2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby lawyerwannabe » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:20 pm

By 10+, the poster meant 11 (according to LSN).

Of the 11 applicants accepted to HLS w/ sub-3.7 GPAs: 9 were URMS (look at the profiles; one does not indicate outwardly but says so in profile); the other two have been out of undergrad for 5-9 years (one had a 179 LSAT and went to HYP undergrad and the other had a 177 LSAT)

I would still stand to say that 3.7 is a floor, especially for non-URM applicants.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby dasani13 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:13 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:By 10+, the poster meant 11 (according to LSN).

Of the 11 applicants accepted to HLS w/ sub-3.7 GPAs: 9 were URMS (look at the profiles; one does not indicate outwardly but says so in profile); the other two have been out of undergrad for 5-9 years (one had a 179 LSAT and went to HYP undergrad and the other had a 177 LSAT)

I would still stand to say that 3.7 is a floor, especially for non-URM applicants.


Ooh, ok.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby DaftAndDirect » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:11 pm

I'm going to bump this thread like nobody's biz when June LSAT scores come in.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby cubbiesfan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Reach: WUSTL/BU
Goal: UIUC
Safety: Wisc/ASU

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby psychedeliachic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:13 am

Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:16 am

psychedeliachic wrote:Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.


What the shit? Look up the definition of URM as it pertains to law school admissions.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby psychedeliachic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:23 am

chimp wrote:
psychedeliachic wrote:Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.


What the shit? Look up the definition of URM as it pertains to law school admissions.


I'll give you the fact that being LGBTQ might not make me an URM, but I would argue that being Romani probably would. Unfortunately, since so few people actually know what Romani(es) is/are, you're probably right.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby skers » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:28 am

psychedeliachic wrote:
chimp wrote:
psychedeliachic wrote:Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.


What the shit? Look up the definition of URM as it pertains to law school admissions.


I'll give you the fact that being LGBTQ might not make me an URM, but I would argue that being Romani probably would. Unfortunately, since so few people actually know what Romani(es) is/are, you're probably right.


No you just don't understand how URM works. It doesn't matter what the number of people from a given race/ethnicity is at a given school or LS in general. You're not URM.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:54 am

psychedeliachic wrote:Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.


not URM brah

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Gizmo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:55 am

psychedeliachic wrote:Unfortunately, since so few people actually know what Romani(es) is/are, you're probably right.

LOL no. I saw "Drag Me to Hell".

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Revolver066 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:20 am

Reach: Berk
Target/Semi-reach: UCLA/USC
Saftey: Davis

URM splitter so I have no idea what to expect

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby dasani13 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:25 am

Wow lol you're all such assholes. You could've just explained to him/her what URM means instead of giving those bitchy replies.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Samara » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:52 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:
mjcaccio wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:O HAI GPA/SCHOOLS TWIN...and hopefully close LSAT after this June. :P Assuming I go 170+ (been PTing there consistently)...


Well crumpets hopefully you'll hit your PT average and I'll be seeing you in Chicago! Good luck.

THANKS!!! Ditto to you. NU class of '15 ftw ^_^

NU splitters in the house!

Superreach: UChicago
Reach: Northwestern
Target: WUSTL
Safety: UIUC

3.08/175+(October), 4yrsWE + good softs
PS on historic preservation

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Killingly » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:49 am

Guess I'll do this too.

GPA: 3.57 (I expect ~3.5 LSDAS)
LSAT: Won't know 'til October, but I'm waiting a cycle if I end up under a 170

Reaches: NYU (ED)/UMich/Penn/Northwestern
Targets: Duke/Cornell/Georgetown
Safeties: BU/BC

Softs: RA, internship with juvenile court, WE (during undergrad)
PS: Life experiences + WE with juveniles + internship = decision to pursue PI/child advocacy

Good luck to everyone! Can't wait to see how this cycle plays out.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:49 pm

Reach: Michigan, Boalt
Target: Notre Dame, U-Washington
Safety: Oregon State

GPA is a high 3.8, I haven't taken the LSAT yet (taking it in October) but my PTs so far range from high 150s to high 160s (based on concentration, tiredness, whether I worked that day etc).

