2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

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chem
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby chem » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Cheekie F Baby wrote:This will be my second cycle,
waiting to dominate the October LSAT

Pleased to introduce my new and improved TLS Alter-Ego: Cheekie F Baby
and the F is for Fee Waiver

Good Luck to everyone applying this cycle, go hard or go home! 8)

Anybody here looking at westcoast schools? I'm shooting for UCLA or USC, either would be amazing


i'll be applying to both as well as Davis

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby JDndMSW » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:36 pm

chem wrote:
Cheekie F Baby wrote:This will be my second cycle,
waiting to dominate the October LSAT

Pleased to introduce my new and improved TLS Alter-Ego: Cheekie F Baby
and the F is for Fee Waiver

Good Luck to everyone applying this cycle, go hard or go home! 8)

Anybody here looking at westcoast schools? I'm shooting for UCLA or USC, either would be amazing


i'll be applying to both as well as Davis


I'm blanketing all of the UC's and then applying to OOS schools that have exceptional programs in my area of interest.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby speedyj88 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:59 pm

Cheekie F Baby wrote:This will be my second cycle,
waiting to dominate the October LSAT

Pleased to introduce my new and improved TLS Alter-Ego: Cheekie F Baby
and the F is for Fee Waiver

Good Luck to everyone applying this cycle, go hard or go home! 8)

Anybody here looking at westcoast schools? I'm shooting for UCLA or USC, either would be amazing

I didn't think Tim Bergling was applying to law school. In any case, the 'F' should be for fuck shit up. I'll see you at UCLA in a year.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Gorges » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:42 am

Long time reader, just officially registered and excited to join the TLS family! Applying straight out of undergrad, no WE.

GPA: 3.81
LSAT: 177
Softs: Decent, lots of leadership positions but nothing too fancy, internships, etc.

Favorite Reach: Yale, Harvard
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Others: Michigan, UVA, Georgetown

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 am

Gorges wrote:Long time reader, just officially registered and excited to join the TLS family! Applying straight out of undergrad, no WE.

GPA: 3.81
LSAT: 177
Softs: Decent, lots of leadership positions but nothing too fancy, internships, etc.

Favorite Reach: Yale, Harvard
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Others: Michigan, UVA, Georgetown


Enjoy harvard, gorges

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Little_engine » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:50 am

Interesting major from a top liberal arts college.

GPA: 3.65
LSAT: Who knows? My diagnostic was a 168 and I've been pretty consistently 174+ for the last few PT's. Just got 178 yesterday (!), but this is for early PT's so I have no idea how my real score will compare.
PS: Something about working abroad in Ukraine. Keep trying and failing at this.
Softs: Ok. Some leadership experience. International work experience along with speaking a few languages. Don't know if this means anything to law schools, but here's to hoping.


Favorite Reach: Harvard. I know it's completely unrealistic but that's why it's a reach. Far far reach.
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Favorite Safety: UVA, NU

I don't actually know if any of this seems reasonable, and doubt I'll actually know without a real LSAT. And even with that, I don't think I will know

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:25 am

Little_engine wrote:Interesting major from a top liberal arts college.

GPA: 3.65
LSAT: Who knows? My diagnostic was a 168 and I've been pretty consistently 174+ for the last few PT's. Just got 178 yesterday (!), but this is for early PT's so I have no idea how my real score will compare.
PS: Something about working abroad in Ukraine. Keep trying and failing at this.
Softs: Ok. Some leadership experience. International work experience along with speaking a few languages. Don't know if this means anything to law schools, but here's to hoping.


Favorite Reach: Harvard. I know it's completely unrealistic but that's why it's a reach. Far far reach.
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Favorite Safety: UVA, NU

I don't actually know if any of this seems reasonable, and doubt I'll actually know without a real LSAT. And even with that, I don't think I will know


Why do you consider UVA a safety?

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby katie96 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:16 am

Anyone here ED-ing to NYU as well?

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby wildcat25 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:31 am

katie96 wrote:Anyone here ED-ing to NYU as well?


If I get my October LSAT high enough, I am definitely considering it. Literally my dream school

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby katie96 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:37 am

wildcat25 wrote:
katie96 wrote:Anyone here ED-ing to NYU as well?


If I get my October LSAT high enough, I am definitely considering it. Literally my dream school




Mine too!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:56 am

katie96 wrote:Anyone here ED-ing to NYU as well?


#teamEDtoNYU

3.5/174

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby baconpuffs » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:08 am

katie96 wrote:Anyone here ED-ing to NYU as well?

Considering it, as well as to CC. LSP says I have the best shot at NYU with my 3.6/171, though, so I may be joining #teamEDtoNYU...

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Robespierre » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:40 am

Little_engine wrote:Interesting major from a top liberal arts college.

GPA: 3.65
LSAT: Who knows? My diagnostic was a 168 and I've been pretty consistently 174+ for the last few PT's. Just got 178 yesterday (!), but this is for early PT's so I have no idea how my real score will compare.
PS: Something about working abroad in Ukraine. Keep trying and failing at this.
Softs: Ok. Some leadership experience. International work experience along with speaking a few languages. Don't know if this means anything to law schools, but here's to hoping.


Favorite Reach: Harvard. I know it's completely unrealistic but that's why it's a reach. Far far reach.
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Favorite Safety: UVA, NU

I don't actually know if any of this seems reasonable, and doubt I'll actually know without a real LSAT. And even with that, I don't think I will know


Your GPA is below median for UVa and NU. I'm not saying you won't get in, especially if you get a 174+, but they are not "safeties."

