2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Curry » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:20 am

Reach: Columbia
Target: Penn
Safety: Don't have one

PS: relearning an instrument while overcoming a medical calamity

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby jeninamillion » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:33 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:
mjcaccio wrote:GPA: 2.79
LSAT: 173

Reach/Target: Northwestern
Safety/Target: WUSTL

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

Favorite Reach School: NU ED
Favorite Target School: WUSTL/UC Davis (I don't really know if this is a target given that CA schools favor GPA)
In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: My PS is about my involvement in grassroots activism.

Relevant Softs - post grad WE (for NU)

Oh, and to the above poster -- being asian will not help. Asians are ORMs.


But would it hurt my chances, since asians are overrepresented? I guess I want to know if I should check "prefer not to answer" than asian, because to be totally honest, my friends all say I'm a twinkie, look asian, but don't act it.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:38 am

jeninamillion wrote:But would it hurt my chances, since asians are overrepresented? I guess I want to know if I should check "prefer not to answer" than asian, because to be totally honest, my friends all say I'm a twinkie, look asian, but don't act it.

LOL the fact that you look asian but don't act it is pretty irrelevant to law school admissions. I don't think that being asian will hurt, not any more than being white would.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby lospants » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:18 am

Okay yikes here we go...this is my official announcement (aka admitting out loud for the first time) that I'll be applying this year. I'm nervous as I had applied to one law school before (long story) but that was in the past and this is now....

I'll be retaking my LSAT in October. I bombed it the first two times but I wasn't in the right state of mind, which I didn't know at the time. However, I improved significantly the second time and am aiming for a 165+ for my third time.

Favorite Reach: George Washington. I loved DC so much when I was an intern there for a summer, it was magical.
Favorite Target(s): Vermont Law School/Pace University School of Law
Favorite Safety: I don't think I have a safety, every school seems like a target due to my GPA!

My personal statement is going to be be about my travel experiences and how growing up in two cultures has positively impacted me. I will have to add an addendum explaining my poor GPA (2.994) and bad senior year, which I'm totally dreading. I hate feeling like I'm using a recently diagnosed mental illness as an excuse for my poor performance but...it explains things.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Icculus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:23 am

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.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby ArtVandalay » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:13 am

3.19 GPA 171 LSAT

Reach: UPenn (probably only chance if I used an ED)
Target: UVA ED
Safety: WUSTL/ILL/MINN

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby twaswoo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:42 am

GPA: 3.85
LSAT: pending (PT avg 175)
softs: mediocre. 2 years of military service in south korea.


reach: harvard
target: CCN
safety: none


ahhhhh i just want this all to be over already. and it hasnt even begun yet. LOL.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby DaftAndDirect » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:26 am

Good luck with the test all; hopefully the numbers pan out!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby fltanglab » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:32 am

Edited for real numbers

Favorite Reach School: Probably Michigan...? Not really sure anymore
Favorite Target School: WUSTL/GWU
Favorite Safety School: um...none
In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: different for each school...I'm an English major
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:09 am

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 ^_^

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby spek » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:07 pm

When is everyone trying to get their applications in by? My self-imposed deadline is October 15th but that'll depend on one of my LORs coming in on time. The professor is notorious for waiting until the very last minute but he seems really impressed with my work so I had to ask him.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby lospants » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:24 pm

spek wrote:When is everyone trying to get their applications in by? My self-imposed deadline is October 15th but that'll depend on one of my LORs coming in on time. The professor is notorious for waiting until the very last minute but he seems really impressed with my work so I had to ask him.


Tracking down LORs is the hardest part...I have mine already but they're a little outdated. I'm taking the Oct. LSAT so I'm going to try to have everything done by the time the scores are released online on the 26th, and submit by early November.

Are you in regular contact with said professor?

spek
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby spek » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:36 pm

Somewhat regular. I gave him a packet with all my information, it included a letter in which I kindly told him I would start reminding him about the LOR by the beginning of September. So he knows that reminders will be coming every two weeks :). I'm hoping the gentle reminders will be enough to keep things on track.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby coldshoulder » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:39 pm

spek wrote:When is everyone trying to get their applications in by? My self-imposed deadline is October 15th but that'll depend on one of my LORs coming in on time. The professor is notorious for waiting until the very last minute but he seems really impressed with my work so I had to ask him.

