a problem


Well, you can't really do anything about it now; make sure you focus on what you can control. For what it's worth, I've heard that the evidence regarding multitakes for Yale is spotty and there are retakers that did get into the school (if you fish through TLS you can find some posts that support both of these points). It is so difficult to know in this case given the other potential confounds (e.g., low acceptance rates)--unless you heard it from someone on admissions--that it doesn't seem that it does much good to worry about it. You'll apply and let the cards fall where they may; if you'd like some more complete (and knowledgeable) advice though, go to "chance me". In any case, good luck!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby cprice253 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:24 am

Checking in.

AA Male from the PNW.

U Wash Undergrad (1st Gen)
uGPA: 3.51
LSAC GPA: 3.23 (first year of college in Tokyo, Japan and grades/grading system there straight destroyed my GPA)
LSAT: 164/Sept 17 (not going to retake this cycle. If I do not get any offers, I will retake next cycle)

Three years of work experience
Unique story, part of it being the fact that I was literally hit by a bus while walking across an intersection.
So essentially, living on borrowed time, if you will.

Can't wait to see where everyone gets accepted!
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PhilNoir
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PhilNoir » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:52 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
PhilNoir wrote:God, I didn't even know 'bout this site until now...how, I don't know.

Anyways, stats:
black male, first gen.
3.75 UGPA
175 (Sept 2017)
Also "some softs", I guess (I don't know enough about the lingo to know what sorts of things are included here). And I'll have a PhD from Stanford by the time I would be entering... I don't know if that matters for these things.

Haven't decided where I'm applying yet (I plan on deciding over the next week),but I'm thinking that I should apply to 5-8 schools. The money situation might dictate that since I haven't really gotten any app fee waivers. Although I have a couple schools in mind to which I would like to apply, I really am not clear about which schools I should pick as ones where I have a pretty decent shot of acceptance. Also, finances are important as I am a poor graduate student (gettin' killed by Navient each month).

I'll spend about the next month or so (maybe a lil' more) drafting application materials to submit. I wish you all more than luck and am glad to have discovered this resource!


I'm 99.999% sure I know who you are (we have a mutual friend who postdocs at Princeton). Congrats on the awesome LSAT!


Damn, makes you wonder what the FBI/NSA can do!:) Thanks for the big ups--hopefully, this cycle turns out well for us both

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soca_dancer
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:17 pm

das_Gesetz wrote:Checking in. AA Male

GPA: 3.93
LSAT: cancelled, 169, 172
HYP Undergrad
mediocre softs

My dream is YLS - worried my testing history may be a problem


My friend (Latina) retook the lsat and did a 164 to 169 jump and was accepted with lucrative scholarship. Just explain in the addendum why the previous testing experiences weren't the greatest for you and you should be fine

RSolano
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:22 am

Took the Florida make up September LSAT and finally got results yesterday!

Really want a full scholarship! Crazy about the idea of graduating without debt. Applying to T6 and a couple other T14s
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby thebreeze930 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:10 am

Checking in!!

MA female
all-women's liberal arts college
LSAC GPA: 3.76
LSAT: June - 157, September - 164
4 years' WE, all public interest (immigration) focused

Can't wait to see how we all do!!

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lalita
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby lalita » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:08 pm

Good luck to everyone here!!! I hope you get into your first choice school!

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AlPastor
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AlPastor » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:26 pm

Is anyone else on LSN? I l hope everyone has a great cycle!

flashforward
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby flashforward » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Finally using this account I made ages ago to check in --

AA/Latinx female
GPA: 3.66
LSAT: 169
Softs: Ivy undergrad, 1 year WE, & lots of extracurriculars/internships during undergrad

Blanketing the T14 + Vandy - hoping for some good $$ somewhere! I'm wishing everyone a lot of luck on their cycles :D

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zkyggi
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby zkyggi » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:20 pm

Should hear back from Duke tomorrow or Monday. The wait is killing me...

KingRR3
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby KingRR3 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:06 pm

AaronCarter wrote:Checking in

Stats:
African-American male, working 3-4 years
LSAC GPA: 3.3
LSAT: 149, 164, 167(Sept '17)
Average softs
Applying to every T14, UCLA, Vandy, WashU, Alabama
I've submitted most of my apps.
Hoping and praying for three schools in particular

Good luck all!


Noticed you went from 149 to 167 in a similar predicament. What helped you in getting your score almost 20 points higher than your first test?

AaronCarter
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:37 pm

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.



If you're okay with sharing, what are your numbers?

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chewinggum
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:59 am

AaronCarter wrote:Checking in

Stats:
African-American male, working 3-4 years
LSAC GPA: 3.3
LSAT: 149, 164, 167(Sept '17)
Average softs
Applying to every T14, UCLA, Vandy, WashU, Alabama
I've submitted most of my apps.
Hoping and praying for three schools in particular

Good luck all!

Excited for your cycle. Similar numbers (lower lsat, retaking Dec). Good luck!

What are your goal schools?

RSolano
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:22 am

Did a lot of travelling this month, visited UChicago, northwestern, NYU and Columbia!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:24 am

RSolano wrote:Did a lot of travelling this month, visited UChicago, northwestern, NYU and Columbia!



What are your thoughts on those schools?

RSolano
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:25 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
RSolano wrote:Did a lot of travelling this month, visited UChicago, northwestern, NYU and Columbia!



What are your thoughts on those schools?



I'll talk just on quality of life, vibe etc because we all already know the differences in ranking and programs etc.
I preferred NYC to Chicago by far. Within NYC I preferred NYU to Columbia because of the vibe I got on campus and the energy and things to do on that side of Manhattan vs the morning side heights/Harlem area around Columbia. Law school is going to be a lot of work and I want to live somewhere fun with lots to do right outside. I know realistically that if fun things are half an hour away they're not going to happen in law school lol.

UChicago was beautiful as a campus but is a 30-40 min ride from downtown and felt very secluded. I did my undergrad at a school with a similar feel and am not looking for the vibe I got there, very prestigious of course but I didn't see myself being happy there as easily. Northwestern had a very unimpressive building but was in the downtown loop area of Chicago which is appealing relative to uChicago

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zkyggi
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby zkyggi » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:17 am

In at Duke.

PhilNoir
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PhilNoir » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:25 am

zkyggi wrote:In at Duke.


That's what's up! Good shit--A.c.S

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AlPastor
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AlPastor » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:21 pm

zkyggi wrote:In at Duke.


Congrats!

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anythangforselenas
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby anythangforselenas » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:52 pm

Hey! So I thought I would check in the first day this thread went live, but that was clearly delayed, not too unlike most of my app process right now...

Stats:
Latina K-JD
GPA: 3.5-3.7 (still waiting for transcript reports to process)
LSAT: December
Dream Schools: Top New York and Chicago schools. I'll probably try to apply all across the T-14 but I'm seriously struggling with funding these apps and schools haven't been replying to my fee waiver requests... :/

Anyway, I'm so happy & grateful this space exists. I'm truly hoping we all get the acceptances we want, and more than that, I hope we never doubt how much we deserve these opportunities.

jimmyplayer601
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:16 pm

In at duke via pt 9 Days after I went complete, 10 including the day it went complete

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KENYADIGG1T
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:52 pm

In at Duke PT!

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principalagent
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:58 pm

Ayyyy URMs are killing PT at Duke this cycle. Congrats all!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby alowery96 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:35 pm

In at Duke PT! Day 10 including the day I went complete

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:40 pm

People.

My gf refuses to talk to me about law school admissions anymore.
I've annoyed tf outta her.
It's not even Nov.
:cry: :oops: :|




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