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby moleculex17 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 pm

GPA - 2.84
LSAT - 178

Targets/Reaches - MVP downwards...

Safeties... - Splitters have safeties? lol.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby moleculex17 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:18 am

Robespierre wrote:
Little_engine wrote:Interesting major from a top liberal arts college.

GPA: 3.65
LSAT: Who knows? My diagnostic was a 168 and I've been pretty consistently 174+ for the last few PT's. Just got 178 yesterday (!), but this is for early PT's so I have no idea how my real score will compare.
PS: Something about working abroad in Ukraine. Keep trying and failing at this.
Softs: Ok. Some leadership experience. International work experience along with speaking a few languages. Don't know if this means anything to law schools, but here's to hoping.


Favorite Reach: Harvard. I know it's completely unrealistic but that's why it's a reach. Far far reach.
Favorite Target: Columbia, Chicago
Favorite Safety: UVA, NU

I don't actually know if any of this seems reasonable, and doubt I'll actually know without a real LSAT. And even with that, I don't think I will know


Your GPA is below median for UVa and NU. I'm not saying you won't get in, especially if you get a 174+, but they are not "safeties."



+1.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Perdevise » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:20 pm

170/3.97

Reaches: HYS, especially Stanford

Targets: CCN (considering ED, but I don't think I will)

Safeties: MVP/B on down

PS will likely focus on overcoming difficult childhood circumstances (I'd rather not go into details)

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby ScratchThat » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:05 am

Guess this is as good a place as ever to jump in... Looking to apply this cycle and taking the LSAT for the first time in October. Yikes!

I'm a URM and former SEC athlete with my eyes locked on Harvard (like everyone else I suppose). Haven't finalized a list for reach/target/safeties just yet. Right now I'm just concentrating on studying my ass off for the LSAT.

Good Luck, Everyone!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Little_engine » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:39 am

I just know that those two schools are good for splitters. I don't think I would classify them as safeties either but I guess I'm not really going to be applying to safeties. I would rather take a year or two out, work, and apply again.

It's a personal choice, and I'm sure many people wouldn't agree with it, but I'm stubborn like that :)

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby dasani13 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:32 am

Little_engine wrote:I just know that those two schools are good for splitters. I don't think I would classify them as safeties either but I guess I'm not really going to be applying to safeties. I would rather take a year or two out, work, and apply again.

It's a personal choice, and I'm sure many people wouldn't agree with it, but I'm stubborn like that :)


I agree with your rationale and I'm sure a lot of people on here do, too.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby thegoodpart » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:19 pm

3.43/ retake Oct! Currently PTing 165-ish

Schools: Pending LSAT retake but will def be applying to IU-Indianapolis and hoping for some $mon-ay$

PS: leadership in org.

Softs: eh, nothing too special.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby Ksoria » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:19 pm

Taking the June LSAT.

REACH: UC Hastings, Standford, Duke, NYU.
Target: USD
Safety: Applying again. :shock:

URM, Plenty of WE & Volunteering.
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby DportIA » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:40 pm

GPA: 3.5x
LSAT: 162
URM- Mex AM

Softs that show progression towards desired legal field/ service

Reach: WUSTL
Target: Iowa, Wisconsin
Safety: Drake

Anyone think I can get in higher than WUSTL? What about $ at these schools? Really excited for Sept 1st, all of my ducks are in a row.

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby FlyHigh » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Canadian Applicant

GPA: 4.1/4.3
LSAT: ?? (Aiming for 171 - 175)

Reaches: Harvard, Yale
Targets: U of T, Columbia

- Rhodes and Gates Cambridge Applicant
- Stellar ECs and LORs

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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby MumofCad » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:51 am

I'll join and good luck to everyone! I can't wait to get our applications in so I can go back to worrying about my PhD when I'm not working lol.

I don't have any set preferences yet. I plan to visit most of the schools and sit in on classes once I figure out who's accepted me. That should help me solidify "favorites."

4.0/174

Reaches: Yale, Harvard, Stanford
Targets: Chicago and UVA
Safeties: CU and ???? - I'm not sure yet. I still need to figure this out.

My PS will be on the work I've done with minority groups in the Middle East and desire to continue building my skills/knowledge of the way laws and institutions interact to promote or hinder our ability to recognize widely held social values.
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Re: 2011-2012 Cycle Applicants!

Postby dean159 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:46 am

International applicant

LSAT: 179
GPA: No LSAC GPA as I'm international but my transcript is evaluated as superior (if it were a US transcript it'd probably be around a 3.9)
Softs: Nothing too special. Some work experience for a politician, volunteer work, Dean's list, leadership positions in clubs on campus
PS: About how my experience as the grandson of a Holocaust survivor and traveling to Poland to see the impact of the Holocaust has influenced my values, life choices etc.

Reaches: Harvard, Yale
Target: Columbia, NYU

The PS is driving me crazy. I never thought I'd miss LSAT study but I'd rather do that than keep on staring at my first draft. I also think I should maybe write a DS about being from Australia, however I can't honestly think about how that tangibly makes me diverse (besides the obvious fact that there aren't many Australians in US law schools). I haven't even started thinking about the Yale 250 yet, but I guess that I can wait a while for that anyway since Yale doesn't have rolling admissions.




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