Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

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What movie should we all watch at the Spivey Consulting Firm Retreat?

The Town
21
14%
Interstellar
60
40%
Cabin in the Woods
37
25%
Logan
31
21%
 
Total votes: 149

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby WooGirl4Spivey » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:23 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
WooGirl4Spivey wrote:on many WL and strongly considering reapplying

ive seen some posters with last minute acceptances from contacting schools basically on orientation

if one isn't concerned with the financial or logistical issues, what would be the correct and appropriate way to employ this strategy

really appreciate all help


As tempting as it is to do this for you, based on your username, we really can't. It's what we help our clients with and would be unfair to them. But it can't hurt to stay in touch with each office!

Mike


totally fair and absolutely understandable

thanks

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby InterLaw » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:58 am

Hi Mike / Mike's team!

2 questions for you:

1) Being an International student, what information should I add in an e-mail requesting a fee waiver? I mean, other than the LSAT, I have basically 4 transcripts: degree transcript + 2 exchanges + summer school. Every transcript has its own evaluation (pretty different!). Should I add all of them? Just the degree one? Nothing? Can they access my LSAC file before I submit applications? That would make it a lot easier ("just watch my file").

2)I am interested in some school even (not just) because of their double degree options. Is this a thing you would say in a "why x" statement? I'm concerned that they could read it as "so your interest is not in our LS, but in (say) the Business School x or whatever". This is clearly not the case, and I see a concurrent degree as a added value for a law school, but I wasn't sure if I should explicitly state that or not.

PLEASE DON'T QUOTE - I am pretty much recognizable!

Thank you for all the support you all give us here - you're great!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Inter[Stellar}Law

1. I would let them find you first, always the best way. If your LSAT is what they are looking for, easy peasy. If not, I think it is often more successful to go the need route, if you have true need, than merit, because in a sense they have already dinged you on the merit free app end (or made a mistake in their CRS). If you ask now, for some schools you will get a "be patient we will find you if you qualify" and that could go in your file.

2. For sure. Why essays are yield protect. If they have a program you want, that's YP

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:07 pm

It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby TexasENG » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:19 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:49 pm

TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby jamesmangi » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:41 pm

Hi Mike!

Still on Penn's WL. I've sent letters and emails demonstrating interest. Anything else I can do? Any news on Penn's WL? Let me know --- thank you.

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:01 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

Is there a buy in? I'm only mildly informed about football and I love free advice so all in all I think I can help you win again

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:11 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

Is there a buy in? I'm only mildly informed about football and I love free advice so all in all I think I can help you win again


It's free!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:14 pm

jamesmangi wrote:Hi Mike!

Still on Penn's WL. I've sent letters and emails demonstrating interest. Anything else I can do? Any news on Penn's WL? Let me know --- thank you.


I think we've done several podcasts on this. If you can't find on our blog or google let me know!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby AJordan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:21 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

Is there a buy in? I'm only mildly informed about football and I love free advice so all in all I think I can help you win again


It's free!


Auction/Snake/SS draft?

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:29 pm

AJordan wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

Is there a buy in? I'm only mildly informed about football and I love free advice so all in all I think I can help you win again


It's free!


Auction/Snake/SS draft?


Snake. Unless SS is something really cool, I'm not aware of that.

I love auction but unless we can all meet in Vegas, snake is much more practical.

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby AJordan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:37 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
AJordan wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!


I got ripped off last year, I guess I should have called off the hounds when I was playing Spivey if I wanted my calls :wink: .


Still had a blast playing though, and Spivey dropped some knowledge bombs throughout the league year. People should definitely sign up to play!


Yes, I liked it better when people who didn't know anything about football but wanted free advice or to be nice to me and fill my league played, and I ended up calling myself for an hour at the end :)

Is there a buy in? I'm only mildly informed about football and I love free advice so all in all I think I can help you win again


It's free!


Auction/Snake/SS draft?


Snake. Unless SS is something really cool, I'm not aware of that.

I love auction but unless we can all meet in Vegas, snake is much more practical.


I guess my friends and I just specify between all-at-once drafts (snake) or a prolonged Google docs draft (spreadsheet) since we're so spread out that it makes it difficult to get us all in one client at one time for a draft. Anyway, I'm in if you need a body. Bouncing back and forth between Germany and Korea all month but I can make time.

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby rowdy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:35 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!

I'm in if there are still spots, I'll commish if no one else wants to.

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby tofuspeedstar » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:40 pm

Mr. Spivey,

I would like to use this post as confirmation that I would like a spot in your 2017-2018 fantasy football league.


Thanks,
Tofu

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:52 pm

I am not sure if my spot is already held, but consider me joined! It will be a privilege to lose to you fine people.

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Postby 88234 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:57 pm

Consider me in!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby chargers21 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Depending on draft date I should be in

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby twiix » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm in for FF if spots are available.

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Postby Hennessy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm in for FF pick if still available. Thanks!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby InterLaw » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:49 am

MikeSpivey wrote:Inter[Stellar}Law


Thanks a lot! My lsat is pretty strong actually, I hope to receive some waiver before mid Sept, I'd like to send applications in that period!
(I listened very carefully to your podcast about app timing tho, so I won't rush if I'm not perfectly done with every detail!)

Unfortunately, it's hard to follow NFL from overseas... I have to fold the FF league :cry:

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby MikeSpivey » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:16 am

rowdy wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:It's about that time for our TLS Fantasy Football League!

Winner gets two free admissions or employment calls with me.
Loser has to answer my work texts for a month. :)

Who wants to be Commissioner???? please please!

I'm in if there are still spots, I'll commish if no one else wants to.


You the man! And the commish! We used ESPN last year, worked well. Can we shoot for a 12 team snake draft? Then we can do a poll on draft dates.

I need to send you my email, and the email of two others. I'll do that in a PM!

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Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Postby rowdy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:11 pm

We need one more for a 12 team league. I'll PM those who have committed so far for emails.

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Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:37 pm

I'm in.

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Postby rowdy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:01 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:I'm in.


PM'd, and with you we are tentatively full. We'll see if anyone backs out.


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