Depends on whether or not I have to retake the October test. Otherwise, September 1st ED to UVA.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby kulshan » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:50 am

spek wrote:When is everyone trying to get their applications in by? My self-imposed deadline is October 15th but that'll depend on one of my LORs coming in on time. The professor is notorious for waiting until the very last minute but he seems really impressed with my work so I had to ask him.


I'm hoping to have them in ASAP. I have everything prepared, it will just be a matter of getting the Dean's Certs and LORs in on time.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Real Madrid » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:16 am

Favorite reach(es): UMich, UVA, Duke

Favorite Target: Cornell

Favorite Safety: Alabama


168 LSAT
3.82 GPA

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby natcas90 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:20 am

GPA: 3.98
LSAT: October
Softs: campaign experience, student org leadership, public policy internship

Favorite Reach School: UVA (and GWU ED, and UMich, and Boalt...)
Favorite Target School: GWU
Favorite Safety School: UF
In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: I'm struggling with this right now.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby coldshoulder » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:19 am

natcas90 wrote:GPA: 3.98
LSAT: October
Softs: campaign experience, student org leadership, public policy internship

Favorite Reach School: UVA (and GWU ED, and UMich, and Boalt...)
Favorite Target School: GWU
Favorite Safety School: UF
In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: I'm struggling with this right now.


Dude, you've got til October. Study your ass off and your reach schools should be HYS for sure.
Aim higher, friend.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:22 pm

coldshoulder wrote:
natcas90 wrote:GPA: 3.98
LSAT: October
Softs: campaign experience, student org leadership, public policy internship

Favorite Reach School: UVA (and GWU ED, and UMich, and Boalt...)
Favorite Target School: GWU
Favorite Safety School: UF
In ten words or less, what you plan to put in your personal statement: I'm struggling with this right now.


Dude, you've got til October. Study your ass off and your reach schools should be HYS for sure.
Aim higher, friend.


TITCR

GPA: 3.25
LSAT: Idk, but I won't settle for less than a 171, so probably retaking in October.

Fav. Reach: Michigan
Fav. Target: ND/BC
Fav. Safety: N/A

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Hull_at_The_House » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:51 pm

GPA: 4.0
LSAT: (avg. 168/169 right now, postponed till october so i could get it higher)
Softs: Int'l student, competitive public policy fellowship (means I have to do a joint degree), student orgs & volunteer work

Fav Reach: Stanford (friend of mine goes there, absolutely loves it)
Fav Target: Columbia (visited, fell in love with it. Crushing living costs in NYC though!)
Fav Safety: Georgetown (I really love DC... pretty much it)
Personal Statement: black dude from London, int'l student at a US HBCU, how i've changed.

Really curious how my cycle is gonna go. Int'l citizenship cancels out my URM status. Not your typical rich int'l student... Fingers crossed that things go well!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby spek » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:01 pm

Hull_at_The_House wrote:Int'l citizenship cancels out my URM status.


Source?

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Hull_at_The_House » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:09 pm

spek wrote:
Hull_at_The_House wrote:Int'l citizenship cancels out my URM status.


Source?


Very little information on this really. But I saw another post on TLS that basically said that unless you have US citizenship/permanent residence, then Law Schools cannot include you as part of numbers they report for diversity.

However would love for this to be wrong. But until it is, i'm playing it safe and assuming i don't count as a URM for this.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby minnbills » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:57 pm

3.4, 162, retaking and hoping for 167+

Reach: If I reach 170 or so, Mich and Cornell
Target: Minnesota, Wisconsin
Safety: William Mitchell

WE: Not much, coached a high school sports team for three years, did some e-commerce. Still in undergrad.

PS: Lifetime involvement in a sport, leadership positions in that sport etc.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Hedwig » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:31 pm

Favorite Reach: Y
Favorite Target: Michigan
Favorite Safety: Canadian school

I've got a 174 and a 4 point something right now.

As for personal statement... I have a few ideas but nothing concrete. I'm kind of in the "afraid to even start" mode right now. Whoops...

I'm hoping to have everything in as soon as I have fee waivers. Which means I need to get my info and things to my LOR writers ASAP.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby spek » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:34 pm

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