As for my PS I have no idea what to write about yet.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Hedwig » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:35 pm

Sounder89 wrote:Reach: Michigan, Boalt
Target: Notre Dame, U-Washington
Safety: Oregon State

GPA is a high 3.8, I haven't taken the LSAT yet (taking it in October) but my PTs so far range from high 150s to high 160s (based on concentration, tiredness, whether I worked that day etc).

As for my PS I have no idea what to write about yet.


How long have you been studying for the LSAT?

And glad someone else is completely confused about their personal statement. Or, well, completely at a loss for words.

I feel like I should have a draft written by July, not least because one of my recommenders wants to read my PS before he writes me a letter. Eeek.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:14 pm

Is anyone else ITT excited to finally be able make a legitimate "what are my chances" thread when June scores come out?

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:46 pm

Hedwig wrote:
Sounder89 wrote:Reach: Michigan, Boalt
Target: Notre Dame, U-Washington
Safety: Oregon State

GPA is a high 3.8, I haven't taken the LSAT yet (taking it in October) but my PTs so far range from high 150s to high 160s (based on concentration, tiredness, whether I worked that day etc).

As for my PS I have no idea what to write about yet.


How long have you been studying for the LSAT?

And glad someone else is completely confused about their personal statement. Or, well, completely at a loss for words.

I feel like I should have a draft written by July, not least because one of my recommenders wants to read my PS before he writes me a letter. Eeek.

I've been studying the powerscore LR and LG bibles plus some PT books for about a month, and I'm taking a Powerscore class that starts in July. I haven't even started thinking about my PS, Ive been completely focused on the LSAT. I have a few somewhat interesting experiences (mission trip to Honduras, spent a month in India) thaty I could maybe write about but I don't know how I could relate any of them to law school.

I think a rough (italicized for emphasis) draft by July is a great goal, but I would say don't sweat it if you dont get to it til August :mrgreen:

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby soj » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:00 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:Is anyone else ITT excited to finally be able make a legitimate "what are my chances" thread when June scores come out?

haha yes! but by now i've been so brainwashed in TLS conventional wisdom that i can chance myself pretty well :?

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby albusdumbledore » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:14 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
psychedeliachic wrote:Reach: GWU
Goal: American U (my first choice; I'm applying there under Early Decision)
Safety: Drake U

GPA is 3.70, won't know what my LSAT score is until the June 2011 scores are released. My PTs put me between 160 and 165, though.

Softs: URM (LGBTQ, Romani), research assistantship, internship at my local domestic violence shelter (I worked with the legal advocates), etc.


not URM brah


You may not be URM per se, but you'll almost certainly get a boost if you write a diversity statement. Search around. I've seen a couple of threads from other gypsies on here.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Icculus » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Samara wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
mjcaccio wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:O HAI GPA/SCHOOLS TWIN...and hopefully close LSAT after this June. :P Assuming I go 170+ (been PTing there consistently)...


Well crumpets hopefully you'll hit your PT average and I'll be seeing you in Chicago! Good luck.

THANKS!!! Ditto to you. NU class of '15 ftw ^_^

NU splitters in the house!

Superreach: UChicago
Reach: Northwestern
Target: WUSTL
Safety: UIUC

3.08/175+(October), 4yrsWE + good softs
PS on historic preservation


Just to give you all some good news, I was admitted off the NU waitlist, so while I can no longer consider this thread home, it bodes well for you. Hope to see you next fall!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby fixxion » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:14 am

GPA:~3.4-3.5 depending
LSAT:taking in OCT
Favorite Reach School:Cornell
Favorite Target School:GULS
Favorite Safety School:BC

URM(puerto rican/caucasian)

In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: Talk about growth through architecture school and how living in Japan and meeting lawyers that work with architecture firms there had a huge impact on me wanting to pursue law.

Hopes and dreams: Crack top 25 with $

any thoughts?
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Curry » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:15 am

Pretty sure my GPA just dropped and I'm exactly at the CLS 4.3 index. Way to make life more exciting...

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby acadec » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:00 am

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby auburnbelle89 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:11 am

GPA: 3.97
LSAT: Still waiting on June 2011 test...grrr. Expecting anywhere in the 168-173 range based on PTs and my gut feeling after the test.
PS: family relationships developing passion for advocacy

Reaches: Duke, UVA
Targets: W&M, GW, Vandy
Safeties: Wake Forest, W&L, Alabama, UNC - anything less than this and I'm sitting out a cycle to up my game




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