2011-2012 ED Applicants

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:08 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:NU. Sub-3.0, current 169 LSAT (retaking in Oct), have WE. I'm fully aware they have a strict LSAT floor of 17X, but I underperformed on the June LSAT so I'm hoping that by the time I apply I'll be a decent candidate for their ED program.


Good luck, Amelia. I wrote my NU hold essay last year about Doctor Who and they let me in, so I say you have a 98.7% shot.

You. I like you. Are you going to be attending NU this fall? Also, can I read your hold essay? It sounds fucking awesome.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:35 am

Just realized Penn's GPA median went up to 3.85 this year, so it and UVA now share medians. Poop. No ED there I guess.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Blessedassurance » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:05 am

Real Madrid wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:
zarathustra25 wrote:I don't want to give you too much hope, but with a 3.82 and your LSAT I really wouldn't think UVA is a huge stretch. I've been told over a 3.8 and ED puts you in a good position there.


Didn't read the rest of the thread but 3.85 is the magic number it seems. If OP's willing to pay sticker, ED-ing is probably a good idea. Mostly because their turn-around time is fast enough to allow OP time to ED somewhere else if that fails. To OP, if you can stand Cornell, I'd apply EA there as well, it's non-binding and the application becomes available around August 17th (going by last year).


I'll definitely be applying to Cornell EA, but I just hope I don't get screwed with a ridiculously slow decision like some people were last year. I honestly wouldn't mind going to Cornell, but it's just not at the top of my list at the moment (though that could change). Think there's any chance I could snag a small scholly? I'm at one median (168) and I think near their 75th percentile GPA.


You could, anything's possible. You can also bargain for money, some have been successful others have not. Since the EA is non-binding, you'd have more leeway on paper. The problem with ED is that schools do not have any incentive to throw money at you for obvious reasons. Some schools say ED-ing doesn't affect your chances of scholarship and that is true for some schools. For others, you're basically looking at sticker. People have received scholarships while ED-ing so it's possible. You're likely not going to get a fast response with Cornell's EA but it's non-binding so it shouldn't matter and you can refuse to go there if you don't like the terms and if you're unsuccessful at getting a small scholly through bargaining. To bargain, it helps to have money elsewhere (especially from a relatively comparable school). The stuff changes from year to year so you never know. The TLS consensus is that being at or above one median is generally good for ED/EA purposes. Hell, I think you have a pretty good chance but I could be wrong.

PS: LSP gives you a straight admit at Cornell for what it's worth but LSP is pretty old.

168 is a sweet spot for WUSTL (or whatever the initials are)...you'll likely get a lot of money just for bargaining purposes, you don't have to actually go there.

see: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wallacestevie

This poster got duke (ED) with money, rejected at UVA though (not ED mind you)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/MAMike

Duke ED
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/brettfavre

Etc. Just play around there to get a feel of what you're up against. I do think UVA will more likely waitlist or reject you without ED though (don't quote me on this). They have this really weird obsession with 3.85. Apply very early. Who knows, things may be different this year. Low 3.8x + 168 is nothing to be ashamed of, really.

Also, hala Madrid!

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:28 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:
Also, hala Madrid!

:D

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby moleculex17 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:59 pm

GPA: 2.84
LSAT: 178 -

Going to ED to UVA + GULC/Mich.. I know both the chances are very slim, but hopefully I can land something.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:04 pm

moleculex17 wrote:GPA: 2.84
LSAT: 178 -

Going to ED to UVA + GULC/Mich.. I know both the chances are very slim, but hopefully I can land something.

Oh shit, nice split. Good luck, I hope you get one of those 3. Why not NU?

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Blessedassurance » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:07 pm

moleculex17 wrote:GPA: 2.84
LSAT: 178 -

Going to ED to UVA + GULC/Mich.. I know both the chances are very slim, but hopefully I can land something.


Do you have work experience? If so and you like NU, it might be worth an ED.

