URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:20 pm

I'm in the midst of the process and hoping others are too so we can commiserate. Here's a to an amazing cycle for us all!

Spreadsheet of where people are applying available: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:23 pm

I'm hoping the same!

Here's to a good URM cycle! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:32 pm

best of luck to fellow URMs this year!

OP, when you get the chance, can you put a spreadsheet similar to last years so we can track this year's movement?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:37 pm

Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:15 pm

PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


From Southern Cali and interested in the T10. Not quite sure which type of law yet, still trying to figure that out!

What about you?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:27 pm

PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?



Hey Prez,

Thank you--good luck to you as well!

I am from Upstate NY. I am interested in Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, and Cornell. I'm not certain on what type of law I want to practice, but I am trying get Big law for a few reasons. I'm pretty open to a lot of types of law, though.

What about you, sir?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Baby Gaga » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:54 pm

Checking in!
I want to do IP. Aiming for NYU, Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Texas, UVA but when I start seeing offers I might change my mind. I'm from Trinidad but I'm getting conflicting info as to if I'm URM or not but I'll post here anyways.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby TAD » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:02 pm

PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


Canada - Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and NYU.


Side note. If I didn't do a STEM degree, how hard is it to get into practicing IP law? I wasn't originally considering it, so its not a big deal. But I have been thinking about it a lot lately.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:08 pm

PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


Military brat, so no specific place I'm from. Mainly interested in NYU or Columbia, but have a pretty wide range of schools on my list. Similar to O'Drama, I'm not 100% sure what I want to practice but am hoping for big law. But I do have an interest in criminal law as well.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dreamer_13 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Checking in. From everywhere as well -- interested in most of the T14 (fingers crossed); and want to practice int'l law :)

Cheers to an amazing cycle for everyone!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby youngwarrior » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:04 pm

checking in, black male from canada, hoping for a good cycle, top choices are : harvard, stanford, columbia, nyu, university of chicago !

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:58 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


From Southern Cali and interested in the T10. Not quite sure which type of law yet, still trying to figure that out!

What about you?


Barack O'Drama wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?



Hey Prez,

Thank you--good luck to you as well!

I am from Upstate NY. I am interested in Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, and Cornell. I'm not certain on what type of law I want to practice, but I am trying get Big law for a few reasons. I'm pretty open to a lot of types of law, though.

What about you, sir?


TAD wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


Canada - Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and NYU.


Side note. If I didn't do a STEM degree, how hard is it to get into practicing IP law? I wasn't originally considering it, so its not a big deal. But I have been thinking about it a lot lately.


brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Good luck to all of you! Where are all of you from? Schools interested in? What kind of law do you want to practice?


Military brat, so no specific place I'm from. Mainly interested in NYU or Columbia, but have a pretty wide range of schools on my list. Similar to O'Drama, I'm not 100% sure what I want to practice but am hoping for big law. But I do have an interest in criminal law as well.

TX native. I'm mainly interested in Stanford, UVA, Georgetown, and UT. I'll probably apply to all T14s besides Cornell. I am really interested in banking, securities, and finance. Possibly economic law as well. I hope to also get a joint degree in MPP or designing my own. Since I have heard it is tough to crack markets you have no ties to, I am really only interested in working in DC or TX, although I do have ties to the East Coast. Big Law is the focus, but it seems so time consuming and stressful. I would not mind mid-law
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:59 pm

I'm blanketing the t-14, but including another8 or so schools. I know it's a lot, but I'm casting a wide net and hoping for a good cycle. Interested in international human rights law, so am hoping to end up in NYC or DC.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby TAD » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:09 pm

youngwarrior wrote:checking in, black male from canada, hoping for a good cycle, top choices are : harvard, stanford, columbia, nyu, university of chicago !


Nice to have anothe black Canadian here. Hope our cycles go well

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby youngwarrior » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:18 pm

TAD wrote:
youngwarrior wrote:checking in, black male from canada, hoping for a good cycle, top choices are : harvard, stanford, columbia, nyu, university of chicago !


Nice to have anothe black Canadian here. Hope our cycles go well


likewise brother!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lawyerindrmartens » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Checking in. I am an AA female from CA just finished school in Upstate NY. I'm interested in entertainment/sports law so I'm applying to top CA schools as well as Emory, Vandy and UPenn.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:55 pm

lawyerindrmartens wrote:Checking in. I am an AA female from CA just finished school in Upstate NY. I'm interested in entertainment/sports law so I'm applying to top CA schools as well as Emory, Vandy and UPenn.



Welcome! Congrats on graduating. And nice school choices!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Desiigner » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:20 pm

AA Male checking in... Fingers crossed for one of Stanford/Harvard/Columbia... Taking the September LSAT

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby freddieb » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:33 pm

Hey y'all, checking in. AA female from MS! Finishing up my last year in graduate school. I am planning on applying to T10 schools, as well as Emory and Ole Miss. Taking the LSAT in September! :D

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:07 am

freddieb wrote:Hey y'all, checking in. AA female from MS! Finishing up my last year in graduate school. I am planning on applying to T10 schools, as well as Emory and Ole Miss. Taking the LSAT in September! :D



Congrats on getting your masters/Ph.D Good luck in September :D

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby freddieb » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:37 am

Barack O'Drama wrote:
freddieb wrote:Hey y'all, checking in. AA female from MS! Finishing up my last year in graduate school. I am planning on applying to T10 schools, as well as Emory and Ole Miss. Taking the LSAT in September! :D



Congrats on getting your masters/Ph.D Good luck in September :D


Thanks!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby xnsch » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:30 am

Checking in. MA male from socal. Thankfully took the LSAT last year so I've just been spending the summer writing my essays. Just have the Yale 250 left... ugh.

Aiming for HYS, fingers crossed!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:44 am

xnsch wrote:Checking in. MA male from socal. Thankfully took the LSAT last year so I've just been spending the summer writing my essays. Just have the Yale 250 left... ugh.

Aiming for HYS, fingers crossed!



Nice! Good luck. Do you mind if I ask what your LSAT/GPA was. Approximately? Aiming for the same schools myself.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby SuperCool23 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:13 am

I'll be taking the Sept test but I'll be more than happy to post my my stats and cycle when I apply. African American male, aiming for Columbia, NYU, Harvard, Yale, UPen, and GT(these are just my top picks). Undergrad GPA: 3.32, several different on campus leadership positions and I have work experience. I wish everyone luck and a dope cycle. For the Sept test takers, study your ass off!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby xnsch » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:03 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
xnsch wrote:Checking in. MA male from socal. Thankfully took the LSAT last year so I've just been spending the summer writing my essays. Just have the Yale 250 left... ugh.

Aiming for HYS, fingers crossed!



Nice! Good luck. Do you mind if I ask what your LSAT/GPA was. Approximately? Aiming for the same schools myself.


They're in my profile but I'm 174/4.1. Good luck to you, too!




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