What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

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MF248
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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby MF248 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 am

Apply early & Splitters aren't guaranteed anything.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:02 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:6) Undergrad prestige or achievements matter little to none.


Conpletely inaccurate, IMO. Although we may have been applying to a different range of schools.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:04 pm

1. Apply early
2. Undergrad prestige matters immensely for T6
3. Multiple LSATs likely doesn't matter.. just get a high one.
4. WE doesn't really matter for most schools
5. Apply to schools you wouldn't even want to attend.. for scholarship leverage.
6. Have more than one safety. I got WLed at 2 or so 95%+ chances on LSP.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:05 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Admissions cycles for splitters are weird.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby KG_CalGuy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:54 pm

Choosing where to go is 100x harder than you'd expect

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby Pee N » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:40 am

What I learnt from the 2010 cycle?

Schools that claim to apply a 'holistic' approach towards admissions are anything but 'holistic'.

Case-in-point: YLS.

We'll see if 'H' lives up to their "we see beyond the numbers" mantra.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:46 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:6) Undergrad prestige or achievements matter little to none.


Conpletely inaccurate, IMO. Although we may have been applying to a different range of schools.


And the dumbass of the year award goes to.....


:twisted:

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:03 am

This is some great advice for those of us heading into the 2011 cycle. Thanks everyone for sharing!

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby SandyC877 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:53 am

Pee N wrote:What I learnt from the 2010 cycle?

Schools that claim to apply a 'holistic' approach towards admissions are anything but 'holistic'.

Case-in-point: YLS.

We'll see if 'H' lives up to their "we see beyond the numbers" mantra.


More like any school that claims to use a holistic approach.
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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby SandyC877 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:54 am

Knockglock wrote:This is some great advice for those of us heading into the 2011 cycle. Thanks everyone for sharing!


You should have already applied by the time you were done with that sentence. :D

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby BizOwner » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:14 am

Searching TLS everyday for previous applicants with the same dismal numbers that got into your reaches is a worthless effort.

They don't exist.

Good luck '10-'11 cycle.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby holydonkey » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:44 am

Tons of things.
1) The importance of a law school's rank
2) realistic expectations to have for post graduation employment
3) the importance of journals/moot court
4) there are some other folks older than 25 applying to law school
5) IBR/Repayment info
6) chances off of waitlists
7) to avoid xoxo
8 ) outlining resources
9) transfer info
10) some tls'ers have great music taste
11) how not to be/be a gunner
12) why you should be happy with your cycle's outcome
13) the general unimportance of dual degree programs
14) Cooley bought a baseball stadium

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby Jas » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:59 am

JCougar wrote:
Jas wrote:That the Law School Predictor isn't great at factoring in ED admissions boosts: it gave me "weak consider" and although there is nothing outstanding on my application (no 3 children saved), I somehow got in. So, in a nutshell, those of you who think you don't have a chance (like I did) should probably go ahead and reach for some reaches...


I believe LSP primarily uses each law school's index formula to calculate it's decisions. Some schools care more about their formula than anything else, and some are more interested in gaming the system/medians. LSP works almost perfectly for predicting the former. For the latter, you're better off looking at the school's LSN profile and figuring out what their target medians are.


That's confusing. Just out of curiosity, how do you think UChicago fits into that scheme?
Also, I neglected to mention that I was rejected the previous year and there was almost nothing different about the applications from year to year aside from the ED part and applying in October instead of December. (Same GPA, Same LSAT, no new courses, a PS I didn't like as much as the first)

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:20 am

1. The more schools one applies to, the more one has to wait to hear back from.
2. A scholarship from a lesser ranked school means nothing to a higher ranked school.

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Re: What have you learned through this 2010 application cycle?

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:37 am

AdmiralNelson wrote:Apply early.




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