Are you still in undergrad? If so, bringing that GPA to 3.0 could do wonders but certain schools might bite as is. 178 is a nice number.Good luck.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby confusedlaw » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:36 pm

167 3.69 gonna try and ed, wont hurt at all

UVA offered me a fee waiver so im going to ED on September first, and when that fails i will be submitting a second ED to Michigan

neither will happen, but why not

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby beachbum » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:44 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:This poster got duke (ED) with money, rejected at UVA though (not ED mind you)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/MAMike

Duke ED
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/brettfavre

Etc. Just play around there to get a feel of what you're up against. I do think UVA will more likely waitlist or reject you without ED though (don't quote me on this). They have this really weird obsession with 3.85. Apply very early. Who knows, things may be different this year. Low 3.8x + 168 is nothing to be ashamed of, really.

Also, hala Madrid!


This guy also got Duke ED with money, but it was probably just some crazy fluke in the system.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/beachbum11

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby moleculex17 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:51 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:
moleculex17 wrote:GPA: 2.84
LSAT: 178 -

Going to ED to UVA + GULC/Mich.. I know both the chances are very slim, but hopefully I can land something.


Do you have work experience? If so and you like NU, it might be worth an ED.

Are you still in undergrad? If so, bringing that GPA to 3.0 could do wonders but certain schools might bite as is. 178 is a nice number.Good luck.



Thanks guys, I hope I can see some splitter love somewhere in T14.

Unfortunately, I do not have any WE (so NU is out) and I know that most of T14 has a hard floor of 3.0. Hopefully an ED will push me over the WL along with my addendum.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby colbarfran » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:42 pm

Gonna ED UVA than Michigan/GEorgetown with a 3.1 and 170. Gonna need a miracle...

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby isaiah53 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:25 am

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:28 am

isaiah53 wrote:170
3.86

i'm torn between applying ED to nyu or columbia (don't mind paying sticker price for either). i feel like i have a slightly better chance at nyu ED but would like to give columbia a try. i'm just afraid of applying ED to columbia and getting waitlisted (maybe rejected) at both. opinions anyone?


Kind of hard to say, there aren't many data points. But:

NYU: http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... =3&type=jd

Columbia: http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... =3&type=jd

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby JDndMSW » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:48 pm

Considering an ED but I know my BF who is financially supporting me right now would rather me go to Hastings or Davis so I am not too sure yet. He says he would go anywhere with me but I know he would much rather stay local so he can keep his job :/

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby katie96 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:44 pm

3.4x/Taking October LSAT

Definitely a reach but ED-ing to NYU & would absolutely be glad to pay sticker if admitted :D

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby katie96 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:50 pm

PSUdevon wrote:N to the Y to the U checking in. 174/3.5

And yes, I'd rather pay sticker at NYU than get minor scholarships elsewhere. I'm all in.



Totally agree with you there. My GPA is close to yours and I'm hoping for a stellar score likes yours.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby law chihuahua » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:41 am

Bumping this because I also belong here. :D Have any ED people heard back yet? How's everyone's cycles going so far?

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:46 am

Anyone else doing BU? I'm excited about their new full tuition ED process :D

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby law chihuahua » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:18 pm

I seriously considered doing BU but they required me to take the TOEFL because I didn't do my undergrad in the states. It was the only school to do so, and I guess I could have applied for a waiver... but yeah. didn't get around to doing that. oh well. :( Good luck to you though!

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby Mentlegen » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:25 pm

ED to Columbia here. I would be utterly gutted if they reject me and it probably means a June retake in that case.

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby kl10qm » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:56 am

ED to Michigan here - 167, 3.9. Haven't heard back from them or any of the other schools in my cycle - some T14-T20...but I applied late October so I'm not expecting much movement right now. :(

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby iamrobk » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:51 am

I'm doing ED to Penn, 171/3.53. Hopefully only about a week until I hear back...

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby VictoryGin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:53 pm

iamrobk wrote:I'm doing ED to Penn, 171/3.53. Hopefully only about a week until I hear back...


Also EDing Penn. 170/3.55.

Good luck!

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby BigJohnso » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:24 pm

3.96/166

Eding to Chicago (wont happen lol, but did it for a shot at a miracle).

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Re: 2011-2012 ED Applicants

Postby iamrobk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:27 pm

VictoryGin wrote:
iamrobk wrote:I'm doing ED to Penn, 171/3.53. Hopefully only about a week until I hear back...


Also EDing Penn. 170/3.55.

Good luck!

Good luck to you! Looking at LSN from recent years I feel somewhat confident about our chances, but obviously it's always going to be tough.




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