Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

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RedTib
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Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby RedTib » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:43 am

I noticed yesterday that I wasn't signed up for LSAC to send my information out to schools.

Does this really help with getting scholarships and such or even getting schools to contact you and say "hey, you should apply, you're almost guaranteed to get in"?

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WhiteyCakes
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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:44 am

IMO, the only thing CRS is good for is fee waivers.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:48 am

URM ?

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby RedTib » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:54 am

CanadianWolf wrote:URM ?



Under represented Minority?
Nope.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 am

Then, as pointed out by another poster, it's good for application fee waivers.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby nickb285 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:36 am

Fee waivers make it worth it though. I applied to eight schools using fee waivers (I got more, but most were for schools in which I wasn't interested, or schools that were very clearly trying to bulk up their percentages by giving waivers to unqualified applicants--Hey there, Columbia! You must really love my 3.17!--and weren't worth the $21 LSAC fee). Figure an average of $60 per app and that's a savings of almost $500 just for clicking "yes" and deleting occasional Cooley spam.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby dingbat » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:40 am

I've gotten dozens of emails from schools in regions I'm not interested in and where my numbers are significantly above their 75%.

Seriously, if my LSAT is 15 points above your full scholly target and you're more than 1000 miles away, in buttfuck michigan or Georgia, what makes you think I'd ever consider your TTT?

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby nickb285 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:56 am

dingbat wrote:I've gotten dozens of emails from schools in regions I'm not interested in and where my numbers are significantly above their 75%.

Seriously, if my LSAT is 15 points above your full scholly target and you're more than 1000 miles away, in buttfuck michigan or Georgia, what makes you think I'd ever consider your TTT?


I dunno man, Florida Coastal seems legit.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby lisjjen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Don't knock the fee waivers though.

I wouldn't be going to UT if I hadn't have gotten a fee waiver, and even though I got into higher ranked law schools, I would go here again in a second.

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby meyersa15 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Might be a dumb question but if you are registered for CRS and have a valid LSAT score will you receive fee waivers before you register for/complete your CAS?

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Re: Does the CRS really help law schools find you?

Postby lisjjen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:36 pm

meyersa15 wrote:Might be a dumb question but if you are registered for CRS and have a valid LSAT score will you receive fee waivers before you register for/complete your CAS?


They'll start as soon as they smell you. Remember that depending on where you go to school, you're worth nearly $300k.

My advice is don't be honest. Tell them you want to go to school in Alabama and North Dakota. I told them I wanted to go to school in California or DC, and the only fee waiver I got was from USC. Berkley, UCLA, and GTown didn't give me a waiver because they knew I wanted to go there. Well jokes on them, I'm in Austin.




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